- Financial Literacy: What Self-Employed Artists Need To Know, with Tessa-Marie Shillingford, on May 13 at 10:30am in Toronto – Providing some basic skills will enable you to take control of your finances and make the best possible money decisions, including setting financial goals, managing on a low & erratic income, making a spending plan, dealing with debt, credit and credit cards, smart banking, and planning for retirement.
- Getting Started for Actors, with Tim Chapman, on May 15 at 2:00pm in Toronto – For actors beginning their professional careers, answering the most frequently asked questions about the business of acting including the realities of showbiz, pictures and resumes, Equity and ACTRA, agents and casting directors, auditioning, and maintaining and improving your acting skills.
- NEW – Business Basics: An Introduction to Planning for Artists, with Diane Davy, on June 11 at 3:00pm in Toronto – Your plan is your future, and whether you are a theatre company or an individual artist-entrepreneur, you will benefit by developing a clear business plan for your organization or your career. This workshop covers the basics of creating a plan, including: practical insights into goal setting, marketing and promotion, management, measuring outcomes; and more.
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- Application deadline for the Wuchien Michael Than Foundation Theatre Projects – Production grant is TODAY! This grant helps fund production of new works by Asian-Canadian playwrights between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.
- Playwrights Guild of Canada’s An Introduction to the Craft of Writing for the Musical Theatre (Or - All the Rules You Can Decide to Ignore Later!), with Jim Betts on May 4 to 5, for beginners, or anyone unfamiliar with the vocabulary of musical theatre
- York University’s Fight Directors Canada Stage Combat Certification Intensive starts May 6
- Ryerson University – Chang School of Continuing Education’s Arts and Entertainment Administration: Audience Outreach and Engagement course begins May 6, for arts managers, potential arts managers, and individual artists
- Humber College is hosting, in partnership with Dalhousie and Acadia Universities, a symposium and workshop devoted to the Art of the Director on June 15 to 18 in Toronto. It will be an intensive program of interactive workshops, open forum dialogues, performances, screenings, and paper presentations, all dedicated to exploring the director’s art across the spectrum of the performing arts. Theatre Ontario members are eligible for the discount rate, and there is an early-bird registration deadline of May 10.