Support our next Gathering!

As part of CPAMO’s ongoing commitment to discuss and showcase works of art by Indigneous, racialized and historically marginalized artists, we’re raising funds!!!

CPAMO has invited such artists in theatre (Modern Times, Aluna, Cahoots, Native Earth Performing Arts), in music (Small World Music and Polyphonic Ground), in dance (Sampradaya Dance Creations, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Collective of Black Artists, dance Immersion)  and many individual Indigenous and racialized artists, to participate in the Pluralism and Aesthetics Gathering. These artists engage Indigenous, racialized, queer and intersectional communities as well as those interested in arts practices coming from these communities.

We call it ‘the gathering’ as we believe this allows those attending to bring themselves to our events and explore issues related to the arts practices of Indigenous, racialized and other marginalized artists in a non-hierarchical space.  A simple title that exemplifies our values of pluralism in which every participant is important and has a contribution to make that should, and will, be heard.

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What we need and what you get

The Pluralism and Aesthetics Gathering is a series of artists’ talks and performance showcases highlighting Indigenous, racialized and other marginalized groups’ arts practices.  These are open forums aimed at educating artists, arts administrators, curators/programmers, agents and the public about the vibrant arts practices emerging from those communities engaged as panelists and/or performers. This gathering – Pluralism and Aesthetics – will help to define and raise the importance of arts practices based on values and traditions made contemporary and shaping the arts scene of today and tomorrow.

This is a unique opportunity for you to contribute to an event that showcases a broad range of artistic practices. The funds we receive will be to support payments to artists and speakers who are part of CPAMO’s gathering on Pluralism and Aesthetics.

Please support our next gathering by making a contribution to our fundraiser!



Requests for Participation – Extended Deadline March 28

Pluralism in Arts Practice: Contemporary Intersections

Requests for Participation – Extended Deadline March 28, 2018

THE GATHERING has been a very powerful, positive and supportive process geared towards sharing strategies in the engagement of indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically-marginalized artists and communities since it was initiated by CPAMO in the spring of 2016. Given the convening’s success, The GATHERING | Pluralism in Arts Practices: Contemporary Intersections will explore frameworks for understanding contemporary expressions of indigenous, racialized, disabled and other marginalized identified art making and it’s intersections.  Held over two days, featuring showcase performances, visual arts, and plenary sessions aimed at building organizational and artistic capacity, with the hope of enlivening community conversation in the arts.

What is the overall concept? 
The Gathering offers an interactive space where arts organizations, artists and attendees dedicated to advancing pluralism in the arts can share dialogue on common purposes and strategies.

Why are we doing it? 
We believe systemic change is more effectively achieved through collective, creative action, and seek to learn from everyone to understand how contemporary intersections in artistic practice shape divers Canadian cultural expressions.

What we hope to achieve? 
We hope that everyone arrives at a better understanding of the many ways in which we support, create from and with an understanding of multiple sources as indigenous / ethno-racially identified artists leading to a heightened awareness of arts practices working in a pluralist lens.

When and Where?
May 30-31, 2018
Toronto, ON (venue TBA)

March 28, 2018

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to display/showcase your work to a wide range of artists/ audience
  • Publicity and a copy of the performance (no more than 20 minutes in length)
  • Visual Arts pieces will be on display for a maximum of 1 week
  • Compensation for performances up to $1,000 (based on number of artists)
  • Compensation for visual artists will be based on CARFAC/RAAV Fee Schedule

Application Requirements:

  • A brief explanation of how it relates to contemporary intersections in art-making
  • Artist/organization biography (150 words)
  • Links to previous work(s)
  • Headshot/company logo (300 dpi)
  • Website URL and social media information

How to Apply:

  • By email to
  • Your email should include “The Gathering: Pluralism in Arts Practice RFP” in the subject line and have a link to your folder with the required application items.
  • Documents MUST be submitted over email via online platform e.g. Google Drive, Box, One Drive, Dropbox or similar service.
  • CPAMO operates in a cloud based platform – all submission must be by email using an online platform.
  • Extended Deadline: March 28, 2018

Selection process: 
Administered by the Board of CPAMO, the Program Manager under guidance of the Executive Director, and CPAMO Pluralism in Organizational Change (CPAMOPOC) members, the selection committee will consider the following:

  • Artistic Merit and with overall connection to CPAMO’s mandate and objectives
  • The Focus of the theme of the convening  “Contemporary Intersections in the Arts”
  • Feasibility (cost, number of artists proposed, range / breath / depth of work in the artistic form)

Successful applicants will be informed in April 2018.

Paprika Festival is looking for a general manager!

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 23, 2018
Start Date: July 01, 2018 (Training with outgoing GM will take place April-June 2018 and will include attendance at Paprika Festival shows May 14-20)
Compensation:  $8000
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto
Term: Part-time


For the past 17 years, Paprika Festival has been the home of the emerging artist. We are a year-round, youth-led performing arts organization celebrating the work of young and emerging artists. Paprika programs include a strong focus on mentorship and training, and we are guided by the four core values of accessibility, artistic development, community and youth leadership. Our educational programs include: Creators’ Unit, Playwrights-in-Residence, Writers’ Circle, Directors’ Lab, Paprika Productions, Indigenous Arts Program, and the Festival Administrators. These programs run between October and May, culminating in the annual Festival.


Part time position (contract) July 1 to June 30 annually, with training hours beginning in April 2018

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the position of General Manager offers an incredible opportunity for a young arts manager or producer to lead a professional performing arts organization, promoting and producing the work of young and emerging artists (primarily age 21 and under). The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, the ability to work well on a team, as well as some knowledge of basic accounting. Previous fundraising experience is highly preferred.



  • Perform and manage all of the organization’s treasury functions which include but are not limited to:

    • – Receiving, accounting and depositing all funds received by Paprika;

    • – Disbursing funds to Paprika vendors including Artist Mentors, Training Day Artists, and additional sub-contracted service providers;

    • – Maintaining accounting records to support transactions completed.

  • Create operating budget with the assistance of the Artistic Producer and the Board Treasurer

  • Liaise with outsourced bookkeeper and independent auditor throughout the year

  • Compile information requests for and collaborate with Artistic Producer in writing of grant applications and final reports


  • Work closely with the Artistic Producer in managing all partnerships with other arts and community organizations

  • Lead all Executive meetings and create agenda with the Artistic Producer for those meetings

  • Attend all Training Days

  • Keep copies of all financial, fundraising, participant and Festival correspondence and file it in an organizational manner

  • Create an annual report on achieved strategic plan goals

  • Work with the Artistic Producer to manage staff and ensure that all members of the staff team are staying on track with their individual goals

  • Manage interns and Festival Administrator program and supervise the work and needs of those individuals

  • Liaise with participants throughout the duration of the season

  • Create, distribute and collect Letters of Agreement and Emergency Contact Forms from all participants in coordination with the Festival Administrators


  • Prepare all written material related to solicitation packages, acquisition and acknowledgement letters

  • Identify and solicit Corporate and Foundation prospects for programming support

  • Maintain stewardship of Individual donors, further develop opportunities for engagement

  • Maintain accurate donation records

  • Generate tax receipts according to CRA guidelines in a timely manner

  • Secure Festival playbill advertisements

  • Organize Festival receptions

  • Contact local establishments to develop in-kind partnerships

  • Responsible for the management of all fundraising events

  • Supervise the marketing and promotion of the Festival, including reviewing copy in e-blasts and the festival program, and working with the Communications Manager on a digital and print marketing strategy

  • Supervise marketing and development staff members


  • Attend all Board meetings and provide financial and administrative reports

  • Prepare all Board Materials in advance of meetings

  • Update the Board Reference binder materials on a yearly basis

  • Act as a primary liaison between the Board of Directors and the Paprika staff



  • Post-secondary education in arts administration, non-profit management, fundraising, producing, business or equivalent, preferably with additional knowledge or experience in theatre or the performing arts

  • Flexible schedule is ideal – this role is perfect for an independent producer, or in addition to other part-time work

  • Knowledge of non-profit sector, granting bodies, and fundraising techniques are important assets

  • Familiarity with the Toronto theatre industry and local/community establishments

  • Attention to detail, willingness to learn, self-starter, ability to work well in both group and individual settings

  • Highly organized, and willing to go above and beyond their expected duties

  • Customer service and event experience are assets

  • Access to reliable transportation (ideally, regular access to a vehicle)

  • Passion for theatre, education and the nurturing of emerging artist talent

    This position is approximately 20 hours a week, with reduced hours in the summer months. Due to Paprika’s youth-led nature, the ideal candidate will be under 30.


In order to apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to by March 23rd at 5pm. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Paprika thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.

Please note: Interviews to take place in early April.


Name: Daniel Pink