MayWorks Festival of Labour and the Arts 2018 Call for Submissions

Posted November 20th, 2017

Event Submission Form

The theme for MayWorks 2018 is “Human Needs – Neither Optional or Negotiable”.  We examine the struggle of working people to maintain hard fought victories and forestall defeats in the face of corporate and government push for austerity as well as ownership and control of all the supplies of food, water, energy and production. We also want to challenge those who attempt to silence or discredit those who raise their voices in protest on behalf of the people with no voice!

MayWorks was first established as a Festival of Labour and the Arts in Winnipeg in 1994 as part of the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the 1919 general strike in Winnipeg. There are MayWorks Festivals in many other Canadian cities in May and all celebrate the contributions of working people through various forms of artistic expressions, displays, or other relevant expressions.

All artists, organizations, or anyone proposing an event are requested to submit this form on or before Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 5:00PM to MayWorks at

Submissions received will be reviewed and a decision made regarding acceptance into MayWorks 2018.

Terms and conditions:

There are no fees associated with being part of the Festival;

The event will be relevant to the MayWorks theme and mandate;

Organizer(s) of an event are responsible for venue, tickets and any support required for holding the event  and are required to promote the event independently;

Events are also expected to promote the MayWorks Festival at their event;

MayWorks provides overall publicity for the Festival and will:

         promote your organization and event in our online and print calendar;

         include you in our event listings and large festival media release, launched in May;

         offer advice in promoting your event(s);

Please provide the following details:

Name (artist or organization which is making the submission): 

Contact information (email and telephone number): 

Description of project/event (please explain how your project addresses the theme or how it fits the overall mandate of MayWorks):

The following is for the promotion of your event (the information you provide here will be how the event is advertised in MayWorks promotional material so please ensure it is accurate):

Day(s), date(s) and time(s) of event: 

Event name or title:

Event description (not to exceed 150 words – though we reserve the right to edit):

Event location:

Ticket price and, if applicable, where tickets can be purchased in advance:

For more information: (provide a reliable way you can be contacted about the event)