The Brampton Winter Lights Festival is an annual public event, where downtown Brampton really comes to life. This year it will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  

The main feature of the event is the lighting of the big Christmas tree in Ken Whillans Square. There are also displays and performances which capture the community and culture of Brampton. 

The City of Brampton has issued a call for artists and performers to showcase their talent for the Winter Lights Festival as a part of creating compelling experiences and a unique environment. 

Artists and performers are invited to submit their proposals to the City of Brampton, with the deadline to apply: October 14, 2019. Successful applicants will be contacted by October 21, following an evaluation process and will be required to sign a service contract with the city. 

Activations will be selected after an evaluation process by the city according to their basis on artistic merit, originality, and their ability to integrate within the festival’s spirit, energy and scale. They may be local, regional, or national. 

Categories may range from but are not limited to:

  • Visual Arts: interactive light installations, displays, or photo opportunities for Instagrammable moments
  • Dance: traditional, classical, and contemporary dance styles
  • Multi-Arts / Inter-Arts: unique collaborations across art forms
  • Music: Pop-up performances in a variety of styles and genres
  • Theatre: theatre acts which are family-friendly, acts for young audiences, acts involving clowns and puppetry

Acts and art pieces should engage audience interaction and must be considerate of public safety and visibility; they should be safely installed or performed outdoors amongst large crowds present at all hours and weather conditions. 

Each project will be allocated a compensation fee of $500 in line with standardized industry rates, with costs for materials and production considered as part of the proposal up to an additional maximum of $1,500.

Apply right here if you’re interested.