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 Thunderbird Stories contest

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Contest Details

​Thunderbird Stories is proud to announce our second year hosting a National Indigenous writing contest. The contest will run to February 29th, 2016.

For more information on how to participate please email info[at]

Rules & Guidelines

1. Must provide proof of Indigenous ancestry (Status, non-status, Métis or Inuit)
2. Must be Canadian
3. Must be under 3000 words
4. Story must contain Indigenous content
​5. Submit your story to here in a PDF file
6. Submit story by February 29th 2016, 5:00pm Eastern Time



 OAC: First Steps grant

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First Steps:

A new opportunity for artists looking to gain experience teaching in schools and communities

The Ontario Arts Council has introduced a new component into the Artists in Education and Aboriginal Artists in Schools programs: the First Steps category.



 Editing Mentorship

ImagineNative LogoImagineNative Film + Media Festival has partnered with the The Harold Greenberg Fund to present an Indigenous Story Editing Mentorship!

This initiative aims to increase Indigenous expertise in feature film script development from all creative contributing points, by providing one selected applicant a nine-month mentorship (January to September 2016) with established HGF Script Readers.
The deadline for applications is December 14, 2015! More...


 Open Casting Call – Aboriginal

- Vancouver, BC -

Feature Film: A story of survival set 20,000 years ago during the ice age.

Looking for: First Nations teens and young adults 17-30 years of age in excellent physical shape · First Nations men and women 18-55
years of age.

Vancouver Casting Session on Saturday December 5th, 2015
Location: Squamish Nation Employment & Training Office
345 West Street, Vancouver, BC

Office: 604-222-2543
Cell: 604-828-4277


 Casting – Native American

Mambo Casting - Native American- Southern California, U.S. –

Males and Females ages 24 to 70

$1283 weekly rate

“Land” is a modern western about Indians, Whites and Distance. Longing, bureaucracy and abuse. Set in and around a reservation.

Shoots in February 2016

Contact: , phone: (323) 443 – 1642


 Call for Proposals: The Life and Work...

photo courtesy of Calgary Sun

photo courtesy of Calgary Sun

- Edmonton, AB –

Metro Cinema & Theatre Alberta Celebrate the Life of Micheal Green, co-founder and co-artistic director of Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre.

Artists of all disciplines are welcome to submit works towards an evening of tributes and performances on Monday, February 8th, at the Garneau Theatre in Edmonton.

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2015.  Email Pamela Anthony: or submit by phone 780.425.9212.

for further details see article by  Theatre Alberta

All proceeds go to support the work of Making Treaty 7 & One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre


 Full Circle – Now hiring!

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-Vancouver, BC-

Deadline: Nov 27, 2017 – 5:00pm

Full Circle: First Nations Performance is a not-for-profit performing arts society, founded in 1992. Our mandate is to create opportunities for Aboriginal artists, writers and performers to express the reality of Aboriginal experience and to work in harmony with Aboriginal traditions while engaging contemporary performance technique in an interdisciplinary fashion. Full Circle also presents the Annual Talking Stick Festival. This vibrant citywide festival provides a stage for extraordinary Aboriginal artists; established and emerging, national and international, performing live music, dance, theatre, multi-media, storytelling and performance art.


Working under the direction of the Artistic Managing Director and working closely with the Managing Producer, the Office Administrator will oversee the smooth delivery of day to day operations for the organization.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

All qualified candidates will be considered. Candidates of Aboriginal, Indigenous or Intercultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


 Toronto Fringe – Call for...

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-Toronto, ON-


Submission Deadline: Friday November 20th, 2015 by 5pm
Interviews: December 7-11th, 2015
Start Date: Tuesday February 16th, 2016 until Friday July 29th, 2016
The Fringe is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Through the generous assistance of TD Bank, the Toronto Fringe is seeking an ambitious, producer-in-training to become part of the Fringe team from mid-February to the end of July 2016 (total 24 weeks). The TD Emerging Producer will work directly with the Managing Director on all aspects of festival preparation. The position is a full-time, paid mentorship and is available to candidates with less than 3 years related experience. More...


 Job posting: National Theatre School of...

National Theatre School of Canada

National Theatre School of Canada

- Montreal, QC -
Job posting: Coordinator for the acting program and assistant to the Artistic Director – English Department.

Please send a detailed letter of intent with your résumé by November 5th, 2015 to info[at] with the subject heading: Coordinator and Assistant to AD 2015.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Established in Montreal in 1960, the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) is the leading professional training institution for theatre artists in Canada. We are a co-lingual place of learning, offering programs of the highest quality in English and French to actors, directors, designers, production specialists and playwrights.

The NTS — a hub of intense and flourishing creative and practical activity — is providing its carefully selected students with access to a wide range of approaches, work methods and expertise. We have developed our hard-earned reputation by promoting pedagogical practices that embrace tradition while also championing invention, that place equal value on both performance and creation, and that are constantly questioned and adjusted.



 Native Voices at the Autry casting

-Los Angeles, California-

Native Voices at the Autry

Seeking Native American actors for the 5th Annual Short Play Festival
Sunday, October 25 from 10 am – 1 pm

Where: The Autry Museum
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027


 Friday is the last day to register!

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“Storytelling has always been with us for 100s, and 1000s of years because we come form an oral tradition” – Cherish Violet Blood

This series is apart of FLAME
FLAME is a series of FREE ART programs for queer and trans young people under 29, that is rooted in self care and community building. We want more spaces to make art, to share our stories and also to celebrate our work!!

There is an understanding on taking part in the program that we will all be working to creating safer spaces and to support each other as we aim to have good respectful relationships with our communities, ourselves and this space we call Toronto. More...


 TDSB – Opportunity for artists


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-Toronto, ON-

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has opportunities for Aboriginal Artists & organizations.

(1) Opportunity to work in high schools
(2) Invitation to information session

The TDSB runs a high school course called “Expressions of Aboriginal Culture” (NAC 10). It’s a grade 9 Native Studies course in the arts. The TDSB has designated funding to support these classes, specifically to invite Aboriginal artists to do workshops.

This could be an excellent opportunity to connect with Toronto high schools, either for your organization, or for individual artists within your organization.


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The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre
A collaboration between IPAA, Debajehmujig Storytellers and the National Arts Centre English Theatre called The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list we maintain as a result of this collaboration.

The Summit - 12 Indigenous performing artists led the conversation at the Banff Centre (April 21-24, 2014)

#Study/Repast - 40 Indigenous performing artists explored Indigenous theatre at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre (May 5-16th, 2015)

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