Day of Pink Call for Artists!!


The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity is seeking local artists to participate in the annual Day of Pink Event in Ottawa. This years event takes place at the Landsdowne Complex on the historic Rideau Canal in Canada’s Capital on April 12th. The Day of Pink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world and we plan on having an amazing party featuring music, art, dance, spoken word, guest speakers and performance art. As Canada is celebrating 150 years, we thought it would be a perfect time to recognise that 10% of the population identify as LGBTQA. 
SO:We’re calling out to find 15 artists/groups to help us celebrate, educate and participate in 15: 150 Years of Diversity.  
The deal: This event will occur on April 12th 2017. Featured host Amanda Rheaume will be joined by various performers, artists and speakers for a two hour event marking this important day. Last year’s event pulled in thousands of people. Will you be featured this year?
  • Anyone who makes Ottawa-Gatineau their home may apply.
  • Priority will be given to artists who identify as LGBTQA and are active in supporting diversity in the region. 
  • Each piece should function as either a part of the live show on the main stage, an installation piece or something that could be ongoing for the duration of the event.
  • Projects and participants will be adjudicated by a panel and evaluated on the basis of inclusion, diversity, positive message, artistic merit and viability within the scope of the project. 
  • Each participant will be paid an honorarium for their work. The final amount is still pending funding.
  • Performers will not be considered if their content is deemed discriminatory/oppressive/violent.
  • Amateur performers will be given an opportunity to be coached and mentored in the weeks prior to the showcase, so don;t feel you need lots of experience to be considered.
  • Backlining and technical support provided
  • Applicants should send a resume and/or links to relevant work and a short description of what it is they intend to present if application is successful. Photos, visual, descriptions, reviews and previous works may be submitted.
The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) promotes diversity in gender identity, gender expression, and romantic and/or sexual orientation in all its forms. The CCGSD was established to support and empower work happening on a collaborative and/or collective level between and within territories, provinces, and nations of peoples such as Canadians, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. See our website for more information.
Please contact Teri Loretto at for details and expressions of interest.