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 General Audition Call for Shakespeare...

Shakespeare BASH’d Call for General Audition

Shakespeare BASH’d Call for General Audition


-Submission Deadline: May 6th, 2016-

General Audition Call for Shakespeare BASH’d

Shakespeare BASH’d is now accepting submissions for upcoming general auditions to be held on May 22, 2016.We are looking to meet new Toronto artists and see their work.

Shakespeare BASH’d encourages submissions from artists of all diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, body-type, and sexuality.

Shakespeare BASH’d works under the Equity Artist’ Collective Policy. We strive to present Shakespeare’s plays as they were written: with simple staging, clear and specific language, and an emphasis on the words and characters telling the story. We hope to have the opportunity to meet professional, enthusiastic, and driven performers who share our love of Shakespeare.

We thank everyone for their interest; however only those selected for an audition will be contacted. Successful candidates will be contacted with more details and to set-up an audition time.

Please email a resume and headshot to shakespearebashd[at] no later than Friday, May 6, 2016. Please include in the body of your email a brief introduction to your relationship with classical text.

We look forward to hearing from you!



 Banff Indigenous Dance Residency

Banff Indigenous Dance teachers

- Banff, AB -

Mique’l Dangeli and Mike Dangeli of the Git Hayetsk Dancers join the impressive roster of instructors at the Banff Centre for the Arts’ Indigenous Dance Residency this summer (August 1st – 28th).

APPLY BY MAY 4th, 2016!


 the COC is now hiring -Finance

The Canadian Opera Company is now hiring - Finance Assistant

The Canadian Opera Company is now hiring - Finance Assistant

-Toronto, ON-

Deadline is May 6th

Finance Assistant – One Year Full-time Contract Employment Opportunity

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is now accepting applications for the full-time contract position of Finance Assistant, located at 227 Front Street East, Toronto. This opportunity will appeal to an ambitious individual who learns quickly and has exceptional organizational skills. The hours of work will be standard 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The position is available for one year, subject to government funding. There is the potential of an extension.

Reporting to the Finance Manager and working under the direction of the Payroll Administrator, the Finance Assistant will:


• Candidate must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
• Secondary school diploma
• Proficiency and expertise in the use of computer technology (e.g. email, Excel and other Microsoft Office products)
• Strong communication skills and attention to detail
• A natural affinity for numbers
• Ability to operate in a complex environment with strict deadlines
• Previous experience in payroll is an asset, but not required
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Strong organization and problem solving skills
• Team player with friendly demeanor
• Ability to sit for extended periods of time

Please forward resumes with a cover letter to: Amalie Vanderzwet, Finance Manager, Canadian Opera Company
By Mail: 227 Front Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A 1E8

Only applications received by May 6, 2016 will be considered. The COC thanks, in advance, all applicants; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

For more information click here



 Creative Vocal Workshop

Creative Vocal Workshop with Scott K. Maynard

Creative Vocal Workshop with Scott K. Maynard

-Whitehorse, YT-

Wednesday April 27, 6-9pm,
Yukon Arts Centre’s Studio

Unleash your voice and discover the ancient power of the chorus in this creative vocal workshop.

After a comprehensive and relaxing warmup, we will exercise and explore our voices using a variety of material, from simple rounds and canons, to 20th century German spoken chorus music. In the second half of the workshop we will develop, as a group, a collective reading of a beat poem from 60’s America.

For whom?

No experience is necessary to participate in and enjoy this workshop. Ages 16 and up.

How much?

$20. Participants also must be Gwaandak Theatre members (cost $5).

Scott Maynard is a versatile musician/composer with a broad range and depth of experience. He has played in dozens of bands over twenty years, and has toured extensively. He also has a substantial background in choral music, as a singer, a conductor, and a composer. He is a multi-instrumentalist, a song-writer, an improviser, a teacher, and a producer. Scott has provided original music for choirs, orchestras, films, various theatre and dance pieces, and several festivals. Other recent work includes Small Wooden Shoe’s fourth annual Threepenny Opera, and Antigone Dead People.


 Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

-Toronto, ON-

April 30th, 2016

Register soon as there is limited space.
$5 per workshop or $35 for all 7
Participants are expected to learn the basic composition tools, working with camera angles, creating/releasing visual tension in the frame, working with perspective, understanding the symbolical elements of a visual art as well as conceptualization and the elements of analogy/allegory.
By the end of the course participants are expected to be able to take more interesting and visually impacting photos that have a capacity to better convey both artist’s emotions and social commentaries.
The Instructor is: Alexei N. Malakhov
Having received his first camera at the age 9, Alex has since never parted with this amazing tool of freezing time. Hobbyist for over 16 years, he went from simple film cameras to the most sophisticated modern technologies, while witnessing the art of photography to evolve, but never really change.
Having studied in Humber College, he went on to teach 3D-Design at the International Academy of Design and Technology but later on decided to pursue an art career in freelancing and non-profit art education.
For the past 6 years Alex has been working as a professional photographer in the areas of portraiture, event documentary and product photography, while running small-class private courses for those interested in taking their digital photography to a whole new level.

To register email: nicole[at]

Click more to see the “Course Outline”



 Toronto Fringe Tent submissions now

Applications now open for Toronto Fringe Tent

Applications now open for Toronto Fringe Tent

-Application deadline April 29th, 2016-

As an emerging artist, there are many paths to explore as you begin your career. You have acquired skills, experience and education in performing arts, technical theatre, theatre design, or production management; but how do you creatively mange the business of being an independent theatre artist?

The Toronto Fringe wants to support you! Our T.E.N.T. (Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Network & Training) Program connects emerging artists with established theatre artists and industry professionals, to provide invaluable guidance, insight, community engagement and mentorship. Our goal is to nurture a generation of empowered, creative, self-producing indie artists.

During the 12 days of the Festival, the T.E.N.T. Program provides 24 participants (ages 18-29) the opportunity to further develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in professional theatre.

The T.E.N.T. Program is offered at no cost, and all participants are provided a Rush Pass to the 2016 Toronto Fringe to view productions throughout the Festival.


A cover letter including: your name; age; address; phone number; email address; area of performing arts that best describes you (actor, technician, designer, producer)
A written response describing why you desire to participate in this program as an emerging theatre entrepreneur; what you hope to gain from the experience; and future aspirations as you explore your theatre career
A current CV (one page only)
Please attach all written documents as ONE file



 Call for Submissions: Compass Points...

Call for Submissions: Compass Points Program 2016

Call for Submissions: Compass Points Program 2016

-Deadline date: Friday April 29th, 2016-

Call for Submissions: Compass Points Program 2016
Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Whitehorse, Yukon)

Now in its ninth year, Compass Points is a 6-day intensive program designed to inspire and nurture the careers of emerging artists from across the country. It provides a firsthand introduction to the professional theatre industry and fosters lifelong collaborative relationships among a peer community of Canada’s next generation of theatre creators. The program will focus on providing participants with new tools, inspiration, and ideas to fuel their creative practices while engaging in a critical discourse on artistic creation and criticism. The Magnetic North Theatre Festival will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, this year from June 9-18. The Compass Points Program will run from June 11-16, 2016.

The Compass Points program provides participants with a three-fold approach:

Workshops & Panels – Engage with Canada’s top professional artists and theatre practitioners from across the country. Topics and events vary from year to year to complement festival programming and address current concerns and questions. Past workshops include: Kaleidography, and Chorus, Le Jeu, and auditioning technique and previous panels have addressed touring, theatre creation and criticism, grant writing, new play development, and self-producing. Past panelists and workshop leaders include: Peter Hinton, Richard Rose, Sarah Garton Stanley, Jillian Keiley, Daniel Brooks, Denise Clark, Marcus Youssef, Daniel MacIvor, Ravi Jain, Ann-Marie Kerr, Mary Vingoe and more.
Mentorship – Each participant will be paired with one other member of the Compass Points Program. Together they will be partnered with an established artist and their company involved in the 2016 Magnetic North Theatre Festival. The participants will have unique access to the show, and the artists and practitioners involved in creating the work.
Performances – The group will attend all the performances that comprise the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Participants will be exposed to some of the best and most daring work currently being produced across the country.

Ideal Candidates Are:
· Emerging artists who have a strong interest in engaging in the national and local arts community, developing their craft as an artist, and artistic leadership.
· In their final years or recently graduated from post-secondary theatre, dance, and music programs, or emerging artists who have been in the arts industry for up to four years since graduating.
· Available for the entire duration of Compass Points (June 11-16, 2016).



 Apply now to attend Games of La...

Games of La Francophonie

Games of La Francophonie

Calling all young Canadian artists!

We’re looking for artists aged 18-35 for the Games of La Francophonie in 2017! You can apply now in 1 of 12 categories to represent Canada in Côte d’Ivoire next year. Find guidelines, application forms and more info here:

Apply today and get your games on!
Deadline: April 29th

Please share this information widely within your networks.

Appel à tous les jeunes artistes canadiens!

Nous sommes à la recherche de jeunes artistes âgés de 18 à 35 ans pour les Jeux de la Francophonie de 2017! Vous pouvez maintenant soumettre votre candidature dans l’une des 12 catégories pour courir la chance de représenter le Canada en Côte d’Ivoire, l’an prochain.

Pour obtenir les  lignes directrices, les formulaires et plus d’info,

Soyez de la partie : soumettez votre candidature aujourd’hui!
Date limite: 29 avril

Partagez généreusement cette information au sein de vos réseaux.Appel à tous les jeunes artistes canadiens!

Nous sommes à la recherche de jeunes artistes âgés de 18 à 35 ans pour les Jeux de la Francophonie de 2017! Vous pouvez maintenant soumettre votre candidature dans l’une des 12 catégories pour courir la chance de représenter le Canada en Côte d’Ivoire, l’an prochain.
Pour obtenir les  lignes directrices, les formulaires et plus d’info, visitez
Soyez de la partie : soumettez votre candidature aujourd’hui!
Date limite: 29 avril
Partagez généreusement cette information au sein de vos réseaux..

 ACC is looking for an ED

ACC ED- Ontario call for submissions -

Executive Director

Application Deadline EXTENDED: APRIL 21ST, 2016
Start Date: May 2, 2016
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Province: Ontario
Term: Permanent

Organization Description

The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective /Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ACC/CCA) is a national arts service organization that supports, promotes and advocates on behalf of Indigenous curators, critics, artists and representatives of arts and cultural organizations.

Job description



 SPARC: Symposium 2016 Call for

SPARC Call for proposals

SPARC Call for proposals

-Haliburton, ON-

SPARC: Symposium 2016 Call for Proposals

Call Deadline:
All submissions must be received no later than Friday, May 20, 2016 at 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

Submission Format:
Must be in Word format. Please develop your proposal using the spell check and word count features of your word processor before submitting it.
Remember more is not better: not following the above guidelines may be grounds for not considering the submission.

Submit via email to:

Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communitie
Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October 30, 2016
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre, Haliburton, Ontario

History: The inaugural Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities (SPARC) was held in Haliburton County in April, 2014. It brought together a vibrant mixture of 139 performing arts creators, producers, presenters and animateurs from across Canada, as well as internationally. That event, with funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation, led to a Summit in November 2014 that began the process of evolving a network of regional hubs to connect rural performing artists and organizations. There are three initiatives:

The SPARC website ( is in place to foster electronic connection.
The SPARC Network Committee and Coordinator have been listening to and talking with potential members to fine-tune our understanding of what is useful to rural performing artists. It has adopted the Constellation model ( used by the Ontario Non-profit Network, among others.
Symposium ’16, the second of intended biennial symposia, is the next opportunity to bring the developing network together in person.

To see full listing click here




Job Posting

Job Posting

-Job Posting deadline is May 13th, 2016-

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Queer Youth Arts Program Coordinator.

Salary Range: Contract position. $10,000
Position: Part Time, 8-10 hours per week, September to June.
Reports To: Artistic Director
Start Date: July 2016, planning for September launch

About Buddies’ Queer Youth Arts Program

The Buddies’ Queer Youth Arts Program offers theatre training and performance opportunities for queer, trans* identified and gender variant youth age 18 to 25 who have an interest in theatre, performance, and the creative process. Our programs offer space for artistic risk where youth can develop their creative voice. We support the development of early-in-craft artistic voices by offering access to Buddies productions and professional theatre artists to nurture the next generation of artists, audiences, and community.

The ideal candidate for this position is an artist / educator with a proven track record of working with young or emerging artists, and / or working in a queer context.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from queer, First Nations, trans*, two-spirited, people of colour, and people with disabilities.

Duties include:






-Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 6, 2016-

Electronic submission can be sent via email to
Note: Digital submissions must be in PDF format.

Jessica Carmichael, Artistic Director of Carousel Players, will be holding General Auditions for the 2016/2017 Season on:

Monday, May 30th, 2016 in St. Catharines
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in Toronto

Actors are invited to submit a headshot and resume. Auditions will be by appointment only. Actors are asked to prepare 1 Canadian monologue of their choice, no longer than two minutes in length. In addition actors are welcome to share a special skill or interest: be it singing, dancing, a musical instrument, puppetry, poetry, an out-of-water swimming routine, etc.

Carousel Players is committed to diversity in its casting and encourages submissions from all cultural backgrounds.

Only successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition time.


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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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