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Empathy Squad Virtual Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders Age 18-30)

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders Age 18-30)
Gather Oral Histories To Foster Empathy And Build Your Podcasting Skills.

Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.

Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future. 

Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You’ll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time.

Participants Will:

  • Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community
  • Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping and audio editing skills
  • Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection
  • Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation
  • Grow empathy from coast-to-coast through community-building dialogue”

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-from FiXT POiNT

Calling IBPOC Performing Arts Administrators & Managers: Rising Tides

“Native Earth is proud to be a partnering organization of the new initiative RISING TIDES. RISING TIDES is a multi-faceted skill development platform designed for IBPOC arts administrators and managers to build connections, awareness, and learning exchanges within the IBPOC arts administration community. Led by PACT (Professional Association of Canadian Theatres), Native Earth Performing Arts, Obsidian Theatre, Urban Ink, Green Thumb Theatre, Pacific Theatre, and Nightwood Theatre, the RISING TIDES program intends to fill a gap in the national performing arts sector towards development and training for emerging/developing IBPOC administrators and managers, specific to the needs of this community.

RISING TIDES will pair emerging administrators with an established arts administrator for this paid virtual learning exchange taking place from September 2022 – September 2023. Working in tandem with Open Door, RISING TIDES will be facilitated and self-directed by the participants, feature guest panel discussions, as well as optional volunteer cohort meetings through the Open Door Initiative.”

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022 at 11:59PM EST

For more information, please visit:

-from Native Earth

Call for Applications: Dawson Film Lab (Yukon)

“The Dawson Film Lab is an opportunity for artists to come to Dawson City, Yukon for a week-long residency to shoot and hand process Super8 or 16mm film.

SEPTEMBER 3-11, 2022

The Klondike Institute of Art and Culture is a vibrant artistic and cultural centre at the edge of the Arctic that cultivates creativity through film, music, visual, literary, and performing arts. We host a variety of festivals, events, exhibitions, and arts education programs in Dawson City, Yukon on Tr’ondek Hwech’in Traditional and Contemporary Territory.  


Participants will shoot Super 8 or 16mm negative film which they will hand-process in buckets using ecological materials such as wildflowers and local plants. They will also learn how to make phytograms and apply tint and tone to their films (with both conventional tints and toners, as well as with plants, spices and fruits). Conventional negative processing chemistry will also be available.”

For more information, please visit:

-From Klondike Institute of Art and Culture

KIAC Culture Quest: Arts & Culture Funding Program (Yukon)

Culture Quest is an arts and cultural funding program that is supported by the Yukon Government (YG) and administered by the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC).

Culture Quest supports the expression of culture and art for Yukon performing, visual, and literary artists to a maximum of $10,000 per applicant per fiscal year. Culture Quest also supports First Nations cultural gatherings and festivals around the Yukon in addition to the preparation of work to be showcased nationally or internationally. The program was developed to address the opportunities of art and culture representation at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and subsequent events such as Canada Winter Games, Pan Am/Parapan Games and Northern Scene.

Culture Quest supports:

  • Support First Nations, MĂ©tis and Inuit expression of art in relation to cultural practices, enriching the lives of all Yukon residents. Such as: projects within cultural festivals and gatherings, song revival projects, story-telling projects, traditional dancing and other activities which involve public appreciation or engagement.
  • Support the continued growth and Support the continued growth and development of creation, performance or presenting capacity in the cultural sector, particularly in underserved communities or sectors. Such as: developing a performance circuit or a curated presentation space.
  • Support opportunities for artists to execute projects that explore and develop ties between contemporary art and their cultural heritage or history.
  • Support Yukon artists to develop or prepare their work for the national or international stage. Such as: mounting or rehearsing a production for a national tour and other preparation activities or preparing for a national cultural event such as cultural contingent for major sporting games, Northern Scene, etc.

Annual Intakes:

Application deadlines are on the 15th of January, April, and September.
Next intake: September 15th, 2022.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from KIAC

Call for Submissions: If You Ask Me, Youth Filmmaking Program (Workman Arts)

“If You Ask Me (IYAM) is a free program that supports emerging filmmakers with mental health and/or addiction experiences to develop a short film in the company of like-minded peers in a supportive environment. Over the summer, a small group of filmmakers will be selected to engage in workshops led by industry professionals and receive mentorship from IYAM alumni. Workshop topics include: developing a script, production, directing, editing, sound, distribution, and film festivals. This is a paid opportunity and Filmmakers will have an opportunity to screen their work at the 30th Annual Rendezvous with Madness Festival currently set to run October 27 – November 06, 2022.

IYAM will run virtually. Filmmakers are expected to take a self-directed approach to create their own films and will receive support and strategies throughout the program. All genres of film are welcome such as documentary, experimental, fiction, and animation; all devices for filmmaking are welcome whether it is phone, tablet, or any variety of camera!

The due date for applications is July 8, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT.

For more information, please visit:

-from Workman Arts

Appel de candidature « La création au féminin » : atelier de création de balado (FéCANE)

“Dans le cadre du projet « La crĂ©ation au fĂ©minin », un atelier de crĂ©ation de balado sera offert Ă  cinq femmes acadiennes de la Nouvelle-Écosse. L’atelier se dĂ©roulera du 5 au 7 aoĂ»t, 2022.

En raison d’un nombre de places limité, les intéressées sont invitées à soumettre leur candidature en envoyant une lettre d’intérêt à avant le 4 juillet, 2022 à 16h (Atlantique).

L’atelier sera animé par Anique Granger ( et se déroulera en deux temps. Tout d’abord pendant la fin de semaine, les participantes survoleront les outils techniques de base, exploreront les différentes formes, le processus créatif, et toute une série

d’astuces pour aider les participantes Ă  rĂ©aliser leur Ĺ“uvre. Par la suite, chaque participante aura accès Ă  des rencontres en mode virtuel avec la formatrice oĂą il sera possible de continuer le processus pour mener son projet Ă  terme.  

Le lieu de l’atelier n’a pas encore Ă©tĂ© dĂ©terminĂ©, mais les coĂ»ts de dĂ©placements, l’hĂ©bergement et les repas seront pris en charge par la FĂ©CANE.”

En savoir plus :

-source : FĂ©CANE

Community Arts Award (Neighbourhood Arts Network, Toronto)

Celebrating the vital contributions that artists and organizations make in Toronto’s communities.


About: The Community Arts Award is a $10,000 cash prize presented by Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network. This award celebrates an arts organization or collective that has made a significant contribution in Toronto by working with, in and for communities, while creating access and inclusion to arts and culture. Finalists are also awarded $1000 each in recogition of their practice.

The Community Arts Award is part of our Vision Awards, presented in the fall of each year. This award is generously sponsored by MOD Developments Inc

Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible for the award, all nominees must demonstrate a commitment and/or focus on community-engaged arts and access to arts and culture in Toronto. The nominee may not be awarded more than one Toronto Arts Foundation award within any given year.

In addition, the nominee must:

  • be a Toronto based organization/collective that has been in operation for one year or more;
  • have contributed significantly to the arts and culture of Toronto
  • demonstrate a commitment to or focus on community-engaged arts
  • may only receive the award once (this does not preclude a recipient from being considered for a different Toronto Arts Foundation award in the future)
  • not be serving as board or committee members of the Toronto Arts Foundation or Toronto Arts Council
  • nominees are welcome to nominate themselves

DEADLINE: JULY 18, 2022 @11:59PM

For more information, please visit:

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

Call For Submissions: Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

“Reel Asian hosts Canada’s largest pan-Asian film festival and showcases 50 to 80 films each year from Canada and around the world. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the 26th edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival this November.

The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.

Founded in 1997 by producer Anita Lee and journalist Andrew Sun, this non-profit community-based festival has grown into an eagerly anticipated annual event that attracts thousands of attendees to multiple days of galas, screenings, forums, workshops and parties.”

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit:

-from Reel Asian International Film Festival

Call for Course Proposals (Workman Arts Satellite)

Call for Course Proposals – Deadline Jun 23, 2022

“Workman Arts Satellite invites artists to submit course proposals for this upcoming Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 terms. We are looking for artists who live in one of the following 6 neighbourhoods, this includes – South Etobicoke, North Etobicoke, York/Weston, East Toronto, North York and Scarborough. 

Who should apply?

Anyone who has an idea of an artistic course they would like to teach and lives in one of the 6 LASO neighbourhoods, and who also has lived experience and/or familiarity with Mental illness and/or addiction. We encourage applications that are culturally specific, taught in other languages, unique/uncommon art forms etc.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

Scarborough Sign Mural Project: Callout for Indigenous Youth Artists

“SCARBOROUGH ARTS PRESENTS: Scarborough Sign Mural Project & Mural Painting Workshop Series for Indigenous Youth
Every Saturday from 11AM-3PM, May 28th to June 25th

About the Workshop:
Scarborough Arts, in collaboration with 7th Generation Image Makers, will be hosting a large-scale art and mural making program as a part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022! This workshop series is for Indigenous youth ages 16-29 and requires a commitment of attending 5 workshop sessions held weekly on Saturdays from May 28th-June 25th.

The program will provide each participant with: a free art kit, instruction and mentorship by Mo Thunder to develop their artistic skills, professional development, a $1000 artist and participation fee, and the opportunity for their work to be featured on the Scarborough Sign which will be installed on June 30th at the very high traffic Scarborough Town Centre!

Youth, as a part of this program, will also have the opportunity to have a feature of themselves and their practice on the Scarborough Arts website as well on this program’s landing page. This program was developed with the Scarborough Arts mandate in mind to provide professional and artistic development to youth of all levels of experience in our communities.

*Please note this workshop series is only open for registration for folks that identify as Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, and/or MĂ©tis).
*Workshops are scheduled for EDT and will be delivered in-person at a to-be-announced location in Scarborough.
*Applications close on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11:59PM EDT.”

For more information, please visit
To register:

-from Scarborough Arts