Event, Industry Listing.

Dates: December 9 – December 11, 2020 Via Zoom 

The Gathering Fall 2020 | Exploring Anti-Black Racism in the Arts and Thinking Digitally: Integrative Strategies for IBPOC Arts Practices in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Anti -Black Racism Unit and Nia Centre for the Arts. This Gathering pulls together from across the world and the Canadian arts sector a wide range of artists, organizations asking the same questions about anti-black racism in the arts, digital technology, its intersections with one’s artistic / organizational practices all grounded within the EDIP (Equity, Diversity, Inclusivity towards Pluralism) lens to animate a digital conference experience reflective of the time.

Over 3 days, The Gathering will feature performances, literary readings, online visual arts exhibition and creative investigations from a diverse set of practices rooted in the Canadian Black Diaspora. The Mayor's Roundtable on the Arts focussing on Anti-Black Racism in the Arts along with other sessions will address systemic challenges, sectoral change and frameworks for understanding digital technologies specific to Black / POC arts practices. Complimenting the Mayor’s Roundtable, 2 Keynote Presentations and 5 plenary sessions will focus on the following:

For more information and  to register: 

Register on Eventbrite:

Important: All the keynotes and panel sessions will be recorded and then made available for viewing to the public, with the exception of Small Group Discussion. Performances and virtual visual exhibitions will not be recorded and only showcased once.

Stay tuned as more information about keynote speakers and panellists is coming soon!

Accessibility: all sessions except the Mayor's Roundtable will be via Zoom. We will have live transcribed available for all panels (except the breakrooms section), ASL will be provided for some sessions which will be determined closer to the date. Please let us know if you have any questions or accessibility needs.  

Kevin A. Ormsby,  Program Manager, CPAMO or (416) 899-9448

Industry Listing, Workshop / Classes.

Date: Saturday November 21, 2020

Intermediate/Advanced Workshop
Saturday November 21
10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Free workshop via Zoom

Channel your own Bin Chicken energy and move with us! This Saturday morning Alyssa Martin is leading an online Intermediate/Advanced workshop that will be inspired by her new dance film. 

This is a free workshop and registration is required.

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Industry Listing, Workshop / Classes.

Dates: November 23 to 27, 2020

Toronto Dance Theatre is opening up their online company classes to the greater dance community from November 23 to 27! These are advanced-level classes for professional dancers with different facilitators each day. These classes will occur over Zoom and are a chance to discover new practices and train alongside Toronto Dance Theatre's company dancers.
With the spirit of sharing in mind, these classes are Pay-What-You-Can, no one refused because of lack of funds. Please register in advance. Limited spots are available.

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Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline: December 2, 2020

Applications are now open for our next In Person Music Program offered this winter season: Banff Musicians in Residence, taking place in Banff January 18 - February 5, 2021.

This program provides space and focused time for musicians of all genres to concentrate on artistic development while working on projects that can be either individually or group/ensemble based. You may be working in your established genre(s), or exploring a new one.

In addition to having the freedom to structure your time around the needs of your project, you will receive artistic inspiration and career advice from well-established online faculty that will connect with participants virtually during the program. The visiting artists may come from all musical backgrounds, and participants will have access to a range of artistic influences over the course of this 3 week residency. 

Apply By December 2, 2020

Event, Industry Listing.

Dates: November 27, December 3 & 5, 2020

Hey Toronto, are you interested in digital performance? We are asking artists, audiences, and those who intersect both to participate in a variety of exercises and discussions focusing on digital performance, including:

  • Considering and articulating shifts in space, form, and performance aesthetics in digital space 
  • Articulating modes of interactivity between artist and audience
  • Creating a roster of tools and platforms that currently exist and imagining other potentials that could/should exist

We will be hosting three Zoom community consultations:

  • Friday, November 27 (2pm - 4pm) [ASL interpreted]
  • Thursday, December 3 (7pm - 9pm)
  • Saturday, December 5 (2pm - 4pm)

Register for one of the sessions:

Share your ideas and contribute to a conversation on social media @spiderwebshow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram #TODigital. We will be listening and engaging from November 27 to December 7.

Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline: November 20, 2020

We are accepting submissions from all ENBY artists from across Canada, multi-generational. We strongly encourage BIPOC artists who identify as Non-Binary to apply. 

This is an opportunity for experimentation in installations, one-on-one encounters, performance, movement, puppetry/mask, freakish, out of this world, music (solo & bands) performance art, installation art, roving performers, poetry, media art & film, DJ's, and absolutely anything else! We are not explicitly looking for performers.

Submissions will close on NOVEMBER 20, 2020 at 12PM EST (NOON).

Each participant in the ENBY Ensemble will receive $600 for the participation in the program

If you need any help with your application, please email


Industry Listing, Submission.

Deadline: December 6, 2020

Our transformative theatre outreach program for new immigrant and refugee artists returns with a stirring artistic exploration of belonging, erasure, and reclamation.

Guided by dynamic artistic facilitators Yolanda Bonnell and Shaista Latif, 10 new immigrant and refugee artists will come together for 16 weeks via Zoom. The program will conclude in a performance piece at Summerworks 2021.
 We are accepting submissions from new immigrant and refugee artists currently in Ontario 16-29. If you are over the age of 29 years of age and are interested in applying, please do so and we will still consider your application.

Crossing Gibraltar was originally created as a youth program, but due to the impact of COVID-19 we are expanding our age limits to include individuals outside the original age bracket.  

Submissions will close on December 6, 2020 at 12PM EST (NOON).

Each participant in Crossing Gibraltar will receive $900 for participation in the program.

Learn more and apply below. If you need any help with your application, please email