Call for Student Submissions – Emerging Voices
NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG 2016 – Saturday, October 1, 2016
$500 Artist Honoraria and $1000 First Place Cash Award
DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 14 2016 (by midnight) 

  • You are an individual artist or you are part of and submitting on behalf of an artists’ collective
  • You are a student enrolled in a post secondary institution in Manitoba as of March 1, 2016 (it is acceptable if you have just graduated or have just been accepted to begin school in the fall)
  • You agree to install your own work and be present at NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG 
  • You agree to allow images of you and your work to be used by and publicized as part of NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG, Culture Days Manitoba and Winnipeg Arts Council.


  • Carefully review all these Submission Guidelines and all FOUR sections of the online submission form before beginning your online submission as you will need to upload several documents including Project Description, Installation Details (both 500 word max) and Bio (100 word max).
  • Attach up to 5 supporting image attachments (not to exceed 1MB each) and/or up to two audio / video links.


  • Artistic merit of proposed project
  • Artistic merit of supporting material / past projects
  • Potential to enhance the programming and experience of NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG 
  • Feasibility of the project, given time and location restraints

Five Emerging Voices projects will be chosen by jury for NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG 2016.
The organizers reserve the right to choose fewer or more projects as needed.
All finalists will be provided a $500 artist honorarium, made possible by the Winnipeg Arts Council.
On the night of Saturday, October 1 2016, a 2nd jury of art professionals will tour the exhibits and award the Grand Prize of $1,000. Both the honorarium and Grand Prize will be dispersed to the artists after the event.
The Emerging Voices Grand Prize is generously sponsored by Winnipeg artist Jeff Funnell.

  • All installations/exhibits must be open the entire night of October 1 (approx. 6pm to 4am).
  • If you are submitting a time sensitive performance, please detail how many performances are planned throughout the night and the length of each performance.
  • Projects must be free of charge to the public. Cover charges and entry fees to project premises are not permitted.
  • Aside from the artist honorarium, project funding is the responsibility of the artist or group.
  • Projects must be located in one of the three designated zones of NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG (St. Boniface, Downtown, Exchange District)
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • By submitting to Emerging Voices you agree that you have read and agree to all guidelines.
  • Proof of school enrollment (such as valid student ID) will be requested from all finalists.
  • If your project cannot be set up due to weather you forfeit your artist honorarium.
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Selected Emerging Voices projects will benefit from an umbrella marketing campaign to promote the overall event, driving attention to the website and printed guide. The campaign will include media partnerships and an integrated advertising campaign (outdoor, print, online, radio and television), plus a multi-level PR and social media campaign in association with Culture Days Manitoba. If selected, you may be expected to attend press events and / or interviews.
Selected projects and all information (including artist bio, images, and all event details) will be included in promotional materials including the event guide, website, social media and PR initiatives. Participation in NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG will expose a considerable audience to your project and/or venue. Depending on your project and location, foot traffic ranges from several hundred to several thousand people.
Artists are strongly encouraged to create proposals for specific venues in one of the three official zones
(St. Boniface, Downtown, Exchange District) and to secure their own locations prior to submission.
Culture Days Manitoba staff and the NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG committee will assist in securing preferred locations if possible, however venues are subject to availability.
We encourage the use of creative locations. Past locations have included parking garages, alleyways, parks, office buildings and sidewalks.
Please note: Applicants interested in using public spaces such as parks, sidewalks or roads are responsible for securing their own permits through the City of Winnipeg Film & Special Events Office.  All artists are encouraged to contact them as soon as possible.
You will be notified by email by Tuesday, July 12, 2016 if your project has been chosen for NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG 2016: Emerging Voices
If you have any questions, please contact or 204-942-8221