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 National Arts Centre – English Theatre Invites You to The Republic of Inclusion, the culmination of The Cycle on Deaf, disability and Mad Arts
The Republic of Inclusion is for everyone. Dive into the immersive, accessible and inclusive world of Deaf, disability and Mad arts. Performance bursts, curated conversations, fine food and drink, djs and dance, live music and visual art await you! Featuring leading artists and creators from around the country, The Republic of Inclusion promises to reveal the scope of existing works, and practice in Canada.
The Republic of Inclusion begins on the evening of June 27th, 2017 at the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orleans, Ottawa, and concludes on the afternoon of June 29th.
Carousel Players publishes open letters regarding recent performance cancellations of Boys, Girls, and Other Mythical Creatures by Mark Crawford
Artistic Director Jessica Carmichael published an open letter about recent performance cancellations by various school boards. The play’s message is “that every child needs the support of friends and family no matter who they are, what they dress like, what toys they like to play with and what they imagine they can be”, and has proven controversial to some parents on social media.
Crow’s Theatre is accepting applications for the RBC Rising Star Emerging Director Prize
Launched in 2015, the prize provides a $5,000 award to a Canadian emerging director. In addition to the cash prize, the director receives a paid residency at Crow’s Theatre along with resources to support the development of a “Central Project” (one of the emerging director’s theatrical works-in-progress). The deadline for submissions is May 19, 2017.
Young People’s Theatre is calling for applications for In the Moment
In the Moment is a free-of-charge, intergenerational training opportunity for both emerging and experienced artists from across Canada. Applications are due May 19, 2017 – More details here.
What’s Happening in the Wider Community
- The Canada Council for the Arts has announced new deadlines for its granting applications. The Council has also released an FAQ on the new deadlines.
- The BC Alliance for Arts + Culture and Simon Fraser University will host an All Candidates Meeting for the Arts on Monday May 1 in Vancouver.
- After a large demonstration on Monday at Place d’Armes, The National Assembly of Quebec has unanimously adopted a motion to increase funding to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. CQT has announced it will advocate for CALQ’s budget to be increased to $135 million per year.
- The Toronto Fringe Festival has several calls out for emerging artists, volunteers, and artist proposals for animating its new Fringe Club.