Stuff to Apply and Sign Up for

Call for Applicants:

Teen Fringe:  Deadline: June 6, 2017

Teens aged 13-17 can have the chance to train with leading professionals in acting, singing and dancing during the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival. Applicants are required to audition and perform a monologue of their choosing and a song from the Musical Theatre Repertoire list. Participants can expect 5 full days of training with industry professionals, the chance to perform at Edge of the Sky’s closing night show at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival and a Rush Pass to all 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival productions.

 

Call for Submissions:

Art Encounters Program, Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Deadline: May 1, 2017

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is accepting applications from visual artists and makers with disabilities, newcomer and indigenous artists to participate in the new Art Encounters Program during the 56th Exhibition on July 14 – 16, 2017 at Nathan Philips Square. Through this program Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition will provide exhibition assistance and free booth space to offset the costs and relieve the economic pressure of exhibiting in the fair to a select group of five artists with disabilities, newcomer and aboriginal artists.

Arts and Minds: A Community Arts Series

Neighbourhood Arts Network's has partnered with Workman Arts on Arts and Minds: A Community Arts Series, exploring the theme of mental wellness and public space. Arts and Minds will convene members of the Victoria Village community together to have conversation around the importance of mental health management in all our lives. This will be a helpful series of collaborative workshops using community arts as a tool to talk about how mental health can possibly be managed, and some of the challenges it can present. The City of Toronto’s 2011 Neighbourhood Demographic Estimates revealed that 67% of community members in Victoria Village are accessing mental health services, so these workshops will be responsive by convening a space for community members to gather and discuss their own mental health issues, while encouraging the reduction of the stigma associated with seeking support. Victoria Park Village community members will be consulted in sparking the project objectives and support community outreach. The project in 2018 will celebrate this growth of stories told through a public art piece reflecting dialogues from the workshops. Workman Arts Members are asked to submit Request for Proposals to apply to partake in community consultations, as well as design and deliver hand-on workshops

Regent Park Film Festival: Deadline: May 12, 2017

Regent Park Film Festival's call for submissions is now open and free. Regent Park Film Festival welcome films of all lengths and genres that reflect the multitude of experiences that make up our cities and communities. Regent Park Film Festival is especially dedicated to showcasing works by Indigenous filmmakers and filmmakers of colour, as well as works by trans, queer and female identified filmmakers.

Events:

Sick Muse Art Projects: Multicultural Night Event:  May 19, 2017

Serving as a fundraiser for their new project relating to Latin America (specifically Peru and Ecuador), Sick Muse Art Projects is hosting a Multicultural Night Event that features a variety of music and food. This will also be a great opportunity to network with cultural workers and cultural leaders from different organizations, artists from different disciplines and backgrounds, and arts/culture dreamers and doers. The Multicultural Night Event will be at 918 Bathurst Centre for Culture, Arts, Media and Education and will run from 7-10 PM.

Yellow House Celebrates 3 Years! Art Show and Birthday Bash: Tomorrow! 7-10pm

"High Mesa", John N.Inglis, watercolour on paper, 17"x22"

"High Mesa", John N.Inglis, watercolour on paper, 17"x22"

Help Yellow House Gallery celebrate their anniversary tomorrow night! The show brings together a diverse group of Canadian contemporary artists in celebration of Yellow House's Third Birthday!

Enjoy some music, art, divine treats, and great conversation as Yellow House thanks Toronto's East End community for its ongoing support.

Show Dates:
May 12th- June 10th 2017
 
Reception:
Friday May 12th- 7-10pm

Can't make it to the opening reception? Then join Akin Projects on Saturday May 13 at our Akin East-End Gallery Crawl! We will be visiting Yellow House Gallery along the way! Click here for details.

Michael Vickers of Akin Lansdowne profiled in the Toronto Guardian

Congratulations to Michael Vickers of Akin Lansdowne on being featured Artist Profile in the Toronto Guardian.

Michael Vickers is a Toronto-based artist with a practice that works in the space between sculpture, painting and installation. His recent work investigates the limits of different materials and presentation methods – painted, curled and bent forms made of various painted aluminums and steels, etched and engraved stone and marble works, and installations that activate the exhibition space in different ways.
— Joel Levy for the Toronto Guardian