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Call for proposals Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada 2023 Conference


The conference theme for 2023 is: "A penny for a thought, a nickel for a story."

In every culture, stories are full of wisdom, and make us reflect on our role, our hopes and our memories. In 2023, we will gather at the centre of the universe, in Sudbury, to share stories from all over the world and spread their beauty around!

We are calling for proposals from experienced professional storytellers for the next SC-CC conference, which will be held in Sudbury, Ontario, from May 30 to June 3, 2023. We are looking for artists to perform in the concerts and also to give Master classes and/or workshops reflecting the diversity inherent to oral tradition. We wish to support storytellers in their efforts to showcase their talents.

  • We're planning two shows: a storytelling concert featuring one or more artists, and a music - and possibly dance - show.

  • You can submit your proposals in French or in English. We encourage you to submit bilingual concert and workshop proposals.

  • We will review all received proposals, but only a few will be selected. All applicants will be informed of our decision by December 15, 2022.

Deadline for receiving proposals is Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Artist Fees

This is a shared fee if more than one artist is included in your proposal.

  • Friday June 2 and Saturday June 3 Workshops/Presentations

    • $500 for 2 ½ hour workshop 25 to 35 participants- minimum 10 

    • $300 for 1 ½ hour workshop 25 to 35 participants- minimum 10

  • June 2 and 3 evening Concerts

    • $250 for a 20-minute public evening concert performance. You may propose two or three shorter stories which add up to 20 minutes. 

There is no subsidy available for travel and accommodation costs, but we encourage artists to apply independently to Arts Councils for this support. A letter of proposal acceptance will be available, if requested, for any artist selected for Conference.

You will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Full Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone and Email 

  • Professional profile: headshot and a two-line biographical statement

  • Video sample or website links of samples of your performance/workshop OR two recent professional letters of recommendation

  • Title and Description of

    • Concert Performance

    • Workshop: an experienced facilitator(s) leading interactive activities as specified in full workshop description

    • Presentation: a lecture or panel discussion by experienced facilitators exploring relevant storytelling topics

  • Indicate if the Workshop is primarily for beginning, intermediate or experienced tellers or, in some cases, for all levels

  • Indicate the maximum number of participants preferred 

  • Specify the length of time (90 or 180 minutes)

  • Specify language (French, English, Bilingual, other) and if the artist can provide interpretation

If you are sending more than one proposal, please submit each separately.

Apply online at

Deadline for receiving proposals is Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Questions can be sent to Conference 2023 Chair, Patrick Breton at 

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