Call for Proposals to Artists, Arts Educators and Advocates


Pluralism and Organizational Change Through Inclusive Equity Education in the Arts  2016-2018

 Call for Proposals to Artists, Arts Educators and Advocates
With funding from the Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Propeller Project, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, CPAMO is seeking proposals from artists, arts educators and social justice advocates who wish to provide showcases and make presentations to the 14 organizations participating in CPAMO’s recently launched Pluralism and Organizational Change Through Inclusive Equity Education in the Arts.
  • For Artists:  We will have three showcases for performances between May 2017 and March 2018.  We will select three artists per showcase and can provide artist fees of $1,000 per showcase. Each selected artist/arts group will perform for no less than 20 minutes and no more than 30 minutes and, following the performances, engage in dialogue with those in attendance. All applicants should submit no more than a 2 page proposal with links to performances.
  • For Arts Educators and Advocates:  We will be convening a series of educational sessions for the project participants (See below) between March 2017 and March 2018.  We wish to engage 2-3 speakers for selected sessions and can provide a speakers’ fee for each presenter.  Each presentation should be no less than 15 minutes and no more than 20 minutes.  All applicants should submit no more than a 1 page proposal and all selected applicants will be required to provide a written text of their presentation as well as any power points or other aides used for the presentation.
All submissions will be adjudicated by a team made up of the project participants and CPAMO’ staff.  Criteria for selection will be based on how well the proposal addresses:i.    contemporary issues of pluralism in arts practices and the challenges facing recognition of pluralistic arts practices today;

ii.    strategic and practical advice/suggestions and models project participants can use to support development and implementation of pluralism in the theme areas addressed in the project described below (See ‘What We Plan On Doing) and

iii.    representation by Indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad as well as other historically-marginalized artists and communities.

Please submit your proposals by March 10, 2017 to  

Click here for more information about this project description.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council, Greater Toronto Airport Authority’s Propeller Project and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.


Winter Workshops @ Generator

Winter Workshops @ Generator


Producing a show from your own bank account
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
11am-2pm @ Generator

You got the grant, you booked the Festival, the show is happening, you deposit your cheque…now what? Many independent artists use their personal bank accounts for art projects without really knowing what we are doing or what risks we are exposing ourselves to. Generator’s Financial Administrator and artists’ tax preparer Tova Epp will take you through the things you really need to know and common mistakes:

  • Self-employment vs. personal expenses
  • Keeping track of project expenses and what is tax deductible
  • Claiming individual grants on your income tax
  • HST and government filings

Be in-the-know before starting a new project or filing this year’s taxes! 


Publicity 101
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
6-9pm @ Generator

One of the highest rated sessions in our Artist Producer Training Program, Generator’s Director of Coordination and Communications Katie Leamen will teach you the basic publicity tools at your disposal – how to make them and how to use them. Topics will include:

  • Publicity vs. marketing
  • How to write a media release
  • What’s in a media kit
  • Promo photos, production photos, and why you need both
  • Free online tools to support your publicity campaign
  • Some best practices for publicity on social media (in her own humble opinion)


  • Toronto Star’s Karen Fricker attended both Urgent Exchanges last month and wrote an Article for The Toronto Star regarding the discussions at The White Guy Shuffle: Changing Hiring Practices in Canadian Theatre.  **We’re still compiling responses to Sunday’s Urgent Exchange. We will be posting on our website and social media soon!
  • Congratulations to APTers Mamito Kukwikila for producing Surfacing and Chiamaka G. Ugwu on her Cardinal Direction Showcase this past weekend
  • Resident Company Ahuri Theatre opens What Dream It Was – an interactive theatrical playground inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This immersive installation created and facilitated by artists with mixed abilities runs Feb 16-19 at the Al Green Theatre.
  • See APTers Brian Postalian (Artistic Producer of the event), Christopher Manousos (participant) and Kevin Matthew Wong (participant and winner of the last Crapshoot event) at Crapshoot on Friday Feb 10th at 10pm @ Theatre Passe Muraille.
  • Resident Company Common Boots just finished a week-long workshop intensive with Jumblies Theatre, followed by an intensive play development session with the creative team of The Election, their next collaboratively created work about public life. More about their upcoming spring play development and community projects coming soon!


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