Welcome to Industry News, a blog series sharing what’s happening in Canadian theatre and the wider arts community. Each week we share news we’ve come across as well as events, calls for nominations and submissions, and professional development opportunities.
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Applications Open for Lunchbox Theatre’s Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work.
Lunchbox Theatre invites playwrights to submit one-act plays for consideration for the 31st Annual Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work. The deadline to apply is March 2.
2018 SPARK Festival details announced
From March 8 to 25, 2018, the Belfry Theatre will present its annual SPARK Festival, highlighting some of the best new theatre in Canada.
What’s Happening at PACT
- For our upcoming social media campaign and advocacy materials we’re looking for high-quality, landscape-oriented images and videos that showcase the diversity of voices and practices within the Canadian theatre community. These might be production photos or other shots of the work you do and the audiences you impact – what’s most important is that the images tell a compelling story. Photos (with credits and rights info) may be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as attachments or as Google Drive or Dropbox sharing links.
What’s Happening in the Wider Community
- Sage Theatre (Calgary AB)’s IGNITE! Festival is accepting project proposals and scripts as part of the Theatre series, as well as looking for individual emerging theatre artists to work on productions. The deadline to apply is February 23.
- Downstage Theatre (Calgary AB) is accepting submissions for the Simon Mallett New Work Program. The next deadline to apply is March 2.
- Applications are open for Native Earth (Toronto ON)’s annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival, a celebration of new works and works-in-development which fosters the development of Indigenous work and artists from across Canada and around the world. The deadline to apply is March 12.
- BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs are hosting a meeting on February 21 to discuss and formulate a response to the provincial budget allocation for BC’s creative sector.
- Camilla Holland (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre) and Daniel Martin (Upitheair Theatre) have been awarded the John Hobday award in arts management from the Canada Council for the Arts.