April 30, 2010: Call to Artists

In Call to Artists on May 4, 2010 by danceumbrella

Call for Nominations for The Robert Johnston Work in Culture Award

The Robert Johnston Work in Culture Award will be presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated a tenacious commitment to furthering human resources development in the cultural sector in Ontario.  Either as a manager, mentor, supporter or educator, the recipient has made a deliberate and fruitful contribution to supporting the growth of our sector’s most valued resource: its people.

The Award is named in honour of Robert Johnston, whose persistent, patient and selfless efforts over a lifetime of service stand as a model of professionalism for cultural workers of all disciplines.  As the long-standing Executive Director of Cultural Careers Council Ontario, Johnston’s leadership resulted in heightened awareness of the critical importance of human resources management for cultural organizations and led to an expanded pool of opportunities for training and professional development for cultural workers.

The Award is open to individuals (artists and administrators) who have contributed a minimum of 10 years of professional service to the arts and cultural industries. The Award includes an undesignated cash gift and will be presented at the CCCO’s annual HR event each fall.

Summary of Criteria:

Currently working as a manager, mentor, supporter or educator in the cultural sector in OntarioHave contributed a minimum of 10 years of professional service to arts and cultural industriesThose who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to furthering human resources practices and  supporting human resources in the cultural sector

Nomination Process:

Individuals may nominate any individual currently working in the cultural sector who meets the criteria above.

Each nominator shall provide a written submission to substantiate their nomination.  The written submission should be no longer than six (6) pages (inclusive of all attachments), and should include:

· The name and current position that the nominee holds

·  A brief summary of the nominee’s work history (a resume or curriculum vitae could be included, if available)

·  A description of the activities and achievements of the nominee that support the descriptions and behavioural characteristics listed in the Criteria Summary, along with specific examples and demonstrated achievements.

·  Written letters of support for the nomination which should come from 2 individuals who are familiar with the nominee and who support the nomination, along with their rationale

Deadline for award nominations is June 15, 2010

Nominations must be submitted electronically to OR in hard copy to the Office of the Cultural Careers Council Ontario, 27 Carlton Street, Toronto, M5B 1L2, Attention: The Robert Johnston Work In Culture Award Committee.

All nominations will be reviewed by the RJWC Award Selection Committee, made up of a jury of peers.

The award recipient will be publicly announced and honoured during the CCCO’s annual event in the fall of 2010, and will have their name listed on the CCCO’s Work In Culture Website under The Robert Johnston Work In Culture Award


EVENT: Eros, Thanatos & the Avant-Garde ~The Cabaret Series


Wednesday June 24th 2010
Wednesday August 23rd 2010            *A D2D Festival Event!
Wednesday October 14th 2010
Wednesday December 9th 2010

Doors open at 8:30.
Show time 9pm

The Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W in the back room

Dance, Film and Live music.
Dance and Film works must be no longer than 7 minutes unless the Artistic Director has granted permission.

Should include a brief description of the proposed work, a CV and bio.
Works should be no longer than 7 minutes in length.
A brief statement of intent to submit a proposal should be emailed to the address listed below.
Feel free to include video and website links with your proposal.
Please clearly indicate which Cabaret event you are applying for!

The events will consist of approximately 10 dance and 4 film time slots.

The deadline for submissions is 14 days before each event.

All applicants will be notified by email in a timely manner.

All participants are required to complete and mail in a performance contract.
The contract will be emailed to you once a statement of intention has been received.

Performers who honour the terms of their performance contracts will be paid $40 per dance or film work.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Artistic Director at:

D2D Festival 2010:
Don’t forget to apply for the D2D Festival!  Deadline for applications is May 27th!  Lottery / Launch party June 1 at the Rivoli.
Go to

Call for Extras: men and women, any age, any ethnicity for Bravo!FACT short film

The chimera Project is currently in production of the Bravo!FACT supported film I’m right behind you directed by Jeffrey P. Neskerm with choreography by Malgorzata Nowacka and performed by dancers Amy Hampton, Brendan Wyatt, Tim Spronk, guest Brandy Leary and the choreographer.

I’m right behind you is a short, narrative dance film about displacement told thorugh The Chimers Project’s signature athleticism. Moving from Poland to Canada, the film revelas a journey where the destination is more final than anticipated.

The shoot will take place May 30 and 31, 2010

We are looking for men and women, any age, any ethnicity to volunteer as extras for the production.

Outdoor Street Scene

  • Shoot date: Sunday, May 30
  • Location: Outdoors, Queen and River
  • Requirements: Individuals of all ages, including children
  • Call length: 12 hours
  • 1 costume fitting

Red Room:

  • Shoot date: Monday, May 31
  • Location: Film studio, Queen and River
  • Requirments: sorry, men only for the Red Room portion of the shoot
  • call length: 10 hours
  • 1 costume fitting

contact: Jeffrey P. Nesker, by May 15th

Call for artists – coexisDance – May 22

Here is a call for artists for coexisDance #29, on May 22nd .

You know how it goes… No more than two dancers, no more than two musicians, at least one of each… You might know who you want to perform with, or want me to set you up. Either way, send me a line if you would like to take part…

If you do perform or don’t perform, do spread the word, slip it into conversations, scratch it on a wall… I really want to be

able to keep paying folks…

Culture Days

Plans for Culture Days, a free annual event inviting Canadians to celebrate and explore arts and culture in every province and territory in Canada, were unveiled earlier today.

This national celebration will represent the largest-ever collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada. Through direct interaction with artists, curators, designers, historians, architects and other creative producers, Culture Days invites Canadians to discover the inner workings of the arts and cultural world and to explore their own creativity.

Culture Days will take place on September 24 to 26 in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec (under the existing event Journées de la culture), New Brunswick, Newfoundland Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island; and on September 17 to 19 in Alberta (under the existing event Alberta Arts Days). Dates for Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon will be announced shortly.

Interested artists and organizations may register online at . Those who register activities will benefit from a national marketing and communications campaign as well as access to materials to help promote activities within their communities.

To learn more about the Culture Days visit .



Pride Toronto is seeking community members to become part of the first flashmob at the festival! If you are enthusiastic, energetic and love to dance there is no better way to get involved in Pride’s 30th Anniversary. Be the talk of the town!

You don’t have to be a dancer but definitely have to be willing to dedicate time to learning choreography in the weeks leading up to the festival and have a flexible schedule from July 3-4, 2010, the weekend of Pride Toronto! We encourage applicants from visible minority, Aboriginal, immigrant, trans-identified and traditionally marginalized communities to apply.

Our flashmob will have you doing the latest dance moves to a hit song from today and shocking crowds all over the festival. This is your chance put your stamp on Pride Toronto’s biggest celebration yet!

To become involved feel free to contact Scott Fordham, who will be choreographing the production at:

Call for Performers – Toronto Burlesque Festival – Deadline extended

Application Deadline for TOBurlesqueFest has been extended to April 23rd and we’ll confirm by May 14th.

Call for Submissions – Dance 2 Danse Festival

August 18th – August 22nd, 2010

4 Dance Series. 11 Shows.

Dance 2 Danse Festival / D2D Festival


Venues: The Winchester Street Theatre and the Rivoli

Call for Submissions: Applications are currently being accepted for the new annual dance festival: Dance 2 Danse Festival / D2D. For complete application information, please go to:

Deadline for Applications: May 27, 2010 or email

4 Dance Series. 2 Venues. 7 Different Programs. 11 shows. 47 Choreographers. Over 100 Performers.

Call for participants – Strip Search amateur burlesque showcase

New to Burlesque and performing? Want a part performing in this year’s Burlesque festival?

Strip Search, the only amateur burlesque showcase of it’s kind is coming back bigger and better. Revival Nightclub June 13th and we want YOU!!!

It’s as simple as this- compete for a spot in this year’s Toronto International Burlesque festival!! Applicants must have no more than 12 months experience as of the Contest Date. All applications will be reviewed by the TIBF committee. Qualified participants will be contacted and they will shake and shimmy to impress the judges consisting of Burlesque professionals and a few surprises.

Applications will be ready Tuesday March 23rd so interested applicants please email me at . NOT Facebook. This is the only case where Facebook messages will be deleted and not even looked at.

Dancers wanted – Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico


Puro Mexico is currently working on material for 2010, we welcome anyone who is interested in participating and performing in multicultural events throughout Toronto such as : Carrasauga, Hispanic Fiesta and the International Chin Picnic and the CNE to name a few.

if you are interested or know anyone that would be interested they can contact me for any information:

Call for SUBMISSIONS – Women in Dance 2010

Women in Dance is looking for dancers/choreographers interested in performing in our NOVEMBER 2010 annual showcase!!  We are looking for all styles of dance:

Latin- Chinese- Thai- African- Jazz- Ballet- Tap- Belly Dance- Contemporary- Swing- Aerial- Irish- Hip Hop- Urban- Breakdance ETC

Requirements: Must be female ages 18+ Group pieces ONLY. Sorry NO solos/duets/trios

Please send your submission via email to or DVDs can be mailed to

Women in Dance

57 Edna Ave

Toronto, On

M6P 2B1

Please send before June 1

The Beat Down Hip Hop Dance Competition – REGISTER YOUR CREW NOW

The Beat Down is an elite hip hop dance competition based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The first annual Beat Down sold out with an amazing show with 10 competing crews and diverse exhibition acts that kept the crows on their feet screaming in excitement.

This year “The Beat Down” will be on SATURDAY AUGUST 21 at The Ryerson University Theatre, located downtown Toronto.


Registration is currently being accepted. The last day to register your crew is MONDAY MAY 31, 2010 AT 11:59PM

To download a copy of the registration packet, please click here:

If you have any other questions, please email us at

CALL TO CHOREOGRAPHERS – 6th Annual Talent Defined Showcase, 2010

An exhilarating showcase of Toronto’s upcoming and professional dance companies & choreographers

Tango, salsa, ballroom, hip hop, tap and all that jazz! Talent Defined 2010, sponsored by City Dance Corps, will be held on June 26, 2pm and 8 pm, at the Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave. (corner of Bloor and Spadina Ave.)

6th Annual Talent Defined 2010 is an exhilarating showcase of Toronto’s finest dance companies and choreographers, showcasing their art in a wide variety of dance styles, from sultry salsa to cutting edge contemporary.

The talents of Toronto’s best and most exciting professional dancers and choreographers will be displayed with performances in salsa, jazz, hip hop, bellydance, tango, ballet and more!


APPLY AT now! – New Auditions – Submit now

New talent is needed now.

View and submit yourself to recent inventory of over 25,000 Castings Auditions:

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

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

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 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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