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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Edmonton philanthropist and long-time Citadel patron and benefactor Sandy Mactaggart has passed away in his native Scotland. He was 89 years of age. Mactaggart was a founding member of the Citadel Theatre in 1965 with Joe Shoctor, Ralph B. MacMillan and James L. Martin.
Capitol Theatre (Port Hope ON), home of Port Hope Festival Theatre, has received a $300,000 bequest from the estate of Donald Wilson Douglas.
What’s Happening in the Wider Community
- Nominations are open for the Atlantic Presenters Association’s Achievement Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, August 5.
- Submissions are open for Infinitheatre’s Write on Q playwriting competition. The deadline for submissions is September 5.
- Applications are currently open for the Government of Ontario’s Québec-Ontario Cultural Exchange Program, designed to strengthen the cultural dialogue and foster greater cultural collaboration between the two provinces. The deadline to apply is September 14.