Open Calls

Each year, two Open Calls are held for artists to propose pieces that will enhance the audience experience of Nuit Blanche Winnipeg. Projects are selected by a jury of artists and art professionals and are featured around Winnipeg in our three zones.

This is a call inviting artists working in all artistic mediums to submit projects- performance artists, installation artists, textile artists, graphic designers, media artists, architects and general creative thinkers – with a performance, exhibition or installation that will enthrall, excite and possibly introduce Winnipeggers to something they have never seen or experienced before.

The submission deadline for both calls is May 15, 2017. May 25, 2017.

Emerging Voices invites contemporary art submissions from Manitoba post-secondary student artists. An honorarium of $500 is provided to each selected project. On the night of NBW one Emerging Voices artist will receive the $2,000 first place cash prize, generously sponsored by Winnipeg artist Jeff Funnell.

Emerging Voices Application
Submission Guidelines

Illuminate the Night invites submissions from any Canadian artist or group of artists. Projects that present a unique and engaging interpretation of the theme of “Illuminate the Night” are encouraged. Projects that utilize audience interaction, light and / or illumination are desired. An honorarium of $2,000 is provided to each selected project.

Illuminate the Night Application
Submission Guidelines

Monica Derksen, Project Coordinator

Image Credit: NBW2016 – The Apparatus by Shaun de Rooy at Stephen Juba Park. Photo by Ian Walsh Photo.


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The honorariums provided to all artists selected for both Open Calls are made possible by the Winnipeg Arts Council, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg’s Producing Partner.