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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: http://regentparkfilmfestival.com/EDS/

-from Regent Park Film 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: http://www.myseumoftoronto.com/programming/myseum-intersections-2022-call-for-submissions/

-from Myseum of Toronto

Call for Black or Indigenous Playwright & Curator Submissions (Alley Theatre, Vancouver)

“As a settler led organization, we have been listening to and witnessing the courage and resilience in Black and Indigenous communities in the face of appalling violence, racism and white supremacy.

Black Lives Matter. Indigenous Lives Matter.

And we’ve been searching for ways to take action that amplifies this. Within our current means, this is an action we are taking:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

For our upcoming “Site-Reading Play” we are inviting submissions only from PLAYWRIGHTS and CURATORS who identify as Black or Indigenous.

PLAYWRIGHTS

We can offer a $1,000 fee to a playwright who identifies as Black or Indigenous, is a resident of what is now called Canada, and has an existing play which would benefit from being read in a site-specific or site-inspired location. Submissions will be curated (see below) by an experienced Black Artist and an experienced Indigenous Artist, and one play will be chosen. Alley Theatre would produce a public reading of this play for our annual “Site-Reading Series”.

This is not a commission. The $1,000 is a playwright royalty for the public reading of an already existing play. Plays can be unproduced, in development, or previously produced.

The selected playwright will have final say in choosing a director (local to Vancouver) for the reading and can collaborate with the director on casting the reading. Alley Theatre will produce the reading with a modest production budget and all artists involved (actors, director, stage manager etc) will be compensated above CAEA minimum fees. An anti-racism facilitator will be engaged to promote safety and justice for artists involved.

CURATORS

We are seeking submissions from Black or Indigenous persons residing in what is now called Canada who wish to be Curators for the above submissions. We are able to hire two curators (one Black, one Indigenous) and each curator will receive a $750 honorarium.

Curators would review synopses of the plays, then select and read a shortlist of plays, and have full autonomy over selecting the play.”

For more information and submission details, please visit: http://alleytheatre.ca/callforsubmissions/

-from Alley Theatre

Call for Submissions: Canadian Art in Isolation

“The Canadian Art in Isolation project connects artists with isolated seniors in publicly-funded long-term-care homes to provide artwork for display in common and private rooms. These seniors have felt increased levels of isolation from families and friends and the project was born out of a desire to mitigate these negative experiences through art.

Our first partnership with Toronto’s Fudger House amassed over 300 works from local artists! We’ve also created an online gallery through our website and Instagram that spotlights the emerging artists who donated work.
We are currently accepting donations for the Wychwood Castleview Towers long-term-care home in Toronto. Please visit our website for submission details. We cannot wait to see your work!”

For more information, please visit: https://cdnartinisolation.webflow.io

-from Canadian Art in Isolation

Call for Submissions: Reelworld Film Festival. 2020 selections will reflect the strong and authentic voice of BIPOC Canadians

“Reelworld Film Festival – 20th year and going strong!

The Reelworld Film Festival showcases a wide variety of genres in narrative and documentary features, narrative and documentary shorts, music videos, animation, episodic content for web and television, and VR/360 works. From dramatic storytelling, to hard-hitting documentaries, to witty comedies, to thoughtful abstractions, Reelworld 2020 selections will reflect the strong and authentic voice of BIPOC Canadians.

Our focus is on Canadian BIPOC talent – not just BIPOC content. We showcase and support Canadian BIPOC producers, directors, screenwriters, actors and all on and off screen talent. We connect with agents, casting directors, broadcasters and distributors, invite them to the festival, and help them find new BIPOC talent. The Reelworld Film Festival features 100% BIPOC talent from Canada, and has become the country’s largest socially impactful film festival, reaching a diverse audience of over 350,000 engaged individuals to-date.”

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: https://www.reelworld.ca/film-submission

-from Reelworld Film Festival

Call for Applications: If You Ask Me (Workman Arts)

If You Ask Me (IYAM) is a free program that supports emerging filmmakers with mental health and/or addiction experiences to develop a short film in the company of like-minded peers in a supportive environment. Over the summer, a small group of filmmakers will be selected to engage in workshops led by industry professionals and receive mentorship from IYAM alumni. Workshop topics include: developing a script, production, directing, cinematography, editing, and sound. Filmmakers will have an opportunity to screen their work at the 28th Annual Rendezvous with Madness Festival currently set to run October 15-25, 2020.

This year IYAM will run virtually! Under the current conditions of self-distancing, filmmakers will be asked to push their own creative constraints by adopting strategies for filmmaking from home. Filmmakers will negotiate what it means to explore stories of mental health at this time and how recent global changes will affect a generation of filmmakers. All genre of film are welcome, such as documentary, experimental, fiction, and animation; all devices for filmmaking are welcome, whether it is phone, tablet, or any variety of camera!

Each filmmaker will receive:

  • access to bi-weekly skill-building workshops
  • personalized mentorship
  • a screening opportunity at The Rendezvous with Madness Festival (RWM)
  • a festival pass to attend all RWM events
  • connections with film and festival networks and potential collaborators
  • future leadership opportunities with IYAM and Workman Arts

In order to be eligible for IYAM, you must be:

  • between the ages of 16-25.
  • be available from July to September to attend bi-weekly workshops and RWM.
  • have the ability to join online workshops.

The application form for IYAM 2020 can be found here.
The deadline for applications is June 8th, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

For more information, please visit: https://workmanarts.com/opportunities/iyam-open-call/

-from Workman Arts

Call for submissions: PAVED Arts’ Distance Workshop Series (Saskatchewan)

PAVED Arts At Home: Workshop Series
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020, 6pm

PAVED Arts is inviting local and Saskatchewan-based artists to submit proposals to administer online workshops to our community during this challenging time. We are seeking proposals for remote workshops that allow skilled artists to share their knowledge and expertise in any of the PAVED Arts (Photography, Audio, Video, Electronic, Digital) in the safest way possible.

Our priorities in this initiative are:
1) Fostering creativity and community within our new, but temporary, situation.
2) Providing financial opportunities to artists in our community that are struggling financially.
3) Doing what we can to support our community and keep everyone as safe as possible.

You proposal should include:
– Your artist bio.
– Workshop description outline.
– All pertinent technical requirements.
– Short statement about how your idea will benefit our digital arts community at this time.
– A brief explanation of how you have been financially impacted by the effects of COVID-19.

Guidelines:
– All online workshops will be delivered remotely, via Zoom, or other agreed-upon online communication platform.
– Payment will be made electronically upon completion of the workshop.
– Workshops must last a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 4 hours.
– All workshop facilitators must reside in the prairie provinces, with preference given to Saskatchewan residents.

If you have a workshop idea that isn’t quite developed, please send a submission and PAVED Staff can work with you to discuss possibilities in order to see your idea to fruition.

Please email your workshop submission idea to Lenore Maier at technical[at]pavedarts.ca

PAVED Arts pays all of our workshop facilitators in accordance with CARFAC artist fees ($310 for a workshop between 2 and 4 hours).”

For more information, please visit PAVED Arts.

-from PAVED Arts

Call for Submissions – The Gathering: Spring 2020

“THE GATHERING has been a powerful, positive and supportive convening of arts practitioners geared towards sharing strategies in the engagement of indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically-marginalized artists and communities. Since it was initiated by CPAMO in Spring 2016, the Gathering has offered an interactive space where arts organizations, artists and attendees dedicated to advancing performance, advocacy and pluralism can share, discuss common interests and strategize towards a better and more equitably inclusive sector.

The Gathering Spring 2020 | Exploring Anti-Black Racism in the Arts / Performance and Thinking Digitally: Integrative Strategies for IPOC Arts Practice swill in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Anti -Black Racism Unit and Nia Centre for the Arts, host the Major’s Roundtable on the Arts focussing on anti-black racism in the Arts and explore frameworks for understanding the potential of working with digital technologies in IPOC arts practices.

Held over three days, the convening will feature panel discussions, showcase performances, focus groups and networking opportunities for arts organizations, artists and arts sector professionals asking the same questions about anti-black racism in the arts, digital technology, its intersections with one’s artistic / organizational practices all grounded within the EDIP (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity towards Pluralism) lens. The sessions will be aimed at investigating systemic challenges, providing professional development while building organizational and artistic capacity. We aspire to enlivening the many ways in which the arts will support cultural impact, civic engagement and deeper understanding of emerging digital frameworks.
What is the overall concept?

Why are we doing it?
We believe systemic change is more effectively achieved through collective, creative action, and seek to create, support and learn through open source resources, toolkits and strategies to understand how we are influenced, relate to anti-black racism and digital technology in and out of our artistic practices and administrations.

What we hope to achieve? We hope that everyone arrives at a better understanding of the many ways in which we support, create from and within the Arts sector as indigenous / ethno-racially identified artists with a pluralist lens.

Deadline: March 6, 2020

For more information, please visit: https://cpamo.org/2020/02/04/call-for-submission-the-gathering-spring-2020/

-from CPAMO

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

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