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November 28, 2021

Call for Participants: Gathering Knowledge, Sharing Voices: Touring in the New Normal

Based on our past work with Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, Lee Bolton, and La danse sur les routes du Québec, Ontario Presents is developing a new, free program to support IBPOC dance and theatre artists who are seeking to tour their work within Ontario and across Canada. A group of artists will be invited to participate in a peer learning community led by two mentors, Aria Evans and Nova Bhattacharya, in order to develop skills around touring and presentation, culminating in an opportunity to meet directly with Ontario-based regional presenters/programmers.

One of the goals underlying this program is to develop touring capacity for dance and theatre artists in Ontario beyond the GTA. The previous program focused only on dance, but we felt this was a good opportunity to share knowledge between practitioners of different forms and are more than doubling the number of participants so that we can open up the program to practitioners of both dance and theatre practices. Our focus will be to bring together a diverse group that is representative of a gender spectrum, geography across Ontario, and that is made up of folks practising a wide variety of forms of theatre and dance.

The deadline to apply is November 28th, 2021.


The program is free for participants and we will cover costs related to accessibility needs.

If you require any supports in order to participate in the program, please let us know. We will work with you to ensure we have appropriate supports in place. The majority of meetings will take place via zoom, with approximately 15 people in a meeting.

If you have questions or need assistance with your application, we’re happy to help with the process. You can also request an alternate form of application, such as oral. Please contact Ceilidh (ceilidh@ontariopresents.ca or 416-703-6709 x4).