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May 14, 2010- Call to Artists

In Call to Artists on May 14, 2010 by danceumbrella

RBC Multicultural Festival

This year, the RBC Multicultural Festival will be presented by the Halifax Port Authority and produced by The Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia (MANS) from July 2nd to 4th at the Halifax Seaport.

The festival is the biggest multicultural event in Atlantic Canada. The Festival Village by the waterfront provides a great opportunity to experience the variety of diverse cultural backgrounds that represent a crucial part of our city’s cultural identity.

Each year, the festival draws more than  600 artists and performers from many diverse cultures living in Nova Scotia and elsewhere for the three-day event. This year’s festival will feature main-stage performances by more than 30 cultural groups, a showcase of colorful cultural costumes, a special series of dance and music workshops, an international food tent, and terrific musical performances by local and national emerging and well-known musicians!

We are currently accepting applications for Musical and Dance Ensembles / Performers (National/Local), Volunteers, Artists and Artisans, and local business vendors.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying to take part in this spectacular event, applications can be downloaded from our website at www.multifest.ca . For more information you can email the Artistic Director of the festival at artdir@mans.ns.ca, or call our office at 423.6534.

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 info@workinculture.ca 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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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

Details at a glance ~

EVENT: Eros, Thanatos & the Avant-Garde ~The Cabaret Series
WEBSITE:  www.D2DFestival.ca

CABARET SCHEDULE:

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

TIME:
Doors open at 8:30.
Show time 9pm

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

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

PROPOSALS:

  • 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!

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

DEADLINE:
The deadline for submissions is 14 days before each event.

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

PERFORMANCE CONTRACT:
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.

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

QUESTIONS:
Please don’t hesitate to contact the Artistic Director at: DanceTODanseFestival@hotmail.com

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 http://www.D2DFestival.ca

Sion Irwin-Childs, M.A. York University (2001)
Artistic Director
Eros, Thanatos & the Avant-Garde ~ The Cabaret Series
Dance 2 Danse Festival / D2D Festival 2010

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, jeffreyp@ocularnutrition.ca 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…

kyokoanthony@hotmail.com

http://www.myspace.com/coexisdance

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 http://www.culturedays.ca . 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 www.culturedays.ca .

JOIN THE PRIDE TORONTO FLASHMOB

WANT TO BE PART OF A FLASHMOB? READ ON…

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: scottfordhamdance@gmail.com

Call for Submissions ~ Dance 2 Danse Festival

August 18th – August 22nd, 2010

4 Dance Series. 11 Shows.

Dance 2 Danse Festival / D2D Festival

Website: www.D2DFestival.ca

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: www.D2DFestival.ca

Deadline for Applications: May 27, 2010

or email DanceTODanseFestival@hotmail.com

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

Dancers wanted – Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico

BUSCANDO BAILARINES – LOOKING FOR DANCERS! : 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:

majose@puromexicoballet.com

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2248550579

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 melissa@womenindance.com 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.

CALLING ALL DANCE CREWS AND TEAMS TO REGISTER NOW!!!

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: http://www.zshare.net/download/723614317fd90e72/

If you have any other questions, please email us at info@nuliteent.com

Nu-Lite Entertainment

ExploreTalent.com – New Auditions – Submit now

New talent is needed now.

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

http://www.exploretalent.com/cs_search_castings4.php?action=1

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 junctionartsfest@bellnet.ca

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 kendra@kendrahughes.com

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.

FACULTY and CLASSES 2010

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.

WWW.KAHAWIDANCE.ORG/TRAINING

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Hot Soup

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: http://www.labspacestudio.com/hotSoup.php 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).

To submit, please email info@labspacestudio.com .THERE IS NO SUBMISSION DEADLINE. PLEASE CONTACT US ANY TIME.

Labspace is run by John Loerchner and Laura Mendes

Labspace Studio

2-A Pape Ave.

Toronto, ON

M4M 2V6

ph: 416-836-1516

info@labspacestudio.com

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