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 Audition, “Melancholy Play”...

Audition: “Melancholy Play” by Sarah Ruhl, The Empty Room Collective

Audition Dates: October 7-8
Application Deadline: September 21

Please submit photos and resumes via email. No phone calls. Rehearsals will take place in January 2015. 15-20 hrs/wk. We are seeking comedic actors with singing ability. Familiarity with Viewpoint and Suzuki Training is a plus. Please prepare a contemporary monologue and a short a-capella song. Sides will be provided for callbacks.



 Casting, Casualties of Modernity...

"A Nation is Coming," Written and Diected by Kent Monkman

"A Nation is Coming," Written and Diected by Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman is casting for Casualties of Modernity – Short Film, 4 Roles (Toronto)

The role titles are:

Romantic Sculpture
Performance Artist
Doctor of Fine Arts

Honorarium/rates to be negotiated.
Please send photos and CV. Please specify which role you are interested in.

See below or here for more information!



 Job, Theatre Aurora

Theatre Aurora

Theatre Aurora

Theatre Aurora is currently seeking a talented, creative, and enthusiastic Program Director for the Youth Program and Young Peoples’ for the 2014-2015 season.Deadline: Sept. 5.

: Saturdays from October 18, 2014 to May 23, 2015 with a hiatus during Christmas and March Break.

Please forward your cover letter and resume with “Program Director, Youth Program” in the subject line to Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

See here for full listing.


 Program Officer, OAC

oac_logo_250x275The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is seeking a “Program Officer, Touring and Office Development.” Deadline: Sept. 12.

The OAC requires an experienced arts professional who is knowledgeable in audience development and understands what is required for artists and arts organizations to tour and/or present their work locally, provincially, nationally and internationally to manage the relevant grant programs. The incumbent will utilize their touring and audience development experience, as well as in-depth knowledge of various art forms, to develop OAC programs and services that support artists, arts organizations and presenters to build and engage audiences for their work.

See here for full listing.


 Job, Clay and Paper Theatre


Clay and Paper Theatre

Clay and Paper Theatre are seeking an “Administrative/Production Assistant” for Oct 1 2014 – Mar 31 2015 (with possible extension). Deadline not given.

S/he will assist and support the General Manager and Artistic Director in the day-to-day operations of the company. The ideal candidate will have excellent administrative, organizational and people skills, and a passion for
community-engaged public arts and theatre.

Open to those of Aboriginal, Metis or Inuit ancestry as per position funding requirements. Successful candidates must be eligible for Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training funding. The position is subject to government funding.

Full job description here.


 Agent de programme autochtone, CA

Canada Council for the Arts

Conseil des arts du Canada

Conseil des arts du Canada a la researche Agent de programme autochtone, Service des lettres et de l’édition. Date de fermeture: Aug 22.

Ce poste s’adresse à une personne qui s’identifie comme étant Autochtone et qui connaît les pratiques artistiques autochtones.

Sous la supervision directe du chef du Service des lettres et de l’édition, le titulaire du poste gère les programmes d’aide aux artistes, aux groupes artistiques et(ou) aux organismes artistiques, selon les politiques et procédures établies; préside des réunions de comité d’évaluation; contribue à l’élaboration des politiques du Conseil des arts du Canada; fournit des services de renseignements et un soutien à la communauté artistique; facilite l’accès des artistes et organismes artistiques professionnels du Canada aux programmes et services du Conseil des arts; anticipe les besoins de la pratique artistique en matière de développement et y répond; en collaboration avec le coordonnateur du Bureau des arts autochtones, contribue au développement et à la modification d’initiatives et de programmes, afin de répondre efficacement aux besoins des artistes autochtones; et accomplit d’autres tâches connexes. Suite.


 Aboriginal Program Officer, CCA

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts is seeking an “Aboriginal Program Officer, Writing and Publishing.” Deadline: Aug 22.

This is a targeted position for an individual who self-identifies as Aboriginal and has knowledge of Aboriginal arts practices.

The role: Under the direct supervision of the Head, Writing and Publishing Section, manages programs of operating and/or project assistance to individual artists, collectives, groups, and/or arts organizations in the professional dance milieu in Canada; provides information services and support to the artistic community; works to ensure access for professional Canadian artists and arts organizations to Council programs and services; anticipates and responds to the development needs of the arts practice; in collaboration with the Aboriginal Arts Coordinator, contributes to the development and modification of initiatives and programs to respond effectively to the needs of Aboriginal artists; and performs other related duties. Click here for more information.


 Audition for “Tainted,” by...

GromKat Productins is seeking an actor to tour Tainted across 7 Canadian cities from Oct 20 – Nov 1, 2014. Deadline: Aug 18.

Written by Kat Lanteigne and directed by Vikki Anderson, Tainted

Leo Steele: a young actor (19-25) who has a very boyish quality about him. Playing young to Alex Furber – as we will not be touring a child actor for this run (all ethnicities can be submitted for Leo as well). Leo is a boy on the verge of puberty. He’s fallen in love with a camp counselor ten years his senior and dreams of time spent with her. He idolizes his two older brothers who watch out for him. He’s saucy in an amiable way, and fearless in expressing his thoughts. He’s a gentle kid, but not a pushover. Leo is that boy that everyone wishes they had. Leo is the first to show signs he’s infected with HIV and becomes very sick. *Please only submit young actors with tremendous presence and ability. Leo’s character opens the show with a two-page monologue.



 Curator, Dancemakers



Dancemakers is seeking a full-time Curator. Deadline: Sept 3.

The Curator stewards and implements Dancemakers’ vision through a strong curatorial practice that links RA’s and audiences. The Curator is Dancemakers’ lead artistic position but is not a performance maker for Dancemakers.

Application deadline September 3rd, 2014 at 5pm
Applications should be sent by email only to:

Here for more information.


 Job, NAC



The National Arts Council is seeking the English Theatre Producing Coordinator. Deadline: August 25.

“The English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre is seeking a full-time Producing Coordinator, to be based at our venues in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. This is a rare opportunity to help develop and drive an ambitious agenda for the NAC and to support the vision of a strong national theatre for Canada. The English Theatre is currently engaged in a subscription-driven season of theatre across three primary stages, a ten-member national acting ensemble, a nationwide set of artistic partnerships under the banner of The Collaborations, a cycle of action-research projects called The Study, online theatrical spaces, dynamic programs for education, outreach and artist mentorship, and more.”

Here for more information!


 Submissions, Rhubarb Festival

Cole Alvis, photo by Tanja Tiziana, styling by Vanessa Fischer, make up by Sarah Campbell

Cole Alvis (Associate Festival Director) - photo by Tanja Tiziana, styling by Vanessa Fischer, make up by Sarah Campbell

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (Toronto) is accepting submissions for its upcoming Rhubarb Festival, taking place Feb 12-23, 2015. Deadline: Sept. 12!

Rhubarb seeks to provide artists with the space support to create new works that are honest, powerful, memorable, and often find success beyond the festival. Selected projects will be featured during the festival and will receive technical, production, promotional, and artistic support. In addition to an honorarium, festival artists also receive an unlimited artist pass, allowing them to see work for free by local, national, and international artists in our programme.

Rhubarb seeks proposals for new, not previously produced performance projects and theatrical experiments. Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging creators. Projects should run about 25 minutes in length. Rhubarb encourages submissions from a wide variety of live artistic mediums including theatre, performance art, dance, music, and interdisciplinary or hybrid forms.

The Rhubarb Festival is only accepting electronic submissions. See here for more information!


 Admin Assistant, NEPA

Native Earth Performing Arts

Native Earth Performing Arts

Native Earth Performing Arts is currently hiring for the position of Administrative Assistant, to start Sept. 22, 2014.

Part time position (25hr/week). Compensation TBD.
Applications must be received by 5pm on Friday September 12, 2014.

Applications from all qualified Indigenous candidates are welcome.

Interested parties should apply with cover letter, CV and three professional references as one PDF or word document to Please include Administrative Assistant in the subject line.

See here for more information!


Coming up next:
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.

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