Arts organizations play a key role in bringing the arts to Canadians. They are contributing to the vitality of our communities and artistic practices – all while managing rapid changes due to demographics, technology and the economic downturn.
That’s why the Canada Council is taking a more strategic approach to organizational development – one that helps arts organizations to build resilience and the capacity to face change and adapt creatively. This approach includes a new grant program, Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development, and a number of related initiatives. Leadership for Change has been developed from the review of Flying Squad program.
Leadership for Change program (includes 2 components)
Grants to collective or sectoral initiatives: for research or consultations that propose collaborative approaches and shared-learning activities (maximum amount: $20,000)
Grants to organizations: for individual consultations with specialists. (maximum amount: $10,000)
Next deadline: December 15, 2013
A section on the Council website that directs arts organizations to online resources and to other organizations offering workshops and tools for organizational development. In development.
Ongoing discussions with the arts sector and non-profit sector to pool existing management resources through research and partnerships with other organizations.
For more information:
Read the Blog: Council’s new program helps arts orgs to manage change
Visit the Leadership for Change web page
Contact: Audience and Market Development:
Koba Johnson, ext.4216 Dance: Laurie Biderman, ext. 5506 Inter-Arts: Sue-Ellen Gerritsen, ext. 4679 Media Arts: Paul Thinel, ext. 5253 Music: Daniel Swift, ext. 5248 Theatre: Nathalie Sabourin, ext. 4480 Visual Arts: José Niaison, ext. 5269 Writing and Publishing: Carole Boucher, ext. 5088
Aboriginal Program Officer, Theatre Section
Competition: 3517 (Internal/External)
Status: Regular full-time
Salary Scale: $66,692 to $80,459
Closing date: November 7, 2013
This is a targeted position for an individual who self-identify as Aboriginal and has knowledge of Aboriginal arts practices.
About the role
Under the direct supervision of the Head, Theatre Section, manages programs of assistance for individual artists, arts groups, and/or arts organizations, according to established policies and procedures; chairs assessment committee meetings, contributes to the development of Council policies; 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 other officers and 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. This is a targeted position requiring special knowledge of Aboriginal arts practices; at times, the incumbent will be called upon to work on various initiatives with the Aboriginal Arts Office. Please follow the link for the complete Role Profile: Professional, Arts Program- Level 2
The incumbent is required to travel up to 60 days per year and irregular hours may result in some overtime.
Basic requirements of the position
- An undergraduate degree in contemporary arts practices or arts administration, or equivalent professional practice in the arts
- Five (5) years of experience in the discipline and experience directly related to the principal responsibilities of the position
- Experience in a national context, the production and dissemination of work by Aboriginal artists and work that is called Aboriginal
- An understanding of the interrelationships and complexities of the artistic milieu, inclusive of the Aboriginal community including the organizations and institutions in the discipline
- Knowledge of the history and current status of the arts and most notably in the field contemporary Canadian English, French and Aboriginal theatre
- General knowledge of the diversity of cultural practices in Canada, including non-Western forms and Aboriginal arts practices
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, teamworking, problem-solving, analytical, time and priority management, organizational and leadership skills
- Ability to adapt and take on responsibilities related to new programs and services
- Ability to synthesize information, write reports, analyze budgets and understand financial statements
- Ability to facilitate consensus and resolve conflicts
- Ability to chair and manage committees
This position requires the use of both official languages. The requirements in the second official language are: an intermediate level in oral and reading comprehension and a basic level in writing.
How to apply
Send the completed application form quoting the competition number listed above and a copy of your resume to the attention of Mylène Mougeot,Human Resources, by e-mail to email@example.com
For more information, please contact Mylène Mougeot at extension 4124 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are committed to providing a workplace that is inclusive and accessible to all. Should you require accommodation during the staffing process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Human Resources team.
Ryan Cunningham is co-starring in a new Canadian play at Canadian Stage called YUKONSTYLE by Sarah Berthiaume.
The Artistic Director has been generous enough to offer a discounted ticket price of $10 for members of the Aboriginal community interested in attending remaining performances.
Use promo code YUKON10 online at CanadianStage.com or 416.368.3110
This discounted $10 ticket is for YUKONSTYLE at the Berkely Street theatre (Front & Berkely). Show’s are at 8pm Wed-Saturday and 2pm Saturday and Sunday.
Invited by Festival PHENOMENA, ONISHKA Productions will present their new collaborative project, recompose, at Sala Rossa on Wednesday, October 23 at 8:00 pm. This will be the first time that the Festival and Montreal, will host such a performance of leading contemporary Indigenous Artists. With this project, Onishka presents an unfamiliar, yet alluring experience to an audience who is eager to discover these unique voices.
recompose was born out of the desire to bring a new generation of Aboriginal artists from many nations and disciplines across Canada together in a creative collaboration. The artists combine 16mm film and visual art, cello and electronic beats, dance and performance, all to infuse the project with their unique vision of today’s world.
The countdown to the end of 2012 is over. The world did not end. But the time we live in is still critical. This is what is meant by the prophecies of the Maya, Hopi, Anishnaabe, and many others. How will we look back at this time in the Future? Will there even be a Future?
Under the mischievous guidance of the tricksters, Emilie Monnet, in collaboration with Cris Derksen, Waawaate Forbister, Maria Hupfield, Geronimo Inutiq (Madeskimo), Melissa Mollen Dupuis, Sonny Assu, and Caroline Monnet, decompose predictions of the Future to recompose new interpretations of the Past. Together, they fulfill another prophecy: “it will be the Artists who will awaken the people” (Louis Riel).
recompose – ONISHKA PRODUCTIONS
Original idea & direction : Émilie Monnet
In collaboration with : Cris Derksen, Waawaate Fobister, Maria Hupfield, Geronimo Inutiq (Madeskimo), Melissa Mollen Dupuis
Visual : Sonny Assu & Caroline Monnet
Thanks so much for coming out for IPAA’s Intertribal Gathering! Here are some pics from the Feast!
Eastside Story Guild in Vancouver, BC is looking for First Nations applicants for the following position as Performing Arts Instructor and Program Director. See HERE for more information!
(Note, this program does run out of a Baptist Church and some knowledge of biblical narrative is required.)
Contact: Tama Ward – Director, SACRED CANOPY SOCIETY
The Git Hayetsk: “People of the Copper Shield” are excited to perform at the final weekend of Artists in the Atrium – this Saturday October 12th!!
They have a wonderful line-up of performances Friday, Saturday & Sunday! Plus our Aboriginal Arts Market with original, hand-made art works perfect for the early-bird holiday shopper. Drop by between 11:00 am and 4 pm for the market, and performances are each day at 12:30 pm.
This is it – the final weekend of Artists in the Atrium – this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We have a wonderful line-up of performances plus our Aboriginal Arts Market with original, hand-made art works perfect for the early-bird holiday shopper.
COME PLAY WITH US! Get Ready for Gwaandak’s First LET’S PLAY! TRIVIA NIGHT
Putting the FUN into fundraising, Gwaandak Theatre kicks off its season with their first-ever Let’s Play! Trivia Night on Oct. 18.
Teams will square off in a zany trivia competition testing their knowledge of Yukon’s rich arts and cultural history. Sharon Shorty and Dennis Allen are emcees-extraordinaire for the event at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre from 7-11 pm. The evening also features live entertainment from the Brass Knuckle Society and appetizers from Antoinette’s.
Funds raised will support Gwaandak Theatre’s upcoming production of The Hours That Remain, a powerful new script from Metis playwright Keith Barker inspired by B.C.’s “Highway of Tears” and the pervasive reality of murdered and missing women in Canada. This haunting play explores the legacy of loss endured by families, friends and community. Gwaandak Theatre and partners including Yukon Arts Centre will present it for youth and adult audiences in Whitehorse and Dawson City in February-March 2014.
“We wanted to find a unique way to raise funds for The Hours That Remain, which we really believe is an important play to share with Yukoners,” says Gwaandak Theatre’s General Manager, Marjolene Gauthier. “People coming to our Trivia Night will support the production while joining in a community event where they can test their Yukon knowledge, laugh with our talented emcees Sharon and Dennis.”
For more information please see the attached press release.
Patti Flather | Managing Artistic Director
Patricia Duchesneau | Marketing Coordinator
Full Circle: First Nations Performance will be holding its annual general meeting on October 17, 2013 at 6pm. Come hear about Full Circle’s plans for this upcoming year and Talking Stick Festival 2014! Refreshments and snacks will be served. Everyone is welcome.
*If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
555 Great Northern Way
Vancouver, BC V5T 1E2
AFTER THE FIRE: Based on Interviews about Idle No More
This collectively created, interactive piece asks:
What brought us to this point?
What does this moment mean to you?
Where do you want to go from here?
With story weaving help by Muriel Miguel
Costume help by Suzanne Smoke
Visual help by Gilda Monreal
Friday, October 11th, 2013 – 8 PM
Clay and Paper Studio
35 Strachan – Cross street Ordnance, south of King
Please use side door entrance
Free – Any donations will be given to INM Toronto
Join us and help keep the conversation going.
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We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.