Eligibility: Our exhibit is open to submissions from all visual artists, storytellers, filmmakers, photographers, and spoken word artists interested in celebrating Muslim contributions to Canada.
Pre-Amble: All submissions are welcome adhering to the guidelines noted below. Final decision will be at the discretion of the Selection Committee (made up of culturally and professionally diverse community members) to ensure that submissions adhere to the objectives of MuslimFest and the theme of the exhibit. Upon final selection, the Selection Committee will determine how and where the submission will be presented based on the submission type and and objectives of MuslimFest and its exhibit.
Due to the family-friendly nature of our festival, all persons submitting their work to the exhibit will conduct themselves in a professional, responsible, and respectful manner if they are in attendance at MuslimFest, including refraining from using unsuitable language, behaving in an objectionable fashion, committing any act(s) that can potentially endanger and/or harm the audience. Primarily for onstage performances such acts include, but are not limited to, inviting members of the audience onto the stage; throwing objects into and/or onto the audience; jumping into and/or onto the audience; and encouraging inappropriate, dangerous, violent, and/or rowdy behaviour among audience members.
All persons submitting their work to the exhibit will refrain from damaging the venue of the exhibit. Any damage or disruption caused to the venue of the exhibit shall be rectified immediately at the the person’s expense.
General Guidelines: For the purpose of this exhibit, we will accept the following genres: visual art (2D, 3D, digital), film submissions, short stories, spoken word, and photography. This exhibit will accept submissions that may have been produced previously, however, submissions must not be copies, derivatives, or based in any way on other copyrighted or published work. Submitter or their representatives are not required to be in attendance for the exhibit.
Content of Submission:
- Content messaging adheres to celebrating contributions of Muslims to Canada.
- Content is free from any form of discrimination based on sex, age, colour, race, disability, sexuality, social or economic status, lifestyle, culture, or political or religious beliefs.
- Content is free from all forms of foul and vulgar language.
- Content is sensitive to the cultural and social sensibilities of all audience at MuslimFest.
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Disclaimer: I understand that applications will be assessed on an on-going basis and capacity may fill-up before the June 9th, 2017 deadline. I also understand that while MuslimFest will take care of storage and transportation costs once the art piece is in its possession, applicants are responsible for mailing/shipping (and associated costs) the intended art piece(s) by June 30th, 2017.