Apr
20

 NEPA Dance Double Bill – Luu...

NEPA Dance Double Bill

NEPA Dance Double Bill

-Toronto, ON-

April 21-23, 2016.
Thursday-Saturday at 7pm & 9pm.
Aki Studio, 585 Dundas Street E, Toronto
Presented in partnership with DanceWorks CoWorks, this cross-country three-night showcase of Indigenous dance begins with the Dancers of Damelahamid’s signature new piece, Luu hlotitxw: Spirit Transforming, a meditation on the process of introspection, self- discovery, and change that all people must go through.

The evening continues with the hard-hitting and very personal NGS (Native Girl Syndrome), an original work by Ojibwa/Cree dancer and choreographer Lara Kramer. NGS dives into street culture, as enacted in a raw theatrical performance by Karina Iraola and Angie Cheng. Their drug-filled, disassociated personas take the audience on a dynamic journey of addiction, loss, and alienation.

Single Tickets $25 available online.
Double Bill $40 available for purchase by telephone.

Online ticket purchase link:
https://nativeearth.ca/AkiStudio/sumac_start.php?&package=ticketing

Apr
20

 SPARC: Symposium 2016 Call for

SPARC Call for proposals

SPARC Call for proposals

-Haliburton, ON-

SPARC: Symposium 2016 Call for Proposals

Call Deadline:
All submissions must be received no later than Friday, May 20, 2016 at 5pm Eastern Standard Time.

Submission Format:
Must be in Word format. Please develop your proposal using the spell check and word count features of your word processor before submitting it.
Remember more is not better: not following the above guidelines may be grounds for not considering the submission.

Submit via email to:
rachel[at]sparcperformingarts.com

Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communitie
Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October 30, 2016
Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre, Haliburton, Ontario

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
History: The inaugural Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities (SPARC) was held in Haliburton County in April, 2014. It brought together a vibrant mixture of 139 performing arts creators, producers, presenters and animateurs from across Canada, as well as internationally. That event, with funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation, led to a Summit in November 2014 that began the process of evolving a network of regional hubs to connect rural performing artists and organizations. There are three initiatives:

The SPARC website (sparcperformingarts.ca) is in place to foster electronic connection.
The SPARC Network Committee and Coordinator have been listening to and talking with potential members to fine-tune our understanding of what is useful to rural performing artists. It has adopted the Constellation model (http://socialinnovation.ca/constellationmodel) used by the Ontario Non-profit Network, among others.
Symposium ’16, the second of intended biennial symposia, is the next opportunity to bring the developing network together in person.

To see full listing click here

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Apr
20

 Outside Looking In

Outside Looking In

Outside Looking In

-Toronto, ON-

OLI was founded on the principles to give Indigenous youth a reason to come to school each day; show themselves that they are capable of whatever they put their mind to; and that persistence and hard work are life skills that they can transfer to every part of their life in achieving their goals.
Come and celebrate the youth that learned and excelled at these principles and cheer them on with your applause and support at the 9th Annual Performance at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Toronto! Tickets are only $10, and going fast!

Click here for tickets

Apr
20

 OAC Northern Arts grant deadline

Northern Arts Application Deadline May 17th

Northern Arts Application Deadline May 17th

-Deadline May 17th & November 15th-

NORTHERN ARTS

Program for: All

Purpose: To fund arts activity in northern Ontario by northern artists and arts organizations.

Eligibility: Artists, ad hoc groups, collectives, not-for-profit arts organizations with head offices in northern Ontario can apply to this program. Organizations receiving operating grant support may be participants but not applicants to this program.
Deadline Dates: May 17 and November 15, 2016
Applicants will be notified of results 4 months after the application deadline.

Click here to get application & more details

Apr
20

 Headshot Marathon Fundraiser

 Headshot Marathon Fundraiser with Soup Can Theatre & LV Imagery!

Headshot Marathon Fundraiser with Soup Can Theatre & LV Imagery!

-Toronto, ON-

**ALL SPOTS ARE FULL! We are putting names on a wait list in case spots open up, so please do send us an email if you would like to be added!**

IT’S BACK!

After our successful Headshot Marathon Fundraiser in 2013, we’ve brought it back for another round! This spring, we’re teaming up with renowned Toronto-based photographer Lauren Vandenbrook of LV Imagery to give you professional headshots that won’t break the bank!

COST
$175 Flat Fee
*a Non-Refundable Deposit of $50 is due via e-transfer upon booking confirmation
*remaining payment is due on your shoot date, also payable via e-transfer

WHEN & WHERE
9am-5pm
Saturday May 14 & Sunday May 15
The Dirt Underneath Actors’ Space – https://dirtunderneath.com/
205-101 Niagara St

WHAT DO YOU GET ON YOUR SHOOT DAY
*One 30 min session with Lauren
*A professional makeup artist to do touch ups

WHAT DO YOU GET AFTER YOUR SHOOT DAY
*Untouched proofs
*3 re-touched final images sent to you as jpegs

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Apr
20

 JOB POSTING – QUEER YOUTH ARTS...

Job Posting

Job Posting

-Job Posting deadline is May 13th, 2016-

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Queer Youth Arts Program Coordinator.

Salary Range: Contract position. $10,000
Position: Part Time, 8-10 hours per week, September to June.
Reports To: Artistic Director
Start Date: July 2016, planning for September launch

About Buddies’ Queer Youth Arts Program

The Buddies’ Queer Youth Arts Program offers theatre training and performance opportunities for queer, trans* identified and gender variant youth age 18 to 25 who have an interest in theatre, performance, and the creative process. Our programs offer space for artistic risk where youth can develop their creative voice. We support the development of early-in-craft artistic voices by offering access to Buddies productions and professional theatre artists to nurture the next generation of artists, audiences, and community.

The ideal candidate for this position is an artist / educator with a proven track record of working with young or emerging artists, and / or working in a queer context.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from queer, First Nations, trans*, two-spirited, people of colour, and people with disabilities.

Duties include:

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Apr
20

 GENERAL AUDITIONS – CAROUSEL...

GENERAL AUDITIONS FOR CAROUSEL PLAYERS

GENERAL AUDITIONS FOR CAROUSEL PLAYERS

-Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 6, 2016-

Electronic submission can be sent via email to casting@carouselplayers.com
Note: Digital submissions must be in PDF format.

Jessica Carmichael, Artistic Director of Carousel Players, will be holding General Auditions for the 2016/2017 Season on:

Monday, May 30th, 2016 in St. Catharines
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 in Toronto

Actors are invited to submit a headshot and resume. Auditions will be by appointment only. Actors are asked to prepare 1 Canadian monologue of their choice, no longer than two minutes in length. In addition actors are welcome to share a special skill or interest: be it singing, dancing, a musical instrument, puppetry, poetry, an out-of-water swimming routine, etc.

Carousel Players is committed to diversity in its casting and encourages submissions from all cultural backgrounds.

Only successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition time.

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Apr
20

 Singers Playground Spring Performance...

Singers Playground Performance Workshop

Singers Playground Performance Workshop

-Toronto, ON-

Spring Performance Workshops with Micah Barnes Sunday May 1st!

Making the most of your live act is serious business these days. During this 6 hour workshop you will receive one on one coaching from Micah as well the opportunity to perform songs for the class. The popular Singers Playground Performance Workshop has helped thousands of artists deepen their approach to the stage across Canada and The United States. Get the kind of feedback and practical experience that will help you reach the next level in your career.

For singers at all levels of experience. All styles welcome. Class is accompanied. Class size is limited so book early!
Bookings and Info: 416-703-8554 or micah[at]singersplayground.com

SINGERS PLAYGROUND SPRING PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS
May 1st / 12 noon – 6pm / $150 (plus HST $169.50)
Winchester Street Theatre 80 Winchester in Cabbagetown, Toronto M4X 2B2

Apr
20

 Agokwe awarded The Cole foundation...

Agokwe awarded the Cole Foundation Intercultural grant.

Agokwe awarded the Cole Foundation Intercultural grant.

The Cole Foundation is pleased to announce the latest grant winners for the Intercultural Conversations-Conversations Interculturelles (IC-CI) program, established to encourage greater understanding of Montreal’s cultural mosaic by having audiences enjoy professional plays showing diverse cultures on stage and seeing their stories presented. Barry Cole, president and chairman of the Cole Foundation, explains: “Our belief is that these financial awards animate change of theatre practice to include intercultural conversation as part of mainstream theatrical society.” There are three types of intercultural dialogue considered: plays with more than one cultural community in dialogue; plays with only one cultural community- in this case the dialogue is with the audience; and plays that show the uniqueness of the French or English Quebec communities translated into the other language.

This year’s awarded companies

PRODUCTION grant awards go to:  Théâtre La Chapelle- The Agokwe Collective by Waawaate Fobister

COMMISSIONING grants include:  Teesri Duniya Theatre- Missing Girl by Rahul Varma

To see the full list of recipients click here

Apr
20

 Rebecca Thomas named Halifax poet...

Rebecca Thomas names Halifax poet Laureate

Rebecca Thomas names Halifax poet Laureate

For the first time Halifax has named a Mi’kmaq woman as its poet laureate.

Rebecca Thomas will be the sixth person to step into the role, which advocates for literature and the arts.

“We get interpretations of our stories, we get perspectives of our stories, but they’re never from us, they’re always from someone else,” said the 30-year-old spoken word artist.

“To have an indigenous person, in unceded Mi’kmaq territory, in Mi’kmaki, to be able to speak with a Mi’kmaq voice is huge.”

Thomas officially took over from outgoing laureate El Jones on April 1, just in time for national poetry month.

She grew up in Moncton, N.B., and now works in Halifax as the co-ordinator for aboriginal student services at Nova Scotia Community College.

To read more about slam poetry,Rebecca’s hope for her role & to hear an interview click here

Apr
19

 Congratulations to Kim Harvey!

Kim Harvey named 1 of 3 winners of WCT anniversary commission winners

Kim Harvey named 1 of 3 winners of WCT anniversary commission winners

KIM HARVEY’S KAMLOOPA IS FEATURED IN WESTERN CANADA THEATRE’S 40th ANNIVERSARY COMMISSIONS

“WCT is celebrating our anniversary by offering three 40th Anniversary Commissions. In January, WCT announced a call for submissions of interest from B.C. Theatre Creators. We received over seventy-five proposals from playwrights across the province. We were truly overwhelmed by the abundance of exciting project ideas submitted by B.C. playwrights in every stage of their writing careers, from emerging to established. “After much consideration, we decided on three exciting projects to commission that felt like a great fit for WCT,” says Artistic Director Daryl Cloran. “We are very proud to announce Western Canada Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Commissions.””

Following is an excerpt from Kim Harvey’s submission who is one of the selected playwrights:

Kamloopa by Kim Harvey

Three urban Indigenous women travel to the largest Pow Wow on the West Coast: Kamloopa. These women are on a quest, gathering their answers to find what it means to be an “Indian” when you don’t know your language, you can’t dance traditionally and you don’t even know where you come from. Kim says, “I’d like the opportunity to explore and share, that as tragic as colonization has been, cultural revitalisation is filled with humour if we just let ourselves experience it that way.” Kim Harvey is an actor, director, educator and emerging playwright. She is from the Tshilqot’in, Syilx, Kutenai, Dakelh and Canada Nations.

The other selected playwrights include: Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille & Jordan Hall

For more information about the Western Canada Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Commissions click here

Apr
19

 “Made in Yukon” street...

- Gwaandak now accepting applications for “Made in Yukon” Street Theatre & Show.
Deadline April 22, 2016 -

"Made in Yukon" Street Theatre

"Made in Yukon" Street Theatre

MADE IN YUKON STREET THEATRE

Deadline: Friday April 22 11:59PM

Ever wanted to do street theatre? Street dance? Street performance of some kind?

Got an idea? Got a group?

We are looking to animate Whitehorse during the Magnetic North Theatre Festival!

We are looking for performing artists and organizations to perform at diverse outdoor locations (such as Lepage Park, Shipyards Park, Main Street, on the Wharf, around the Roundhouse and Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre) during the Magnetic North Theatre Festival!

Each performance will be free and accessible to all Whitehorse citizens and visitors with at least one performance per day during the 10-day festival (June 9 to 18).

All performance types are welcome, and while artists are expected to supply all the equipment required for their performance, “Made in Yukon” will secure access to the performance location. An honorarium is provided, and performers are welcome to pass the hat if they wish.

For more information click here

Click more to see the Made in Yukon show application criteria

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