Open Call for Proposals

The Cana­di­an New Music Net­work invites mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate in the Open Call for Pro­pos­als for Forum 2020, tak­ing place in Regi­na from May 21 to 24, 2020. Find out more details about the 14th edi­tion of CNM­N’s Forum here.

Forum 2020 — Lis­ten up — cel­e­brates the spir­it of activism and inclu­sion through five themes:

Access, Com­mu­ni­ty, Indige­nous Resur­gence, Land and Tech­nol­o­gy-Inno­va­tion.

We wel­come pro­pos­als for 

  1. 15-minute (demo-)presentations (with a sub­se­quent 5‑minute round of ques­tions) engag­ing with one of the five themes. Select­ed pre­sen­ters  will be invit­ed to join in a group dis­cus­sion with oth­er ses­sion mem­bers and participants.
  2. Pro­pos­als are also encour­aged for 20- or 40-minute work­shops engag­ing Forum par­tic­i­pants in one of the five themes.
  3. Pro­pos­als for sound-art works and per­for­mances (20-minute max­i­mum) with an expla­na­tion of how they relate to one or more of the themes are also accepted.

Appli­ca­tions that encour­age par­tic­i­pa­to­ry or mutu­al learn­ing ele­ments are most high­ly encouraged. 

Par­tic­i­pants whose pro­pos­als are select­ed will have their trav­el and accom­mo­da­tions cov­ered, as well as the Forum fee waived. The jury for the Open Call is com­prised of CNM­N’s mem­ber­ship from across the coun­try. Any­one work­ing in the cre­ation or pre­sen­ta­tion of new cre­ative music and sound is encour­aged to apply! Appli­ca­tions in FR and EN accepted.

Please send the fol­low­ing appli­ca­tion mate­ri­als to Ter­ri Hron: dir@reseaumusiquesnouvelles.ca by Jan­u­ary 24 Feb­ru­ary 3, 2020

In one doc­u­ment (.doc or .docx pre­ferred, but .odt, .rtf and .pdf accept­ed), the following: 

  • Legal and pre­ferred name
  • Postal address, email address and phone number.
  • 100-word bio (for the Forum program)
  • Per­son­al web­site URL and/or Soundcloud/Vimeo
  • Short 100-word pre­sen­ta­tion or 200-word work­shop blurb (for the Forum program)
  • 500-word (max­i­mum) pre­sen­ta­tion or work­shop pro­pos­al
    CV (max­i­mum 3 pages)

Please also send: 

  • A high-res­o­lu­tion pho­to of your­self (2MB max) (for the Forum program)