The creative listening laboratory/magazine Soundry is launching a new publication/listening project called Secrets. It’s an audio show of anonymous audio secrets that hopes to “connect strangers with strangers through the human voice.” We listened to the first episode, Tasting Room – it’s beautiful, heartbreaking and intriguing (it is also super short – listen below.)
They are looking for your secrets for upcoming episodes. Learn more on the project page and use the submission form anytime. Your submission is anonymous and will be read aloud by an anonymous stranger.
The OBEY Convention (based in Halifax, NS) is a yearly festival that showcases local and international cross-genre experimental music and art. They are currently on the hunt for adventurous concepts that intimately combine music and art in a bizarre live performance, with at least one proposal being chosen as a free event during the fest – sometime between May 22-25.
The winning proposal will receive a $250 honorarium and three free passes to the festival. Nice deal. Are you an adventurous art weirdo? View full guidelines here, and send your idea to email@example.com by March 7, 2014.
The bpNichol Chapbook Award recognizes excellence in Canadian poetry published in chapbook form. The prize is awarded to a poetry chapbook judged to be the best submitted. The author receives $2,000 and the publisher receives $500. Full guidelines here. Submit by March 31, 2014.
The “sexy and sensual” literary arts magazine In My Bed is currently seeking submissions for its five upcoming issues, all of which have varying titillating themes like Menage a Trois, Sex Toys, and the Tongue. Visit the submissions page for more info, deadlines and guidelines.
Call for Submissions: Art Spin 2014 (Toronto, ON)
Now in its sixth year, Art Spin is basically a bike art crawl – a big group of cyclists trawl the city and stop at various curated stops, including galleries, studios and live performances. They are opening their call for submissions for the 2014 event, which takes place over three tours on Thursday, June 26th, Thursday, July 31st and Thursday, August 28th. Projects from all disciplines will be considered, but the group issues the caveat: “Artists should keep in mind the large number of participants on Art Spin tours. Projects that can be easily viewed/experienced by larger groups are more successful as well as interactive projects.”
Fun! Find out more at the guidelines page. Deadline for submissions is March 7, 2014.