Call for Submissions: Beats + Intentions, Expect Theatre

More than theatre. More than dance. More than music. More than video. Throw in business to boot.

All from industry experts.

Beats + Intentions is a new and innovative three-year project for Expect Theatre’s Emerging Inter-Arts Ensemble. The ensemble is open to diverse emerging artists 25 years of age and under from the Greater Toronto Area, particularly from the priority neighbourhoods of Regent Park, Parkdale, Rexdale/Jamestown and Kingston Galloway/Orton Park. The project is a pre-professional training and performance program that fosters young artists in a variety of disciplines, preparing them for a career in the performing arts.

Participants receive mentorship to build their artistic skills, and will also learn about the business side of the arts from industry experts. They will also collaborate to create an original multi-disciplinary work that will be presented to the public at the end of the program. This project is unique in that it provides training in the arts, but will also offer capacity building within the arts sector by creating career development, networking opportunities and mentor-student relationships. This is a free program, participants are shortlisted through an audition process and they will also receive an honourarium upon successful completion of the program.

The program runs in February and March 2014 at COBA studios in Regent Park, with a final presentation on March 15 and 16 at the Citadel Theatre, Toronto. Participants will have the opportunity to continue receiving mentorship for an additional four months after the performance on a project of their choice.

Auditions will be held in January 2014 (details below).
Program begins in February and selected participants will be notified by January 31st.

  • Sat. January 18 @ The Albion Library | 12pm-5pm 1515 Albion Rd. (Rexdale)
  • Sun. January 19 @ COBA Studios | 11am-5pm Daniel Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. East # 130 (Regent Park)
  • Sat. January 25 @ East Scarborough Storefront | 11am -5pm 4040 Lawrence Ave. East (Scarborough)
  • Sun. January 26 @ Pia Bouman Studio | 11am-5pm 6 Noble St. (Parkdale)

*Registration required, contact Roshanak at

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  • Bill Coleman – Dance
  • Andrew Craig – Music
  • Nicola Pantin – Dance
  • Chris Tolley & Laura Mullin – Video

Business of the Arts:

  • Dalton Higgins – Networking & Business Development
  • Sue Edworthy – Marketing & Branding
  • Roshanak Jaberi – Grants & Sponsorship