Call for Proposals for Sound Symposium XXI — July 16-24, 2024 Celebrating 40 years of SOUND and INNOVATION

by Greg Locke / 2024 Sound Symposium XXI
April 4, 2023

Call for Proposals for Sound Symposium XXI — July 16-24, 2024

Celebrating 40 years of SOUND and INNOVATION


We are looking for fantastic ways to celebrate 40 years of the Sound Symposium – use your imagination!

Sound Symposium invites applicants from all creative disciplines to propose projects for Sound Symposium XXI. Activities will include workshops, installations, performances, and natural audio-visual experiences.

We are interested in SOUND and INNOVATION: contemporary music, world premieres, jazz, improvisation, dance, theatre, installations, film, sound poetry, presentations, and outdoor environmental projects. If you are up for an adventure in sound, and you can dedicate several days to this place and time, Sound Symposium is for you.

The exchange of ideas is at the heart of Sound Symposium. Invited participants will be encouraged to join our artistic community for the duration of the Symposium. They will be asked to take part in collaborations, participate in other artists’ workshops, and join in spontaneous happenings.

If you are proposing a concert performance, note that Sound Symposium events feature multiple artists. Concert proposals should suggest, in most cases, a program of no more than 25 minutes. There may be a few exceptions where a longer program by an artist will be appropriate. For workshops, installations, and all other proposals – dream big!

Application deadline: August 15th, 2023  (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)


Please include with your proposal:

∙ a brief, but detailed, description of the proposed project

∙ a list of technical requirements for the project

∙ the duration of the proposed project

∙ website and social media links

∙ a short bio (approx. 150 words)

∙ a photo of the applicant

∙ up to 3 pieces of support material pertinent to the proposed project


Application form available here:

All invited participants in Sound Symposium receive professional artist fees and a place to stay. Whenever possible, we ask artists to apply for travel funding with granting agencies and will provide support material as needed.

Sound Symposium is committed to equitable, diverse, and inclusive programming. We encourage women; Indigenous persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: