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 Call for Kamloops artists – WCT...

Submit your story to the 4th annual High Wire Festival

Submit your story to the 4th annual High Wire Festival

-Submission Deadline July 29th, 2016-


The 4th annual WCT High-Wire Festival is looking to feature your story!

Western Canada Theatre is looking to the residents of Kamloops to share their personal stories and experiences in the city. The stories collected will be utilized as the inspiration to create the newest installment of the High-Wire Festival – SECRET CITY.

SECRET CITY is a unique, personal, audio adventure, created by local artists, that features the true, untold stories of the citizens of Kamloops – like you – that reveal a secret side of our city you didn’t know.

The only stipulation is that stories must be true, they must be yours to share, and they must be connected to a specific, physical location within Kamloops. Do you have a secret you’ve never told, a heartfelt memory, a moment of heartbreak, an instance of valour, or a story of love? Are you reminded of it every time you pass that park bench, or store front, or graffiti tag, or stop sign? Then we ask you to please share it with the artists behind SECRET CITY! Let your memory of the starlit summer night you strolled through Riverside Park and paused under the giant oak to share the kiss that told you this was forever be turned into a work of art!




 Winnipeg Arts Council National Call to...

National Call to Indigenous Artists Deadline September 8th

National Call to Indigenous Artists Deadline September 8th

- Submission deadline September 8th, 2016 -


National Call to Indigenous Artists for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications

Deadline: September 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Budget: $400,000 (total for three opportunities:one at $200,000; two at $100,000)

The Winnipeg Arts Council invites First Nations, Métis and Inuit visual artists residing in Canada to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to create public artworks for three opportunities in Air Canada Window Park in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, located on Treaty One territory.

Interested artists/teams must submit a complete application package to be considered.

Click here to download the Call-to-Artists and Application Forms, Existing site conditions & Public Art Guide for Artists


 GTNT Seeks new Artistic Director

Artistic Director application deadline is August 29th

Artistic Director application deadline is August 31st

- Application deadline August 31st, 2016 –

Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre Artistic Director, Job Opportunity!

The GTNT Board of Directors is looking to hire a new Artistic Director!

The board is seeking an outstanding, creative and inspirational individual who will lead the theatre to new levels of artistic achievement The Artistic Director (AD) will primarily be responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing GTNT’s artistic vision and theatre season programming

As this is an organisational leadership role, interested applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Minimum education of Bachelor of Theatre Arts or equivalent combination of education and experience
Preference will be given to candidates who have five years of significant professional artistic experience (experiences as an artistic director, producer,or other artistic leadership roles)
Strong track record of professional theatre production and developing new works for the stage
Experience working within non-profit / theatre organisations (theatre planning, budgeting, and project execution)
Experience working with First Nation and Métis communities
A more detailed job posting is attached to this email. If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email Irene Oakes ( a cover letter and c.v. by August 31, 2016.

** Those selected for an interview will be contacted in early September!

To read the full job description click here


 WFF’s Aboriginal Filmmaker...

Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship applications accepted until August 29, 2016

Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship applications accepted until August 29, 2016

- Application deadline August 29th, 2016 –

WFF’s Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship is a three-day creative and business immersion experience to be held from December 1 to 3, 2016 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit, and has opened up nationally for up to six emerging Aboriginal Canadian film artists with short film, webisode projects or television pilots to attend.

Designed to advance Canadian Aboriginal talent, this program focuses on strengthening and advancing short script projects by facilitating feedback from a group of mentor filmmakers who are successful, well-respected members of the Canadian film community.

WFF’s Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship is sponsored by Canadian Media Fund, Creative BC and APTN, and Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre.


Days 1 and 2 of the Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship will focus individual and project-specific feedback through a series of one-on-one sessions with four mentors, as well as group sessions in order to strengthen their projects. Feedback will include everything from where to take your script, to what changes the project may require in order to move it to the next level as well as finding it’s audience once the film is made. The facilitator will provide a high level of strategic advice and counsel to the filmmakers over the course of the Fellowship helping them to address feedback from Industry mentors. On day 3, the participants will attend WFF’s industry Summit where they will gain firsthand insight into the world of narrative short-form storytelling through a full day of panel discussions, pitches, networking and screenings with filmmakers and industry experts, including the MPPIA Short Film Pitch and the ShortWork Showcase screening and reception. Participants will also have access to Festival screenings and the WFF’s industry Summit from December 1 to 3.




 Rallying Da 6 seeking Indigenous...

Friends in Toronto Community Services, is hosting “RALLYING DA6 AGAINST VIOLENCE” on July 23, 2016 at 11am.

They are looking for performers from the First Nation community and speakers who would be willing to send a message to the city about violence. They are also looking for someone to perform an opening ceremony.

They have confirmed commitment from many stakeholders including City of Toronto – crisis response unit and Toronto Police.

If you know any one that is passionate and committed to the issue of stopping violence and would be interested in participating please forward Paula’s contact to them – .

Please find attached the poster and the document that explains the event.

Rally da6 seeking Indigenous performers

Rally da6 seeking Indigenous performers


 Seeking voice talent for PSA’s

Male or female talent, no age preference. Actors required as soon as possible.

The project focuses on wildlife and habitat preservation in Canada. There are two PSAs that will be aired and the scripts have already been translated.

In need of the following languages:

Please send your demo directly to Lisi Hentz through email as soon as you are able.

Thank you

Lisi Hentz


 Call for submissions – festival...

Call for submissions - festival of light Edmonton Valley Zoo

Call for submissions - festival of light Edmonton Valley Zoo

- ENTRY DEADLINE: August 1, 2016 -


We are currently seeking organizations or individuals (local artists, architects, designers) with a passion for the arts and the environment to share their vision with the local community. This year we are opening the floor to anyone with an artistic vision, who is interesting in designing an exhibit for the up and coming festival. The theme of the competition is “Alternative Energy”. This theme allows our artists to show their creative side with few restrictions, so individuals or teams are able to work with different light materials, ice sculptures or any other creative ideas to come up with a winter light themed exhibit. Keep in mind, many of these exhibits will also include the stars of the Edmonton Valley Zoo themselves, the animals!

Below is a series of questions we will need you to answer in order for this to be the best Festival of Light yet! Also a few things to keep in mind are:

- Chosen projects will be provided with a budget of $3,500.00. You’re use of the funds is discretionary as long as the project approved is the project built.
- Power will be provided by the Edmonton Valley Zoo, you just need to ensure the exhibit is maintained, keep in mind our harsh winter conditions. Your project must include power needs and specifications…keeping mind alternative energy sources are the preferred manner. We require our artists to use timers to minimize the power used during the 10 day festival period.
- Be creative: anything goes here with materials, this can be ice, lights, anything! Just let us know what we can help provide to you!
- It is a city wide festival, so people from all over Edmonton will be able to view your submission, so it is a great way to gain awareness about your work.
- This is fun! So keep it light-hearted and enjoyable! We want energetic people with a love of the arts to share in this experience.

Click here to see a site layout plan, and start dreaming and planning your submission today.
Download your application by clicking the “Artist Application” above, then fax, email, or mail it to the address shown.

For more information, or to ask specific questions email FOL_Competition[at]


 2-SPIRIT CABARET – Call for...

2-Spirit Cabaret call for submissions

2-Spirit Cabaret call for submissions

- Submission Deadline: August 1, 2016 -

in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Native Earth Performing Arts, in partnership with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, is proud to introduce the 2-Spirit Cabaret, an evening featuring 2-Spirit, Trans and Queer-identified Indigenous artists! Please join us for a showcase of spoken word and performance, taking place November 11, 2016 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.


DEADLINE: August 1, 2016.

Please submit a one-page Letter of Interest describing your proposed performance piece and its connection to the 2-Spirit, Queer or Trans experience and identity. Please also include with your submission:




Call for participants

Call for participants

- Registration deadline is Monday July 31, 2016 -

Tahkwahkun Achimowin ~ Autumn Storytelling Gathering
August 25th to 29th, 2016 at Gabriel’s Crossing, SK

This is a four-day educational and professional development experience and each participant should be prepared for a unique hands-on cultural experience in mentorship with respected Knowledge Keepers and storytellers.

Who Should Participate?
• community members
• students – 18 years+
• storytellers
• visual artists
• musicians
• dancers
• singers and
• emerging &/or professional theatre practitioners

Activities will include but not be limited to the following:
• Berry picking, drying & pounding
• Bannock Making
• Medicine Walks
• Cultural Activities – beadwork, painting, jigging and singing
• Campfire/Storytelling – with special guests
• Optional cultural ceremonies will be available

Participants are expected to take part in all components based on a rotational daily schedule.

To Register: More...


 Casting call for Feature Film –...

Casting call for Feature Film – “His Master’s Voice.”

-Cities for response Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal-

Shooting begins July 17th In Ottawa

Deadline for submissions ASAP
Shooting starts Sunday July 17, 2016
Shooting finishes Sunday August 21, 2016
Rate and union ACTRA

Storyline After seeing a documentary on a special U.S. research unit in the 1970s who was tasked with decoding a signal from outer space, Peter embarks on a journey to find his estranged father, whom he believes was working on the scientific team

Comments Talent based in the National Capital Region will be given preference, with some exceptions given for talent from outside of the region.

The Quiet Voice Productions Inc.
Feature Film
Associated breakdowns July 5, 2016 12:46 PM, June 30, 2016 4:51 PM,June 30, 2016 3:08 PM, June 30, 2016 3:07 PM, June 26, 2016 6:38 PM

Production Team:



 CBC DOCS: SHORT DOCS – Call for...



-Application accepted now through September 31, 2016-


Emerging Indigenous storytellers are invited to submit pitches for multi-platform short documentaries. CBC Docs: Short Docs is seeking point-of-view short doc content that offers a modern reflection of Canada through the eyes of emerging Indigenous creators, telling the stories of young Canadians who are challenging the past to define their future.

The call for submissions follows the successful launch in May of CBC Docs: Short Docs, and is part of CBC’s continued expansion of innovative offerings in the digital space.

Interested filmmakers are invited to apply through September 30, 2016. The selected short docs will be distributed across CBC’s multiple digital platforms throughout 2017.

To apply check out the link:


 URBAN SHAMAN – Now hiring:...

Urban Shaman now hiring!

Urban Shaman now hiring!

-Application deadline July 25th-

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for the administration and financial wellbeing of the Organization including finance and legal matters, grants and special funding, filing, day-to day gallery operations, outreach and public relations.

Accountability and Authority:

The Employee shall report to the Director of Urban Shaman Inc.

Employed by and responsible to Urban Shaman Inc, the Administrative Assistant co-manages the Urban Shaman Gallery with the Director.

The Administrative Assistant shall play a key-supporting role in ensuring Organizational policy compliance especially including Finance Policy.

Key relationships of the Administrative Assistant include: Director; Bookkeeper; accountants/auditors; Outreach Coordinator; Preparator; volunteers; artists; members and Board members; funders, and the general public.

Click here to see the full job description

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