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Digital Storytelling Series: Memoir Writing (Scarborough Arts)


Join us online via Zoom this fall for FREE media and storytelling workshops! Join artists Emmy Pantin and Jennifer LaFontaine of Community Story Collective to share your own stories and learn new skills with digital storytelling, podcasting, and memoir writing. Once registered you will receive a Zoom link. This series is funded by the Artist in the Library grant at Toronto Arts Council.


Each week we will focus on a different theme, exploring with narrative writing exercises and sharing circles. This program is available for Adults ages 18+.

Tuesdays October 20th, 27th, November 3rd, and 10th 2020
7:00 – 8:30 pm”

For more information and to register, please visit:

-from Scarborough Arts

Virtual Mentorship Program: Designing Accessible Futures (Toronto)

North York Arts and The Cyborg Circus Project present a City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Program.

Designing Accessible Futures is a free six-month virtual mentorship program for Deaf, *Mad or Disabled artists living in Toronto.

Running from November 2020 to March 2021, we are recruiting six artists who are looking for support to run their own project or program.

Who Should Apply?

Deaf, Mad, and Disabled artists living in Toronto, with some experience in their chosen discipline who are looking for support to run their own project or program.  This program will provide mentorship and guidance for artists and is best suited for people who have not yet begun or are at the beginning stages of their project.

For example, someone who has participated in several theatre projects has an idea for a show they would like to create, but doesn’t know how to get started on the process. Or, someone who is interested in starting a community program, but is unsure of how to set it up, or how to get funding.

Everyone who participates in the program will receive an honoraria of $200 for their time.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from North York Arts

Call for Submissions: Myseum Intersections 2022 (Toronto)

“Myseum of Toronto is launching a call for submissions for our seventh annual Myseum Intersections festival.

Festival Dates: April 2022

Deadline: Monday Nov 2, 2020 @ 11:00PM

Myseum Intersections is an annual festival that will take place during the month of April 2022. The festival explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through collaborative exhibits, events, and experiences. Intersections presents a wide array of programming intended to create dialogue on civic issues and inspire a deeper knowledge and appreciation of our city.

Project proposals can range from exhibitions to events such as walking tours, workshops, panel discussions, lectures, public programs, exhibition tours, community celebrations, interactive experiences, and performances. We prioritize participatory and co-created projects, and encourage collaborative partnerships between organizations, collectives and individuals.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Myseum of Toronto

ArtWorksTO: opportunities for youth media artists (Toronto)

ArtWorksTO provides opportunities for youth media artists (18-29) who identify as Indigenous, Black and People of Colour and/or 2SLGBTQ+ to gain professional experience, skills and network in the media arts industry.

 ArtWorksTO is a partnership between the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network (NAN), City of TorontoThe Remix Project, and Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU)

This robust program includes:

  • Portfolio Development Workshop delivered by OCAD U 
  • Certificate in Art and Design Professional Skills delivered by OCAD U to develop creative business skills 
  • Paid project contract with the City of Toronto and partner arts organizations (OCADU, Toronto Arts Foundation, and the Remix Project)
  • Mentorship with industry advisors delivered by The Remix Project
  • Employment supports through the City’s Toronto Youth Partnerships & Employment (TYPE) program (optional), to provide: 
    • Assistance with employment goals, including education, training and wellness supports”

For more information, please visit:

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

Rendezvous with Madness Festival (Oct 15 – 20, Workman Arts)

The Rendezvous with Madness Festival is the first and largest arts and mental health festival in the world. Using art as the entry point to illuminate and investigate the realities and mythologies surrounding mental illness and addiction, Rendezvous With Madness’ 2020 programming spotlights the human capacity for endurance in the face of great challenges.  As community members are feeling the emotional effects of months of isolation, income precarity, and anxiety over what the future holds, the Rendezvous With Madness Festival offers a unique opportunity to come together in reflection and discussion.

We are thrilled to announce the full programming line-up for the 28th annual Rendezvous With Madness Festival. The Festival runs October 15-25, 2020 and showcases a range of feature and short films from around the globe, as well as Re:Building Resilience, a full-building exhibition activation of the Workman Arts building at 651 Dufferin Street featuring visual, media and performance art installations. All tickets are Pay What You Wish (PWYW) and there will be both in-person and virtual options for engaging with the festival, so all patrons can enjoy the festival safely.

Tickets for Rendezvous with Madness 2020 will be available to book as of September 21 — donate today to get early access to ticket bookings!”

For more information, please visit:

-from Workman Arts

Call for Applications: Tibetan Youth Film Intensive (Made in Exile)

“Tashi Delek!

MADE IN EXILE is pleased to announce the call for applications for our Film Intensive in partnership with Charles Street Video (CSV). This 4 month program will allow aspiring filmmakers to learn the craft of filmmaking through mentorship, resource-sharing and workshops with local guest artists.Through the medium of filmmaking, this program aims to encourage young Tibetans to explore their artistic visions and strengthen their storytelling abilities. The program will require the participants to attend a series of workshops on filmmaking which will then culminate in the participants producing their own short-film. At the end of the program, the participants will get an opportunity to publicly screen their film as a co-presentation with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

All the facilitation will be carried out by local Indigenous artists as we centre the understanding that our stories here as Tibetan exiles are also unfolding on Indigenous land and we find it imperative to bridge our communities.

The program will follow the outline below:

Learning & Development Phase
This part of the program will focus on establishing a camera-to-human relationship. Participants will receive workshops at the CSV facilities from local filmmakers in the city. Topics include: Short Film Script Writing, Production, Direction & Cinematography. Participants will go through concept development and planning, filming and media organization for the production and post-production phase.

Production Phase
In the production phase, participants will work with a production manager, assemble their film crew and shoot their films.

Editing Workshops! Once all the filming and media organization is done, participants will be editing and mastering their films, which will be presented at a community screening to showcase and celebrate the work created in the program. Co-presented by imagiNATIVE Film & Media Festival.


  • Must be between 16 to 29 years of age (by application date)
  • Must identity as a Tibetan
  • Must be living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), within commuting distance from the city in order to access CSV workshops and equipment
  • Must have some prior experience in photography/writing or/and film
  • Must be available every Saturday from September to December for guest artists workshops

The program aims to be in person as we are now in Stage 3 and there will be safety measures and protocols in place to ensure best efforts to keep everyone safe. Participants should be aware that due to the uncertainty of the Covid crisis, we might have to shift our programming to a virtual platform and we expect them to have some flexibility.

DEADLINE: Saturday August 29th, 2020 by 11:59pm EST.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Made in Exile

Call for Applications: RBC Newcomer Arts Award (Neighbourhood Arts Network, GTA)

“The RBC Newcomer Arts Award is designed to support the future potential of newcomer artists across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) working in a range of disciplines. These $2000 awards are intended to support each recipient’s artistic practice.

RBC 2 ROUND 2 | Opens Aug 31, 2020 | Closes Sept 30, 2020

About: The RBC Newcomer Arts Award is a micro-award program for newcomer (immigrant and refugee) artists presented by RBC Foundation and Toronto Arts Foundation and administered by Neighbourhood Arts Network. 

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants must be:

  • An artist who has lived in Canada for 7 years or less
  • A Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Approved Refugee Claimant (i.e. Protected Person) or have applications for permanent residency or citizenship pending
  • Over 18 years old
  • A resident of the City of Toronto OR Halton, Peel, York, Durham municipalities
  • A member of Neighbourhood Arts Network. If you are not a member, sign up here

*Artists can receive only one RBC Newcomer Arts Award per year.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

Call for Applications: Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursaries

Call for Applications for Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursaries now open!

As part of the Together for Artists initiative, Toronto Artscape Foundation has released a new call for applications for the 6-month Launchpad Bursary program to support creatives in need. Fashion designers, jewellers, woodworkers, digital and electronic artists, and more are invited to apply to receive full access to Artscape Daniels Launchpad’s five Creative Studios, thriving creative community, Launchpad online learning programs and wellness events. A total of 250 Bursaries will be awarded. The deadline for applications is August 17.

For more information, please visit:

BIPOC Writers Connect: Facilitating Mentorship, Creating Community

“Last year, The Writers’ Union of Canada and the League of Canadian Poets invited selected Black, Indigenous, and racialized emerging writers from the Greater Toronto Area to connect with industry professionals, funding officers, and established authors. Each attendee left feeling energized and inspired about their own writing practice. We are pleased to be able to continue and expand this program this year with Toronto and Vancouver events.

We are committed to cultivating space where BIPOC writers can share tools, strategies, feedback, and knowledge. We are also cognizant of the continuing uncertainties and risks surrounding COVID-19. The Union and the League have monitored announcements from public health authorities and each level of government in Toronto and Vancouver since we launched the conference in April. After much consideration toward the health and safety of each participant, volunteer and staff members, TWUC and LCP have ultimately decided to move forward with adapting both conferences for online delivery.

We are confident that BIPOC Writers Connect will be a fulfilling, exciting, and inspiring event for Black, Indigenous, and racialized emerging and established writers. Amid the uncertainties we are all facing in these unprecedented times, we believe that this opportunity for mentorship and community is more valuable than ever before.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from The Writers’ Union of Canada

Call for Black Artists – NExT: Black Futures Program (VIBE Arts, Toronto)

Apply to join the second cohort of Black youth artists to take part VIBE Arts’ NExT program. 

Successful applicants will be mentored by some of the BEST Black Professionals and Creatives in Toronto.

Together, the group will embark on a 10-month artistic journey, where they will receive one-on-one mentorship, attend professional development workshops and gain access to valuable programming and networking opportunities. Throughout the program, NExT Artists will accomplish high-quality artwork to be showcased and celebrated in a public exhibition.

Successful applicants will also be given an opportunity to join VIBE Arts’ roster of artists.

This program is available for visual, performative, and multi-disciplinary artists.

Application deadline: Sunday, July 12th, 11:59pm”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from VIBE Arts