Friday, April 25, 2008

High School Artists: Auditions for Talent Show

The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston is organizing its 3rd Annual Talent Showcase and Gala Event, a competition for local high school students in music, visual art and photography.

The competition a
uditions will be held this Saturday, April 26th between 9am and noon at Duncan MacArthur Auditorium. The Public are welcome to attend and admission is by donation only.

The Gala Dinner and Show will be held on Friday, May 2nd at Kingston Gospel Temple, with over $6,000 in prize money being awarded to the top three finalists in each category. Tickets for the Gala are $50 each and $10 for the Show only, see our web site: www.ckrotary.org for details and where to pick up tickets.

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MICHAEL ONDAATJE JOINS ARTISTS FOR BOB BENEFIT CONCERT

Michael Ondaatje, one of the world's foremost writers, joins the list of artists including Bruce Cockburn, Susan Aglukark, David Francey, Jenny Whiteley, Steven Heighton, Joey Wright, Terry Tufts, Unity and the Algonquin Drummers who will perform at the Artists for Bob Lovelace benefit concert on 7 p.m., Saturday, June 14th at Sydenham St. United Church. Bob Lovelace is the father, retired chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation and Queen's University professor, who has been imprisoned for his peaceful opposition to uranium mining in North Frontenac. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go to Bob Lovelace through a trust fund established for him by OPIRG Kingston.

Michael Ondaatje, awarded the Order of Canada and the Booker Prize (the highest honour in the English-language) has written four collections of poetry and his novels include Divisadero (just released in paperback by Vintage Canada,) Anil's Ghost, The English Patient, In the Skin of a Lion and Coming Through Slaughter. Bruce Cockburn, an officer of the Order of Canada, has earned 20 gold and platinum records in Canada, 11 Juno Awards and is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Inuit singer-songwriter, Susan Aglukark, also awarded the Order of Canada is a multiple Juno Award winner as are singer-songwriters David Francey and Jenny Whiteley.

Unreserved seating is $30. Limited Free Bob Lovelace Supporter tickets are $100. And include preferred seating, Artists For The Algonquin compilation CD and a pass to the artist after-show party. Tickets are available at Brian's Record Option, Novel Idea, Tara Natural Foods and The Grand Theatre Box Office at City Hall, phone: 613- 530-2050. For online ordering contact: www.grandtheatre-kingston.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
• ARTISTS FOR BOB LOVELACE CONCERT: Paul Gervan [email protected] 613-387-3579
• ARDOCH ALGONQUIN FIRST NATION: Candy Bilow [email protected]

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City of Kingston Official Plan Meetings


Come out and give your voice to the importance of arts and culture!

The Planning Committee will host to more Open Houses for the public regarding the Draft Official Plan, April 2008, for the City of Kingston.


May 5th, 6-8pm
Meeting Room A
Isabel Turner Library
935 Gardiners Rd.


May 7th, 6-8pm
Station #3
211 Gore Rd. (Fire Hall)

The draft official plan, April 2008, will be available in hard copy and on the city website prior to the meetings.

Comments may be made by mail or by email to [email protected] or on the dedicated phone line at 613-546-4291, ext 3193.

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CBC Radio 3 Needs Your Help

Got a second? We at CBC Radio 3 could use your support.

We've been nominated for a Webby Award in the category of Best Radio Website, and we’re up against some very heavy hitters including BBC World Service, Virgin Radio International, Seattle's KEXP, and Accutunes.

While the main competition is judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, there is also a People's Voice Award, so this is where you come in. If you are so inclined, please help us out, and GO VOTE!

You’ll have to register, but this only takes a second, and then you can look for us under Website / Media / Radio.

Follow this link to the voting page:

http://pv.webbyawards.com/

Thanks for your support!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Winners International Songwriting Competition announced

The winners of the 2007 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) are announced.

ISC received over 15,000 entries from 100 countries throughout the world. Please go to http://www.songwritingcompetition.com
to view the complete list of winners.


Call for instructors

Instructors wanted for a summer arts program in the Napanee area

We are in our 11th year running a summer arts program in the Napanee area. We offer a broad spectrum of classes for children aged 8 and up. We are looking for people who might be interested in offering a program. We offer a broad spectrum of courses in the arts including, visual arts, clay sculpture, jewellery making, photography. drama, musical theatre, dance. We are always interested in a new option to offer the students. We pay $20.00 per hour and our classes run 3 hours a day for a one week period. The name of our program is "Just For The Love Of It" and is run by SlackWood Productions of which I am the Director. The program will run from June 30 - to August 1. If you require any further information please feel free to email me at [email protected] or call at 613-540-2425.

Thousand Islands Playhouse 'Anne & Gilbert' hits the road in the summer of '08!

The runaway hit of the Thousand Islands Playhouse 2007 season will tour Ontario this
summer, beginning with a 3-week run at Kingston’s newly renovated
Grand Theatre from August 14 to 30, 2008.

Gananoque, Ontario.
The Thousand Islands Playhouse is thrilled to announce that Anne & Gilbert will be touring the province this summer and fall. This exuberant toe-tapping Island musical from PEI was enjoyed by over 16,000 people during the Playhouse’s 2007 season, breaking all previous attendance records, and had critics and audiences singing its praises from Kingston and Ottawa to New York City. Starting with a stop at Kingston’s newly renovated Grand Theatre, the Playhouse production of Anne & Gilbert will be bringing the laughter and fun of this beautiful new show to hundreds of lucky theatre goers across Ontario.

Anne & Gilbert, co-written by Nancy White (of CBC fame), Jeff Hochhauser, and Bob Johnston, is a lively and engaging musical sequel based on the second and third books in L.M. Montgomery’s beloved series. Anne & Gilbert adds a contemporary sensibility to the now-grown Anne of Green Gables, who is still full of fiery idealistic imagination and still at temperamental odds with her more conventional companions.
Anne & Gilbert picks up where the original novel left off, and the focus is on the relationship between our heroine Anne Shirley, and Gilbert Blythe, the young man who everyone but Anne can see is destined to be the love of her life - a relationship that has been brewing ever since an 11-year-old Anne broke her slate over Gilbert's head when he called her Carrots.
Anne & Gilbert “keeps the essential tone of L.M. Montgomery’s work, without seeming like a fusty museum piece. The music has real melodic grace and invention, often veering off into unexpected harmonies and rhythms that lift it above traditional musical theatre fare. The lyrics are well crafted, serious when called for but often wryly amusing. ” (Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star) The result? A lively and authentic island-style musical, full of laughter and romance and a brand new take on a heroine Canadians have loved for years!
The Playhouse is thrilled to announce that some of the very popular cast members of the original production will appear on this tour. Ashleigh Ireland and Adrian Marchuck will once again take up the roles at the heart of the story, the feisty Anne Shirley and dashing Gilbert Blythe. Valerie Hawkins recreates the her “solid and beautifully sung performance as Marilla Cuthbert.”(Variety Magazine)
Anne & Gilbert is directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Greg Wanless, who has directed many Playhouse musical hits; My Fair Lady, Fiddler on the Roof and both productions of Anne of Green Gables to name a few. We are pleased to welcome back Sandy Thorburn as musical director and the “inspired choreography” (Variety) of Kiri-Lyn Muir. The charm of Avonlea will once again be created on stage in a set by John Dinning and period costumes by Dennis Horn.

Music by Bob Johnston and Nancy White. Book by Jeff Hochhauser. Lyrics by Nancy White, Bob Johnston and Jeff Hochhauser. Anne of Green Gables, Anne Shirley, Gilbert Blythe and Anne & Gilbert TM AGGLA

“the delightful Anne & Gilbert...utterly charming...moments of biting with and broad comedy... director Greg Wanless and musical director Sandy Thorburn re-create a world of charm that brings out the best in the material...likely to become a standard on the Canadian musical scene...”
(Variety Magazine)

Dusk Dances 2nd Audition!

Dusk Dances, the popular and extraordinary outdoor dance festival, is looking for enthusiastic participants (with or without dance experience!) to share their spirit and creativity in the development of a co-operative youth piece. Dusk Dances comes to City Park from July 24 to July 27, 2008.

This year’s choreographer is Aida Sulcs, an interdisciplinary artist/educator who is excited about the prospect of working with creative individuals to create the youth piece for the festival.

If you are between 13 and 18 years old and possess a background of creative expression (dance, theatre, creative movement), you are welcome to join a small number of other like-minded individuals in an open audition that will run as 1 ½ hour workshop. The final piece will be a mix of various approaches to movement as a result of a collaborative effort by the ensemble. There is no cost to participants during the rehearsal and performance process.

AUDITION DATE: Sunday, 4 May, 2008 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The audition will be held at Leisa’s School of Dance, 31 Steve Fonyo Drive. (No call or inquires to the studio, please!) All participants must be signed in and ready to go by 3:30 p.m. Please wear comfortable clothes to move in!

Commitment: Rehearsals start on May 10th and continues through to the festival week of July 23rd to 27th, 2008. Rehearsals will be twice a week (including one weekend day) with additional rehearsals closer to the opening of the festival. Attendance is mandatory, particularly for the DRESS REHEARSAL (Wednesday, 23rd July) and all performances (Thursday, 24th July to Sunday, 27th July 2008).

TO APPLY: Submit your name, age, telephone, parents (guardians) names, and a brief description of previous experience (dance or other). Submission should be mailed or emailed to the address below before Saturday, 3 May, 2008 at 7 p.m. Questions about this audition or the festival itself can be directed to Dawn Sadler at [email protected]

The Cantabile Youth Singers tour France

Au revoir! A bientôt!

The Cantabile Youth Singers TOUR France

For Immediate Release – April 7, 2007

This Saturday, April 19th, 2008 the award-winning Cantabile Youth Singers, under the direction of Dr. Mark Sirett, will embark on a tour of France where they have been invited to sing at the Festival Culturelle de Provence.

The tour includes performances in Paris and participation in the Aicler Festival. In addition to sight-seeing and tours, the ten-day trip will involve several performances at historic venues throughout the country. The choral festival in Provence will provide our youth the opportunity to listen, learn, and compete with over twenty choirs from across Europe.

Over the years, Cantabile has traveled over 60, 000 kilometers on tours provincially, nationally, and internationally. The first international tour was to England in 1998. Since then, the Youth Singers have traveled to Ireland, Alberta, the Czech Republic, and most recently, to Italy. At the Cork International Choral Festival 2002 they won the International Jury Award and in Prague they won a Gold Award in the Young2004Prague Festival.

The Youth Singers will perform a free, mini-concert prior to departure 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, at Sydenham Street United Church. The public is cordially invited to attend this informal ‘bon voyage’ concert.

The Cantabile Choirs are grateful to local business people and Artsvest, a new funding initiative through Business for the Arts for their assistance with the tour to France. Through this project, Cantabile was able to secure over $6000 in funding for our bursary fund, which provides financial support to choristers who would otherwise be unable to participate. Cantabile thanks its partners: Judi Cova, personal fitness; Walter Fenlon, Assante; Carolyn Thornburrow, SunLife; Stephanie Milligan, Limestone Financial; and Jacquie Costron, Regional Director Kingston and the Isles, Investor’s Group.

Cantabile would also like to express our appreciation to the Davies Charitable Foundation for providing assistance to the bursary fund.

For more information, please contact the Cantabile Choirs 613 542-9616 ex 24 or [email protected]

Call for applications - OMDC Film Fund

OMDC FILM FUND

INFORMATION SESSION: April 29, 2008 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 2, 2008 (BY 5:00 PM)

OMDC has launched a call for applications for the OMDC Film Fund. This fund is intended to increase the level of indigenous feature film production in Ontario. This program provides support to Ontario producers for feature film projects in the final stages of development and production financing.

The OMDC Film Fund supports a range of projects with both cultural and industrial benefits. OMDC measures the results of the OMDC Film Fund primarily based on return on investment and jobs created in the Ontario film industry.

Eligibility criteria and program details are outlined in the program guidelines on the OMDC website (www.omdc.on.ca) – under Programs / Content and Marketing Funds / OMDC Film Fund or by clicking here: Guidelines and Application Forms.

Information Session

An information session has been scheduled to provide interested applicants with the opportunity to learn more about this program.

Date: April 29, 2008

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Conference Centre - 175 Bloor Street East, North Tower,

Third Floor, Toronto, ON

If you are interested in attending this session please sign up by clicking here. Registration will close at 5:00pm on Monday, April 28, 2008. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.

For further information on this or any other OMDC programs, please contact the Coordinator, Industry Initiatives at:

175 Bloor Street East, South Tower, Suite 501

Toronto, Ontario M4W 3R8

Direct Phone: 416-642-6695

Main Phone: 416-314-6858

Fax: 416-314-6876

Email: [email protected]

www.omdc.on.ca

BrassWerks on Ebay

BrassWerks will play A Private Concert and Give a Party just for you!

And any Guests you would like to invite!

in Kingston, Ontario or your venue of choice.

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The Ontario Arts Council presents: Access and Career Development program

OAC encourages and supports diverse artistic practices

Toronto, April 9, 2008 - The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has over 50 programs available to support the arts by people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

As part of its response to continuing systemic barriers for arts professionals of colour and Aboriginal arts professionals, OAC created the Access and Career Development program.

The next deadline is May 1, 2008.

The program funds professional development and skill-building opportunities that advance the applicants' artistic work and careers.

"The program is an important access point for artists and arts administrators experimenting with the many different approaches to professional development and training," said Sara Roque, Acting Aboriginal Arts Officer and Officer responsible for Northern Arts, Access, and Career Development Programs. "The beauty of the program is it allows artists to create their own self determined path to further their artistic and administrative development and/or creation at any stage of their careers - emerging, mid, or senior level."

Click here for program guidelines and application forms, or contact the individuals listed below.

Program inquiries - English:
Sara Roque, Acting Aboriginal Arts Officer and Officer responsible for Northern Arts, Access, and Career Development Programs
416-969-7454 / 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7454
[email protected]

Program inquiries - French:
Ashleigh Hodgins, Program Assistant
416-969-7424 / 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7424
[email protected]

Media inquiries:
Hamal Docter, Communications Coordinator
416-969-7434 / 1-800-387-0058, ext. 7434
[email protected]

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is the province of Ontario's primary funding body for professional arts activity. Since 1963, OAC has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts and artists for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.

Call for submissions Open Juried Art Show Orillia

ODAC & OMAH 3rd Annual All-Ontario Open Juried Art Show, May 28 to August 3, 2008.

Submission of Entry Forms, Slides or CD by Friday, April 25, 2008.

Jurying date Saturday, May 3, 2008

For further information 705 329 2333

Orillia Museum of Art and History and the Orillia and District Arts Council

Two job opportunities at the Museum of Health Care

Summer Jobs 2008 - Tour Guide / Marketer

JOB DESCRIPTION

To market, deliver and evaluate the “Astonishing Past” Walking Tour program of Kingston General Hospital, a National Historic Site, overseen by the Museum of Health Care at Kingston.

The Tour Guide/Marketer will:
· Welcome Museum visitors and Walking Tour participants
· Conduct guided tours in a manner that engages and delights participants, while conveying the requisite information
· Market tours within the framework of an existing marketing plan
· Keep detailed, accurate records of marketing and tour delivery statistics
· Evaluate and suggest improvements to tour and tour marketing
· Assist in the development of customized tour options for specific groups (i.e. ESL (English as a second language), family)
· Assist with other Museum programs as needed

The Tour Guide/Marketer will be directly supervised by the Museum Manager. Training and performance will be monitored through a combination of direct observation, weekly management meetings and activity reports, a mid-summer performance evaluation, an end-of position performance review, and an exiting interview (to gather feedback for future improvements).

Required qualifications
· Excellent English oral and written communications skills are essential.
· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
· Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, including Excel

Desired qualifications
· Experience in and/or knowledge of event planning and marketing
· Experience in and/or knowledge of history, the history of medicine, anthropology, or a related discipline
· Experience in and/or knowledge of the principles of museum/heritage interpretation and adult education.
· Interest in a career in history, history of medicine, museology, education, heritage interpretation, tourism or other related discipline.
· Knowledge of French or other second language is an asset.
· Occasional evening work required.

Positions Details
This position is 35-hrs/week, Wednesdays to Sundays, from May 14th to August 30th, 2008. Wage is $11.00/hr.
To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and résumé by Friday April 18th, 2008, to the attention of the Museum Manager, to [email protected], or by mail to:

Museum of Health Care at Kingston, Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site, 32 George Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7

Please indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for the Tour Guide/Marketer position. We thank everyone for their interest in this position; please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Summer Jobs 2008 - Museum Interpreter

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Museum Interpreter will:
• provide a welcome and orientation to visitors
• deliver guided tours of the Museum's exhibitions and provide back-up tour guide support to our Astonishing Past of Kingston General Hospital Walking Tour
• assist in the planning and implementation of special events
• complete a project to improve interpretive techniques by researching exhibit content and suggesting appropriate interpretive strategies.
• have the opportunity to participate in professional development learning opportunities
• become familiar with Museum of Health Care policies and procedures in general, and health and safety, education, and interpretation policies in particular.

The Interpreter will be directly supervised by the Museum Manager. Training and performance will be monitored through a combination of direct observation, weekly management meetings and activity reports, a mid-summer performance evaluation, an end-of position performance review, and an exiting interview (to gather feedback for future improvements).

Qualifications
• Interest, work and/or educational experience in museum interpretation, event planning and marketing.
• Interest, work and/or educational experience in history, the history of medicine, public education, anthropology, or a related discipline
• Excellent English oral and written communications skills are essential.
• Knowledge of French or other second language is an asset.
• Occasional evening work required.

Please note that, as this project is funded by Canada Summer Jobs, applicants must:
• be between 15 and 30 years of age;
• have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
• be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
• be legally entitled to work in Canada according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Positions Details
This position is 35-hrs per week, Wednesdays to Sundays, from June 11th to August 20th, 2008. Wage is $9.00/hr

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and résumé by Wednesday May 7th, 2008, to the attention of the Museum Manager, to [email protected], or by mail to:

Museum of Health Care at Kingston, Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site, 32 George Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V7

Please indicate in your cover letter that you are applying for the Canada Summer Jobs Museum Interpreter position. We thank everyone for their interest in this position; please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Teachers required

Dreams In Motion Performing and Fine Arts School in Gananoque is looking for Art, Dance and Music Teachers for it’s Summer Camp Programs for children age 5 – 14 years. If you are interested please send a resume to [email protected] or 613-382-6996.

Drama Teacher Required Immediately – Dreams In Motion has an opening for a drama teacher to teach one evening class and direct a production of A Little Mermaid. If you are interested please send a resume to [email protected] or 613-382-6996.

Job opportunity at Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Public Programs Assistant

Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Closing date: 15 April 2008

Contract, part-time

May to December 2008

(four days per week, with some flexibility)

$20 per hour

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is the public art gallery for Queen’s University and the City of Kingston. With a collection of 14,000 works, ranging from European painting to contemporary art, it produces eighteen exhibitions annually, with related public programs. The Art Centre reaches over 3,000 local school children annually through interactive and curriculum-related class visits; develops focused workshops for high school students; and engages other audiences through family programs, art classes, a film series, art appreciation courses, tours, talks and lectures. The job described in this posting is made possible through the Arts Education Partnership Initiative, a special opportunity sponsored by the Ontario Arts Foundation.

The Public Programs Assistant will assist the Public Programs Officer in developing, delivering and evaluating art education programs for all ages at the Art Centre, from May to December 2008. There will be new and on-going programs in this mandate. The duties include:

In collaboration with an artist, develop and deliver a gallery program for children grades 1 to 8, combining art appreciation and art-making, from early May to mid-June.

Assist in developing digital photography workshops for high school students.

Assist with summer programs for children, as needed.

Contribute research to the development of the school program for 2008-09, and assist with docent training.

Research and develop teacher resources related to Edward Burtynsky: Material World, on view from 28 June to 19 October 2008.

Prepare and deliver tours of the Burtynsky exhibition for high school groups in September and October 2008.

Assist with development, promotion and delivery of a teacher education session related to the Burtynsky exhibition.

Assist with development and delivery of evening programs for adults in 2008-09.

Assist with administrative tasks related to these programs, including writing reports.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Education degree

Bachelor of Art History or Fine Art degree

Teaching experience with children or adolescents

Confidence in public speaking

Excellent communications skills, written and oral

Initiative and ability to work independently

Computer literacy

Experience in public programming (volunteer or paid) in a public art gallery an asset

Fluency in French an asset

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Send a cover letter, resume and names and positions of two references (with contact information) to:

Pat Sullivan

Public Programs Officer

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Queen’s University

Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

613.533.6000, ext. 77053

[email protected]

Career skills teleseminars for artists

CARFAC Ontario / Career skills teleseminars for artists / Province of Ontario

CARFAC Ontario is launching a pilot project focusing on the professional development needs of artists outside major urban areas. These practical workshops will cover important subjects that artists need to understand to manage the business side of their careers. Workshops topics include: legal issues; marketing and promotion; writing grant applications; and financial management. Participants will learn about the business of managing their careers as self-employed artists. The seminars are appropriate for artists at all stages of their careers.

All workshops will be offered as teleseminars in order to reach artists in a range of regions around the province at the same time. Upon registration, you will be provided with a toll-free telephone number and a password to access the workshop. You can dial in from any location, and the only equipment you require is a telephone (land line preferred). Supplementary materials such as textbooks and handouts will be provided prior to the workshop. Teleseminars are made possible through the generous support of Torys LLP, a Toronto-based international law firm.

Legal Information for Artists
Instructors: Eric Boehm and Susan Kushneryk, Torys LLP
Dates: Tuesdays, April 1 and 8, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Course Overview: Many artists find the legal aspects of managing their art careers to be complicated and confusing. This course will educate you on the benefits of using contracts in your professional dealings; definitions of common legal words; legal words to avoid; an overview of artistic copyright; and tips for negotiating agreements that protect your interests. You will also learn about ways to enforce and protect your legal rights should you encounter problems, such as small claims court.

Marketing for Visual Artists
Instructor: Lesley Phimister
Dates: Tuesdays, April 15, 22 and 29, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Course Overview: This course takes a positive approach to the marketing of art and assumes that artists posses many skills and attributes required for promoting a successful art business. Emerging artists looking to start marketing their work or established artists looking for new tips and tools will find this course useful. Course readings, group discussions and homework assignments will be used to compliment the topics listed below.

Grant Writing for Visual Artists
Instructor: Barbara Gilbert
Dates: Tuesdays, May 13, 20 and 27, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Course Overview: In the first session, a representative from the OAC (to be confirmed) will provide information on the granting process in general; the jury process; helpful hints; and answer questions. In the remaining sessions, Ms. Gilbert will discuss information such as: effective writing and editing skills; application requirements; the importance of quality documentation; and common mistakes. Opportunities to share an in-progress application with the class will allow for constructive criticism.

Financial Management for Visual Artists
Instructor: Brian Borts
Dates: Tuesdays, September 9, 16 and 23, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Course overview: In this course you will learn: simple record keeping techniques, how to create a budget and cash flow systems, how to apply for PST and GST numbers, art donation particulars, inventory tracking, what are and are not eligible business expenses, basics of taxation. This course is designed for artists who want to be more in control of the business side of managing their art careers. If you do your own taxes, have someone else do your taxes, donate art work to charities, write off business expenses and have a PST or GST number or want to apply for one, then this course is a must.

Please Note:
Course materials will need to be provided for participants prior to the first night of class. All books will be mailed prior to the beginning of class, so please make sure to register with enough time to receive your textbook in the mail. The required text Information for Artists is included in the price of the course, if you already own Information for Artists, please call 1-877-890-8850 to register. Handouts will be distributed by email. If you are unable to receive email attachments, please indicate this at the time of registration, so that handouts can be mailed by Canada Post. CARFAC Ontario cannot assume responsibility if you do not provide enough time to receive your materials through the post.

CARFAC Ontario reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. Refunds will be issued in the event of cancellations. To receive the member rate, your CARFAC Ontario membership must be valid at the time of payment. Payment for workshops must be received at time of booking. Registrations cancelled without a minimum of 48 hours notice will incur an administrative cancellation fee. No refunds will be given after the first class in any one series.

Cost: CARFAC Ontario Members: $120, Non Members: $150. Save by registering in multiple workshops. Call us toll-free at 1-877-890-8850 to register or for further information.

Download a registration form at
http://www.carfacontario.ca/images/distance_learning_2008.pdf

Instructor biographies, further details and online registration available at
http://www.carfacontario.ca/about/professional_development_courses

Further Information:
Sara Kelly, Associate Director
CARFAC Ontario
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Toll free: 1-877-890-8850
Fax: 416-340-7653
[email protected]
www.carfacontario.ca

Call for performing artists

The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) Is Now Accepting Applications for Conference Showcase Performances

A showcase performance at the OCFF Conference is an important opportunity for artists to get their music heard by festival artistic directors, concert presenters, record labels, and artist managers from across Canada and around the world. It's a rare chance to connect with influential music industry members all in one place, and each year OCFF showcases directly result in major leaps forward in the careers of independent musicians.

Folk, roots, traditional, world, blues, Francophone, Aboriginal, culturally diverse and other artists from different genres of music are encouraged to apply. Applications are welcome from artists based anywhere in the world.

The deadline for applications to Showcase at the OCFF Conference is May 9, 2008. The Showcase application is available online at: www.ocff.ca/awardsshowcasing.htm or through Sonicbids at www.sonicbids.com.

The 22nd annual OCFF Conference will be held October 23-26, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The OCFF Conference showcases are where music industry members gather to hear some inspiring, innovative, and downright fun music, discover new artists, and build both friendships and beneficial business relationships.

The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) is an influential Canadian network and organization devoted to the development and success of traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk and roots music, artists and festivals.

The folks at the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals can be reached:

By phone: 613-560-5997 or 1-866-292-6233

By email: [email protected]

Online: www.ocff.ca

Call for dancers

Audition Call for this year's Dusk Dances festival, taking place in City Park on Thursday, 24 July to Sunday, 27 July, 2008.

Rising sun productions is looking for creative individuals (with or without dance experience) to perform in a youth piece in Dusk Dances 2008. All interested participated, between the ages of 14 of 18 years, are welcome to audition.

Audition date: Sunday, 13 April, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. The audition will be held at Leisa's School of Dance, 31 Steve Fonyo Dr. Dancers must be signed in and dressed to audition by 5:30 p.m.

More information:

Rising Sun Productions

2-109 Wellington
Kingston, ON
K7L 3C6
(613) 546-4093
[email protected]

Call for Songwriters

Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF)

Announces Call for Entries For

Songs From the Heart Songwriter Awards

The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) is now accepting entries for the 14th annual Songs from the Heart Songwriter Awards. The OCFF Songs From the Heart Songwriter Awards celebrate top Ontario songwriters in nine categories: English and French Grand-Prize awards, as well as Political, Humorous, Instrumental, Children's, Original Historical, Blues, and World Music categories. Grand prize winners of the OCFF Songs From the Heart Songwriter Awards receive the Galaxie Rising Stars Award of the CBC.

The entry deadline is May 9, 2008. Visit www.ocff.ca to download an entry form and for detailed instructions

Songs From the Heart Songwriter Award winners are selected by a jury. Each grand-prize winner, one in French and one in English, receives three career-boosting prizes that include a $1,000 Galaxie Rising Stars Award of the CBC, the chance to showcase for key music industry members at the OCFF conference; and registration for one to the 2008 OCFF Conference. Prizes of $100 will be awarded to the winners in each of the 7 genre-specific special categories, along with an opportunity to showcase the winning song at the conference. Detailed category descriptions are online at www.ocff.ca. All winners are announced to media and music industry members across Canada.

All Songs From the Heart applicants are eligible for the Ontario Arts Council's Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award. The top eight songs, excluding the Galaxie Rising Stars Award of the CBC winners, will be forwarded to a separate jury which will select the winner of $1,000 and a registration to the 2008 OCFF Conference.

Galaxie, The Continuous Music Network, is a commercial division of CBC/Radio-Canada. The network offers its non-stop music channels, programmed by and for Canadians, in more than six million homes. It is included on the basic service of most digital cable, satellite TV and IPTV distributors and on some Internet portals. Galaxie. Making your music simple. For 10 years. www.galaxie.ca

The Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF) is an influential Canadian network and organization devoted to the development and success of traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk and roots music, artists and festivals. The 22nd annual OCFF Conference will be held October 23-26, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The folks at the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals can be reached:

By phone: 613-560-5997 or 1-866-292-6233

By fax: 613-560-2001

By email: [email protected]

Online: www.ocff.ca



Art Auction to raise funds for Bob Lovelace and Paula Sherman

Dear Artist,

You may have followed the sad story of the aftermath of the peaceful demonstrations against uranium mining north of Sharbot Lake, which began last summer and eventually led to contempt of court convictions for several people. As part of a series of high profile fundraising initiatives planned for the next few months on behalf of the Kingston Initiative for the AAFN/Lovelace/Sherman NO URANIUM Legal Defence Fund, we are contacting local artists for an auction to be held on May 3rd at the IntuMotion Dance Studio at Queen and Barrie in downtown Kingston. The primary objective is to raise funds for the payment of fines incurred by two native leaders, Bob Lovelace and Paula Sherman, of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, who have been convicted of contempt of court for disobeying an order not to impede access to disputed land by Frontenac Ventures Corporation for drilling purposes. The occupation of the mining site resulted from the provincial government’s neglecting to consult with the local native band--as demanded by law--before issuing mining rights to Frontenac Ventures. The second, longer-term, objective of the event is to raise awareness of the environmental dangers of uranium mining and the unconstitutionality of Ontario’s Mining Act.

The Kingston Initiative is a broadly based community effort. Bob Lovelace is currently subject to a six month jail term as well as a $25,000 fine; Paula Sherman (co-chief of the AAAFN) is subject to a $10,000 fine. Their case is supported by Amnesty International, the Christian Peacemakers, the NDP and the Green Party, as well as by the local MP (Scott Reid) and MPP (Randy Hillier), both of whom represent the Progressive Conservative Party. The consensus is that the punishment meted out is unduly harsh and politically motivated. The defence is also challenging the constitutionality of the Mining Act.

We want to stress that this is a non-partisan issue, which involves a complex web of matters of natural justice and law which has been reduced to a simple and ruthless application of an unjust legal system.

We hope that you will join us in this effort that directly affects us all. Because of the nature of this event, we ask that any donations be unreserved, and we regret that we cannot issue tax receipts. Please email us to pick up your donated artwork at your earliest convenience. Smaller pieces will be more conducive for this venue. We look forward to hearing from you.

With best regards,

Sylvat Aziz
[email protected]
613 533 6000 x 75071

Sylvia Söderlind
[email protected]

Mitchell Shewell
[email protected]

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Kingston’s Cantabile Women’s Chorus Semi-finalists in the 2008 CBC CHORAL COMPTETITION.

Kingston’s Cantabile Women’s Chorus Semi-finalists in the 2008 CBC CHORAL COMPTETITION.

The Cantabile Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Mark Sirett, became semi-finalists in the CHORAL 2008, commonly known as the CBC Choral Competition.

The Cantabile Women’s Chorus recorded a tape in early January after a two-hour recording session. The submission was selected from over seventy-five choirs in Ontario, and the tape was forwarded to the quarter finals in Montreal. The members of the jury wrote:

"It was a pleasure for the members of the Jury to listen and evaluate the work of your choir during the National Semi-Final Adjudication that took place in Montreal at the beginning of March. The jury listened intensively to over 94 very fine choirs from across Canada and your choir was chosen as a Semi-Finalist”.

“Over-all lovely balance and blend” “Good sense of character and style” “Bonne musicalité et trés bien phrase”

The Cantabile Women’s Chorus will be heard in concert on Saturday, April 5 in TWILIGHT, 7:30 pm, Sydenham Street United Church. The Women’s Chorus joins the Cantabile Men’s Chorus and Da Capo Chamber Choir from Kitchener-Waterloo. Da Capo is an exceptional chamber choir specializing in 20th century and contemporary a cappella repertoire. They have also been finalist in the CBC Choral Competition in years previously.

For more information please contact Dr. Mark Sirett, Artistic Director, Cantabile Choirs of Kingston 613 542-9616 x 24 or [email protected]

Call for applications: the entertainment and creative cluster partnerships fund

THE ENTERTAINMENT AND CREATIVE CLUSTER PARTNERSHIPS FUND ROUND 3

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Key Dates:

• Information Session #1: April 8, 2008 (registration required)
• Information Session #2: April 16, 2008 (registration required)
• Pre-Qualification Deadline: June 13, 2008 (at 5:00 pm)
• Application Deadline: June 27, 2008 (at 5:00 pm)

OMDC has launched a call for applications for The Entertainment and Creative Partnerships Fund, a program of the Ministry of Culture, co-administered by the Ontario Media Development Corporation. Funds allocated for this, the third round, amount to over $3,300,000.

The Fund assists Ontario’s Entertainment and Creative Cluster stakeholders by supporting strategic partnerships to develop fresh approaches and solutions for the priorities and needs of the cluster. The Entertainment and Creative Cluster includes a broad range of creative content industries, including film and television production, interactive digital media, music recording, commercial theatre, magazine publishing and book publishing industries and organizations supporting the creators in each of these sectors.

The Program Guidelines Package is available on the OMDC website (www.omdc.on.ca) - under Programs / The Entertainment and Creative Partnerships Fund or by clicking here: Guidelines and Application Forms.


Information Sessions
Two information sessions have been scheduled to provide interested applicants with the opportunity to learn more about this program. It is strongly recommended that interested applicants attend an Information Session.

Information Session #1 (registration required)
Date:
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Time: 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Location: Conference Centre - 175 Bloor Street East, North Tower,Third Floor, Toronto, ON

If you are interested in attending this session please sign up by clicking here. Registration will close at 5:00pm on Monday, April 7, 2008. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.

Information Session #2 (registration required)
Date:
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Time: 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Location: Conference Centre - 175 Bloor Street East, North Tower, Third Floor, Toronto, ON

If you are interested in attending this session please sign up by clicking here. Registration will close at 5:00pm on Tuesday, April 15, 2008. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits.

For further information on this program, please contact:

Matt Hilliard-Forde
Program Coordinator
OMDC Industry Initiatives
Tel: (416) 642-6632
Email: [email protected]

Keely Kemp
Program Consultant
Tel: (416) 642-6696
Email: [email protected]

Vendor opportunity for crafters and artists

There is a medieval festival taking place at Upper Canada Village, Heritage Park in Morrisburg Ontario (near Kingston) on June 13-15th (Friday - Sunday) 2008.

A portion of this event includes a juried village of crafters and artists that wish to sell their works. All vendors should fit a medieval themed village. Jury decision will be based on quality of work, suitability of theme and balancing different media. This is a new festival and space is limited to approximately 35-40 vendors of various media types. There is also some space for resale vendors in areas that are not easily handcrafted but are of comparable quality and price to handcrafted goods.

More information will soon be available from www.medievalfestival.ca – (under construction due April 11th)

If you or anyone affiliated with your guild, council, or organization is interested in becoming a vendor at this festival, and would like more information and/or an application form, please send me a message via email at: [email protected]

Kingston Canadian Film Festival wraps successful eighth annual event

KINGSTON CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL WRAPS SUCCESSFUL EIGHTH ANNUAL EVENT


KEDCO People’s Choice Award Winner Announced

Kingston – The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is pleased to announce Amal (Richie Metha) as the winner of the KEDCO People’s Choice Award. The award concludes a successful eighth annual event that saw nearly 5,000 attendees at 33 screenings, two receptions, three workshops, one seminar and a high school outreach program. Additional information about the Festival is available on the Festival’s official website www.kingcanfilmfest.com.

The KEDCO People’s Choice Award is determined through an audience poll at the end of each screening during the festival. Amal won the award with an average audience rating of 3.86 out of a possible 4.00; both screenings of the film sold out. The free closing screening of Shake Hands with the Devil (Roger Spottiswoode) was a close second. “We heard nothing but positive, glowing comments about this film from our audience, so we weren’t surprised to see it win” says Festival Director, Alison Migneault.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the talent of Canadian filmmakers and fostering an audience for our national cinema. The Festival also works to provide educational opportunities for local filmmakers via its Local Filmmaking Program, which presents workshop, seminars and one-on-one sessions. This year’s festival included 19 feature films, a professional shorts package, 3 workshops, including a Cell Phone Filmmaking workshop, and a high school outreach program at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School.

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is proudly presented by The Kingston Whig-Standard and Cogeco. The Festival operates in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Group and receives funding from the Ontario Arts Council, The City of Kingston, the Kingston Arts Council, Artsvest, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Business for the Arts, The Community Foundation of Greater Kingston and the George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund.

Certification opportunity for Volunteer Managers, Coordinators and Administrators

VIK/VILA is pleased to announce an upcoming certification opportunity for Volunteer Managers, Coordinators, and Administrators.


Course:
Volunteer Manager Certification Course

Certification: Sir Sanford Fleming College

Date: Semester One – May