Call for Submissions – Deadline Sep 30, 2018

Call for Submissions 
THE GATHERING 1.0 (Fall 2018)
Intersections between Community Arts & Socially Engaged Arts Practices  

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 Spring 2016. Given the convening’s success, The Gathering 1.0 | Intersections between Community Arts and Socially Engaged Arts Practices will explore frameworks for understanding the potential of community arts and socially engaged arts in supporting the expressions of indigenous /racialized, disabled and other marginalized identified art making.  Held over a day, the convening will feature showcase performances, community-based visual arts and plenary sessions aimed at building organizational and artistic capacity, with the hope of enlivening the many ways in which the arts intersects with and provides public impact, civic engagement and deeper skills development.

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

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 community and socially engaged intersections in artistic practice helps in shaping diverse 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.

Deadline: September 30, 2018

When & where is the event?
November 29, 2018

Location: TBC (Toronto, ON)

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to display/showcase your work to a wide range of artists/ audience, publicity, copy of performance. (No more than 20 minutes in length)
  • Visual Arts RFP’s MUST be from Community-based artists, students and can be on display for up to (1) week
  • Compensation for Performances up to $1000 (based on the number of artists)
  • Compensation for Visual Artists will be based on CARFAC Fee Schedule for Group Exhibits

Required for consideration:

  • A brief explanation of how your proposed work relates to the Gatherings theme: Intersections in art-making focused on community and socially engaged artistic practices
  • Artist / Organization Website URL, Social Media Info
  • Headshot / Company Image 300 dpi
  • Links to previous work(s)
  • Artist / Organization Biography 150 words

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

  1. Artistic Merit and with overall connection to CPAMO’s mandate and objectives
  2. The Focus of the theme “Intersections Between Community Arts / Socially Engaged Arts Practices ”
  3. Feasibility (Cost, number of artists proposed, range / breath / depth of work in the artistic form)

What should I put in the subject line?
“The Gathering1.0:I ntersections Between Community and Socially Engaged Arts Practices ”.  Please make sure to also include a link to your folder with required support material.

Where to send your submission?
An important notice: CPAMO operates in a Cloud-based platform. Documents MUST be submitted via (Google Drive, Box, One Drive, Dropbox etc.)

Successful applicants will be notified Friday, October 12, 2018

We would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Propeller Project, the Applegath Group, CIBC Wood Gundy, Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration for their support.


Call for Applications: Talent to Lead

CHRC is pleased to announce that its Talent to Lead program T2L is now receiving applications. This professional development program is designed for mid-career cultural leaders seeking advancement in their career. T2L offers an opportunity to learn in a peer-group setting while also getting expert support from executive leaders in the field.

To date, 42 talented mid-career leaders from across the country and across the sector participated in T2L and 25% of T2L participants have since moved to executive level positions within cultural organizations.

T2L3 will focus on selecting 20 cultural leaders from Indigenous, racialized and official language minority communities across Canada to participate in the program.

The program is guided by a national steering committee and will consist of a series of learning webinars that focus on leadership and HR management fundamentals and competencies. Alongside the webinar learning series, participants will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with an executive level mentor and gain insight into how to put their learning into practice to advance their career.

As well as the mentorships and webinar training, this year there will be regional gatherings across the country to bring together participants from previous cohorts for a one-day learning exchange. The learning exchange will include training on harassment and an opportunity to discuss key issues impacting the sector today and form the basis for a white paper from the perspective of current cultural leaders across Canada.

Deadline for applications is September 30, 2018.

To apply go to:

Lua Shayenne Dance Company has two paid internships available

Arts Administration Internship and Mentorship
Lua Shayenne Dance Company
Start Date: October 2018 (1 year)
Salary: Two interns to be hired at $10,000 each

Do you have a passion for the arts, African dance and an entrepreneurial spirit? Lua
Shayenne Dance Company (LSDC) is seeking two self-directed, enthusiastic and
highly motivated individuals looking to increase their skills and knowledge in arts
management to join us!

This internship/mentorship is designed for two emerging arts administrators of
African descent to fill the gap of visible minorities working in administrative roles in
dance in Canada.

Organization Description
Lua Shayenne Dance Company (LSDC) is a charitable not-for-profit dance company
whose work delves into the physical investigation of neo-traditional and
contemporary African dance forms and mirrors its African-Canadian social and
cultural context.

Internship/Mentorship Description
The Interns will report directly to the Artistic Director working closely to complete all
aspects of the position. The successful candidates will be self-starters and work with
the Artistic Director to produce all materials on behalf of LSDC, maintaining company
records and files. The Interns will provide support to the Artistic Director for all
company activities. The candidates will work out of Dance Umbrella of Ontario’s
(DUO) offices and off-site. The successful candidates will receive training and
mentorship from the staff at Dance Umbrella of Ontario and the Artistic Director.
The Interns will work with the Artistic Director to deliver all company programs,
performances, outreach and educations activities.

The successful candidates will execute the following:

– Coordinate performers’ rehearsal and manage shows’ schedule and the
contracting process for all artists and vendors
– Write or contribute to publications which accompany LSDC’s artistic events
and community projects
– Research and book performance opportunities including; private/local events,
festivals, presenters and touring in Canada and abroad options
– Assist with fundraising efforts
– Assist with writing and submitting grant and foundation applications and final
– Assist with the operating budget; tracking expenses and revenues
– Providing general administration support to the AD

Experience in project and events management, including, budgets, government
funding and reporting
– Excellent computer and typing skills and knowledge of software programs
including; Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).
– Post-secondary education (college or university).
– Experience in arts administration
– Competency in French is an asset

Personal traits/requirements:
LSDC is looking for individuals with strong interpersonal, organizational and
communication skills, the ability to take initiative, be proactive, work independently
and with a team, and meet all deadlines.

How to Apply:
Please submit your resume and a cover letter with references to
Please ensure the email subject line reads – Arts Administration Internship and
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Those selected will be
contacted within one week of the submission deadline. No phone calls, please.

Deadline to submit an application is 5pm on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.