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 Pamela Keywan at email@example.com. Your email should contain the name of your organization or the organization providing the opportunity, appropriate dates/location/fees and contact information.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
FIXT POINT is seeking two professional media artists, familiar with Oakville, for fulltime
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
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:
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 email@example.com.
The City of Ottawa is seeking artists to paint murals on two underpass walls located at the Laurier Avenue underpasses at Colonel By Drive and the Queen Elizabeth Parkway.
The City chose to enhance these underpasses as they are key gateways to downtown Ottawa and their proximity to the Rideau Canal. This year, artists who submit mural designs are required to incorporate a celebration of the canal’s historical and cultural significance.
Interested artists can visit ottawa.ca for more information on the application process and selection criteria. Each wall will feature a community-inspired mural developed by the selected artists based on public consultations. The designs will be chosen by an independent panel of local artists and community members.
Selected artists will be announced in early August and they will be expected to complete the artwork by the end of September 2016.
Outdoor murals can bring vitality and civic pride to community cores. They have also proven to be successful in managing graffiti.
For more information, call 3-1-1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due May 24 - Call for Submissions - Living Arts Centre Resident Artist Program Arts Fellowship, 2016 – 2017
The Living Arts Centre invites new graduates of arts institutions to submit applications for the 2016 - 2017 Arts Fellowship Program in the Flameworking, Glass, Painting & Drawing, Textiles/Jewellery, and Wood Studios.
This program offers graduates an opportunity to work within a professional studio environment after completing their studio education. This program provides a venue to assist new artists with the production of their first body of work in a specialized studio. Based on studio availability, fellowships will be awarded to recent graduates in the above noted studios
Eligibility and Application
To be eligible for the competition, applicants must be new graduates (within two years of graduation) of a post-secondary school degree in studio arts, or of an educational equivalent. More information can be found here.
Musikay has paying opportunities for advanced singers—auditions
Singers in all voice parts are invited to audition to become part of this exciting ensemble. Interested singers should have at least three years of choral experience, strong musicianship, be able to work a cappella, care for detail and fine work, and have solid self-preparation skills and discipline. Hallmarks of Musikay include crisp intonation, blended sound, and superb phrasing. Musikay focuses mainly on renaissance and baroque music, but also performs Canadian repertoire.
Rehearsals take place two weekends prior to each program. Remuneration is based on a profit sharing system.
If you’re ready for the singing experience of a lifetime, visit www.musikay.ca or call 905.825.9740 for information and to schedule an audition to be held on June 4 and June 11 2016.
Auditions for advanced singers
Visit www.musikay.ca, email email@example.com, or call 905.825.9740 for information and to schedule an audition.Villanella is the choir to join in Hamilton
Villanella invites singers interested in performing sacred and secular SAB music from the 15th and 16th century choral repertoire to audition and join its ranks. Auditions will be held on June 4 and 11 by appointment.
Villanella, founded by Stéphane Potvin, is a community based group that offers its members the opportunity to reach new levels in performance quality. If collegial learning, high standards of musicality, learning exceptionally beautiful music with other like-minded people, and good spirited humour interest you, then Villanella is the choir for you.
Singers interested in joining Villanella should have least three years of choral experience, a desire to improve their singing and musical skills, be able to work a cappella, care for work well done, and have solid self-preparation discipline. Practices take place at Grace Lutheran Church, in west Hamilton. Join Villanella and discover a whole new world of musical bliss.
Auditions for singers for Villanella
Visit www.villanella.ca for information and to schedule an audition.
The Saidye Bronfman Award became a Governor General’s Award, reserved for fine craft artists as of March 2007. The name “Saidye Bronfman Award” is retained under the overall banner of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.
Up to eight awards are given annually:
More information here.
The Awards are intended to recognize emerging and established Indigenous artists working in traditional or contemporary practices. The awards will be given in six artistic categories including dance, music, theatre, literature, film/video (media arts), and visual arts/fine craft.
To be eligible to apply, you must
More information here.
At Theatre Ontario’s Summer Theatre Intensive you can live your passion for theatre in an immersive adventure where you can enrich your skills, flex your creative muscles, and meet friends old and new.
Theatre Ontario is offering six exciting courses at this year’s Summer Theatre Intensive, running August 7 to 13 in Peterborough at Trent University. Live your passion for theatre and treat yourself to a unique learning adventure!
More information here.
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