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Virtual Mentorship Program: Designing Accessible Futures (Toronto)

North York Arts and The Cyborg Circus Project present a City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Program.

Designing Accessible Futures is a free six-month virtual mentorship program for Deaf, *Mad or Disabled artists living in Toronto.

Running from November 2020 to March 2021, we are recruiting six artists who are looking for support to run their own project or program.

Who Should Apply?

Deaf, Mad, and Disabled artists living in Toronto, with some experience in their chosen discipline who are looking for support to run their own project or program.  This program will provide mentorship and guidance for artists and is best suited for people who have not yet begun or are at the beginning stages of their project.

For example, someone who has participated in several theatre projects has an idea for a show they would like to create, but doesn’t know how to get started on the process. Or, someone who is interested in starting a community program, but is unsure of how to set it up, or how to get funding.

Everyone who participates in the program will receive an honoraria of $200 for their time.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from North York Arts

Call for Creative Connect Mentors (Nia Centre for the Arts)

“Designed with the needs and lifestyles of artists in mind, Creative Connect is a FREE art-based mentorship program that offers new opportunities to expand your knowledge, develop your artistic skills, and be part of a community that is dedicated to helping you carve your own path in the creative sector!

Supporting one another is one of the bedrocks of Black community. Navigating life, artistic pursuits, and careers can be difficult. Mentorship helps you find the resources, gain the skills, and open the doors to help you navigate your way to success.

Mentorship plays a key role in developing and shaping careers within the arts, from meeting the right people and building connections, gaining resources, opportunities, and more. A rich and longstanding tradition, mentorship is a great way to share knowledge, form healthy and supportive relationships, and empower you to visualize, pursue, and secure a path forward to success.

Call for Creative Connect Mentors

Becoming a supportive ally in the lives of youth empowers them to access the pathways to success, accomplish their goals, and become agents of change within their lives and community.

The Creative Connect program provides you with opportunity to support, share your knowledge, and expand the minds and skills of young artists and creatives through the transformative power of mentorship!”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Nia Centre for the Arts

Appel de projets : Le studio virtuel / Call for Projects: Virtual Studio (Wapikoni mobile)

“Le studio virtuel accueille une nouvelle cohorte!

Si tu es un.e membre des Premières Nations, Inuit ou Métis, une personne créative, que tu as déjà fait un film et que tu as envie de faire un autre projet artistique, participe à la nouvelle cohorte!
Peu importe ton âge, tu peux y participer!

Le studio virtuel, c’est un espace en ligne pour dĂ©velopper et rĂ©aliser tes idĂ©es ! En solo ou en Ă©quipe ? Court mĂ©trage, balado, projet photo, capsule journalistique?… tout type de projet est possible! Nos cinĂ©astes-accompagnateur.trices et intervenant.e.s sont lĂ  pour t’appuyer.

Les prochaines cohortes
✨ 9 novembre au 11 dĂ©cembre 2020
✨ Janvier – FĂ©vrier 2021 (dates Ă  confirmer)

Pour participer:

  • Remplis le formulaire :
  • Avoir accès Ă  Internet, Ă  un ordinateur, Ă  une camĂ©ra et/ou un tĂ©lĂ©phone intelligent (si le projet nĂ©cessite des images)
  • S’engager pour un minimum de 6 heures par semaine pour la durĂ©e totale du projet (5 semaines)

Inscris-toi au plus tard le 18 octobre Ă  23h59.
Des questions? Écris-nous à studiovirtuel[@]

The virtual studio is back and ready to welcome a new cohort.

If you are a First Nations, Inuit or Metis, a creative person, have already made a film and can’t wait to do another artistic project, then the virtual studio is for you! No matter your age!

The virtual studio is an online space to create and realize your ideas! Short film, podcast, photography project, journalistic capsule?… any type of project is possible! Individual or collective project? No worries! Our filmmaker-mentors and outreach workers are here to guide you.

The next cohorts:
✨November 9 – December 11 2020
✨ January – February 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

To participate:

  • Fill out the form:
  • Have Internet access
  • Have access to a laptop, a camera and/or smartphone (if to project involves images)
  • Be available at least 6 hrs per week for the duration of the project (5 weeks)

Sign up before July 19 at 11:59 P.M.
Questions? Write to us at studiovirtuel[@]”

-from Wapikoni mobile

Call for Entries: 18th Annual Regent Park Film Festival’s Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition

“The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is inviting up-and-coming filmmakers to submit their short films and project proposals for our Closing Night event, the Emerging Directors Spotlight and Pitch Competition!

Part showcase and pitch event, this exciting platform highlights the best of Canada’s emerging talent, who then pitch their next project to a jury of industry experts. 

This year, there will be two categories, SCRIPTED and UNSCRIPTED. One winner in each category will receive a development deal from CBC* and $1000 from RBC. 

If you wish to be considered in both the SCRIPTED and the UNSCRIPTED categories, you must complete a separate application form and pitch for each. You will be a finalist in only one category.

The Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition is free to enter, open to all ages and directors, producers and creators of all genres and styles. 

We highly encourage submissions by filmmakers from marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Person with Disabilities, LGBTQSAA+, Women) and films that feature these communities.

*Development at CBC

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Call for Applications: Paprika Arts Festival & Indigenous Arts Program

“We have seven exciting, FREE programs on offer for #Paprika20, each catering to different aspects of theatre and performance. We’re looking for emerging performers, directors, designers, producers, writers, administrators, and more. Pitch us your new projects and ideas for the future of theatre – now more than ever, we want to be a platform for creativity, innovation, and taking artistic risks!

Deadline to apply is SEPT. 30, 2020

To learn more about all our programs and how to apply, visit:

The Indigenous Arts Program provides personalized, flexible training and support to young Indigenous performing artists of any experience and skill level. We connect Indigenous youth with Indigenous artists and mentors, as well as a variety of diverse creators from across the country. Program participants are provided the tools and guidance to create a fully original piece of performed art (could be theatre, dance, music, poetry, performance art…anything!). Mentors and guest artists help connect program participants with community and the Indigenous arts scene in Tkaronto and beyond (including Paprika partner company, Native Earth Performing Arts). Participants have the opportunity to return for a second year in this program to further develop their training and their original work and deepen their relationships with new collaborators and mentors in community.

For this program we are especially interested in candidates under the age of 30.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Paprika Theatre Festival

Call for Submissions: Myseum Intersections 2022 (Toronto)

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

Festival Dates: April 2022

Deadline: Monday Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:00PM

Myseum Intersections is an annual festival that will take place during the month of April 2022. 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, and performances. We prioritize participatory and co-created projects, and encourage collaborative partnerships between organizations, collectives and individuals.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Myseum of Toronto

ArtWorksTO: opportunities for youth media artists (Toronto)

ArtWorksTO provides opportunities for youth media artists (18-29) who identify as Indigenous, Black and People of Colour and/or 2SLGBTQ+ to gain professional experience, skills and network in the media arts industry.

 ArtWorksTO is a partnership between the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network (NAN), City of TorontoThe Remix Project, and Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU)

This robust program includes:

  • Portfolio Development Workshop delivered by OCAD U 
  • Certificate in Art and Design Professional Skills delivered by OCAD U to develop creative business skills 
  • Paid project contract with the City of Toronto and partner arts organizations (OCADU, Toronto Arts Foundation, and the Remix Project)
  • Mentorship with industry advisors delivered by The Remix Project
  • Employment supports through the City’s Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE) program (optional), to provide: 
    • Assistance with employment goals, including education, training and wellness supports”

For more information, please visit:

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

iNdigital Youth Collective Workshop Series (ImagineNATIVE)

imagineNATIVE is excited to introduce the iNdigital Youth Collective to our year round Programming initiatives.

The iNdigital Youth Collective is a group of emerging digital and interactive Indigenous artists based in Toronto and was formed out of a collaboration between imagineNATIVE and ENAGB-IYA. The goal of this initiative is to support Indigenous youth in learning digital creation and building engagement as creatives within the Digital + Interactive sector. Skill- building takes place through practical learning and making, professional development activities, and networking opportunities.

This Collective offers an honorarium and participation in digital media workshops, access to equipment, and an Artists Pass, which includes tickets to films, special screenings, Industry events, and a digital meetup to the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2020.

Our first set of activities will be a series of Skins workshops developed and produced by AbTeC as part of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF). These workshops will take place online and require a computer with a stable internet connection.”

For more information, please visit:

-from imagineNATIVE

Call for Artists: collaborative mural project that pays homage to essential workers (Newfoundland & Labrador)

Eastern Edge Gallery is “seeking proposals for a public community mural in St. John’s, NL. The location is on Blackmarsh Road, a fence that surrounds the City Depot on Blackmarsh Road/Blackler Avenue.

This project is intended to express our gratitude to all essential workers (medical professionals and healthcare workers, food service workers, cleaning staff, local businesses, etc) who are taking care of us during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

With the collective support of arts organizations here in St. John’s, we will pay professional fees to engage artists. This project will not only be a public representation of our profound appreciation and thanks towards essential workers, but our way of supporting the artists in our community.

The mural is a multiple artist collaborative creation. The collective design process intends to pay homage to the collective efforts of our essential service workers across all sectors who worked tirelessly to ensure our needs are met during this current COVID-19 pandemic. The interpretation of this collectively will not be literal, but figurative. The design and execution will showcase our gratitude and respect while reinforcing cooperation and unity.

One artist will be selected per 4’ x 8’ wooden panel to create their mural on (horizontal orientation). This process will be done remotely, and all panels will then be affixed to the fence as a series of smaller murals representing a broad range of artists and interpretations of the theme.”

Deadline to apply is August 28th, 2020

For more information, please visit:

-from Eastern Edge Gallery