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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Discourses on archives and historical documents are often led by brick and mortar institutions; libraries, museums and archives. Archival materials and historical documents often feel exclusive to researchers and educators.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
Read MABELLEart’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Culture Days 2018 Webinar Series: Volunteer Management

“Running a big event such as Culture Days can require all hands on deck. Volunteers are the life force of any organisation, particularly during a large program. This webinar will feature organisers who are well-versed with the management and coordination of volunteers. Hear more about how to recruit, schedule and support volunteers, both during Culture Days and year-round.

The Culture Days webinar series aims to provide tools and knowledge to better engage audiences and shed light on issues in the arts sector. Webinars are free and open to all.

Tue, Mar 27, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Featuring guest speakers Winnie Wong (City of Richmond, BC), Andrea Field (Bata Shoe Museum) and Karla Ferguson (Winnipeg Folk Festival).”

For more information and to register for this webinar, please visit: culturedays.ca

-from Culture Days website

Culture Days 2018 Webinar Series: Creating Cultural Hubs (Jan 24)

Creating Cultural Hubs with
Lawrie Crawford & Karilynn Thompson

“This webinar focuses on sites that use programming opportunities such as Culture Days to establish themselves as a cultural hub within their community. These locations have created multi-tiered events, often through partnership and collaboration, to provide a one-stop location where the public can gather and explore varying types of art forms and experiences. In this webinar, Culture Days speaks to program organisers who have successfully used this hub model, providing opportunities to learn more about their experiences, successes, challenges and advice.”

To register for the webinar and for more information, please visit: culturedays.ca

-from Culture Days newsletter

New Constellations: Nation(s)wide Tour of Music & Arts

13-City Nation(s)wide Tour NEW CONSTELLATIONS Brings Together Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Artists for Multi-Disciplinary Celebration of Music and Arts, November – December, 2017

“Kicking off on November 23, 2017 in Saskatoon and culminating in Toronto on December 20, 2017, NEW CONSTELLATIONS is a nation(s)wide tour of music and arts, featuring special guest appearances by an interstellar lineup of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists coming together for the first time. The tour builds on an increasing national interest in Indigenous music: from three of the last four Polaris Music Prize winners being Indigenous women (Lido Pimienta, Tanya Tagaq, and Buffy Sainte-Marie), to the success of Gord Downie’s Secret Path project, to A Tribe Called Red’s MMVA win for Video of the Year, Indigenous artists and stories are taking the spotlight as they never have before. NEW CONSTELLATIONS offers an unprecedented celebration of the Indigenous Next Wave.

This half-music, half-literary, national tour is the first of its kind: a unique tour travelling to cities, towns, and Indigenous communities featuring a core roster of Indigenous artists alongside a rotating cast of some of the country’s most celebrated musicians, writers, and poets. NEW CONSTELLATIONS offers an intimate evening of song and storytelling featuring alternating sets by musicians and writers. The tour includes a two-part mentorship program where established artists connect with Indigenous youth online and in a series of community-based arts and music workshops. NEW CONSTELLATIONS offers new possibilities for creative collaboration across communities.

Featuring an extraordinary lineup of established and emerging Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists from across the country, musicians and poets set to take the stage in various cities and communities, include: award-winning and international superstar Feist, Polaris-nominated Indigenous DJ/producer crew A Tribe Called Red, pop rockers July Talk , 2017 Polaris Prize-winning Afro-Indigenous musician Lido Pimienta, acclaimed Anishinaabe writer and musician Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, renowned author and journalist Naomi Klein, Montreal rocker Sam Roberts, singer-songwriter and member of Broken Social Scene Jason Collett, melodic indie pop band Stars, east coast songwriter Joel Plaskett, Anishinaabe singer-songwriter Leonard Sumner, Wolastoq vocal artist and composer Jeremy Dutcher, Indigenous hip-hop duo Mob Bounce, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, Griffin Prize-winning Nisga’a poet Jordan Abel, electronic indie-pop artist Rich Aucoin, celebrated Montreal novelist Heather O’Neill, Broken Social Scene alum and Quebec-based vocalist La Force, and many more. For a full list of performing artists, please see newconstellations.ca.

With a commitment to giving back to the Indigenous community, NEW CONSTELLATIONS features a two-part mentorship program — The online Music Mentorship program allows Indigenous youth from across the country to submit music to be mentored by established artists like Anishinaabe electronic musician DJ NDN, Iraqi-Canadian hip-hop artist, educator, and MMVA award-winning video director Narcy, Afro-Indigenous musician Lido Pimienta, Cree/Dene musician IsKwé, and singer Jasmyn Burke (Weaves). Community-Based Workshops are also hosted at six stops, including two Indigenous communities, for Indigenous youth to learn creative writing, songwriting, music creation, and DJ/production skills with artists from the tour and local mentors. Indigenous artists and youth can apply to participate in both parts of the mentorship program at newconstellations.ca/mentorship.

NEW CONSTELLATIONS, is the brainchild of The Basement Revue and Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), two successful music organizations that have partnered to co-curate this national celebration of creative collaboration. The Basement Revue’s 2014 Benefit Show for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women inspired the original idea for the tour, which now features many of the artists who were on the original bill. The project will also include a tour documentary produced by Antica Productions, the producers of Gord Downie’s Secret Path project, and directed by Mohawk filmmaker and documentarian Tracey Deer (co-creator of “Mohawk Girls”). The tour is presented with support from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba and the Government of Canada.

“Besides being a rotating roster of festival-style performances, NEW CONSTELLATIONS is an intimate opportunity to listen to voices of resurgence — of what is clearly an Indigenous Next Wave,” said Jason Collett, musician from Broken Social Scene, and founder of The Basement Revue. “The momentum is palpable, and it’s inspiring to be a part of such a special celebration.”

“The power of NEW CONSTELLATIONS is in the new relationships and creative connections that are being made”, said Jarrett Martineau, Cree/Dene media maker and co-founder of RPM. “Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists rarely perform or create together, so this is an amazing opportunity to see what happens when they do. With where we are in this country’s history, that collaboration is more important than ever.”

“NEW CONSTELLATIONS is an incredible platform to support collaboration between artists across a range of literary and musical genres,” said Damian Rogers, poet and co-curator of The Basement Revue. “We’ve always had great writers perform alongside musicians with The Basement Revue, but bringing this lineup of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists together is something really special.”

TICKETS
Tickets for NEW CONSTELLATIONS go on sale on Thursday, October 26 at 10 a.m. local time . Tickets start at $25 (plus service charges) and are available in person and online. For more information and for specific lineups at each stop, visit newconstellations.ca.

TOUR DATES
11/23 – Saskatoon @ The Broadway Theatre
11/24 – Calgary @ The Gateway
11/25 – Edmonton @ The Starlite Room
11/26 – Prince Albert @ The E.A. Rawlinson Centre 11/27 – Winnipeg @ West End Cultural Centre
11/28 – Thunder Bay @ Port Arthur Polish Hall
11/29 – Wiikwemkoong @ Debajehmujig Creation Centre 12/6 – Halifax @ Spatz Theatre
12/7 – Fredericton @ Playhouse Theatre
12/8 – Montreal @ L’Astral
12/9 – Ottawa @ Bronson Centre
12/10 – Kitigan Zibi @ Kitigan Zibi Community Hall
12/20 – Toronto @ Opera House

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
Twitter: @newconstell
Facebook: @newconstellationstour Instagram: @newconstellationstour Website: newconstellations.ca

About NEW CONSTELLATIONS
NEW CONSTELLATIONS is a nation(s)wide tour of music and arts, featuring special guest appearances by an interstellar lineup of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. The tour is curated and produced by The Basement Revue, a live series with a proven track record of bringing together some of the country’s best music and literary talents on the same stage, and Revolutions Per Minute, a global Indigenous music platform and record label that promotes and celebrates the Indigenous Next Wave. NEW CONSTELLATIONS is the first of its kind: a half-music, half-literary, national tour travelling to cities, towns, and Indigenous communities featuring a core roster of Indigenous artists alongside a rotating cast of some of the country’s most celebrated musicians, writers, and poets coming together for an intimate evening of song and storytelling. The project includes a 13-stop tour, a mentorship program and community- based arts and music workshop series for Indigenous youth, digital curriculum, and a tour documentary film.

For more information on NEW CONSTELLATIONS, please visit newconstellations.ca