Drone Day 2024 call for submissions

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (290 Lisgar Street, Ottawa)

March 15 - April 7, 2024

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We invite artists and sound-makers of all kinds to join us in celebrating this international day of drone!

Drone Day is an annual global celebration of drone, community and experimental sounds. This year, Debaser and Carleton University Art Gallery are co-presenting a special edition of Ottawa Drone Day on Saturday, 25 May.

Ottawa Drone Day 2024 takes place at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (CDCC), a heritage building in Centretown, not far from Parliament Hill. It reflects on the question, “what is our relationship to this land?”  

Submit your performance, workshop, or installation here The deadline for submission is 7 April.

Taking place in CDCC’s vaulted performance hall, Drone Day is a participatory program that invites experienced and beginner sound-makers to add their voices to a heterogenous yet unified hum. It requests listening as much as inviting sounding.  

We’ll take our cues from Pauline Oliveros’ ideas of deep listening as activism and Dylan Robinson’s concept of hungry listening. This decentralized program of organized sound elevates group consciousness while honouring individual contributions on their own terms. Conceived together, drone is a healing and socializing agent.