Thursday, May 29, 2008

Job opportunity at Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Job: Coordinator, Exposures Project
Contract, part-time

Description of the Exposures project:
Exposures is an outreach and artistic development project that aims to cultivate photographic practices in Kingston through a series of professional artistic workshops and lectures, culminating in a curated exhibition of Kingston photography (14 November to 7 December 2008). Awards for highest achievement and a web-based virtual gallery will ensure wide impact of this project. The project takes advantage of the Art Centre’s major, collection-based exhibition of work by internationally celebrated photographer Edward Burtynsky, and complements planned workshops for Kingston youth.

Job description:
The coordinator is responsible for implementing the Exposures project under the Direction of the Curator of Contemporary Art and the Public Programs Officer and in concert with Art Centre staff.

Duties include:
• Organizing three professional artistic workshops and a lecture on photography, providing administrative, technical and promotional support.
• Administration and technical support for the curated exhibition, including reception of submissions and of work, communication with artists, installation and de-installation.
• Coordinating awards adjudication and the public reception.
• Development of the website component.
• Assisting with promotion of all aspects of the project, fostering wide awareness and engagement of target groups, and responding to public enquiries.
• Maintaining accurate project records and drafting a final report.
• Other duties as required.

A university degree in art, art history, or museum studies
Experience with education programs in an arts environment
Experience with event planning and promotion
Superior verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work accurately
Ability to work independently and exercise good judgement
Knowledge of photographic processes and contemporary art practices
Knowledge of the Kingston arts environment

Computer skills in Word, Excel, and handling digital image files, knowledge of PhotoShop an asset.

Duration: 16 June – 19 December 2008

The workload falls in June and from mid-summer through the fall, for a total of 48 days. The hourly rate of pay is $25.00. Work hours will be flexible and aligned with project needs. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

To apply: Send a letter and CV, including contact information for 3 references, to:

Pat Sullivan
Public Programs Officer
Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Queen’s University

Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
613.533.6000, ext. 77053
[email protected]

Deadline: 2 June.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Workshop Charitable Information Return relocated

Due to the overwhelming response we have received about for this workshop, we have had to move the location to a larger venue.

You are…
Responsible for year round practices/Responsible for filing the T3010A as part of your role as:

ü Executive Director
ü Board member
ü Manager
ü Senior Staff
ü Bookkeeper
ü Treasurer
ü Administrative Staff
ü Accountant

Then you may be interested in attending:
Administration of the Charitable Information Return (T3010A) /Training and Resources to Complete the T3010A

This session is designed to provide participants with an overview of the roles and responsibilities of senior staff and board members in ensuring the T3010A is filed accurately and on time. It will also outline Canada Revenue Agency’s role as a potential partner, and strategies for improving the capacity of a charity to ensure compliance.

This session will train participants to prepare information, attachments and transfer organization and financial information to the T3010A. It will provide hands-on tips on accurately completing the form

The next training sessions are being offered:

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Christ Church Cataraqui - 990 Sydenham Rd, Kingston
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2008
Cost: $10 two sessions

Advance registration is required. To register for please contact Rob Morgan at 613-542-8512 or [email protected] by May 29th

Registration is now open for the Sharing for Social Change event!

Sharing for Social Change
An Exploration of Shared Space and Shared Service Models
in Ontario's Non-Profit Sector
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 @ MaRS, 101 College St., Toronto

On June 18th we welcome 200 nonprofit leaders and innovators to join together in an exploration of
how Ontario’s nonprofit sector is pursuing greater efficiency, effectiveness and synergies through the
development of shared spaces and shared services.

This one-day event will showcase innovative models and approaches to sharing and will provide
practical advice and recommendations to nonprofit organizations interested in undertaking shared
space and shared services.

This event is itself a partnership between the Centre for Social Innovation and the Sage Centre/Tides
Canada – two innovators in promoting sharing across the nonprofit and the charitable sector. Our
funding partners – the United Way of Toronto, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Province of
Ontario, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration – are also working to strengthen and enhance the
financial resilience of nonprofit organizations while supporting the sector to build healthy communities
across the province.
Join us for this exciting event!
To secure your space visit Please register early to avoid disappointment - this event will sell out!


The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Boutilier to the position of Curator, Canadian Historical Art, effective 5 May. Ms. Boutilier was selected from a high calibre field of candidates for the position.

A specialist in early 20th century Canadian art and collecting practices, Alicia Boutilier holds an MA in Canadian Art History from Carleton University. Over the past decade she has built an impressive research and publishing record that includes exhibitions and catalogues at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Museum London. Most recently she implemented a full review of the Canadian Historical Collection on behalf of the Art Gallery of Ontario, while serving as lead curator for the Canadian Salon and Group of Seven gallery reinstallations and reopening, debuting later this year.

Alicia Boutilier replaces Dorothy M. Farr, who retired earlier this year. “Dorothy’s 25-year record of curatorial achievement has made the Agnes Etherington Art Centre a prime locus nationally for research and exhibition of Canadian art,” said Art Centre Director Janet M. Brooke. “Alicia’s own professional accomplishments demonstrate that she will bring the scholarship, vitality and imagination that will ensure that the Art Centre continues its tradition of leadership in the field of Canadian curatorial work.” The Art Centre is excited to welcome Alicia to the Kingston Arts Community, and looks forward to her contributions.

For further information or interviews with Alicia Boutilier, please contact Matthew Hills at 613-533-2190.

Job Opportunity at Modern Fuel

MODERN FUEL ARTIST-RUN CENTRE is now accepting applications for a unique and dynamic summer job opportunity in the field of contemporary art! As the Co-ordinator of Archival Promotion and Dissemination (CAPD) for Modern Fuel’s website and its 30th Anniversary exhibition catalogue, the selected applicant will work full-time hours (30hrs/wk) for 8 weeks.

Start date: Tuesday July 8th 2008
End date: Saturday August 30th 2008
Qualifications:- BA degree in Art History, Fine Art, or related field, or be enrolled in upper years of a similar program.- Exceptionally strong writing and communication skills.- Knowledge of both PC and Mac computer platforms.- Knowledge of design software including the Adobe Photoshop and InDesign programs.- Internet and basic web skills required.

Ideal applicants should have a passion for, and understanding of, contemporary art practices. Enthusiasm for learning about alternative art practices and willingness to participate in collaborative art projects is greatly appreciated, including motivation to pursue a career in the arts and culture sector. Experience working in or knowledge of artist-run centres would be an asset.

Please submit: a C.V (curriculum vitea) with cover letter, two references, and examples of previous design and art work. Deadline: 16th June 2008 Send applications to:CAPD applicationc/o Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre21-A Queen Street,Kingston, ON K7K 1A1

Invitation to participate: focus group for small to medium-sized non-profits

Your perspective is requested! If your organization has annual revenues
less than $500,000 and/or staff of 0-5, we need your input.
Altruvest Charitable Services has undertaken a project for the Ministry of
Citizenship and Immigration’s Strategic Partnership Initiatives. We are conducting
research on the governance capacity and training needs of Ontario-based smallto
medium sized boards of charities that satisfy the criteria described above.

WHO: Executive Directors or CEOs with Board Chairs or a designated
representative from the board
WHAT: Focus group or on-line survey
WHERE: Barrie, Cornwall, Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London and
region, Niagara and region, Ottawa, Peterborough and region, Sarnia, Sault
Ste. Marie, St. Catharines, Sudbury and North Bay, Thunder Bay, Toronto and
GTA, Windsor
WHEN: May & June
RSVP: If you are interested in participating in this important research, please
contact Seanna Clipperton at [email protected] by May 16th, 2008

Those attending focus group sessions will receive a
“Fundraising Readiness” inventory by Cynthia Armour,
CFRE and board expert, Mel Gill’s “Board Effectiveness
Quick Check”. Also, you’ll have an option to get Mel’s
Governing for Results: A Director’s Guide to Good
Governance for $20.00 (a 47% discount) and an online
full board “Quick Check” including electronic summary
report for $199.00 (a 73% discount)

Call for submissions: Small Works 08

Arts Council Windsor + Region is pleased to invite you to participate in and attend Small Works 08Group Show + SaleArtspeak Gallery1942 Wyandotte St. E.Windsor, OntarioJune 1st through June 15th.

Reception Friday June 6th, 7-10pm

Artists are requested to follow these guidelines:

* All work submitted must be no larger than 12" X 12" inches.
* All participants in this show must be ACWR members in good standing.ACWR Membership forms are available online at
* We are requesting that artists limit their submission of work to ten(10) items or less. (Not subject to greeting cards. Please write or typeartist name, title, price and date on back of each greeting card.Providing an envelope with each card is recommended.)
* Please note: all work must be the original work of the artistsubmittingthe items.
* Please prepare an inventory sheet in advance listing all artwork andcards, include name, address, phone number and price. Inventory sheetareavailable at
* As always with ACWR group shows, artists will receive 70% of theproceeds from the sale of their work and the Arts Council Windsor +Regionwill receive 30%.
* Artwork and cards, accompanied by inventory sheet must be submittedtheweek of May 27th, between 1-5pm to the Arts Council Windsor + Region,1942Wyandotte St. E. Windsor, Ontario.

Your participation is very much desired and appreciated.For futher information please contact:Utsy HadaroExecutive DirectorArts Council Windsor + Region1942 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor ON519 252 6855[email protected] Council Windsor + Region gratefully acknowledges the support of thefollowing: The City of Windsor; The Ontario Arts Council; Estate ofErnestJ. Waddell, The Ontario Trillium Foundation.

FUN and Fund-raising at the Playhouse

COMEDY, MUSIC AND PASSION ---Always in fashion at the Playhouse!
As a community not-for-profit group ourselves, The Thousand Islands Playhouse understands how important it is to raise money – and to have a good time while you’re doing it. The 2008 star-filled season starts next week with GLORIOUS, and we’d like your group to share in the fun – and profit!

The Playhouse specializes in outings that bring your group together for all the right reasons. Regular groups of 20 or more pay $24 per ticket, a 25% savings on regular prices. For actual fundraisers – charity group tickets are only $20 each. You can make $10 a ticket, just by re-selling at regular price! Students in a group are only $12. Groups of 10-19 are $25.50. We’ll even give you posters to promote your chosen show!

You can see a show you like, and book it now with a 50% refundable $100 deposit anytime at 613 382-7020. Confirm your final numbers 2 weeks prior to showtime, paying at the door. (Cancelling later would require us to keep the deposit.)

For an extra special event, consider a Cruise, Lunch and Show Matinee Package -- $42, all inclusive.Available with either Rockport Boat Lines or Gananoque Boat Lines. (Slightly more with Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises.)

2008 group favourites include the zany season opening comedy, GLORIOUS (starting May 7), the star-filled stories of Michel Tremblay’s new ASSORTED CANDIES, the musical legend LES MISERABLES, the comic yet romantic story of HALF LIFE, the top scoring comedy HOCKEY MOM,HOCKEY DAD and the cottage country tale of KINGFISHER DAYS.

Call me at any time for more information. Visit the website at for more show information and pictures of the theatre.

Lin Bennett, Marketing Manager Thousand Islands Playhousetel. 613 382-7086 email:[email protected]

The TELL Art Project: To Each Life Lived

What is this project about?

Living in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, each of us has a story to tell; about ourselves, or about someone else. We have stories of loss and grief, of illness and despair. We also have stories of resilience and generosity of spirit. We have the stories of our own struggles with and against this virus, and about a society that is often uncaring. We also have stories of people who do care and want to make the world a better place, one person at a time.

We are people who are living with HIV, people who have lost friends, lovers, and family to this disease, and people who have worked with PHA’s. We all have something to share about living in the time of AIDS.

To Each Life Lived is a local HIV/AIDS art project that seeks to remember those who have died, honour those who are living with this disease, and recognize the contributions of other members of our community who are connected to this struggle.

We are looking for messages about HIV/AIDS in the form of personal memorials to people who have died, reflections from those currently living with HIV, and statements of solidarity/support from individuals and groups in our community. The materials created will be displayed in the HARS office, and used in remembrance ceremonies and Awareness Campaigns.

Who can get Involved?

If you are living with HIV in your body, in your family, among your friends or in your community, this projects relates to you and you are encouraged to contribute.

How Do I Contribute?

We would love for you to be a part of this HIV/AIDS art project. If you decide to participate, we will provide you with a small canvas (8” X 10”) upon which you can write, paint, draw, collage, or sew your message. We can send you the canvas and more detailed instructions, or you can come to the HARS office where we will provide canvases and other artistic supplies. You do not need any particular ability or skill in order to contribute - you only need to have something to say.

When Is this Happening?

This project begins on Thursday May 22 as part of the 25th anniversary of the AIDS Candlelight Memorial. It will continue until World AIDS Day, on December 1st 2008. Canvases will be accepted until the end of November 08.

You are also invited to drop by the HARS office on May 22 anytime between 3 and 6 pm to create a canvas (or drop off a completed canvas), and to attend the Candlelight Memorial if you would like to. The Candlelight Memorial ceremony will take place between 5 and 5:45 pm.

Where is this Happening?

This will be taking place at the HARS office, 844a Princess St., Kingston

How do I get more information?

To find our more about the TELL Project, contact Allison Cope at the HARS office, (613) 545-3698 or [email protected]

Call for singers: auditions Kingston Choral Society

The Kingston Choral Society, which will begin an exciting new season in the fall, is getting ahead of the game with auditions this year. Previously auditions for new and returning members have been in September. This year KCS is moving up auditions for new members to May and June, and there are vacancies for singers in all sections (soprano, alto, tenor and bass).

The Choral Society will perform three concerts with the Kingston Symphony over the 08-09 season, and it is the only choir in Kingston to enjoy such a privilege. In November it will join once again with the student singers of Queen’s Choral Ensemble to perform Beethoven’s Ninth (Choral) Symphony and works by Canadian composers Imant Raminsh and Jean Coulthard, conducted by Glen Fast. Pieces by Raminsh, a Latvian-Canadian and a very sensitive choral writer, have been performed in Kingston by Cantabile Choirs. The music of Jean Coulthard, a West Coast woman composer who died in 2000, is less well-known.

In January 09 the Choral Society will get to work with a guest conductor - none other than Brian Jackson, the former Music Director of the Symphony and Choral Society. Jackson, known as “Maestro Pops” because he enjoys the distinction of being Principal Pops Conductor of four Canadian orchestras, will take the choir on a “Last Night of the Proms” adventure, with a “tip of the hat” to Robbie Burns. In April 09 the Choral Society will sing with the Symphony in the final Sunday-afternoon Masterworks concert at the Grand Theatre, just like in days of old. The chosen piece is the beloved Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, conducted by Glen Fast, with acclaimed Canadian soprano Joni Henson as soloist.

The prospect of auditions sets off alarm bells with many choral singers, who are comfortable with singing in a group but not alone. The auditions of chorusmaster Ian Juby couldn’t be more user-friendly. Ian doesn’t want to hear prepared songs, and he won’t thrust a piece of music in front of you to be read at sight. He is interested in choral potential: tone quality, ability to match pitches, and ability to blend. He will play or sing short phrases and ask you to sing these back. An experienced teacher, he gives excellent suggestions for making the most of your voice, and he helps all nervous applicants to relax and even enjoy the audition experience.

Choral rehearsals take place weekly on Tuesday evenings from September each year in the upstairs hall of Sydenham Street United Church. If you love to sing, and if your Tuesday nights are free, why not call the Symphony office on 613-546-9729 to schedule a 10-minute audition time? The Kingston Choral Society has a history of over 50 years. It was the founding entity of what is now known as the Kingston Symphony Association, which includes the Orchestra, the Choir, the Community Strings, the Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings, and the Volunteer Committee. For more information on the choir, visit its website at


Through the Visual Artists’ Legal Clinic of Ontario (VALCO), CARFAC Ontario and Torys LLP have partnered to provide summary advice to artists about their legal rights and responsibilities. If you have questions relating to copyright, commercial contracts, labour law, commercial leases (for studio and gallery spaces), tenants’ rights or incorporating as a business, let CARFAC Ontario and Torys LLP help by providing summary legal advice. Artists outside of Toronto can be accommodated by telephone. This service is exclusive to members of CARFAC Ontario. For further information about the legal clinic or membership, please contact CARFAC Ontario. VALCO is a partnership between: CARFAC Ontario; Torys LLP and Pro Bono Law Ontario.

CARFAC Ontario is the association of professional visual and media artists in Ontario. We have worked for close to forty years to promote the material and moral welfare and rights of visual artists, including legal, economic, and physical health. We believe that artists, like professionals in other fields, should be paid for their work and share equitably in profits from their art practice. The work of CARFAC Ontario is to develop policies, publications and services that assist artists, galleries, curators, art patrons and anyone with an interest in creating a society that supports visual and media artists. Our services, programs and publications are created by artists for artists and work towards the goal of fairly compensated artists who have the necessary tools to achieve their professional goals in an effective and healthy manner.

For further information about VALCO or CARFAC Ontario, please contact:

CARFAC Ontario

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 440

Toronto ON M5V 3A8

Toll-free: 1-877-890-8850

E: [email protected]


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Call for volunteers for the Beat Beethoven Run

It's that time of year again and we are gearing up for our annual Beat Beethoven Run. We are looking for people who would be interested and available to help us out by volunteering your time this year. The race is on Sunday June 1, 2008 and the earliest we would need you is 8 a.m. Your specific time and station will be confirmed by Monday, May 26, 2008.

For more information: go to

Ontario Arts Council announces deadline Arts Education Partnership Initiative is extended

The deadline has been extended to December 31, 2008 for raising money from the private sector for your project approved under the Arts Education Partnership Initiative.

For more information, visit


Kingston’s most unique accommodation, the Museum Ship Alexander Henry re-opens for the season on Friday, 16 May. Guests stay overnight in the senior officers cabins on-board the retired icebreaker, and are served breakfast in the Officer’s Mess. All proceeds go to support the preservation of the ship. The Alexander Henry is open for self-guided tours, 10 am to 4 PM DAILY from the Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day.

New this YEAR is the temporary exhibit Sailoring, Sailoring: Art and Craft of the Mariner, featuring the work of Kingston fibre artist Alana Kapell. Alana’s vibrant work, which focuses on fibre and knots as both media and subject, enhances the exploration of work-a-day maritime CRAFT, WHICH becomes art form.

The Marine Museum collects, preserves and presents the maritime history of the Great Lakes and kingston’s shipbuilding past. the museum is located at 55 Ontario Street at the former kingston ship-yards and dry-dock site and may be reached by phone at 613 542-2261.

ADMISSION IS $6.50 FOR ADULTS, $6.00 for students and seniors and $12.50 for a family, and includes a tour of the museum ship alexander henry. Children under 5 are admitted free. VISIT THE MUSEUM DURING KINGSTON’S TOURISM WEEK, MAY 11 TO 17 AND YOU COULD WIN A SPECIAL ‘THANKS FOR VISITING’ GIFT.

Call for playwriters

The 2009 Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition

Herman Voaden (1903-1991), Canadian playwright, director and theatrical innovator, was a lifelong champion of Canadian culture. "It gives some satisfaction to know that the crusade I have helped to lead has made it possible for the dreamers and innovators of today's theatre to follow their dreams and continue their innovations." This competition, made possible by a generous bequest from Voaden's estate, is dedicated to his memory and honours his goals: "To develop a distinctively Canadian art of the theatre; to encourage the writing of Canadian drama." The Award:First Prize $3000Second Prize $2000Eight Honourable MentionsIn addition to the monetary award, through the auspices of the Thousand Islands Playhouse of Gananoque, Ontario, the two winning plays each receive a one-week workshop and public reading with a professional director and cast. Honourable Mentions receive short written critiques from the final judges.

Entry Guidelines:

Open to any Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.
Only one play per playwright.
Only full-length plays in English. Legal clearance of adapted material not in the public domain is the responsibility of the playwright.
Plays cannot have been produced, published, contracted or commissioned by a professional theatre.

Submission Procedures:

An entry fee of $40 must accompany each submitted play. Make the cheque payable to Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition.
Submit two copies of the entry, typewritten and bound.
Entries involving music in an integral way should be accompanied by a recording of the music and lyrics.
Submissions must be accompanied by a signed Entry Form, available from the Dept of Drama (see mailing address below), or through our internet site at http:/, or by telephone at 613-533-2104, or by e-mail: [email protected]
The playwright's name must not appear anywhere on the script. The playwright's name with the play's title should appear only on the Entry Form.
Entries are handled with care, but the Drama Department cannot assume responsibility for lost or damaged scripts. Only scripts accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope can be returned. For notification that your entry has been received, enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

Judging:All plays are read by an initial group of judges. A semifinal round follows. Sharon Pollock and R.H. Thomson will judge the final round of the 2009 competition.

Deadline:Entries must be postmarked no later than November 28, 2008.

Results:The announcement of the names of the two winning playwrights and the titles of the plays, as well as the name of the entrants receiving honourable mentions, will be made on April 1, 2009.

Submission:Entries should be mailed to:Herman Voaden National Playwriting CompetitionDepartment of DramaQueen's UniversityKingston, Ontario, CanadaK7L 3N6Click here for more about the 2007 winners and honourable mentions

Click here for The Voaden Playwriting Submission Form More questions: contact Carol Anne Hanna [email protected] or phone 613 533 6000 ext 74336

Government of Ontario Announces $20 Million over four years to the Ontario Arts Council

The Honourable Aileen Carroll, Minister of Culture announced an additional $20 million for the next four years to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) at a reception held for the arts community in Kingston on Tuesday evening. This boost to OAC's annual funding, beginning in 2008/09, brings the total annual investment in the Ontario Arts Council to almost $60 million by 2009/2010.

"The Ontario Arts Council provides vital support to many of Canada's talented artists and arts organizations," said Culture Minister Aileen Carroll. "Today's announcement will bolster our growing arts and culture sector and enhance the quality of life in communities across Ontario."
"We are delighted with this news," said Martha Durdin, OAC Chair. "Last year the Ontario Arts Council's support contributed to the work of more than 1300 artists and 874 organizations across Ontario. These new funds will help more arts flourish in more communities. "

The exciting news will help the Ontario Arts Council respond to pressing needs in the various arts sectors. The money will be used to invest in new and established artists and arts organizations. It will also support growing needs in the Aboriginal, culturally-diverse, francophone and regional arts communities. Arts education, outreach and touring are also priorities.

The Ontario Arts Council is currently in the process of completing its next five-year strategic plan which will be launched in early July. The plan will signal the overall direction for the Ontario Arts Council's support to the arts throughout Ontario over the next five years.

If you have questions, please contact Kirsten Gunter, Director of Communications at [email protected] or at 416-969-7403 / 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7403 (toll-free in Ontario).
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.

The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.