Nuit Blanche Regina 2019 - Artist Application

Deadline to apply:
- May 15, 2019 at 11:59pm

Standard artist fee:
- $700 including materials/equipment

On Sunday, September 29th, 2019 Regina’s second annual Nuit Blanche festival will take place downtown at the City Square Plaza, Victoria Park, and FW Hill Mall. Nuit Blanche Regina is a free, night time event that promotes the exploration of the city and creation of dialogue through art.

Nuit Blanche Regina will showcase a diversity of artists and performers making projection based and electronic works, as well as artists making more traditional works that have an aspect of light, including theatre, dance, music, spoken word, and sculpture. The artworks will bring attention to downtown Regina by turning it into a vibrant and glowing space at night.

By taking place outdoors, Nuit Blanche Regina encourages artists to consider nature and urban spaces when developing their work. The artworks will be installed in Victoria Park, its surrounding streets and alleyways, as well as in storefronts and on sides of buildings in downtown Regina.

Emerging and experienced visual and performing artists are encouraged to participate in this open call for artists. Community organizations and school groups wanting to create group art projects with an aspect of light are also welcome to apply.

Reflections of the Land

This year’s festival theme invites artists and community to reflect upon the past, present and future stories of place and space, as it pertains to our relationship to this specific territory. The theme Reflections of the Land reminds us of the way we occupy, immigrate, move and build space, debating the sense of belonging and the constant journey between places. The concept of land helps us to go beyond the tangibility of the place, exploring time-space, oral cultures and memories, potentialities of places, and fictional or unreal locations. The land unfolds itself in many narratives, aesthetics and characters. Nuit Blanche Regina 2019 invites artists to use light and multimedia art forms while considering the intersectionality of the environment we live in and the stories created in and amongst it. What is our connection to this place and how might those implications affect how we exist here?

The proposed projects must:
-Run from 7pm until midnight on Sunday, September 29, 2019 (Performances can take place at scheduled times throughout the night)
-Be site specific: located in Victoria Park, City Square Plaza, or FW Hill Mall
-Happen in any weather
-Be of a large scale
-Be suitable for all ages and accessible to all people
-Be installable and removable without damage to City property, and will not block a sidewalk or road

Questions? Email us:

Email address *
First and last name *
Address *
Phone number *
Social media links
Artist bio (500 word max) *
Images of past work (5 images max, 10 MB max) *
Project title *
Project description (500 word max) *
Project summary in one sentence (30 word max) *
Project images and renderings (5 files max, 10 MB max) *
Chose the best spot on the map for your artwork *
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What would be your second choice on the map? *
Would you like to tell us more about your submission?
Technical Requirements
Artists are responsible for providing their own materials and equipment.
Are you using power? List how many outlets you will need.
Are you using projectors? If yes, describe which wall/surface you will project onto. (Nuit Blanche Regina will coordinate space.)
Will there be sound? *
Are you installing a structure larger than 10'x10'? If yes, please describe.
Do you need to stake anything into the ground? *
Is your budget above the $700 artist fee? If so please attach a detailed budget in PDF. A limited amount of additional funding may be available but is not guaranteed. If you are applying for the standard $700 fee you don't need to submit a budget.
I declare that the statements and information in this application are accurate and complete. *
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