Young Jean Lee, whose play The Shipment recently wowed audiences at World Stage, joins Mark Russell (Artistic Director, Under the Radar / Associate AD, The Public Theatre), Richard Maxwell (Artistic Director, New York City Players), and David Adjmi, whose Marie Antoinette premieres this fall at American Repertory Theater, in conversation with Hilton Als, theatre critic for The New Yorker. These exciting artists come together for a rare Toronto appearance to discuss the future (if there is one) of the avant-garde in contemporary theatre practice.
When: Sunday June 10th 2:00 p.m.
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Tickets for this event are available:
online at www.luminato.com/events/new-yorker-avantgarde/
through Luminato’s Ticket Hotline at 416-368-4849
online through TIFF Bell Lightbox’s box office here or 416-599-TIFF (8433)
July 9 to August 20 2012 (6 weeks, 30 hours per week)
Compensation: $12.00 an hour
The Arts Network for Children and Youth (ANCY) is seeking a student who is returning full time to school in the fall for a six-week position as our Arts Administration Assistant. The individual will assist with a variety of tasks with ANCY, a not-for-profit organization whose vision is for all children and youth have access to arts and creative activities in their communities. These tasks will allow the successful applicant to gain a wide range of skills in arts administration including program evaluation, outreach and communications, membership, capacity building, strategic planning, cultural mapping, event planning and general administration duties.
The successful candidate with be an enthusiastic, flexible, adaptable, creative self-starter who is able to take initiative, contribute ideas, work independently and also thrive in a team atmosphere.
Tasks may include:
- Aid in analyzing, disseminating and documenting qualitative evaluation for National Youth Arts Week which was held May 1-7 2012
Outreach and Communications
- Assist in facilitating youth conversations around community art and engagement
- Develop and enhance ANCY’s social media presence among youth artists
- Develop and foster strong relationships with youth, youth arts organizations and community development organizations across Canada through social media conversations
Membership and Cultural Mapping
- Assist in the development and execution of a membership program
- Update, manage and maintain database of member organizations, youth arts organizations, youth artists, media contacts, municipalities and politicians
- Develop comprehensive list of grants with due dates, eligibility requirements, application instructions
- Update and expand cultural mapping of arts organizations involved in children and youth programming and youth arts festivals across Canada
- Assist in the planning of a small-scale conference for youth artists from across Canada
- Field telephone and email inquiries; word processing; database inputting
The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:
- Interest in arts management, youth engagement and community development
- Comfortable engaging with diverse communities of youth artists
- Familiar and comfortable with challenges of working with small non-profit organizations
- Experience in administration and/or communication
- Effective communication skills – both written and verbal
- Experience with planning events and executing projects
- Proven ability to time-manage, prioritize and oversee multiple concurrent tasks
- Proven ability to adhere to project timelines and work to project deadlines
- Very familiar with Microsoft Office: Publisher, Word, Excel
- Knowledgeable about using Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube
- Able to use Microsoft Access; database management skills a definite asset
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite an asset
- Willing and able think creatively, develop new ideas
- Flexible, positive and responsive to suggestions
- Work well under pressure and tight timelines
- Highly organized and professional
- Friendly demeanour; an enthusiastic and positive team player
- Applicants must qualify for the HRDC Summer Student Position
- are between 15 and 30 years of age;
- have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
- are Canadian citizens or permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible); and
- are legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by 5pm Friday, June 22 to Robin Sutherland, General Manager of the Arts Network for Children and Youth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canada Council for the Arts today announced the seven award-winning and internationally renowned artists who will receive the 2012 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Awards. Sculptor Valérie Blass; contemporary dancer Nova Bhattacharya; interdisciplinary artist Manon De Pauw; playwright, actor and director Denis Lavalou; composer and conductor Brian Current; poet Sylvia Legris; and filmmaker and multimedia artist Graeme Patterson are this year’s winners.
The annual awards, worth $15,000 each, recognize outstanding mid-career artists in the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council: visual arts, dance, integrated arts, theatre, music, writing and publishing, and media arts. The prizes were created using funds from a generous bequest made by the late Victor Martyn Lynch‑Staunton to the Canada Council. The winners were chosen from the pool of applicants from the Grants to Professional Artists programs during the 2010‑11 fiscal year.
“The Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton winners join an august group of artists who have gone on to gain major artistic recognition in Canada and internationally,” said Canada Council Director and CEO Robert Sirman. “These seven artists are pushing the envelope in their respective disciplines and are definitely seven to watch.”
Download images of the winners and their works.
Read the complete news release here or by copying and pasting the following URL into your web browser’s address bar: http://canadacouncil.ca/news/releases/2011/oy129827147985351570.htm