** Deadline Extended **

Saturday, April 29th, Midnight

Hector Canonge, Agnes Yit, ITINERANT, Performance Art Festival

ITINERANT, the annual Performance Art Festival NYC, invites artists to submit works for consideration in its upcoming program taking place May 13 - 21, 2017. This year’s festival will focus on works that treat notions of human displacement, pilgrimage, physical dislocations, psychological migrations, and corporeal transportations. Artists working in contemporary performance art, visual performance art, transmedia art (sound, video and emerging technologies), and movement based practices are encouraged to apply.


ITINERANT 2017 will be presented in the following venues: Last Frontier NYC (Opening Night, May 13), Socrates Sculpture Park (Outdoor Performances, May 14), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (May 15), Panoply Performance Laboratory (May 16), Grace Exhibition Space (May 19), Queens Museum (May 20), Flushing Meadows Park (Closing event and outdoor public interventions, May 21).


* Artists considering to apply don't have to specify a particular location, and are not required to participate in all four venues. ITINERANT will select and coordinate schedules according to the program's vision and nature of proposed performance(s). Program may vary in the four venues.


- EXTENDED Deadline is Saturday, April 29th, Midnight.

- Performances can be up to 20 minutes in duration.

- Durational performances can be 2-3 hours minimum.

- Artists can submit up to 2 new works for consideration.

- Single or collaborative projects are accepted.



- Complete the Application Form

- Email up to 5 images (JPG Format) to

(Write your full name and ITINERANT 2017 photos in the Subject of your email)





Your contribution helps cover some administration costs of the festival.


* To help us in the selection process, please follow guidelines carefully by including all requested information. Participating artists will be contacted through email.


Hector Canonge, Lulu Lolo, ITINERANT, Performance Art

ITINERANTwas created in 2010 by artist Hector Canonge. The initiative was a small platform  for Contemporary Performance Art, and  had its origins in the monthly series A-Lab Forum that Canonge organized at Crossing Art Gallery in Flushing, Queens.  Following the growing interest in Live Art, and the need to present performance in the borough, ITINERANT was launched in 2011 under the auspices of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development. In 2012, ITINERANT was recognized by the City of New York as the first Performance Art festival taking place in the five boroughs (Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island) that make the metropolitan region.  Following the large scale venture in NYC, Canonge journeyed through Europe and Latin America creating, in 2013, the Spanish edition of the festival and calling it Encuentro ITINERANTe with public presentations in various cities in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2015 the festival featured 30 artists from over ten countries with presentations at the Queens Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Momenta Art, Glasshouse ArtLifeLab. The Atrium of PS 69 in Jackson Heights hosted the opening and closing nights of the festival. Public Interventions took place at 37th Rd. Pedestrian Plaz and at Manuel de Dios Unanue Triangle Plaza, Roosevelt Avenue and 83rd Street.

Please note that as an independent artist-run initiative, ITINERANT is not able to pay honorarium, reimburse the cost of travel and/or accommodations or any related expenses. The festival gives artists unparalleled visibility and exposure by fostering the production and presentation of works in important venues in the United States, Europe and Latin America.