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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Nightswimming’s 5×25 is open to writers, choreographers, composers, designers and activists who love performance and have an idea and a project they want to create. The deadline to apply is November 15.
Alberta Theatre Projects’ New Play Mentorship Program educates artists curious to learn more about the creation and production of new Canadian plays in a unique mentorship program that shares ATP’s distinct dramaturgical process. Four artists have been chosen for the program this year.
What’s Happening at PACT
What’s Happening in the Wider Community
- Peter Herrndorf will step down as president and CEO of the National Arts Centre late next spring after holding the role for nearly 20 years.
- The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture is hosting an informal brainstorming/information-sharing session about the Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund on Wednesday, September 27.
- The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture has shared a video of their recent reconciliation lunch and learn with Lillian Howard.
- Arts Advocate has released a primer on copyright in advance of an upcoming federal copyright review – both in a digest and full-length format.
- Applications are now available for all three funding programs under Ontario Arts Council’s the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF).
- The International Theatre Institute (ITI) has put out an open call for message authors for World Theatre Day 2018. The deadline for proposals is October 15th.
- The Canadian Arts Coalition has released a letter supporting a strong cultural exception in NAFTA.
- Guy Sprung, Artistic Director of Infinithéâtre in Montreal, wrote an op-ed in the Montreal Gazette in the wake of recent cuts to English-language theatre companies by Quebec’s provincial arts funder, CALQ.