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 Collaborating w/ Communities Workshop


Workshop with Gwaandak Theatre

- Whitehorse, YT -
Oct. 6-7, 2016
Yukon Arts Centre Studio

Register by October 4th, 2016

Artists Collaborating with Communities is an ideal workshop for theatre artists working with communities unfamiliar with making theatre, led by award-winning theatre artist and educator Julie Salverson. Her workshops involve games to bring a spirit of pleasure, play, stories and discovery into the room. Salverson skillfully adds exercises specific to the topic, never losing the spirit of the game, keeping participants in the moment, connecting the body, mind, heart and senses. This workshop delves into specific skills in facilitation and devising, and offers practical strategies and exercises for diverse groups.

About the workshop
The workshop addresses: facilitation, the creation of material when working with diverse communities (and folks not familiar with making theatre), and the specifics of working with partners and building partnerships. It will include exploration of ‘trouble shooting’ with specific situations.



 Call for musicians to audition


Join the Common Thread Community Chours in concert!

- Toronto, ON -
Deadline for applications is Oct 14th

We are looking to collaborate with a small group of musical performers in our upcoming concerts.

Date of Event Saturday, May 27th, 2017

We would like you to teach us a few traditional songs and perform with us!

For more information, CLICK HERE or contact Leanne Piller manager [at] commonthreadchorus [dot] ca


 Call for Dance Proposals


Call for dance proposals!

- Toronto, ON -
Deadline Oct 15th

Anandam Dancetheatre is seeking new works and works-in-progress by artists practicing in Asian, African, Latin American, Arab and Indigenous dance forms, to be presented through the company’s new presenting series, CONTEMPORANEITY.



 TAC Leaders Lab



- Toronto, ON -
Deadline: October 11, 2016

Toronto Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 TAC Leaders Lab program.

This exciting program, now entering its third year, has been created by TAC and The Banff Centre to enhance leadership capacity in Toronto’s arts and culture sectors.

The program is designed for mid- to senior-level arts professionals who have demonstrated the potential to lead change in their organizations, communities or arts sectors.

Participants will be selected in a competitive process managed by TAC. The ideal candidate will share a deep desire to challenge their concept of leadership and manifest change in Toronto’s arts sector.

They will embrace the open exchange of ideas in a cross-disciplinary environment.

Leaders Lab participants will make a commitment to attend a one-week intensive leadership retreat in Banff from April 16-22, 2017, and ten monthly activities and exchanges in Toronto in 2017-18.

For more information, CLICK HERE.


 Call for submissions


Live From the Annex: FUTURE tense

- Toronto, ON -
Deadline Sept 30th

Call for submissions for Musical; Solo; and/or Comedic Acts

All artists/troupes will receive an honourarium–(please note that the two shows take place in the year 2028)
Lee’s Palace (the Cave)
Sat. Nov. 19th; Sat. Dec. 17th, 2016

The year is 2028.

Dr. Clarrah Voyant and Dr Tony Mica [the Harbingers] are experiencing the worst cataclysm known to transhumankind.

They work for the Department of Commiseration, an organization formed after the fall of the Empire.

Their job is to study and monitor the laughter levels of the humanoid population. Knowing that the people are depressed, they are searching for the entertainment that will accompany them on their first space shuttle voyage to Proxima b, the only [likely habitable] planet in the Proxima Centauri system.

Mars is so ten minutes ago. Join our shuttle ride to a better life on Proxima b! And by shuttle ride we mean a two show run of 120 minute cabaret-style shows, [with Toronto’s top comedic and musical artists] to be performed (and live-streamed) at Lee’s Palace’s Dance Cave on stardate 2016-11-19 [November 19], and stardate 2016-12-17 [December 17], 20:00:00 [8 pm].

For more information CLICK HERE


 Music Composition Lab

Female Applicants

Inspiring Young Women to Compose - Applications due Sept 30th

- Virtual / Online -

Luna Composition Lab aims to close the gender gap in the world of music composition by providing mentorship and opportunities for young female composers.

Kaufman Music Center has teamed up with acclaimed composers Missy Mazzoli, Ellen Reid, Reena Esmail and Kristin Kuster to launch Luna Composition Lab, a new program intended to inspire girls and young women to compose. Female composers continue to make up the small minority of professional composers who are consistently performed, recorded and celebrated. We experience a lack of role models and a lack of encouragement to compose at an early age.

To address this gender imbalance, Luna Composition Lab provides aspiring young female composers with:

  • One-on-one mentorship and biweekly lessons with an established female composer
  • Performance opportunity in New York City as part of the Face the Music concert season
  • High-quality recording of their work
  • Instant access to a network of professional performers and composers as well as the chance to meet other aspiring young female composers



 casting call – due Sept 25th

Emerald code Casting call

Emerald code Casting call

Deadline for Self Tapes is Sunday September 25TH at 4:00pm EST.


 Gwaandak Theatre present Centered...

Submission deadline Sept 22nd. Workshop Sept 24th

Workshop Sept 24th

-Whitehorse, YT-

Event September 24
The Guild Hall, Whitehorse, Yukon

Gwaandak Theatre present Centered Creativity, a four-hour workshop designed to help us create from our artistic core with Toronto artist Clare Preuss.

About the workshop
This workshop will focus on daily, weekly and monthly self-care rituals that can help us go deep into the creative self-amidst the hustle of everyday life. We will look at ways to carve out time, space and energy to nourish our artist-self every day. Through techniques such as yoga, visualization, meditation, journaling and solo artistic excursions, we can encourage our creative self to be available and ready for artistic play. Participants will have the opportunity to devise their own life-plan for effective, consistent creation.

When? & Where?
Saturday Sept. 24, 10am-2pm, The Guild Hall

For whom?
For people from all levels of experience and all artistic disciplines. Ages 16 and up.

How much?
$25. Advance registration recommended as space is limited.
(Please contact us if this fee is a barrier to you.)

To register call us at 393-2676 or email us.

Marjolene Gauthier


 Technical Direction Workshop


Workshop presented by Gwaandak Theatre in Whitehorse, YT

- Whitehorse, YT -
September 18 2016

Gwaandak Theatre present an eight-hour Technical Direction Workshop with designer, production manager, teacher and academic David DeGrow.

Centre de la francophonie, Whitehorse, Yukon

About the workshop
This workshop will train the participants in the direction and management of technical theatre, looking at areas such as the construction and installation of sets, the installation and interaction of lighting, sound, and projection in the lead up to a production, and the interaction between a theatre production and a theatre venue during the installation and run of a show. In particular, this workshop will focus on technical direction for theatre venues in Whitehorse, and in other venues around the Yukon Territory.



 Call for Art Facilitator

Art Facilitator Job Posting

Art Facilitator Job Posting

- Etobicoke, ON -
500 The East Mall, Etobicoke ON M9B 2C4
Deadline: applications must be received by September 16, 2016 by 4pm.

Amplify! : Tuning in to the Voices of Youth ‘at the Margins’

Runs October 2016 – May 2017

Arts Etobicoke, a community arts service organization dedicated to bringing the arts into people’s everyday lives and RAY, a multi-service youth space for racialized and marginalized youth in central Etobicoke are seeking proposals from experienced BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) identified art instructors for a project involving a variety of art media in the visual and performing arts (including digital media, textiles, murals, theatre, dance, music, etc.) This project hopes to critically engage youth around issues of power, privilege, art, community and policing. Classes must be designed specifically to meet the needs of RAY youth aged 12-20. Proposals should include ways to engage youth & police officers from Station 22 in art making activities that will strengthen their existing relationship, supports learning and self-expression and that respond to specific circumstances and goals of diverse participants.

Classes will be for up to 15 participants and will be held weekly on 6 consecutive Thursdays from 6-9pm at RAY (500 the East Mall, Burnhamthorpe Collegiate).



 IPAA: Call for submissions

Intertribal Gathering Call for Submission for live performers

Intertribal Gathering Call for Submission for live performers

Click here to dowload the Yukon Artist Call for Submissions


 Casting Call – Children of God


Urban Ink Productions has announced a call for actor submissions for their World Premiere production of Children of God in their upcoming 2016-17 season

- Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver -
Submission Deadline Sept 7th, 2016

Children of God by Corey Payette is a musical about an Oji-cree family whose children were sent to residential school. It takes place in two time periods twenty years apart, and examines how the effects of our past are directly related to our future.

We will be holding musical auditions in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. We encourage actors of Indigenous backgrounds to apply. All roles must be strong singer/actor.

Day 1, Toronto – 09/12/16
Day 2, Montreal – 09/16/2016
Day 3, Vancouver 10/12/2016


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