Summerworks Festival 2018

SummerWorks is a curated festival recognized nationally and internationally as a launching pad for new and experimental work. We are interested in continuously re-imagining and innovating the possibilities for performance- how it is created, presented and experienced.

As a festival that brings together performance nationally and internationally, we wish to acknowledge that SummerWorks takes place on the traditional territory, Tkaronto, “Where the Trees Meet the Water,” “The Gathering Place” of the Mississauga, Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat Nations. As we come together we pay our respects to all our relations who have gathered and will continue to gather in this place.

The SummerWorks Performance Festival is Canada’s largest curated performance festival. Widely recognized as one of the most important platforms for launching new Canadian work, this year’s 11-day festival features 52 unique projects as well as social events and workshops.

SummerWorks supports work that has a clear artistic vision and explores a specific aesthetic. It encourages risk, questions, and creative exploration while insisting on accessibility, integrity, and professionalism. SummerWorks is the place where dedicated, professional artists are free to explore new territory and take artistic risks.