Cluster is one of Winnipeg’s “most dynamic arts events”
(Winnipeg Free Press, 2015)

Presenting thought-provoking events and an annual core festival in Winnipeg, Cluster is a platform for artists to create, to experiment, and to collaborate. Cluster is propelled by strength found in numbers and the energy created by integrating diverse artistic communities – combining collective mentality with individual sensibility.

Past Festivals

Over its first eight festivals, Cluster has presented more than 250 artists from around the world, commissioning 13 large-scale artworks and over 60 smaller-scale artworks.

Past Photos

View photos from Cluster Festivals past.

Past Programs

View programs from Cluster Festivals past.

Submit to Cluster Festival

Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival has two different ways to submit projects.

#1 An annual call for submissions for inclusion in the next year’s festival. This submission is usually active from August until October with results being announced in late October for inclusion in the following year’s festival.

Submit for this year’s call

#2 An open rolling call for submissions of any type at any time. This submission form serves as preliminary contact between artists and Cluster Festival. Projects received by this submission form will generally be considered for a festival 18 months+ from the submission date. Cluster will endeavor to respond to all submissions by this form within 6 weeks. No submissions by unsolicited email will be accepted.

Submit for future consideration

If you are not sure which form to submit your project to, please email info@clusterfestival.com. Please note: do not include your project or any attachments in this email. Please use the appropriate submission form once you are ready to submit your project.

Who's Involved?

Cluster is made up of a collaborative co-directorate, supported by a board of directors and seasonal volunteers.

  • Heidi Ouellette

    combines a passion for chamber-music with a deep awareness of Canada’s cultural climate.

  • Eliot Britton

    focuses on technology and the integration of new media into music composition.

  • Luke Nickel

    combines a keen interest in non-musical artforms with an international musical sensibility.

Contact us for more information

info@clusterfestival.com