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 IPAA is HIRING – Operations...

NOW HIRING – IPAA Operations Coordinator!

-Toronto, ON-
-Applications due Nov 10th, 2016 @ 6PM-

Click here to see the PDF version of the call




 Equinox Program for NB Indigenous...

Application deadline is Nov 15th

Application deadline is Nov 15th

-Submission Deadline November 15th, 2016-
-New Brunswick Artists-

The Equinox program supports Indigenous artists, curators and groups to engage in artistic creation and professional development. Eligible projects can range from (1) research and development for the creation of new works, (2) creation and presentation of artistic work and (3) activities that support and strengthen the Indigenous arts community.

The Equinox program provides flexible, short-term (up to six months) support to individual Indigenous artists or collectives applying on behalf of small or large groups, arts groups, organizations, community groups, independent arts administrators, and artistic and cultural mediators. Grant funds may be used for organizational development and professional development that will have a positive impact on building the arts ecosystem in Maliseet and Mi’kmaq communities.

Deadline – November 15

Program Description

For more information:


 Call for Applications – Open Art...

Open Art Surgery Submissions accepted until Nov 1st

Open Art Surgery Submissions accepted until Nov 1st

– Application deadline is November 1st, 2016-

Open Art Surgery 2017
A Hip Hop theatre workshop
Call for Applications

Cost – Free for successful applicants.

Open Art Surgery dates
Monday, March 13 – Saturday, March 18, 2017

Application schedule
Application deadline: November 1, 2016
Invited artists informed: November 15, 2016

Apply Here

What is it about?

Breakin’ Convention and Harbourfront Centre know Toronto has a wealth of Hip Hop talent. We also recognize there is a lack of quality professional development opportunities available. We are proud to offer Hip Hop artists/crews a unique opportunity to develop theatrical skills. Participants will work with dance theatre heavyweights, Jonzi D and Crazy Smooth for one week of mentoring, experimenting and devising new work that culminates in a public performance.

Who is it for?

You don’t need to have any previous theatrical experience but you should have a solid understanding of your own Hip Hop discipline (dance, rap, dj, beatbox etc). The course is designed to explore ways of approaching choreography, story-telling, direction and staging. We aim to give you the means to create theatre from fresh, new angles without losing the essence of what you do.

Breakin’ Convention is committed to the elevation of Hip Hop theatre and believe this is a valuable opportunity for even the most accomplished Hip Hop artists.

To read more about the course and to apply click here


 Call for Artists – Urban Ink...

Urban Ink Artist training now accepting submissions

Urban Ink Artist training now accepting submissions

-Submission Deadline is October 30th, 2016-

Urban Ink Productions call for artists for Artist Training Programs
Emerging theatre creators and writers

Urban Ink Productions is calling for applications for The Collective & The Writers Group, our two Artist Training Programs for emerging artists. These programs provides a home for artists to grow their own artistic work, and a chance to collaborate and have an ongoing, meaningful relationship to the next generation of theatre creators.

The Collective is a curated group of emerging artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and artistic practices dedicated to improving their skills as theatre creators. Collective members receive ongoing training from professional artists. The focus is on an interdisciplinary approach to theatre creation.

The group also works alongside our Writers Group to workshop their scripts and participate in readings throughout the season. From November to April, the Collective will meet every 2-3 weeks to participate in workshops with professional artists on disciplines such as voice, movement, music and writing, as well as collaborative creation sessions. Additionally, the Collective will be given the opportunity to see and discuss professional productions in Vancouver B.C.

To apply to the Collective program, please follow the link below:



 Casting call: Indigenous Father &...

– Submission deadline Oct 22, 2016 –

Mentor / youth relationship also considered!


Seeking INDIGENOUS FATHERS & SONS for a Government of Ontario TV AD Campaign that pays $1,500 PER PERSON!!!
– Father: ages 40 to 65
– Son: 18 to 28
– You can also apply as an individual or with a father-like figure!
– NO ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, but open to union and non-union members
**BONUS if you speak OJIBWAY, but not required!
– MUST be available for the following dates:
• Audition: Saturday October 22
• Callback if selected: October 25
• Shoot Date: ONE DAY between November 1-5
– May have to travel to Northern Ontario for filming, transportation will be provided.

TO APPLY please email as a DUO ON BEHALF OF BOTH PEOPLE and send the following info to Sylvia[at]
4) PHOTOS OF EACH PERSON – together or separate



 Apply now to be a part of šxʷʔamət...

šxʷʔamət (home) deadline - Oct 21 2016

šxʷʔamət (home) deadline – Oct 21 2016

-Deadline for applications: October 21, 2016-

Apply now to be a part of šxʷʔamət (home)!

Workshop dates: Jan 30th – Feb 4th, 2017 (Renegade Studios: 3030 E Broadway)
Rehearsals: Feb 7th – 26th, 2017
Play: 11 performances, March 3 – 11th, 2017 (with a preview on March 2nd) at the Firehall Arts Centre.

To apply, email David Ng (outreach[at] , Theatre for Living’s Outreach Coordinator your application, contact information, and answers to the two questions below:

1. We want real diversity in the room, so tell us who you are (age, gender, orientation – whatever you deem relevant), and anything else you want us to know about you?
2. What is your journey and story towards Reconciliation? What needs to be changed for us to have true reconciliation between Indigenous and non-indigenous people?

There are no right or wrong answer to these questions – we are looking for your own personal lived experiences to enrich the play making process…don’t worry, we aren’t putting your real stories on stage, the play that will be made will be a fiction, and whatever you send us is confidential.

Deadline for applications: October 21, 2016
Send your email application to: outreach[at]
For more information email David Ng at outreach[at] or call the office 604.871.0508, or visit our website at this link.


 Job posting: Banff, Director –...

Now hiring!

Now hiring!

-Job posting open until position is filled-

Director, Indigenous Arts

The Opportunity

Are you a leader that wants to set the direction to make our Indigenous Arts programming globally recognized while simultaneously upholding the values of Indigenous peoples in Canada?

Our goal is to have our Indigenous Arts programs meet the needs of Canadian Indigenous artists in the 21st century while increasing the profile and reach of our nationally and internationally renowned Indigenous Arts programs.

The focus of this position will be to develop new programs that bring together Indigenous artists, practitioners and learners to advance contemporary Indigenous artistic expression in Canada and to explore topics of national importance, including calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The role will also take the lead in the creation of new programming and outreach that drives participation by Indigenous youth in Alberta.

The Indigenous Arts department encompasses programming relating to the performing, literary and visual/digital/media art disciplines. The incumbent will provide the expertise necessary to lead the department, envisioning a compelling future for programs that meet the ambitions outlined in the overall program Strategic Plan of the Centre. Reporting to the Vice President, Arts, the incumbent is also responsible for balancing the artistic ambitions of the department with the operational requirements necessary to function efficiently as part of a post-secondary institution.

The incumbent will be expected to draw on their network of contacts within the Indigenous Arts community to attract a roster of world-class creative faculty and program Directors. Together, this staffing complement will create an environment where artists can explore and push creative boundaries to build on existing artistic knowledge and facilitate personal growth and development.

To read more about the position or to apply click here


 Casting Call: Odd Squad


– Submission deadline is October 21, 2016 –

Larissa Mair Casting is currently casting for season 2 of ODD SQUAD! They are searching for new agents!

The agents name is Opaganda. They are looking for a girl or boy, roughly 10-13 years old, open ethnicity, who uses a wheelchair. Production would like to cast someone who actually uses a wheel chair.

The full character description is available on their website:

Union or Non-Union May Apply!!!

This is a fully paid job, Actra rates apply.

To see the pdf of casting notice click here


 CUE radical arts initiative

– Tkarón:to –


Apply for up to $1,000

CUE is a radical arts initiative dedicated to supporting new generation artists (15 to 29 years old) who live and work on the margins.

Artists working in any discipline may apply.

Drop In Mentorship Sessions
Every Thursday in October 2 – 7 p.m. at SKETCH

Drop by to meet with CUE and get one-on-one consultation to develop your proposal.

Richael Laking recommends you contact her directly for any questions about this initiative:

Application deadline: October 28, 2016

For more information visit


 Frontier Series looking for two Inuit...

Submission deadline Oct 7th

Submission deadline Oct 7th

-Submission deadline Oct 7th-

(Recurring) NEEVEE Female 7 – 12
EP 201 & 202. FLUENT IN INUKTITUT. A SWEET, INNOCENT, CURIOUS young INUIT girl who lives in isolation with her grandfather and struggles to understand cultures beyond her own. Neevee is fun-loving and kind.

(Recurring) ANARUQ Male 40 – 65
EP 201 & 202. FLUENT IN INUKTITUT. An Inuit man, Anaruq lives in concert with nature, and is GRATEFUL for the gifts the earth gives him. RESOURCEFUL, SPIRITUAL, and KIND, he takes on the care of others both physically as well as mentoring them with his wisdom. Anaruq bursts with a wry and mischievous sense of humour. His relationship with Harp grows in the short time they’re together despite the fact that neither speaks the other’s language, and they come to understand – and care for – one another through largely non-verbal contact.
OUR OFFICE CONTACT: 416-367-5225


 The ArtsCan Circle now hiring

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Artscan now hiring.

TIME: PART-TIME (16 hrs per week)
DURATION: 8 month contract (with the potential for renewal)
LOCATION: FLEXIBLE. The ArtsCan Circle office is located in Newmarket, ON. but candidate can work remotely.

ArtsCan Circle is a registered charity dedicated to linking creative artists with Indigenous youth at risk in Canada. Our hope is to encourage self-esteem amongst Indigenous youth in isolated communities through a cooperative exploration of the arts. For more information visit

Summary of the Position:



 Movement Culture Workshop

Movement Culture Workshop

Deadline to register October 20

– Toronto, ON –
Deadline date for application October 20

October 31 – November 4, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm
The Citadel 304 Parliament Street, Toronto

Open to dancers, actors, performance artists and movement enthusiasts

Drawing on his performance platform Te Toki Haruru, New Zealand based Charles Koroneho will share his artistic methodologies in movement, creative and performance research.


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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.

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