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Call to Artists: Utility Box Mentorship Program (City of Calgary)

“A collaboration between the City of Calgary, and Indefinite Arts Centre

The intention of this Call to Artists is to select artists based on qualifications, experience and references. Design concepts and prices are not required.

The City of Calgary Public Art Program in collaboration with Indefinite Arts Centre are seeking a professional artist with established community engagement experience to lead a six-week workshop series resulting in the development and execution of temporary utility box artworks in a select community.

The 2018 Mentorship program will work with artists participating in the Indefinite Arts Centre. A lead artist will be hired upon his/her ability to bring new ideas, skills and expertise to the selected mentees. This mentorship program will support the mission of Indefinite Arts Centre to provide artistic training, creation and exhibition opportunities for people, of all ages – with developmental disabilities, and shares the power of their creativity by advocating for their inclusion in the contemporary arts.

The Public Art Program has a vision to build a diverse collection and encourages artists working in suitable media to apply. Safety, durability, low maintenance, vandalism resistance and exposure to sunlight and variations in temperature and weather conditions must be considered due to the public nature and usage of the boxes. Artists should have experience working in public spaces, be able to work within the existing parameters of the site, be able to work collaboratively and have a history of working within set budgets. Previous experience with successful community engagement is required.

The all-inclusive lead artist budget for this project is $20,000.

The submission deadline is Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 4 p.m. MST. No extensions will be granted and late submissions will not be considered. Please read the full call to artists to ensure compliancy with submission requirements. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Disbursements will be made throughout the project as per a negotiated schedule of deliverables. The project will be awarded through a two-stage selection panel process. Stage one to short list based on qualifications and stage two for interviews.”

For more information, please see the City of Calgary’s document

-from the City of Calgary website

Join the Mentor Database for Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer & Refugee Artist Mentorship Program

“Toronto Arts Council’s Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship Program is seeking Toronto-based professional artists to join its mentor database. This program provides funding for newcomer and refugee professional artists to work with a Toronto-based arts mentor.

Why should you join? The program supports the integration and inclusion of newcomer and refugee artists to Toronto’s arts community. Successful applicant pairs will share a $10,000 grant to design and implement their mentorship.

Interested? Contact Rupal Shah, Strategic Programs Officer at rupal[at]torontoartscouncil.org

To learn more click here.”

-from Toronto Arts Council newsletter

Call for Applicants: 5th Annual CSIF + imagineNATIVE Mentorship Program (Alberta)

Are you an emerging Indigenous media artist living in Alberta? Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film that would benefit from professional and creative mentorship?

 CSIF and imagineNATIVE are proud to present their 5th annual Mentorship Program.

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to explore filmmaking and shoot, edit and produce your short film through the use of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers’ workshops, equipment and facilities.

Your film will have its world premiere on the big screen at the 19th annual imagineNATIVE film + media arts festival from October 17–21, 2018 in Toronto!

The successful applicant will be provided with a full CSIF Membership and be eligible to enroll in any training workshop offered during their Winter and Spring 2017 calendar of workshops. You will be paired with CSIF’s knowledgeable staff to help you through the various stages of development, production and post-production of your project.

The successful applicant will receive the opportunity to use the CSIF’s extensive equipment and facilities for their film. As every film is unique, equipment and facilities access will be established in the development phase at the CSIF’s discretion. A CSIF member will mentor the successful applicant with advice and creative support for the duration of the project.

The successful applicant will receive a $1,000 CAD bursary as a commission fee and to put towards production costs. All other additional equipment, facilities, and production costs will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

The artist will be provided with an Artist Delegate Pass to attend all of the 19th annual imagineNATIVE film +media arts festival programming and social and professional development activities, should they be able to attend the festival. Travel and accommodation will not be provided.

Please note: Projects must be realistic in scope and subject matter for the resources provided, as they must be completed and delivered as a digital file by September 9, 2018. Film information and stills for publications will be required by the end of July 2018. The successful applicant will sign an agreement contract for the duration of their participation in the mentorship.

For more information, please visit csif.org

-from CSIF
Read imagineNATIVE’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

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

Mentoring Opportunity: Arts Facilities Mentoring Network (Ontario)

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“Mentorship is about expanding your knowledge, growing your skills and making connections. ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCultureare pleased to begin our third iteration of the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, a mentoring program for cultural leaders focused on strengthening the business and management skills needed to manage, renew and develop arts facilities.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Through the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, leaders in Ontario’s non-profit arts community who are responsible for their facilities or capital related issues will have the unique opportunity of one-to-one learning with an experienced professional. This year’s mentoring program has a few new additions including: two in person workshops, mid-session debrief and optional webinars on facilities related topics!

HOW IT WORKS
ArtsBuild and WorkInCulture will match cultural leaders from around Ontario with experienced mentors from their own or other sectors. After an initial training workshop, the mentoring teams will meet in person or in other ways for up to three hours monthly from November 2016 to October 2017. The mentoring team discussions are confidential and will focus on particular challenges and skills Identified by the mentoree at the beginning of the partnership. All teams will take part in a Kick Off workshop, Mid-Point Debrief webinar and a Wrap Up workshop. Additional training materials and learning opportunities include two webinars on the topics of capital projects will be provided to participants.

Mentorship application deadline: Thursday, July 28, 2016.”

-from ArtsBuild Ontario’s website

Opportunity for Indigenous girls and women (ages 13-24) INDIGICADE: Free Video Game Development Program (Toronto)

INDIGICADE“INDIGICADE – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS…

Super Cool Opportunity for INDIGENOUS GALS (Ages 13-24)

FREE! Video Game Development!

The Indigenous Routes Collective in partnership with Dames Making Games are offering a VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT Program.

DEADLINE: MAY 29th
Further info & to submit – CHECK OUT: http://www.indigenousroutes.ca/

Finished games will be featured in an exhibit at an arcade in October!!

  • Weekly sessions in JUNE
  • DINNER IS PROVIDED
  • Artist fees paid to ALL who will exhibit their final works at the Arcade showing
  • Includes individual and collective creations plus mentorship”

Posted with permission from Denise Bolduc

Call for Emerging Artists!: KRE-A-TIV U-TURN Mentorship Program /Deadline Extension (GTA-Toronto)

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CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
KRE-A-TIV U-TURN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
A Milkweed Collective & Cultural Hotspot Signature Partnership Project

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Milkweed Collective will run KRE-A-TIV U-TURN from May through September 2015 in the Cultural Hotspot (West) neighbourhoods of Etobicoke. We are seeking eight (8) emerging artists (all disciplines), 18 to 25 years of age, who will learn to facilitate Milkweed’s Exploring Creativity in Depth® (ECiD) program for children and youth. Participants in this mentorship program will design and direct summer arts programming for children in local community centres and libraries. Participants will also design, direct and produce a multimedia exhibition and performance incorporating children’s artwork during Culture Days.

For background on the ECiD program visit our website at exploringcreativity.org

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Artists from all artistic disciplines are welcome to apply
  • Fill out the application form and submit via e-mail to ina.puchala@gmail.com with the subject heading “Kre-a-tiv U-turn Application”
  • Provide links to audio and/or visual samples of your work
  • Provide contact info for 1-2 references

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 13, 2015 by 5 p.m.
Applicants will be notified by Tuesday, March 17, 2015
QUESTIONS: Please contact Ina Puchala, Assistant Director at ina.puchala@gmail.com

MENTORSHIP OUTCOMES:
Participants will:

  • Be qualified facilitators of Milkweed’s ECiD program learning the core concepts and techniques: warm-up activities, focusing exercises, leadership of small group discussions applying such interpretive techniques as dramatizing, soundscapes and storytelling
  • Learn leadership, management and communication skills
  • Collaborate in designing and producing an exhibition and performance of multimedia artwork
  • Maintain a blog to document and discuss the project

HONORARIUM & COURSE CREDIT:
Honorarium: Participants each receive an honorarium of $1,200 paid in two installments of $600 each.
Course Credit: Participants may apply to their respective institutions for academic credit for a course of Independent Study toward their undergraduate or graduate programs. The project provides 90 contact hours with the staff. This does not include the rehearsal and presentation of the final exhibition and performance.

SCHEDULE:

ECiD Schedule

ABOUT MILKWEED:

Based in the Greater Toronto Area, the members of the MILKWEED COLLECTIVE are dedicated to practicing the arts and promoting personal growth and well-being in an inclusive and accessible community context. The membership includes painters and poets, installation artists and photographers, dancers, authors, therapists and educators. Since 1999 the Milkweed art shows, workshops and school programs have inspired children, youth and adults to discover their authentic creative potential and celebrate their gifts through the joy of making, appreciating and sharing their art with each other and with their communities.

ABOUT CULTURAL HOTSPOT:
From May through October 2015, the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and the community in Etobicoke, inspiring new ideas about where culture thrives in Toronto. This City of Toronto and partner-produced initiative features a series of signature projects that include a theatre festival, a travelling, interactive art installation, a contemporary, community senior’s dance project, youth mural project, art exhibitions, youth mentorship and employment, local festivals and more. This project, and the legacy Cultural Loops Guide, will enable the local community and visitors to discover Hotspot neighbourhoods and the wonderful places within to experience arts, culture, fantastic food, heritage and parkland.”

-submitted by Amy Capern, Milkweed Collective

Call for Emerging Artists!: KRE-A-TIV U-TURN Mentorship Program (Etobicoke, ON)

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CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
KRE-A-TIV U-TURN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
A Milkweed Collective & Cultural Hotspot Signature Partnership Project

PROJECT OVERVIEW:
Milkweed Collective will run KRE-A-TIV U-TURN from May through September 2015 in the Cultural Hotspot (West) neighbourhoods of Etobicoke. We are seeking eight (8) emerging artists, 18 to 25 years of age (from the GTA), who will learn to facilitate Milkweed’s Exploring Creativity in Depth® (ECiD) program for children and youth. Participants in this mentorship program will design and direct summer arts programming for children in local community centres and libraries. Participants will also design, direct and produce a multimedia exhibition and performance incorporating children’s artwork during Culture Days.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fill out the application form and submit via e-mail to ina.puchala@gmail.com with the subject heading “Kre-a-tiv U-turn Application”
  • Provide links to audio and/or visual samples of your work
  • Provide two letters of reference

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 6, 2015 by 5 p.m.
Applicants will be notified by Friday, March 13, 2015
QUESTIONS: Please contact Ina Puchala, Assistant Director at ina.puchala@gmail.com

MENTORSHIP OUTCOMES:
Participants will:

  • Make oil pastel drawings
  • Be qualified facilitators of Milkweed’s ECiD program learning the core concepts and techniques: warm-up activities, focusing exercises, leadership of small group discussions applying such interpretive techniques as dramatizing, soundscapes and storytelling
  • Learn leadership, management and communication skills
  • Collaborate in designing and producing an exhibition and performance of multimedia artwork
  • Maintain a blog to document and discuss the project
  • Compile and write a final project report for publication

HONORARIUM & COURSE CREDIT:
Honorarium: Participants each receive an honorarium of $1,200 paid in two installments of $600 each.
Course Credit: Participants may apply to their respective institutions for academic credit for a course of Independent Study toward their undergraduate or graduate programs. The project provides 90 contact hours with the staff. This does not include the rehearsal and presentation of the final exhibition and performance.

For more information about Exploring Creativity in Depth, visit our website exploringcreativity.org

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ABOUT MILKWEED:

Based in the Greater Toronto Area, the members of the MILKWEED COLLECTIVE are dedicated to practicing the arts and promoting personal growth and well-being in an inclusive and accessible community context. The membership includes painters and poets, installation artists and photographers, dancers, authors, therapists and educators. Since 1999 the Milkweed art shows, workshops and school programs have inspired children, youth and adults to discover their authentic creative potential and celebrate their gifts through the joy of making, appreciating and sharing their art with each other and with their communities.

ABOUT CULTURAL HOTSPOT:
From May through October 2015, the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and the community in Etobicoke, inspiring new ideas about where culture thrives in Toronto. This City of Toronto and partner-produced initiative features a series of signature projects that include a theatre festival, a travelling, interactive art installation, a contemporary, community senior’s dance project, youth mural project, art exhibitions, youth mentorship and employment, local festivals and more. This project, and the legacy Cultural Loops Guide, will enable the local community and visitors to discover Hotspot neighbourhoods and the wonderful places within to experience arts, culture, fantastic food, heritage and parkland.”

-submitted by Amy Capern, Milkweed Collective

Profile Highlight: Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA)(Winnipeg)

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at Artbridges.

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MAWA offers mentorships (of varying lengths and focuses), lectures, artist talks, skills based workshops, professional practices workshops, critical reading groups, studio visits, an artist­ mothers group, screenings, symposia, field trips and more. To read more about MAWA, please see their profile in our Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Today!: H.E.A.R.T. Exhibition & Showcase (About the Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program / Toronto)

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“Join us at Daniels Spectrum, a cultural hub in Regent Park, for an exhibition and showcase of visual art, spoken word and music featuring thirteen emerging artists from the Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program. This talented group of youths has spent the last eight months meeting with top arts professionals in person, collaborating one-on-one with industry mentors and visiting Toronto’s leading cultural institutions. Now they’re ready to showcase everything they’ve learned and pay tribute to the longstanding artistic spirit of the Regent Park community.

Featuring Youth Participants: Rafi Abdur, Nadia Adow, Ahmed Barud, Raima Chakraborty, Mandeq Hassan, Iselah Haywood, Junior Lavagesse, Sarah Meng, Isaac Mbikay, Khari Richard and Simba Wetu

Mentors: Evelyne Au-Navioz, David Caron, Shane Carter, Dahveed Delisca, Steve Fernandez, Ali Garrison, Sitara Hewitt, Miles Jones, Shaista Justin, DJ Marmalade, Marlon Paul, Lishai Peel, Natasha Powell, Alex Samaras, Suba Sankaran, Daisuke Takeya, Ian Terry, Maylee Todd, May Troung

H.E.A.R.T. Exhibition & Showcase
Hungry Eager Artists Rise Together

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto
FREE

About the Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program
The Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program at Daniels Spectrum offers aspiring youth artists in the Regent Park community an amazing opportunity to learn about a career in the arts and tap into their creativity, through access to arts and cultural experiences, educational workshops and arts career mentorships. This outstanding program is made possible thanks to a multi-year contribution from The Slaight Family Foundation. Watch our 2013 wrap-up video here: ” target=”_blank”>

About Daniels Spectrum
Daniels Spectrum is a 60,000-square foot community cultural hub at 585 Dundas Street East in the Regent Park neighbourhood. It is the professional home of seven innovative cultural organizations and contains event, performance and exhibition spaces including Ada Slaight Hall, the Artscape Lounge, a network of hallway galleries and the MDC Partners Courtyard. Designed as a platform for experience, learning and innovation, Daniels Spectrum buzzes with energy. In its first year, the facility hosted tens of thousands of visitors and hundreds of arts and cultural events and was named Best New Venue in Canada for meetings and events by BizBash magazine. The facility received a Good Design is Good Business award from Architectural Record in 2014. regentparkarts.ca

Daniels Spectrum is operated by Artscape, a not-for-profit urban development organization that makes space for creativity and transforms communities. artscape.ca

-posted with permission from  Ada Slaight Youth Arts Mentorship Program