ArtConnections

The Oakville Arts Council provides services designed to encourage professional development and foster creative collaboration. ArtConnections keeps our members informed and connected to creative opportunities - calls for entry, employment, funding, networking, workshops, volunteers, arts space and more.  

If you have an opportunity for artists and would like to have it published, please email Bernadette Ward at bward@oakville.ca. Your email should contain the name of your organization or the organization providing the opportunity, appropriate dates/location/fees and contact information.

Calls & Auditions

Call out for Social Entrepreneurs - meet-up group in the GTA

Design and Development Initiative, a social enterprise, invites fellow social entrepreneurs who work with crafts and engage with social causes, to come and share their experiences at a meet-up platform in Burlington/Oakville, starting June 2016.

 We are a Burlington based social enterprise which connects international eco-friendly, fair trade crafts to community-well being. We define craft both as an object (which brings pleasure to the buyer!)  as well as a tool and medium which brings joy to the maker and in the process enhances emotional and physical well-being.

 We would love to share and hear your stories and hopefully as a team co-host or organize craft-in-the-community events in the GTA in the near future.

 For more details you can reach us by email at: socialenterprisegta@hotmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Fixt Point

FIXT POINT is seeking two professional media artists, familiar with Oakville, for fulltime
positions with The Tale of a Town, presented in partnership with The Town of Oakville this summer!

FIXT POINT’s The Tale of a Town project is a national oral history project that celebrates the culture and heritage of Canada’s downtowns through the gathering and mapping of our living memories. These collected stories are presented back to the community through interactive performance installations, podcasts, and through our online, digital Storymap.

Position: Storygathering Artist
Artist Fee: Based on Experienced
Dates: June 6th June
19th, 2016 in Oakville

Mandatory 3Day Training: Between Tuesday, May 31st and Friday, June 3 in Toronto

Candidates must be outgoing, creative, reliable, motivated and passionate about storytelling, community engagement and all things local. The position requires a combination of interviewing local community members and artistic audio editing.

Experience with sound and video editing are assets, as well as familiarity with ProTools, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Photoshop. Bilingualism (French/English), and an Ontario driver’s license are a bonus.

We will provide you with specific training around The Tale of a Town themes, our interviewing style, and our audio aesthetic.

To apply please send a short cover letter and a resume by email to:
Katie Swift | Artistic Producer, FIXT POINT | katie@fixtpoint.com

Deadline for submissions: Monday, May 2, 2016

FIXT POINT is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



Vendors Wanted- Handmade & Vintage Market (Kerr Village, Oakville)

Three curated outdoor markets located in the parking lot on Kerr Street at Westside Drive in Oakville.

The markets will be held from 10 am-3 pm on the second Saturday in June, July and August of 2016.

Vendors will sell a mix of vintage items (records, clothing, dishware & collectibles, etc.) or handmade items (cards, jewelry, art, ceramics. leather, etc.)

The goal is to have a mix of high quality, distinctive vendors that will have their products displayed in a way that will highlight their unique goods.

Interested in becoming a vendor and would like to learn more please contact handmadevintagemkt@kerr-village.ca.

Employment Opportunities

The Oakville Symphony has been delighting audiences in Oakville for the past 48 years.  Dedicated to the performance of large symphonic and operatic repertoire, our community orchestra is comprised of both professionals and community musicians.  Concerts also feature talented young artists, as well as established guest artists. 

General Manager

The Oakville Symphony is seeking a General Manager to ensure the continued smooth running of the business operations of the orchestra.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager works with the Board to develop and implement short and long range plans, and acts as the secretary of the Board (organizing the AGM, taking minutes, attendance, etc). The position oversees and supports all operations of the Oakville Symphony including budget, programs, venue, guest artists, equipment, grant applications, database management, bookkeeping and daily administrative tasks.  The General Manager also represents the Oakville Symphony to provincial and community organizations, as well as to the general public and the business sector. This includes working with the administrative staff at the Oakville Centre in coordinating publicity, ticketing, and scheduling.

The ideal candidates should possess the following background and skills:

  • Post secondary education in Office Administration, Business, Music or a related field is an asset
  • Previous experience as an Office Manager or an Administrator is an asset
  • Experience working with a not-for-profit board is an asset
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel and Access
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently

This is a part-time paid position (20 – 25 hours per week) with the ability to work from your home.

Interested candidates should apply in confidence to communications@oakvillesymphony.com by April 15, 2016. 

For more information about the Oakville Symphony, please visit our website at www.oakvillesymphony.com



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