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 Call for dance films: Deadline June 8th

Dance made in canadaWe are looking for short films (less than 20 minutes in length) in any dance genre to showcase in the Betty Oliphant Theatre during the festival (August 13 – 16, 2015). These curated films will be part of Arts Encounters program and will be screened in dedicated room off the main lobby. There will be two screenings. Selected filmmakers will receive an honorarium.

For more information about d:mic/fac visit Individuals or groups may submit more than one film.



 Indigicade – Call for submissions


FREE VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT for Indigenous Female Youth

Application Deadline
Friday, MAY 29th



 Casting Call Nowness

Casting women of all ages and body types with a distinct sense of style and fashion.

Short film inspired by the book Women In Clothes for All female cast and crew. Unpaid, acting experience not required.

Shooting May 17, 18, 19. Participants required for half day.

Locations in downtown Toronto.

Please apply with short paragraph of interest and headshot to


 Production & Community Engagement...


SAVAGE PRODUCTION SOCIETY is seeking a Production & Community Engagement Coordinator

POSTION TYPE: Part-Time Contract, Flexible Hours

LOCATION: Vancouver, BC

Savage Society is a contemporary aboriginal theatre company based in Vancouver, BC founded by Artistic Director, Kevin Loring, Governor-General award winning playwright.

More here:



 The City of Toronto invites Aboriginal...


The City of Toronto invites Aboriginal artists to submit an Expression of Interest to participate in StreetARToronto’s Bala Pedestrian Underpass Project.
The goal of this project is to beautify and animate the underpass with a mural representative of the local, historical Indigenous perspective.

Application Deadline:  Monday, May 11, 2015  by 4:30 PM

Total Project Budget:  $30,000.

For more information click here


 Canada Council for the Arts is hiring!

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1205- Coordinator, Equity Office – Ottawa

Closing date: May 5, 2015

Who can apply: This position is designated to visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.



 Assistant Arts Administrator

Native Women in the arts is hiring!

NWIA LogoWe are looking for an individual with familiarity and interest in arts administration and presentation in the Indigenous community to apply for the job of Assistant Arts Administrator Trainee. Reporting to the Artistic Producer and the Board of Directors, the Assistant Arts Administrator will assist with a range of activities to ensure that sound systems are in place to maintain the smooth and efficient functioning of NWIA’s procedures. The Arts Administrator will assist with office administration, delivery of artistic and cultural programming, promotion of events, community outreach, and participate in mentorship and training sessions as deemed necessary by the Artistic Producer and Board of Directors. This is a part-time position, 24 hours a week, with opportunity for growth.

For more information and to see the job posting click here


 Call for Traditional Drummers

VIVA Youth Singers are looking for a traditional drummer to perform and facilitate a workshop
The VIVA Youth Singers camp (Toronto, ON) in October 2015 are looking for someone to facilitate a drumming workshop in preparation for their concert on Nov 29, 2015 where they would also like someone to drum as well.
Contact:  Carol Ratzlaff

 Geordie Productions’ School Tour...

Casting call for non-equity female Aboriginal actors from Geordie Productions 2015-16 school tour.

Geordie Prodcutions are currently casting for their 2015-16 touring season and they are looking for young Aboriginal female actors who are non-Equity and would be interested in auditioning for their school tour. The tour is a crazy gig where the actors rehearse 2 plays (one for elementary and one for high school) and then perform them over the course of 8 months across Eastern Canada in the schools. They will normally perform every weekday with 2 shows a day for the entire 8 months… about 220 shows in total!

For more information about auditions click here


 Assistant Facilities Trainee

Date Posted: Mar 25, 2015

Application Deadline: Apr 08, 2015
Start Date:

Salary: $30,940
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Term: Full-time

Organization Description

The Theatre Centre

Established in 1979, The Theatre Centre is one of Canada’s leading incubators and presenters of contemporary live performance. Located in the vibrant West Queen West neighbourhood, we provide artists, from a range of disciplines with the space, funding, mentorship, profile, and community they need to develop new work and new ways of working.



 Gudirr Gudirr, Marrugeku’s Dalisa...


Harbourfront Centre presents Gudirr Gudirr by Marrugeku’s Dalisa Pigram, May 6-9!

In this intimate performance, Marrugeku’s Dalisa Pigram, in collaboration with former Les Ballets C de la B choreographer Koen Augustijnen and visual artist Vernon Ah Kee, has threaded the physicality of contemporary dance through her vision of the rapid change affecting her land and its people as well as her own Asian-Indigenous identity. Her resilience and intelligence produce a performance language that articulates the essence of the precarious global moment.

Marrugeku creates innovative intercultural dance theatre from the northwest Australian experience, where desert meets sea, Australia meets Asia, and where cultures twine, fuse and morph. The company is currently under the artistic direction of Dalisa Pigram and Rachael Swain.

For more information, see here!



 Nominations, Walter Carsen Prize

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts

The CCA’s Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts is now accepting nominations. Deadline: April 30.

The Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts is an annual prize that recognizes the highest level of artistic excellence and distinguished career achievement by a Canadian professional artist in music, theatre or dance. The prize is awarded on a four-year cycle – in dance, theatre, dance and music – and is in the amount of $40,000. The prize to be awarded in 2015 will be in the field of theatre.

See here for more information!


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Banff Summit 2014
Twelve Indigenous artists, including several IPAA board members, members, and staff, were invited to attend the Banff Summit 2014, April 21-24.

Banff Summit Report - Cole Alvis, IPAA Executive Director.

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