CANADIAN COUNCIL ON LEARNING INVITES PORTFOLIO SUBMISSIONS
The Canadian Council on Learning’s Adult Learning Knowledge Centre invites portfolio submissions from professional artists and designers to create a poster design in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. The winning design(s) will be awarded $5,000. The poster initiative is undertaken in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. More >
Submission deadline: December 15, 2008.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN EXPO 2010, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Expo 2010 will take place from May 1 to October 31, 2010 in Shanghai, China. Cirque du Soleil, on behalf of the Government of Canada, is proud to be the producer of the Canada Pavilion’s cultural program for Expo 2010. The program will showcase a wide diversity of artists, works, and productions from various disciplines such as dance, music, theatre, literature, and visual and media arts. To reflect the dynamism of Canadian culture, Cirque du Soleil is inviting emerging and renowned artists from across Canada to apply for inclusion in the programming.
Interested Canadian artists should visit the Cirque du Soleil website for more information on how to submit their completed application for Canada’s cultural program at Expo 2010 Shanghai.
NATIONAL THEATRE SCHOOL IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
National Theatre School of Canada is now accepting applications for
Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Production, and Set and Costume Design. Interested candidates can get all the information on the School and its programs, register on-line or download an application on the NTS web site.
Application deadline: February 15, 2009.
FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS WANTED
CALGARY FRINGE 2009 FESTIVAL APPLICATIONS
If you haven’t already done so, make sure you complete one of the Theatre Artist application forms! For more information or to complete the online application form click here.
Application deadline: 5pm MST Friday, December 5, 2009.
WINTERPLAY FESTIVAL: HOT ACTS & COOL PLAYS
Fort McMurray will once again host the Peace Country Regional Adult One Act Play Festival, with the intention of selecting a play for the 2009 Provincial Festival being hosted in Medicine Hat. Hot Acts & Cool Plays is the name of the regional one-act that is part of a larger event called the WinterPLAY Festival, hosted at the Clearwater Campus of Keyano College. Productions will perform their show on multiple evenings and receive adjudication on the final evening. For more information, contact Russell Vincent Thomas or visit http://www.interplay.ca
Application deadline: Ongoing until positions are filled
ATTENTION EMERGING THEATRE ARTISTS: NEXTFEST 2009 IS COMING!
The fourteenth incarnation of Nextfest will be presented as the culminating event in Theatre Network’s 2008/09 Season in June, 2009. NextFest is looking for looking for un-produced scripts at any level of development, as well as submissions from local designers, directors, actors, and stage managers. Submissions should voice your professional development goals. For further information on submissions in theatre, dance, music, visual art, non-script based performance, etc. contact Festival Director Steve Pirot or visit http://www.nextfest.ca
Application Deadline: December 19, 2008
THEATRE METHODS 09: CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS
July 6-12, 2009
"Theatre Methods" is the annual professional festival-fair dedicated to the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts. The festival is an opportunity to demonstrate methods of training in traditional theatre and to present contemporary works created as the result of traditional theatre training techniques. Theatre Methodls 09 is currently accepting presentation proposals. If you wish to present your work at TM09, or for further information, please visit http://www.iugte.com/projects/fest.reg.php.
Application deadline: ongoing
SUMMERWORKS 2009 NATIONAL SERIES
SummerWorks 2009 is a juried theatre festival of approximately 40 one-act plays that runs for eleven days from August 6-16, 2009 in Toronto. SummerWorks is a developmental festival, supporting work that has a clear artistic vision and/or explores a specific theatrical aesthetic. This year, up to four companies may be invited to participate in the National Series. For more information visit www.summerworks.ca or click here to download an application.
Application deadline: January 2, 2009.
CALLING ALL PLAYWRIGHTS!
SCRIPTS AT WORK
Central Alberta Playwright Series is pleased to announce the start of their sixth exciting year and invites people of central Alberta to submit their original plays. Scripts at Work is a playwriting series comprised of workshops and events that develop the skills of established or emerging playwrights from central Alberta. Those interested are encouraged to submit their original unpublished scripts. More >
Application deadline: December 10, 2009.
2009 ALBERTA LITERARY COMPETITIONS
If you are an Alberta writer of prose, poetry, drama or essay, you may be eligible to enter the 2009 Alberta Literary Competitions. Guidelines and entry forms are now available. Deadline for all entries is December 31, 2008. Entries may be submitted by authors, publishers, or any interested party. For entry forms and guidelines visit www.writersguild.ab.ca or email [email protected].
Application deadline: December 31, 2008.
CANADIAN PEACE PLAY COMPETITION
The Canadian Peace Play Competition is now accepting script submissions. For script requirements and further information, please visit http://www.ucalgary.ca/~peaceuc. The Director of the Canadian Peace Play Competition, Dawn Mari McCaugherty, will oversee all aspects of the evaluation, selection and award process. Winners will be announced by April 1, 2009.
Application deadline: January 15, 2009.
24 HOUR PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
Alberta Theatre Projects and Alberta Playwrights' Network
24 Hours. 24 Playwrights. One crazy night of creativity will light up the screens in the New Era Technology offices as playwrights pound out a first draft of a brand new play! The winning playwrights will be able to turn this exciting first step into a longer journey thanks to a new partnership with Alberta Playwrights' Network! More >
Application deadline: January 20, 2009.
EVERGREEN THEATRE SEEKS PASSIONATE PLAYWRIGHTS!
Evergreen commissions new scripts on various environmental-science based themes for it’s touring shows each year, and is currently seeking playwrights for their 2009/2010 season.
Application deadline: December 19, 2008. More >
KOMPANY FAMILY THEATRE SEEKS NEW WORKS
Kompany Family Theatre invites Canadian playwrights to submit a first draft of an original play to their Kompany Family Theatre New Works for Young Audiences Development Programme. The chosen playwright will have the opportunity to further develop their script with a team of professional actors, dramaturge, and director.
The play will be produced as part of Kompany Family Theatre’s 2008/2009 season with June and summer productions. For complete guidelines or for more information please contact Laura Rushfeldt.
Application deadline: 5pm MST Friday January 16, 2009.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE HARRY AND MARTHA COHEN AWARD
Alberta Theatre Projects is now accepting nominations for the Harry and Martha Cohen Award, recognizing a sustained and significant contribution to theatre in Calgary. On stage, off stage and backstage nominees can include actors, administrators, designers, philanthropists, playwrights, teachers, technicians or volunteers. Click here to download the online nomination form.
Application deadline: December 15, 2008.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR THEATRE RESEARCH (CATR) 2008 SCHOLARLY AWARDS
The Richard Plant, Jean-Cléo Godin, and Ann Saddlemyer awards honour scholarly work of significant merit in any area of Canadian theatre research. The authors do not have to be members of the Association. The scholarship can appear in any journal or may be an original article published in a book or on-line. For further information and guidelines visit the CATR website.
Application deadline: December 31, 2008.