Opportunities at Eyelevel

Over the Hill Performance Series
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
24-27 September 2014


DEADLINE 29 August 2014, 5pm 

Eyelevel Gallery invites proposals for the Over the Hill Performance Series that will take place between 24 and 27 September at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada. Coinciding with Eyelevel Gallery’s 40th Anniversary, this series will explore the many uses of this particular historic site, and its relationship in proximity to the surrounding contemporary landscape and community that it serves. Four artists will be selected to deliver site-specific performance-based works.

Of particular interest are responses to the Halifax Citadel’s rich and diverse histories, ideas of boundary, accidental audience, and public space and identity. Following an initial site visit, we’ve noted potential in the distinct echoing expanse of the interior fort.

Performances should temporarily engage a space within the park's boundaries and selected artists will deliver a public presentation. Proposals should address the Halifax Citadel as a specific site, giving visitors the opportunity to react and interact with outdoor performances. We encourage a variety of performance formats including short works and durations or multi-day projects.

The Halifax Citadel is among the nation’s most significant historic sites. Operated by Parks Canada, it has been carefully restored to its Victorian-era glory. Its story, which endures through exhibits and living history programs, is a vital thread in the fabric of the city and the country. For more information about the Halifax Citadel visit

Eyelevel Gallery is a not-for-profit charitable artist-run centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, dedicated to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art. Celebrating its 40th anniversary Eyelevel Gallery has undertaken a new nomadic model, programming exhibitions, and other projects in various locations and contexts around HRM.

Include the following:

  • Description of proposed performance (include duration/materials/technical requirements) 500 words maximum.
  • Visual support materials such as images/video of past work (.jpg images only)
  • Detailed description of support materials
  • CV and short bio 

Submissions should be sent by email, with subject line PO: HILL SUBMISSIONS to



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Our next Core Programming deadline is 31 October 2014. As we will be changing to an online submission process, please refrain from sending in submissions until we announce the submission requirements.