Call for Submissions: Grand River Arts Festival 2024

Call for Artists & Theatre Performances: Grand River Arts Festival at Glenhyrst Art Gallery

Application Deadline (Call for Artists): May 1, 2024
Application Deadline (10 Minute Play Competition): April 29, 2024
Event Dates: September 20 & 21, 2024

The annual Grand River Arts Festival is a celebration and exhibition of visual arts, music, and theatre, held on the historic grounds of Glenhyrst Art Gallery in Brantford, ON, on September 20 and 21, 2024.

In 2023 over 35 artist vendors participated, 18 theatre troupes presented, and 11 musicians performed. Over 2500 patrons attended the event.

Call for Artists

Are you a practising artist who would like to be part of the Grand River Arts Festival with a selling table? If so, please complete the application at to acknowledge your interest.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024
Selected artists will be notified by: May 31, 2024

10-Minute Play Competition

The 10-Minute Play Competition is a fast-paced, exciting theatre competition taking place at the Grand River Arts Festival this September. Performances will go head-to-head in front of a live audience, and will be scored by a panel of judges. The 3 best plays will be awarded cash prizes.

Actors and troupes interested in competing need to complete this form at to register their entry and submit their script for consideration.

Selected submissions will be invited to produce their play at the competition.

Application Deadline: April 29, 2024
Play selections will be announced by: May 13, 2024

For more information, please contact:
Glenhyrst Art Gallery
20 Ava Road
Brantford ON N3T 5G9
(519) 756-5932

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