Archive for the ‘Artist Calls & Job Postings’ Category


 Casting Call, Downstream

Casting Call for Aboriginal Actors/Actresses! DOWNSTREAM is a short Aboriginal horror flick produced by Canada Council for the Arts through the Aboriginal Media Arts program. Filming on Mar 1.

Filming 1 day of interiors in Cobourg, ON. Transportation will be provided. Paid acting gig!

LYNN (18-25): Aboriginal woman who is trying to save her father from the effects of the polluted water. Lives a traditional life and enjoys the rez. Defends herself against her infected father. Lots of makeup and gore.

BIG JAY (40-65): Aboriginal father, recovering alcoholic who is trying to live a good life. Transforms into a creature and attacks his daughter. Lots of makeup and gore.

Multiple roles for Aboriginal Actors/Actresses ages 18-65 for 3 day shoot in May. Experience not required.

See here for more information!


 Submissions, In Your Pocket: Shame

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for RT Collective’s IN YOUR POCKET: SHAME. Deadline: Jun 9.

The third edition of IN YOUR POCKET comes in time for and as a response to Toronto’s World Pride. For SHAME, RT Collective’s curatorial motivation is the question of LGBT inclusivity – who is included in and excluded from the LGBT community. The name of the program references the Pride parties organized by artist and activist Will Munro, whose work engaged with ideas of community building and inclusivity.

Selected works will screen over June 23, 2014 at Videofag Gallery.
Selected artists will be paid CARFAC fees for the screening of their work.

See here or below for more information!



 Register, Social Growl


Dance with Social Growl in Toronto this summer! Deadline to register: Mar 16.

June 22nd – 26th 2015, Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Dovercourt House
A workshop designed for pre-professional and emerging dance artists.

This workshop aims to improve the duality of each participant. It will focus on technique and choreography, as well as building interpretation skills for performance. This workshop is intended for emerging professional dancers and dance students who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary pre-professional training program. Technique classes are open to all professional dancers.

See below or here for more information!



 Casting Notice, Thousand Islands...

Casting Notice, summer job, with Thousand Islands Playhouse – Young Company for Rose’s Clothes by Jason Hall, directed by Rob Kempson. Deadline to submit: Feb 19.

Kingston Auditions: Monday, February 23, 2015
Room 106, Theological Hall, Queen’s University
Auditions: 9:30am – 2:00pm, Callbacks: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Submission Requirements:
Please send via email a current photo, resume, and cover letter to the attention of
Rob Kempson, Associate Artistic Director –
Please indicate whether you play any instruments or have any special skills.



 Applications, BOLDSKOOL Collective


The BOLDSKOOL Collective is accepting applications for participant artists. Deadline: Feb 13.

The BOLDSKOOL Collective is a group of artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and artistic practices dedicated to improving their craft as performing artists. They will receive ongoing training from professional artists that focuses on varied aspects of performance work. Instruction will focus on an interdisciplinary approach to live performance creation.

From February – June 2015 the collective will meet on a monthly basis and participate in workshops on voice, movement, music, and writing as well as work collaboratively towards creating original individual and/or interdisciplinary work.

Selected artists will receive an honorarium for their participation as well as free tickets to live local performances in the Vancouver area.

See here for more information and for applications!



 Funding for students, U of T

New funding for Indigenous students at the University of Toronto. Deadline Feb 16.

Indigenous students attending the University of Toronto can apply to a new, one-time deadline for Indspire’s bursaries and scholarships.

Eligibility: Indigenous students enrolled in a full-time program for the 2014-2015 year who did not already receive funding from Indspire for an application submitted for the June 1 or November 1, 2014 deadlines.
You can also watch a free webinar that outlines the application process -
You can also apply online.
For more information, please contact Indspire at or 1.855.INDSPIRE(463.7747) x253.


 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!

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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