IPAA is HIRING – Operations...

NOW HIRING – IPAA Operations Coordinator!

-Toronto, ON-
-Applications due Nov 10th, 2016 @ 6PM-

Click here to see the PDF version of the call




 NEPA presents Weesageechak 29!

Wessageechak 29 runs Nov 9th -19th, 2016

Wessageechak 29 runs Nov 9th -19th, 2016

-Toronto, ON-

Weesageechak Begins to Dance 29
Native Earth Performing Arts
November 9-19, 2016
Aki Studio
585 Dundas St E

Single Tickets $15, available online.
$60 Festival Passes available by telephone – 416-531-1402
For information on group rates, call the box office at 416-531-1402.

Our Annual Festival of Indigenous Work
Currently in its 29th year, this annual festival features an array of new works, works-in-development and presentations in dance, theatre and inter-disciplinary styles.

From intimate relationships to dystopian futures, comedy, dance, poetry and everything in between, this year’s festival will take audiences on a different journey every night.

Special events include a new evening cabaret and the return of our Professional Development Series.

Week One

Week Two



 Full Circle update – October 2016

Full Circle Update!

Full Circle Update!

On Saturday, October 15th, Full Circle was invited to Hastings Racecourse to celebrate Hastings’ generous donation to the organization. Although the event took place on a rainy day, it turned out to be an exciting spectacle of nail-biting finishes in all the 10 races. Attendees enjoyed a free buffet at the beautiful Silks Restaurant and were even encouraged to get involved with betting. Several Full Circle staff were also invited to decorate the winning horse of the 4th race entitled: Mocassins to the Gate and were allowed to visit the announcer’s booth to see all the action. Full Circle would like to take the time to thank all those who contributed to the success of the event, including Artslandia, Hastings Racecourse and all those who joined us on the day.

Coming up on October 20th is the Downtown Eastside’s Heart of the City Festival. In association with this event, SFU is hosting Reel Causes – a night of short films, including the inspirational film, Regalia: Pride in Two Spirits. In this film, our Administrative Assistant, Duane Grant, shares his personal story as a First Nations queer person, who identifies as Two Spirited. In this beautifully directed short, Duane talks about the importance of culture in his life, and his journey coming out to his family. You can read more about the event here: http://reelcauses.org.

In other news,



 Equinox Program for NB Indigenous...

Application deadline is Nov 15th

Application deadline is Nov 15th

-Submission Deadline November 15th, 2016-
-New Brunswick Artists-

The Equinox program supports Indigenous artists, curators and groups to engage in artistic creation and professional development. Eligible projects can range from (1) research and development for the creation of new works, (2) creation and presentation of artistic work and (3) activities that support and strengthen the Indigenous arts community.

The Equinox program provides flexible, short-term (up to six months) support to individual Indigenous artists or collectives applying on behalf of small or large groups, arts groups, organizations, community groups, independent arts administrators, and artistic and cultural mediators. Grant funds may be used for organizational development and professional development that will have a positive impact on building the arts ecosystem in Maliseet and Mi’kmaq communities.

Deadline – November 15

APPLY ONLINE: http://artsnb.ca/oa/login/
Program Description

For more information: http://artsnb.ca/site/en/programs/aboriginal-arts-capacity-building-program/


 HowlRound goes to Vancouver!

Howlround comes to Vancouver

Howlround comes to Vancouver

-Vancouver, BC-

Monday, November 14, 2016, 7-9 pm,
The Test Kitchen, PTC | 739 Gore Ave, Vancouver, BC
RSVP to belinda[at]playwrightstheatre.com

You’re invited to an information session with Vijay Matthew and Jamie Gahlon from HowlRound TV. Go global!

HowlRound is a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community run from Emerson College in Boston. Howlround offers daily blogs in a variety of series, and it operates HowlRound TV. They livestream events on hot topics such as the recent #IdentityWeek Panels with Playbill and Samuel French and Conflicts, Ethics and Aesthetics from Beirut, Lebanon.

What’s great about Howlround TV:



 V’ni Dansi presents Eagle Spirit

Eagle Spirit - Nov 12th, 2016

Yvonne Chartrand in Eagle Spirit (photo by: Yvonne Chew)

-Vancouver, BC-

Eagle Spirit
Presented by Compaigni V’ni Dansi

November 12th, 2016
Scotiabank Dance Theatre
677 Davie St

Adult -$24.00
Students & Seniors – $20.00
Buy tickets here
This solo contemporary dance work created by and for Yvonne Chartrand is currently in development with dramaturgy by Lee Su-Feh. Eagle Spirit was inspired by the recent passing of Yvonne’s mother and explores themes of death and rebirth. The fully produced work will be shown at V’ni Dansi’s 11th Annual Louis Riel Day Celebration on November 12, 2016.


 NWIA presents Inuit Showcase

Inuit Showcase: Saturday Nov 5th @7PM

Inuit Showcase: Saturday Nov 5th @7PM

-Toronto, ON-

Inuit Showcase: Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt, Taqralik Partridge and Nukariik, part of the Kwe Performance Series

The Music Gallery and Native Women In The Arts present
Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt, Taqralik Partridge and Nukariik, part of the Kwe Performance Series

Saturday, November 5
Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm
The Music Gallery
197 John St.
Tickets: $20 Regular | $10 Members/Students |$15 Advance at musicgallery.org

Native Women In The Arts’ Catalyst Series has presented several memorable shows at the Music Gallery over the years featuring artists such as isKwé, Tara Williamson and Skookum Sound System. This concert and workshop showcasing the genius of Inuit throat singing marks our first full collaboration with NWIA. This concert also marks the evolution of their Catalyst Series into the Kwe Performance Series, which continues to present work from innovative Indigenous artists from diverse nations and communities.

Tonight we present three female Inuit artists preserving and innovating within Inusit throat singing traditions: Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt, Taqralik Partridge, and Nukariik.

About the Artists



 TO Fringe cdap Lottery closes Nov 4th

cdap lottery deadline is Nov 4th

cdap lottery deadline is Nov 4th

Applications due November 4th, 2016-

td culturally diverse artist project (cdap)
Applications are now open: click here to apply.

PROJECT GOAL: To encourage participation by culturally diverse artists in the Toronto Fringe Festival.

The Toronto Fringe is committed to offering creative opportunities to artists and arts lovers. With the generous and invaluable support from TD Bank, we are able to launch another three years of this project that encourages greater participation in the Fringe Festival by artists who self-identify as culturally diverse. Participation is encouraged by removing some of the traditional barriers to participation.

The Fringe Festival is programmed when shows are drawn at our yearly lottery party from various categories. Those who are drawn from the CDAP lottery category will receive the following:

1. Free entry into the CDAP lottery (usually $28.50 registration fee)
2. Free participation fee into the Festival (usually $750 fee)
3. $1000 cash bursary to assist in covering production costs
4. Networking opportunities with other CDAP participants
5. A paid mentor, to be assigned on a case by case basis to address each participant’s needs

Please note: CDAP artists will never be highlighted, branded or considered different from shows in any other lottery categories.




 Home:Our Way – women’s...

Home Our way - Woman's movement workshop

Home Our way – Woman’s movement workshop

-Vancouver, BC-

Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street

Free Event
Nov. 1st, 2016

Home:Our Way
women’s writing & moving workshop
in partnership with Heart of the City Festival
Co-facilitated by Olivia C. Davies & Rose Georgeson
Nov. 1st, 2016 from 7-9pm for *women-identifying persons”, workshop conducted in a safe space
at The Firehall Arts Centre (Cordova & Gore).

For more info or to hold your spot: Olivia C. Davies


 Call for Applications – Open Art...

Open Art Surgery Submissions accepted until Nov 1st

Open Art Surgery Submissions accepted until Nov 1st

– Application deadline is November 1st, 2016-

Open Art Surgery 2017
A Hip Hop theatre workshop
Call for Applications

Cost – Free for successful applicants.

Open Art Surgery dates
Monday, March 13 – Saturday, March 18, 2017

Application schedule
Application deadline: November 1, 2016
Invited artists informed: November 15, 2016

Apply Here

What is it about?

Breakin’ Convention and Harbourfront Centre know Toronto has a wealth of Hip Hop talent. We also recognize there is a lack of quality professional development opportunities available. We are proud to offer Hip Hop artists/crews a unique opportunity to develop theatrical skills. Participants will work with dance theatre heavyweights, Jonzi D and Crazy Smooth for one week of mentoring, experimenting and devising new work that culminates in a public performance.

Who is it for?

You don’t need to have any previous theatrical experience but you should have a solid understanding of your own Hip Hop discipline (dance, rap, dj, beatbox etc). The course is designed to explore ways of approaching choreography, story-telling, direction and staging. We aim to give you the means to create theatre from fresh, new angles without losing the essence of what you do.

Breakin’ Convention is committed to the elevation of Hip Hop theatre and believe this is a valuable opportunity for even the most accomplished Hip Hop artists.

To read more about the course and to apply click here


 Call for Artists – Urban Ink...

Urban Ink Artist training now accepting submissions

Urban Ink Artist training now accepting submissions

-Submission Deadline is October 30th, 2016-

Urban Ink Productions call for artists for Artist Training Programs
Emerging theatre creators and writers

Urban Ink Productions is calling for applications for The Collective & The Writers Group, our two Artist Training Programs for emerging artists. These programs provides a home for artists to grow their own artistic work, and a chance to collaborate and have an ongoing, meaningful relationship to the next generation of theatre creators.

The Collective is a curated group of emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and artistic practices dedicated to improving their skills as theatre creators. Collective members receive ongoing training from professional artists. The focus is on an interdisciplinary approach to theatre creation.

The group also works alongside our Writers Group to workshop their scripts and participate in readings throughout the season. From November to April, the Collective will meet every 2-3 weeks to participate in workshops with professional artists on disciplines such as voice, movement, music and writing, as well as collaborative creation sessions. Additionally, the Collective will be given the opportunity to see and discuss professional productions in Vancouver B.C.

To apply to the Collective program, please follow the link below:



 SPARC Symposium 2016 –...

Registration is first come, first serve basis

Registration is now open! 

– Haliburton, ON-

Click here to register

Fee: Full Symposium – $315 (Fee bursary available on first come, first served basis)
*Single day conference registration fees are available for Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at a cost of $125 per person but do not include the Saturday Dinner & Showcase. We encourage full attendance at the Symposium.

Attend the SPARC Symposium 2016! The 2016 SPARC Symposium will be held at the Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre, 4252 County Rd 21, Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0 from Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October 30, 2016. Click here for the 2016 SPARC Symposium Program.

A key goal of SPARC is to create an environment where people can network: exchange ideas, find opportunities for collaboration, discuss solutions to tricky problems and identify BIG ideas. You will have an opportunity to meet people engaged in the performing arts from rural communities throughout the province and across the country and ­

  • share information about yourself and your community;
  • talk about your hopes and dreams;
  • meet people who have similar interests and are facing similar challenges;
  • hear about the resources and creative ideas that people have brought to share;
  • start to identify actionable goals you can initiate in your community.

Click here for more information on the 2016 SPARC symposium

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The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre
A collaboration between IPAA, Debajehmujig Storytellers and the National Arts Centre English Theatre called The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list we maintain as a result of this collaboration.

The Summit - 12 Indigenous performing artists led the conversation at the Banff Centre (April 21-24, 2014)

#Study/Repast - 40 Indigenous performing artists explored Indigenous theatre at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre (May 5-16th, 2015)

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