Be a part of THREADS 2024!

Hosted by the Saskatoon Open Door Society, THREADS is diverse in both its representation and its execution. Part academic conference, part artistic celebration, and part sharing circle, THREADS strives to unite all peoples through storytelling, knowledge sharing and creativity. For more information about THREADS, click here.

The THREADS theme for 2024 - Evolving

With this year's theme, our intention is to foster diverse perspectives on humanity's evolution and our understanding of it. How do we evolve as social beings? How does our cultural environment shape the way we think and act with one another? Do all nations evolve in a good way, or the same way, based on their history, geography and culture? How will the environment evolve, in light of climate change? How have science and technology influenced our place and role on the planet?

With this submission process, our goal is to assemble a strong and diverse collection of works that explore our theme. We are therefore calling for submissions that respond to the theme of evolving in relation to:

Evolving Social Relations Evolving Landscapes

  • Evolving Environment
  • Evolving Homes
  • Evolving Communication Evolving Technology
  • Evolving Identities Evolving Worldviews


How to Submit

THREADS is seeking submissions from:

  • Visual artists – You may submit paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, digital, printmaking, installations, ceramics, fabric, jewelry, sculpture, and other 2- and 3-dimensional media
  • Performing artists/storytellers - You may submit a 5-10-minute video of poetry, short stories, or other written explorations. You may also submit a video answering one of the following questions:
    1. How has your life changed/evolved since Covid?
    2. How do you think humanity will evolve in the future? (i.e. how changes in technology, environment, communications and other fields will impact humans)

You can submit as both a visual artist and a performing artist or speaker, and submit both a still image and recording, accordingly.

You can submit multiple images or recordings of different artworks or various views of the same artwork.


Making the Submission

  • Please describe each visual artwork and the story behind it or present each story/idea/performance in a digital video of 3-6 minutes.
  • Include a digital image/images of the visual art and/or an excerpt/excerpts from recordings of performances.
  • Send your digital files using WeTransfer: to Parastoo Dokouhaki This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please also send your name and the name of your video file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you have submitted your video.

Deadline: Submissions must be received by midnight on December 15, 2023.

The work you submit must be your own original creation.

Work that has previously been published or presented elsewhere is eligible. Work previously published or presented by THREADS: Cultural Conversations and the Saskatoon Open Door Society is not eligible.


For more information on submissions, visit the Saskatoon Open Door Society's THREADS Page.