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 Call for Submissions

Deadline: Monday 18 October

Lost + Found is Suitcase in Point’s follow-up audio experience to 2020’s acclaimed Freedom: A Mixtape. This new mixtape will explore the relationship between feeling lost, finding yourself, and all that goes in between.

Anyone living in the Niagara Region is invited to submit an audio recording, no longer than 4min. It can be a song, poem, anecdote or story, piece of music, spoken word, or stream of consciousness thoughts. The submissions should be inspired by your relationship to being lost and/or found. What does either word  mean to you, right now, at this moment? When in your life did you feel the most lost? Was it after that relationship ended and there wasn’t closure? After you applied for that job, but didn’t get it and with no reason why? Or when in your life did you feel that you found something meaningful? Was it cycling along the Welland Canal? Sitting on the porch of your house on Geneva St., watching the neighborhood pass you by? Have you ever found something as a result of being or feeling lost? Have you ever found something that you thought was missing forever? We want to hear your stories. This is a community conversation.

It’s been over a year with this pandemic that uprooted the ways we socially engage with one another. People feel alone. Isolated. Unmotivated. Lost. Others feel inspired. Hopeful. Motivated. Found. We are in an important moment in time where individual and collective healing is paramount. We offer Lost + Found as a poetic suggestion to spark community members’ imaginations and find ways to connect us as we continue to face a global pandemic – a pandemic that has further exposed class, gender and race inequalities.

The Lost + Found mixtape will be a collaborative audio piece that will be shared through a widely accessible digital realm.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

  • Deadline for submissions: Monday 18 October at 11:59pm.
  • Audio files must be a maximum of 4 minutes and submitted as an MP3.
  • How-To-Tips for audio submissions can be found HERE.
  • After the submission deadline (October 18, 2021 at11:59pm), each submission will be reviewed by the production team. If your submission makes it onto the mixtape, you will be notified no later than November 1, 2021.
  • If selected, each participant will receive an honorarium of $200.
  • For any questions regarding submission content, please contact marcel@suitcaseinpoint.com

*All submissions will be considered to be a part of the mixtape. Those folks who are selected to be a part of the mixtape will be compensated. All audio will remain confidential until collaborators are contracted with Suitcase in Point.

This project is funded by Niagara Community Foundation and Niagara Region’s, Niagara Investment in Culture program. Thank you!