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Call for Performing Artists in Schools 2020-21 Artist Roster (Prologue to the Performing Arts)

Are you a performing artist with a passion for reaching young people through the performing arts?

Prologue to the Performing Arts is seeking professional performing artists to join our 2020-21 roster of artists working in schools and communities across Ontario. Prologue to the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit charitable organization that facilitates opportunities for young people to experience the performing arts within Ontario. Impacting communities for over 50 years, each season Prologue reaches over 500,000 children and youth through 1,800 performances and workshops across Ontario. Prologue works with performing artists in all relevant disciplines (dance, theatre, music, storytelling, spoken word, puppetry and others) who reflect the diversity of Ontario to deliver performances and workshops in schools and community venues. Artists selected for the 2020-21 Artist Roster will receive compensation based on negotiated artist fees for all school and community engagements throughout the year.

For 2020-21, Prologue has identified a series of focus areas – including theatre, puppetry, French and bilingual programming, workshops, programs for younger students and artists who self-identify as belonging to an Ontario Arts Council Priority Group – described below that address current gaps in the Artist Roster.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Prologue
The Possibility Fund and Prologue’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival (Aug 7-11)

August 7-11, 2019
Celebrating Indigenous Arts in Algonquin Territory
Ottawa • Canada

The Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival is excited to announce the 8th 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 in the Courtyard at Club SAW, 3 days of film screenings in the Alma Duncan Salon at the Ottawa Art Gallery, our Matriarchs Art Exhibition Opening at Enriched Bread Artists, plus our Sound/Tracks presentation of micro-commissioned audio-visual performances in partnership with SAW Video, an Inuit contemporary Music Showcase, and the world’s first ever 2-Spirit Ball.

The 2019 program and festival schedule is published on the website:

-from the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival
photo: 2019 Asinabka Festival graphic art by Asinnijaq

Home Made Visible Closing Reception (Toronto)

Home Made Visible culminates in a public reception celebrating three years of preserving and engaging IBPOC archives. We have digitized over 200 home movies, and completed a nation-wide tour of 7 commissioned works reflecting on our complicated relationship to archives. For this reception, we bring together the incredible community of people that have made this project possible. Join us, as we bring this project to a close. All commissioned works will be on display, and for the first time, guests can also view the home movie collection of digitized IBPOC archives on exhibition.

Friday July, 5th | 7:00-9:30 pm 
Toronto Media Arts Centre | Expansion Space, 2nd Floor
32 Lisgar St, Toronto, ON M6J 0C9, Canada

July 5th – 18th | 10:00am–6:00pm | Monday – Friday
Toronto Media Arts Centre | Expansion Space, 2nd Floor
Visit the Toronto Media Arts Centre during operating hours to view the installation by Melisse Watson and six short films by commissioned filmmakers on monitors.

All films have english captions. 
At TMAC all events and offices are located on the second and third floors, accessible via an elevator just inside the entrance. Interior galleries and event spaces are barrier-free. Visit the TMAC website for additional policies on accessibility. 
ASL interpretation is available for this event by 6pm Friday, June 28th. 
Childcare will be available for the reception.”

To register, please visit Home Made Visible’s event page.

-from Home Made Visible

VIBE Arts & Toronto Youth Equity Strategy Presents: ResilienTOgether

“VIBE Arts to Co-Present ResilienTOgether: a Panel Discussion, Concert Series and Photography Exhibitions as part of Youth Week 2019

VIBE Arts is pleased to announce an upcoming collaboration with the City of Toronto’s Youth Equity Strategy (TYES) with support from Solid Waste Management. On Saturday, May 4th, 2019, VIBE will be co-presenting a series of free arts programming and performances as part of Youth Week 2019.”

For more information, please visit

-from VIBE Arts website
Read VIBE Arts profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Northern Arts Projects (Ontario Arts Council)

“Until this program opens in Nova, the Ontario Arts Council’s online granting system, program information may change. This includes deadline dates and specific information on eligibility. Be sure to visit this page after the program opens in Nova, but before starting your application.
The OAC recognizes and values the distinctive nature of the arts produced in Ontario’s Northern regions. We believe that the arts are essential to the quality of life, cultural identity, social well-being and economic prosperity of Ontario. We recognize the specific challenges and costs to creating, presenting and accessing the arts in the North. Applicants who live and work in the North are encouraged to apply to any program in which their activities are eligible. In addition, OAC has a program that specifically meets the needs of northern artists.

You are eligible to apply to Northern Arts Projects if you live in northern Ontario, or your ad hoc group/collective or organization is based in the North.


  • The program supports the creation, production and presentation of art work; professional development; and community arts engagement initiatives that benefit communities in northern Ontario. There are four categories:
  • New works: to help cover the costs of creation and production of new works in all artistic disciplines
  • Presentation: to help cover the costs of presenting artistic work
  • Skills/Career development: for artists to undertake skills and career development projects and for groups presenting projects that will benefit northern Ontario artists
  • Working with community: to help cover the costs of community-engaged arts projects”

For more information, please visit Ontario Art’s Council’s website.

-from Ontario Arts Council

Arts du Nord – projets (Conseil des arts de l’Ontario)

“Les renseignements ci-dessous, notamment au sujet des dates limites et des critères d’admissibilité, sont donnés à titre indicatif et peuvent différer de ceux du programme lorsqu’il sera ajouté à Nova, le système de subventions en ligne du CAO. N’oubliez pas de consulter de nouveau cette page après l’ajout du programme à Nova et avant de faire une demande.

Le CAO reconnaît et apprécie la nature distincte des arts produits dans les régions du nord de l’Ontario et que la création et la diffusion des arts ainsi que l’accès aux arts entraînent des défis particuliers et des coûts additionnels dans le Nord. Nous croyons que les arts sont essentiels à la qualité de vie, à l’identité culturelle, au mieux-être social et à la prospérité économique de l’Ontario. Le CAO encourage les candidats qui habitent et travaillent dans le Nord de présenter des demandes aux programmes auxquels leurs activités sont admissibles. De plus, le CAO a un programme qui répond aux besoins particuliers des artistes du nord de l’Ontario.

Vous pouvez présenter une demande au programme Arts du Nord – projets si vous habitez dans le nord de l’Ontario ou si votre groupe ad hoc, collectif ou organisme est basé dans le Nord.

Le programme soutient la création, la production et la diffusion d’œuvres artistiques ainsi que les initiatives de perfectionnement professionnel et de participation communautaire aux arts qui sont bénéfiques pour les communautés du nord de l’Ontario. Il comprend quatre catégories de subventions :

  • Nouvelles œuvres : pour payer les coûts de création et de production de nouvelles œuvres dans toutes les disciplines artistiques.
  • Présentation : pour payer les coûts de présentation d’œuvres artistiques.
  • Perfectionnement professionnel: pour permettre aux artistes d’entreprendre des projets de perfectionnement de leurs compétences et de développement de leurs carrières ainsi que pour les groupes qui présentent des projets qui favorisent les artistes du nord de l’Ontario.
  • Travail dans la communauté : pour payer les coûts des projets artistiques axés sur la communauté.”

-source : Conseil des arts de l’Ontario

Le 22e Festival Théâtre Action en Milieu Scolaire 2019 : Le feu sacré !

FTAMS 2019 : Le feu sacré !

Théâtre Action a le plaisir de vous convier à la conférence de presse d’annonce de la 22e édition de son Festival Théâtre Action en Milieu Scolaire (FTAMS). Le FTAMS est un événement d’envergure unique en son genre, qui convie annuellement les jeunes de la 9e à la 12e année issus d’écoles secondaires francophones de l’Ontario intéressés par le théâtre. La prochaine édition du Festival se tiendra du 25 au 27 avril 2019 à l’Université Laurentienne.

Le Festival accueillera cette année près de 400 participants, offrant une occasion de formation, de partage de connaissances et d’agréables moments de théâtre. Des souvenirs qui demeureront assurément gravés dans la mémoire des festivaliers !

Dans le but d’offrir un modèle chaleureux et inspirant aux festivaliers, Théâtre Action emploie, pour chaque édition du FTAMS, deux professionnels du théâtre franco-ontarien. Pour une deuxième année, le duo officiel de parrain et de marraine du FTAMS sera formé par Caroline Yergeau et Pierre Simpson, qui sont prêts à passer le flambeau à la prochaine génération de praticiens du théâtre.

La thématique du 22e FTAMS

À l’instar du feu sacré, les jeunes participants au FTAMS sont animés d’une énergie créatrice, grandissante et mouvante. Le FTAMS leur offre un environnement attirant et chaleureux.

Les participants sont alimentés par ce feu rassembleur dont la flamme peut être passée au suivant. Ainsi, ils portent fièrement le flambeau et ont le pouvoir de transmettre leur passion aux prochaines générations de festivaliers.”

-source : Théâtre Action
Lire le profil du Théâtre Action dans notre répertoire et carte de l’art communautaire au Canada

Workshop: EQUITY! Critical Self-Care (Artists’ Health Alliance, Toronto)

Workshop: EQUITY! Critical Self-Care
APRIL 03, 2019

Using a health equity lens, we’ll explore shared sources of stress and how self-care practices can meaningfully support artists’ wellbeing in the context of precarious work and intersecting inequities. We’ll take a critical eye to self-care messaging that is geared towards self-sufficiency and productivity and come to understand self-care as health practices which foster greater control over our art and lives.

In this workshop, you can expect to:

  • Relate your own experiences as an artist to an equity-informed view of self-care
  • Create a personalized self-care template you can use to develop self-care practices, now and in the future
  • Exchange insight, experiences and stories with other participants (optional)

Netta Kornberg is a published researcher and organizer who has worked internationally in adult education, health promotion and the arts. She is the Program & Education Coordinator at Artists’ Health Alliance. Always learning, Netta completed safeTALK Suicide Alertness and trains as an amateur boxer. She holds an MPhil. at the University of Cambridge.

This workshop is part of the series “STRESSED! How to handle an artists’ life in 9 sessions”. All sessions take place on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 4-6pm, at The Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre from September 2018 – May 2019. For more information, visit

-from Artists’ Health Alliance website
Read Artists’ Health Alliance’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Profile Highlight: FiXT POiNT

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.

“Founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011, FiXT POiNT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. To date we’ve interviewed over 3000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (recording studios on wheels). We have aired dozens of audio stories on CBC (Fresh Air, Podcast Playlist, Holiday Programming etc.), edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap and recently produced two seasons of a TV/Web Series for TVO. Most recently we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association).”

To read more about FiXT POiNT, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map