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Culture Days 2019 (Sept 27-29)

“The 10th annual Culture Days weekend is taking place September 27, 28 & 29th, with thousands of free events taking place across Canada! Join us in celebrating creativity in your community. Visit culturedays.ca to find events near you.”

-from Culture Days

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

Canada-Wide Call for Performance Proposals: Caminos 2019

CAMINOS returns October 9th – 13th, 2019 to Aki Studio / Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East, Toronto, ON)
produced by Aluna Theatre in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts

Deadline for proposals: Friday February 8, 2019

CAMINOS is a week of new performance proposals and works-in-progress from risk-taking artists working in theatre, dance and inter-disciplinary practices. It is our way of inviting audiences to re-imagine the Americas, and to see themselves as part of that re-imagining. In 2017, CAMINOS presented the work of over 80 emerging and established Latin Canadian and Indigenous artists.

We are currently seeking proposals from artists across Canada. The festival’s focus is on work from the Pan-American Diaspora, Indigenous and culturally diverse artists.

Selected projects will be featured during the festival and will receive technical, production, promotional, and artistic support. Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging creators, in English, Spanish, Spanglish, or any mix thereof. Presentations will run 20-30 minutes in length, and can be presented in any language.

Aluna will select works for CAMINOS that are already in development and will now benefit from a presentation with production elements. The Festival’s goal is to move projects closer to production, and to help artists create strong support material for future funding applications and presentation opportunities.

Shorter works at earlier stages may be selected to present 5-10 minute excerpts during one of the Festival’s cabaret evenings.”

-from Aluna Theatre

Call for Workshop Facilitators: Home Made Visible, Community Archiving Project (Canada-wide)

Home Made Visible is a nationwide archival project by The Regent Park Film Festival made in partnership with Charles Street Video and York University Libraries. For more information visit HomeMadeVisible.ca

Discourses on archives and historical documents are often led by brick and mortar institutions; libraries, museums and archives. Archival materials and historical documents often feel exclusive to researchers and educators. The nationwide archival project, Home Made Visible, asks how can we share the value in telling and preserving our own stories with our families and our larger communities? The Project aims to make archiving as well as storytelling accessible to the broader public.

We are looking for workshop facilitators to design and run workshops in public libraries across Canada that speak to storytelling, documentation and/or preservation.

Facilitators would provide programming services. Facilitators will be compensated (see appendix) for artist and materials fees. Marketing support and access to workshop space are included.

As part of the Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) commitment to fostering diversity and meaningful inclusion in the Canadian media industry and arts community, this position prioritizes applications by applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, person with disabilities, woman, queer, trans or non-binary person or any combination of these intersections. We encourage you to self identify in your application.

We are also prioritizing applicants local to the region of each workshop.

For more information and how to apply, please visit The Regent Park Film Festival website.

-from The Regent Park Film Festival

Home Made Visible National Tour


“HMV goes on tour to 16 locations nationwide! Home Made Visible brings a personal lens to Indigenous and visible minority archives through FREE exhibitions, screenings, and workshops in libraries across Canada.

The exhibition consists of six short films and a mixed media installation by our commissioned artists. See their works in person at the libraries and sign up for workshops to learn how to building on your own personal archive.

Exhibition: All films are available to screen on a designated screening computer at the featured branch.
Screening: A one time screening of the program that includes a Q&A with the Project’s filmmakers.
Workshop: Come out and build your own archives!
Installation: A mixed media installation Reunion by Melisse Watson.”

For more information on the tour, please visit Home Made Visible.

-from Home Made Visible website

Input Needed: National Survey of the Canadian Cultural Sector Labour Force / L’étude nationale sur la main-d’œuvre canadienne de la culture

“The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) and The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC) are pleased to announce the launch of a NATIONAL SURVEY of the Canadian cultural sector labour force – the first of its kind since 2010 and the only current national research on the sector’s employers and workers.

All cultural sector employers and individuals are invited to answer the survey’s questions at: 
www.conferenceboard.ca/CulturalLMIsurvey

The survey will cover Broadcasting; Film and Television; Digital Media; Book and Magazine Publishing; Music Industry; Live Performing Arts; Visual Arts and Crafts; and Heritage (Libraries, Archives, Museums and Built Heritage) – as it did in 2010. It will include not only assembling and analysing the most recent labour market information for the cultural sector, but also insights into trends and forecasts, based on interviews with many sector leaders.

Results from this survey will be used in the broader Labour Market Information Study of the Cultural Labour Force (LMI) to be published by CHRC in September of 2019. Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the LMI will serve to inform government and cultural sector stakeholders as a comprehensive repository of knowledge on Canada’s current labour market. The LMI will also provide recommendations on how to address identified issues, trends and forecasted cultural labour supply-demand gaps. Finally, the LMI will serve as a decisional tool for future policy, program and funding needs.

Employers, artists and cultural workers are encouraged to respond to and disseminate the survey through their networks.

For questions about the survey and/or the LMI Study, please contact CHRC’s LMI Project Manager, Grégoire Gagnon, at ggagnon[at]culturalhrc.ca.”

-source: Cultural Human Resources Council


“Le Conseil des ressources humaines du secteur culturel (CRHSC) et le Conference Board du Canada (CBdC) sont heureux d’annoncer le lancement d’une ÉTUDE NATIONALE sur la main-d’œuvre canadienne de la culture – la première étude du genre depuis 2010 et présentement la seule recherche nationale sur les employeurs et les travailleuses et travailleurs du secteur.

Nous invitons l’ensemble des employeurs, des artistes et des travailleuses et travailleurs à répondre au questionnaire de l’étude au : www.conferenceboard.ca/SondageIMTculturel

Tout comme en 2010, l’étude porte sur la radiodiffusion, le cinéma et la télévision, les médias numériques, l’édition de livres et de magazines, l’industrie de la musique, les arts de la scène, les arts visuels et les métiers d’art et sur le patrimoine (bibliothèques, archives, musées et patrimoine bâti). Non seulement l’étude recueillera et analysera l’information la plus récente sur le marché du travail du secteur culturel, mais elle présentera également les tendances et les prévisions dans le domaine grâce à des entrevues avec plusieurs leaders du secteur.

Les résultats de la présente enquête seront utilisés dans L’Étude d’information sur le marché du travail sur la main-d’œuvre culturelle (IMT) qui sera publiée par le CRHSC en septembre 2019. Subventionnée par Emploi et Développement social Canada (EDSC), l’IMT est un dépôt très complet des connaissances sur le marché du travail actuel qui servira de source de renseignements pour le gouvernement et les intervenants du secteur culturel. L’IMT permettra également de faire des recommandations sur la façon d’aborder les problèmes qui auront été décelés et de prévoir les tendances et les écarts entre l’offre et la demande de main-d’œuvre dans le secteur culturel. Finalement, l’IMT servira d’outil décisionnel pour établir les futurs programmes et politiques et pour déterminer quels seront les besoins de financement.

Nous invitons tous les employeurs, les artistes et les travailleuses et travailleurs de la culture à répondre au questionnaire et à le faire circuler dans leurs propres réseaux.

Si vous avez des questions sur l’enquête ou sur l’étude IMT, veuillez communiquer avec le gestionnaire du projet, Grégoire Gagnon à : ggagnon[@]culturalhrc.ca.”

-source : Le Conseil des ressources humaines du secteur culturel

Apply Now: Talent To Lead program (Canada-wide)

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Apply Now! – A unique opportunity to accelerate your leadership skills!

CHRC is extending the application deadline for its Talent to Lead program Year 3 (T2L 3) to October 5, 2018.

20 cultural leaders from Indigenous, racialized and official language minority communities across Canada who are seeking to advance to the next level of leadership in Canada’s cultural sector, will be selected to participate in this third cohort of the program.

It’s easy and quick to apply! There’s no cost involved. The benefits can shape your career!

The goal of T2L is to develop and accelerate leadership skills and capacity and strengthen your networks through peer-group learning and one-on-one mentorship with an executive-level cultural leader.

The program offers a series of learning webinars that focus on leadership and HR management fundamentals and competencies. Alongside the webinar learning series, participants will work with their mentors over 8 months and gain insight into how to put their learning into practice to advance their careers.

As well as the mentorships and webinar training, this year there will be regional gatherings across the country to bring together participants from the three T2L cohorts for a one-day learning exchange. The gatherings will include training on harassment and discussions on key issues impacting the sector’s cultural leaders today.

Through mentorship, learning and networking, T2L is nurturing our cultural leaders of tomorrow! Apply now to be part of this unique opportunity.”

For more information, please visit: talenttolead.ca

-submitted by Talent To Lead

Register Your Culture Days Activity Now!

The Countdown is On. Register Now!
If you haven’t published your events yet, here are five reasons to do so before July 31st:

  • More lead time = successful events
    Our surveys reveal that the majority of organizers who register before the end of July report the highest rates of success.
  • The collaborative advantage
    Publishing early means other organizers in your area will see your event, which could lead to valuable partnerships.
  • 8 full weeks to leverage Marketing and PR
    Leverage the collective Culture Days Marketing & PR campaigns, valued at over $6 million with social media, marketing templates and more.
  • Be Featured
    Increase your chances of being a Featured Event on the Culture Days homepage.
  • Planning a Hub or Corridor?
    Submit your details to Culture Days before July 31st to be eligible for your very own customized page on their website.

For more information, please visit culturedays.ca


Le décompte est commencé. Inscrivez-vous maintenant!
Si vous n’avez pas encore publié vos évènements, voici six raisons de le faire avant le 31 juillet :

  • Un plus long délai = des évènements réussis
    Nos sondages démontrent que les organisateurs s’inscrivant avant la fin juillet remportent le plus haut taux de succès.
  • L’avantage de la collaboration
    Publier tôt signifie que les autres organisateurs de votre secteur verront votre évènement, ce qui pourrait mener à des partenariats profitables.
  • 8 semaines complètes pour maximiser le marketing et les RP
    Maximiser la campagne collective de marketing et de RP de la Fête de la culture, évaluée à plus de 6 M$, incluant des médias sociaux, des documents marketing adaptables et plus encore.
  • Soyez mis en vedette
    Augmentez vos chances que votre évènement soit mis en vedette dans les pages de la Fête de la culture.
  • Vous planifiez un pôle ou un corridor?
    Donnez-nous tous les détails avant le 31 juillet pour être admissible à obtenir votre propre page sur mesure dans notre site web.

-source :  Culture Days

Welcome to this Place (MABELLEarts)

Welcome to this Place is a national project, produced by MABELLEarts, involving high-impact organizations and professional artists in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Together we’re creating a series of collaborative projects and events that promote urban parks and public spaces as places of arrival where newcomers to Canada can find friendship, cultural and creative expression, connection to their new country and to more established Canadians.

Follow along through July and August 2018, and be part of this national conversation on the promise of Canadian parks and public spaces as places of community connection and belonging.


Welcome to this Place est un projet national, produit par MABELLEarts, impliquant des associations à fort impact et des artistes professionnels à Toronto, Montréal, Halifax, Winnipeg et Vancouver. Ensemble, nous créons une série de projets et d’événements collaboratifs qui promeuvent des parcs urbains et des espaces publics comme des espaces d’arrivées où les nouveaux arrivants au Canada peuvent trouver l’amitié, l’expression culturelle et créative, le lien avec leur nouveau pays et les Canadiens plus établis.

Suivez notre voyage en juillet et août 2018 et participez à cette conversation nationale sur la promesse des parcs et espaces publics canadiens comme des lieux de connexion et d’appartenance communautaires.”

For more information, please visit: www.welcometothisplace.ca

 -from MABELLEarts
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