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 Applications, Theatre Ontario PTTP

Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline except performance. Deadline: Mar 1.

Applications will be accepted from professionals who wish professional development within their own discipline or a “change of direction” within their careers (examples: an actor wants to become a publicist; a stage manager wants to become a producer; a technician wants to become a designer.)

Persons whose professional experience lies outside the theatre, but whose skills are readily transferable to the theatre, may also apply.

See below or here for more information!



 Appel de candidatures, IETM 2015

Appel de candidatures : Réunion plénière de réseau international pour les arts du spectacle du printemps 2015 à Bergame, Italie. Date limite pour poser votre candidature: 16 février.

La réunion plénière du printemps de l’IETM se déroulera du 23 au 26 avril 2015, à Bergame, en Italie. Une réunion plénière rassemble plus de 500 professionnels afin qu’ils échangent des idées de façon informelle et qu’ils tissent des relations plus étroites avec divers partenaires ou membres. Le thème de la réunion plénière du printemps 2015 est Régénération : comment raviver les ressources existantes et le potentiel oublié.

Le Conseil des arts du Canada invite des leaders artistiques en danse, en interdisciplinarité, en arts du cirque et en théâtre contemporains à présenter une demande de participation à la délégation qui se rendra à la réunion de l’IETM 2015. Jusqu’à huit participants seront sélectionnés et recevront une subvention qui couvrira les coûts de leur participation.

Détails et formulaire de demande.


 Applications, IETM 2015 Plenary

Call for applications: International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts 2015 Spring Plenary in Bergamo, Italy! Deadline: Feb 16.

The IETM Spring Plenary will take place from April 23 to 26, 2015 in Bergamo, Italy. A plenary meeting brings together more than 500 professionals to exchange ideas in an informal way and build closer relations with various partners/members. The theme of the 2015 Spring Plenary is Regeneration: how to revive existing resources and forgotten potential.

The Canada Council for the Arts is inviting Canadian artistic leaders in contemporary theatre, dance, inter-arts and contemporary circus art to apply to participate in a delegation to the IETM 2015 Spring Plenary. Up to eight participants will be selected, and will receive a grant to subsidize their costs.

See here for details and application form.


 Applications, SummerWorks

Cherish Blood in Cliff Cardinal's Maria Gets A New Life

Cherish Blood in Cliff Cardinal's Maria Gets A New Life

The 25th Anniversary of the SummerWorks Performance Festival is happening from August 6 – 16, 2015. Deadline for applications, Feb 2 at 11:59pm.

NEW THIS YEAR, SummerWorks presents the new National, Theatre, Dance, Music, and Live Art Series. This is not only the inaugural year of the Dance Series, but also the first time SW is accepting formal submissions for the Music Series. Both musicians and performance-based (theatre, dance, etc.) artists are invited to apply separately or collectively for the Music Series.

See here for more information!


 Proposals, South-North Griots Summit

South-North Griots Summit, which connects culturally diverse spoken word artists across the Americas, is Coming to Toronto and looking for proposals! Deadline Jan 30.

May 28-31, 2015, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

The Summit draws on the lineage of the Griot as storyteller, poet, musician, community documentarian, cultural voice and socio-political commentator. The discourse will centre on Spoken Word as an agent of social change, and a catalyst in the shaping of contemporary identity. The Summit will examine historical traditions, explore new arts practices, and envision future movements throughout the Diaspora. The Summit focuses on developing global networks connecting African Canadian and international artists of African, Caribbean, South American and other culturally diverse heritages.

The Summit is inviting Proposals for paper presentations & interactive workshop sessions addressing the following Themes (see below):



 Children wanted for Cirque du Soleil...

The world renowned Cirque du Soleil is looking for motivated and enthusiastic children to participate as a volunteer in its performance in the opening ceremony of TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

Cirque is hoping to have between 20-30 indigenous children in the show, in regalia if possible. Candidates must be 12 years old or older as of April 24th, 2015 and no taller than 1.47m (4’ 10”).

Click here for more information (PDF).

This is a unique opportunity for children to perform in front of thousands of live spectators and millions of television viewers through an international broadcast!


 Submissions, Decolonization

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society invites submissions from scholars, artists, and activists for a new special issue of the journal exploring gender, sexuality and decolonization, guest edited by Karyn Recollet (University of Toronto), in conjunction with Eric Ritskes, Editor of Decolonization. Deadline March 16.

Contributions are to be submitted at

This issue invites us to consider both the centrality of gender and sexual violence to colonization, but also, relatedly, the centrality of gender and sexual justice to decolonization.

See below or here for more information!



 Auditions, Theatre Asylum

Theatre Asylum (Toronto) is looking for 2 actors for the productions “Mud” and “The Successful Life of 3.” Deadline to submit: Jan 7, 2015.

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement:
1. MAE. First Nations Woman in her 20’s – Looking for very experienced theatre actor, skilled with poetic, challenging text, adept at physical theatre and able to make brave choices. “A spirited young woman. She is single-minded and determined, a believer.”

2. LLOYD. Black Male in his 20’s – Looking for very experienced theatre actor, skilled with poetic, challenging text, adept at physical theatre and able to make brave choices. “A simple and good hearted young man. He is ungainly and unkempt.”

See below for more information!



 Casting, Theatre in New Brunswick

Sarain Carson-Fox

Sarain Carson-Fox

Theatre in New Brunswick is looking to cast a male dancer with acting or theatre experience for a 3 month tour of the show “The Eighth Fire” (working title).

If interested, please send Sarain Carson-Fox, choreographer in residence, a resume and link to some footage of you dancing/acting; or make a short video telling us about yourself and your work as an artist.

“This is an incredible show, that will reach many vulnerable young audiences! Our mandate is it to inspire and work with the youth. We will tour schools within NB, Quebec and the USA.” – Sarain Cox AND


 Journalist Internships

Journalists for Human Rights is coordinating two (2) paid internship opportunities for emerging Indigenous reporters through the Indigenous Reporters Program. Deadline: Jan 9, 2015.

1 position at Aborigingal Peoples Television Network (APTN) as a Television Technician (junior) OR Researcher/Writer (trainee)
1 position at Netnewsledger as a Junior Reporter

Location: APTN offices in either Ottawa or Winnipeg; and Netnewsledger offices in Thunder Bay
Number of Internships: Two, one opportunity at each of APTN and Netnewsledger

Start Date: February 23, 2015
Duration: 3 months

See below or here for more information!



 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!

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!

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