Archive for the ‘Artist Calls & Job Postings’ Category


 Industry Producer, Magnetic North

Magnetic North is hiring for the position of industry manager. Deadline: open until a suitable candidate is found.

Start Date: Feb 2, 2015
Completion Date: June 26, 2015
Reports to: Artistic Executive Director & Managing Director

Summary: The Industry Producer is responsible for the development and implementation of the Industry Series at the 2015 Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa, ON.

See here for more information!


 Technical Director, Gwaandak

Gwaandak Theatre

Gwaandak Theatre

Gwaandak Theatre is seeking a Technical Director for its co-production of the play Paradise by Patti Flather with Kitchener, Ontario’s MT Space Theatre, directed by Majdi Bou-Matar. (Whitehorse)

JOB STARTS/ENDS: Mar 9 to Apr 2nd, 2015
Includes: 2 weeks rehearsal (Mar 9 to 23)
1.5 weeks shows and mini-tour (Mar 24 to Apr 2)

REHEARSAL & PRODUCTION DATE :Feb 23rd to Mar 28th, and possibly to Apr 2, 2015. Rehearsals at the Yukon Arts Centre studio and mainstage, Whitehorse.
Performances at the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse and possibly 1 other Yukon community (Haines Junction).

The applicants should be from Vancouver area/BC (due to travel costs), but applicants fromAlberta and Saskatchewan will also be considered.

See here for more information!


 Auditions, Shakespeare in the Ruins

Shakespeare in the Ruins

Shakespeare in the Ruins

Shakespeare in Ruins in holding auditions for its upcoming production of Antony & Cleopatra, directed by Sarah Kitz. Deadline to submit: Dec 5.

Deadline to Submit: December 5 2014.
Audition Dates: January 6 & 7 2015, 10:00am to 6:00pm
Callbacks: January 8 2015, 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Rehearsals: May 4 to May 25, 2015
Student performances: May 26 to June 2, 2015
Public performances: June 3 to June 27, 2015

See below for Character Breakdown and Submission Information! See here for more information!



 Aboriginal Artists in Schools, OAC

Ontario Arts Council (OAC) presents a granting program, Aboriginal Artists in Schools.

This program to support Aboriginal artists to work individually or with a partner to teach arts workshops in First Nations schools, publicly-funded schools or provincially registered private schools. This includes Elders and language keepers/knowledge keepers who are teaching an artistic practice.

Applications are due January 15, 2015.
Applications and program information can be found here.

See below for more infomation



 Audition, Elle Productions

Elle Productions is looking for a musician/actor for a two week workshop in Jan 2015. Interview/auditions on Nov 22.

The piece is adapted by Severn Thompson from the Governor General award winning book by Douglas Glover and features Thompson, directed by Christine Brubaker, sound design by Lyon Smith, set/lx/costumes Jennifer Goodman. Elle is the story of Marguerite de Robervale, a French noblewoman who spent some years marooned on the Île des Démons off the coast of Newfoundland in 1540.

Elle Productions is looking for a male Aboriginal performer between the ages 25 and 45 who can ideally can play one or more instruments (strings and/or percussion). We will be holding interview/auditions on Nov 22nd.

Location: Toronto, Agreement: CTA, Email interest/questions to:


 Audition, Urban Ink Productions

Urban Ink Productions

Urban Ink Productions

Urban Ink Productions is casting a new project in development looking for 3 singer/actors available November 3rd-8th in Vancouver. Oct 15, 2014 (Vancouver).

Children of God is a new musical by Corey Payette about an Oji-cree family whose children were sent to residential school. Deadline to submit:

Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Corey Payette
Email applications to:
Contact phone: 604-682-0885
Engager website:
detailed casting information:
Agreement: CTA

See below or here for more information!



 culturally diverse artist project, TD...



Toronto Fringe: TD culturally diverse artist project (cdap). Applications for CDAP 2015 are now open. Deadline:

PROJECT GOAL: To encourage participation by culturally diverse artists in the Toronto Fringe Festival as a creative opportunity they may traditionally feel excluded from.

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, including financial concerns, awareness of the Fringe, artistic support and a sense of being excluded from mainstream events.

Fringe Festival participants are chosen by lottery and are required to self-produce their work.

Click here for more information!


 Call for Papers, Performing Turtle...

University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada are seeking submissions for “Performing Turtle Island, Fluid Identities and Community Continuities,” a seminar/workshop/conference taking place Sep 17-19 2015. Deadline for submissions: Dec 15, 2014.

Performing Turtle Island brings together established and emerging scholars and artists to focus on how Indigenous theatre and performance are connected to Indigenous identity and community health. This Call is looking for proposals for academic papers as well as proposals for Seminars and Workshops – sharing circles for practical and performative exchange. We are interested in proposals that touch on innovative approaches to performance, education, research, health and healing and community consultation

The central theme that the Conference takes up in the form of a national symposium of Canadian Indigenous performers and playwrights, scholars and artists is unknowing.

See here for more information! Or here!


 Applications, TAC’s Cultural...

The Banff Centre, applications now being accepted for the TAC's Cultural Lab Leaders

The Banff Centre, applications now being accepted for the TAC's Cultural Lab Leaders

Application forms are now available for the Toronto Arts Council’s Cultural Leaders Lab at The Banff Centre. Deadline: Nov 10th.

TAC is partnering with The Banff Centre to launch this unique leadership exchange program for Toronto arts and cultural leaders. The pilot program will commence in April 2015, and will fully fund up to 15 candidates in a competitive process.

TAC and The Banff Centre have developed this exciting new program in response to the need for increased opportunities for cross-sector learning and collaboration among Toronto’s arts and cultural leaders. The Cultural Leaders Lab will be a hands-on program that provides current and future leaders with inspiration and tools to manage and create the kind of change needed to realize Toronto’s creative potential.

Application guidelines and information.
More information on the program.


 Submissions, Shakespeare on the...


DancEgypt from the 2014 season

Submissions for general auditions for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. Deadline: Oct 31.

Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Will Brooks
Email applications to:
Contact phone: 3066532300
See here for more information!

Additional information: General Auditions Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan will be holding General Auditions for the 2015 season in Saskatoon November 17,18,19 2014. We are accepting resumes and headshots from actors interested in auditioning for the summer. We will be producing two Shakespeare productions with one company of actors.



 Applications, Paprika Festival

Paprika Festival

Paprika Festival

There’s just one week left until the Paprika Festival submissions are due. Oct 10!

You still have time to complete the application form, but don’t leave it to the last minute! Whether you’re starting your first project and don’t know where it could end up or you have the perfect vision for an exciting new play, we’ll be there to help you at any stage. And for those of you with more experience under your belt, our Projects Under 30 program will provide access to helpful resources while you develop a new work, make connections and build your resume.

Program outlines and applications can be found online: APPLY NOW


 Stage Manager, Gwaandak Theatre

Gwaandak Theatre

Gwaandak Theatre

Gwaandak Theatre is seeking a Stage Manager for its co-production of the play Paradise by Patti Flather with Kitchener, Ontario’s MT Space Theatre, directed by Majdi Bou-Matar. Deadline: Oct. 10.

Times: February 23rd to March 28th and possibly to April 4, 2015 – Performances at Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse and possibly 1 other Yukon community (does not include travel dates).

Paradise is a story about people searching for their humanity inside the systems that cage us all. From award-winning Yukon playwright Patti Flather, Paradise is a haunting, visceral and moving exploration of the human spirit.

Submit a brief cover letter outlining your interest, along with a current resume via e-mail to Patti Flather, Artistic Director: We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

See here for more information!


Coming up next:
  • There are no future events planned at the moment. Be sure to check back later!
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.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list started at the Summit; please add in the comments section.

The Medicine Project

grunt magazine looks at Aboriginal notions of medicine and how they influence the lives of First Nations people and artists today.

Check it out!

Get the latest news as it happens!
Don't be left in the dark. Click on the icon and follow IPAA via RSS.

You can also sign up to our mailing list for regular updates via e-mail.

Connect with IPAA

Expand2Web Twitter FeedExpand2Web Facebook Link

With Many Thanks!