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Pitch Opportunity for Young Audience Performers (Northern Ontario)

“The Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage and Ontario Presents/Ontario Contact are a hosting pitch session for Ontario-based young audience performers, taking place in St. Catharines, Ontario on September 16th, the day following Ontario Contact 2018.

6 to 8 applicants will be selected to pitch new and upcoming projects to an audience of presenters and industry professionals, from Northern Ontario and beyond. Projects from all performing arts disciplines are welcome. Successful applicants will receive professional coaching to develop their pitching skills, as well as travel support and a complimentary 1-day registration for Ontario Contact.

This project has been developed as part of the Ontario Arts Council’s commitment to increase the quality and diversity of performances available for young audiences in Northern Ontario.

All applications must be received by July 19th, 2018 to ceilidh[at] All applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by August 3rd, 2018.

For more information, please read the full call for applications here.
If you have questions or wish to discuss applying, you may contact Ceilidh Wood at ceilidh[at]”

-submitted by Ontario Presents

Call for Applicants: 2017 ArtReach Pitch Contest! (Toronto)

ABOUT: The arts are a powerful and motivating way that youth are involved in their communities. Whether it’s in someone’s basement, or through a community program – young people are creating art all over the city. ArtReach and City of Toronto Arts & Culture want to support youth aspirations in the arts. Every year, ArtReach hosts the Pitch Contest- a chance for youth to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $5000 to support their community youth arts project, start an arts-based business, or take their career to the next level!

PRIZES: ArtReach invites eight artists or groups to participate under two categories: Community Arts Projects & Productions, and Creative Business and Career Development. Each category has one $5000 grand prize winner, a $2000 runner- up prize, and two gift certificates that groups can use towards professional or artistic development.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists working in a broad range of art forms are encouraged to apply, including dance, drama, music, carnival and circus, film and video, TV and radio, new media, fashion, creative writing, visual arts, crafts, hip hop, design, multi-media, urban arts and more. In addition:

  • You must be an artist, a collective of artists or a youth-led arts organization
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 29
  • You must be developing an artistic project or are serious about your arts initiative

Please Note: The Pitch Contest prioritizes the needs of youth and communities that are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities. We ask applicants to self identify their eligibility understanding that this event is intended for communities, artists and arts practices facing systemic barriers, and with few alternative venues for support.

Don’t hesitate to contact for more info, with questions, or for any accessibility needs.”

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call for Applicants: Reelworld Emerging 20 Program (Deadline: Aug 18)

It’s not too late to apply for the Emerging 20 Program! Applications close 5:00pm EST on August 18, 2017.

“Click here to read more about the program and how to apply!

Are you a content creator/filmmaker interested in telling stories that help audiences care about pressing issues and inspire social change? Would you like to be eligible to receive $125,000 from Telefilm’s Micro Budget Fund to make your first web series or feature film?

We are looking for 20 emerging content creators and filmmakers with projects in the pre-development or development phase, that have potential to both inspire and entertain. Whether your project is a documentary, dramatic feature, web series, or comedy, we are looking for stories that explore important themes and issues in ways that entertain, spark conversation, and expand minds.

The E20 Program is Reelworld’s initiative to connect some of Canada’s most talented emerging diverse talent with industry executives and professionals within the Canadian entertainment industry. E20s are given the opportunity to network, learn, and pitch their projects to industry decision makers.

Note: Applicants must be able to participate in all events which will take place in Toronto. Experience or training in film and television production is preferred. We are also on the lookout for applicants from a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives which are underrepresented.”

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

Call for Workshop Hosts: GeriActors Training Program (Edmonton)


GeriActors is running a new Training Program in our intergenerational theatre techniques for actors, educators, healthcare providers, and recreation professionals. At the end of this Training Program, trainees will apply what they learned by leading workshops for seniors in Performance Storytelling.

We are inviting seniors’ venues and organizations to host Performance Storytelling workshops over a period of three weeks, November to December. Minimal cost to hosts!

Hosts will be responsible for providing workshop space, administrative support and assistance with publicity. Workshops will be open to all seniors without restriction, with no experience required, and with all levels of mobility welcomed.

Performance Storytelling – Using theatre exercises, improv, laughter and fun GeriActors inspires reminiscences, and helps participants turn their stories into moments of theatre to share with others. Whether you have a history in theatre, have always dreamt of performing, or just want to try something new a GeriActors workshop is the perfect place to begin.

Interested organizations should contact Becca Barrington at for an application. Completed applications are due September 25.

For more information visit our website.”

-submited by GeriActors Theatre
Read GeriActors’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Applications: Inclusive Urban Dance Teacher – Toronto Area (Projet RAD)


We are looking for: 6 to 10 people available from May 8th to May 14th 2016.

In collaboration with Tangled Art + Disability and Unity Charity, RAD will host the “Tangled Kids Fest”. During this
event, we will get more than 500 people of all abilities to participate in dynamic dance workshops, interactive performances and many more captivating activities.

In addition to having the opportunity to live a unique experience and receive high quality training, you will be paid $50/day for each training session, $40/hour for the workshops and $125/day for the interactive performances.

• Is dynamic and positive at all times
• Is a good team player
• Has a solid capacity to adapt to all situations
• Has leadership qualities
• Has good listening and interpersonal skills
• Is observant
• Is creative and innovative

Send us:
• Your CV
• A letter of intent
• Your availability for an interview on Tuesday March 29TH and Wednesday 30TH
• Your availabilities for the week of May 8TH to 14TH and your projected schedule for the Summer and Fall of 2016


Specialization in a field related to the Health/Education Profession or to Urban Dance are assets, but are not required to submit an application. FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES With this contract you will be part of a network of employees that are certified RAD. You will have gained the experience allowing you to participate in potential opportunities in the Fall 2016 (workshops, school programs, animation, etc.).”

-posted with permission from Projet RAD
Read Projet RAD’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Platform A: funding opportunities for artists (Toronto)


PLATFORM A is a strategic initiative of the Toronto Arts Council in collaboration with Arts for Children and Youth, Art Starts, Jumblies Theatre, and SKETCH and CUE. Each organization will be offering grants of up to $1000 to support art projects in any discipline.


  • Reside in Toronto
  • Have experience in any art form or tradition
  • Have experience in their arts practice
  • Have not received funding from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, or other substantial arts funding
  • Can work on their project between January and April 2016
  • Can present or share their project at a public showcase in June 2016″

For more information, please visit

-submitted by Jumblies Theatre
See the profiles of Art StartsArts for Children and YouthJumblies Theatre & SKETCH in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Applicants: 2015 CSAC Emerging Artist Songwriting Intensive and Showcase with The Skydiggers! (Fredericton)


“The Charlotte Street Arts Centre invites applications for participation in the 2015 CSAC Emerging Artist Songwriting Intensive and Showcase with Canadian music legends, The Skydiggers!

The Songwriting Intensive is offered in partnership with Shivering Songs, sponsored by UP! 93.1FM, and will take place January 24th & 25th, 2015with a showcase on the evening of the 25th.
Selected participants will workshop songs-in-progress with members of The Skydiggers and peers, preparing them for performance at the showcase event. All events will take place in the CSAC Auditorium, 732 Charlotte Street, Fredericton.
Application process opens December 1, 2014 and deadline to apply is JANUARY 1, 2015 by midnight.

Twelve musicians will be selected from the applications received and will be offered the opportunity to take the workshop free of charge.

Entry Requirements:

  • Must be 16+ years of age
  • Must be a New Brunswick resident
  • Must be an ’emerging’ musician — You may have achieved some local or provincial success, and may have released self- or locally produced albums, but have yet to take that next big leap
  • Must be able to accompany oneself on an instrument
  • Must have one ‘work-in-progress’ piece of music to work on during the workshop
  • Must be able to attend all activities, including the final performance

To apply to participate, fill out the online application form here:

-from the Charlotte Street Arts Centre newsletter