Job (Edmonton): Devising Performers – Puppet Pub Crawl

Brick wall with Found Festival sign on it. Website: commongroundarts.ca

PUPPET PUB CRAWL
CALL FOR DEVISING PERFORMERS

WHAT IS PUPPET PUB CRAWL?

Puppet Pub Crawl is a project from Even Gilchrist in Edmonton, the 2021 Fresh AiR Artist in Residence with Found Festival, supported by Common Ground Arts Society. This performance is an ambulatory puppet show investigating the desire we feel to form connections with strangers, and the longing experienced when these connections change. Adventurous audience members are invited to a puppet pub crawl around Whyte Ave, where they will be taken on a path to witness strange and wonderful interactions with puppets in found spaces.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

We are looking for individuals who approach new work with a collaborative spirit and eagerness to adapt and learn on the go. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. As this is a devised show that moves to locations within walking distance of each other, individuals will need to feel comfortable moving with the audience, improvising with their puppets during the performance as necessary and working with outside distractions. No previous performing experience with puppets is required.

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Have a background in theatre as a performer (formal training not required);
  • Are enthusiastic about puppets (regardless of experience performing with them);
  • Can commit to a part-time weekly rehearsal process from April to July based on collective availability;
  • Are available July 8 – 11, 2021 for public performance during Found Festival.

All team members will be expected to understand and follow the Found Festival Safer Spaces Program. We strive to welcome you as you are, honour creative risks, and prioritize applicants who come from underrepresented and underserved communities.

HOW SHOULD I APPLY?

We are looking for online submissions to be sent to [email protected]. When submitting your application, please include the following:

  • A CV and/or attachment or link your portfolio;
  • General availability between April – July;
  • A short paragraph that tells us about who you are, why you’re interested in Puppet Pub Crawl, what you hope to gain from this experience, and anything else you want us to know!
  • If you prefer, you can instead submit a 2-3 minute video, answering these prompts. (Please make sure that the link is not broken before submitting!)

ARTIST FEE:

Performers will be paid in line with Canadian Actor’s Equity Association Indie 2.2 minimum fees or better. Please identify if you are a member of CAEA at time of submission.

Deadline for applications is April 7, 2021 by midnight. Every applicant will be contacted about the results no later than April 10, 2021. If you have any questions about the project and specifics about the process that will help determine your ability to participate, please feel free to send an email to the address listed above before the deadline. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during the duration of this project.

Rory Turner (he/him) (director) and Even Gilchrist (he/him) (producer/artist in residence) will be overlooking the application process.

 

Auditions (Calgary): Seeking Actor/Musicians for Workshop of Queer TYA Musical – Blue Jeans Theatre

Blue Jeans Theatre is seeking actor/musicians for their development residency of Ella the Elk, a new queer theatre-for-young-audience musical. The play will be workshopped from May 10th-21st as part of Vertigo Theatre’s Foreign Relations Artistic Residency. 

About Us:

Blue Jeans Theatre is a new queer theatre collective formed in Calgary in September 2020 by Shannon Murphy and Kristy Benz. We are focused on new works and adaptations that celebrate and uplift the queer community, give opportunities to queer artists, and spread joy and acceptance.

About the Project:

Ella the Elk looks at the complications of puberty and self-identity through the eyes of an Albertan elk. Through collaboratively created music and movement, we follow a young female elk as she deals with the sudden evolutionary adaptation caused by our ever-changing environment, asking the question: What happens when a female elk develops antlers? Exploring the complimentary themes of changes in the environment and changes in our bodies, Ella the Elk hopes to encourage young people to search for their identity in relationship with the natural world, while highlighting the correlation between compassion for ourselves, our peers, and our environment.

About the Workshop:

Blue Jeans will be workshopping this show in the Playhouse at Vertigo Theatre. We’ll be running May 10-14 and 17-21 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm with a one-hour break for lunch. We will have a COVID safety plan in place. Should a COVID resurgence prohibit us from accessing the space, Vertigo has a plan in place to offer similar support in an online capacity.

Roles to be Cast:

  • Charlie: A young, hyperactive elk who desperately wants his antlers to appear. Best friend to Ella and Ryley.
  • Ryley: Son of the Head Bull, he is revered for his new antlers but is more of the quiet type and shies away from the attention.
  • Tarin/ Mama Ellen: Tarin is a young, no-nonsense, popular elk who has her eyes set on Ryley. She is the leader of EMT, a trio of female elk. Mama Ellen is the loving, clumsy mother to Ella.
  • Erin/ Aunty Caribou: Erin is the constant shadow of Tarin and proud member of EMT. A follower, not a leader. Auntie Caribou is a loving, hummus-eating caribou. “Aunty” to Ella.
  • Papa Bruce: An ex-Squirrel Scout, he will stop at nothing to keep his family and herd safe.
  • Maren: Quietest member of EMT. She questions her friends’ actions and looks to find a new place in the herd.

Payment will be by honorarium.

Please submit to [email protected] with your headshot and resume by end of day on Monday, April 5th. Auditions will be held virtually on Sunday April 11th and Monday April 12th. Please indicate with your submission if you are unavailable at any time during this period.

 

Job (Camrose): Events Coordinator/Bookkeeper – Lougheed Centre

Events Coordinator and Bookkeeper
(Full-Time, 18 Months Maternity Leave Position)
Location: Camrose, Alberta

Organization Description:
The Camrose Performing Arts Centre Management Council is a not-for-profit arts organization that operates the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, located in Camrose, Alberta on the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, approximately 80 km south of Edmonton.

The Lougheed Centre is a state of the art facility that opened in the fall of 2014. It is home to 2 venues – the 584 seat Cargill Theatre and the Mayer Family Community Hall – a 124 seat cabaret space.

The Lougheed Centre is a major arts presenter in the Central Alberta region, presenting between 30-35 events, including major concerts, theatre, dance, comedy, and contemporary circus. The facility also operates as a roadhouse for touring productions/concerts and local rentals. The facility is home to approximately 300 event days a year. www.camroselive.ca

Job Description:
The ideal candidate will be a highly detail orientated, organized person who enjoys working on events in a fast paced, dynamic setting. They will be a great spoken and written communicator and have a strong passion for the arts and seeing events succeed. The Events Coordinator and Bookkeeper reports directly to the General Manager and works in conjunction with the administration staff. They will be the primary contact for general event booking information at the facility. This will include tracking and completing all the administrative work for rentals, including the completion of booking request forms, confirmation of hold dates, arranging production meetings, creating and updating basic event information, contracting, estimates and settlements.

The Event Coordinator and Bookkeeper’s role will also encompass all aspects of bookkeeping. With guidance from the General Manager and Treasurer, they will execute bill paying, invoicing, settlements, bank reconciliations, GST remittance, payroll, employee benefit remittances and generating financial reports.

Qualifications:

  • 2 Year diploma in Business administration, bookkeeping or theatre production or equivalent professional experience.
  • 1 year of experience in any live event field.
  • Experience with event management software or specifically Arts Management Systems –Theatre Manager an asset
  • Bookkeeping experience, specifically with Sage 50 (Simply Accounting) an asset
    Terms of Employment
  • Full Time – 18 Months Maternity Leave Position
  • Salaried position – $1,550- $1,700 bi-weekly, commensurate with experience
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Pension – RRSP matching program
  • Desired start date – May 27, 2021

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
Closing Date: 18-April-2021

We thank all who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Workshop (Online): Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) Online

Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) ONLINE

The RAFT program is for those who have been working or volunteering for an arts organization and are looking to build their knowledge, individual artists of all disciplines who want to learn about organizational structures, and board members at arts organizations seeking to deepen their governance knowledge. Learn more and apply at www.rozsafoundation.org/raft.

Upon successful completion of the Rozsa Admin Fundamentals Training (RAFT) program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the real-life challenges and opportunities of being a not-for-profit arts organization
  • Review a financial statement presented at a not-for-profit board
  • Evaluate an organization’s mission, vision, and value statement
  • Identify the main components that make up a strategic plan
  • Discuss the importance of doing evaluations
  • Construct a project plan based on answering the questions who, what, where, when, why, and how much

RAFT is a 22-hour program that will be delivered online through Zoom, covering the basics of arts management theory and practices. 20 hours will be in real time (synchronous) and 2 hours will be asynchronous (self-directed homework/group work).

Who should apply?: Artists, arts administrators, and board members are all welcome. Early career staff, or volunteers of arts organizations, with 0-3 years of work or volunteer experience.

When is RAFT?: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from May 4 – 24, from 10:30am – 12:30pm MT.

APPLY BY Friday, April 9 at www.rozsafoundation.org/raft

What is the tuition for RAFT?: $100/person*

*The Rozsa Foundation acknowledges that systemic barriers to equity exist when it comes to the Arts Leadership application process and program experience. We also recognize that the tuition fee may present a barrier to participation. We invite you to email Program and Granting Manager, Ayla Stephen at [email protected] and we will provide additional or alternative support that suit your individual needs.

 

Event (Online): Is Digital Here to Stay? – Business/Arts

 


Is Digital Here to Stay?
Building resilience in the arts

Join us on Wednesday, March 24th, as we explore how arts organizations and culture-goers have been navigating the transition to digital programming during COVID-19.

At the top of this session, Nik Nanos, Chief Data Scientist and Founder of Nanos Research will be sharing the latest findings of the Arts Response Tracking Survey (ARTS). The fourth tracking survey provides insights into current and future methods of consuming cultural content and examines culture-goers’ comfort levels participating in virtual and in-person cultural activities in 2021 and beyond.

We will also be joined by three arts leaders who have proven that digital does not have to mean disconnected. From at-home experiences to livestreamed performances, speakers will share the innovative ways they have leveraged digital content and channels to engage audiences remotely over the past year.

Speakers Include:

  • Jozef Spiteri, Partnerships Manager, The Phi Centre
  • Mieko Ouchi, TD Associate Artistic Director, The Citadel Theatre
  • Neil Middleton, Vice-President, Marketing and Sales, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Nik Nanos, Chief Data Scientist and Founder, Nanos Research

Event Details

When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 3:00 – 4:15 pm EST
Where: Zoom Webinar
Accessibility: This session will be presented with ASL interpretation and auto-generated English captions

REGISTER HERE

Workshop (Online): Kids Camp & Voice Over Classes – VoiceSpot

VoiceSpot Presents…
Kids Voice Over Camp

We are very excited for our Kids Voice Over Camp starting next Monday!! 4 x 2 hour online sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Dan Willmott.

This is an introductory class to prepare kids for professional voice over work. Topics covered include performance and mic techniques, being your own natural self in an unnatural environment, studio etiquette and more!

Parents and Guardians also will have the opportunity to discuss the industry, basic home studio setup and how to get a demo.

The class is designed for kids 8 years and older, but if you have a mature younger child, get in touch with us to discuss whether the class would be suitable for them!

Kids Voice Over Camp
with Dan Willmott
Monday through Thursday, March 29th to April 1st
Start Time: 4pm Mountain (6pm Eastern)

This Friday!!

Join us to practise your audiobook narration skills and get some invaluable feedback and guidance from multi-award winning audiobook narrator, Dawn Harvey.

One Friday a month, Dawn is giving you a chance to try out a couple of narration pieces. Maybe something that challenges you, or a new genre? Maybe you’re still new to narration and looking to get as much practice and feedback as you can?

Our next Audiobook Performance Workout is this Friday March 26th. Make sure to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 🙂

Audiobook Performance Workout
with Dawn Harvey
Friday, March 26th
Start Time: 5pm Mountain (7pm Eastern)

For other online classes, including all levels of Voice Over training, plus in-depth Audiobooks and general Voice Gyms, see our full Class Schedule.

Job (Calgary): General Manager – DIY Theatre

DIY Theatre is expanding! We are in search of an individual to join us as the General Manager of the company. The General Manager will develop and maintain a close working relationship with the Artistic Director of DIY Theatre, as well as the Board of Directors, to whom they will report. General duties will include but are not limited to:

  1. Provide a monthly General Manager report to the Board of Directors at scheduled board meetings.
  2. Curate, create and manage all marketing materials with the input of Artistic Director.
  3. Manage day to day business operations including revenue development, budgeting, human resources, financial reporting, supervision/management of marketing, box office and fundraising activities in consultation with Artistic Director.
  4. 4Working in consultation with grant writer and Artistic Director on grant applications and reports to all public and private partners.
  5. Work with the Artistic Director within the mandate of the company and its resources to ensure the successful operation of DIY Theatre.

The successful candidate will have a combination of skills including:

  1. Ability to multitask.
  2. Strong knowledge of the inner working of a small to mid-sized theatre company.
  3. Strong communication skills.
  4. Background in marketing, producing, theatre and production management are assets.
  5. Photography and video editing skills are an asset.
  6. Experience working with a non-profit & a Board of Directors is key.

A small honorarium will be provided for this position. For more information, or to apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Artistic Director Shelby Reinitz at [email protected] with the subject line of “General Manager”. The deadline to submit is 5pm March 25, 2021.

Call for Nominations (Edmonton): The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is seeking nominations for Board Members

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is seeking nominations for Board Members to begin terms in June 2021. There are seven (7) board positions to be filled, for a term of three (3) years.

The EAC is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. The EAC works to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of our community life through activities that are guided by  Connections & Exchanges: A Ten-Year Plan To Transform Arts and Heritage In Edmonton.

Potential Board Members should believe in EAC’s mission, and be prepared to commit their time and engagement in the governance work of the Board, including its committees.

The EAC, via its full range of activities, strives to reflect the demographic diversity of the City of Edmonton. Therefore, we encourage the nomination of individuals from a variety of artistic disciplines, cultural communities, Indigenous heritages, orientations, genders, ages, and abilities.

The deadline for nominations is April 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM MST.

Nomination Process:

Any full member (voting member) of the Edmonton Arts Council Society may nominate a full or associate member-in-good-standing (voting or non-voting member). All nominations must also be seconded by a full member. Members are unable to self-nominate to serve on the Board.

Interested candidates will be reviewed and possibly interviewed by the EAC’s Governance and Nominations Committee. The goal of the committee is to ensure that the Board’s membership is refreshed with appropriate skills and abilities, representing a variety of artistic and cultural points of view consistent with the ambitions, aims, and actions outlined in Connections & Exchanges. 

Following on recommendations from the Governance and Nominations committee, the Board may present a preferred slate of candidates to the membership, for election or appointment at the AGM on June 14, 2021.

To send a nomination, please email the Nomination form to [email protected] with the subject: Nomination.

For expressions of interest, or seek more information about this call, please contact  [email protected]  or call 780-424-2787. 

Job (Edmonton): Costume Designer – Tiger’s Hearts Collective

Logo Design by K.Rose

TIGER’S HEARTS COLLECTIVE- Request for Costume Designer Submissions, The Amazonomachy

WHO WE ARE

The Tiger’s Hearts Collective is a group of women artists who work to reclaim space in “the classics” and reinvent the genre to be more inclusive, equitable, and accessible. We recognize women of all experiences including but not limited to cisgender, transgender, queer, womb-bearing and not. We also want to hold a positive space for non-binary and non-gender-conforming folks who want to create in a space that centres female experiences.

We acknowledge the many generations of Indigenous peoples who have cared for the lands on Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 territories, where we are grateful to be creating this project together.

You can learn more about us at www.tigershearts.com.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The Tiger’s Hearts Collective are currently in the writing and development stages of a new classically-inspired epic play, working title The Amazonomachy. Inspired by both mythological tales and historical facts, this piece will explore the potential of a diverse intersectional matriarchal society that centres women’s solidarity, self-governance, and strength through community.

As the content surrounding these warrior women is inherently physical, we are investing in exploration of combat styles, attire, and weapons early on in the process.

COSTUME DESIGNER ROLE

The Tiger’s Hearts seek to engage a costume designer to join our team. This is a paid opportunity for an artist with expertise or interest in designing theatrical armour for women’s bodies, who feels passionate about diversity and representation for women in classical theatre traditions, and is eager to work with other such artists as we build this inclusive creation space together.

This development phase of the project will run through April/May 2021, culminating in a workshop with actors at the end of May. Most design work will be self-regulated and may include some of the following work:

  • Zoom meetings with the team
  • Collaboration via email/phone/Zoom with our Combat Dramaturg Sam Jeffery
  • Independent research on diverse historical warrior women (some materials may be provided)
  • Artistic Renderings that explore possible Costume, Armour and/or Weapons designs for a large cast of characters

Thanks to funding from the Edmonton Arts Council, we are able to offer this role based on projected 20 hours of work paid at $20/hour.

It is our hope that this initial exploration stage will build a strong foundation for the future of the project and we are highly invested in carrying artists from the development phase forward into future phases of The Amazonomachy, including a full scale production when it is safe to do so.

SUBMISSION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

This role is open to both emerging and established artists who identify as women, non-gender-conforming, and non-binary folks. All work will be done online, so applicants can be from anywhere in Alberta as long as they have access to the internet! As we are creating a diverse intersectional matriarchal society, we are keen to celebrate and honour that diversity in the aesthetic of the story-world as well as on the team, and we highly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities including but not limited to Indigenous artists, Black artists, and artists of Colour. We encourage applicants who might be inspired by their own ancestral warrior women to presence them in their work if they so choose (ie, don’t feel tied to making the Amazons look like they belong only in Ancient Greece!)

Please email your submission to [email protected] before NOON on Friday March 26th with subject title YOUR NAME- AMAZONOMACHY DESIGNER SUBMISSION, and include the following:

  • Brief Expression of Interest: This could be in the form of a letter (1-2 pages), video, audio file, or any creative means through which you’d like us to encounter you and your work. This could include sharing your past work, where you hope to take your work in future, experience in or desire to learn about theatrical armour for female bodies, what you hope to get out of the experience, etc;
  • Artist Resumé if Available;
  • Portfolio Selection if Available (may include work from past productions or personal projects);
  • Ten-Minute Mock-Up based on the prompts below.

We acknowledge that creating submissions packages constitutes work, so please know how much we appreciate getting to know you and your work in this way. Please let us know if you require any support in making your application by emailing Danielle at [email protected].

TEN-MINUTE MOCK-UP PROMPT

Choose ONE of the following characters and create a QUICK rendering in whatever style and medium you choose (sketch, model, collage, etc):

1- OTRERA, Daughter of the East Wind (she/her) is the ultra-matriarch; she founded the race of Amazons when she apparently mated with Ares, God of War, but she also founded the inclusive adoption rules that govern their sisterhood; we meet her in spirit form, but she is also a trickster who can play many parts; absolutely immense spirit.

2- PENTHESILEA, Grief of the People (she/her) is a fierce warrior; inventor of the war axe; extremely noble and passionate, but also vengeful and quick to anger; her sense of duty is sometimes overwhelming; she’s hard on herself and others.

3- MELANIPPE, Black Mare (she/her) is an expert infiltrator and a bit of a risk junky; she is sexually bold and revels in any new experiences that deepen her spiritual connection with Creation; she is proud to carry the stories of her people on her skin as her deeds have been honoured with many tattoos.

4- PHOEBE, Bright One (she/her) is the youngest Amazon; she has just completed her novice training and is now accompanying her sisters on raids and rescue missions, but she still only serves in battle as a scout; ambitious, at times petulant (but not disrespectful), loves a challenge and is not afraid to fail; she is slowly learning her place.

5- ATALANTA, Equal Balance (she/her) is a great hunter and provider; she teaches all her sisters how best to find, hunt, and process food as they travel; she has a unique parental bond with each of her sisters; loves drinking and telling stories.

6- HIPPOLYTUS, Freer of Horses (they/them) is ANTIOPE’ s child. While it is understood that the character was assigned a male body at birth, HIPPOLYTUS should be recognizable as non-binary and non-gender-conforming; they are quiet and wide-eyed at first, but quick and intelligent like their mother, to the point of being argumentative; independent, capable, eager to learn; but a cloud hangs over their head- the expectation of patriarchal Athens which they might inherit as Theseus’ “son”.

QUESTIONS

Should you have any questions or if you need support in making your application in any way, please get in touch. We would be happy to provide you with more details about this phase of The Amazonomachy, the design role, or answer any other queries you might have. We look forward to experiencing your work and getting to know you!

 

Call for Artists (Edmonton): Tune to A – 2022 Expanse Festival

Carly Neis and Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks. Photo by Janice Saxon.

TUNE TO A is coming to Azimuth Theatre‘s 2022 Expanse Festival, and the creative team is seeking expressions of interests from artists who want to develop their accessibility toolkit as an apprentice, assistant, or lead artist! Early- and mid-career designers, directors, stage managers, producers, and any behind-the-scenes artists are encouraged to submit.

Roles will be developed in collaboration with selected applicants for our Summer 2021 workshop and/or our early 2022 production process. We want to build the right opportunities for the right people, and are committed to paying appropriate rates based on the various professional association guidelines like Equity’s Indie DOT or the Associated Designers of Canada’s fee templates.

Click to submit: https://forms.gle/NhdhGvFLJXpXrXLB9
Deadline: April 1 (applicants will be contacted no later than April 22).
Questions? Reach out at [email protected].

Applications will be reviewed by co-creators Carly Neis, Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks, and Cameron Kneteman, as well as Patricia Cerra (director) and Mac Brock (producer).

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ABOUT TUNE TO A:

Tune to A is a play for young audiences about seeing past others’ limitations to illuminate their potential developed by Carly Neis, Cynthia Jimenez-Hicks, and Cameron Kneteman. The story was inspired by Carly’s real life experiences of growing up with cerebral palsy and her experiences in the theatre community. Ava, the central character, is a 13-year-old with cerebral palsy and a love of music. After a series of attempting to play several instruments, Ava’s contribution to the class is dismissed by her band teacher. With the encouragement of an ally and the confidence to use her voice, Ava’s true talent is revealed at a time when it counts most.

 

Workshop (Online): Backstage Online – Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

ATAA Professional Development Workshops

BackStage Online
Saturday, March 27, 2021 @ 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Presenters! – Would you like to stay connected with your audience by presenting a virtual concert? Even though vaccinations are on their way, online concerts will continue to be important in the world of performance.

Join John Robertson of the Calgary Folk Club in this free ATAA workshop and listen to the tips he has on how he and the CFC have successfully navigated through the logistics of hosting an on-line concert. Their series has been entirely virtual this year. In addition, John and the CFC have been very involved with Live Streaming the Alberta Room at Folk Alliance, and the Calgary Concerto Competition. John can make sense of this whole process for you.

Discussion will include:

  • Platforms
  • Social Media Interactions
  • Encoding
  • Ticketing
  • Live Streaming
  • Pre-recorded Streaming
  • Equipment

REGISTER HERE

Volunteer (Calgary): CYPT Is Seeking Board Members!

CYPT provides young people the opportunity to explore the performing arts and develop their creativity and teamwork skills through summer camps, classes, workshops and production opportunities. CYPT produces a theatrical season made up of 4 productions, in which youth ages 9-17 audition for the chance to be a part of a professional theatre process and performance. We offer a mentorship program within our productions, giving older students or recent alumni a chance to shadow our production team to learn other theatrical skills including directing, stage management or design. Strategically, CYPT aims to increase our awareness, both in the broader arts community and among youth/their families, to best identify and expand our partnership and funding opportunities.

Our Vision: To be a creative, resilient, and collaborative society that embraces the artistry and contributions of young people.

Our Mission: To inspire and mentor the next generation of arts creators and enthusiasts by offering brave, creative spaces where young people can express themselves and their ideas.

Our Values: Integrity, Passion, Honesty, Kindness, Fun

We are looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to support the young people and families who comprise CYPT by joining our board of directors. There are various opportunities for individuals to contribute, however there is a current focus in the areas of fundraising & fund development, advertising & marketing, communications & public relations and strategic planning/execution. Experience in the visual/performing arts is an asset but not a necessity. CYPT welcomes and values individuals with a wide range of skills and endeavours to recruit and retain a board of directors with as broad a representation of age, gender, race, sexuality and gender-identity as possible.

Aside from being a part of a dynamic and fun group of professionals, a board position with CYPT means you are:

  • Making an impact in the lives of young people.
  • Directly and indirectly supporting and growing the arts and cultural community of Calgary.
  • Provided the opportunity to renew an organization with a solid foundation of members, staff, and expertise.

A board position with CYPT involves an average of 8-10 hours per month, and includes:

  • Attending monthly board meetings (via Zoom or in person at the West Village Theater).
  • Board meeting preparation, including review of the previous meeting’s minutes, updated cash flow, artistic and financial reports, etc.
  • Assistance with fundraising ideas and activities.
  • Participation on CYPT’s Communications Committee, Fundraising Committee or HR & Policy Committee (which is not required but adds significant value to both the organization and the experience of the board member).
  • Attendance at productions is highly encouraged but not required. This allows board members to see the impact they are having on the lives of young people through their volunteerism and provides better context to speak about the organization when they are representing CYPT in the community.

Contact: Please contact [email protected] if you are interested.

 

Event (Online): Immigrant Arts Mentorship Program Information Session

The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) is excited to announce the Immigrant Arts Mentorship Program (IAMP). IAMP is a program for immigrant and refugee newcomers artists and/or arts administrators to connect, learn, and grow through one-on-one mentorship with an experienced colleague in their artistic discipline. ICAI has identified a need for community building and professional development for immigrants especially newcomer creatives in Calgary and through this program, we want to provide a platform for learning and growth. All applicants seeking mentorship will be paired with a mentor with experience in the area in which they seek mentorship.

IAMP is open to individuals who are artists (any form of art), arts administrators, cultural leaders and others with similar aspirations. The information sessions for IAMP will be on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 by 5 pm and Sunday, March 21st, 2021 by 6:30 pm

CLICK HERE to register for the information session that best suits your schedule.

The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) is an arts council based in Calgary, Alberta. The council was founded in January 2019 with the expressed purpose of connecting newcomer and immigrant artists with the existing arts community in Calgary, providing these artists with access to needed resources and helping them turn their passion and creativity into thriving careers or businesses. ICAI actively encourages diversity of expression and culture through the creation of a safe and welcoming community where newcomer and immigrant artists feel confident to showcase their artwork and distinct cultural identities.

This program is supported by Rozsa Foundation and Calgary Arts Development.

Click here for more information, you can also send an email to [email protected] for more information.

 

Event (Online): Town Hall with Minister of Canadian Heritage

Town Hall with the
Honorable Steven Guibault,
Minister of Canadian Heritage


Date: Thursday, March 25th, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm EST
Location: Zoom Webinar

Following the investments announced to support arts and live events workers in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement, CAPACOA is pleased to host a Town Hall with the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage. Minister Guilbeault will provide further information on the rollout of this funding, and he will answer your questions regarding this funding and other federal emergency support for the sector. The discussion will be moderated by Tim Yerxa, Executive Director at Fredericton Playhouse.

If you have questions that you would like to ask the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, please submit them by March 18th, 2021. Either by email to [email protected] or through the question box in the Zoom registration link: REGISTER HERE.

This event is:

  • Bilingual: Live interpretation to French & English will be available at this event
  • Accessible: Automatic live captions will be available at this session. Please note that automatic live captions may not be 100% accurate. If you have any questions, please send us a message.
  • Free: This webinar is free of charge and open to everyone in the performing arts sector!

 

Camp (Calgary): Spring Break Drama Camp for ages 7-14 – Theatre A Go-Go

Children dressed in medieval costumes.

Adventures in Camelot

The curtain is rising and Spring Break Drama Camps are a Go-Go!

Theatre A Go-Go offers the tools for active participants to express themselves with confidence! This Spring Break at Theatre A Go-Go, it’s all about the new beginnings, believing in yourself, and the world of King Arthur. Whether your loved one/s want to expand their expressive powers, or explore the Theatrical world of Stories, we have the Camp to suit your fancy!

We are very excited to have recently received confirmation that the Community Centre has re-opened and that we will be able to safely commence with our in-person programs. With the recent re-opening, the number of participants allowed for each Program is capped at 9 participants.

Since our March Spring Break Drama Camp is almost full, we recommend that you register today and fling into spring with Theatre A Go-Go; where the Early Birds get the discount! Early Bird discount extended to Wednesday March 17 @ 6:00pm. Save $$ by registering today.

  • WHO: Ages 7-14
  • WHAT: ADVENTURES FROM CAMELOT – Imagine the whimsical world of Camelot where characters learn about the importance of friendship. In a fun-filled week of drama classes, players will expand their vocal and body expressive tools and develop their communication skills by exploring Storytelling, character development and Theatre and Performing Arts techniques.
  • WHEN: Monday March 29 – Friday April 2, 2021 from 9:00am – 4:00pm (Pre/post care available)
  • INVESTMENT: Discount= $260/player if registered by March 17 and for members of the same family.
    Regular = $290/player
    Registration closes Friday March 26, 2021
  • WHERE: At the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 – 5 Ave. N.W.)
  • WHY: To Give the Gift of new learning experiences that incite laughter and an eagerness to grow.

CLICK HERE for more info or to register.