Daily Archives: March 27, 2012

Job Posting: Development Admin Assistant, 4th Line Theatre

4th Line Theatre, an outdoor theatre company located in Millbrook, ON is currently looking for a Development Admin Assistant

Start date: May 1, 2012

Reporting to the Administrator, the Development Admin Assistant provides support for 4th Line’s development campaigns including those required to secure financial support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies. Supporting such activities including donor initiatives, sponsorship development, patron services, capital programs, and fundraising events.  Provide support as needed in the requests and stewardship of individual, corporate, foundation support and government grants. Other administrative duties as required.

Acting as an assistant to the Administrator, the performance of the duties and responsibilities support the efficient operation of the organization. The Development Admin Assistant must have strong computer, interpersonal, writing and visual skills; the ability to multi-task; work independently, and as a team player is essential.  The ideal candidate will have a background in arts administration or marketing and a passion for the arts.

Employer Information:
4th Line Theatre is an award-winning outdoor theatre company that presents regionally-based, environmentally-staged, historical dramas.  Our performance venue is located on the Winslow farm, just outside Millbrook, Ontario.  To find out more about 4th Line Theatre please visit our website www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca

Please send a resume and covering letter by April 13, 2012 to:

Tammy Simon, Administrator


Workshop: Actors’ Gym and Scene Study, Sirius Theatrical Company

The Sirius Theatrical Company offers actors a place to continue to hone their craft and work on new material in a friendly, supportive environment.  Moderated by Artistic Director, Heather Dick, actors are free to bring in rehearsed scenes, monologues or sides for cold readings or work on scenes / sides provided.

Tuesdays:   7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Session 1:   April 10 – May 1, 2012  (4 Weeks)
Session 2:   May 8 – May 29, 2012   (4 Weeks)
Cost:           $60 per 4-Week Session

To Register or for more Information:  info@siriustheatrical.com
Website:  www.siriustheatrical.com

Call for submissions: Windscape, Luminato

Sparking an annual tradition, Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, now in its sixth year, will transform its Festival Hub at David Pecaut Square into an art installation for the duration of the festival, June 8–17, 2012.

The installation, Windscape, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, unites both naturally-occurring and artificial wind to shape, and affect, the entire space. A wide band of ribbon sweeps through the square and envelops the Luminato stage. Over 100 metres long and six metres high, the wind-activated overhead ribbon frames the entire Square.

Residing at Windscape’s centre is an array of animatronic fans and windsocks called the Wind Garden (see zone 10 in the aerial image of the Hub, below). Created in collaboration with artist Mitchell F. Chan, these programmable, interactive sculptures swivel and rotate, swell and deflate, change in colour and levels of intensity. The result is an ever-evolving mechanized choreography of colour and light.

Call for submissions 
We are inviting artists to submit proposals for a 4-5 minute choreography that animates the windsocks, to musical accompaniment, to create a unique aerial dance. We welcome artists from diverse disciplines to apply. Four artists will be selected to develop their concepts through a collaborative process supported by professional designers and choreographers.

The artist will be able to control each windsock position and movement by rotating and pivoting the windsock on its 2 axes. The artist will also be able to control the intensity of the fan and the colour and intensity of light illuminating each windsock internally.  Luminato will provide a technician to translate the storyboard of movements to the computer-controlled unit which operates the windsocks.

The artist will also be able to select music drawn from Luminato’s diverse musical program. The Festival’s line-up features a diverse range of artists and music created by both contemporary and classical composers. Please see the comprehensive list at the bottom of this page.

The finished pieces will be played in rotation, at half hour intervals, throughout the Festival.

Successful applicants will receive a $1000 honorarium, a chance to work collaboratively with a creative team, supported by experts, and an opportunity to showcase their work on a high-profile, large-scale stage.

Wind Garden technical features

  • 9 – 25 ft tall windsock support poles
  • 9 – 11’ long windsocks rotating on dual axes supported by 2 single kilowatt motors
  • 9 – 36” fans pushing over 12,000 cubic feet of air per minute
  • Each windsock will have integral RGB LED coloured lighting to illuminate it

For images, please see: http://www.akimbo.ca/submissions/?id=41020

Project timeline

  • Full-day design workshop/charette: April 21, 2012
  • Group presentation of finished work: May 19, 2012
  • Scheduled 1:1 meeting with the technician, to test and program the choreography:
    one morning or afternoon between May 20 and June 5, 2012
  • Site visit to see finished pieces in location: June 5, 2012
  • Pieces played in rotation at the Luminato Hub from June 8 -17, 2012

Submission guidelines
Please include the following with your submission:

  • CV and short artist bio (300 words max)
  • Images or short DVD of past work (5 images max, under 700KB each or 10 minute DVD)
  • Brief description of windsock choreography proposal (300 words max)
  • Sketches or renderings of choreographic vision presented in a short storyboard, to convey main concepts

Send in your submission by April 6, 2012 to Sarah Miller: smiller@luminato.com.  Successful applicants will be notified by April 13, 2012.

About Luminato
Luminato is Toronto’s fifth season when the festival stages the best of our city and invites the world to celebrate and transform it with us. Luminato is an annual multi-disciplinary celebration of theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, film, magic, and more. For more information, please visit luminato.com.

About Diamond Schmitt
Diamond Schmitt Architects ranks among the world’s top ten cultural sector design firms. Their award-winning portfolio of multidisciplinary work—spanning opera houses, concert halls, libraries, academic, research, commercial and residential buildings—includes Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, La Maison Symphonique de Montréal and St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. Donald Schmitt was the Founding Chair of the Public Arts Commission in the City of Toronto.

Luminato’s music program
Phillip Glass, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Stewart Goodyear, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Canadian Children’s Opera Company, Errol Gay, K’NAAN, Kae Sun, Krystle Warren, Teddy Thompson, Royal Wood and Alejandra Ribera, Loreena McKennitt, Jayme Stone, Ernest Ranglin, Jay Douglas, Everton “Pablo” Paul, Calypso Rose, Kobo Town, Michael Rose, Debo Band, Abyssinian Roots, Nomadic Massive, Dan the Automator, Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ Kid Koala, Deltron 3030, Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyate, Toumani Diabate, Kassey Mady Diabate, Djelimady Tounkara, Eliades Ochoa, AfroCubism , Michael Franti, Quique Escamilla, Telmary Diaz, Jovanotti, Dan Mangan, Kathleen Edwards, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Shantel, Kevin Fox, Ohbijou, Aaron Copland, Howard Shore, John Williams, Malcolm Forsyth

Workshop: Your Health in Your Hands: Managing Stress with Self-Shiatsu, Artists’ Health Centre Foundation

April 2 2012, 6:30 PM
Artists’ Health Centre Foundation
250 The Esplanade, Suite 500 – Toronto, ON

We are all affected by stress. How we address it determines the impact it will have on our bodies and minds. In this workshop we will discuss the causes and the short-term / long-term effects of stress on your health. You will learn self-shiatsu and other effective strategies for managing stress, allowing you to take control of your health and well being.

Shiatsu is based on the comfortable application of pressure to specific points on the body. As the pressure is adjusted to suit the needs and health of each client, shiatsu can be used on anyone, regardless of their condition. It is used for relaxation, stress relief or as preventive treatment and is used to effectively treat countless specific conditions.

Fees: $20.00 (Student/Senior Discount $16.00)
To Register:
416.351.0239 or info@ahcf.ca
Leisa Bellmore

Leisa Bellmore has been helping people to regain and maintain their health using shiatsu therapy for over ten years. A firm believer in the need for each of us to take responsibility for our health and well being, she enjoys giving clients the tools they need to take an active role in their health care.  

Leisa joined the Artists’ Health Centre in June of 2010, but has been working with both performing and visual artists for many years. She is currently working on a book on self-care for musicians. She has been active in promoting natural health practices through her volunteer work on the board of directors and as President of the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada. She also volunteers at Toronto’s Ronald MacDonald House where she offers shiatsu to families with children coping with life-threatening medical conditions. Leisa’s background in theatre and film provides her with a first-hand understanding of the stresses and pressures of a life in the arts.

Event: Accessibility Symposium, Ontario Museum Association

Accessibility Symposium – April 5th, 2012 – #OMAAccess2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Symposium will feature:

Ask the ADO! Bring your questions about compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and have them answered by representatives from the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. There is no better time to get answers!

Speakers including:

  • Christine Karcza (Christine Karcza Consulting) – speaking of her experience as a former member of the Board of Trustees of the ROM to champion accessibility initiatives.
  • Dr. John Kennedy (University of Toronto, Scarborough) – speaking of his research on perception with vision and touch and developing programming with museums for visitors with vision loss.
  • Judith Snow (artist) – speaking of her experience as an artist with Quadriplegia working with the ROM to mount her exhibition “Who’s Drawing the Lines”.
  • Panel: speakers from the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Whitby’s Station Gallery and others share their experiences with improving accessibility in all areas of their operations.

Roundtable Sessions: offer opportunities for one-on-one conversations with representatives from organizations including:

  • Easter Seals Access 2 Entertainment Card – increase accessibility for individuals who require the assistance of support persons to help them with daily activities
  • March of Dimes/Accessibility Advantage – discuss universal design and the Accessible Built Environment standard
  • The Accessibility Directorate of Ontario – discuss current and upcoming standards and how compliance affects your museum
  • The Ontario Historical Society
  • & more!

Symposium Moderator: Constance Exley is the Project Manager for EnAblingNonprofits Ontario (ENO), an education project of the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN) . A partnership with the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO), ENO provides Ontario’s 45,000 nonprofits with information and education about their obligations under the AODA. Through ENO Constance has led sold-out workshops and webinars to over 1,200 nonprofits throughout the province in the last year alone. Constance is also the Founder and CEO of Accessibility Ontario, a training and development organization that assists nonprofits and businesses to meet their AODA requirements.

About the Accessibility Symposium: Developed in partnership with the Royal Ontario Museum and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario (ADO – Ministry of Community and Social Services), the OMA Accessibility Symposium is a cross-sectoral initiative which will bring together museums, the Access community, and the ADO to share their expertise and experience with Accessibility to help members with the development of programs and services.

With representatives from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport and the ADO together in the same room, this is a great opportunity to understand how you can meet and exceed the accessibility requirements of the CMOG Standards for Community Museums in Ontario as well as the Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) during the day’s information exchange!

Registration is open, the event takes place at the ROM and includes Lunch and admission to the MAYA Exhibit.

Registration fees:
Member: $85.00 +HST (lunch & admission to the MAYA exhibit included)
SPECIAL OFFER! Member price is open to members of all Provincial Heritage Organizations.
Non-Member: $125.00 +HST (lunch & admission to the MAYA exhibit included)

Download the registration form

The Ontario Museum Association gratefully acknowledges the support provided by the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage.