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Ottawa: Applications for the 2019 UPROAR arts festival are now open

Monday, January 7, 2019

UPROAR arts festival is a new multidisciplinary arts festival in Ottawa Ontario, that showcases work by female and genderqueer artists.

The festival will run from August 8th to 10th 2019 at Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue).

If you’re a female or genderqueer artist with a cool project, we want to hear from you!


Applications open: Monday January 7th, 2019 at 9AM EST

Application close: Monday February 25th, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

Late applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified by the end of April.


To be eligible your team must be:

  • minimum 80% female-identifying or genderqueer. This includes performers, producers, directors, designers, etc.

Applications with the following criteria will also be given priority:

  • teams with at least 75% Ottawa-based artists
  • artists who self-identify with one or more of the Ontario Arts Council priority groups

You’ll be able to edit your application after you submit, up until the final submission deadline (11:59PM on February 25th).

You should receive a confirmation email after you submit. If you don’t please reach out to us to confirm we got your application. 



What does multidisciplinary include?

We’re looking for all types of artists to apply! This includes theatre groups, musicians, poets, visual artists, comedians, dancers, artisans, etc.

Can only local (Ottawa-Gatineau region) artists apply?

Not at all! We welcome artists from anywhere to apply, but priority will be given to local artists.

Not everyone in my group is from Ottawa. Are we still “Ottawa-based”?

We consider teams “Ottawa-based” if 75% or more of your group reside in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Does my team need to be made up of entirely female or genderqueer artists?

No, but 80% (or more) of your team (including producers, directors, performers, etc) must be female-identifying or genderqueer.

What are the Ontario Arts Council Priority Groups?

For more information about the OAC’s priority groups, please check out this link:

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