Call for submissions: vActory

Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (vAct) proudly presents vActory, a mini-performance series designed to catalyze innovative creation and foster artistic exchange. Encouraging participants to celebrate the spirit of artistic wanderlust within the format, the vActory series is a new-works incubator for Asian artists to explore performance modalities and experiment with techniques, culminating in a public presentation of three short new works.

What We Offer:

  • $3000 presentation fee for a 15-20 minute original performance (to be allocated based on your project’s needs).
  • Dramaturgical and Process support from Derek Chan
  • Production support from Production Coordinator / Showrunner Caroline Tang
  • Collaborative support from resident Production Designer, Christian Ching
  • Creative and Tech Residency time through What Lab
  • Access to technical equipment through vAct and What Lab
  • Technical and Producing support throughout the month-long process
  • Marketing and Publicity support through vAct
  • Opportunities for community engagement and feedback

Project Timeline:

  • Open Call: June 3, 2024
  • Applications Close: June 28, 2024
  • Selected Participants Contacted: July 10, 2024
  • Creation Period: July-September 2024 (on artists availability)
  • What Lab Creation Days: August 14 + 15
  • What Lab Residency and Performance Dates: September 16-21, 2024

How to Get Involved:

If you’re an emerging Asian artist with a passion for innovation, we want to hear from you! Submit your proposal by June 28 2024, and let’s create something cool together. Please reach out to producer Stephanie Wong at if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!