Civic Long Weekend @ Celebration Square

Saturday & Sunday, August 5th, 6th, 2017

150 Muslim Contributions to Canada

    150 Muslim Contributions to Canada

    MuslimFest 150 Exhibit Application Form

    Deadline: Friday, June 09, 2017

    MuslimFest’s 150 Muslim Contributions to Canada: A Mixed-Media Exhibit is an initiative to display 150 contributions made by Canadian Muslims to the culture, heritage and community of Ontario, and Canada. This mixed-media exhibit invites community members and artists alike, to submit visual art work, poetry, photography, short film and short story pieces highlighting these historical moments, which will premier in a dynamic set-up at MuslimFest 2017, August 5th and 6th, at the Mississauga Celebration Square.

    In addition to the art submissions, we will be launching applications for commissioned short films based on stories we wish to curate, as well as a community-based nomination process to get your input on the most contributing community organizations. We’ll update this page as soon as we’re ready to launch!   

    We’re creating this exhibit so we can showcase the heritage and growth the Muslim community has brought to Canada in the last 150 years, and hopefully inspire the community to continue to actively contribute to Canada’s growth in the future. This exhibit will also act as a medium to build positive dialogue about the Muslim community amongst our neighbours.

    Exhibit Application Process:

    First, complete the application form (linked at the top and bottom of this page)! You will need to provide a summary regarding your depiction of the contribution you are highlighting, as well as provide context as to when and where this contribution occurred. Applicants that can show the authenticity of the contribution will receive higher scores for their submission. A selection committee composed of community members from different professional and cultural backgrounds will be scoring the submissions. *This requires that you research and choose a contribution to highlight, create your artwork based on it, and then apply for this exhibit.*

    Once applications are received, candidates will be e-mailed a link to their own unique submission folder. Images, documents, artist contracts (which will be sent to successful candidates only) and videos will be uploaded through there. Upon receiving the e-mail with the link, each candidate will have up to one week to submit their content for review, otherwise their application will be cancelled.

    Candidates will be contacted on an on-going basis and will be informed via e-mail as to whether or not their submission was accepted or declined.

    *Important dates:

    Application Form Closes: Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 11:59 pm 

    Submission of Final Copy of Artwork for Successful Candidates: Friday, June 30, 2017

    Submission Categories and Length:

    Category Length
    Photography 3-5 picture series
    Short Story 500-800 words
    Spoken Word 5-7 minutes
    Short Film 3-5 minutes
    Visual Art (2D, 3D, digital) max. size: 4 ft. x 6ft.

    So what comes after our festival launch at MuslimFest 2017? Well, MuslimFest is working with community partners to tour the exhibit! Any work that is successfully accepted into the exhibit will be expected to participate in the touring for up to a year after the launch. If the touring ends before a year is over, we’ll give you a heads up!

    Link to:

    *For questions, please email us at 150@muslimfest.com.*

    This exhibit is a project of MuslimFest and is funded by the Ontario 150 Celebration Program.


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