MayWorks 2011 Call for Submissions

Posted December 21st, 2010

Call For Submissions
MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts 2011
Deadline February 11, 2011

We shall not give up the fight,
We have only started …
Together we’ll have victory,
Hand holding hand …
Never ever put to flight,
We are bound to win …
We shall not give up the fight,
We have only started.

“We Shall Not Give Up the Fight” (South African Freedom Song)

From this well known song of the struggle against apartheid MayWorks takes the theme for its 2011 Festival of Labour and the Arts.

Resistance to unjust conditions and the struggle to change the world has inspired generations of artist/activists to create art that represents the times they live in. MayWorks invites artists to explore the issues and struggles of today using the theme “We shall not give up the fight, we have only started”.

MayWorks is a multi-disciplinary festival that focuses on working class themes. Founded in 1994 on the 75th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike MayWorks is now in its 17th year of representing working class art. Festival events will take place in the month of May 2011. We would like you to be part of this year’s MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts.

Please submit an outline (50 to 75 words in length) of the proposed project to MayWorks by the February 11, 2011 deadline. The proposal also needs to include information concerning date, time and venue for the project/event.

Proposals will be reviewed by the MayWorks Board and artists will be contacted if their submission is accepted for inclusion in the 2011 programme.

Submissions may be submitted by email to