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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The fall 2017 cohort of PTC’s popular Block A program has six writers who will work with playwright mentor mia susan amir for ten weeks starting October 16, 2017 and six who will work with PTC AED Heidi Taylor for ten weeks starting October 12, 2017.
Ruby Slippers Theatre Announces Call for Submissions for Advance Theatre: New Works by Diverse Women
This series showcases dramatic readings of five new plays written by diverse Canadian women playwrights, all directed by diverse Canadian women. These readings take place over five days during the Vancouver Fringe Festival, in September 2018.
What’s Happening in the Wider Community
- The Siminovitch Prize In Theatre announces 2017 shortlist for Playwriting
- Registration is now open for the Dream Big Conference, which will will bring several rural performing arts groups from Northeastern Ontario to engage in a 2-day summit.
- The Federal government unveiled a new cultural policy plan this week. The Canadian Arts Coalition released an analysis of the announcement. You can read the complete policy framework on the government of Canada’s website.
- Following the release of a new cultural policy framework Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will be making speeches in Vancouver, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax.