Some phrases we love & stand by:
"it's about the process, not the product"
"when everyone is included, everyone wins"
"it is okay to be in a place of questioning"
"make mistakes - it's a part of the journey"
"everyone deserves a chance"
"be unapologetically you"
"we are a part of all that we have met"
"in every community there is work to be done"
"a new angle or perspective is the key to growth"
"you never stop progressing and moving forward"
"dance like nobody's watching"
"movement connects us all"
We are committed to inclusive selection processes and environments for our events. We encourage submissions from artists across all cultures, backgrounds, and abilities, with specific attention to equity seeking communities.
Emerging Artist Definition
How do we define an emerging artist? Simply, we don’t! If the term emerging artist in any way resonates with you, then welcome aboard! We have had artists as old as 81 and as young as 12 be a part of our festival. The possibilities are endless. We let you self-identify.
Discrimination & Harassment Policy
We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on age, ancestry, citizenship, religion, colour, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender identity, marital status, sex, place of origin, level of movement ability, political affiliation, race, record of offences, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristics.
Unfortunately, our venue for this year's festival is not wheelchair accessible. We are working towards finding a large accessible venue that suits our needs and budget for our future. For events moving forward (past 2020), we will be striving to engage with accessibility from the ground up; hoping to build upon progress we make year after year.
Please advise us if you require alternative formats of any information listed on our website or need to submit an application in an alternative format. We are committed to working with you the best we can with the resources available!