Call for Artist Speakers (Textile Talks)

Call for Submissions
Call for Entry Deadline

We're seeking innovative proposals from fiber artists who would like to present at one of SAQA's 2023 Textile Talks.

Textile Talks run for one hour. Artists will be asked to present a 40-minute talk live via Zoom followed by Q&A, or a 50-minute pre-recorded video. Live talks may contain pre-recorded elements. We encourage you to be creative when considering the format of your talk. Think about how you can use the virtual format to tell YOUR artistic story in an engaging way. 

What we're looking for:

  • Artists with a strong body of work or point of view.
  • Artists who are using textiles or the quilt medium in interesting, new, or unique ways.
  • Artists who are documenting their work with video.
  • Artists with a story to tell.

These past Textile Talks by Judith Content, Ian Berry, and Amy Meissner demonstrate the format.

What selected artists will need to do:

  • Prepare your talk and send us the materials.
  • Attend a 1-hour practice session (if presenting live) or send a ready-to-air pre-recorded video.
  • Promote your Textile Talk through social media, e-news, etc.

On average, Textile Talks are attended live by 550 people and are viewed on YouTube by 1,700 people. Selected speakers will be paid a small honorarium.

Deadline for submissions: August 31, 2022

Notifications: September 30, 2022

2023 Textile Talks dates: January 11, February 22, April 5, June 28, August 9, September 6, October 18, December 6 (all dates at 2 PM US/CAN Eastern time)

Please contact with any questions.


Contact Person
Lucy Shaiken
Contact Email

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