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Job Opportunities: Myths and Mirrors seeks Community Artists and Communications Intern (Sudbury, ON)

JOB POSTING: Summer Community Artists (2 student positions)
Under the supervision of the Artistic Director, the student community artists will assist in the development of community art projects at our Victory Park and Durham Street sites.

Duties include:
– Assist in the development of collective art works, including visual arts, sculpture, performance and media arts;
– Assist in organizing and facilitating community meetings and workshops;
– Assist in the promotion of projects and recruitment of participants;
– Facilitate groups in the creation of collaborative art;
– Assist in organizing unveilings and celebrations;
– Assist in the development of media strategy;
– Participate in project evaluation;
– Attend staff meetings as required;
– Other related tasks and duties.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must have been registered as a full time student during the preceding academic year;
2. Intend to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year;
3. A student in secondary, post secondary, CEGEP or vocational or technical program;
4. Is between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at time of employment;
5. Is legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Applicants must be highly motivated, have a background in the arts and be able to work as a team member and with minimal supervision. Applicants can apply for this position by submitting a cover letter, resume and one page description of a community arts project idea that you would like to develop in the community. Please submit your application to mythsandmirrors@gmail.com by Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Tell us why you would be a great addition to our team at Myths and Mirrors!
For additional information, please contact us at (705) 222-1305.

JOB POSTING: Communications Internship Position
Rate of Pay: $18.85 hour for 30 hours per week One Year Contract

Myths and Mirrors Mandate
Myths and Mirrors Community Arts (M&M) promotes public participation in the arts by developing and providing tools, resources and support for communities to express themselves.

Objective
The purpose of this internship is to assist in the development and implementation of Myths and Mirrors Community arts external communications initiatives to its stakeholders and target audience. The internship’s objective will be to research, establish, set up and use various communication tools and resources in order to increase local engagement and awareness of the services and projects of Myths and Mirrors. They will also be working on communications for information sharing and outreach to the community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Artistic Director and Administrative Coordinator the intern will undertake the following:
– Create, implement and evaluate communication strategies and plans to align with the organization’s strategic plan
– Create goals and set measurable objectives
– Monitor effectiveness and trends
– Manage and improve website and blog and their contents
– Develop and implement promotional strategies for our artists’ services
– Design and update promotional materials and events materials
– Research and develop content for social media and drive traffic to website/blog
– Develop and lead workshops on media
– Attend staff meetings as required
– Other related tasks and duties

Key Qualifications:
– Post secondary graduate of education, media relations, community development, business, marketing, social work and arts fields
– Experience in communications and marketing and project management
– Excellent facilitation skills
– Experience in leading workshops and facilitation
– Experience planning, coordinating and evaluating work
– Ability to document work using written and media tools
– Ability to use social media tools and updating/managing websites
– Experience in budget management
– Excellent public relations, communications and partnership development skills
– Ability to work as a part of a team
– Ability to work some weekends and evenings

This opportunity is available to recent graduates from an accredited college or university holding a diploma or degree seeking experience in their field of study. Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume no later than Wednesday, June 8, 2016 to the attention of The Board of Directors at mythsandmirrors@gmail.com. While we thank all candidates who apply, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. Myths and Mirrors adheres to full equity principles for staff and participants.

Submitted by Alexandra Dean, Myths and Mirrors Community Arts
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Call for Youth Applicants to the SKETCH Community Arts Program (Toronto)

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Who Should Apply?

Youth living on the margins and impacted by poverty with a demonstrated passion for community arts and working in any of the following mediums: visual arts, textiles, movement, music, media arts, enviro arts, performance

What you get from this program and employment position?

  • Trainings relevant to building your practive as an artist, educator, facilitator, organizer and artrepreneur.
  • Mentorship, space and resources to develop a strong arts portfolio, CV and press kit.
  • Hands-on experience in designing, planning, coordinating, facilitating and evaluating all kinds of dynamic community-engaged arts projects & programs through supporting SKETCH programs
  • Opportunities to share your work today!”

Apply by June 1! Click here to fill out an application online.

-from SKETCH newsletter
Read SKETCH’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Community Artists to Deliver Arts Programs at the Bluffs Gallery (Scarborough Arts, ON)

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Call for Community Artists to Deliver Arts Programs at the Bluffs Gallery

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday May 20 at 6:00 PM
APPLICATION FORM: http://goo.gl/forms/qcrGHLxJ9v

Are you an artist with a desire to share your passion for your craft? Would you be interested in leading a community paint night? Organizing an art walk through the Rouge? Leading a creative movement session in our gallery? Facilitating a talk about an issue relevant to artists working in Scarborough? Do you want to learn more about how to execute an arts event in your community, or how to connect your community through art?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Scarborough Arts wants you to submit an application to facilitate a session in our Bluffs Gallery, as part of Scarborough Arts’ new suite of in-house programs.

Scarborough Arts is excited to announce that as of July 2016, we will offer a new series of classes and art events in our Bluffs gallery and its surrounding spaces. We need the help of local area artists who are passionate about Scarborough to make it happen! We invite the community to animate our gallery space on the Bluffs by facilitating, teaching, or leading an activity that corresponds to one of the following streams of activity:

Scarborough Arts Creates: We need artists that want to lead a paint night, or teach a class on a particular form of art making (charcoal, life drawing, oil painting, watercolour, portrait, pen and ink, etc). Get creative and tell us what kind of arts practices you want to share with the community!

Scarborough Arts Moves: Are you a yoga teacher, tai chi instructor, or dancer that can lead a session in the summer in the park? Or are you interested in exploring a movement form with a community group? Let us know how you can get our community moving.

Scarborough Arts Writes: Are you a writer than can lead a session on memoir writing, poetic techniques, slam, or creative approaches to fiction? We want submissions from local area writers who can get our community writing down their stories.

Scarborough Arts Talks: Do you want to organize a critique session, where artists working in a medium can come together and give advice and support on each other’s work? Maybe you want to engage the community through a panel discussion? If there is a community conversation that you think needs to happen, submit a proposal to get us talking.

Scarborough Arts Walks: Are you the kind of artist that works in, not just on, landscapes? Do you want to do creative walks through the Rouge, or explore Scarborough’s other magnificent places and spaces by taking community members on an art walk? If so, submit a proposal and we can get you walking!

Interested facilitators will be expected to:

  • lead a 2-hour session that would be free to Scarborough Arts members, and open to the rest of the community (at a nominal fee). These sessions will take place in the Bluffs gallery or around the Scarborough Arts property at 1859 Kingston Road.
  • Attend a series of training sessions, prior to July, that will prepare facilitators to develop, lead, and deliver a community arts offering
  • Facilitators will be paid a standard rate for their services. In addition to remunerating artists for their facilitation work, material costs associated with these events will be paid for by Scarborough Arts.

Interested artists should fill out an application form HERE.

Extended Deadline for Applications: Friday, May 20, 2016

Contact: Sasha Kovacs, Interim Program Director, Scarborough Arts (programs@scarborougharts.com or 416-698-7322)

If you have ideas for a special project in the community that falls outside the boundaries of the streams listed above, please contact Interim Program Director Sasha Kovacs at programs@scarborougharts.com and provide specific details of your project (scope, objectives, budget). We will get in touch with you to discuss other proposals in the coming months.”

-from Scarborough Arts newsletter
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Lawyers for the Arts workshops (ArtReach Toronto)

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LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS
Facilitated by: Pro Bono Ontario

Workshop for Artists
Date: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
Registration/Food: 5:45 pm
Workshop Start Time: 6:00pm SHARP!
Location: Burrows Hall Community Centre
RSVP: HERE (Space is limited, so register now!)

Are you an artist who wants to ensure you are paid fairly for your art? Do you want to learn how to create solid contracts for your work? Do you want to understand how your artistic income affects your taxes?
Two of the most important things you can do for yourself as an artist are to ensure that you are paid fairly for your work, and to make sure your administration is up to date. This workshop, led by lawyers through Pro Bono Ontario, will walk you through some of the important legal issues that you should understand as a practicing artist. The workshop will focus on how to create contracts that ensure you are paid fairly for your work, understanding important legal elements about your arts business practice, and ensuring that you have the correct and up to date paper work for your arts business practice to thrive.

Workshop for Groups/ Organizations
Date: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Registration/Food: 4:45 pm
Workshop Start Time: 5:00pm SHARP!
Location: Northern District Public Library (@ Yonge + Eglinton)
RSVP: HERE (Space is limited, so register now!)

Are you a youth collective or youth led organizations who is wondering how to incorporate into a non profit or charity? Do you want to learn what are the legal responsibilities of each and figure out which path is right for your group?

Lawyers for the Arts for Youth Organizations is a workshop that focuses on supporting youth led groups or grassroots organizations in figuring out the next step to develop their organization. This workshop will outline the steps to become a charity or not for profit, explain the legal responsibilities of each, and answer any questions participants may have about legal rights when offering workshops or performances as a group (such as contract laws, fair payment and tax implications, etc.)

ArtReach is now offering two streams of our GOAL workshop series: the first stream is tailored to individual artists, and the second for artists working in a group or with an organization. All are welcome to attend workshops in either stream.

*These workshops are for youth ages 13-29

This workshop is part of the larger GOAL (Grassroots Organizing and Leadership) Youth Workshop Series being organized by a collaborative group made up of youth organizations and funders. A certificate will be provided to participants who attend 5 or more workshops in the series. For more information, contact Paulina O’Kieffe at info@artreach.org”

For more information, please visit artreach.org

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
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Call for Applications: Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program, Tangled Art + Disability (Toronto)

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Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-2016 The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program

“The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program facilitates a disability and/or mad- identified artist to undertake a project that advances their own artistic goals and practice, and which has the potential to benefit the wider community of artists with disabilities.

For the last 13 years, Tangled has been presenting and promoting the work of exceptionally talented disability-identified artists across the entire spectrum of disciplines. The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program allows us to take this mandate a step further. And, while funding poses a significant challenge for all artists, people with disabilities encounter a host of additional institutional and bureaucratic barriers.

Named in honour of the organization’s founding Artistic Director Sharon Wolfe, The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program provide artists with a $5000 stipend, as well as access to a shared studio space at the prestigious 401 Richmond art space for up to 2 months to allow an artist to devote themselves to a specific program of work. The body of work produced during this residency will be publicly exhibited. During their residency, the selected artist will also be contributing to a larger dialogue and sense of engagement with both the Tangled community and the wider community of disability artists.

Eligibility:

  • The Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence Program is intended to benefit disability and/or mad identified artists who have completed basic education or training in their discipline and can demonstrate a history of professional practice and exposure.
  • The residency is open to artists who have a clearly defined project that they wish to undertake during this residency.
  • The residency is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. They need not be residents of Toronto, but they must be prepared to spend at least one month of their residency in Toronto at their own expense. Tangled will provide assistance in locating appropriate, accessible accommodation in the city.

Applications must include:

  • A professional cv;
  • A 2-3 page (max) description of the intended project indicating the connection to the artists developing body of work and the potential benefit to the larger Deaf & Disability Arts community;
  • A schedule and time-line for the project;
  • A budget indicating how the funds would be spent: i.e. subsistence, travel, materials, equipment, and accommodation.

Applicants are also welcome to include support materials documenting their work. Applications will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Artistic merit;
  • Relevance to the applicant’s professional advancement;
  • The viability of the proposed program of work and budget; and
  • Overall value to the field of Disability Arts and its community at large.
  • Applications will be accepted between August 10 and September 15, 2015.

Applicants will be notified about the jury’s decision by the beginning of October 2015.
Questions about this residency can be directed to Eliza Chandler at eliza@tangled.org or 647-725-5064.Completed applications should be sent to: eliza@tangledarts.org.”

-submitted by  Tangled Art + Disability
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New Community Arts Programming in October: SKETCH (Toronto)

 

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What is SKETCH doing right now?

SKETCH has officially begun programming at our beautiful new Creative Enterprise Hub at Artscape Youngplace. Our studios continue to be in development, and in the meantime we are running programs such as:

  • Cabinet Academy woodworking
  • Womens’ Songwriting workshops
  • Enviro and culinary arts
  • Visual arts and sculpture
  • Sew Good textiles
  • Community Artist leadership training
  • Music recording and songwriting

Many of these are by registration, but we do have some that are accepting applications and registration now.

What can youth get involved in over the summer?

Upcoming programs that youth can still join:
Music recording program – call 416-530-4401 or email Michael@sketch.ca to make an appointment!
Acting OUT theatre and performance– hiring in July!
Community Artist leadership training – open trainings started in July!

What programming is SKETCH offering this fall?
In October, SKETCH will be launching a series of 10-week creative modules in…

  • Visual arts
  • Textiles
  • Music – recording, songwriting, promoting yourself as a musician
  • Industrial Arts – woodworking skill-building
  • Enviro and culinary arts
  • Community Artist leadership training
  • Ceramics
  • Movement Arts

How can you get more information?
Stay tuned to your emails and Like SKETCH’s program Facebook page or take a TOUR of our new studios!
Rose Gutierrez, SKETCH Program Director, will be leading tours for community partners in August and September.

Want to join?
Call her at 416-516-1559 x. 3001 or email her at rose@sketch.ca. She can show you our new space, describe the new program format, and give you program info that you can share with youth.”

-submitted by Sonya Reynolds, Program Administrator, SKETCH Working Arts
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Reminder: Call for Applications for 2013-14 Sharon Wolfe Artist Residency (Abilities Arts Festival, Toronto)

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The Sharon Wolfe Artist In Residence program is intended to allow a disability-identified artist to undertake a project that advances their own artistic goals and practice, and which has the potential to benefit the wider community of artists with disabilities.

For the last 10 ten years, the Abilities Arts Festival (AAF) has been presenting and promoting the work of exceptionally talented artists across the entire spectrum of disciplines. The Sharon Wolfe Artist In Residence program allows us to take this mandate a step further. Few artists have the luxury of devoting themselves completely to their practice; the vast majority must subsidize their work by juggling one or more paid positions. While funding poses a significant challenge for all artists, people with disabilities encounter a host of additional accessibility obstacles.

Named in honour of the organization’s founding Artistic Director Sharon Wolfe, the SWA Residency is intended to offer the resident artist an opportunity to devote themselves to a specific program of work, while simultaneously contributing to a larger dialogue and sense of engagement with the wider community of disability artists in Toronto.

The SWA Residency will provide the artist with a $5000 stipend, as well as access to a small studio space at the prestigious 401 Richmond building for up to two months between October 2013 and June 2014.

Eligibility: 
· The SWA Residency is intended to benefit artists who have completed basic education or training in their discipline and can demonstrate a history of professional practice and exposure.
· The residency is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Artists need not be residents of Toronto, but must be prepared to spend at least one month of their residency in Toronto at their own expense. For artists outside of Toronto, Abilities Arts Festival would provide all possible assistance in locating appropriate, accessible accommodations in the city.

Applications must include:
· A professional CV;
· A 2-3 page (max) description of the intended project, indicating the connection to the artists work and potential benefit to the larger community;
· A schedule and timeline for the project;
· A budget indicating how the funds would be spent (ie. subsistence; materials; equipment; accommodation; presentation).
· Applicants are encouraged to include support materials documenting their work.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of:
· Artistic merit;
· Relevance to the applicant’s professional advancement;
· The viability of the proposed program and budget; and
· Overall value to the field of disability arts and community at large.

Applications will be accepted between July 30 and August 30, 2013.

Completed applications can be sent by mail to:
Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence
Abilities Arts Festival
Suite S-30, 401 Richmond Street West
Toronto M5V 3A8

Or by email to: katie@abilitiesartsfestival.org
Subject Heading: Application – Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence”

-submitted by Katie McMillan, Abilities Arts Festival

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Reminder: Call for Applications for 2013-14 Sharon Wolfe Artist Residency (Abilities Arts Festival, Toronto)

Abilities Arts Festival

The Sharon Wolfe Artist In Residence program is intended to allow a disability-identified artist to undertake a project that advances their own artistic goals and practice, and which has the potential to benefit the wider community of artists with disabilities.

For the last 10 ten years, the Abilities Arts Festival (AAF) has been presenting and promoting the work of exceptionally talented artists across the entire spectrum of disciplines. The Sharon Wolfe Artist In Residence program allows us to take this mandate a step further. Few artists have the luxury of devoting themselves completely to their practice; the vast majority must subsidize their work by juggling one or more paid positions. While funding poses a significant challenge for all artists, people with disabilities encounter a host of additional accessibility obstacles.

Named in honour of the organization’s founding Artistic Director Sharon Wolfe, the SWA Residency is intended to offer the resident artist an opportunity to devote themselves to a specific program of work, while simultaneously contributing to a larger dialogue and sense of engagement with the wider community of disability artists in Toronto.

The SWA Residency will provide the artist with a $5000 stipend, as well as access to a small studio space at the prestigious 401 Richmond building for up to two months between October 2013 and June 2014.

Eligibility: 
· The SWA Residency is intended to benefit artists who have completed basic education or training in their discipline and can demonstrate a history of professional practice and exposure.
· The residency is open to Canadian citizens or landed immigrants. Artists need not be residents of Toronto, but must be prepared to spend at least one month of their residency in Toronto at their own expense. For artists outside of Toronto, Abilities Arts Festival would provide all possible assistance in locating appropriate, accessible accommodations in the city.

Applications must include:
· A professional CV;
· A 2-3 page (max) description of the intended project, indicating the connection to the artists work and potential benefit to the larger community;
· A schedule and timeline for the project;
· A budget indicating how the funds would be spent (ie. subsistence; materials; equipment; accommodation; presentation).
· Applicants are encouraged to include support materials documenting their work.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of:
· Artistic merit;
· Relevance to the applicant’s professional advancement;
· The viability of the proposed program and budget; and
· Overall value to the field of disability arts and community at large.

Applications will be accepted between July 30 and August 30, 2013.

Completed applications can be sent by mail to:
Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence
Abilities Arts Festival
Suite S-30, 401 Richmond Street West
Toronto M5V 3A8

Or by email to: katie@abilitiesartsfestival.org
Subject Heading: Application – Sharon Wolfe Artist in Residence”

-submitted by Katie McMillan, Abilities Arts Festival

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Find contact information on ArtBridges Google Map here.

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SKETCH is Seeking Artist Volunteers in their Community Arts Programming (Toronto)

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SKETCH Artist Volunteers directly support SKETCH community arts programming, either by facilitating workshops, supporting the coordination of a program, or providing mentorship to SKETCH youth artists. We invite applications from Artist Volunteers in all arts media and techniques. Nevertheless, we have identified specific areas where we know we need support, which we have listed at the beginning of the application. If you have other areas of expertise, or a specific project you’d like to offer, we’re always open to suggestions! The deadline for this round of Artist Volunteers is August 7, 2013.

For more information, please download SKETCH’s Artist Volunteer Application here.

-posted with permission from Sonya Reynolds, Program Administrator, SKETCH Working Arts

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