Two hours with Tim Chapman, Theatre Ontario‘s professional theatre coordinator, where you can ask questions and get a great deal of useful information on:
- available resources and services
- forming a company
- scheduling and planning
- getting performance rights
- budget and venue considerations
- Most importantly you’ll discover the questions you need to ask and if you still really want to produce.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
2:00 – 4:00 pm
at Theatre Ontario
215 Spadina Ave., Suite 210
(just one traffic light north of Queen)
***FREE for Theatre Ontario members***
Non- members $25, Limited Space
Reserve your spot now – $10 deposit required (refundable if you attend)
Sign up at reception – email@example.com – 416-408-4556, x10
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has strengthened its support to arts managers through the Compass program
Individual managers working within an arts organization as well as independent arts managers are eligible to apply for assistance in job shadowing, coaching, mentorship and other kinds of professional development initiatives. The Professional Development component expands on the program’s previous mentorship category.
The Compass program continues to provide organizational development support to help organizations engaged in not-for-profit professional arts activity. This stream covers the costs of bringing in a specialist to assist the organization with organizational development activities such as strategic planning, governance or fundraising.
With this change, OAC is responding to a key recommendation from the 2007 Compass program evaluation which was to increase support to the management capacities of people working within arts organizations, not just to the organizations themselves.
More program details are available here for anyone planning to apply to the December 1, 2009 deadline. Please read carefully.
For more information
Contact Pat Bradley, Compass and Theatre Officer, at 416-969-7433 or 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Theatre International Program provides financial assistance to projects that reinforce artistic collaborations and exchange between Canadian and foreign professional theatre companies and enhance the visibility and profile for Canadian companies abroad.
Please note that the Canada Council’s application forms for this program are now available.
The next deadline is December 1st.
In 2008, the Toronto Arts Council launched a pilot program to assist music groups to take a new work from the idea to the proposal stage by providing seed money to facilitate the early planning stages of project proposals being developed for presentation by international presenters or festivals.
In 2009, the Incubate Program is open to theatre organizations and collectives.
Here is a link to the TAC website for more information about the program and copies of the application. The deadline is November 30th.
A grant information session is being held on November 11th from 10:30 to 11:30 am for applicants wishing more information about the application criteria and process. If you wish to attend please contact Margot Charlton (416-392-6802 ext 201 or email@example.com) by November 9th. Or if you are interested in the program but cannot attend the information session please contact Margot to discuss your plans.
The Theatre Centre is currently seeking a Capital Campaign Manager to oversee stakeholder relations and contributed revenue generation for the $5 million renovation of a heritage building in Toronto. The Capital Campaign Manger will report directly to the Artistic Director. The responsibilities of this position are broader than fundraising – the successful candidate will secure government funding and assist with all aspects of government relations.
- Ensure the goals identified in the Strategic Plan and the Business Plan are being met
- Oversee development of capital plan, including financing
- Develop and implement a government relation strategy in partnership with the Artistic Director.
- Establish a Capital Campaign Cabinet.
- Act as liaison between The Theatre Centre staff, Board of Directors, and Community Builders Committee.
- Develop contacts, and nurture and enhance relationships with people in the community who have affluence or influence
- Advocate with other stakeholders and build new partnerships as required.
- Develop and implement a private sector fundraising strategy with the Artistic Director and in house Development staff.
- Constantly monitor and report on the progress of the project to all stakeholders
- Provide monthly reports to the Artistic Director and Board of Directors
Evaluation and Reporting
- Evaluate the materials prepared by the staff and volunteers to make sure the work meets project requirements and maintains a high level of quality.
- A passion for the project, and an ability to convey that passion
- Experience in capital project development
- Ability to interpret and convey diverse types of information: financial, marketing, design, development
- Knowledge of the political and government environment for arts funding
- Knowledge of the running of a capital campaign.
- Solid financial management and budgeting skills
- Solid planning and management skills
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Knowledge of the theatre community in Toronto
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
The salary is in the range of $70,000 per annum based upon experience.
Interested candidates should respond in writing by Wednesday November 4, 2009 to:
firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include Capital Campaign Manager Search in the subject line.
Thank you to all those who apply, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Theatre Centre
The Theatre Centre develops, presents and produces live performance through collaboration between artists, staff and community. We provide artists with infrastructure and resources to make their art – from the idea to production. The Theatre Centre is committed to new work and new ways of working.
The Theatre Centre is a not-for-profit arts organization that was founded in 1979. A highly regarded interdisciplinary arts incubator, The Theatre Centre is a unique facilitator for dozens of independent artists and companies every year. As a Canadian leader in performing arts research and development, The Theatre Centre is indispensable to grass-roots collaboration and innovation in Toronto and Canada.
The Theatre Centre has an extraordinary opportunity to relocate to a magnificent heritage building one block from its current home. This building is a former Carnegie Library located at 1115 Queen Street West. It is owned by the City of Toronto and is currently used as offices for the City’s Public Health Department. The anticipated cost of the project is $5 million.
The Theatre Centre acknowledges the ongoing support of the George C. Metcalf Foundation for its continued support of this project.