February 5, 2010

In Call to Artists on February 8, 2010 by danceumbrella

Call for Applications

12 days left to submit applications for the Oakville Arts Council’s Cogeco Stars Among Us – 2010 Oakville’s Arts Awards.  The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2010 at 4 p.m.
Please spread the word.

Each category will honour a local artist (resident and/or tax payer to Oakville) who exemplifies excellence in their discipline. Winners receive $500, media coverage and recognition at Stars Among Us.

Visual Arts (includes Photography)
Literary Arts
Media Arts
Performing Arts
NEW! – Young Artist Award (18 years or younger)

What is required for each category?

  • Applicant’s résumé maximum 2 pages
  • One photograph of Applicant and 50 word bio to be used in promotional material
  • Other appropriate/relevant support material and/or a brief description on the context of your work

Specific Requirements for each category:
Visual Arts (includes Photography) Submission:

  • Sample of applicant’s work: 5 to 10 .jpeg images to be submitted on CD saved in .jpg each image 150 dpi and no larger than 1Mb in size. (no slides or PowerPoint presentations) CD must be readable on Windows OS. Description of samples with the following information: Title, Medium, Size/Dimension, year produced. NOTE: works must have been done within the last 3 – 5 years

Literary Arts Submission:

  • One (1) sample of applicant’s work: maximum of five (5) photocopied pages from one or more sources (a page is considered approximately 250 words or less)

Media Arts

  • For Films/websites: One (1) sample of applicant’s work: On CD (Windows format: standard MPG or AVI); or direct link to web URL; or DVD (Credits should include the names of all other individuals who contributed to the work, and the aspects of the work in which each was involved).

Performing Arts

  • One (1) sample of Applicant’s work:

Dance and Theatre: DVD (cued to the appropriate selection)
Music: CD, DVD (cued to the appropriate selection)
Note: Samples do not need to be professional recordings.

NEW! – Young Artist Award (18 years or younger) – Requirements as per category

Applicants will be assessed on:
1) Artistic merit
2) Artistic message and the works emotional impact
3) Originality of concept or idea
4) Innovative use of the medium
5) Technical execution of the medium

Join the Oakville Arts Council on May 13 as we foster and promote creativity and culture in Oakville through our celebration of the musicians, actors, painters, writers and all who make Oakville an innovative and vibrant community.

Artists of all ages and disciplines can apply or supporting members of the community can nominate an artist, with the artists’ consent.  Application forms are available at

Please call 905-815-5977 for additional information.  Applications may be mailed, hand-delivered, emailed to or sent by courier to the Oakville Arts Council office located at 120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario, L6J 2Z4.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010 at 4 p.m. – New Auditions – Submit now

New talent is needed now.  View and submit yourself to recent inventory of over 25,000 Castings Auditions:

We Want You to Tut and Help Break a World Record!

Join us on Feb. 28, 2010 as we try to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people “Tutting” at one time.

Professional dance artist Mark Cabuena from the Toronto dance crews “Grand Illusion” and “For the Funk of It” has choreographed a simple “Tutting” routine that you will learn, practice and perform on the day of the event. Not only will you impress friends and family, you can help us set the Guniness World Record for the most people dancing simultaneously by “Tutting” continuously for five minutes!

But that’s not all!

Everyone who participates in the event will receive 1 free general admission to the Art Gallery of Ontario and be entered into a contest to win a King Tut weekend in Toronto! One lucky winner will receive one night accommodations for two at the Westin Harbour Castle, two VIP tickets to see King Tut, and $500 in shopping certificates courtesy of Scarborough Town Centre!

Also the first 100 adults and first 100 youth to complete the registration process will receive 1 free ticket to see King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs (Please note this exhibition is time ticketed and therefore is subject to availability. Tickets valid until April 18, 2010.).

Register Now: to take part in this event begin the registration process by clicking here.

Octopus Project XI: Hello

March 13 – 14, 2010

The OCTOPUS PROJECT provides an outlet for artists to continue making art by offering a challenge to create. The challenge is issued as a spark—an idea or image—sent out every eight weeks for interpretation by the artists. The interdisciplinary community of Octopus Project artists creates a shared visual representation of diversity through one theme with many voices.

* The fee to participate is $20.00 (to be paid upon work submission).

* This show is limited to 50 artists on a first come, first served basis. (please confirm participation ASAP and only confirm if you are 100% you can participate).

* One piece per artist only.

* Maximum size per piece is 30 x 30 inches framed or unframed. Works can be smaller if desired.

* All work must be submitted with all hanging materials included and fastened.

* If you would like to participate in Octopus Project XI: Hello, please confirm your participation by e-mailing us at

* The art drop off times will be the week before the exhibit and will be announced once all artists are confirmed.

The exhibit will take place on the 4th floor in the Case Goods Warehouse, 55 Mill Street, Distillery Historic District, building 74, sponsored by Melanie Gordon Photography.

For any additional information about the Octopus Project, or webgalleries of past events, please visit our website at

Female dancers wanted – Age: 40+, with Beginner II (or more) Bellydance


**Must be 40+

**Must have a Beginner II level or more

**Must take 1 class a week at Arabesque and attend rehearsals

Saturdays 2:30-4:30pm

This wonderful troupe was created in order to celebrate the female spirit at its most glorious.  All women who have grey roots, who have been around the block a few times and for whom gravity has taken its course is welcomed at Allspice!  Wherever this high-spirited group performs, audiences walk away with a warm glow and a new zest for life!

Director and Choreographer: Yasmina Ramzy

Manager and Choreography Coach: Jaene Castrillon

Contact: Jaene (647) 832-5634 or

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – The Junction Arts Festival 2010

The Junction Arts Festival is now accepting creative proposals for the 2010 Junction Arts Festival. The Festival runs from September 8 to 12, 2010 with a two-day street closure of Dundas Street West September 11 and 12.

We are currently accepting proposals only from performance based artists and art installation works of any combination including but not limited to Indoor and Outdoor Installation Artists, Street Dance and Theatre groups as well as any multi-arts ideas that we may be able to support. Our emphasis in 2010 will be for large-scale outdoor work but we are accepting all proposals. Fees will be determined on a per-artist-basis.

Additional calls for Visual art and Music will be forthcoming in the next few months. Approximately 200,000 people attend the festival each year, experiencing interactive works that both engage and enthrall.

Proposals should include the following:

– Artist or group contact info

– Bio and history

– Example of past work

– Video and or photo examples of proposed work. If proposing a new work please include a description plus technical requirements.

If proposing a new work please be as specific as your present process allows at this time. Also inform us if you are applying for any creative funding from other sources. If applications for government funding precede any agreement between artist and festival, then a letter of intent may be issued on our part.

The Junction Arts Festival has been running its present programming since 2007 but the festival’s history dates back to 1991 with the street closure since 2000. ‘Where the Arts meet the Street’ is the basis for this ever growing multi-arts Festival that includes visual art, galleries, installation art, main stage music, dance, theatre, poetry, performance art, traveling minstrels and anything in between and beyond.

Toronto, National and International applications accepted.

All inquiries should be directed to Festival Director Michael

Menegon via email at

Packages should be sent to: Junction Arts Festival 3047 Dundas

Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6P 1Z3 Canada

Call for Submissions for the Creation of One-Act Ballet for Children

Ballet Jörgen Canada | George Brown Dance

Office Studios: 160 Kendal Ave., Bldg. C, Rm. 126, Toronto, ON

M5R 1M3

Company: 416 961 4725


Male Dancers wanted – Kinetic Elements

Kinetic Elements is looking for male dancers for their upcoming shows and events. Contemporary/modern dance training is not required, but an asset. We encourage all dancers from any genre to apply.

If you are interested or know someone who is, you can email your headshot and resume to

Call for submissions – MUSICAL WORKS IN CONCERT!

As part of the 2010 Music Series, SummerWorks will present two evenings showcasing new pieces by artists working with musical theatre models in a stripped-down concert format. The series will take place on Sunday, August 8th, and Monday, August 9th.

We are currently seeking applications from artists who work both in conventional and unconventional musical models. Our only requirements are that the work has both live musical and dramatic elements, and has never before been produced. Applications from diverse artistic practices are strongly encouraged to apply (i.e. theatre artists, indie musicians, dancers, video artists, etc.)

Submitted pieces should be a minimum of forty minutes in length. We’re accepting full-length works (one or two acts) or a completed first act of an unfinished work.

For an application form and submission guidelines, please visit the SummerWorks website at:

For further assistance, please contact us at

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Summer Training Intensive – August, 2010

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Canada’s premiere Aboriginal contemporary dance company, invites dancers of all backgrounds to join us in Toronto, Canada at Canada’s National Ballet School in August, 2010 for a dance training intensive like no other.

Led by National Ballet School of Canada trained Mohawk choreographer and dancer, Santee Smith, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre performs across Canada and on stages around the world (including performances in 2009/2010 at festivals in Australia, Japan, Mexico and the United States).

Two programs are offered:

• Advanced Dance Practitioners: Take up to three consecutive weeks of intense training in ballet, modern, Santee Smith choreography [or use your preferred description] and traditional powwow.

• Recreational dancers: An intensive one week technical foundations class with the same faculty as our pre-professional dance students.


Santee Smith – KDT Repertoire/Contemporary Indigenous Dance

Johanna Bergfeldt – Contemporary Technique

Michel Faigaux – Ballet

Rosa and Crystal “Beanie” John – Powwow Styles, Hoop Dance

Michael Greyeyes – Viewpoints I and II

Plus: Special Guest Teachers and many other workshops that will complement your dance practice and challenge you this summer.

Visit our website for complete details, faculty bios, class schedules and pricing options. Prices start at $20 for drop in classes.


Call for Artists – City on the Move: A Festival of Young Artists in Transit

Deadline: Ongoing until March 31, 2010

ages 18-32

BACKground: Toronto Cultural Services invites submissions from emerging and more seasoned artists for City on the Move: A Festival of Young Artists in Transit. City on the Move will present the creative talent of young artists and performers ages 18 to 32 on the TTC – stations, subways, buses and streetcars – from August ‘09 till the summer of 2010. Whether you express yourself through spoken word, dance, music, visual art, installations/sculptures, performance art, theatre and anything and everything in between, City on the Move is a great opportunity to make your art known to the public, and GET PAID for it.


Artists are to submit the following to :

Full contact information

A brief biography and or resume

A description of their art and the piece(s) intended

An electronic sample of their work along with any relevant web links where their art can be viewed – e.g. YouTube, Myspace, Facebook etc.

Toronto Cultural Services will review all submissions to create a program that reflects the diversity of Toronto’s vibrant arts community.

Only Toronto residents may apply. Preference will be given to artists from the City’s priority and underserved neighbourhoods. Only artists selected to showcase their art will be contacted. For further information contact Nawfal Sheikh at / 416-392-6371.

Please note City on the Move will also feature young artists and performers from outside the Call for Artists.

CALL TO ARTISTS ~ International Bellydance Conference of Canada

3rd IBCC: April 21-25, 2010, in Toronto, Canada!

5 days of Dance Workshops, Performances, Lectures, Films, Panel Discussions, Music Classes and Parties!!

Do you think the 3rd Conference could be even more AWESOME? You betcha!


Application forms for Speakers, Main Stage and Open Stage available now!

Speakers/Main Stage (due Oct. 14), Open Stage – first come, first served


form page 1:

form page 2:

or we can e-mail or snail mail to you

* Speakers and Main Stage artists accepted at the IBCC will receive $100 off per every 250 KM traveled (i.e. 1-250 KM = $100, 251-500KM = $200)

*SPECIAL IBCC full package rate: $499 until the end of September ‘09!

Past Registrants: for every year you have attended the IBCC, you receive an additional $50 off per year


Includes all:

Workshops, Performances, Films, Lunches, Music Classes, Lectures,

Specialty Classes, Debates, Vendor Bazaar, Programs, T-Shirt

Tote Bag!


$599 until FEB. 28/10

Regular Price: $699

for 5 Days Nights of awesome Bellydance Mania!

call: 416-920-5593 to register

* no refunds

Call for performers – Women’s Salon Series

* Location: Toronto – Dufferin and Queen

* Compensation: share of pay what you can donations

We are starting a small non profit with 5 months of salons on the last Sunday of each month from 2-5pm for music, arts and a lecture (June’s salon will occur on the 21st). The salons will address networking, employment, and the arts and bring self-identifying women together during these trying times of cut backs and the recession.

Currently, we are seeking self-identifying women performers, musicians, activists, storytellers, poets, artists or any women interested in entertaining at one of the monthly Salons.

We are seeking a commitment of only one ½ hour display of musical talent, performance or demonstration/lecture or one dance piece. In exchange, we’ll offer you a warm audience, a lovely forum in which to entertain and the opportunity to network and advertise your talents and any of your upcoming events or engagements. Also as this is a pay what you can gig, we aim to be inclusive of all women’s economic status and at the same time also honor the work and time of our performers.

The Women’s Salon Series is a new grassroots movement in Toronto, Ontario Canada that aims to gather a diversity of women together

to share resources and artistic creations, to learn about culture and grow sustainable community development, to explore our connections to technology and to network around hidden employment opportunities.

Want to perform at one of the monthly Salons? Please email . In the subject line of your email, please type Call Out for Performers Musicians!

Send Submissions To:

Michelle van Looy

340 Dufferin Street, Toronto Ontario, Canada, M6K 1Z9



A monthly performance series serving up some of the city’s finest improvisers and innovators in sound and performance [and delicious hot soup]. We’re currently accepting submissions from music and performance innovators in jazz, contemporary sound, dance and theatre. More Info: Hot Soup will be held on the first Thursday of every month (starting March, 2009) at Labspace Studio, a 2000 SF warehouse and performance venue, in Toronto’s east-end (Leslieville).


Labspace is run by John Loerchner and Laura Mendes

Labspace Studio

2-A Pape Ave.

Toronto, ON

M4M 2V6

ph: 416-836-1516


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