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June 30, 2022

Rising Tides Mentorship Initiative

Hosted by Native Earth Performing Arts, Nightwood Theatre

Announcing Rising Tides

Urban Ink is proud to be a partnering organization of the new initiative RISING TIDES. RISING TIDES is a multi-faceted skill development platform designed for IBPOC arts administrators and managers to build connections, awareness, and learning exchanges within the IBPOC arts administration community. Led by PACT (Professional Association of Canadian Theatres), Native Earth Performing Arts, Obsidian Theatre, Urban Ink, Green Thumb Theatre, Pacific Theatre, and Nightwood Theatre, the RISING TIDES program intends to fill a gap in the national performing arts sector towards development and training for emerging/developing IBPOC administrators and managers, specific to the needs of this community.

RISING TIDES will pair emerging administrators with an established arts administrator for this paid virtual learning exchange taking place from September 2022 – September 2023. Working in tandem with Open Door, RISING TIDES will be facilitated and self-directed by the participants, feature guest panel discussions, as well as optional volunteer cohort meetings through the Open Door Initiative. 

The application consists of a few short questions to collect applicant information, one section that will allow you to submit your Resume or CV (Word or pdf. preferred), and ten questions of varying lengths that are based on your experience with arts administration or management. 

The Rising Tides initiative is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

CALLING: IBPOC Performing Arts Administrators & Managers DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 30th, 2022 at 11:59pm/EST. COMMITMENT: 2-3 monthly virtual sessions from September 2022 – September 2023 COMPENSATION: $120/month for 2-3 hours per month, for a total compensation of $2,040 CAD


For questions, or if you require any accessibility accommodations in order to submit your application, please contact Paul Smith (Program Assistant at PACT) at pauls@pact.ca or at 416.595.6455 x1519 for alternative ways to apply (i.e., Written answers in a separate Word or Powerpoint file, GoogleDoc, pdf., video, case-by-case extension, etc.)


Native Earth Performing Arts

250-585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7, Canada

Phone number: (416) 531-1402

Native Earth Performing Arts is Canada’s oldest professional Indigenous theatre company. We are dedicated to creating, developing and producing professional artistic expressions of the Indigenous experience in Canada.

Nightwood Theatre

15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 306, Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4, Canada

Email: info@nightwoodtheatre.net

Nightwood Theatre is Canada's National Women's Theatre Company