Tag: National

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News: Canadian Conference of the Arts continues in spite of loss of funds

The Globe and Mail reports that The Canadian Conference of the Arts (CCA) has vowed to continue its operations in spite of its loss of Federal funding. Meeting this week in Ottawa, the membership and the board of the CCA, founded in 1945, “all endorsed the concept that we should

Job (Vancouver, BC): Production Director – Electric Company

HIRING: PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Posted on: May 25, 2012 Closing date: July 1, 2012 Start Date: Summer-Autumn 2012 Term: Permanent Location: Vancouver, Canada Salary: 40-45k rangeReports to: Artistic Producer Electric Company, one of Canada’s leading theatrical performance creation companies, is hiring for the dynamic position of Production Director, a full-time, senior,

Job (Whitehorse, YK): Technical and Operations Director – Yukon Arts Centre

Technical and Operations Director (Production Manager) The Yukon Arts Centre has an opportunity for a versatile, dynamic and personable individual to lead the technical services team. The Yukon Arts Centre is located in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, a community recognized nationally for the vitality of its diverse arts community. The Yukon

Announcement: Canada Council for the Arts statement on 2012 Federal Budget

Update: Click here to view the Canadian Conference of the Arts Analysis of the 2012 Budget. Canada Council speaks on federal budget “The Canada Council for the Arts is enormously heartened by the positive message sent by the 2012 budget and the support of the government in recognizing the Council’s leadership role,”

Job (Edmonton): Stage Manager – Fringe Tour

I’m looking for a Stage Manager for my fringe show, Guernica, which will be touring to Winnipeg and Vancouver fringes this summer. Rehearsals will be in Edmonton. I can guarantee a base fee, plus a split of profits. If anyone’s interested in/available for this position, please contact me for more

News: 2012 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre May Be Last

The Siminovitch Prize in Theatre will be no more after 2012 according to reports from the Globe and Mail and Straight.com.  The reports are based on a paragraph included in the 2012 Siminovitch Prize Call for Nominations:  This year also marks the final year for the Siminovitch Prize. “The Founders

Call for Submissions (National): 2012 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2012 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 23, 2012.  This $5000 Award was initiated in celebration of PACT’s 30th anniversary in 2006-2007 and named in honour of Mallory Gilbert, who was Tarragon

Report: Canadians’ Participation in Arts, Culture and Heritage Reached Record Levels

Hill Strategies Research reports that Canadians’ participation in arts, culture and heritage activities reached record levels in 2010   The percentage of Canadians participating in most of the 18 activities measured in the report – including art galleries, museums, festivals, historic sites, book reading, and more – reached record levels in

Call for Submissions (National): CITT Awards Nominations

CITT AWARDS 2012 – Call for nominations The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) is proud to recognize individuals and companies that excel in their field of live performance in Canada. The CITT Awards are designed to honour individuals and companies from a wide spectrum of the Canadian live performance

Call for Submissions (National): One-Act Plays for Publication

Call for submissions — CALL FOR ONE-ACT PLAYS Playwrights Canada Press invites submissions of English-language one-act plays to be included in a new anthology for publication in 2014. Specifically we are seeking new or previously published plays suitable for high schools. If previously published, the submission must include information on

Call for Submissions: Headshots & Resumes – Barkerville Historic Site

Attention Actors/Interpreters Barkerville, BC’s Largest Historic Site is looking for experienced actors/interpreters to fill the streets. Tours, scene work and monologues give life to the heritage preserved in this site. The five month contract starts in May and ends the end of September. Auditions are TBA in Calgary, Edmonton and

Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces 2012 Award Deadlines

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) has announced its awards schedule for 2012. Guidelines and applications are available at playwrightsguild.ca/about/awards. Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition – a free, annual competition open to all full-time post-secondary students across Canada. Deadline: April 30. Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights – awarded annually to a member of PGC who has premiered an original play within the past year.

News: Canada Council Theatre Section Begins Renewal Process

Roger Gaudet, Head of the Theatre Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, recently released a draft document regarding a proposed revision to the Theatre Section’s Operating Grants to Professional Theatre Organizations program, and provides the rationale for the changes. This document (provided in both official languages) has been

Obituary: Edmonton Theatre Icon John Neville 1925-2011

John Neville has passed away at the age of 86. The Stratford Festival announced that Neville, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, died in Toronto on Saturday, surrounded by his family. John Neville’s name is intrinsically linked to Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, as one of the pioneers of the regional along

Updated: 75th Governor General’s Literary Awards

Update: November 15, 2011 – Erin Shields is the winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards (English Language Drama), in recognition of her play If We Were Birds.  Congratulations! On October 11th, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 68 finalists for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The GGs, Canada’s national

Playwright Joan MacLeod wins Siminovitch Prize in Theatre

British Columbia-based playwright, Joan MacLeod, was named this year’s recipient of the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre at a ceremony in Toronto on Monday night. The Siminovitch Prize is a $100,000 award, with three-quarters of the prize money going to the recipient and the remaining $25,000 awarded to