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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MT Space (Kitchener ON) has announced programming for the 2017 IMPACT Festival. The festival will run September 26 – October 1 and will feature productions from New Zealand, Mexico, and Tunisia, theatre and dance from Vancouver, Halifax, Whitehorse, Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, and locally born and bred work.
The Young People’s Theatre’s Artist Educators Training is open to all artists interested in arts education and with a desire to further develop their pedagogical skills through practical training. The deadline to register is September 1.
Artistic director Albert Schultz began planning Soulpepper’s sesquicentennial offering two years ago — to open a month-long run of homegrown productions in New York City, starting Canada Day, to show one of the world’s most sophisticated theatre audiences what Canadians can do.
What’s Happening in the Wider Community
- Lisa Beare Named New Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture
- Programming has been announced for the 2017 Prismatic Arts Festival. Individual tickets and festival passes go on sale July 25.
- The AFC is conducting a national survey to understand more about entertainment industry workers and household finances. This survey is for anyone who works as a union or guild member in TV, film, and theatre and closes August 11.