Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Browsing The Bulletin Board

Do you know someone who has made a significant, sustained, unselfish, and involved contribution to Ontario theatre?  We are still accepting nominations for Theatre Ontario's 2013 Maggie Bassett Award.  Recent past recipients include Dave Carley, Diana Belshaw, Don Fleckser, Alex Mustakas, and Yvette Nolan.  The nomination deadline is February 28.

There's still time to book your appointment with Tim Chapman to review your application for Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP).  PTTP offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline, except performance.  The application deadline is March 1.  PTTP is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board
  • The Rhubarb Festival at Buddies In Bad Times needs volunteers; the mandatory orientation session is February 13 (today).
  • b current needs box office and front-of-house volunteers for afterRock - deadline is February 14.
  • Theatre Passe Muraille invites applications for two programs - the Elephants In The Room Creation Group for artists who self-identify as emerging interested in working as part of a collective, and the Pitch Andy sessions for artists interested in making a pitch to TPM's Artistic Director who have something to say beyond “please produce my show.”  Deadline for both programs is February 18.
  • Jumblies Theatre’s What Happened Next? Oral History and Artmaking is an in-depth workshop on the ethics, aesthetics, power and pitfalls of performing and making art from recounted memories; runs February 20, 21, 23, 24.

New on The Bulletin Board
  • Ryerson University Continuing Education is starting a program on Communication and Promotion for the Arts for arts managers, potential arts managers, and individual artists.  This course led by Sue Edworthy and Jacoba Knaapen starts March 4.
  • ArtsBuild Ontario is providing a five-episode webinar series on Making Sense of the New Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Standards; Theatre Ontario member organizations are eligible for a discount on this program.  It starts March 4.
  • Toronto Fringe Festival will be inviting applications for Visual Fringe (for visual artists, performance artists and all those in-between) on March 4, and AlleyFringe (for artists with micro-plays that are staged in tents and sheds in the Fringe Club) on March 6.
  • York University is holding a Fine Arts Summer Intensive; theatre offerings include stage combat, physical approaches to theatre, sound art, and Shakespeare for educators; courses begin April 30.

Check out these items, and all our postings of workshops, calls for submission, specific volunteer opportunities, awards, and much more—on Theatre Ontario’s Bulletin Board on our website

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