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 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!


 Governance Admin Workshop


Join other administrative professionals at the Indigenous Governance Administration Workshop 2015 for TWO EXCITING DAYS of professional development, networking, and the opportunity to unlock your full potential.

This unique workshop will focus on enhancing the governance and administrative skill-set of First Nation, Metis, and Inuit administrative professionals, communities, and organizations across Canada. You’ll be guided by leading professionals who are active and contributing members of Indigenous communities. Together we will build better organizations in a friendly, community environment.

For location dates, registration fees and additional workshop information please here online or view this brochure.


 Applications, BMO Seeds Fund

Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network and BMO Financial Group are now accepting applications for this year’s BMO Seeds Fund. Deadline: April 1st.

Applications here!

BMO Seeds Fund supports artists in the development, creation and/or dissemination of a community-engaged arts project.

“Think about the first time you participated in the arts. It was most likely in your neighbourhood or school through a community-engaged artist,” said Claire Hopkinson, Director & CEO, Toronto Arts Foundation. “Thanks to BMO Financial Group’s support, for many artists the BMO Seeds Fund is a crucial first step towards further developing their arts practice and putting down strong roots in the community. Toronto as a whole is able to enjoy the results.”



 Submissions, The Copycat Academy

Call For Submissions for The Copycat Academy. ONE WEEK until SUBMISSION DEADLINE – MARCH 20, 2015 for this incredible masterclass.

Daily exercises with renown choreographer Meg Stuart plus many other international faculty including newly added Jacob Wren. Selected participants will be working with an array of acclaimed thinkers and creators including Jonathan Beller, Marcus Boon, Dr. Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino, Dr. Bojana Cvejić , Gisèle Gordon, Dr. Mojgan Hodaie, Jochen Roller, Pedro Neves Marques, Kent Monkman, Archer Pechawis, Meg Stuart, Amy Taubin and Jacob Wren.

Luminato will cover the cost of travel, accommodation and meals.



 Weesageechak 28 submission

NEPA has announced April 15, 2015 as the new deadline to apply for Weesageechak 28.

We are seeking new, exciting works from a variety of artistic and Indigenous backgrounds.

The application can be found here.


 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.


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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.

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

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