Call for Submissions: Hello, Neighbour

Calling all Toronto Residents!

Diaspora Dialogues is embarking on a new project called “Hello, Neighbour” — a three tiered community engagement piece that begins with you and ends with a performance on February 23rd at the Heliconian Hall.

We are looking for residents to submit a short content piece animating a favourite element of the city. This could be an intersection or a neighbourhood; a restaurant, a building, a park, we’re not picky! Creativity in your submissions is encouraged: you can write a poem or make an audio or video recording, you can even mail us a plasticine sculpture if you’re so inclined.

Chosen creations and their creators will be profiled on our website, on, and social media channels.

Six artists — poets, writers and playwrights alike — will then create a new artistic piece based on the chosen submissions and then perform their new work on February 23rd.

Those who are interested can send electronic submissions to: or can mail submissions to 14 Prince Arthur Ave, Suite 301, Toronto ON.

The deadline is January 28.