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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Theatre SKAM seeks submissions from Canadian performing arts companies for new 8-10 minute works to be performed outdoors
Theatre SKAM (Victoria BC) is seeking submissions of interest from Canadian artists for our upcoming project SKAMpede. Now in its tenth year, this live performance event features original short performances by artists stationed outside along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. Performances are repeated over the course of the day as audiences ride their bikes, walk, skateboard, rollerblade, or scooter their way in groups of 12, from show to show. SKAM encourages applications from all disciplines as the event features comedy, drama, storytelling, spoken word, improv, music, opera, puppetry and dance. The deadline to apply is December 15.
Imago Theatre seeks applications for their ARTISTA mentorship program
ARTISTA is a FREE theatre arts mentorship program for women who are interested in creating, collaborating and learning through theatre. ARTISTA is for women between the ages of 16-21 who have an interest in exploring theatre, collaborating with new people and learning about theatre as an art and as a profession. The deadline to apply is January 5th.
What’s Happening in the Wider Community
- The Prince Edward Island provincial government will spend an additional $3.5 million on arts and culture in the province over the next five years under a new action plan.
- TAPA, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, will hold their annual general meeting on November 27th.
- The PuSH Festival (Vancouver BC) has announced programming for their 2018 festival. The festival will run January 16 – February 4.
- CINARS (Montreal QC) is taking applications for their 2018 Biennale. Official Programming will feature selected full-length showcases as well as showcased excerpts of works in dance, music, theatre, multidisciplinary arts and circus. The call is open to artists from all countries and the deadline for applications is February 9, 2018.