MAY 10 – 17, 2019


An eight-day workshop offering participants access into the working processes, methodologies, and approaches of five internationally-established artists including: Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith (Germany), Francesco Kiais (Italy-Greece), PASHIAS (Cyprus), Alexandra Zierle (Germany-United Kingdom), and Beau Coleman (Canada). Workshop participants will receive one-on-one mentoring and present their own original performances as part of the Zero Gravity International Performance Art FESTIVAL (May 16-19).

Call for Applications | Deadline: May 1, 2019

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This eight-day International Performance Art Workshop, co-facilitated by Beau Coleman (Canada), Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith (Germany), Francesco Kiais (Italy – Greece), PASHIAS (Cyprus), and Alexandra Zierle (Germany – UK), offers an exclusive and intense access into the working processes of five internationally-established performance artists.

Participants will experience an array of methodologies and approaches to performance art, whilst being actively encouraged to delve into new and unchartered territory. The workshop includes solo and group exercises within an intensive, experimental and experiential context. Each participant will receive 1-to-1 mentoring during the development of their own original performance art work, that will be presented to the public on May 16th, as part of the Zero Gravity International Performance Art FESTIVAL (May 16th – 19th), with a final workshop session held on the morning of May 17th. Workshop participants will receive documentation of their work.

We welcome applications from both established and emerging performance artists, as well as artists from other disciplines and non-artists, who have an interest in performance art. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Métis), ethnically-diverse, deaf, disabled or LGBTQ2S+. All levels welcome to apply.


 Yay, funding is on our side! We are now able to subsidize all workshop participants and lower our fee to $250 for everyone! 

Workshop Schedule:

May 10                     10am – 6pm            Introduction & Workshop #1

May 11 – 14:            10am – 6pm            Workshops #2, #3, #4 & #5

May 15:                    10am – 6pm           1 to 1 mentoring & Performance Development

May 16:                    10am – 10pm          Performance Day / Opening of FESTIVAL

                                                                        (preparation & performances)

May 17:                    10am – 12pm           Wrap-Up Session

Should you have other commitments, we want to work with you and will do our best to allow for flexible attendance and time commitment. All workshop participants,however must be able to attend the Introduction on May 10 (10am – 1pm) and the Performance Day (preparation and performances) on May 16th.

We just want you to experience this incredible opportunity with renowned performance artists from around the world, right here in Edmonton.


To apply, please provide the following as a single PDF:

  • Name

  • Pronouns Preferred

  • Email

  • Phone Number (country and/or area code included)

  • Tell us a little about yourself, your artistic practice (if you have one) and how you see this workshop benefiting you. (max 300 words)

  • Optional: If you wish, you may include any of the following (cv, photos-jpeg, web-links) to help us learn more about your artistic practice.

  • Do You Agree to Participate if Accepted?

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Acceptance on a ROLLING BASIS until May 10, 2019

Beau Coleman 
Curator, Zero Gravity International Performance Art SUMMIT (Workshop & Festival)

Questions and inquiries welcome.  We are able to provide letters of acceptance, should you wish to apply for funds from other sources.