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Pitch Opportunity for Young Audience Work (Ontario Presents)

“Tour the Young Audience Circuit in the North
Apply for the opportunity to pitch your tour-ready work!

A delegation of multidisciplinary performing arts presenters from northern and central Ontario communities will be visiting Toronto in May 2019 to see performances at Junior (Harbourfront Centre), WeeFestival (Theatre Direct) and Uptown Toronto International Children’s Festival (Civic Theatres Toronto).

Eight professional Ontario-based performing arts artists/companies will be selected to pitch their work on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Toronto for their chance to be presented in eleven communities across the province.

If selected, you will receive:

  • professional coaching to develop your pitch delivery and presentation skills
  • travel and accommodation for up to two representatives (only for artists/companies coming from outside Toronto/GTA)
  • 10 minutes to pitch your work (with technical support) to a delegation of presenters, followed by a Q&A

The ideal artist/company for this opportunity would be:

  • Bringing work geared towards a family or young audience (SK to grade 5)
  • Able to animate their work with compelling and unique audience/community outreach and engagement activities
  • Prepared to be on the road for two consecutive weeks during the 2020/21 season and expect to receive a presentation fee of $8,000-$14,000/week
  • Adaptable to being presented in theatre spaces as well as community spaces (e.g. school auditoriums, town halls) with straightforward load-in/load-out and reasonable technical requirements

IMPORTANT: Applicants must be professional artists, ad hoc groups/collectives, or organizations based in Ontario”

For more information, please visit Ontario Presents’ website.

-from Ontario Presents

Call For Submissions: Soil Spirit Society Year 2 Residency (Children’s Peace Theatre, Toronto)

“Open call for submissions from Indigenous & Black youth artists

Children’s Peace Theatre is excited to be entering our second year of Soil Spirit Society, a three year land-based storytelling project that explores our relationship to land, our spiritual selves, and to our communities.

We are seeking Black & Indigenous youth, ages 18-26, to participate in a six month multi-disciplinary mentorship and residency at Children’s Peace Theatre from March 21st to September 29th 2019.

The mentorship and residency will include:

  • A Dish with One Spoon: Indigenous Past, Present and Future
  • Garden Build including compost building and training
  • Relationships to Plants, seeds and planting
  • Soil teachings
  • Salve making
  • Writing while Black & Indigenous
  • Black history in Toronto and Southern Ontario
  • Two Spirit Intersectionality
  • Conversations about consent, sexuality and gender
  • Introduction to Capoeira
  • Community conflict transformation

Honorariums, food and TTC provided for every session attended.

If you are interested in this residency, please respond to the following questions in any way you feel is best (e.g. written, video recording, visual art etc.):

  • How can we create a future that celebrates and centres Black & Indigenous peoples?
  • What does Black and Indigenous solidarity mean to you?
  • What does community look like to you?

Responses should be sent to jamaias[at]childrenspeacetheatre.org

Deadline for submissions February 28, 2019″

For more information, please visit: childrenspeacetheatre.org

-from Children’s Peace Theatre

Workshop: Epoch Youth Project (Vancouver)

“Youth ages 14-23 are invited to join the Epoch Youth Project, a multi-disciplinary, collaborative performance creation process and workshop. The project combines contemporary dance, theatre, film, writing, visual art, music and crafts to explore themes related to the environment. With the mentorship of professional artists Kelly McInnes, Sophie Wolfe and Laura Avery, youth participants are invited to experience the artistic process involved in the creation of performance.

Goals of the workshop are for participants to gain skills in communication and collaboration in an artist setting, to take creative risks using imagination and embodiment, to build a sense of community and to explore important issue within our society. The project creates a space where youth feel empowered to share their stories and perspectives. In addition to the in studio creation process, there will be performance opportunities throughout the season, which allows the participants to build upon their developing collaborative and creation skills and to share their work is necessary!
The project is free of charge and snacks are provided. No experience is necessary!

Epoch Youth Project’s next session taking place January 9th-March 13, 2019. The project runs Wednesdays 530-730pm at Kensington Community Centre. It is free of cost and snacks are provided each session. There will be performance opportunities in the spring to conclude the season.”

For more information and to register, please check out their new website.

-submitted by Epoch Youth Project
-photo by Riz Herbosa

Call for Applications: Where I Stand, A Scarborough Youth PhotoVoice Project

Where I Stand is a Scarborough Youth PhotoVoice Project mentorship program that trains youth (ages 16-21) in participatory photography methods and the core photography skills they will use to run a PhotoVoice photography workshop in their community. Digital cameras will be provided to all youth for use during the workshop. This program is made possible in partnership with ArtReach.”

-submitted by Project Kids & Cameras
Read Project Kids & Cameras’ profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Instructors: Youth Art Enrichment (KIAC, Dawson City)

KIAC is seeking Yukon-based instructors for Youth Art Enrichment, a four-day intensive arts program for Yukon high school students, held in Dawson City, Yukon in March, 2019. Each instructor will teach a group of eight to twelve students in their selected medium for the duration of the program.

The goal of the Youth Art Enrichment program is to provide Yukon high school aged students with an intensive learning experience in one discipline, giving students the time to develop skills and to learn from professional artists.

Examples of previous Youth Art Enrichment courses include: Encaustics, Screen-printing, Digital Photography, Carving, Film, Animation, Improv & Acting, Mixed Media, Beading, Drawing, Painting, Paper-making.
Qualifications: Interested candidates should be practicing artists who have experience working with and instructing youth (ages 14 and up) in an intensive classroom environment. Candidates should also have excellent communication and organizational skills. *please note: successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check

Duration: March 10-15, 2019 (program runs from March 11-14).

Wage: $35.00 an hour for class time, preparation, the final exhibition, and clean up – a total of 38 hours. A travel subsidy, meals and accommodation for out-of-town instructors are also provided.

How to apply: Complete a YAE Instructor Application, found here

Closing Date for Applications: Dec 3, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

For more info or to submit an application, contact:
Programs Manager – programs[at]kiac.ca”

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture
Read KIAC’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Instructors: Youth Art Enrichment (KIAC, Dawson City)

KIAC is seeking Yukon-based instructors for Youth Art Enrichment, a four-day intensive arts program for Yukon high school students, held in Dawson City, Yukon in March, 2019. Each instructor will teach a group of eight to twelve students in their selected medium for the duration of the program.

The goal of the Youth Art Enrichment program is to provide Yukon high school aged students with an intensive learning experience in one discipline, giving students the time to develop skills and to learn from professional artists.

Examples of previous Youth Art Enrichment courses include: Encaustics, Screen-printing, Digital Photography, Carving, Film, Animation, Improv & Acting, Mixed Media, Beading, Drawing, Painting, Paper-making.
Qualifications: Interested candidates should be practicing artists who have experience working with and instructing youth (ages 14 and up) in an intensive classroom environment. Candidates should also have excellent communication and organizational skills. *please note: successful candidates will be required to provide a criminal record check

Duration: March 10-15, 2019 (program runs from March 11-14).

Wage: $35.00 an hour for class time, preparation, the final exhibition, and clean up – a total of 38 hours. A travel subsidy, meals and accommodation for out-of-town instructors are also provided.

How to apply: Complete a YAE Instructor Application, found here

Closing Date for Applications: Dec 3, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

For more info or to submit an application, contact:
Programs Manager – programs[at]kiac.ca”

-from Klondike Institute of Art and Culture
Read KIAC’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Call for Applicants: Reelworld Emerging 20 Program (Deadline: Aug 17)

“The Reelworld Film Festival is a recognized partner of Telefilm’s Talent To Watch program. All of our E20 applicants are eligible to apply for this funding through our Emerging 20 program.

Are you an Indigenous or racialized filmmaker interested in telling stories that help audiences care about pressing issues and inspire social change? Then apply for the Emerging 20 Program by August 17, 2018.

ABOUT
The E20 Program is Reelworld’s initiative to connect some of Canada’s most talented emerging diverse talent with industry executives and professionals within the Canadian entertainment industry. E20s are given the opportunity to network, learn, and pitch their projects to industry decision makers.

We are looking for 20 emerging content creators and filmmakers with projects in the pre-development or development phase, that have potential to inspire and entertain. Whether your project is a documentary, dramatic feature, web series, or comedy, we are looking for stories that explore important themes and issues in ways that entertain, spark conversation, and expand minds.

After the program has concluded, E20 participants will become eligible to apply for up to $125,000 from Telefilm’s Talent to Watch program to make their first web series or feature film.

APPLY HERE

For more information, please visit reelworld.ca

-from Reelworld website
Read Reelworld’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Multidisciplinary Youth Art Project (Kensington Community Centre, Vancouver)

“Multidisciplinary Youth Art Project: Collaborative Performance Creation Process & Workshop

A new performance process & workshop for youth ages 13-18 is starting at Kensington Community Centre this fall! No Experience Necessary!
Professional artists facilitate explorations in dance, theatre, film, writing, visual art, music & crafts to investigate themes related to the environment.”

For more information, please visit Made in BC’s facebook.

Read Made in BC’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Pitch Opportunity for Young Audience Performers (Northern Ontario)

“The Ontario Arts Council, the Department of Canadian Heritage and Ontario Presents/Ontario Contact are a hosting pitch session for Ontario-based young audience performers, taking place in St. Catharines, Ontario on September 16th, the day following Ontario Contact 2018.

6 to 8 applicants will be selected to pitch new and upcoming projects to an audience of presenters and industry professionals, from Northern Ontario and beyond. Projects from all performing arts disciplines are welcome. Successful applicants will receive professional coaching to develop their pitching skills, as well as travel support and a complimentary 1-day registration for Ontario Contact.

This project has been developed as part of the Ontario Arts Council’s commitment to increase the quality and diversity of performances available for young audiences in Northern Ontario.

All applications must be received by July 19th, 2018 to ceilidh[at]ontariopresents.ca. All applicants will be notified if their application has been successful by August 3rd, 2018.

For more information, please read the full call for applications here.
If you have questions or wish to discuss applying, you may contact Ceilidh Wood at ceilidh[at]ontariopresents.ca.”

-submitted by Ontario Presents

StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival & Emerging Artists Call (Scarborough)

StArt Youth Presenting Art [StArt YPA] is a SuiteLife Arts for Youth initiative, run by Scarborough youth and sponsored by TD Bank and Theatre Scarborough. We strive to give young emerging artists in Scarborough alternative outlets to express themselves in the arts and provide them with a platform where their works are accessible to their communities.

StArt YPA is now accepting art submissions for our 8th annual StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival, being held from August 13th to 18th, 2018. All youth between 13 and 25 years old are welcome to submit their works by July 14th, 2018, to info@startypa.org. Include subject line “Art submissions” and e-mail us links/docs of your work and a statement about you (including name, age, e-mail and phone number) and tell us about who/what inspires you as an artist.

Learning opportunity: During our festival week, from Monday, Aug. 13 to Thursday, Aug. 162018 we will be running free workshops for youth. Our artistic workshops include Hip-Hop, Bollywood Dance, Vocals, Photography, Theatre (Acting), Fine Arts, Spoken Word, Theatre Production, Business for the Arts and our very first DIY: Silk Screening workshop. Youth can register by e-mail us at info@startypa.org. More information on our website www.startypa.org

We’re still welcoming submissions from Emerging Artists (25-40 years old) to perform and be featured in our Breaking Bread Reception – Aug. 17th, 2018, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

-submitted by StArt YPA
Read SuiteLife Arts for Youth profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map