We are inviting proposals for storytelling performances by GTA-based storytellers. The 2018 Festival is running in two parts, kicking off by celebrating our local storytelling community with Storyfire and Storytelling at the Gladstone.

In previous years, this local and  community-based storytelling has been a huge success, with local tellers producing a number of creative and well-received performances.

The 2018 Toronto Storytelling Festival is calling for proposals for
Storytelling at the Gladstone on March 4, 2018
and for Storyfire on March 2 and/or March 3, 2018

See below for details and forms.


Storytelling at the Gladstone is a curated program featuring a day of adult storytelling performances. Storytellers selected for the Gladstone receive honoraria.

We invite proposals* for new and experimental stories; for solo, duo, and ensemble performances; for familiar and well-tested tales; for
collaborations with other artforms; for performances that reveal the depth and richness of oral storytelling.

Please be sure your program description is clear, vivid, and evocative so the curators can get a strong sense of the story you are proposing to tell.

Ensure that the information in your submission is complete.  Please
complete the form below and send as an attachment to:

or by mail:
Storytelling Toronto,
173 – 601 Christie Street
Toronto ON
M6G 4C7

Gladstone proposals due by 5:00 pm October 1.

You must be a member of Storytelling Toronto and a resident of the GTA to submit a proposal for Storytelling at the Gladstone.
Follow this link to join!

2018 Festival Gladstone
Proposal Submission Form


Storyfire is a Fringe-style citywide celebration of storytelling, with  self-producing shows in venues throughout the city.  The Festival doesn’t pay Storyfire artists.

Storyfire shows are listed in Festival print and online promotional material.

Storytellers based in the GTA self-produce shows in a wide variety of venues: libraries, cafes, theatres, bars, community centres, pop-up
performance spaces, etc.

The goal of Storyfire is to make the art of storytelling accessible to people throughout the city. Storyfire is not curated. The festival promotes
Storyfire shows in our print and web-based promotion.

Please note that ALL performances presented during the Festival must
respect the City of Toronto’s Anti-Racism, Access and Equity policy.

To have your performance included in the 2018 Toronto Storytelling
Festival, please fill out the form below, and send all information to:

or by mail:
Storytelling Toronto
173 – 601 Christie Street
Toronto, ON  M6G 4C7

Storyfire submissions for inclusion in print program due by 5:00 pm November 1.

2018 Festival Storyfire
Proposal Submission Form