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Fresh Ground’s Call for Submissions

Fresh Ground new works
Call for Submissions for Harbourfront Centre’s national commissioning prizes
Submission deadline: MONDAY JANUARY 30, 2012

Harbourfront Centre is pleased to issue the fifth Call for Submissions for the national commissioning programme, Fresh Ground new works. Prize-winners will receive funding of up to $20,000 toward the creation and presentation of their projects during Harbourfront Centre’s 2013-2014 season.

A key facet of Harbourfront Centre’s mandate is championing the creation of new artistic works, providing a forum for originality, invention and inspiration. Through Fresh Ground new works, over $400,000 has been granted to 19 new interdisciplinary Canadian works created by artists and companies from across the country since 2004.

In 2012, a maximum prize of $20,000 will be awarded to each of the winning projects which successfully fulfill the selection panel’s criteria for a new, collaborative multidisciplinary artistic creation. As in previous years, the work must be original, never before presented or performed, and be ready for presentation or installation at Harbourfront Centre between September 2013 and June 2014.

Potential applicants should visit for detailed information on proposal criteria and submission instructions. Briefly, proposals should:

– focus on Harbourfront Centre’s unique site, its relationship to the surrounding area, its history, environment and role as a gateway to the city;
– demonstrate an understanding of and be complementary to Harbourfront Centre’s mission and vision;
– engage the widest possible audience.

The Call for Submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2012.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal and will be notified by Thursday, March 1, 2012.

For more information on Fresh Ground new works, the first 14 award-winning projects and the five projects being presented this season, as well as guidelines on applying for funding, please visit