Expanse 2023 

The Future is Ours

What are we going to do with it?

For the 2023 Season of Expanse, we are asking: what will our world look like in the future? 

 What worries us? What excites us? What inspires us? How do we move forward together?

Do you have new work that explores these themes? 

We are welcoming folks to share in this artistic journey!

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN – Until June 20th, 2022

Expanse is a 10 day Movement Arts Festival that focuses on body-based work from a cross-section of artists. Expanse offers opportunity, inspiration, education, and community for artists and audiences who share a love and curiosity in physical performance.

The festival has two main streams: a Performance Series of performance works by local, regional, national and international artists and the Expanse Community Outreach Program which encompasses a number of activities through which the festival interacts with the Edmonton Community at large.

We support and encourage the sharing of space and stories from all bodies, lands and languages. Many experiences and stories have yet to be experienced and shared on our stages. We acknowledge this and actively strive to change it. All experience levels are welcome, from artists just starting their performing/creating practices to established artists in the community, we want to share in your work!


Submissions for this project are open to all. If you have yet to see your story on stage, we are here to listen, learn and create together.


We are a company that focuses on: 

  • Theatre 
  • Dance Theatre
  • Dance
  • New and Established Work
  • Play Readings 
  • Staged Readings
  • Performance Art 
  • Multimedia 
  • Workshops


If you have a piece that falls into the category and aligns with our theme of this coming year please do submit! We accept submissions that range from being seeds of ideas to those that are full-fledged productions. We are here to celebrate every stage of the process! Don’t let the idea of perfection impede you from submitting your work.

Other programs that are part of Expanse


Specifically For New Dance Creation, look to the Good Women Dance Collective Curation – Submission open in September 2022


Specifically to be a part of our Lobbyists Submissions Open December 2022 – January 2023

For our mainstages, Azimuth Theatre acts as a presenter, meaning we will support producing companies and collectives by offering a presenting fee for performances. We also offer in-kind support (marketing, social media, ticketing, accessibility support, letters of support, etc.). 


These fees are negotiated based on industry standards as well as the needs of the specific projects. We are also happy to collaborate with co-productions and tours. 

We hope to let folks know if they have been successful in their application by the latest, June 30th, 2022

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