Sep
04

 Seeking Bones, Archer Pechawis

Archer Pechawis

Welcome new IPAA member Archer Pechawis!

MOCCA (Toronto) presents Seeking Bones a new multi-media performance by IPAA’s newest member Archer Pechawis, on Sept 5!

Seeking Bones is a live multi-media performance with song written by Cheryl L’Hirondelle. It asks: What place do we occupy in the gallery?

Accompanied by his digital drum, Pechawis will perform a song in his ancestral language, Cree.

A survey of MOCCA from the Pleistocene to Anthropocene, Seeking Bones considers MOCCA from cultural, chronological, geological, and hydrological perspectives.

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Sep
02

 Making Treaty 7

We Are All Treaty People. Photo by Arnell Tailfeathers

We Are All Treaty People. Photo by Arnell Tailfeathers

Making Treaty 7 premieres Sept 11, 13 & 14 in Calgary with over 20 First Nations and non-Aboriginal performers.

Making Treaty 7 is a groundbreaking theatrical presentation that explores the historical significance of the events at Blackfoot Crossing in 1877, while investigating the consequences and implications of Treaty 7, 137 years later. Making Treaty 7 invites people of all backgrounds and ages to consider an enlightened, sustainable future for everyone – together. Join us as a diverse and talented ensemble of over 20 First Nations and non-Aboriginal performers, musicians, dancers and poets breathe life into a story everyone should know.

Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Chautauqua Tent, Heritage Park
Tickets: $40.00+GST

For tickets and more information, see here!

Sep
02

 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.

CONTRACT DATES
: 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 theatreaurora@rogers.com. Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

See here for full listing.

Sep
02

 Billy Merasty, NEPA...

William Merasty

William Merasty

Native Earth Performing Arts announces Billy Merasty as this year’s Playwright-in-Residence.

With the support of the Ontario Arts Council, Billy will be developing his script Godly’s Divinia, a story based on his brother’s life. Billy is also assisting with NEPA’s Animikiig Training Program. Billy has been working with Native Earth since its inception and is an invaluable artist in the Indigenous theatre community.

Congrats to both Billy and NEPA!

Aug
22

 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.

Aug
20

 Job, Clay and Paper Theatre

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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.

Aug
20

 Prismatic Arts Festival

Santee Smith in NeoIndigenA

Santee Smith in NeoIndigenA

Prismatic Arts Festival, for new works by culturally diverse and Aboriginal artists, is taking place in Halifax from Aug 21-29.

In free and ticketed events audiences of all ages can experience new artists and new art forms, and they can engage with the cutting-edge work of local artists and performers from across Canada. Prismatic is 21st century Canada in all of its vibrant, diverse, and challenging facets.

IPAA member Kaha:wi Dance Theatre will be performing NeoIndigena on Aug 23 @ 4:30pm at Alderney Theatre.

See here for full schedule!

Aug
20

 Corey Payette, AD of Urban Ink!

Corey Payette

Corey Payette

IPAA member Corey Payette appointed Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Urban Ink Productions. Congratulations Corey!

Corey Payette is proud of his Oji-cree heritage from Northern Ontario and has worked as a playwright, actor, composer, and director across Canada. He founded Raven Theatre Performance Society focusing on new works by Indigenous artists, has worked as an Artistic Associate with Full Circle: First Nations’ Performance, Educations Coordinator with the Talking Stick Festival, and produced the Moccasin Trek tours, facilitating 100 workshops for over 5000 youth in schools around BC. This past April, Corey assisted Yvette Nolan and Sarah Garton Stanley with a two tier project, The Summit at the Banff Centre produced by the National Arts Centre – English Theatre, the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, and the Luminato Festival. In 2015, Corey will be the Associate Producer of The Study – a two week investigation into the broad spectrum of the Indigenous body of work being created within Canada’s borders.

Aug
20

 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.

Aug
20

 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.

Aug
14

 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.

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Aug
13

 Curator, Dancemakers

Dancemakers

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: info@dancemakers.org

Here for more information.

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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.

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