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Call for Performance Proposals: Rendezvous With Madness 2019 (Workman Arts)

Workman Arts is accepting applications for performance work as a part of the Rendezvous with Madness Festival from October 10 – 20, 2019. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Workman Arts is an arts and mental health organization known internationally for its artistic collaborations, presentations, knowledge exchange, best practices and research on the impact of the arts on the quality of life of people living with mental health and/or addiction issues.

What is Rendezvous with Madness?

For the past 26 years, RWM has been the first and largest mental health film festival in the world. The 2018 Rendezvous with Madness Festival marked an expansion from its film festival roots to a multidisciplinary festival including visual art, performance, music, theatre and dance in addition to its core emphasis on media arts.”

For more information and to apply, please visit: Workman Arts website

-from Workman Arts
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The 16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival (Nov 14-17, Toronto)

The Regent Park Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing local and international independent works relevant to people from all walks of life, with a focus on inviting those of us from low income and public housing communities. The films we present break stereotypes and show that no one place or person has just one story. In addition to our annual Festival, now in its 16th year, we offer year-round programming at no cost.

The 16th Annual Regent Park Film Festival runs November 14-17, 2018

For more information on the festival programming and ticketing, please visit Regent Park Film Festival’s website.”

-from Regent Park Film Festival
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Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival (Oct 24-Nov 4, Vancouver)

Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 24 to Sunday November 4, 2018

Over 100 events at over 40 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside!

With a focus on the rich and diverse communities of the Downtown Eastside, the 15thAnnual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival celebrates the creative and committed artists and activists who thrive in the heart of Vancouver. The 2018 Festival features twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, spoken word, forums, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibits, mixed media, art talks, history talks and history walks.

To acknowledge, honour and support our home community’s longstanding commitment to social justice, the theme of the 2018 Festival is “Seeds of Justice, Seeds of Hope.” The Downtown Eastside community has an inspiring history of advocacy for human rights and social justice. DTES-involved artists, residents and citizens of Greater Vancouver have much to learn from our community’s history and accomplishments as we move forward to create artistic activity that speaks to today’s vital concerns and burning issues.

The mandate of the Festival is to promote, present and facilitate the development of artists, art forms, cultural traditions, history, activism, people and great stories about Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. A flagship event, the festival involves a wide range of professional, community, emerging and student artists and lovers of the arts: over 1,000 artists participated in last year’s Festival.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Heart of the City Festival website

Call for Proposals: FemFest 2019 (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)


Celebrating Winnipeg’s 17th Festival of Life-Changing Theatre for Everyone

Sarasvàti Productions is accepting submissions for its 17th annual FemFest, which will take place in September 2019.

We are currently seeking submissions of scripts for production, short performance pieces for various showcases and applications from storytellers interested in participating. Our focus this year is work that explores global connections. All submissions must be from Canadian women. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome pieces created by all who fit under either of these categories/identifiers. Technical and set requirements must be minimal due to the festival setting. A reading committee will assess submissions in order to program a balanced festival.”

For more information please visit: Sarasvàti Productions’ website.

-from Sarasvàti Productions
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Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! (Winnipeg)

Sarasvàti Productions presents FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance! The 16th annual festival features life-changing theatre for everyone and will feature performers from Toronto to Morocco plus a new art walking tour.

Experience the powerful blend of Indian dance and theatre, hear from DIY theatre-maker Norah Paton, and take in an award-winning performer Donna-Michelle St. Bernard speaking truth to power using spoken word, storytelling and hip-hop. At FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance, the stories of brave and diverse performers take centre stage. Whether you see one production or the entire festival, you are sure to leave with a new understanding of what it means to embrace individuality.

Our amazing line-up includes:
The Game with Manohar PerformingArts, written by Shymala Dakshinamurti and Sowmya Dakshinamurti
Burnt by Norah Paton
Sound of the Beast by Donna-Michelle St Bernard
White Man’s Indian by Darla Contois
La Civilisation, ma mère based on the novel by Driss Chraïbi, adapted by Emilie Malosse with L’aparte Theatre and Compagnie du jour.

We’re also offering workshops and readings through the festival. For tickets and information, please visit:

About Sarasvàti Productions: Founded in Winnipeg in 2000, we seek to inspire artists and audiences through the use of theatre and to provide a place where artists can develop, showcase their skills and celebrate their creativity. FemFest has been up and kicking since 2003 and to date has showcased hundreds of artists!”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
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Yukon Riverside Arts Festival (Aug 16-19, Dawson City)

“The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival takes place in many venues around Dawson City on Discovery Days weekend, particularly the open-air Riverside Park & Gazebo. The festival aims to provide an accessible environment for community members and visitors to interact directly with the arts and explore their creativity. We welcome artists practicing traditional and non-traditional contemporary art from the Yukon and abroad presenting a wide range of events, including exhibitions, workshops, lectures, public art, live music, an art market and more. Most festival events are free of charge.

The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival
August 16th – 19th, 2018
Want to Volunteer? Email kiac[at]”

For more information, please visit

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture website
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Le Wapikoni au Festival Présence Autochtone 2018 (QC)

“Le Wapikoni mobile est très heureux d’annoncer son omniprésence… à Présence autochtone!

En effet, la 28e édition du festival a programmé non pas un, non pas deux, non pas trois événements, mais QUATRE ÉVÉNEMENTS du Wapikoni mobile et de Musique nomade cette année!

Le 11 août à 21 h 30 à la Place des festivals aura lieu le spectacle musical gratuit Nikamotan MTL! Chaussez vos souliers de danse, ça va swinger!

Le 14 août à 19 h aura lieu une projection 100% Wapikoni au Cinéma de Sève (1400 de Maisonneuve ouest). Découvrez 14 primeurs tournées en 2017 et jamais encore projetées à Montréal!

Le 15 août à 16 h aura lieu le panel gratuit « Quel cinéma autochtone? Trois générations de femmes s’expriment » à la Grande bibliothèque.

Et toujours le 15 août, le Wapikoni et le RICAA (Réseau international de création audiovisuelle autochtone) présentent le film de clôture de Présence autochtone : « Le cercle des Nations 2 : Les femmes ». Ce moyen-métrage est une oeuvre chorale où des femmes d’ici et d’ailleurs unissent leurs voix. À ne pas manquer à la Grande bibliothèque. Gratuit et en première mondiale!”

Pour accéder à l’intégralité du programme du festival Présence autochtone 2018, cliquez ici.

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Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (Aug 8-12, Algonquin Territory)

August 8-12, 2018
Celebrating Indigenous Arts in Algonquin Territory
Ottawa • Canada

The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival is excited to announce our 7th annual festival, screening the best in Indigenous film from Canada and around the world.


This year’s festival takes place over 5 days, and includes our traditional opening night outdoor film screening on the beautiful Asinabka (Victoria Island), 3 evenings of film in the Theatre at the Canadian Museum of Nature – Musée canadien de la nature, Matinee Film Screenings at the Odawa Friendship Centre, our Hot Culture Art Exhibition Openings at Gallery 101, a Latinx Indigenous Fashion Show, as well as our Sound/Tracks presentation of audio-visual performances in partnership with SAW Video, and our evening of live contemporary Indigenous music.

Our 2018 program and entire festival schedule is published on our website:

-from the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival

ACTE 2018 – Festival de la collaboration (Saint Jérôme, QC)

Le Festival ACTE 2018 aura lieu les 27 et 28 septembre 2018 dans le quartier des arts et du savoir de la ville de Saint-Jérôme.
Nadia Duguay, cofondatrice et codirectrice d’Exeko, participera le 28 septembre de 10h30 à 11h15 à un panel de discussion sur les facteurs clés de leur enfance qui ont fait d’eux des innovateurs sociaux.

“ACTE | Festival de la collaboration a pour mission de contribuer à l’émergence d’organisations et de collectivités apprenantes, collaboratives et entreprenantes, par la mise en place d’espaces de dialogue, de co-création et d’apprentissages festifs, rassembleurs et accessibles à tous.

ACTE, c’est des rencontres improbables entre les différents acteurs de la société civile (entrepreneurs, décideurs, intervenants et citoyens) desquelles nait l’innovation !

Objectifs du Festival :

  • Créer un mouvement collaboratif entre les différents acteurs de la société civile (citoyens, organisations, institutions publiques, municipalités, etc.);
  • Offrir à ces acteurs des occasions d’échange et d’apprentissage susceptibles de transformer nos communautés;
  • Stimuler le passage de l’idée à l’action pour plus d’impact dans les territoires;
  • Contribuer au développement économique local et régional;
  • Contribuer au rayonnement et au positionnement de la région des Laurentides au niveau des collaborations.”

Information diffusée par ACTE le festival et par Exeko. Crédit poster et vidéo: ACTE.