Call for Submissions: Rose's Buds

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 26, 2021

Rose’s Buds is a Digital Cabaret and Talk Show curated by Rose Goodwin showcasing emerging Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming performers as part of the 2021 Paprika Festival. This show will celebrate different forms of performance and theatre, and create space for conversations about creating performance as a Two-Spirit, Trans, Non-binary, and Gender Non-conforming. 

Artists are being called to submit an idea for a 2-5 minute showcase of their performance art, drag, spoken word, monologues, sketch comedy, music, dance, etc. This could be a one-shot video of a choreographed movement piece or drag performance, a full sketch comedy skit, or a dramatic scene. We will be working with performers to best showcase their talents for a public viewing of the work during the Paprika Festival (June 1-6, 2021). We will also be filming interviews with performers to be featured alongside the cabaret, showcasing performers and the art they are creating!

Five (5) artists will receive $200.00 for the creation of their digital project and an additional $100.00 for their participation in a virtual panel discussion. Rose's Buds is supported by the Community One Foundation and will premiere as part of the 2021 Paprika Festival.


Rose (Rosalind) Goodwin (fae/they) is a non-binary/andro/tran-femme performer and is creating a new show for the Paprika Festival this year. Fae works in Toronto as a performer and illustrator, last performing in Summerworks’ 2019’s Gender Reveal Party. Returning to acting after a short hiatus, Rose thrives in collaboration and believes that art is always worth more than the sum of its parts. Rose creates illustrations, video games, zines, theatre, and film.


We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible performance space, and encourage submissions from members of the LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC communities, as well as artists of all abilities and experiences.

Submissions close February 26, 2021. We will be getting back to everyone by March 5, 2021.
If you need help with your application, please email