Call for Submissions: Swallowing Clouds ™ Apprentice Facilitators, tiger princess dance projects

tiger princess dance projects is seeking Swallowing Clouds ™ Apprentice Facilitators (SCAFs) with an interest in working in the arts and with children for the Swallowing Clouds

Swallowing Clouds ™ is a community literacy and dance project created by tiger princess dance projects that has been running in Toronto Public Libraries since 2010. Through movement experimentation, written responses, music creation, visual arts and theatre arts, the Swallowing Clouds Artists with work with children in a storytelling and creative process that will allow each group to engage in creating their own story.

This is a paid (stipend) position and is open to applicants living within the Greater Toronto Area and between the ages of 19 and 29. This position will give our Swallowing Clouds Apprentice Facilitators (SCAFs)  practical and theoretical training in creating a multi-disciplinary work for children and give them meaningful responsibilities with the Swallowing Clouds Facilitators.


  • SCAFs is interested in working with children (age 9 -12 years) in a collaborative environment combining poetry, dance, music, theatre arts and visual arts.
  • SCAFs is organized, flexible, and works well in a collaborative environment.
  • SCAFs is willing to submit to a police check as required for working with children.
  • SCAFs  has experience working with groups in a community setting.
  • Previous teaching experience is an asset, but not required.


  • Please provide a letter of intent (maximum 1 page)
  • Please provide a resume outlining relevant experience (maximum 2 pages)
  • Provide 2 – 3 written samples of poetry and or videos of dance (maximum 10 minutes), or 2 – 3 digital files of visual art.  Please do not send originals, they will not be returned.
  • 2 References* with phone and e.mail contacts

Please send submissions (with the subject line: Swallowing Clouds Apprentice Facilitators (SCAFs) to: and

Submission Deadline: May 27, 2014 (5:00 pm EST)

* Your references should be someone who is familiar with you and your work (such as an elder, teacher or mentor).