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Call for Nominations: TD Community Arts Award (Toronto Arts Foundation)

“TD Community Arts Award* is a $10,000 cash prize sponsored by TD Bank Group. This award celebrates an arts organization that has made a significant contribution in Toronto by working with, in and for communities, while creating access and inclusion to arts and culture.

We invite you to submit nominations for the TD Community Arts Award by July 2nd, 2018 at 11:59pm”

For more information and to apply, please visit Neighbourhood Arts Network’s website.

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network’s website
Read Neighbourhood Arts Network’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Participants: The Placemaking Project (Art Starts, Scarborough)

Art Starts is looking for youth ages 15 to 22 interested in visual arts living in North Scarborough!
PAID OPPORTUNITY!

The Invitation

The Placemaking Project will bring together youth from North Scarborough to work with experienced artists to animate two public footways in north Scarborough. Growing out of a community consultation process, each artistic project will inject a burst of colour, intrigue and warmth into areas identified by the community as dull concrete places – leaving behind prominent, long-lasting public art installations that will insert a sense of fun and beauty into the neighbourhood.

A fun, festive ribbon cutting celebration, with land acknowledgement by Indigenous Storyteller Maria Montejo, will take place after the culmination of the project. See website for more details.

Youth Participants

The Placemaking Project will see youth and professional artists consult, design and craft 2 permanent public art installations within the (Scarborough) Cultural Hotspot boundaries. To ensure local excitement, resonance and a high-quality outcome, the installation locations, type and lead artist/s will be determined following community and stakeholder consultations.

Creative initiatives may include long, colourful sidewalk murals, funky signage, stair décor, etc. Professional artists will work with 6 youth (YOU). The artists will mentor YOU in the conceptualization, design, crafting and implementation processes.

Together they will consult with local representatives (e.g city councillor, residents) and spend over 40 hours conceptualizing, designing and crafting murals that animate and beautify.

NOTE

*This is a paid training opportunity for local youth to learn employment-ready skills, illustration, practice collaboration and creative thinking with a professional Visual Artist and senior Special Projects Manager.

6 Youth Artists will be paid $15 an hour for x 48 hours for a total of $720 per participant
8 days of work from June to July 2018 (exact TBD)

About Art Starts

Art Starts is an award-winning charitable, non-for-profit organization that uses arts as a vehicle to encourage social change in Toronto’s underserved neighbourhoods. The organization brings professional artists and communities together to work in and across all artistic disciplines. Art Starts understands the arts are a medium for engaging residents, creating a shared sense of identity, identifying challenges and collectively working to overcome them. Founded in 1992, the organization has pioneered community-engaged arts practices in Ontario.”

-from Art Starts & Cultural Hotspot
Read Art Starts profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Artists: StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival (Scarborough)

StArt Youth Presenting Art [StArt YPA] is a SuiteLife Arts for Youth initiative, run by Scarborough youth and sponsored by TD Bank and Theatre Scarborough. We strive to give young emerging artists in Scarborough alternative outlets to express themselves in the arts and provide them with a platform where their works are accessible to their communities.

StArt YPA is now accepting art submissions for our 8th annual StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival, being held from August 13th to 18th, 2018. All youth between 13 and 25 years old are welcome to submit their works by June 15th, 2018, to info@startypa.org. Include subject line “Art submissions” and e-mail us links/docs of your work and a statement about you (including name, age, e-mail and phone number) and tell us about who/what inspires you as an artist.

Auditions and interviews for the team to meet all artists will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

-submitted by StArt YPA
Read SuiteLife Arts for Youth profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Applications: Mikw Chiyâm Teaching Artist Residency 2018

Mikw Chiyâm is accepting applications from artists of any discipline to work with secondary school (high school) students in Eeyou Istchee, the Cree Nation in Northern Québec for 6 weeks at a time. This is a paid position (fee of $7,500 + travel, per diem, and housing provided) and artists get to work on their own projects at the same time. Experience teaching is an asset but not a requirement. The program mostly takes place in English.”

For more information on the application process and about Mikw Chiyâm, please visit http://mikwchiyam.com/

-from Mikw Chiyâm website
Read Mikw Chiyâm’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Artists: The Placemaking Project (Art Starts, Scarborough)

The Placemaking Project will see youth and professional artists consult, design and craft 2 permanent public art installations within the (Scarborough) Cultural Hotspot boundaries. To ensure local excitement, resonance and a high-quality outcome, the installation locations, type and lead artist/s will be determined following community and stakeholder consultations.

Creative initiatives may include long, colourful sidewalk murals, funky signage, stair décor, etc. Professional artists (YOU) will work with 6 paid youth. The artists (YOU) will mentor them in the conceptualization, design, crafting and implementation processes. The youth will be mentored for 360 hours (collectively) by professional artists and a Senior Project Manager.

Together they will consult with local representatives (e.g city councillor, residents) and spend over 40 hours conceptualizing, designing and crafting murals that animate and beautify.

Apply Now!

Project Description
The Placemaking Project brings together youth and lead artists to animate 2 public areas in North Scarborough. Each artistic project will inject a burst of colour, intrigue and warmth into dull, lifeless, concrete places, asserting a sense of fun and prominence into the neighbourhood. A fun, festive ribbon cutting celebration will take place after the culmination of the project.

The Placemaking Project is a Signature Project of the Cultural Hotspot, produced in partnership with the City of Toronto. In 2018 the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and community in the central and north areas of Scarborough.”

For more information and to apply, please visit Art Starts

-from Art Starts & Cultural Hotspot
Read Art Starts profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Artists: Eighth Street Skatepark Mural Project (Lakeshore Arts, Toronto)

“Summer 2018, Lakeshore Arts is planning a large mural revitalization project of the Eighth Street skatepark in partnership with StreetARToronto, Toronto Police Service 22 Division,
and Toronto Skateboarding Committee. The project is also receiving financial and promotional support provided by Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6. Located in the New Toronto neighbourhood, the Eighth Street Skatepark serves as a hub for skate enthusiasts and local residents. This project aims to replace the current tags and graffiti vandalism found within the park with a series of new murals created by professional artists.

At this time, Lakeshore Arts and the project’s Advisory Committee is looking for applications, due April 30th at 5pm. Artists will be chosen from the applications by a jury composed of the Advisory Committee. Based on a pre-determined sliding scale for artist fees ($500 – $2,000), compensation will be determined with artist based on the size of the final mural design.

How to apply? Fill out the online form which can be found on our Website and join our Facebook group for updates and news about the project.

For more information, please contact Community Programs Coordinator, Adrienne Costantino at communityprograms[at]lakeshorearts.ca”

-submitted by Lakeshore Arts
Read Lakeshore Arts’ profile on ArtBridges’ Directory and Map of Community-Engaged Arts

Appels à projets: résidences artistiques Métissages Urbains (Montréal)

«APPEL À PROJETS AVRIL 2018

Cette année encore nous lançons les appels à projets pour les résidences artistiques estivales de Métissages Urbains ! Nous espérons rencontrer trois artistes qui acceptent de mener un projet de cocréation et de réflexion artistique, avec les gens rencontrés au fil du projet. Encore une fois ces résidences se feront en partie dans l’espace publique avec les passants et les passantes. Cette année une attention particulière est portée sur le fait d’inviter pour ces résidences un.e artiste autochtone et deux artistes souhaitant travailler avec les populations nouvellement arrivées, dans Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve et dans Montréal-Nord. On attend avec impatience les candidatures et les projets proposés!

Date limite pour les résidences artistiques nouveaux.elles arrivant.e.s : 30 avril 2018
Date limite pour la résidence artistique autochtone: 15 mai 2018

Pour toute autre question ou demande de renseignements, n’hésitez pas à envoyer un courriel à ​metissages@exeko.org ou à venir dans les bureaux d’Exeko: 5445 rue de Gaspé, suite 405, Montréal (QC) H2T 3B2»

«C’est quoi ?
Métissages Urbains accueille des artistes en résidence dans notre espace commun : la rue. Accompagné.e.s d’un médiateur ou d’une médiatrice de notre équipe, les artistes co-créent des œuvres (peinture, son, projection, architecture…) avec les passant.e.s afin de créer un lieu d’échanges et de rencontres improbables entre tous les citoyens et citoyennes. Chaque projet culmine sur la production d’une œuvre dont la diffusion stimule notre créativité, nous invite à̀ apprendre et à échanger nos idées!

  • Provoquer de nouveaux espaces de création
  • Ouvrir des dialogues mixtes sur l’art
  • Provoquer l’échange et la participation citoyenne»

-diffusé par Exeko
crédit photos: Exeko

Call for Submissions: Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

“The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival screens the best in Indigenous film from Canada and around the world. This years festival takes place over 5 days, and includes our traditional opening night outdoor film screenings on the beautiful Victoria Island, 3 evenings of film in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, an art exhibition openings at Gallery 101 and the Knot Project Space, as well as matinee film screenings, an Indigenous fashion show, and live Indigenous music. This years festival will also include a presentation of our Indigenous Sound/Tracks commissioning project, pairing up 4 video-makers with 4 musicians to collaborate on entirely new audiovisual spectacles.

How to Submit:

The Asinabka Festival is currently seeking works from independent filmmakers, any film or video that tells First Nations, Métis, or Inuit stories, or that focuses on international Indigenous issues, is eligible. Submissions can be in any genre (documentary, drama, animation, experimental etc.) or any length, and must be finished works.

Email submissions are welcome. There is no submission fee.

DEADLINE: Monday, May 14, 2018

To find out more visit: http://asinabkafestival.org/Submit.html

Or Submit via Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Asinabka

-from Asinabka Festival

Job Opportunity: Art Bikers Program 2018 (4Cs Foundation, Halifax)

“The Art Bikers Program is a mobile community arts program of the 4Cs Foundation that builds community by making art with children, families and residents in neighbourhoods throughout Halifax, NS. Open to all community members and delivered in participant’s neighbourhoods, Art Bikers fosters creativity between and connections with one another.

Our team of community artists ride bicycles pulling colourful trailers full of art materials to neighbourhoods throughout Halifax. Upon arriving, they set-up and facilitate collaborative art activities that open up a world of creativity, fun and community connection.

Started in 2007, the Art Bikers have worked with over 5000 individuals in a wide range of social communities across ages, abilities, languages, race, and ethnicities. We have also trained and employed more than 20 community artists over the years.

The Art Bikers program has three goals:

1. To provide fun and engaging opportunities for community members of all ages to enjoy and connect through art-making.
2. To make Art an event that happens at a street, neighbourhood and community level.
3. To stimulate interest and participation in Community Arts and Arts-based Community Development  in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Job call:
Riding bicycles and pulling trailers packed with art materials and supplies to locations, the Art Bikers work as a team facilitating free community art activities with children, youth and others at a neighbourhood level throughout HRM.
Now in its 12th year, the Art Bikers is a mobile community arts program of the 4Cs Foundation. This (2018) is the second season where the program is being offered through an agreement with Wonder’neath Art Society. Information about Wonder’neath Art Society can be found here: www.wonderneath.com

Terms:
Full-time term position starting May 15 – ending August 25, 2018. 35 hours/week @ $16.00/h + $100 bike fee at completion of full term. DEADLINE for applications is March 31, 2018.

The Art Bikers program has become a well known part of the community arts / arts for social change community, the bicycling community, and is part of the creative cultural fabric of Halifax. The program continues to inspire the broader community with the simple yet powerful idea that making art together connects people of all ages in ways that builds and strengthens communities.”

For more information, please read the Full Job Description or visit artbikers.ca

-from 4Cs Foundation website

Call for Volunteers: Luminato Festival

“Luminato wants YOU to volunteer with us for our amazing 2018 festival!”

“Are you?

  • Passionate about the arts
  • Interested in building community
  • Love interacting with the city
  • Want to develop or share your skills

Year after year, Luminato depends on our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help transform Toronto each June. Our diverse groups of volunteers are the face of Luminato. Not only do they enhance the visitor experience by providing world class customer service, they also lend onsite support to bring art to life working alongside Luminato staff.

Since Luminato’s inception in 2007, volunteers have played an integral role in the successful execution of each and every event. It is with deep gratitude that we would like to thank our devoted, enthusiastic, talented and diverse volunteer teams for their ongoing commitment and support. We are forever indebted to each of you for sharing our passion for bringing adventurous art to adventurous places and highlighting Toronto’s artistic vibrancy.

Luminato is celebrating its 12th anniversary this year, and we’re so excited. The festival runs from June 6th – 24th. Join us to bring 3 weeks of art, inspiration, and fun to Toronto!

As a volunteer you will get behind-the scenes access to one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary arts festivals. You will meet and build relationships with people interested in the arts and build transferable skills for the future. Not to mention, a plethora of high-fives and a warm, welcome into an inclusive community. More information here!

Volunteer Positions

  • Ambassadors
  • Front of House
  • Festival Administrative Volunteers
  • CultureLink Mentors

Apply now!
Questions? Email volunteer[at]luminato.com
Volunteers must be 19+ or Join our Youth Team (14–18 years)
Orientation sessions are in held in April & May”

-submitted by Luminato