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Canadian Arts Presenters: Cervantino International Festival

Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend Cervantino International Festival

CAPACOA – Field News

https://capacoa.ca/en/news/field/1763-cervantino-international-festival

August 27, 2019 – Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters are now open for support to attend Cervantino International Festival October 9th to 12th, 2019 in Guanajuato, Mexico

The 47th edition of the Festival Internacional Cervantino, which will take place October 9-27, 2019, will have Canada and the State of Guerrero as its guests of honour. Both guests will present a series of performances.

The festival is the most important cultural and artistic festival in the Spanish speaking world and ranks among the top four festivals globally. It is celebrated each year for two weeks in the month of October, in Guanajuato, a small colonial-era city located in central Mexico, with a history of having a large cultural scene.

Project Objective 

  • To support the work of Canadian artists, in a presenter to presenter context, who will be pitching at a bespoke presenter platform created in conjunction with Cervantino Festival programming.
  • To network with and connect to presenters from the United States, Mexico and South America.
  • To promote the Canadian artists performing at Cervantino and to act as Ambassadors for Canadian artists.
  • To build strong international networks in the performing arts
  • To tour international artists working in partnership with venues across the country.

Eligibility Criteria

Presenters must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have the knowledge of the Canadian performing arts sector to able to act as an ambassador for Canadian artists on the International scene.
  • Must have the capacity to build relationships across networks in Canada to promote International projects.
  • Must be willing and can demonstrate a willingness to encourage international exchange and collaborations
  • Must have previous experience hosting international work.
  • Must have the human and financial resources to program international work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to return home and champion the work you have seen to your region and network.

CAPACOA will be responsible for:

  • Airfare from Canada to Guanajuato, Mexico
  • 4 night’s accommodations: October 9 – 12, 2019
  • Organization of travel arrangements
  • Co-ordination of meetings and schedule during the event

The presenter will be responsible for:

  • Ground transportation and per diem
  • Submitting a final report to CAPACOA

Expression of Interest Closing Date: September 6th, 2019

Event dates:   9th – 12th October 2019

Notification:   Early September 2019

Complete the form to express your interest.

Your expression of interest does not guarantee participation.

If you have any questions please contact Sue Urquhart at sue.urquhart@capacoa.ca.

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Employment Opportunity: Sponsorship Development Coordinator, St. Albert

Sponsorship Development Coordinator

City of St. Albert

Organization: City of St. Albert
Website: www.stalbert.ca
Department: Community Services
Location: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert
Salary: $68,390 – $83,207 per annum
Closing Date: August 25, 2019
Competition #: 19/150

OPPORTUNITY

The Community Services Department is currently recruiting for a Sponsorship Development Coordinator. St. Albert has a strong grassroots cultural community with a history of celebrating arts and culture. The City has a well established cultural department focused on nurturing and developing the arts and cultural sector through direct delivery of programs and services, partnerships and collaborations throughout the community. We are looking for a creative, collaborative individual to develop and implement sponsorship and donation strategies to support programs and initiatives offered by department including: the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival of the Arts, Arden Theatre, St. Albert Children’s Theatre, Amplify program, Building Assets & Memories, Public Art, and other special projects/events.

Reporting to the Manager, Cultural Programming, the Coordinator is responsible for developing relationships with business and organizations to obtain sponsorships and advertising sales for these programs and initiatives as well as building and maintaining relationships with corporate and private donors to support growth in revenues. This position will be responsible for executing prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, which have as an objective, the development of short and long-term funding support of events within Community Services.

The person we seek has a strong understanding of the selling process combined with sponsorship, advertising, and group sales experience. We are looking for an excellent communicator who excels at customer service. This role will allow you to utilize your research and negotiation skills and apply your knowledge of Alberta Gaming and Liquor Control Regulations, non-profit and board governance and Federal Charitable (CRA) regulations.

In relation to event funding and development work, the Sponsorship Development Coordinator requires comprehensive knowledge of all business areas in the department, fund development, research and analytical skills, and the ability to write and prepare comprehensive proposals and final reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

• At minimum, a 2-year Diploma in a related field (Public Relations, Business, Marketing, Arts/Culture) and 5 years of direct experience. Or, a Degree in a related field combined with 3 years experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Direct experience negotiating, securing and executing annual and multi-year sponsorships.
• Knowledge of professional and children’s theatre programming, cultural festivals, and general knowledge of community and social development programs and services.
• A valid Class 5 driver’s licence is required.
• Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) an asset, but not required.
• Membership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is an asset.

HOURS OF WORK

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off [RDO] every two weeks). There will be the occasional requirement for extra and evening hours, which could include attendance at meetings and events.

COMPENSATION

$68,390 – $83,207 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website www.stalbert.ca/employment

CLOSING DATE

August 25, 2019

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

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Employment Opportunity: The Royal And McPherson Theatres Society – Victoria, BC

Employment Opportunity

The Royal And McPherson Theatres Society

Victoria, BC

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Position:

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society (RMTS) seeks an Executive Director to succeed current Executive Director Lloyd Fitzsimonds who retires in December of 2019.

The mission of RMTS is to enrich the quality of life in the region, through a sustainable and relevant performing arts centre and to be the integral hub for performing arts of the region, recognized for diverse and valued performances, professional standards, and historic spaces. In the past the RMTS has focused essentially on the preservation of its two historic assets and is primarily a rental-only facility. The RMTS, however, provides a full complement of support services to its presenter-clients.

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society is the steward of two landmark theatres in Greater Victoria and, as such, promotes the growth and development of the arts. The Society manages on behalf of the buildings’ owners and provides up-to-date facilities and services; encourages community arts, promotes quality programming; and maximizes the use of the facilities.

Reporting to the Board of Directors of the Society, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the Society’s mandate.

The new Executive Director must be a performing arts venue professional. The RMTS’s annual operating budget is approximately $4.5 million, with a staff complement of 20 full-time and approximately 75 part-time.

Background:

The RMTS manages two key historic assets in Victoria which together form the region’s performing arts centre; it was created in 1998 as a not for profit charitable organization. The Royal Theatre (1416 seats) is owned by the Capital Regional District (CRD) and receives funding from the municipalities of Saanich, Victoria, and Oak Bay. The McPherson Playhouse (774 seats) is owned by the City of Victoria and receives funding from that City. Both facilities are made available by the RMTS for artistic, community, and corporate uses. The RMTS does not engage in any significant presentation activity of its own at this time.

Over the past eighteen years, the RMTS has operated one of the most active and successful government-owned performing arts centres in Canada. It has consistently provided excellent professional facility licensing, box office, and advisory services to performing arts organizations throughout the Greater Victoria Area and across North America.

Reliable operating support from the building owners (the City of Victoria and the CRD) has been instrumental to its success, although rates of support have been frozen since 1998. The operating subsidies now represent 12% of the RMTS’s expense budget, one of the smallest subsidies of any government-owned theatre centres in Canada. Despite this, the RMTS has been managed in a fiscally conservative manner and has achieved modest surpluses while steadily undertaking capital improvements.

The RMTS Board of Directors is made up of one municipal Councilor from each of the municipalities of Saanich, Victoria, and Oak Bay, plus five directors appointed by the CRD Board of Directors, and seven elected Directors. The Board endeavours to provide support and strategic advice, as well as governance and oversight, to the management team.

The RMTS is home many key user groups including Pacific Opera Victoria, the Victoria Symphony, Ballet Victoria, Victoria Operatic Society, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Dance Victoria, Victoria Jazz Festival, National Geographic Live, and the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. Commercial presenters include Victoria Broadway Series, Live Nation, AEG, Atomique Productions and a wide array of touring shows.

The RMTS is committed to engaging the community in the arts, and is dedicated to providing extraordinary experiences for everyone who shares in this remarkable community asset. Every member of the RMTS team tries to maintain the highest standards of quality and customer service in every action, performing in an environment of proactive team effort, outstanding customer service, active brand advancement, and passion for mission fulfillment.

Required Professional Skills and Abilities:

We seek an individual with 7 to 10 years of experience in cultural management (with at least 4 years of senior management) in a performing arts facility or major performing arts organization; a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; a background in government relations, union negotiations, advocacy, corporate sponsorship, and the building of community partnerships; knowledge of a sophisticated ticketing system (Tessitura), grantsmanship, and event coordination.

The senior staff includes the Finance Manager, the Manager of External Affairs, the Manager of Client Services, the Technical Director, the Front of House Manager, and the Box Office Manager.

The position requires strong interpersonal, managerial, analytical, and organizational skills.

To be successful in this role one must be highly self-motivated with a strong knowledge of production and technical areas and also highly collaborative. Experience with historic theatres would be an asset.

Application Process:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package.

Deadline for Applications: Friday, August 9, 2019.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume with a list of references, and salary expectations to:

Margaret Genovese
gvasearch@gmail.com

Genovese, Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5B 2J7

Preference given to qualified Canadian applicants.

For additional information: www.rmts.bc.ca, www.genovesevanderhoof.com.

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Employment Opportunity: Professional Programming Presenter, St. Albert

Professional Programming Presenter (Permanent Part-time)

Apply: https://careers.stalbert.ca/…

Requisition #: 19/116
Job #: J0619-0688
Job Title: Professional Programming Presenter (Permanent Part-time)
Job Type: Permanent Part Time
City, Province, Country: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Job Category: Cultural Services
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date: June 20, 2019
Posting Closing Date: July 2, 2019
Salary/Wage: 40.36 – 49.10/Year
Department: Community Services
Location: 5 St. Anne Street

Cultivate your Career:

A city rich in arts and heritage, St. Albert has superior cultural opportunities for the enjoyment and learning of our residents and visitors. The City of St. Albert’s Community Services Cultural branches promote the development of arts and cultural services throughout the community and the team connects to the community through programming and operation of The Arden Theatre, the International Children’s Festival of the Arts, St. Albert Children’s Theatre, and other community cultural events

The Opportunity:

We are currently seeking to fill a permanent part-time role within the Cultural Programming team. The Professional Programming Presenters are responsible for managing the day to day business and advancing of presenting activities for the City of St. Albert.

This position, in tandem with another full-time Presenter, will project manage a wide variety of presentations including the negotiation of artist contracts, management of artist logistics including accommodation, transportation, hospitality, and the management of budgets directly related to presentations. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, the International Children’s Festival, family-focused programming at various city venues, and other community cultural events. The successful candidate will build relationships within the local and regional arts community. They will also develop and recommend a strategic artistic and business plan to utilize City performing arts spaces/venues to their highest potential in the area of professional performing arts presentations. In addition, the Professional Programming Presenter is required to collaborate and research co-presentational opportunities with other Albertan and Canadian professional presenters, artist management companies and potential community partnerships within the City and Capital Region. This position will work closely with the other Professional Programming Presenter, marketing, sponsorship, front of house and venue operations teams as well as with a wide variety of artists, agents and managers.

The work requires a detailed knowledge and understanding of all performing arts genres, the professional presentation genre, technical theatre operations and front of house operations.
The individual we seek has comfort with public speaking and media relations. The role requires an incumbent who is skilled at organization and time management.

Qualifications:

• Diploma in Arts Administration, Theatre Management or a related field and 7 years of related experience, or a related Degree and 5 years experience. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.
• Previous work experience in programming for young audiences and for soft seat venues and large-scale festivals is considered an asset.
• Strong negotiation, conflict resolution, financial management, budget planning, monitoring and reporting skills and experience.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to research, write and prepare comprehensive grant applications and final reports.
• Prior experience working with presenting associations such as CAPACOA (Canadian Arts Presenting Association), ATAA (Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta) would be considered an asset.
• A valid Class 5 Drivers License and a personal vehicle for work use is required.

Hours of Work:

This is a 0.50 permanent part-time position that will work approximately 18 hours per week. This position may be offered the opportunity to work additional hours. The nature of this position includes evening and weekend work, as well as the necessity to travel.

Compensation:

$40.36 – $49.10 per hour. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package.

TO APPLY: 
Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website https://careers.stalbert.ca/…

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.

Applications will only be accepted to 10:00 p.m. (Mountain Time Zone) on closing date.

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. The City of St. Albert will no longer accept applications in person, via fax, email or by post.

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Call for Applications: MASA 2020

MASA 2020
MARCHÉ DES ARTS DU SPECTACLE D’ABIDJAN

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The 11th edition of the MASA, the Marché des arts du spectacle d’Abidjan, will take place in Abidjan, in Ivory Coast, from March 7 to 14, 2020.

MASA is Africa’s largest performing arts conference and it takes place every 2 years in Abidjan. It brings together artists from Africa and elsewhere and its objectives are:

– to support creativity and good quality productions;

– to facilitate the movement of artists and their works within Africa and throughout the world;

– to train artists and key professionals in the production field;

– to promote African Performing Arts.

The MASA has just opened its Call for applications! Dance, Theater, Music, Storytelling, Stand-up Comedy and Slam Companies can apply before June 30, 2019 to be part of the 2020 Official programming.

Read the eligibility criteria by clicking HERE and learn more about the MASA by consulting their Website:

https://www.en.masa.ci/

Eligibility Criteria: https://www.en.masa.ci/masa-2020-call-for-applications-for-the-categories-of-storytelling-dance-stand-up-comedy-music-and-theater

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Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

https://capacoa.ca/en/news/field/1721-edinburgh-2019

Expression of Interest Closing Date:March 25, 2019
Event dates:   17 – 23 August 2019
Notification:   Early May 2019

About the Opportunity

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters are now open for support to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 17 – 23 August, 2019.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, which in 2018 spanned 25 days and featured more than 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows in 317 venues.

It is an open access (or “unjuried“) performing arts festival, meaning there is no selection committee, and anyone may participate, with any type of performance. The official Fringe Programme categorises shows into sections for theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatrecircuscabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

Project Objective

  • to promote the discoverability of the Canadian artistic scene through the interaction of professional Canadian presenters at the 2019 Edinburgh festival
  • to build strong international networks in the performing arts
  • to tour international artists working in partnership with venues across the country.

Eligibility Criteria 

Presenters must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have previous experience hosting international work.
  • Must have the human and financial resources to program international work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to return home and champion the work you have seen to your region and network.
  • Must have the capacity to build relationships across networks in Canada to promote International projects.
  • Must have the knowledge of the Canadian performing arts sector to able to act as an ambassador for Canadian artists on the International scene.
  • Must be willing and can demonstrate a willingness to encourage international exchange and collaborations

CAPACOA will be responsible for:

  • Airfare from Canada to Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 6 night’s accommodations
  • Organization of travel arrangements
  • Co-ordination of meetings and schedule during the event

The presenter will be responsible for:

  • Ground transportation and per diem
  • Performance Tickets
  • Submitting a final report to CAPACOA

Complete the form to express your interest.

Your expression of interest does not guarantee participation. If you have any questions please contact Sue Urquhart at sue.urquhart@capacoa.ca.

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Alberta Culture Days Grant Funding Now Available!

Alberta Culture Days Grant Funding Now Available!

Pictured Above: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Arts Education Day
Photo Credit: Alberta Culture and Tourism

It’s time to put the call out for artists, volunteers and organizers – Alberta Culture Days is coming! Across the province, plans are already starting to come together for the largest three day provincial celebration of arts, heritage, culture and community. What are you going to do at the end of September to share your unique and amazing culture with Albertans?

Alberta Culture Days is your opportunity to reach out to new audiences and showcase your organization and community. For three days, every community’s unique culture is on display for Albertans to enjoy. Join us in the celebration of our culture!

Once again, the Government of Alberta is providing funding to assist community organizations in hosting Alberta Culture Days events. Grant applications are now open. Community organizations can apply for up to $10,000 to celebrate and showcase their culture between September 27 to 29. Applications will close April 4 at 4:30 p.m. More information and application forms can be found at AlbertaCultureDays.ca.

“Alberta Culture Days gives us all a greater understanding of the arts, culture, diversity and community spirit in Alberta. Last year was one of our best yet, and we are excited to see what Albertans bring to 2019. I encourage all communities and organizations to apply for an Alberta Culture Days grant to share their art, music, history and food this September.”

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism


Apply for funding and join us in the celebration of

Alberta Culture Days, September 27 to 29.

We want you to be a part of our celebration! Apply now to become a Feature, Host or Pop Up Celebration Site for Alberta Culture Days celebrations.

  • Feature Celebration Site – Sites offering three days of family-friendly programming during Alberta Culture Days, eligible for up to $10,000 in funding support.
  • Host Celebration Site – Sites offering two days of family-friendly programming during Alberta Culture Days, eligible for up to $5,000.
  • Pop Up Celebration Site – Sites offering one days of family-friendly programming during Alberta Culture Days, eligible for up to $1,000.

More details on the Alberta Culture Days grants can be found at AlbertaCultureDays.ca. This site also features a number of event planning resources and customizable promotional tools.

We look forward to having you join us for Alberta’s largest celebration of our culture during Alberta Culture Days September 27 to 29, 2019.

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OnStage Workshops 2019

OnStage 2019 Workshops

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents OnStage, a program offering professional feedback to artists who are interested in touring dates in Alberta. OnStage gives musicians, singers, and performing groups an opportunity to meet with a panel of professional musicians and community presenters who are all familiar with Alberta Showcase. Artists present a 10-minute showcase then get feedback from each of the panelists. The panel will react to the performance, critique promotional materials, and can also recommend future directions for artists.


OnStage Edmonton

Sunday, March 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan University
Allard Hall Theatre Lab
11110 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 4, 2019


OnStage Calgary

Sunday, March 24, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Studio Bell
Performance Hall
850 – 4 St. SE, Calgary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2019


OnStage: Artist Applications

Artist Applications for the OnStage Workshops are subject to a $25 processing fee plus applicable taxes. ($25 + 5%GST = $26.25CAD)

How do I apply?

Contact kennedy@artstouring.com to pay your application fee and send the completed application form and support materials.

OnStage performance slots are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

There are only 6 performance slots available per workshop so get your application in today!

https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/

 

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WAA’s 2019 Juried Showcase

Western Arts Alliance’s 2019 Juried Showcase Applications Are Open

The Juried Showcase is a great way to quickly boost your or your artist’s profile. Selected artists will:

Enjoy exclusive exposure on the website and conference guide
Receive a complementary online and print showcase listing
Secure two complimentary One-Day Artist Passes
Perform before hundreds of Presenters and Delegates

Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15 @ 5pm PST

The Juried Showcase Program will take place Tuesday, August 27.

A maximum of seven artists will be selected to perform by a jury of WAA members.

Head to their Juried Showcasing page for more details.

DOWNLOAD the Application Checklist

Juried Showcase FAQs

https://westarts.org/


August 26-29 │ Los Angeles, JW Marriott

The WAA Conference convenes presenters, artists and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The four-day schedule is filled with exhibits, performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. The Commons—our meeting and exhibit space—cultivates discovery, business insight, and connection.

A Focused & Innovative Marketplace

The WAA Conference convenes presenters, artists and agents around the shared goal of programming live performances. The four-day schedule is filled with exhibits, performances, networking, speakers, classes and workshops. The Commons—our meeting and exhibit space—cultivates discovery, business insight, and connection.

Explore. Discover. Connect.

Presenters and Arts Associations
From established artists to emerging talent, access artists in every discipline to fit your programming needs and budget. Expand your artistic programming expertise and technical knowledge through our Professional Development courses, in-conference workshops, round-tables, and conversations with peers, while our Independent and Juried Showcases allow you to sample the diverse talents of the delegation.

Artists, Managers, Agents, Consultant/Vendors, and Arts Associations
Share your or your artists’ work with more than 200 presenting organizations based in the West. The Commons format has been developed to best help you connect with presenters and colleagues. Introduce a project to a room full of Presenters during our Discovery Sessions, or enjoy great social and professional networking over local cuisine on a Dine-Around. Broaden your range of practical skills to help plan and achieve effective tours during our Professional Development Institute. Performing artists will find opportunities for stimulating discussions about art and ideas with other artists, agents, and presenters.