Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Call for actress and Tech people

Small Indie film (The Estranged) shooting in Kingston for the month of October is looking for a young woman, approx. 20-30 years old, to play the part of of Jesse Alvarez, an empathetic moody character. If you are interested please call 613-920-6871 or write to [email protected] immediately.

You can view the "Making of the Estranged" at www.youtube.com. Also see Heavenseek's profile for more related videos.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

ArtsBuild Ontario seeks an Executive Director

ArtsBuild Ontario is a not-for-profit organization located in Toronto whose mission is to address the cultural infrastructure challenge facing Ontario’s small and mid-sized performing and visual arts organizations, working in collaboration with constituent service organizations, culture sector partners and public sector partners. The long-term vision is to develop a permanent, independent capital finance fund offering funding, financing and capacity-building technical assistance, designed specifically to address the challenges these groups face.

Over the next five years ArtsBuild Ontario proposes a program of *EDUCATION* to build capital project management capacity in the sector, *INFORMATION* to assist stakeholders and funders to quantify and prioritize the status of potential capital projects and *SOLUTIONS* to address the acute capital infrastructure crisis facing Ontario's small and mid-sized performing and visual arts organizations. Underlying these initiatives is a robust *ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT* plan to ensure that the projects are well managed and that the organization is sustainable in the long term.

ArtsBuild Ontario is seeking an experienced cultural administrator with an interest in public policy to lead and manage these programs. Required qualities include:

· Creativity, innovative thinking and independent initiative

· Extensive strategic planning and advocacy leadership skills

· Knowledge and experience liaising with all levels of government

· Strong collaboration with extensive network in the arts community

· Experienced partnership with volunteer Board and Advisory Committee

· Skillful communication and confident spokesperson role

Responsibilities include:

· Revenue: funding applications and stewardship

· Administrative: management of Board and Advisory Committee

· Financial: budget preparation & reporting

· Strategic: short- and long-term planning, identification of

· Education: workshop series; web resource centre development

· Information: bi-annual quantitative study of sector and needs

· Solutions: research into alternate financing solutions

· Partnerships: collaboration with culture sector partners

This is a three-day per week services contract at a competitive rate
that commences November 1^st 2008.

Please send a cover letter and resume, *before 5 pm on October 8^th
2008* to Sandra Tulloch, President, ArtsBuild Ontario at 56 Harbord
Street, Toronto M5S 1G2

ArtsBuild Ontario thanks all applicants however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

Queen's Drama Takes Art to the Streets

ARTS IS YOUR STORY: taking stories to the streets

In response to Stephen Harper’s characterization of arts as only of interest to an elite group and not relevant to ‘ordinary’ Canadians, we want to demonstrate the prevalence and importance of arts in all our lives. At its very core, art is about the human experience. Art is about storytelling. And we all have important stories to tell. We have a need to tell stories, but also we have a need to hear other people’s stories.

Therefore, to highlight our belief that everyone is bound together by arts and by the stories that artists tell, we propose to take our stories into the streets. Starting Monday Sept 29th, students, faculty and staff of the Queen’s University Drama department will be telling stories in public places. Working in pairs, we will locate ourselves around Kingston to read poems, read short stories, sing songs, play music, read from childrens’ picture books, talk about the Canadian documentary or film you loved, perform monologues, do puppetry…every kind of storytelling through art. Each performance will also have a sign or flyers explaining why we think that arts are an integral part of the life of every Canadian. We plan to document our performances, placing pins on a large wall map of Kingston and recording the title of the work of art, the name of the artist and the name of the performer. We will be highlighting a series of ‘story-days’ leading up to a large event just before the election.

We invite local groups, other departments at Queen’s and at departments at other universities to join us in this project.

We are also sending this invitation around the country, so feel free to pass it on. We will choose dates by Monday, planning for a day before the election when everyone available can go out on the street for a few minutes.

We also are just getting a blog going: [email protected]

If you wish to participate, please come to the launch of this project on Monday 29th September at 5pm in the Green Room (down the hallway, opposite the main Drama Desk). Students: there will be pizza – please rsvp to your DRAM100 TA so we know how much to get. Also please feel free to forward this message far and wide. Thanks!

For information: Julie Salverson [email protected] (613)533-6000 x77485
Jenn Stephenson [email protected] (613)533-6000 x78597

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Call to Artists

The Old Masters Art Show and Sale is looking for established and emerging artists.
you can obtain and information package from their website: www.seniors-kingston.on.ca or at the Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St, M-F 8:30-4:30. Applications must be submitted no later than October 15. Applications submitted by September 30 will be entered in the early bird draw for a $200 gift certificate for Kingston Frameworks.

Show is Sat. Nove 29 & Sun Nov. 30.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Auditions for Ballet Jorgen's Nutcracker at 5,6,7,8 Studios Oct. 4

Bengt Jörgen, Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Jörgen Canada has announced the creation of a new full-length version of the holiday classic, set in Ontario at the turn of the last century.

On Saturday October 4, the company will visit Kingston to audition young dancers who will perform in December in this new production at the Grand Theatre.

The Group of Seven Nutcracker will be a portrait of Canada in the early 20th century, inspired by three famous Canadian paintings, Carmichael‘s Church and Houses at Bisset, Thomson‘s Snow in the Woods, and Fitzgerald‘s Trees and Wildflowers. Young dancers selected will play roles such as squirrels, loons, snowflakes, dragonflies and beavers, as well as several traditional Nutcracker children‘s roles.

Auditioners can be male or female, must be under 5‘7“ and between the ages of 8 and 18, with some dance experience. They must register for the audition, which will take place at 5, 6, 7,8 Dance Studio between 1:30-4:30 pm Oct. 4. To register, email [email protected]. Only confirmed registrants will receive auditions.

Rehearsals will begin Oct. 4 and 5 for performances scheduled on December 22nd and 23rd

Tickets for the Group of Seven Nutcracker are now on sale through the Grand Theatre Box Office, 218 Princess Street. 613 530-2050.

Friday, September 12, 2008

OMDC FILM FUND call for applications

Information Session: October 14, 2008 (Registration Required)

Application Deadline: November 4, 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 http://www.omdc.on.ca/PageFactory.aspx?PageID=3209.

Information Session

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

Date: October 14, 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 http://www.omdc.on.ca/PageFactory.aspx?PageID=5194. Registration will close at 5:00pm on Monday, October 13, 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]


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Queen's Conservatory of Music Classes

Group Classes begin week of Sept 22, 2008

Fall Term:
  • Adult Guitar Ensemble
  • Beginner Guitar for Children
  • Chamber Music Ensembles
  • Ear Training
  • Electronic Music Ensemble
  • Group Vocal Technique

Full Year:
  • Brasilian Samba Ensemble
  • Lyric Theatre Workshop
  • Music Theory (4 levels)

Private Lessons begin week of Sept 8, 2008

Contact Queen's Conservatory of Music for details

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Theatre Kingston Auditions for upcoming season

AUDITIONS: For "The Garbage and The Flowers" - Theatre Kingston's next original production scheduled to open at the Baby Grand on Nov. 12.

This multi-media performance is based on poetry found in and around the streets, back alleyways, shopping malls and bathroom stalls of Kingston and will be danced, sung and chanted by a chorus of 7 - 8 performers, with a live electronic soundscape and visual art created on stage as part of the performance. All participants in this production will be involved in the creative process of developing the script and movement.

Auditions will be held on Wed. Sept 10 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m, Location TBA. Please contact Katie Olsen (stage manager) at [email protected] to book an audition time. Those contacted will be asked to perform a two-minute prepared monologue. Evening and weekend rehearsals will start mid-September.

Theatre Kingston http://www.theatrekingston.com/

Friday, September 5, 2008

Call For Film Submissions, Danse Macabre Halloween Horrorfest 2008

Halloween Weekend 2008 will mark the second instalment of the Danse Macabre International Horror Film Festival (And All Hallow's Eve Ball) in Kingston, Ontario.

Danse Macabre is a showcase of original, independent and award-winning short horror films from a diverse assortment of nations. Our 2007 Program featured 48 films from 17 countries, and interest was phenomenal. We are pleased to announce a call for film submissions for the 2008 festival.

We anticipate excellent coverage of this landmark event by Canadian and International media, and look forward to your assistance in sending out this immediate call to filmmakers to ensure they are provided with an opportunity to have their films screened at DANSE MACABRE 2008. Our submission criteria is as follows:

Danse Macabre is open to any film that might be considered a horror film, of a disturbing nature, weird and/or frightening.

Runtimes for the Short Film Program should be under 22 minutes, though feature-length films may be considered for programming.

There is NO 'Film Made By' date. We plan on celebrating all horror films from all eras. Send us your early stuff!

Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.

Films should be from one of these genres:

- Horror, Supernatural
- Sci-Fi, Fantasy
- Animation
- Action, Thriller, Suspense
- Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
- Documentary or music video (with a genre connection)

Visit http://www.dansemacabre.ca for film submission instructions

Please address all media-related correspondence to: [email protected]

Please address general inquiries to: [email protected]



Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Juried Art Show & Sale: Call for submissions

A New Juried Art Show And Sale – October 3rd-4th-5th @ The Firehall Theatre – 185 South St. Gananoque.

“On the Waters Edge” will be a juried show , accepting submission from Kingston – to Brockville and in between. The admission fee is $40. You may submit up to 3 images for consideration. The jury will be made up of three local individuals with diverse backgrounds and knowledge of the Arts. One piece from the show will be chosen by the jury and receive $500 which will be awarded at the Gala opening Oct. 3rd. The “peoples choice” award will receive $250 , and will be given out on the 5th at the closing of the show.

Deadline for submissions : September 19/ 2008@ 5pm

Send To : On the Waters Edge c/o Pam Staples

185 South Street Gananoque, Ont. K7G 2J9

All artists must be 18yrs of age and above. Only original work executed since 2006 may be submitted. Photography, crafts, fiber, computer generated art or jewelry will not be accepted.

Please submit 3 images on one CD. Images must be at least 300dpi, save as a jpeg or pdf.

Number images to correspond with entry form. Please include resume and contact info.

The $40 admission fee is non-refundable . Please make cheque or money order out to :

Pam Staples . Work can also be for sale – commission is %15.

Applications can be dropped off at:

Cracker Crumbs Studios – 270 Market Street , Gananoque – Sat & Sunday – 10am – 4pm

Firehall Theatre – 185 South St.

Notification of Acceptance – September 22, 2008 by 5pm

You will be notified by email or phone.

Drop off : Sept. 29 – 30th 2008 by 5pm

All work must be ready to hang !. Please include a business size card with price, name and medium.

Show info :

Gala Opening : October 3rd 5pm – 10pm @ The Firehall Theatre

Catered by Tast of the Islands

Accoustics Sounds – 5pm – 6:30

Welcome by Mayor Jim Garrah and Kent Fitzhugh – 7pm

Presentation of Jurors Choice Award –7:30

Greg Runions Big band sounds – 8pm

Open invite to all to attend the Gala - October 4th and 5th – 11am – 8pm – free of charge



Name :


Phone numbers :

Email address :

CD Information : all 3 images need to include the following information


Title ______________________________________________________

Size _______________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________


Title ______________________________________________________

Size _______________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________


Title ______________________________________________________

Size _______________________________________________________

Medium ____________________________________________________

Please send to : On the Waters Edge c/o Pam Staples 185 South Street , Gananoque ,Ont K7G 2J9

For more information please contact : Pam Staples @ [email protected]