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Call for Artists: StArt Youth Presenting Art Festival 2019 (Toronto)

“Showcase your talents and have your creative work featured for friends and family to see at StArt Youth Presenting Art’s FREE art festival in Scarborough!

StArt YPA is looking for artists 16 and up to participate in their 9th annual festival on August 17th at Scarborough Village Recreation & Theatre. Send us a headshot, link/images of your work and a short artist statement. Full details are posted on their website: https://www.startypa.org/call-for-artists

You also must attend their open call audition/interviews on:

June 29th from 10am to 3pm
Christ Church, 155 Markham Rd in Scarborough. First Come, First Seen.

Submission deadline: June 22nd, 2019

Apply Here:​ ​http://bit.ly/StArtYPA_CallForArtists”

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

Free Social Circus Workshops for Youth (SoCirc, Toronto)

SoCirc’s weekly drop-in social circus workshops from 7pm -930pm will be starting every Tuesday through spring starting April 30th. This includes snacks, circus workshops and social support at MLSE Launchpad 259 Jarvis (at Dundas).

Register on-site at the front desk and look out for Rachel and Rebecca in the eating area. It is FREE and for youth 16-29, and we provide social support if needed, and opportunities to perform if participants choose! Lots of fun trying new things, and meeting new people in an inclusive positive space. (juggling, human pyramids, stilt walking, dance, trust building, games, stretching, contortion, object manipulation, theatre games, clown, acrobatics, hoola hoop, aerial silks, trapeze, circus makeup etc etc…)”

For more information, please contact SoCirc.

-submitted by SoCirc
Read Social Circus Circle’s profile on ArtBridge’s Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

Spotlight Prologue : Live Arts for Children and Youth (Toronto)

“Join us in celebrating the power of the performing arts in schools at Prologue to the Performing Arts’ Annual Showcase, Spotlight Prologue: Live Arts for Children and Youth.

Each year Prologue celebrates the vital role the performing arts play in inspiring, empowering and sparking the imaginations of children and youth through an accessible showcase open to young people, families, educators and friends. Join us on June 5th, 2019 at the Young People’s Theatre as we present Prologue artists Ballet Creole, Kuné: Canada’s Global Orchestra, Mahlikah Awe:ri, and UNITY Charity. Hosted by Prologue spoken word artist Britta B!”

For more information and to RSVP, please visit Spotlight Prologue’s event page.

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 vibearts.ca/media/resilientogether/

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

Outside Looking In’s 12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show

“Please join us for Outside Looking In’s 12th annual performance on Thursday, May 23rd at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto!

Come and support Indigenous youth as they showcase dances they have been working hard to master since the fall. For our 2019 performance, we will have 150 youth onstage (our largest number yet!) from 13 communities, representing 4 provinces and 1 territory from across Canada.

In addition to the dance performance, each community will be highlighted through multimedia presentations, revealing the rich culture, beauty, resiliency and strength of Indigenous communities.

We look forward to seeing you at the performance!”

For more information and ticketing details, please visit olishow.com/events

-from Outside Looking In
Read Outside Looking In’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

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