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Call for Participants: Like Mother, Like Daughter (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

“As part of Sarasvàti Productions’ FemFest, we are excited to welcome Why Not Theatre and their production Like Mother, Like Daughter. They will be bringing together mothers and daughters who were born outside of Canada (newcomers, as well as those who may have immigrated many years ago) as well as Indigenous mothers and daughters, in order to create and perform in a participatory project whose 2016 Toronto premiere was described as “delicate, generous, inspiring, warm, funny, and in moments, heart-rending.” (Sprockets & Greasepaint)

Directed by Rose Plotek, Like Mother, Like Daughter weaves together stories from 12 pairs of mothers and daughters into a performance of unscripted conversations performed by the mothers and daughters themselves. At the end of each performance the audience is invited to join the mothers and daughters for a meal– to continue the conversations.

No performance experience necessary! We’re looking for real stories!

We’re looking for mothers and daughters who…

  • Are either Indigenous, or have migrated to Canada (at least one member of each mother-daughter pair must have been born outside Canada)
  • Feel comfortable conversing and answering questions in English
  • Span a variety of ages/generations (minimum age requirement: 14 years old+)

Selected mothers and daughters will be paid an honorarium for their participation, and will be expected to participate in all rehearsals, workshops, and performances:

  • 6 workshop/rehearsal sessions, between September 7-17
  • 3-4 selected performances, between September 19-21

All interested mother/daughter pairings are asked to submit an expression of interest to admin[at]sarasvati.ca by June 15th.

For more information please visit our website www.sarasvati.ca or contact our administration team at admin[at]sarasvati.ca.”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Call for Proposals: Community Guest Artist Series (Art City, Winnipeg)

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“Ongoing Open Call for Proposals: Community artist series

Art City is always welcoming ideas for art workshops from anyone who has a cultural practice or project they would like to share with community. You can get paid for it too!

Things to keep in mind while writing an Art City workshop proposal:

  • Workshops should be suitable for all ages
  • Workshops can be for 1, 2, or 3 days, maximum once per year per artist.
  • Artists are welcome to submit more than one workshop idea
  • Workshops should be designed so that participants are able to express individual creativity

Fees and scheduling:
Selected guest artists will receive a $25/hour guest artist fee.

Guest artists must be able to be at Art City from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or similar after school hours at our Community Programs sites. Transportation from Art City to the sites and back can be arranged.
First time guest artists will be asked to visit Art City or a Community Program site during open hours before their own workshop
Selected guest artists will be asked to provide a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check eligible for reimbursement by Art City”

For more information, please visit Art City Winnipeg’s website

-from Art City Inc.
Read Art City’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Job Opportunity: Indigenous Project Coordinator (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

“We are hiring an Indigenous Project Coordinator for a new initiative.

Sarasvàti Productions is an independent theatre company with a vision to transform society through theatre. We are about to embark on a new project using the arts to share the stories of Indigenous youth with a goal to explore the effects of colonization and the meaning of reconciliation. We are excited to be able to welcome to the team an Indigenous Project Coordinator for this initiative. The Project Coordinator will work on a contract basis from late January 2019 to early May 2020. This role is primarily administrative in nature, managing logistics rather than undertaking creative work. The Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities will include:

  • overseeing all logistical aspects of the project
  • regularly reporting to the full staff team, Indigenous Advisory Committee and the Board
  • managing communication with multiple partner organizations
  • implementing recommendations from consultation circles
  • recruiting and contracting artists, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other participants
  • planning workshop sessions for story gathering
  • working with the team to coordinate logistical elements for public presentations
  • overseeing follow-up with community groups, potential partners and other arts organizations
  • assisting with outreach and networking
  • helping realize the goals of the initiative including archiving the process and putting plans in place for long-term implementation of new processes.

Sarasvàti Productions is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from all Indigenous candidates. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit.

We are in the early stages of developing this 18-month project. The rate of pay and weekly hours will be negotiated to match the ideal candidate’s experience and availability. The position will be based out of the Sarasvàti Productions’ office at 242 Cathedral Avenue, but with the flexibility to work off-site.

For more information on the listing, please visit: http://sarasvati.ca/hiring-project-coordinator. For more information on the company please visit: www.sarasvati.ca. To apply please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail only to info[at]sarasvati.ca.

Deadline for application is January 30th or when the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those shortlisted will be contacted. Please note the position is dependent on funding.”

-from Sarasvàti Productions

Smoke Signals: Indigenous Communications Conference (Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs)

“The smoke signal is one of the oldest forms of long-distance communication used to gather people together for celebration, to transmit news, and to signal danger.

Hosted by Creative Manitoba Indigenous Programs, Smoke Signals is a gathering of community-engaged artists and arts leaders examining the importance of Indigenous voices in art and media. By reclaiming our roles as oral historians, we find our power through speaking out.

Our goal is to gather around the foundation of our traditional cultural teachings, transmit our Indigenous world view through the power of art and signal the dangers of cultural appropriation. We will spend the day exploring the power of words and intentions in the art world as storytellers and as Indigenous peoples.

With special guests: Elder Albert McLeod, David Garneau, Rosanna Deerchild, Lita Fontaine, Daina Warren, Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie and more to be announced! Hosted by Adeline Bird.

Location: 4th Floor, 245 McDermot Avenue, Creative Manitoba
Price: $10 (registration required) / Artist and under-employed subsidies available. Please contact Arlea at indigenous@creativemanitoba.ca
Lunch is provided

Registration Deadline: Thursday Dec 13th, 2018 at NOON

All welcome: The Smoke Signals gathering is for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, students and creatives working in the non-profit service provider sector and in commercial art galleries:
– Artists – visual, literary, craft, performance, etc.
– Art Galleries
– Art and Media Students
– Educational Institutions
– Commercial Galleries
– Artist collectives
– Activist Groups
– Non-profit artist service organizations

During the day we will:
– Understand the historical role of artists within the Indigenous community
– Learn the protocols for engaging Indigenous artists
– Recognize how the arts have the unique ability to transform and galvanize community
– Discover the strength of speaking out and telling your own story
– Acknowledge the unique Indigenous perspectives in our art and media worlds
– Understanding the importance of reclaiming our narrative in the media
– Shed light on the controversies of cultural appropriation in the art world

For more information like registration and full schedules, please visit: creativemanitoba.ca/smokesignals

-from Creative Manitoba

Women’s Comedy Night Fundraiser (Sarasvàti Productions, Winnipeg)

Sarasvàti Productions presents our third annual Women’s Comedy Night Fundraiser!

November 14th 7PM (doors open at 5:30pm) 9:30pm (doors open at 9pm)
Club 200 (190 Garry St)
Tickets: $15 For tickets and information, visit http://sarasvati.ca/product/womens-comedy-night-2018/ or call us at (204) 586-2236.

We are so excited to share some of Winnipeg’s funniest women! Join us for the early show or the racier late night performance. Come for the laughs and support life-changing theatre at the same time. Last year, both performances sold out, so be sure to get your tickets early to avoid disappointment! Hosted by Dana Smith Produced by Elissa Black Wolf Kixen Featuring: Ana Damaskin Dione C. Haynes Mayrah Kalah Danielle Kayahara Dawn Lavand Angie StMars

About Sarasvàti Productions
“Sarasvàti Productions is an independent theatre company in Winnipeg that is dedicated to using theatre to promote human understanding. We’re named after the Indic goddess of inspiration and great change, which reflects our desire to work with artists and the community in order to address relevant social issues. We’ve been in existence since 1998 and a registered charity since 2003. We produce FemFest (an annual festival of plays by women for everyone), a wide range of plays, community tours, workshops of new creations and projects that support emerging artists.'”

-submitted by Sarasvàti Productions
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

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

“CALL FOR SCRIPTS AND PROPOSALS: FEMFEST 2019: All the World’s a Stage

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
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Call for Proposals: Community Artist Series (Art City, Winnipeg)

Ongoing Open Call for Proposals: Community Artist Series

Art City is hiring Winnipeg based artists to lead collaborative art workshops at our studio in West Broadway and at our Community Programs sites in Central Park, Daniel McIntyre, Elwick, Spence, Transcona, and West Alexander.

There is no deadline for submissions

Artists can submit workshop proposals using the application form, available for download here. Please attach a CV or Resume if available.

Things to keep in mind while writing an Art City workshop proposal:

-Workshops should be suitable for all ages
-Workshops can be for 1, 2, or 3 days, maximum once per year per artist.
-Artists are welcome to submit more than one workshop idea
-Workshops should be designed so that participants are able to express individual creativity”

For further information about Art City and the call please visit: www.artcityinc.com/get-involved

-from Art City Inc.

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: www.femfest.ca

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
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

FemFest 2018: Staging Resistance (Sarasvàti Productions, 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 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 on what it means to embrace individuality.

Our amazing line-up includes:
The Game
Burnt
Sound of the Beast
White Man’s Indian
La Civilisation, ma mère!

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

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
Read Sarasvàti Productions’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

CBC Arts Article: Art City Inc. Winnipeg

CBC Arts shares with us a recent article on Tyler Malissa Ritchot, a participant of Art City Inc.’s programming in Winnipeg. Here’s an excerpt from the article, as well as a video below to learn more about Tyler, the costumes and Art City! It’s great that these special stories about the work going on in community-engaged arts centers are publicized!

“Tyler first got hooked on costume-making when they saw tutorials on YouTube. Then, they attended a mascot-making workshop at Winnipeg’s Art City studios, a community art space that gives young people access to the tools and resources they need to make their creative ideas into real stuff — like the kind of oversized costumes they now specialize in. “[It] just caught my attention instantly and I was like, ‘I want one, so I’m going to make one.'”

Read the full CBC Arts article here.

-from CBC Arts
Read Art City’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map