We are excited to launch the workshop series of our Professional Development and Mentorship Pilot Project (PDM Project) – a collaboration between The AFC, AFBS, and Dancer Transition Resource Centre. All workshops are free to attend – register without delay! More workshops to be announced soon.
Plus, a couple of days still left to apply for the Group Mentorship Course for those who work in live performance production and theatre technology – a PDM Project and CITT/ICTS Mentoring Network partnership. Full details below!
Group Mentorship Course with CITT/ICTS
This pilot program is designed for Canadian professionals working in the live performance production and technology fields of any age looking to make a shift in their careers.
Through this one-month mentorship experience, program participants will have access to three seasoned industry professionals. Learn more about our mentors here. This group mentor/mentee experience will be a combination of collective learning and guidance with opportunities for individual attention. The program will run from September 20 to October 11, 2021, with 4 online sessions, once a week.
Participation is free and is by application only. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 10 at 5 pm (ET.) Click here for full details and to apply.
PDM Project Workshop Series
Tuesday, September 21, 7-8 pm (ET)
But what about…? Getting Back to Work in the Middle of the Pandemic with Professor Gene Moyle (Queensland University of Technology) and Matt Eldridge (Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre)
Many of us feel anxious about returning to the stage, studio or set for work. We have been dealing with false starts and uncertainty, and some of us have not worked in 18 months and feel rusty and out of practice. In this workshop, we will talk about self-care tools and strategies to manage your mental health as you work, rehearse or perform in the COVID-19 environment. Through an active discussion, this workshop will cover ways to adapt and prepare yourself mentally for the “new normal.” Sign up to attend here.
Wednesday, October 13, 7-8 pm (ET)
Our Creative Space, Our Safety: Promoting Well-being in the COVID-19 Workplace with Professor Gene Moyle (Queensland University of Technology), Matt Eldridge (Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre), and Don Parman (Actsafe)
In this workshop, we will discuss the essential tools and strategies to ensure our studios, stages, and sets are safe in the COVID-19 environment. How do we adopt a new mindset for working and creating in this new environment? How do we mentally adapt to new procedures and protocols? How do we take agency and advocate for a safe workplace? Through an active discussion, the workshop will address these questions and more. Sign up to attend here.