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Call for Proposals – for range of artistic, activist, academic submissions: Abolition Convergence 2020

Imagining Decolonizing and Abolitionist Futures!
Abolition Convergence 2020
May 4-6, 2020 – Tkaronto (aka Toronto, Canada)

Territories of the Wendat, Anishinaabe, and Haudenousaunee// Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Treaty Territory // Dish With One Spoon Treaty Territory

The organizing committee for the 2020 Abolition Convergence invites you to come dream with us! In putting this event together we are inspired by the relationship between trees and mushrooms (mycorrhizae) where we see nature selecting the healthy relationships needed to bring about a mutually beneficial future across difference. Inspired by Anna Tsing’s research on these encounters blossoming into happenings – we invite each of you to join us in hopes that our relationships will advance movements and shifts that bring about the futures we dream of!

So come create, connect, explore and dream with us!

Proposals

We will be open for proposals from September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 and welcome a wide range of artistic, activist, academic submissions!

We also encourage folks to submit proposals that will help to build our children and youth tracks!!

Ideas for proposals may include but are not limited to:

  • Workshops;
  • Wellness spaces;
  • Art, Multimedia, theatre and game-making spaces;
  • Relationship building and sustaining;
  • Panels
  • Academic paper presentations
  • Caucus meetings;
  • Performances;
  • Community Kitchens;
  • Multi-session themes;
  • Trainings/Skillshares;
  • Roundtables;
  • Spaces for creation and collaboration;
  • Social Spaces
  • And more!”

For more information, please visit: https://abolitionjournal.org/convergence-2/2020-convergence-toronto/

-from the Abolition Journal

Scarborough Arts is seeking a Youth Coordinator & Peer Mentors for EAST Youth Collective

East 7: Healthy Relationships Through Music is a free youth-led music and sexual health program for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) women and women-identifying* youth [16-24] in Scarborough. 

Are you a passionate BIPOC woman or woman-identifying person with an interest in gaining leadership experience? Are you interested in mentoring others with and through art? Do you want to learn more about how to execute an arts program in your community, or how to connect your community through art? 

If so, Scarborough Arts is looking for you!

We are currently hiring dynamic, energetic and passionate Youth Coordinator andtwo (2) Peer Mentors for our  7th annual East Program: EAST: Healthy Relationships Through Music – A Resiliency Program.

 *This program is for women and people who self-identify as women. We use an inclusive definition of “woman”, which welcomes trans-women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.”

For more information, please visit: http://scarborougharts.com/east-2019-hiring/

-from Scarborough Arts

Call for Entries: 17th 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 annual Opening Night tradition, 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 in front of a live audience for the chance to win a development deal with the CBC* and a $1000 cash reward, courtesy of RBC.

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.”

For full details, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Register Your Culture Days Event Now!

“As one of our 10-year anniversary initiatives, Culture Days is examining the arts and culture sector through the lens of Creativity, the Arts, and Well-being. The topic is the anchor of our year-round communications—across social media, we’ve been sharing research, ideas, and stories involving the many ways arts and culture are connected to the well-being of individuals and the vitality of our communities. Our special blog series by Leah Sandals deep dives into the theme by profiling organizations doing work in related fields.

Nearly every Culture Days event fits within the theme of creativity, the arts, and well-being. The work you do as artists and organizers have deep, meaningful impacts in the communities where you live and work, and Culture Days is the perfect opportunity to share how and why you do it!

Culture Days organizers hail from the full spectrum of cultural creators—from grassroots community volunteers and independent artists to major arts, culture, and heritage institutions. Best of all, there’s always room for more. Join us!

Culture Days offers a wide variety of resources, webinars, and research to inspire and assist organizers in all your planning, marketing, and promotion needs.”

To learn more about how to get involved, please visit: https://culturedays.ca/organize/resources/participation-guide

-from Culture Days

DREAM BIG 2019: The Northern Conference and Festival for Indigenous Arts – Fundraising Campaign

“The Northern Indigenous Artist Alliance (NIAA) is an emerging, Indigenous-led provincial arts service organization with the mandate to support, promote, and advocate on behalf of Indigenous artists in Northern Ontario. NIAA was created in response to the lack of Indigenous arts leadership in the North, and with the belief that Indigenous artists are the experts on Indigenous art and on the communities and contexts in which they work. https://niaa.ca/

This Fall 2019, the Northern Indigenous Artist Alliance (NIAA) will host Dream Big 2019 in Baawating / Sault Ste. Marie. This gathering will bring together Indigenous artists, curators, critics and cultural organizations from across Northern Ontario for two days of collaboration and exchange as we seek to answer the question – what do Indigenous artists need to thrive in the North?

NIAA has received funding from the Ontario Arts Council to host Dream Big 2019 and is currently raising funds to help offset the high travel costs in the North so more Indigenous artists can attend the gathering. Featuring presentations, panel discussions, art creation, and performances, Dream Big attendees will be able to network, develop hands-on skills for promoting their work, widen their audiences, and add their voice to an ongoing dialogue about contemporary Indigenous arts in Northern Ontario. Your donation will help cover travel and accommodations so artists from all across Northern Ontario can take part.

For more information about the campaign and to donate, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/get-indigenous-artists-to-dream-big-northern-on

-from NIAA

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