Category
Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline: February 21, 2020

Encouraging Indigenous voices and issues in the media

Applications are welcome for the CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships, offering two Indigenous journalists the opportunity to explore issues of interest while being hosted for one month at the CBC News Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg. Journalists with one to 10 years of experience are eligible to apply.

A $3,000 stipend will be provided, and CJF will cover travel, accommodation and reasonable expenses. 

View the details of the fellowships before submitting your application.

 DEADLINE
FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Category
Industry Listing, Job Posting.

Deadline: January 31, 2020

fu-GEN Theatre Company is offering a five-month Administrative Intern position beginning in February 2020. This opportunity is ideal for a recent graduate with a passion for theatre who wants to build a diverse skill set in arts administration through mentorship with Canada's foremost Asian Canadian theatre company. This position offers a valuable training opportunity in a not-for-profit model.

The successful candidate will report directly to the Administrator and the Artistic Director and assist with many aspects of implementing the company's activities including development workshops, special events, and fundraisers.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

•    Organizing and maintaining company archives
•    Networking and liaising with various community partners
•    Assistance with marketing and fundraising initiatives
•    Attending fu-GEN events and acting as an ambassador for the company
•    Support staff for fu-GEN events
•    Managing volunteers for various events
•    General office duties as assigned

The successful candidate possesses excellent written and oral communication skills; initiative; strong organizational skills; computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel); and is resourceful. A background in the arts is an asset.

This is a full-time position (from February to June 2020 – with the possibility for extension), at $15/hour, approximately 30-35 hours per week on average. Hours per week may adjust according to the level of activity.

Please submit a cover letter and resume by January 31, 2020 to submissions@fu-gen.org

Selected candidates will be interviewed beginning in February.

Category
Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline to submit: January 31, 2020

fu-GEN Theatre Company, Canada’s premiere Asian Canadian Theatre Company, invites proposals for GENesis 2020, our second conference and festival on Asian Canadian theatre. Founded in 2002, fu-GEN is devoted to providing a home for the Asian Canadian theatre artist, nurturing their voices, and producing works of the highest artistic caliber that explore the Asian Canadian experience. In 2010, we hosted the first ever conference on Asian Canadian theatre, bringing together the two vital practices of performance and research.

In May 2020, we will be hosting GENesis 2020, a conference and festival with the theme: THE NEXT WAVE, a reflection of the last decade of Asian Canadian performance and research, a critical look at our present moment and a glimpse of what lies ahead. This conference and festival will feature artistic presentations and performances in the evenings, and paper presentations, panels, and round tables in the daylight hours.

GENesis 2020 welcomes proposals from theatre and performance scholars, critics, and creators, for inclusion in our 2020 Conference. We are looking for engagements with the broad spectrum of Asian-ness (including but not limited to Pan-Asia Pacific, South Asia, Western Asia and the Middle East, and Pacific Islanders), and our relationship to the theatre and the theatrical. We welcome proposals that explore the wide range of contemporary practice/performance, intersectional identities, and historical impact. More specifically, we are interested in how Asian performance artists are engaging with an ever-evolving landscape of social change in Canada. We invite papers that speak to the intersections of Asian performance and colonialism/imperialism, climate change, and/or shifting political landscapes. We hope to shape a complex tool-set for practitioners and researchers that extend the discussions begun at our 2010 conference, and to continue forging forward for another ten years.

We invite a range of proposals, including:

  • Academic papers
  • Panel conversations (please include a list of panelists and their affiliations)
  • Workshops (60 – 90 minutes in duration)
  • Innovative presentations

Those wishing to participate in GENesis 2020 should submit their abstract (maximum 250 words) to http://link.fu-gen.org/3d1 (requirements listed on submission page)

Please submit by January 31, 2020. Accepted proposals will be notified by February 21, 2020. For more information or questions, email submissions@fu-gen.org with the subject heading “GENesis 2020”

Please indicate if you will be requesting travel/accommodation support in the online form above. We will be able to, on a competitive basis, cover travel expenses and accommodation for select participants, based on need. Graduate and undergraduate students with no department funding will be prioritized.

Category
Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline: February 21, 2020

NOMINATE YOUR CHOICE FOR THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD   

Nominations are welcome for the CJF Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. The individual, who may have worked in any media and in any journalism category, will have demonstrated a commitment to the highest journalistic standards throughout a career that has served as an inspiration to others. 


Please take a look at the award details before submitting your nomination.
 

 DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS
FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Category
Announcement, Industry Listing.

HANNAH RITTNER WINS THE 2019 CANADIAN JEWISH PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre with The Harold Green Jewish Theatre, The Segal Centre, The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and The Calgary JCC are proud to announce the winner of the 2019 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition: Elijah by Toronto playwright Hannah Rittner.

Honorable mention goes to 2nd place winner Havdalah/A Separation by Robyn Israel from London, Ontario and 3rd place winner Holocaust Lumber: A New Immigrant Story by Allan Rosenfeld from North York, Ontario.

The MNjcc will present a “Between Stages” public staged reading of Elijah on Monday June 8 at 7:00 pm as part of the prize. Hannah will also receive $1000 generously donated by the Asper Foundation.

In Elijah, Leora travels from Toronto to Halifax to celebrate the days of awe (the week between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) with her expecting queer-sister Shira and her non-binary Israeli partner Ariel. A play about the transformative power of forgiveness and how it impacts our ability to move beyond the trauma of the past. 

Hannah Rittner’s plays have been developed by Nightwood Theatre (Write from the Hip Unit 2016-17), Theatre Passe Muraille (2016 Pitch Andy Winner), NYU’s Musical Theatre Department (Love & Exile), The Stratford Festival’s 2016 Playwrights Retreat (The Life and Death of Ana Petrovna), and the University of Calgary (The Life and Death of Ana Petrovna). Productions include: Estate (Neptune Theatre & LunaSea Theatre), Three Women Mourn the Apocalypse (Old Norman Productions), and The Unbelievers (2016 SummerWorks Performance Festival). She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing with Distinction from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is the 2019-2020 playwright-in-residence of Driftwood Theatre.

Since 1995, the MNjcc has produced over 40 theatrical readings in an informal workshop environment. “Between Stages” has provided an opportunity for Canadian playwrights such as Dave Carley (A View from the Roof, the first Between Stages reading in 1995) and Alice Abracen (The Covenant, 2017 winnerto hear their work read by professional actors and receive feedback from a live audience.

For more information about Between Stages or The Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition, contact Esther Arbeid, Director of Cultural Engagement

Miles Nadal JCC, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto ON, M5S 2J2

416-924-6211 x606, esthera@mnjcc.org

Category
Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline: February 20, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST

Make your dance aspirations come alive! We might be promoting your work next as part of the 2021 Festival program line-up. 

dance: made in canada/fait au canada (d:mic/fac) Festival, a biennial contemporary dance repertory festival, will be running from August 11 to 15, 2021 in Toronto. d:mic/fac presents both new and existing works by established, mid-career and emerging choreographers working in Canada. We are now accepting applications for two platforms:

  • Mainstage, curated by three artists from Canada’s dance community, including Artistic Director Yvonne Ng, and
  • What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) a lottery-based platform of short works.

Choreographers may apply for either a Mainstage presentation, a WYSIWYG presentation, or both.
 Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M., Thursday, February 20th, 2020, Pacific Time to be considered for the August 2021 festival.

For more information & to apply, click here