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News (National): Finalists Announced for 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards

  From – October 3, 2018 Rawi Hage, Miriam Toews and Jillian Tamaki are among the finalists for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The prizes, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, are awarded in seven English-language categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people’s literature — text, young people’s literature — illustration, drama and translation. Seven French-language awards are also given out in the same categories. Hage and Toews are finalists

News (National): Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Announces New Artistic Director

 AS NEXT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Royal MTC’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Kelly Thornton as the new Artistic Director. With more than 25 years of professional theatre experience, including 17 years leading Nightwood Theatre in Toronto, Kelly will bring her artistic leadership to

News (National): Canadian Theatre Represented in North London

  Excerpted from September 4, 2018 Canadian theatre has found a new home away from home at North London’s artsdepot. With support from Arts Council England and Future Arts Centres, artsdepot is forging relationships with artists from across Canada. The Autumn 2018 season marks the beginning of the venue’s

News (Calgary): YYC Theatre Stats

  Inspired by the incredible statistical work that professional theatre artist Sam Jeffery has been doing to take stock of the Edmonton theatre community (YEG Theatre Stats) – and our own curiosities – Chromatic Theatre has decided to compile a statistical report addressing the presence of people of colour working

News (International): UNESCO launches Global Survey on Status of the Artist

  UNESCO is launching until 23 November 2018 a global survey on policies and measures taken around the world to support the economic and social rights of artists. It is coming at a critical time when artists and creators around the world have reiterated calls for stronger rights, fairer remuneration, copyright reform,

Event (Calgary): Calgary Theatre in Flux – A Forum About Our Future

  On September 9, Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre (with the support of Vertigo Theatre and the Rozsa Foundation) will host Calgary Theatre in Flux: a forum about our future. It will be a combination of panels, presentations and conversations, looking at the big picture of our city’s theatre scene, including but not

News (National): Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces Tom Hendry Nominee Gala

  Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces the First Annual Tom Hendry Nominee Gala   Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) is thrilled to announce the first annual Tom Hendry Nominee Gala. In collaboration with the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and the Storefront Theatre’s Sing For Your Supper, the event

News (National): DDMAAC Holds Retreat at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

  The Deaf, Disability, and Mad Arts Alliance of Canada is holding its first national solidarity and strategic planning retreat at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity from August 27 – September 1. The retreat, titled dis/Engaged, represents an effort by advocates to:  Shift dis arts domain authority to qualified

News (Alberta): Theatre Alberta’s Keri Mitchell Nominated for 2018 Rozsa Award

We are thrilled to announce that our Executive Director Keri Mitchell is amongst the three shortlisted nominees for the the 15th Annual Rozsa Award. From The Rozsa Foundation: “As Executive Director of Theatre Alberta, Keri Mitchell has shown herself to be a powerful ally for theatre in Alberta. Since taking

News (Calgary): Downstage Announces New Artistic Director

  After an extensive search, Downstage’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Clare Preuss as the next Artistic Director of Downstage.   Clare is an acclaimed multidisciplinary artist who has worked across Canada as well as in Germany, Lebanon, Switzerland, Uganda and the USA. She has strong roots in

News (Calgary): Statement from the Betty Mitchell Awards Board

  Dear Calgary Theatre Community and Attendees of the 2018 Betty Mitchell Awards; 

It has come to our attention that there have been concerns raised regarding some aspects of the 2018 Betty Mitchell awards presentation held on June 25, 2018.   The Betty Mitchell Awards Board would like to state

News (Alberta): 2018 Alberta Playwriting Competition Winners Announced

  June 26, 2018 (Edmonton) – The winning plays and playwrights of the 2018 Alberta Playwriting Competition were announced last night at both the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award in Edmonton, and at the Betty Mitchell Awards in Calgary. The winners of the Grand Prize of 5000.00 were Calgary-based playwrights Ellen