Community Opportunity | Week of January 24, 2022

Updated: Mar 9

Every two weeks we collect calls for submission, education/training opportunities, fundraisers, job offers and more and put them in one easy place! This is the spot to see what’s going on in the MT7 community.
 

Indigenous Playwrights Nest

The Indigenous Playwrights Nest is a two week residency that offers Indigenous playwrights an inspiring environmental workspace to write their plays surrounded by nature in the Leighton Artists’ Studios. The residency is designed to offer support and space for new works in various stages of dramaturgical development. This residency includes revisiting textual work on plays that have had some performance life but are still in process of finalizing, as well as open to new works in development.

This self-guided residency will support the development and creation of a new work by the Indigenous writer(s) working in theatre by providing actors, space, and resources for Indigenous writers to further their career and scripts that have exceptional merit and high impact. On campus, the program creates dedicated space and time away from home to add to the depth and breadth of the work in development.

Program Dates: April 04 – April 15, 2022 Application Deadline: February 16, 2022

Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover all program costs. Click here for more details and to apply!

 

Quickdraw Animation Society: Programming Assistant

This is an eight-week contract at 35 hours per week, from March 8 through April 30, 2022. Total payment for the contract is $5,000, or approximately $17.85/hr, and duties will primarily take remotely. Some on-site work at Quickdraw’s studios or in-person events may be required, so candidates must reside in Calgary or area.

A not-for-profit artist-run centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Quickdraw Animation Society is a place for people who love animation. We encourage animation production, dissemination and appreciation through screenings, workshops, courses, camps, and other events designed to ignite the public’s passion for the medium, including our GIRAF animation festival held each November.

The Programming Assistant will assist in the programming and promotion of Quickdraw’s events and activities for spring and summer 2022. Working closely with the Programming Director, the programming assistant will take on tasks that may include reaching out to artists about participation in screenings and events, obtaining permissions or negotiating fees for film screenings, watching and evaluating screeners of feature and short films, coordinating logistics for online and in-person events, creating physical and digital promotional materials, and coordinating volunteers for various events. Deadline to apply is February 7.

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Public Art Call for Emerging Indigenous Artists

Parks Canada Agency and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies seek up to three Indigenous Artists to create temporary mural paintings, to be displayed prominently on the grounds at Cave and Basin National Historic Site. This call is open in 2022 to all Indigenous Artists 18 years of age and older from Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney), Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and Tsuut’ina communities who are looking to increase their knowledge of mural painting and large-scale public art-making.

This jointly funded initiative is supported by Parks Canada (Cave and Basin National Historic Site) and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. It is an opportunity to create 3 large temporary murals (approx. 8ft wide x 8ft high x 8 ft long) for temporary display at Cave and Basin National Historic Site in Banff, Alberta. These murals will provide Indigenous artists from Treaty 7 nations (Blackfoot Confederacy, Tsuut’tina, Îyârhe Nakoda) a space to express their perspectives on Indigenous histories of the Cave and Basin and the Banff/Bow Valley Region. This is an opportunity for Indigenous Artists, Elders and Community members as well as Parks Canada and the Whyte Museum staff to come together, connect with the site and share perspectives through art and storytelling. The completed murals will be an opportunity for all visitors to the Cave and Basin to learn about the diverse Indigenous stories, histories and experiences that live in this special place.


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INDIGENOUS THEATRE LIBRARY COLLECTION MANAGER REQUIRED – Theatre Alberta

(Limited Term Position, ~12 Months) Deadline to Apply: February 10, 2022

We require an Indigenous Theatre Library Collection Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the creation of a new collection management policy for Indigenous theatre and performance materials in the Theatre Alberta Library including, but not limited to:

  • the creation of an inventory of the current Indigenous theatre materials within the Theatre Alberta Library collection and the subject headings for those materials

  • research subject headings, controlled vocabulary, and emerging practices for cataloguing Indigenous performance art used in other libraries

  • coordinate the engagement of an Indigenous Theatre Advisory Council to guide and consult on policy development, including the preparation of knowledge, data, and research for the Council’s consideration

  • schedule and attend meetings and implement recommendations of the Indigenous Theatre Advisory Council

  • draft the Indigenous Theatre Collection Management Policy, identifying potential future work, strategies, and research

  • participation in Theatre Alberta’s overall strategic mission and direction

Applicants should be Indigenous information professionals passionate about Indigenous knowledge stewardship and protection, theatre, and libraries. Applications should enjoy working independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication, research, and project management skills are required. Previous involvement in the theatre and/or not-for-profit industries will be considered assets.

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