Toronto Burlesque Festival 2019 Application Form
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 (by 11:59pm Eastern Time)
Artists will hear by: April 1, 2019
Provisional Artists will hear by: May 15, 2019
Festival Dates: July 18-21, 2019

Thank you for applying to the 12th annual Toronto Burlesque Festival! Our goal is to showcase the best in local, national and international talent, while providing opportunities for performers to network together and build community.
We are looking for your most spectacular performance proposals. We welcome acts suited for the main stages, intimate numbers in the round, explosive performances on the bar, aerial acts suspended overhead, and more. We are seeking a vivid mixture of solo striptease, troupe and duo acts, as well as drag, singing, cosplay, circus, aerial, and sideshow numbers. We encourage diverse, leading edge numbers that show masterful use of costume, comedy, character, satire, politics, glamour, production value, and beyond.
With your performance application, we are also welcoming workshop proposals to teach at TBF Burlesque University!

Applications require video footage of the act you are to perform at the festival.
Acceptances will be sent out April 1st.
If you sent in an application with an act that is not yet completed (still in development) and we are interested in your proposal you will be given “Provisional status." You must send in video footage of your rehearsal by May 1st and if accepted, your confirmation will be sent by May 15.

Successful applicants will receive an honorarium, a pass to attend all festival shows, a discount for one guest general admission, and more. We regret that we cannot pay for hotel and travel for out-of-town guests, but we will attempt to assist with introductions to local community members who may be able to host guests.

Please submit one act and up to two workshops per application. You are welcome to submit as many applications as you wish. Early application costs $15.00 CAD until Jan 7th. Applications Jan 8 - Mar 1 costs $20.00 CAD.

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