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Industry News: What’s Happening in Canadian Theatre March 6-10

Industry News

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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Comings and Goings

Member News

Mermaid Institute of Puppetry Arts Animotion (VIII) Puppetry Intensive (April 24 – May 12, 2017)

The Mermaid Institute of Puppetry Arts was established to offer specialized training for theatre artists who seek enhanced professional-level skills, and also to provide youngsters and community participants with basic instruction in the art of puppetry.  Based at Mermaid’s spacious headquarters in Windsor, Nova Scotia, the Institute’s three-week ANIMOTION intensive is designed for those with a strong interest in puppetry and physical theatre and the desire to expand their range of abilities.


Cahoots Theatre’s 30 for 30

Cahoots Theatre invites you to celebrate their 30th season by honouring 30 Cahoots theatremakers who we consider the future, and who they think will shape the next 30 years of Canadian theatre.


National Arts Centre – National Creation Fund

Last December, the National Arts Centre announced the National Creation Fund to support the creation of new Canadian work in theatre, dance and music. This Fund will invest $3 million a year in 15 to 20 compelling and ambitious new works that have strong artistic teams and strong producing partners, and that are likely to have national and international impact.  Initial details may be found on our website at  The Fund will open on November 1st, 2017, and will begin receiving proposals at that time.  More information about the submission process will be available on our website at the end of March.


Vertigo Theatre Announces Y Stage Theatre Series to End Following Current Season

Vertigo Theatre Society announced that the Y Stage Theatre Series will be discontinued following the end of its current season. Founded in 2003, the Y Stage Theatre Series has presented theatre for young audiences from companies across Canada and abroad to children aged 3 and up.


What’s Happening in the Wider Community

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