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Opportunity: Bookings & Outreach Coordinator (Prologue)


“The Bookings & Outreach Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the coordination of school bookings within Ontario and outside of the Greater Toronto Area; as well as bookings in public venues. Responsibilities also include maintaining positive and clear relationships with Prologue artists and artist companies, overseeing marketing and outreach initiatives as part of a collaborative team and maintaining the organization’s CRM database system; among others.

Prologue to the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates opportunities for young people to experience the performing arts within Ontario. Prologue seeks to enrich the lives of every young person in the province through diverse and impactful performing arts experiences. Founded in 1966, Prologue reaches over 500, 000 young people each year through over 1,800 performances and workshops in dance, music, theatre, puppetry, opera, storytelling, spoken word and more. 

For more information, please visit: www.prologue.org

-submitted by Prologue

Call for Artists: Granville Island Community Market (Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture)

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking local visual artists who identify as living with a disability to share a market booth at the Granville Island Community Market this summer. Every Thursday from June – September 2019, Kickstart will be on Granville Island, doing community outreach, and we’d like to have a different artist share the booth with us each week. It is an unbelievable experience and a free opportunity to get your work in front of the public and the opportunity to sell work. This is also a paid opportunity for Artists.

Deadline: ongoing

Kickstart is a Vancouver-based non-profit registered charity, founded in 1998, with a mandate to support and promote artists with disabilities. We do this by presenting professional work by artists with disabilities to public audiences, raising public awareness of their contribution to the arts, and paying the artists for their work.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.kickstartdisability.ca/granville-island-community-market/

-submitted by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture

Call for Submissions: The 19th Annual Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

“The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival provides an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact with and celebrate the arts. The Festival welcomes artists practicing traditional and contemporary art forms and features exhibitions, artist demonstrations, lectures, live music, art installations, and art market, and more!”

For more information, please visit: kiac.ca

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

Epoch Youth Project (Vancouver)

Epoch Youth Project is a collaborative creation workshop and process for youth ages 13-23 that combines dance, theatre and film to explore socio-political themes. The project is co-facilitated by professional artists Laura Avery, Sophia Wolfe, Red Fawkes and myself, Kelly McInnes. The project is free of cost and snacks are provided at each session.

Details: October 2019 – June 2020
Wednesday’s 530-730pm
Kensington Community Centre
There are performance opportunities throughout the season and youth receive a $100 honorarium for their participation.”

For more information and to register, please visit: www.epochyouthproject.com/

-submitted by Epoch Youth Project

Call for Performing Artists in Schools 2020-21 Artist Roster (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

Are you a performing artist with a passion for reaching young people through the performing arts?

Prologue to the Performing Arts is seeking professional performing artists to join our 2020-21 roster of artists working in schools and communities across Ontario. Prologue to the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates opportunities for young people to experience the performing arts within Ontario. Impacting communities for over 50 years, each season Prologue reaches over 500,000 children and youth through 1,800 performances and workshops across Ontario. Prologue works with performing artists in all relevant disciplines (dance, theatre, music, storytelling, spoken word, puppetry and others) who reflect the diversity of Ontario to deliver performances and workshops in schools and community venues. Artists selected for the 2020-21 Artist Roster will receive compensation based on negotiated artist fees for all school and community engagements throughout the year.

For 2020-21, Prologue has identified a series of focus areas – including theatre, puppetry, French and bilingual programming, workshops, programs for younger students and artists who self-identify as belonging to an Ontario Arts Council Priority Group – described below that address current gaps in the Artist Roster.”

For more information, please visit: http://www.prologue.org/join-our-roster/

-from Prologue
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The Possibility Fund and Prologue’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Appel à communications : Se mobiliser par l’art. Comment les pratiques artistiques, muséologiques et éducatives appellent-elles l’action ?

“Colloque international Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) et Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM)

Se mobiliser par l’art. Comment les pratiques artistiques, muséologiques et éducatives appellent-elles l’action ?

15, 16 et 17 juin 2020

La Chaire de recherche UQAM pour le développement de pratiques innovantes en art, culture et mieux-être, le groupe de recherche ArtEspaceSocial et le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal vous convient au colloque international Se mobiliser par l’art. Comment les pratiques artistiques, muséologiques et éducatives appellent-elles l’action ? qui aura lieu les 15, 16 et 17 juin 2020 au Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal et à l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Ce colloque mettra en discussion des projets de recherche, des pratiques artistiques et des expériences de participation provenant du domaine des arts, de la muséologie et de l’éducation artistique.

Les pratiques artistiques, muséales et éducatives qui conjuguent l’art et la participation sociale de personnes marginalisées, l’art et l’éducation inclusive et l’art pour une meilleure santé mentale et physique des individus font partie du paysage culturel québécois depuis plus d’une décennie. Compte tenu de leur déploiement dans différents contextes et auprès de différentes populations ainsi que de l’intérêt grandissant des chercheur.e.s, des praticien.ne.s, des milieux de la santé et des groupes communautaires pour de telles pratiques, les conférencier.ière.s seront appelé.e.s à interroger le thème à partir de la question suivante : Comment et à quelles conditions les pratiques artistiques, éducatives et muséologiques inspirent-elles l’action sur les plans individuel et collectif ?

Les propositions de communications aborderont plus largement les questions suivantes :

D’un point de vue individuel : Comment des pratiques artistiques, muséologiques et éducatives formelles et non formelles favorisent-elles une (re)remise en mouvement qu’elle soit psychique, physique ou intellectuelle ? Comment permettent-elles de mieux se (re)connaître ? Comment agissent-elles sur les habiletés d’une personne à rassembler son énergie, à stimuler sa motivation, à faire preuve d’une plus grande résilience, à activer sa créativité ? Comment permettent-elles de sortir de l’isolement et de se penser comme partie prenante d’une collectivité ? Comment l’art peut-il contribuer à s’instruire et à s’investir dans la poursuite d’un objectif ?  Comment faire face aux enjeux éthiques propres à de telles pratiques ?

D’un point de vue collectif : Comment des pratiques artistiques, muséologiques et éducatives formelles et non formelles favorisent-elles l’inclusion et la participation à une collectivité ? Comment agissent-elles sur la capacité à tisser des liens, malgré les différences ? Comment permettent-elles à une collectivité de se penser comme telle, de devenir visible et audible, d’agir publiquement ? Comment le contact avec l’art et le fait d’en faire l’expérience peuvent-ils contribuer au vivre-ensemble dans une société pluraliste ? Comment ces pratiques favorisent-elles une action sociale et politique ?

D’un point de vue sociétal : À quelles conditions l’apport de ces pratiques pourrait-il être reconnu pour sa complémentarité avec les actions posées dans les milieux de la santé, des groupes communautaires et de l’éducation qui doivent, de plus en plus, répondre à des problèmes complexes nécessitant d’autres types de collaboration, d’autres façons de voir et de faire ? Quelles sont les conséquences de la non-accessibilité à la culture et à l’art sur une citoyenneté effective ? L’évaluation des impacts de ces pratiques telle qu’exigée par les instances subventionnaires est-elle souhaitable ou même possible ? Dans quelle mesure les méthodologies issues des sciences sociales et de la santé peuvent-elles en faire l’évaluation?

Consignes de présentation : Les propositions de communication doivent être rédigées en français ou en anglais en utilisant le présent formulaire. Une confirmation sera transmise dès la réception de la proposition. La durée de chaque communication est de 20 minutes.

Date limite : Nous invitons les candidat.e.s à retourner le formulaire par voie électronique à l’adresse suivante : semobiliserparlart[@]gmail.com au plus tard le 13 septembre 2019.

Un comité scientifique évaluera les propositions et communiquera avec les personnes sélectionnées au plus tard le 11 octobre 2019.

Pour plus d’informations : semobiliserparlart[@]gmail.com”

-soumis par Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Call for Papers: Art as an Agent for Change: How do Art, Museum, and Education Practices Inspire Action?

“International Conference Hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA)

Art as an Agent forChange: How do Art, Museum, and Education Practices Inspire Action?

June 15–17, 2020

The UQAM Research Chair for the Development of Innovative Practices in Art, Culture, and Well-being, the research group ArtEspaceSocial, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts invite you to the international conference Art as an Agent for Change: How do Art, Museum, and Education Practices Inspire Action? , to be held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Université du Québec à Montréal from June 15 to 17, 2020. This conference will provide an opportunity to discuss research projects, art practices, and participatory experiences in the arts, museum education and art education.

Art, museum, and education practices that combine art with the social participation of marginalized groups; art and inclusive education; and art that supports mental and physical well-being have been part of Quebec’s cultural landscape for more than a decade. These practices have been implemented in a range of contexts with various populations, and interest is growing among researchers, practitioners, health organizations, and community groups. Presenters will be asked to explore the conference theme by considering the following question: How and under what conditions do art, education, and museum practices inspire individual and collective action?

Proposals will address the following issues:

From an individual standpoint: How do art, museum education, and formal and informal education practices promote mental, physical, or intellectual (re)mobilization? How do they enable greater self-awareness? How do they affect an individual’s capacity to re-energize, self-motivate, exercise greater resilience, and activate creativity? How do they break through isolation and enable individuals to see themselves as stakeholders within a community? How can art contribute to self-education and a commitment to the pursuit of an objective? How should the ethical issues related to these practices be addressed?

From a collective standpoint: How do art, museum education, and formal and informal education practices promote inclusion and community participation? How do they affect the ability to forge relationships, despite differences? How do they allow a community to identify itself as such, to be seen and heard, and to take public action? How can contact with art and creating and experiencing art contribute to harmonious community life in pluralist societies? How do these practices encourage social and political action?

From a societal standpoint: Under what conditions could these practices be recognized as complementary to health, communication, and education initiatives, which must increasingly respond to complex problems that require additional forms of collaboration, perspectives, and approaches? What are the consequences when culture and art are not accessible to citizens? Are the impact assessments required by funding agencies beneficial or even possible? To what extent are social sciences and health methodologies applicable to these assessments?

Presentation requirements: Conference presentation proposals must be submitted in English or French with this application form. A confirmation will be sent upon receipt of your proposal. Each presentation will be twenty minutes in length.

Deadline: Candidates are invited to email their applications to semobiliserparlart[at]gmail.com by September 13, 2019, at the latest.

An academic committee will evaluate the proposals and contact the selected presenters by October 11, 2019, at the latest.

For more information: semobiliserparlart[at]gmail.com”

-submitted by Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Job Opportunities / Postes à combler (MASC, Ottawa)

“In its 29th year, MASC is a dynamic, midsized charitable organization that works with 140 professional artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. MASC artists work in schools and community settings, offering experiences of artistic excellence and creative process that awakens creativity, deepens awareness and encourages understanding. Performances and workshops are offered in English and French in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, across all artistic disciplines.

MASC Bookings Coordinator

The MASC Bookings Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the booking process for MASC’s programs are managed efficiently, with concern for providing high quality service and for maintaining good relationships with venues and artists. The Bookings Coordinator will carry out these duties in partnership with the Program Directors.

MASC English Program Director

The English Program Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining positive relationships with artists, school board and community partners, with concern for providing consistent, high-quality service. They will be responsible for the development of MASC’s English program, managing a professional artist roster who will offer culturally diverse programs that meet the needs of the clients. They will be responsible for organizing events in partnership with English school boards and community partners and within the MASC organization. They will carry out these duties in partnership with the Executive Director(s), the French Program Director and the Bookings Coordinator.

MASC Office Manager and Event Assistant

The MASC Office Manager and Event Assistant is responsible for the efficient running of all office administrative and support systems, Event support, Social Media and Volunteer management.”

For full job descriptions and more information, please visit www.masconline.ca

-from MASC
Read Awesone Arts/MASC’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

MASC est un organisme dynamique, à but non lucratif, qui collabore avec 140 artistes professionnels de diverses origines culturelles, depuis 29 ans. Ces derniers œuvrent dans les écoles et la communauté, offrant des expériences d’excellence artistique et de processus créatifs qui éveillent l créativité, approfondissent la conscience et encouragent la compréhension. Des spectacles et des ateliers sont offerts en anglais et en français dans l’est de l’Ontario et l’ouest du Québec, dans toutes les disciplines artistiques.

Coordonnateur aux réservations

Le coordonnateur aux réservations est responsable d’assurer l’efficacité de tous les aspects du processus de réservation des programmes de MASC, en veillant à fournir un service de haute qualité et à entretenir de bonnes relations avec les écoles, les établissements communautaires et les artistes. Le coordonnateur aux réservations s’acquittera de ces tâches en collaboration avec les directeurs de programme.

Gestionnaire de bureau et assistant aux événements

Le gestionnaire de bureau et assistant aux événements est responsable d’assurer le bon fonctionnement du bureau et de ses systèmes d’administration, d’offrir une assistance aux évènements, d’assurer la gestion des médias sociaux et des bénévoles.”

Pour en savoir plus : http://www.masconline.ca/fr/qui-nous-sommes/nous-embauchons.aspx

-source : MASC
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Call for Submissions: Myseum Intersections 2020

Myseum of Toronto is launching a call for submissions for our fifth annual Myseum Intersections festival.

Festival Dates: April 1 – 30, 2020
Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 11:00PM (EST)

Myseum Intersections is an annual festival that will take place during the month of April 2020. The festival explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through collaborative exhibits, events, and experiences. Intersections presents a wide array of programming intended to create dialogue on civic issues and inspire a deeper knowledge and appreciation of our city.

Project proposals can range from exhibitions to events such as walking tours, workshops, panel discussions, lectures, public programs, exhibition tours, community celebrations, interactive experiences, walking tours and performances. We prioritize participatory and co-created projects, and encourage collaborative partnerships between organizations, collectives and individuals.

To view examples of Intersections projects from previous years, click here. To see project snapshots from last years’ festival, click here.

Should you have any accessibility concerns that might impact your ability to access or complete the digital submission form, please inform Yan Wen Chang (by email: yanwen[at]myseumoftoronto.com or phone: 416-583-2030) in advance of June 15th, 2019 to allow Myseum to appropriately accommodate your requests.”

-from Myseum

Call for Applications: Yukon Riverside Arts Festival

“The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival provides an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact with and celebrate the arts. The Festival welcomes artists practicing traditional and contemporary art forms and features exhibitions, artist demonstrations, lectures, live music, art installations, and art market, and more!”

For more information, please visit: kiac.ca

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