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Industry News: What’s Happening In Canadian Theatre August 21-25

Industry News: What’s Happening in Canadian Theatre August 21-25

Industry News

Welcome to Industry News, a new blog series sharing what’s happening in Canadian theatre and the wider arts community. Each week we’ll share news we’ve come across as well as events, calls for nominations and submissions, and professional development opportunities.

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Member News

Crow’s Theatre Taking Applications for the Theatre Creator’s Reserve

Crow’s Theatre is proud to participate in the Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators program. As a third party recommender, we are able to allocate funds (1k to 5k each) based on merit of project and subject to final approval at the council level. The deadline to apply is September 25th.

Theatre Calgary Wins Big at this Year’s Betty Mitchell Awards

Theatre Calgary earned 9 awards at the Betty Mitchells between its productions of Crazy for You and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Check out the full list of this year’s winners.

What’s Happening at PACT

  • The Ontario (outside Toronto) All In cohort is coming up fast! Spots are still available for free, theatre-specific arts equity training for your artistic leadership. Get in touch with Deidre Walton to learn how you can get involved. (Wondering what All In is about? Read all about it here.)

What’s Happening in the Wider Community

  • The Canada Council for the Arts has announced Carolyn Warren as its new Director General (DG), Arts Granting Programs Division. Warren will take up the role as incoming DG on October 10, 2017 and will fully lead the division when the current DG, Jacques Vézina, retires at the end of 2017.
  • The City of Vancouver is accepting applications for its Artist Studio Award Program. Five live-work and two work-only studios are available to be awarded at significantly reduced rates to emerging professional artists working in any discipline. Professional artists who are residents of Vancouver or community members of the Musqueam, Squamish, or Tsleil-Waututh First Nations are eligible to apply.
  • The Banff Centre is accepting applications for its seven-month Cultural Leadership program until September 12. The program offers four intensives in Banff and Montreal, as well as various workshops, seminars, and projects completed online or across Canada. Financial assistance is available.
  • In light of public reporting on property tax increases at 401 Richmond in Toronto, ArtsBuild Ontario is conducting a Property Tax Survey to fuel its advocacy efforts.
  • Canada Hub at the Edinburgh Fringe wraps up on August 28 – Read about a few featured productions.
  • Applications for Infinitheatre’s Write-on-Q playwriting competition are due September 5.
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