Monthly Archives: August 2010

Workshop: Touring Workshop With Judy Harquail and Lendre Kearns, CCI-Ontario Presenting Network

September 20 – 22 2010, Harbourfront Centre

Presented in association with Harbourfront Centre, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and CCI – Ontario Presenting Network.


Touring Workshop with Judy Harquail and Lendre Kearns at Harbourfront Centre held in conjunction with the Ontario Dances Platform and the CDA’s (Canadian Dance Assembly) 5th national conference, will take place September 20 – 22, at the Harbourfront Centre.

This three-day intensive will provide practical tools and strategies for touring performance in the current context. With participants and guest presenters from across the country, the outcome will not only be increased knowledge for those involved but a new network of colleagues who will no doubt collaborate and support each other in the future.

Please find the registration from here for your convenience! Registration is $100 (snacks, refreshments and lunch included) Accommodation and travel costs must be covered by the applicant.

Sessions will take place both with the full group and in smaller teams, and there will be time set aside for individual consultations with industry guests.

  • Monday, September 20th                 9:00am – 5:00pm          sessions with lunch
  • Tuesday, September 21st                  9:00am – 5:00pm          sessions with lunch
  • Wednesday, September 22nd          9:00am – 5:00pm          sessions with lunch

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 7TH by email (as an attachment) or post to:
Brenda Kahura
CCI – Ontario Presenting Network
125-215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto ON M5T 2C7

Registration Fee ($100, includes HST) due September 15th, to guarantee your space.
Please make CHEQUE payable to CCI – Ontario Presenting Network (must include name of participant)

Successful applicants will be notified by September 10th

For more information call Judy Harquail, (416) 949-7312 or visit

Call for Submissions: Professional Theatre Training Program, Theatre Ontario

Theatre Ontario is now inviting applications for the October 1, 2010 deadline for the Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP), funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

The PTTP offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline (except performance.)  One can apply for professional development in his/her own discipline, or a “change of direction” in a career. To apply, applicants must have at least two years of professional experience following their formal education.

Read all about the Professional Theatre Training Program on the Theatre Ontario website and then please contact Tim Chapman,, to inquire further.

Call for Submissions: John Hobday Awards in Arts Management, Canada Council for the Arts

The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management were created to:

  • Recognize the arts management profession
  • Recognize excellence and accomplishment in this profession
  • Contribute to the professional development and revitalization of experienced managers, and
  • Contribute to the transfer of knowledge and experience from established and mid-career managers to the next generation.

Two awards of up to $10,000 each may be given each year.

There are two distinct awards: one for professional development and renewal, and the other for mentorship. The Professional Development and Renewal award allows an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager to take part in a short-term, recognized program, seminar or workshop for professional renewal and revitalization. The Mentorship award allows an exceptional mid-career arts manager to be mentored by an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager.

For more information:

The deadline for arts managers wishing to submit their application is September 30th.

Further Information

Janet Riedel Pigott
Program Officer
Endowments and Prizes Section
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8

Telephone: 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4116

TTY: 1-866-565-5559

Fax: 613-566-4430

The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are made possible by a $1 million donation from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation.

Volunteer: Is your organization in need of volunteers?, Toronto Arts Volunteer Network

Is your organization in need of volunteers? Toronto Arts Volunteer Network can help.

Over the past years, we have developed a large database of enthusiastic and qualified volunteers who are looking to donate their time and energy to interesting projects in the arts.

As part of our mandate to increase the resources available to arts organizations in Toronto, we’d like to share our wealth of volunteers with you. Toronto Arts Foundation sends out a bi-monthly volunteer bulletin to over 500 recipients. In each newsletter we outline various volunteer opportunities including a position description, skills required, time commitment and any other pertinent details. Then qualified volunteers respond to positions that are of interest to them.

If you are interested in reaching our volunteers, please send your listing to

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, August 27, 2010 by 5pm. Volunteer Listings Bulletin will be sent to our volunteer network on Wednesday, September 1st.


In Subject Heading – please indicate “CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS”

In Body of email/attached doc. – Please submit your information in the following format:

  1. Organization name:
  2. Organization description:
  3. Position & responsibilities:
  4. Volunteer benefits or perks:
  5. Date(s) & Location of Volunteer Job:
  6. Contact: (name, phone, email)
  7. Website (or facebook and twitter):

Toronto Arts Volunteer Bulletin is a joint publication of Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation. 416-392-6802,
For a full calendar of Toronto arts events, visit

Call for Submissions: The Art of Health, Artists’ Health Centre

The Art of Health
The exhibit will run Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24 in the atrium at Toronto Western Hospital from 9am to 5pm each day. The exhibit marks the launch of the Arts in the Atrium performance series.
Work should be around the theme The Art of Health but we invite and encourage submissions to explore any avenue of this theme that the artist desires.  Original artwork can be in any form – painting, sculpture, drawing, textile, writing, print, photography etc.

Submissions will be accepted until 5pm on Thursday, September 2, 2010.  Late submissions cannot be accepted.
Jury results will be announced by Tuesday, September 14, 2010.  Those selected will be notified by email or telephone.

Delivery of work on Wednesday, September 22 from 9:30am to 4:30pm to the Artists’ Health Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst St. Toronto. Pick up will be on Friday, September 24 from 5pm to 5:30pm or on Monday, September 27 from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Artists must be able to drop off and pick up their art at the specified times.  Delivery and pick-up of the artwork is the sole responsibility of the artist. The AHCF/AHC will take all reasonable care during the hanging, showing and take-down of the exhibition, however exhibiting artists are responsible for insuring their own work.

Submission Guidelines:

  • 2-D work should be no larger than 36 x 48 x 3. 3-D can be of any size as long as it can be easily transported without damage, however the artist must provide the appropriate plinths for display purposes. Up to 3 works may be submitted by each artist.
  • Include a clear, concise list of proposed works, including title, medium, dimensions, year and price. Submit a CD of good quality jpegs –file size no larger than 3 DPI. If the image quality is poor, its chances of being considered will be less likely.
  • Include a brief biography, maximum of 250 words, of the artist(s) involved.
  • Submissions may be made by email (preferred) or hard copy. Hard copy submissions will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope.
  • All works selected for exhibition must be delivered ready to hang or install, with all necessary hardware and materials and must be the same artwork that is juried; no substitutions.
  • By submitting an application, you agree that if selected to exhibit, your work may be reproduced for promotional and marketing efforts in advance of the exhibition and beyond for a period of up to five years by any of the sponsoring organizations.
  • There is no entry fee however 40% commission on work sold will apply.  Commission will be used to support the Arts in the Atrium performance series.

Please send submissions to:
The Art of Health Submission Committee
The Artists’ Health Centre Foundation
250 The Esplanade, suite 500
Toronto, ON  M5A 1J2 – subject line “The Art of Health” Submission

Sponsored by the Artists’ Health Centre/Toronto Western Hospital and the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation’s Artist Committee
Professional artists of all disciplines are invited to submit original artwork to the juried exhibition

Job Posting: Producer, Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival

The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival is at an incredibly exciting moment in its development, having significantly expanded the scope of our operations over the past five years.  As we continue to mature into an event of cultural significance, we are seeking a Producer to join our team.

We are searching for an exceptional individual who is ready to step in to a leadership role at an established, expanding and dynamic arts organization.  If successful, you will be fuelled by a passion for the arts informed by a sophisticated understanding of the performance ecology in Canada.  Your work ethic must be impeccable and you must be able to equally appreciate the challenges and joys of working in a very fast-paced, very liberal, very creative, and very demanding environment.  We are casting our net widely, and will consider applications from any person who can demonstrate that what they may lack in a particular area of expertise, they more than make up for through a willingness to learn, work hard, and demonstrate their passion.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Development and Communications Manager, the Producer is responsible for the daily operations of the organization, as well as assisting in the creation and implementation of both short and long term projects.  Most significantly, the Producer is responsible for the logistics of both the Fringe and Next Stage Festivals, including (but not limited to): supplier and venue relations, sourcing competitive new suppliers, supervision and management of all contract staff (100+ for our summer festival), show scheduling, liaising between departments, creation and implementation of the critical path for both festivals, building and overseeing online box office sales, and overseeing all daily in-festival activities of all departments.

Our very small staff works closely together to produce an above-average output, so the ability to work in a team and a certain fearlessness are required.  As both the organization and the successful candidate evolve, the Producer’s role will change and mature, and we hope to discuss your aspirations as a leader in the culture industry as one of your main selling points.

Skill Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience in a similar role.
  • Superior administrative and management skills including team building and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of the Fringe Festival movement and philosophy of the Fringe, and its place in the performing arts community.
  • Negotiation, facilitation and community development skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Familiarity with Maxtix (TYTix) Box Office system an asset, but not required.

This is a full time permanent position within the organization.  The successful applicant will have a six month probation period and performance review during which time there will be opportunity for on-the-job training.

Please send a cover letter and resume by environmentally friendly email to as attached Microsoft Word or PDF files.  Applications should include salary expectations and references.

Submission Deadline: September 2, 2010

Start Date: End of September/early October

The Fringe is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Brief Organization Overview:

Founded in 1989, The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival (known as the Toronto Fringe) is a year round arts organization dedicated to creating accessible creative opportunities for both audiences and artists through two yearly festivals and a number of outreach programs.  Our flagship event is The Fringe Festival, our two-week summer festival now going into its 23rd year, which presents works by 150 performing companies selected entirely by lottery at 30 venues across the city.  In January, we also present The Next Stage Festival, which features 8 productions selected from a pool of prior successful Fringe participants who are ready to take a further step in their artistic development. Beyond providing an environment for the production and presentation of new and challenging performance works, the Toronto Fringe also offers in free year-round artist, youth and community outreach activities as an extension of our mandate.

Workshop: Performing Arts Conference inviting Participants, Performing Arts Training Today International Conference

International Conference  “Performing Arts Training Today” is inviting participants – actors, directors, choreographers, dancers, performing arts educators, teachers, musicians, singers, composers, stage designers, painters, mask makers, multimedia artists, scriptwriters, playwrights, theatre critics, journalists and arts managers

December 1 – 4, 2010
Retzhof Castle
Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria


  • Spreading Roots – Presentation with Jan Erkert – dance-maker, choreographer and teacher (USA).
  • PLAA – Physical Language Analysis for Actors  – Workshop with Karin Abromaitis -  director, performer, movement, fight and dance choreographer, teacher (USA).
  • The Speaker that Cannot Move: How Linguistic Insights Can Inform Dance Practices – Presentation with Erin Dahlgren – dancer, researcher, teacher (USA).

Please follow the news on The programme has been regularly updated!

Photo of the Past Conference:

To apply for participation, candidates should send a brief cover letter with CV/resume.

Registration and contact details:

The conference language is English.

The conference will take place in the “Green Heart” of Austria, Styria Region, at the historic 15th century castle. Accommodation and meals are organized for the group. Nearest international airport – Graz, Austria.

Audition: EQUUS, Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for its November 2010 production of Peter Shaffer’s EQUUS
Directed by: Elenna Mosoff

To request an audition, please email your headshot and resume to the attention of the  General Manager, Doug Floyd –

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday September 8th, 2010 (early submissions are encouraged!)

Only those contacted for an audition will be seen.

  • Audition dates – Sept 11th, 13th and 14th 2010
  • Callbacks will be held on Sunday September 19th 2010
  • The non-equity, non-paying production runs Nov 12 – 27, 2010.


  • Please prepare one contemporary monologue, no longer than two minutes.
  • Please be familiar with the play; you may be asked to read from it.

We are looking for a strong ensemble cast who are comfortable in their bodies and with movement. We strongly encourage performers from all ethnic backgrounds and of all age ranges to submit.

Please note the characters of Alan and Jill appear nude in several scenes.

All auditions will be held at Hart House:

7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto

About Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre, established in 1919, is the University of Toronto’s Performing Arts Leader.  Since its inception, the theatre’s unique mix of young professionals, alumni, and students has garnered the theatre a reputation as not only a cultural destination for the U of T community but one for all of Toronto.

Announcement: Bill 65 Written Submission, The Ontario Nonprofit Network

Bill 65, A Act to revise the law in respect of Not-for-Profit Corporations, will apply to all charities and nonprofits that are incorporated under the Province of Ontario and most Ontario organizations are provincially incorporated. This is important legislation that impacts you!

Does your nonprofit organization care about:

  • Calling your organization a public benefit corporation so the public can easily know your intent is to provide for the public good?
  • Limiting the liability of your volunteer Directors?
  • Accessing Community Bonds with credible oversight to raise funds?
  • Ensuring the threshold for annual audits is not reduced to $100,000?
  • Maintaining you organization’s choice on the use of proxies?

These issues are all important amendments to Bill 65, Ontario’s proposed Not-for-Profit Corporations Act. This Act has the potential to be precedent-setting legislation that will serve the sector’s future, but this is a critical point in time as the draft Act moves into a legislative Committee for review.

The sector knows what it needs in a new legislative framework – but we must ensure the Standing Committee on Social Policy, who is reviewing the Act, hears us loud and clear.

The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) has had our Expert Committee hard at work. Attached is the brief they have prepared which ONN has submitted to the Clerk of the Standing Committee on Social Policy. Please read it over and consider how Bill 65 will impact your organization.

PLEASE consider writing a letter
identifying the issues you are concerned about or even to just say you support the work of ONN and agree with the contents of our brief. It is very important they know the sector cares.

Deadline: The Standing Committee is accepting written submissions regarding Bill 65 until Thursday, August 26th at 5pm. (see contact information below)

Questions? ONN and the Canadian Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) will co-sponsor a teleconference session on Wednesday, August 18th at 10am to address your questions and concerns on Bill 65 and the written submission process. Please register for this event.

How to Submit a Written Submission:

1.    E-mail your submission to:

Katch Koch, Committee Clerk (
*The Clerk advises that while an e-copy is generally acceptable, they have in the past run into computer/network glitches where an e-mail does not reach the Committee by the deadline. Unfortunately this is the sender’s responsibility to ensure. If you send an e-copy, follow-up to ensure it was received.

2. Mail your submission to:
Katch Koch, Committee Clerk
Room 1405, Whitney Block
Queen’s Park, Toronto ON
M7A 1A2

Telephone: (416) 325-3526
Facsimile: (416) 325-3505
TTY: (416) 325-3538

Upcoming Public Hearing: The Standing Committee on Social Policy will hold one public hearing for input on the current draft Act on Monday, August 23rd in Toronto from 10am. ONN has recruited a number of organizations from around the province to give 10 minute oral presentations (in person or by video conference).

Thank you for your support,

Ontario Nonprofit Network

For more information and updates, visit our website.

Arts Worker Discount: Through The Leaves, The Company Theatre

The Company Theatre is offering discounted Artist and Arts Worker tickets for our upcoming production of Through The Leaves by Franz Xaver Kroetz. Discounted tickets are $22 (Price includes all charges and taxes) and are available for all performances.

Show Info:

Through the Leaves

By Franz Xaver Kroetz

Starring Nicholas Campbell and Maria Vacratsis

Directed by Philip Riccio

Venue: Tarragon Extra Space

Dates: September 10th-October 3rd 2010

The Company Theatre was founded in 2005 by Philip Riccio and Allan Hawco. Previous productions include A Whistle in the Dark, Marion Bridge and Festen.