Call for Submissions: Rendezvous with Madness Festival 2022

Workman Arts: Rendezvous with Madness Festival 2022
Exhibition, Film and Theatre/Performances Open Call For Submissions

Extended Deadline: Friday, May 13, 2022 at 5 PM EDT
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The Rendezvous with Madness Festival (RWM) presented by Workman Arts is the first and largest arts and mental health festival and public discussion forum that returns to Toronto from October 27 – November 6, 2022 for its 30th edition and is currently seeking submissions for exhibition, film and theatre/performances in Toronto, Canada. There is no fee to submit and artist fees are paid for all works presented.

The festival presents local, national and international work exploring themes of mental health and/or addiction issues. RWM is a multidisciplinary festival that includes visual art, performance, music, theatre and dance in addition to its core emphasis on film and media arts, panel discussions and in-conversation events.

*NOTE* At this time we are planning for a hybrid festival that is both onsite and online. We will keep our audiences updated on any changes.

Festival Accessibility
The Rendezvous With Madness Festival is committed to values of inclusivity and accessibility for all guests, staff, volunteers and artists. We’re listening and learning from our community to help us address barriers and open opportunities for anyone interested in engaging with the growing dialogue about mental health and/or addictions. Event-specific accessibility initiatives are indicated on each program page. For more about accessibility at the festival, please see the accessibility information page on our website.

Workman Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization that promotes a greater understanding of mental health and addiction issues through creation and presentation. We support artists with lived experience through peer-to-peer arts education, public presentations and partnerships with the broader arts community. For more information, visit

Workman Arts
1025 Queen Street West #2400
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4
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Rendezvous With Madness is made possible thanks to generous support from: