Job and Workshop: Storygathering, FIXT POINT

FIXT POINT Announces Storygathering Training Intensive and Artist in Residence Opportunities!

OPEN CALL #1: STORYGATHERING ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

OPEN CALL # 2: STORYGATHERING TRAINING INTENSIVE FOR ARTISTS

FIXT POINT is seeking two part-time storygathering artists for The Tale of a Town – Mimico to work in residence at the Mimico Public Library this fall as part of the 2014 Artists in the Library program supported through the Toronto Arts Council Strategic Initiative Program.

FIXT POINT is a professional theatre and media company that engages with communities through site-specific performance and audio art in order to preserve local heritage and promote neighbourhood culture.

Storygathering Artists will receive training in audio recording, interviewing, logging, and archiving oral histories prior to the residency. While in residence, the Artists will record stories shared by the public about the evolution of the Mimico neighbourhood. These gathered tales will inspire the creation of an audio installation and culminate in a community celebration at the library.

Requirements:
• Background in the arts
• Based in Toronto (high priority to artists from the Mimico area)
• Interest in oral history, audio production and community engaged art
• Working knowledge of social media platforms
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Deadline for applications is September 10th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to veronica@fixtpoint.com.

OPEN CALL # 2: STORYGATHERING TRAINING INTENSIVE FOR ARTISTS

FIXT POINT is pleased to offer a limited number of places to artists in our upcoming Storygathering Training Intensive taking place from October 1 – 4 at the Mimico Public Library.

This training program has been developed by FIXT POINT in collaboration with The National Arts Centre of Canada and will focus on audio recording, interviewing, logging, and archiving.

This intensive is suitable for emerging and professional artists who are passionate about oral history, audio art and site-specific performance.  Selected artists will be considered for future opportunities with FIXT POINT’s national tour of The Tale of a Town – Canada.

To apply, please email your resume and a brief outline that details why you want to be a part of this training to veronica@fixtpoint.com.

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