The following is a list of M:ST’s national partners with links to their websites. Here you will also find a list of reading materials we've culled from the internet that are freely available online. Got anything to add? Share it at

National Performing Arts Presenters

Art Nomade • Saguenay, Québec
AxeNéo-7 • Gatineau, Québec
FADOToronto, Ontario
Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, FAAS • Sudbury,
Galerie SAW Gallery • Ottawa, Ontario
Je-st • Moncton, Ontario
Biennale d’art performatif • Rouyn-
Noranda, Québec
LIVE Biennial • Vancouver, British-Columbia
Open Space • Victoria, British-Columbia
Neutral Ground • Regina, Saskatchewan
Queer City Cinema, Performatorium • Regina, Saskatchewan
Rencontre internationale d'art performance de Québec (RIAP) • Québec City, Québec
‍‍‍The Toronto Performance Art Collective, 7a11dToronto, Ontario
Viva! art action • Montréal, Québec

Online Reading Material

Auslander, Philip
The Performativity of Performance Documentation

Austin, L
Lectures I and II, from "how to do things with words"

Barber, Bruce  
Sentences on Littoral Art
Paragraphs on Littoral Art

Bateman, David  
Performance Art as Cultural Effacement

Becker, Carol
Afterthoughts: Stilling the World

Bishop, Claire  
The Social Turn: Collaboration and its Discontents

Blessing, Jennifer
Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography

Butler, Judith  
Performative Acts and Gender Constitution

Case, Sue-Ellen  
Towards a Butch Femme Aesthetic, in "Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader"

Cleto, Fabio  
Camp: Queer Aesthetics and the Performing

Critical Art Ensemble  
Electronic Civil Disobedience

Debord, Guy
The Situationists and New Forms of Action in Politics of Art, in the "Situationist International
Theory of the Dérive

Feral, Josette  
Performance and Theatricality: The Subject

Fried, Michel  
Art and Objecthood

Friedman, Ken with Owen Smith and Lauren
The Fluxus Performance Workbook

Fusco, Coco  
The Other History of Intercultural Performance

Goldberg, Rosalee
Performance Art: From Futurism to Present

Gomez-Pena, Guillermo with Roberto Sifuentes and Lisa Wolford
Away From the Surveillance Camera of the Art World: Strategies for Collaboration and Community Activism
Ethno-Techno: Writings on Performance, Activism, and Pedagogy

Gonzales, Anxo Abuin  
Dramaturgies of Excess and Heterological Theatres

Houston, Andrew
Site-Specific Performance: The ‘Thirdspace’ of Canadian Theatre

Jackson, Shannon  
Professing Performance: Disciplinary Genealogies
Johnson, Dominic  
Ron Athey’s Visions of Excess: Performance After Georges Bataille

Jones, Amelia
Dis/playing the phallus: male artists perform their masculinities
'Presence’ in Absentia: Experiencing Performance as Documentation

Jones, Amelia and Andrew Stephenson  
Performing the Body, Performing the Text

Kaye, Nick
Site-Specific Art: Performance, Place and Documentation

Kaprow, Allan  
Essays on The Blurring of Art and Life, edited by Jeff Kelley
Happenings in the New York Scene
The Legacy of Jackson Pollock
Some Recent Happenings

Kester, Grant  
Conversation Pieces: Community and
Communication in Contemporary Art

Kirby, Michael  
‘The New Theater’ in Happenings and Other Acts

Krauss, Rosalind
Video: the Aesthetics of Narcissism

Kwon, Miwon
One Place After Another: Site-Specific Art and
Locational Identity

Lebel, Sabine  
Camping Out with the Lesbian National Parks and Services

McCarthy, Kevin F
The Performing Arts in a New Era

Munoz, Jose  

Neislony, Boris  
Performance Chart

O’Donnell, Darren  
Social Acupuncture

Paterson, Andrew James  
Performative Impulses in Lux: A Decade of Artists’ Film and Video

The Performance Group  
Group Dionysus in 69

Powell, Benjamin D. and Tracey Stephenson

The Haunting of Performance Studies

Reason, Matthew
Archive or Memory? The Detritus of Live Performance

Schechner, Richard  
Introduction to Performance Theory

Introduction to Performance Theory:
Online Exercises and video links
Six Axioms of Environmental Theatre

Schneider, Rebecca  
The Explicit Body in Performance

Sholette, Gregory  
On Intervention

Smith, David  
A Brief History of Dada

Smith, Richard Candida  
Art and The Performance of Memory

Snider, Jennifer J
Art Administration as Performative Practice/Organizing Art as Institutional Critique

Stiles, Kristine  
Performance Art

Thompson, Nato  
The Interventionists: Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life

Wagner, Anne  
Performance, Video and the Rhetoric of Presence

Wrights & Sights  
A Manifesto for a New Walking Culture

Zabunyan, Elvan
Stratum and Resonance: Displacement in the Work of Renee Green