TO Fringe cdap Lottery closes Nov 4th

cdap lottery deadline is Nov 4th

cdap lottery deadline is Nov 4th

Applications due November 4th, 2016-

td culturally diverse artist project (cdap)
Applications are now open: click here to apply.

PROJECT GOAL: To encourage participation by culturally diverse artists in the Toronto Fringe Festival.

The Toronto Fringe is committed to offering creative opportunities to artists and arts lovers. With the generous and invaluable support from TD Bank, we are able to launch another three years of this project that encourages greater participation in the Fringe Festival by artists who self-identify as culturally diverse. Participation is encouraged by removing some of the traditional barriers to participation.

The Fringe Festival is programmed when shows are drawn at our yearly lottery party from various categories. Those who are drawn from the CDAP lottery category will receive the following:

1. Free entry into the CDAP lottery (usually $28.50 registration fee)
2. Free participation fee into the Festival (usually $750 fee)
3. $1000 cash bursary to assist in covering production costs
4. Networking opportunities with other CDAP participants
5. A paid mentor, to be assigned on a case by case basis to address each participant’s needs

Please note: CDAP artists will never be highlighted, branded or considered different from shows in any other lottery categories.




 Home:Our Way – women’s...

Home Our way - Woman's movement workshop

Home Our way – Woman’s movement workshop

-Vancouver, BC-

Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street

Free Event
Nov. 1st, 2016

Home:Our Way
women’s writing & moving workshop
in partnership with Heart of the City Festival
Co-facilitated by Olivia C. Davies & Rose Georgeson
Nov. 1st, 2016 from 7-9pm for *women-identifying persons”, workshop conducted in a safe space
at The Firehall Arts Centre (Cordova & Gore).

For more info or to hold your spot: Olivia C. Davies


 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:



 Registration open for ALP’s...

Register now for the Personal Legacy workshop!

Register now for the Personal Legacy workshop!

– Registration deadline Oct 22, 2016 –

Toronto, ON
St. Lawerence Market
November 23rd – 27th, 2016

The ALP Personal Legacy Workshop has been toured across Canada, as well as the UK, Caribbean and South America. The workshop is for artists at the emerging intermediate and senior levels working from diverse media and traditions who wish to connect in new ways to their authentic historic bodies as a powerful source for artistic expression.

Our methodolgoy is a combination of African and Afri-sporic performance traditions that open gateways for the emergence of historic truths from critically anchored places.

Workshop Cost: $275. Fee includes personalised archival records and 30 hours of workshop time co-facilitated by Diane Roberts, Zainab Amadahy & Heather Hermant. Workshop hours: Wednesday-Friday (2hrs, 4hrs, 5hrs in the evenings) Saturday & Sunday (8-10 hour days)

To register Email us a short statement (.doc/.rtf/.pdf) containing:
• why you want to participate
• what life experience you bring
• artistic discipline and training (if any)
• your name, phone numbers, mailing address and email
• (attach) a small .jpg photo of yourself

Please send to info[at]arrivalslegacy.com by October 22, 2016.


 This Land, Ontario – round table

This Land, Ontario

This Land, Ontario

– Toronto, ON-

Sunday, October 23rd, (1pm – 5pm)
ROOM 284, 100 MCCAUL ST.
Light refreshments and snacks provided.

The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective in partnership with Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University, Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance and Muskrat Magazine are holding a regional round table and panel discussions as part of their “This Land, Ontario” project. With presentations by Susan Blight, Sage Paul and the ACC-CCA recently hired Executive Director, Clayton Windatt including a community forum to explore our collective futures.

To read more about the project and upcoming roundtable click here


 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]powerhousecasting.com:
4) PHOTOS OF EACH PERSON – together or separate



 Tom Jackson wins the Augie Award

Congratulations Tom Jackson!

Congratulations Tom Jackson!

IPAA member, imagineNATIVE is proud to announce that Cree actor, musician and activist Tom Jackson will receive the 2016 August Schellenberg Award of Excellence.

The August Schellenberg Award of Excellence (the “Augie”) is an annual prize that recognizes significant professional and personal achievement by an Indigenous actor, of any gender, from Turtle Island (North America). The Augie was first bestowed in 2015 and is supported by ACTRA National, the ACTRA Performers’ Rights Society, and through individual donations. Jackson will receive his award at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival’s Awards Gala on Saturday, October 22 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in downtown Toronto.

Tom Jackson has worked as an actor, musician, producer, and activist for over 40 years. Recognized for roles on North of 60, Star Trek, Law & Order, and many others, he is ranked among the famous 50 personalities of the first 50 years of television in Canada. Jackson has also recorded 16 albums; his latest release “Ballads Not Bullets” in support of the Canadian Red Cross.

To read more about the Tom Jackson, the Augie award and imagineNative click here


 Performagraphic by James Luna

James Luna performs in Calgary

James Luna performs in Calgary

-Calgary, AB-

Main Space/Parkade/U-Hall
Sunalta Community
2009 10th Avenue SW

Runs from October 22, 2016 to November 26, 2016

Performagraphic presents a powerful collection of photographic and video works created between 2010 – 2014, referencing his artistic career of over 30 years. In Performagraphic, the viewer finds the merging of Luna’s performance ideals into photographic stills that exist as much more than documentation but rather standalone images addressing cultural identity, representation/history, and the spiritual world.

Approaching his work head on, with biting humour and irony, Luna’s powerful works transform the gallery space into a battlefield, where the audience is confronted with the nature of cultural identity, the tensions generated by cultural isolation, and the dangers of cultural misinterpretations from an Indigenous perspective. Performagraphic is more a lesson in expressive bodywork than that of standard photography presentation.

For more information click here


 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]theatreforliving.com) , 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]theatreforliving.com
For more information email David Ng at outreach[at]theatreforliving.com 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: http://larissamaircasting.com/oddsquad.html

Union or Non-Union May Apply!!!

This is a fully paid job, Actra rates apply.

To see the pdf of casting notice click here

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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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