Event Category: Call for Submissions

Call for Stories: Tipi Confessions

Deadline: May 10, 2019

We are looking for Toronto area performers to share their stories.

Tipi Confessions is produced by three Indigenous women: University of Alberta professors Kim TallBear (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) and Tracey Bear (Nehiyaw’iskwew from Montreal Lake Cree Nation), and PhD student Kirsten Lindquist (Cree-Métis). We are an offshoot of the popular Austin, Texas show, Bedpost Confessions, founded in 2010.

Tipi Confessions is a live storytelling show on sex, sexuality, and gender that features spoken word, personal narrative, erotic fiction, burlesque, live musicians, and short theatre performances. Produced by three Indigenous women (Kim TallBear, Tracy Bear, and Kirsten Lindquist), this curated evening highlights Indigenous, decolonial, political, humourous, creative, feminist, and educational perspectives.

Submit your Story. Become a Tipi Confessions performer! We seek diverse voices from the Toronto area, especially if stories like yours go untold. We are an ALL-INCLUSIVE enterprise: we welcome storytellers and performers of all genders, races, sexualities, and abilities.

Types of Performances. Our shows have featured spoken word readings, personal narrative, memoir, fiction, burlesque, live musicians, and short theatre performances/stage readings. We are also open to stand-up comics, video clips, and lively short lectures.

How to propose a concept. Deadline: May 10, 2019. Describe and explain your proposed performance, but also include some context for us such as motivation and intent. If you have specific questions about our expectations, please ask. Your submission should be: A word document, 1500 words or less, double-spaces. Email submissions to: tipiconfessions@gmail.com

The Review Process: Results by: May 17, 2019. Acceptances may be contingent upon an audition/interview (in person or via Skype). We encourage you to submit sexually-themed stories and performances. Your performance doesn’t need to be “erotic” (although we love well-crafted erotica), but it should pertain positively to sex and sexuality. Consider telling your story from a political, humours, creative, feminist, or educational perspective. We want stories that fit our mission of ethics, education, and entertainment around sex, sexuality, and gender.

www.facebook.com/tipiconfessions/
www.bedpostconfessions.com/
www.torontoqueerfilmfest.com/

Tipi Confessions will take place on June 14, 2019 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. For more information on the event: http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/tipi-confessions/

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Job Posting: Outreach Coordinator

Regent Park Film Festival logo in red and black

Deadline: May 24

The Outreach Coordinator provides key assistance to the Marketing and Outreach Manager and Special Projects Manager to implement strategic community outreach initiatives and activities towards Under the Stars, the Annual film festival, and Home Made Visible (special project). As part of the RPFF commitment to fostering diversity and meaningful inclusion in the Canadian media industry and arts community, this position prioritizes applicants from Regent Park and those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, person with disabilities, women, queer, trans or non-binary person or any combination of these intersections. We encourage you to self-identify in your application.

More information on the Regent Park Film Festival Website

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Job Posting: Volunteer Assistant

Regent Park Film Festival logo in red and black

Deadline: May 17

The Volunteer Assistant will be responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the largest public event in Regent Park, Under the Stars, a free outdoor screening series that happens every Wednesday in July and August. As part of the RPFF commitment to fostering diversity and meaningful inclusion in the Canadian media industry and arts community, this position prioritizes applicants from Regent Park and those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, person with disabilities, woman, queer, trans or non-binary person or any combination of these intersections. We encourage you to self identify in your application.

More information on the Regent Park Film Festival Website

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Job Posting: Program Coordinator

Regent Park Film Festival logo in red and black

Deadline: May 15, 2019

The Program Coordinator will assist the Programmer at the Regent Park Film Festival in coordinating the submissions process and the festival’s selection committee, confirming the schedule, technical details and adjunct programming for the 17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival in November. As part of the RPFF commitment to fostering diversity and meaningful inclusion in the Canadian media industry and arts community, this position prioritizes applicants from Regent Park and those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, person with disabilities, woman, queer, trans or non-binary person or any combination of these intersections. We encourage you to self-identify in your application.

More information on the Regent Park Film Festival Website

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Job Posting: Administrative Assistant

Regent Park Film Festival logo in red and black

Deadline: May 10

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for general administrative duties, fielding requests from RPFF staff, and helping to maintain the office environment as a clean and fun place to work. As part of the RPFF commitment to fostering diversity and meaningful inclusion in the Canadian media industry and arts community, this position prioritizes applicants from Regent Park and those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, person with disabilities, woman, queer, trans or non-binary person or any combination of these intersections. We encourage you to self identify in your application.

More information on the Regent Park Film Festival Website

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2019 Art Encounters

Deadline: April 30

At Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, we have established a rich tradition of launching successful careers and providing a highly accessible venue for artists and the public to meet face-to-face. For the past 58 years, we have aimed to remove barriers to the arts from the perspective of cost, approachability and by welcoming diverse artists and audiences.

The Art Encounters program provides assistance to offset the costs and relieve the pressure of participating in the Fair, to a select group of artists or makers who are deaf and/or disability identified. The Art Encounters program is an initiative that embodies our core value of accessibility. Through this program, we will be providing an in-depth professional development opportunity in the form of mentorship sessions and group workshops that will equip the selected artists with tools for success during the 2019 Fair.

More information and how to apply

If you require an alternative application method, or have questions about the application/eligibility please contact the Artist Relations Coordinator at ania@torontooutdoor.art or 416-408-2754.

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Call For Artists

Deadline: May 19 at midnight

The Long Exposure Festival, an outdoor light festival, takes place tentatively July 13, 2019 in Don Mills Park. We are looking for artists and collaborators to fill the park with all kinds of glowing, blinking, or interactive art!

This festival showcasing interactive art, installation, and performance within a family friendly setting. Submissions must have a lighting element and be able to work in various weather conditions. Apart from that, let your imagination run wild!

There is some funding and honorariums available for collaborators, performers, and artists. You may propose an existing work. We have a limited number of funding opportunities (Up to 400$) for a new piece of art.

Submission form

Some items we are interested in:

  • Wearable technology (We can pair you with a performer)
  • Installation art
  • LED based sculpture
  • Glowing or black light work
  • Long exposure photography
  • Interactive art
  • Neon

Performance artists please contact info@longexposurefestival.com.

Long Exposure Festival is committed to diversifying the representation of artists in public arts installations. While all applicants are welcome, preference will be given to voices not often represented in these fields. We encourage people of colour, Aboriginal and First Nations folks, gender variant people, people with disability, and those with cultural, economic, and social backgrounds different from the traditionally presented Canadian settler perspective. If you have any questions, concerns, or require assistance completing the application please contact q@littledada.ca. You may choose to self identify on the submission form.

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Call for Applications: Outreach Coordinator

Deadline: April 28

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 disability-identified artists, to cultivate disability arts in Canada, and to enhance access to the arts for artists and audiences of all abilities.

Tangled invites applications from Deaf, Mad or disability-identified people for the position of Outreach Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director and Director of Programming and working collaboratively with Tangled staff and partners, the Outreach Coordinator will:

Plan and coordinate community engagement activities
Liaise with community partners from arts & other spheres
Develop and coordinate new educational programs
Conduct external relations for Tangled’s presenting series and special projects
The nature of the position is evolving, adapting to the needs and opportunities of our growing organization. The role of Outreach Coordinator will require occasional evening and weekend commitments. Overtime is compensated with time-off in lieu, during slower periods.

Start Date: May 14, 2019 12-month contract
3 days/week (24 hours) $22/hr (ANN = $27,456)
*Some evening and weekend work will be required

More information and how to apply

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Call for Visual Artists

Deadline: April 30

Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is seeking visual artists who live and reside in BC and identify as living with a disability, for the possible inclusion in Nothing Without Us, a group visual art exhibition. The exhibition is in July 2019 and will take place at the The Cultch in Vancouver.

Kickstart is a Vancouver-based registered charitable non-profit society, founded in 1998, with a mandate to support and promote artists that identify as living with a disability. We do this by presenting professional work by artists to public audiences, raising public awareness of their contribution to the arts, and paying the artists for their work. Our projects present authentic interpretations of the disability experience from the perspective of persons who live with disabilities.

Artists will be notified about the selection results by May 15, 2019. All mediums will be considered. It is FREE to apply!

More information and how to apply (PDF)

Applications must include:

  • Name, address, phone, email, website
  • A resume, or biography
  • A short statement about the show name, Nothing Without Us
  • Up to 8 images of your artwork that would be available for exhibition
  • A list of artworks you have sent us including the title, size, and medium

Completed applications

  • Can be sent by email to: kickstartdirector@gmail.com. Please put “Nothing Without Us at The Cultch” in the subject line.
  • Can be mailed to: Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, PO Box 2749 Station Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X2. Include a self addressed stamped envelope if you want your materials returned.

Other information

  • Exhibiting artists will be paid a CARFAC minimum fee
  • Kickstart will take 20% commission on the sale of any artwork
  • Artworks do not have to be “for sale”

Our Curator
Yuri Arajs is the Artistic Director at Kickstart who brings over 20 years experience being an artist, gallerist, and curator.

Have any questions? Contact us by email at kickstartdirector@gmail.com or by phone at 604-343-9141.

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Writing New Bodies

Are you a young woman? Are you interested in imagining a world where you feel at home in your body? We want your vision to create an interactive digital story app!

We are looking for women (trans, cis or gender non-conforming), around 18-25 years old and from all backgrounds/experiences. The project involves a two-day workshop where participants gain skills in the creation of digital fiction (DF) – an interactive storytelling game, and work with an artist to create a DF that will eventually be widely shared as a healing resource. Participants will receive a $50 honorarium and meals/transportation for the two days will be covered.

To find out more about Writing New Bodies (WNB), please contact Hannah Fowlie at hfowlie@uoguelph.ca

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