Young Jean Lee is in urgent need of a female dancer of color for a tour of UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW to Toronto Feb 10-17. Must be a trained dancer who can learn choreography very quickly. There will be at least 5 rehearsals sometime in the first 3 weeks of January. Interested and available dancers can e-mail me directly at email@example.com.
APPLICATIONS FOR D: MIC/FAC 2015 ARE NOW OPEN
FESTIVAL DATES: August 11-17, 2015
d:mic/fac presents both new and existing works by established and emerging choreographers working in Canada, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. Programming will be divided into two categories: Mainstage, curated by three artists from Canada’s dance community, including Yvonne Ng, and What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) a lottery-based late night presentation. Choreographers may apply for either a Mainstage presentation, a WYSIWYG presentation or both.
Founded in 2000 by Yvonne Ng, with Co-Festival Directors, Janelle Rainville and Jeff Morris, under the umbrella of princess productions, TEN festivals of dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) have been produced.
WHAT THEY PROVIDE
d:mic/fac will provide festival publicity, festival marketing, a festival production team, venue and other support for applicants selected by the curators for presentation. Mainstage choreographers will receive a fee for their work, while WYSIWYG choreographers will receive an honorarium.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5PM
Applications are now available online. For full guidelines click HERE.
8 DAYS III: CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS | DEADLINE JANUARY 15, 2014
A GATHERING OF CHOREOGRAPHERS AT ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT, TORONTO ISLAND | JUNE 16-24, 2014
8 DAYS is an intensive encounter open to all Canadian choreographers. The gathering values curiosity, creative risk-taking and reflection with a fluidity around theory and practice in order to deepen choreographic work.
Selected by open call, six Canadian choreographers working in Canada or abroad will be invited to join past participants of the two previous 8 DAYS encounters. The selection committee is comprised of three past participants and a guest. Up to 20 artists will embark on a co-authored adventure influenced by its surroundings, created by those present, and guided by their overlapping and divergent experience. Participants are asked to arrive with an openness about what this encounter might be, a willingness to expose and share, and a rigour around intellectual and artistic exchange.
The ongoing 8 DAYS project addresses a need for peer-to-peer choreographic development in Canada, insisting that this mode is crucial to the continued relevance of the art form. Instigated in 2012 by Ame Henderson and Tedd Robinson, the subsequent encounters stem from the 8 DAYS and 8 DAYS II participants’ desire to continue this artistic exchange. How dance artists work is intimately related to what they create. Theory and practice, talking and making, doing and reflecting, and the systems we do and don’t rely on are understood as interwoven threads of creative development. 8 DAYS is an opportunity to collide practices to provoke, invigorate and inspire each other.
8 DAYS escapes the pressures of production-driven work to create space to reflect on one’s current practice and to envision – through dialogue and experimentation – new artistic possibilities.
Each participant is responsible for facilitating or planning a portion of the shared time. Days are primarily structured around group meals and also include sharing and exploring work and methods, reading, open discussion, as well as time for leisure and personal reflection.
It is imperative that 8 DAYS engages with the community at large. To this end, each participant will be asked to respond to the concept of documentation in order to share the experience. Participants propose and create responses specific to 8 DAYS during or immediately following the gathering. This co-authored documentation is then disseminated via a framework determined by the contributors in order to share the process and its outcomes.
8 DAYS III will be held at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. Housed in a former school, Artscape Gibraltar Point, offers 35,000 square feet of multi-use space. Artists will enjoy private accommodations, bright and spacious studios, a shared kitchen and lounge, free wi-fi, and bike rentals. This idyllic beachfront property has the feeling of a remote cottage getaway but is a short fifteen-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto.
The participating artists will arrive on Monday, June 16th, and depart Tuesday, June 24th, 2014. Public Recordings has applied for funding to cover travel costs and meals. Funding results should be known by the end of March 2014. Participants are encouraged to seek further funding to support their participation.
DEADLINE: Jan 15, 2014
Please submit a letter of interest and recent biography in addition to any work samples that are relevant to contextualize your application. Previous applicants are encouraged to reapply. Detail your current choreographic concerns, address how this encounter might enrich your practice and position yourself in regard to the documentation process. Please keep your responses brief and select any support material carefully with the aim of addressing this specific opportunity.
Applications can be submitted in English or French. Please note: the working language will be primarily English.
All materials must be submitted electronically. Support materials must be included as an attachment or available online. Make sure to include all necessary links and access information. Please note, applications sent by mail cannot be processed.
For more information and to apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 DAYS was held at la B.A.R.N. on Lac Leslie in the Pontiac Region of Quebec, from June 16 – 24, 2012. It was hosted and supported by 10 Gates Dancing Inc. and Public Recordings.
Selection committee: Sara Coffin, Ame Henderson, Tedd Robinson, Stephen Thompson
Participants: Justine A. Chambers, Claudia Fancello, Marie Claire Forté, Ame Henderson, Benjamin Kamino, Davida Monk, Tedd Robinson, Stephen Thompson, Michael Trent
8 DAYS II was held at ten fifteen maple and The Dance Centre from August 10-18, 2013. It was hosted by Justine A. Chambers and Public Recordings, and received support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Public Recordings, The Dance Centre and ten fifteen maple.
Selection committee: Martin Bélanger, Justine A. Chambers, Benjamin Kamino, Davida Monk
Participants: Naomi Brand, Justine A. Chambers, Karine Denault, Claudia Fancello, Marie Claire Forté, Caroline Gravel, Ame Henderson, Christopher House, Davida Monk, Andrew Tay, Stephen Thompson, Michael Trent, Laurie Young
Commonwealth Dance Experience with OYO Namibia
4-29 August 2014
Namibia’s first professional dance company has been invited to represent Namibian youth at Glasgow 2014 for the Commonwealth Games. To complete the exchange experience, OYO is seeking dancers from overseas to work with them in Windhoek. Would you like to work with an NGO that harnesses dance and other arts to engage, inform and empower young people to tackle HIV and related social issues?
We are seeking 6 outstanding, self- motivated and energetic students or graduates with a desire to experience dance in a development context. You will be working with 6 members of the OYO dance troupe to create a piece to reach students and members of the public. The piece will directly tackle a social issue that is pertinent to the moment and community. We are looking for talented individuals who have the skills to work creatively and to a tight deadline, who are vibrant, reliable performers.
In Namibia, one person in every five lives with HIV/AIDS and the country ranks fifth worldwide in HIV prevalence. Of approximately 40 new infections every day (within a national population of just 2 million people), 44% are estimated to be among young people aged 15 to 24 years, among which 77% of those newly infected are young women. Factors involved in HIV/AIDS prevalence are multifarious and include social, economic and cultural factors. Young people are particularly at risk with HIV/AIDS remaining a persistent and pervasive threat to Namibian youth. But HIV/AIDS is not the only social challenge faced by our youth.
Building on the cultural significance in Namibia of dance, drama and music, the OYO Trust uses arts with young people to tackle social issues and promote behaviour change.
OYO’s application of a highly participatory and learner-centred pedagogy represents a model of excellence and best practice.
On this dance experience with OYO, there will be 3 weeks of full-day rehearsals in Windhoek to exchange skills and create the new piece, immediately followed by performances. The show venues may be schools, with indoor or outdoor spaces, and/or community venues. There will be no sprung floors and sometimes surfaces will be concrete and/or dusty. Performances may be followed by facilitated discussions to ensure that audiences have understood the topic well, and to maximize the opportunity for behaviour change. There could be one or multiple venues in a day, and each day will include unpredictable last minute changes, so we’re looking for adaptable positive people who are expert at improvising, not just as dancers!
Theme for the 2011 internship project: Passion killing (creation of the piece ‘Don’t leave me’)
Theme for the 2012 internship project: Corrective rape (creation of the piece ‘Magda’) Check youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQh6gZOD9CI&feature=plcp
Theme for the 2013 internship project: Baby dumping (creation of the piece ‘The dark Medea’)
Rehearsals will be led by OYO’s founding Artistic Director, Philippe Talavera. The visiting artists will be invited to facilitate classes and will contribute to the creative process. OYO uses mostly physical theatre techniques, with influences dependent upon the expertise of the visiting artists (i.e. you and the Namibian dancers).
Are you interested in a career in performing, choreographing, development, community work, youth work, dance education or dance management? This month in Namibia could enable you to develop your skills, work out your key strengths and gain valuable CV points. Furthermore, you will have an experience with OYO that you will never forget and forge lifelong friendships.
How much does it cost?
> £ 1,100, which includes your accommodation in Windhoek, airport transfer and your in-country travel for OYO. (NB This rate is dramatically reduced for 2014 due to current exchange rate, therefore early applications are encouraged.)
> We will ask you to fundraise with a target of £500, which you are of course welcome to exceed! You could do a sponsored run, singathon, speed-dating or wine-tasting. This is to raise awareness of what you are doing and to provide OYO with much-needed core funding.
> You need to book and pay for your own international flight to Windhoek airport (please agree on dates and times with us before booking) as well as your travel and health insurance.
> You will also want to bring money to cover your day-to-day living cost i.e. transport, meals, socializing. £10 per day should be about right, though we advise you to check with us as the exchange rate varies.
> The internship program will run from 4-29 August 2014.
> Applications are open as of the 1st of November 2013. Pleas apply as soon as possible.
How do I apply?
Please send us your CV and your statement of interest, explaining why you’d like to spend one month with OYO. Include what you think you could offer to the OYO Dance Troupe in terms of your dance skills, experience and interest. Please confirm in your letter that you are able to cover all the costs indicated above. Email your CV and motivation letter to OYOinternship@gmail.com with a copy to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Entries Deadline December 6
FRESH BLOOD features innovative and exciting works by emerging Canadian contemporary choreographers in any dance form.
All choreographers will receive a professional DVD of their work, and will be considered for the FRESH BLOOD Paula Citron Dance Award. Choreographers who participated in FRESH BLOOD last year are encouraged to apply again
Download PDF from web link http://chimeraproject.org/?p=86
- Choreographic works by artists with 5 years of professional choreographic experience maximum. Works by emerging choreographers can be presented by more established companies / collectives.
- Innovation in any dance form and/or style is eligible and encouraged.
- Works must be maximum 5 minutes of length or shorter.
- Works cannot be shown within three months prior of February 11, 2014.
- Minimal technical requirements (Choreographers will get a very minimal tech and lighting wash)
- Availability to attend the technical rehearsal and performances on February 11, and performances on February 11 and 12, 2014.
- Submissions must be received by December 6, 2013. Results will be announced a week later. If you wish to have your support material returned to you please include a self-addressed envelope. Do not send originals.
To Apply Send or Email
- Application Form pdf
- Biography and/or history of choreographer / collective
- Contact information including address, email and phone number
- Description of project
- High quality resolution, promotional digital image and photo credit
- Sample DVD or YouTube link of the proposed work or previous examples of work
- Application fee of $20 paid to the order of The Chimera Project Dance Theatre via cheque or PayPal online
Attn: Lynanne Sparrow
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
You can pay by cheque, or for online submissions, you can use PayPal
We’re very close to the 1 year anniversary of our studio on Queen and Spadina. During this past year we have learned a lot about the ins and outs of having our own studio and moreover, we’ve had the chance to meet many artists who have come in and out of our door. There has been a thrilling creative energy in the studio and as we look forward to our future in 2014 we want to make sure for this energy to continue growing. As a result, we’re excited to announce a few programs that will encourage the creation of art and the development of the emerging artist.
Application Fee $25
As part of this residency the companies/artists will get access to our studio for a full week. This residency period will be used to work on the early stages of a new work. Over the course of 2014 there will be public presentations of these works in progress which will allow for our resident companies/artists to connect through an audience. For all of the information please download our INFORMATION PAGES and if you’re ready to apply go to our website and click under RESIDENCY.
If you don’t have a specific project in mind or even a group of collaborators but want to just roll around the floor and maybe sometimes write and maybe other times just read a book or maybe just meditate and you can’t really afford to pay our rental fees for the studio then consider becoming part of our family and participate in our energy exchange program. We are currently looking for one or two people who are willing to come spend a couple of hours a week to help with administrative and cleaning duties for the studio. Of particular desire to us are people who are available to come in Monday evenings.
For every two hours you spend helping us out with the studio and other company duties, we give you two hours of free studio time.
Great. Send us and email at info@lemonTreecreations.ca with some information on yourself (if none of us are familiar with you) and let us know your availability and we will be in touch so we can discuss it further.
Every MONDAY you can email Indrit and book our studio for only $11/hr for slots that are available up until and including the following Monday. It’s super easy and if it’s not important that you book in advance then why not try your luck on Mondays and get a much cheaper rate for booking. If your requests are open in terms of times chances are you will most definitely be able to use the studio.
So don’t forget and GET THE MONDAY SPECIAL!
|SPACE FOR ART PROGRAM
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
3 STUDIO SPACES AT 120 FORT YORK BLVD
|Toronto Arts Council, with support of Councillor Adam Vaughan and the City of Toronto is pleased to be opening its second Space for Art program location. Three spaces ranging from 675 to 1300 square feet are located on the ground floor of a Toronto Community Housing Development at 120 Fort York Blvd (the corner of Fort York Blvd and Dan Leckie Way). Occupancy is planned for January 1, 2014. The three spaces available are zoned for work use only. They feature open-concept plans with accessible entrances and washrooms, concrete floors, and floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows in each studio. The ceiling height is approximately 14’ throughout. Possible uses could include programming space for organizations, workshop/classroom use, artist work-studios, or administrative use.
Toronto artists and not-for-profit arts organizations are now invited to submit proposals for use of the spaces.The tenants of the spaces will be selected on the following criteria:
Occupancy period: Respondents may propose to use the space for any period ranging from six months to 5 years.
Cost: The studios will be made available to eligible artists and not-for-profit arts organizations at a below-market rate of $1.50 PSF/per month (for rental terms of less than one year), and for $15 PSF/per year (for rentals terms of 1 year and up). Rates are inclusive of all taxes and maintenance.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline: Please submit your proposal for use of the space by November 15, 2013. Following that time, proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Occupancy may be proposed for any time following January 1, 2014.
Send ONE electronic copy with supporting documentation to:
SUBMISSIONS FOR ARTISTS
SUBMISSION FOR ORGANIZATIONS
For a full calendar of Toronto arts events, visit www.torontoartsonline.org
From the Fryin’ Pan
May 3rd at 8pm, 4th at 4pm, 2014
Tech rehearsals: May 2nd after 5:15pm
Venue: Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Pia Bouman School
Deadline January 18/2014, 11:59pm
From The Fryin’ Pan focuses on fresh, spontaneous energy. An excellent platform for emerging artists, improvisers/ improvisation collectives, collaborations, emerging artists, and improvisers/improvisation collectives, collaborations, choreographer wishing to present newly-finished works. Works of up to 20min will be considered.
The venue is intimate and casual, with a focus on celebrating the dance medium with its audience. A post-show discussion will delve into each artist’s creative mind and ingenuity and into the exciting world of dance making.
You will receive an honourarium of $400, a DVD of each performance, full technical staff and marketing as well as a fantastic opportunity to show your work and meet other artists!
To apply please send the following via email to email@example.com by the deadline (no exceptions):
1. Choreographers’ CV and biography
2. Performer biographies
3. Piece description
4. A paragraph explaining how the proposed work relates to the
theme presented in the series. Interpretations are encouraged.*
This is an important aspect of your application.
Please give this aspect of the proposal considerable thought.
5. List of props, or special technical requests.
Please send a video of the proposed work or a recent work or work-in-progress.*
You can send the video via Youtube link or vimeo (with password), or web link to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail the DVD (post-marked by the deadline):
1337 Queen St. East
Toronto ON, M4L 1C6
*Please indicate whether you will be sending a link to your video
by email or sending a DVD by mail. Please do NOT send hard
copies of your written application, email only please.
You may propose an excerpt of a longer work, a remounted work, or a new piece.
If you are proposing an excerpt of a longer work, please describe fully what you intend to show and consider that the excerpt should feel complete on its own.
If you are proposing a new piece that is unfinished at the time of the application please describe how you intend to finish or develop the work into a finished piece. Please show video footage of the work in progress.
This series is meant to showcase finished works/well-developed pieces and NOT works-in-progress. Works from a minimum of 5min to a maximum of 20min will be considered.
Any form of dance is encouraged so long as the work is an original choreography.
Dance Matters’ rotating curatorial committee makes its decisions by upholding the following criteria:
- • Works of clarity in form and idea
- • Works of strong artistic integrity
- • Works showcasing spirited performances
- • Works from artists who are infrequently presented
- • Works from a range of artists – from emerging to senior
- • A range of solo, duet or group work
- • A range of dance aesthetics and viewpoint
Soulpepper Theatre Company provides a home for Toronto’s leading artists and arts organizations across all performance disciplines, while making a major investment in the future of our community by producing festivals and presentations and committing to artistic development and education activities.
Now in its second year, the Soulpepper Dance Awards have been established to recognize excellence in the Toronto Dance Community and Toronto-based artists who exemplify the values of Soulpepper (creativity, innovation, collaboration, and spirit).
Soulpepper will be giving awards in four (4) categories:
- Emerging Dance Artist:
An Emerging Dance Artist is one who has been a professional for under 6 years, and is under the age of 40.
- Senior Dance Artist:
A Senior Dance Artist is one who has been a professional for 6 years or more, and is older than 40.
- Community Dance Artist:
A Community Dance Artist is one who has made a meaningful community contribution to the city of Toronto through dance.
- Multi-Disciplinary Artist:
A dance artist who has expanded the form of dance through collaboration with other disciplines.
Soulpepper Dance Award recipients will each receive a Discovery Lab valued at $8,000 (two weeks of studio or theatre space, 40 hours of technician services, front of house services for an “open studio” (public showing of work), use of lighting/video/projection equipment – as available), and a $3,000 commissioning budget.
The Soulpepper Dance Award committee will announce the final three (3) short listed candidates for each category by September 9, 2013.
The three short listed candidates in each category (12 candidates in total) will be invited to perform in the 2013 Global Cabaret Festival. More information to follow.
The winners will be announced at the Global Cabaret Festival (October 24 – 27, 2013).
The Soulpepper Dance Awards are open to all sectors of Dance in Toronto. We encourage submissions from Dance Artists of all genres and ask that this call for submission to be distributed widely.
Nomination and Selection
Soulpepper will be accepting self-nominations from Dance Artists who meet the requirements.
To be considered for the 2013 Soulpepper Dance Awards please submit the following:
- 2013 Dance Award Nomination Form (below)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Artist Biography
- How you would use the Discovery Lab resources? (250 words max)
- How will this opportunity enrich your current artistic practice? (250 words max)
Submissions on behalf of another individual will also be accepted however the considered Artist must address item #4 and #5 in their own words.
Submissions should reflect Soulpepper values of creativity, innovation, collaboration, and spirit.
Artists submitting to be considered for the category of Community Artist or Multidisciplinary Artist should propose projects that align with these classifications.
Submissions, questions, and concerns may be directed to:
Lisa Li, Artistic Coordinator
Soulpepper Theatre Company
50 Tank House Lane
Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
SUBMISSIONS DUE 10AM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013