Event Category: Call for Submissions

Volunteer Opportunity: Community Outreach at the Granville Island Public Market

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Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture will be spending a week at the Granville Island Public Market (indoors) doing community outreach. We will have an info table and raffling off a holiday themed gift basket. This is a great opportunity for Kickstart to be seen in the community and engage with folks at the market. We are seeking volunteers to help us run the table.

Volunteer responsibilities will include to take shifts to cover conversing with the public, raffle ticket & art card sales (cash handling), signing up members, taking donations and of course being a representative for Kickstart.

If you or someone you know is interested, either fill out a volunteer application form on our website OR email Kait at kickstartoffice@gmail.com.

Tangled Performance Lab – Call for Applications

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Deadline: December 6, 2019. Only submissions from Deaf, Mad and Disability-identified artists will be considered.

Call for submissions for emerging/mid-career Toronto based Deaf, Mad, and Disability identified performers, playwrights, actors, and directors.

Dates: January 2020 – Mid 2020

More information and how to apply

Tangled Art + Disability is boldly redefining how the world experiences art and those who create it. We are a not for profit art + disability organization dedicated to connecting professional and emerging artists, the arts community and a diverse public through creative passion and artistic excellence. Our mandate is to support Deaf, Mad, and Disability-identified artists, to cultivate Deaf, Mad and Disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.

We are currently accepting applications from Canadian Mad, Deaf, and Disability identified artists based in Toronto to take part in an upcoming theatre workshop and professional development program called the Tangled Performance Lab. This program will enhance training for emerging and mid-career theatre artists who could benefit from professional workshops and collaboration within an accessible environment.

Tangled Art + Disability will select six (6) artists from Toronto and the GTA to contribute artistic work centering the experiences of Deaf, Mad and Disability-identified folk in exploring their practices as theatre artists.

The Lab will give each selected artist the opportunity to take part in professional workshops to enhance their skills in movement, voice, playwriting, directing, clown, and other skills relating to the artists interests. Selected artists will also receive free mentorship from the lab co-ordinators Yousef Kadoura, and Harri Thomas, as well as take part in group collaborations with the rest of the selected artists in the Lab.

We encourage applications from artists in any theatrical field, including but not limited to: Musical performers, playwrights, directors, actors and designers. We welcome perspectives that are intersectional and reflecting Deaf, Mad and disability cultures from diverse lived experiences including LGBTQQIIA, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour communities. Artists whose creative practice involves or includes a personal support worker, assistant or an essential collaborator are encouraged to apply.

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Call For Applications: NAAA Access Activator Training

You are highly encouraged to apply by November 22, 2019.

Tangled Art + Disability and British Council, in association with Inside Out Theatre and with the support of Canada Council for the Arts, invite facilitators in the cultural sector committed to access in the arts to participate in a professional development training and join a national network of Access Activators.

This training will provide the tools and knowledge needed for facilitators to join the Access Activators Network and provide consultation on Relaxed Performances for live performance venues and other arts organisations. Participants will learn to consult on a range of topics, from welcoming audiences who benefit from a Relaxed Performance environment to accessible marketing techniques. This will be achieved through engaging presentations and discussions, collaboration exercises, and pulling from the expert knowledge of leaders within the Disability community.

More information and how to apply

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Call for Applications: Marketing Manager

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Deadline: November 8, 2019

The Marketing Manager works in collaboration with the Communications and Outreach Manager. The ideal candidate for this position has excellent communication skills, is a creative, forward thinking individual who understands current marketing trends and has the ability to develop, implement and execute strategic marketing plans.

More information and how to apply

About Buddies
Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a professional Canadian theatre company dedicated to the development and presentation of queer theatre. Over the past 40 years, it has evolved from a small production company into the largest and longest-running queer theatre company in the world. The theatre sits in the heart of Toronto’s Church-Wellesley Village, and its primary constituencies are the city’s queer and arts communities. In addition to being a theatre, Buddies is a popular events venue with regular community and late-night events occurring year-round.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from queer, transgender, Indigenous, BIPOC, d/Deaf and disabled applicants. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments – if you require accommodations at any point in the application or recruitment process please submit them in confidence to hiring@buddiesinbadtimes.com.

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Call for Applications: Development Manager

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Deadline: November 8, 2019

The Development Manager works closely with the Marketing Manager and Communications and Outreach Manager. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is energetic and excels at people and event management with a focus on building long-term relationships with potential donors.

About Buddies
Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is a professional Canadian theatre company dedicated to the development and presentation of queer theatre. Over the past 40 years, it has evolved from a small production company into the largest and longest-running queer theatre company in the world. The theatre sits in the heart of Toronto’s Church-Wellesley Village, and its primary constituencies are the city’s queer and arts communities. In addition to being a theatre, Buddies is a popular events venue with regular community and late-night events occurring year-round.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from queer, transgender, Indigenous, BIPOC, d/Deaf and disabled applicants. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments – if you require accommodations at any point in the application or recruitment process please submit them in confidence to hiring@buddiesinbadtimes.com.

More information and how to apply

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2020 Fringe Festival Accessible Lottery

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Deadline: November 10, 2019

Want to be in the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival? Applications for the Lottery and Site-Specifics are now open! If you require assistance or accommodation in this process, please contact Accessibility Manager Susan Wolf at access@fringetoronto.com.

There are multiple ways to apply to be in the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival:

  1. Main Lottery
  2. Culturally Diverse Artists Project Lottery
  3. Accessible Lottery
  4. Site-Specific Category

There is no fee associated with the Accessible Lottery. Submit your form when all answers are completed. If you are applying to the Main Lottery as well, you will be asked to pay the $29 application fee by credit card or cheque.

More information and how to apply

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Call for Submissions: Being Scene 19th Annual Exhibition

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Deadline: November 5, 2019

The Being Scene 19th Annual Exhibition Call for Submissions is now open!

Last year, Being Scene exhibited over 100 artworks by 60+ artists. The exhibition covered a wide range of conceptual and material approaches, giving voice to diverse life experiences. We invite you to submit completed artwork for the opportunity to exhibit in a group show for the month of March 2020.

Eligibility open to Workman Arts members and/or artists who have accessed CAMH services only.

More information and how to apply

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CUE 2019 Grant Cycle

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Deadline: October 31, 2019 at 11:59 P.M.

Grants for new-generation artists living and working on the margins. Apply for up to $1000 to produce an art project in any discipline.

You must meet with CUE before submitting an application. Drop-in grant-writing sessions are offered through October. Drop by to meet with CUE and get support with your grant proposal!

More information and how to apply

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Call for Submissions: ReelAbilities 2020

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Deadline: January 1, 2020

ReelAbilities is the first and largest festival of its kind in Canada, celebrating the stories, voices and talents of artists and filmmakers from the disabilities and Deaf communities.

The ReelAbilities Toronto mandate includes 1/3 Canadian content! This festival will be showcasing Canadian and International shorts, features and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf.

Submission Requirements

  • All films must have captions (either open captioning, or the option of captioning)
  • All other access features must be identified (ie. audio description tracking, foreign language subtitles, etc)
  • Please provide a multi-use video link (downloadable or password provided). This is how our jurors will access the film.
  • We accept Canadian shorts, features, documentaries or narrative films

More information and how to submit your film

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