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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:

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Tangled Art + Disability: The 11th Annual Tangled Arts Festival (April & May 2014)

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Tangled Art + Disability
–formerly Abilities Arts Festival–is proud to present the 11th annual Tangled Arts Festival set for April and May. Over the course of two months, the festival will showcase exclusive productions from the most cutting edge performing arts companies and artists from the disability community. From hip-hop music, to contemporary dance and avant-garde theatre productions, these performances will challenge, entertain and amaze audiences of all ages! Here is the remaining 2014 Festival line up:

Building a Worldwide Arts Movement With Leroy F. Moore Jr. (free workshop)
Led by Krip-Hop Nation founder Leroy F. Moore Jr., this leadership-building workshop engages artists and community members in an exploration of Krip-Hop culture and the resources available to hip-hop artists with disabilities. More info.

Krip-Hop Nation is a global movement of hip-hop artists with disabilities, founded by Leroy F. Moore Jr. This is Canada’s first Krip-Hop Nation event, hosted by Moore himself. Krip-hop giants Kounterclockwise will headline the concert, supported by DJ Rob Da’ Noize Temple and a collection of local Krip-hop musicians. The performance will be entirely accessible including ASL interpretation, wheelchair ramps, captioning, and attendant care. Visit our website for more information and a sneak preview of some of the music: more info.

MAY 2 & 3
Devised and directed by Ed Roy in collaboration with Workman Artists
A journey into the heart of madness…

Third Eye Looming is multi-disciplinary theatre piece devised and directed by Ed Roy in collaboration with Workman Arts’ artists. Combining imagistic theatre, movement, dance, music, text, and multi-media, Third Eye Looming delves into the mind of a man struggling to piece together the shards of his fragmented life after the onset of mental illness. Third Eye Looming is ultimately a composite of all of the collective artists’ shared experiences with mental illness distilled into the story of one individual. This distillation reveals the universality of every person dealing with a mental illness and their desire and struggle to reclaim their lives. Challenging, dark, and humorous Third Eye Looming explores the precarious nature of the human psyche.

Workman Arts (WA) is the longest-running multidisciplinary arts and mental health organizations in North America. WA facilitates aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts training programs, public performance/exhibit opportunities and partnering with other art organizations. As well, WA promotes a greater public understanding of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of artistic media. WA is a proud partner of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. More info.

May 9 & 10
A Peggy Shaw solo performance, directed by Lois Weaver

After suffering a stroke in 2011, Peggy Shaw’s entire world had to be rebuilt from the bruised, but surprising pieces. RUFF exposes the host of crooners, lounge singers, movie stars, rock and roll bands and eccentric family members who once effortlessly melded to form Shaw’s seductive, captivating personality. Guided by longtime collaborator Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy—and necessity—of creating new work, post-stroke. Like a skillful striptease, Shaw unashamedly exposes the emotional and technological accommodations she now requires to perform, and in so doing, offers a rare glimpse at the art in ageing and infirmity. RUFF is a tribute to those who have kept Shaw company these past 68 years, a lament for the absence of those who disappeared into the dark holes left behind by the stroke, and a celebration that her brain is still able to fill the blank green-screens with new insights to share with her favorite confidants – the audience. Read more.

MAY 10
Green Screening with Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver (free workshop)
Theatricality meets practicality. Join the icons of queer and feminist theatre, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver in this workshop exploring the innovative use of green screen technology in theatrical performance.
*Pre-registration is required for both workshops. Contact for information on registration. Read more.

MAY 23
PHARMAKON: A Performance by Les Productions des pieds des mains.
Where do we draw the line between normal and abnormal? Under the direction of award-winning avant garde choreographer Menka Nagrani, this dynamic Montreal-based dance-theatre company dives headfirst into one of the most controversial issues of our time. An explosion of dance, theatre, poetry and stop-motion animation, Pharmakon asks, “What is the right dose for the right emotions, so we aren’t’ too afraid, so we smile just enough, so we don’t cry too much…”

Les Productions des pieds des mains brings “conventional” artists together with artists with intellectual disabilities to engage with and embody these reflections. Read more.

Call for Volunteers!
Interested in volunteering at the 2014 Tangled Arts Festival? We need ushers and front of house volunteers. See the show for free! Email for more info.”

For date & times, tickets and other information, please visit Tangled Arts Festival website.

-submitted by Tangled Art + Disability
Read Abilities Arts Festival’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Leadership Training in Mural Making 2014 Certificate Program (Toronto)


“Mural Routes presents:

Leadership Training in Mural Art Production and Project Management for Emerging Artists aged 16-29
April 28th – July 7th, 2014
Mondays 5 – 7:30 pm & Saturdays 10 am -1 pm (*No classes on Victoria Day weekend, May 17 or 19)

Toronto Public Library – Yorkville Branch, 22 Yorkville Ave (near Bloor- Yonge Station)
& East End Arts, 1246 Danforth Ave (near Greenwood Station)

Deadline for applications: Monday, April 7th
Questions? Contact Tara Dorey – Program Coordinator:
Email: or call 416-698-7995

For more information or to download an application, visit:

-submitted by Tara Dorey, Mural Routes
Read Mural Routes profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Graduation Event for Community Artist Leadership Training Program (SKETCH, Toronto)

“SKETCH will be holding a public performance and exhibition, called Radical GRADitude, to celebrate the graduation of four amazing emerging youth artists from our Community Artist Leadership Training Program! Join us for for live performances and an art exhibition by Dynesti, Chayo, Susan, Edison and Frosty, including dance, spoken word and poetry, video, paintings, live music, and jewelry! Tuesday June 18th, 7:30 – 9:30, The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West. For more information call 416-516-1559 or email Everyone welcome!

Check out SKETCH’s June Programming Schedule below! SKETCH programming will be closed June 10-14 for our annual program planning intensive, and will re-open on June 18th for Open Studio.”


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

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