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Call to Indigenous artists, authors, and media makers: Create to Learn at Home (imagineNATIVE & TakingITGlobal)

“Create to Learn at Home: Indigenous Content Providers are invited to share their digital skills!

TakingITGlobal’s Create to Learn program is launching an at-home training initiative in partnership with imagineNATIVE to support students unable to attend school because of closures for COVID-19 social distancing.

We are looking for Indigenous artists, authors, and media makers who have skills related to creativity and/or digital content production to share in tutorial videos! We are offering a stipend of $250 per video for an individual video or a series of 4 or 8 videos sharing your skills with students and youth who will be inspired by your talents!

Videos will remain your property, but by participating in this initiative you also give TakingITGlobal and imagineNATIVE perpetual, royalty-free rights to reproduce and share your video(s) free of charge with youth across Canada for learning purposes. By participating, you agree to post/share your videos on Instagram and/or Facebook using the #CreateToLearn hashtag and tag @create2learn + @takingitglobal + @imaginenative. You can create and share tutorial videos as soon as you receive an acceptance e-mail, and all videos must be posted/shared by March 31, 2020.”

For more information and to apply, please visit the Create To Learn online form.

-from imagineNATIVE

Call for Submissions: Rendezvous with Madness Festival 2020

The Rendezvous with Madness Festival (RWM) is the first and largest art and mental health festival in the world, hosted each year by Workman Arts in Toronto, Canada. The festival presents local, national and international work exploring themes of mental health and/or addiction issues.

In summer 2020, Workman Arts will move from 651 Dufferin Street (our home for the past 10 years) to the brand new McCain Complex Care and Recovery Building at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). This world-class facility will feature a 300-seat auditorium that will be the new home for the Rendezvous with Madness Festival.

Installation and Performance at 651 Dufferin (Dufferin/Dundas)

The 2020 Rendezvous with Madness Festival will be our last at 651 Dufferin St. It has been the home of Rendezvous with Madness for the past 10 years and we will say our ‘goodbye’ by transforming the entire building into an art activation space that will last throughout the 11-day festival. The activation includes theatre, art, performance, dance, multi-media installation, films, media art, workshops, lectures, community conversations and everything in between.

Artists are asked to propose projects which creatively and effectively transform the space and allow audiences to engage with each other and the site. The work should address relevant mental health and/or addiction topics which centre people with lived experiences at their core.

Live performance at CAMH (1001 Queen St West)

The 2020 Rendezvous with Madness Festival will also be our first in the new 300 seat theatre at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (1001 Queen Street West). This site will feature our film series as well as our mainstage performance series.

Artists are asked to propose projects that have a running time of 60-90 minutes. Productions should include artists with lived experience of mental health and/or addiction issues.

For more information, please visit: https://workmanarts.com/rendezvous-with-madness/submissions/

-from Workman Arts

Call for Submissions – The Gathering: Spring 2020

“THE GATHERING has been a powerful, positive and supportive convening of arts practitioners geared towards sharing strategies in the engagement of indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically-marginalized artists and communities. Since it was initiated by CPAMO in Spring 2016, the Gathering has offered an interactive space where arts organizations, artists and attendees dedicated to advancing performance, advocacy and pluralism can share, discuss common interests and strategize towards a better and more equitably inclusive sector.

The Gathering Spring 2020 | Exploring Anti-Black Racism in the Arts / Performance and Thinking Digitally: Integrative Strategies for IPOC Arts Practice swill in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Anti -Black Racism Unit and Nia Centre for the Arts, host the Major’s Roundtable on the Arts focussing on anti-black racism in the Arts and explore frameworks for understanding the potential of working with digital technologies in IPOC arts practices.

Held over three days, the convening will feature panel discussions, showcase performances, focus groups and networking opportunities for arts organizations, artists and arts sector professionals asking the same questions about anti-black racism in the arts, digital technology, its intersections with one’s artistic / organizational practices all grounded within the EDIP (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity towards Pluralism) lens. The sessions will be aimed at investigating systemic challenges, providing professional development while building organizational and artistic capacity. We aspire to enlivening the many ways in which the arts will support cultural impact, civic engagement and deeper understanding of emerging digital frameworks.
What is the overall concept?

Why are we doing it?
We believe systemic change is more effectively achieved through collective, creative action, and seek to create, support and learn through open source resources, toolkits and strategies to understand how we are influenced, relate to anti-black racism and digital technology in and out of our artistic practices and administrations.

What we hope to achieve? We hope that everyone arrives at a better understanding of the many ways in which we support, create from and within the Arts sector as indigenous / ethno-racially identified artists with a pluralist lens.

Deadline: March 6, 2020

For more information, please visit: https://cpamo.org/2020/02/04/call-for-submission-the-gathering-spring-2020/

-from CPAMO

Call to Artists: City’s 50th Anniversary Art Bus (City of Thunder Bay Public Art Program)

Deadline: Wednesday, February 19, 1pm

“The City of Thunder Bay is pleased to offer this public art opportunity for artists, or artist-teams, to create artwork that will be displayed on the exterior of a City of Thunder Bay Transit Bus in 2020.

New or existing artwork is acceptable, provided that the existing artwork does not make up the entire design, i.e. portions only. The selected artwork will be printed onto adhesive-backed vinyl and applied to the surface of the Transit Bus’s exterior.

This project is supported by the City’s Public Art Committee. Project funding is provided by City of Thunder Bay’s Cultural Development and Events Section, the City’s Corporate Strategic Services Division, and Clean Green and Beautiful Committee. Other funders may be included in the project prior to finalization. Please note that logos may need to be added to your design prior to final acceptance of artwork.

Applicants must live/work/attend school in the City of Thunder Bay. Applicants who currently reside outside of Thunder Bay, but who have lived in Thunder Bay for at least 10 years and/or artists who can demonstrate that Thunder Bay has played a direct role in their success are also eligible to apply. Emerging and more established artists are both welcome to apply. Previous experience doing similar public projects will be considered an asset.”

For more submission details, please visit: https://www.thunderbay.ca/en/recreation/call-to-artists.aspx

-from City of Thunder Bay

Call to Artists for Participation: Inkling Enacted (Red Dress Productions, Toronto)

Red Dress Productions invites artists to participate in Inkling Enacted: a collaborative creative process to develop themes, design, and a call for proposals for a festival of new performance works and works-in-progress that will take place at the Theatre Centre in May 2020, in Toronto.

Inkling is a series of workshops and events that centre disability and equity within collaborative artmaking.

We’re seeking Deaf, hearing, disabled and enabled artists interested in collaboratively developing a framework for a festival of new performance works emerging from diverse artistic traditions including theatre, music, dance, performance art, circus arts etc.

When & Where 

February 1, 8, and 15, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jumblies Theatre at  132 Fort York Blvd, Toronto.

Access notes:

Artists will receive a participation honorarium. The venue is wheelchair accessible.  ASL interpretation will be provided.  We aim to be a scent-free environment.

RSVP by Friday January 24 via email tristan[at]reddressproductions.org with responses to these questions: Which dates will you participate in?  Do you have food sensitivities, allergies, or other considerations? What access supports or provisions would enable your participation?

We gratefully acknowledge our funding partners: Toronto Arts Council (Strategic Funding), Ontario Arts Council, and Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Red Dress Productions (RDP) creates interdisciplinary art, performance, and visual public artworks. reddressproductions.org/inkling

-from Red Dress Productions
Read Red Dress Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Artists: Métis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre (Alberta)

Métis Crossing Public Art Call is open to all Indigenous artists and artist teams residing in Alberta, Canada. Artworks will in some way ‘tell the stories of this place’ and respond to the land and history within the
Métis Crossing.

This Call will be adjudicated through an Advisory Committee. Selected artists will be asked to tour the Métis Crossing grounds and meet with staff and stakeholders before submission of final proposal.

There are a total of (two) opportunities listed in this call.

Total Budget for (two) opportunities: $30 000 (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on January 3, 2020
Artists Awarded Contracts: January, 2020
All Art Installations: March, 2020″

For more information, please read the full call here.

About Métis Crossing and Victoria Settlement
Métis Crossing is a Gathering Place located within the Victoria District National Historic Site along the North Saskatchewan River on the Historic Victoria Trail, in Smoky Lake County. Located on five original Métis River Lots that were established during the Fur Trade era, Métis Crossing is nestled in the center of the original Victoria Settlement which was a vibrant community of families from the many nearby river lots, Fort Victoria trading post, and the Victoria mission. Métis Crossing tells the story of the Alberta Métis, who are a distinct nation of Indigenous people whose diversity is woven together with strong commonalities. Through immersive interpretive programs that include Métis historical homesteads, land based learning opportunities, and the new Cultural Gathering Centre, visitors delight in authentic and meaningful experiences. Since being established, Métis Crossing has been a premiere place for the sharing of Métis culture, Métis gatherings, educational opportunities, and business development.”

-from Métis Crossing

Call for Instructors: Youth Art Enrichment (Dawson City, Yukon)

Closing Date for Applications: Dec 6, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

KIAC is seeking instructors for Youth Art Enrichment, a four-day intensive arts program for Yukon high school students, held in Dawson City, Yukon in March 22 – 27, 2020. Each instructor will teach a group of eight to twelve youth in their selected medium for the duration of the program.

The goal of the Youth Art Enrichment program is to provide Yukon youth who have an interest in the arts and creative industries with an intensive learning experience in one discipline, giving them time to develop skills and to learn from professional artists.

Examples of previous Youth Art Enrichment mediums include: Encaustics, Screen-printing, Digital Photography, Carving, Film, Animation, Improv & Acting, Mixed Media, Beading, Drawing, Painting, Paper-making. We are open to new ideas!

Learn more about the program here.

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture
Read KIAC’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Join the Scarborough Youth Playwrights Hub!

“Have you always wanted to join a theatre group? Test out your writing skills? Try something exciting and new? Join the Youth Playwrights Hub!

The Youth Playwrights Hub is BACK! We, once again, are partnering with Tarragon Theatre to offer free play creation opportunities to youth living in Scarborough! Sign up for nine free playwriting workshops hosted at Scarborough Arts from 6 – 8 pm on Thursday nights from January 9 – March 12th, 2020. This program is open to any and all youth currently attending high school in Scarborough. 

Each participant will work toward developing their own short play that will be shared with the public this spring! These sessions will be co-facilitated by Caitie Graham and Charles Marco Diokno Manzo. 

To be a part of this FREE writing hub all we ask is for you to fill out this quick Google Form, including a short writing submission. (If the nature of this application process is a barrier to applying, please contact education[at]tarragontheatre.com to discuss the possibility of alternative forms of application.)”

For more information, please visit: http://scarborougharts.com/youth-playwrights-hub-2020/

-from Scarborough Arts
Read Scarborough Arts’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Artists: SPRINGBOARD World music – 14th edition of Les Sylis d’Or de la musique du Monde

“Submissions for the 14th edition of Les Sylis d’Or de la musique du monde presented by Les Productions Nuits d’Afrique are open until the 1st December.

Live the experience with 35 others artists, be revealed to public, media and musical industry and take a chance to win many prices for a total value of 50 000$.>  Career development assistance, booking, tours, studio hours, photo shoot, live recording, instruments and more. 
Open to any canadian artist related to world music.

More information – www.sylidor.com

Submission – Français – English

Listen to 2019 Winners  –  Compilation Live 

For assistance, please contact Emilie de La Fléchère – programmation & coordination Balattou-Syli d’Or-Festival Nuits d’Afrique – e.delaflechere[at]festivalnuitsdafrique.com”

-from Les Productions Nuits d’Afrique
Read Festival International Nuits d’Afrique’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory & Map

Appel aux artistes : TREMPLIN Musique du monde 14e édition des Syli d’Or


“Les inscriptions pour la 14e édition des Syli d’Or de la musique du monde présentées par les Productions Nuits d’Afrique sont ouvertes jusqu’au 1er Décembre prochain.

Vivez l’expérience et courez la chance de gagner de nombreux prix d’une valeur totale de 50 000$ :Soutien au développement professionnel, heures de studio, participation à des festivals au Québec, séance photo professionnelle, enregistrement live, instruments et autres prix.Ouvert à tous les artistes et groupes résidant au Canada et ayant un lien avec les musiques du monde. 36 groupes sélectionnés pour la première étape ! 

Plus d’information – www.sylidor.com

Formulaire d’inscription – français – anglais

Écouter les lauréats 2019  –  Compilation Live 

Pour assistance contactez Emilie de La Fléchère – programmation & coordination Balattou-Syli d’Or-Festival Nuits d’Afrique – e.delaflechere[@]festivalnuitsdafrique.com”

-source : Les Productions Nuits d’Afrique
Lire le profil du Festival International Nuits d’Afrique dans notre répertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada