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Discovering Delight: Creative Writing Workshop for BIPOC Creatives (Regent Park Film Festival)

“For those of us who identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or people of colour, we are asked all too often to default to our stories of hardships, trauma, and oppression. But we are all of that and so much more. Our stories are beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, contradictory, and constantly unfolding. What does it mean to lather ourselves in joy? To indulge ourselves in delight? This writing workshop is an attempt to dip our toes in exactly that. No writing experience necessary!”

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-from Regent Park Film Festival

Call for Applications: Creative Catalyst Program (Nia Centre for the Arts, Toronto)

“Are you an emerging artist looking to explore and broaden your artistic practice? Back for a second year, the Creative Catalyst program creates space for emerging Black artists to receive one-on-one consulting and support from mid-career / established artists, while also creating opportunities for group learning, dialogue, and connection. 

This year, participating artists will receive six months of consulting support from a Consultant of their choice who best aligns with their artistic practice and goals, as well as a Research, Learning, and Creation Stipend, to be used to support participating artists’ artistic and professional development for the duration of the program. The program is open to emerging Black artists based within the Greater Toronto Area. Activities will take place both virtually, and in-person. The program features Consultants working in the following disciplines/areas: Curatorial Practice, Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Photography, and Grant Writing.

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-from Nia Centre for the Arts

Workshop: Rebuilding the Circle (Project: Humanity, Toronto)

“We invite you to sign up for a 2-day paid workshop exploring tools of care in theatre process and practice called rebuilding the circle.

What is being in right relationship with ourselves?
What keeps us in relationship with others?
What might we need to be in right relation?

We will be engaging in creative collaboration from a trauma-informed and somatic lens; touching on neurobiology and the nervous system, accountability, ethics & values, and holistic health. This will be a space to reflect on the current culture in the theatre community and how we can work internally and relationally to rebuild the circle. Theatre artists of all walks of life and disciplines are welcome. This is a pilot workshop that is part of a larger research process. Participants will be asked to give feedback that will be incorporated in future iterations.

The deadline to sign up is 12:00pm EST on Tuesday the 22nd. The Google Form to sign up is here:

For more information, please visit Project: Humanity’s Facebook page.

-from Project: Humanity

Regent Park Film Festival (Dec 7-10)

“Our 20th Anniversary Film Festival has officially launched!!! We can’t wait to see you all in person and celebrate our milestone anniversary together! We’ve got an exciting lineup of screenings, panels, workshops and special events in store for you, plus a brand new Industry Lounge! As always, it’s all FREE and Accessible! Tickets are limited and available on a first come first served basis. Head over to to see our full festival lineup and find more details on how to register.”

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Call for Applications: Young Playwright Units (Tarragon Theatre, National & GTA)

“Tarragon’s Young Playwrights Units (YPUs) offer a paid training experience for young artists (aged 18-28) who are curious and passionate about playwriting. This program offers two groups of dedicated young creators a rigorous and supportive context in which to develop some of their first works.

We are particularly encouraging people who come from Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color experiences, 2-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual/Agender and other gender and sexuality diversity experiences (2SLGBTQIA+), d/Deaf, Mad, Disabled, and Neurodivergent experiences, and people of working class, poor, and overexploited communities to apply. We are committed to cultivating a brave space where we minimize the harms we see in the world in order to achieve success, joy, and excellence in our participants!”

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-from Tarragon Theatre

Call for applications: Backstage Pass (Artscape, Toronto)

“Introducing Backstage Pass â€“ a program offering complimentary space to creatives who were affected by the pandemic, in need of space to perform their next show, produce their next musical endeavor or rehearse for their next gig.

Artscape is offering these complimentary spaces*! Apply today and take your performance, production or rehearsal to the next level – because exceptional artists deserve exceptional space.

Produce your next piece of work at one of the following spaces, ideal for…
Fashion, portrait or product photography, a wide range of video shoots, VFX or virtual production and finally, a boutique sound studio perfect for your next professional recording.

Rehearse for your next show at one of the following spaces, ideal for…
The artist looking to practice for their next gig – including lighting, sound, and live-performance workers.

Perform your next show at one of the following spaces, ideal for…
The artist who is ready to put on a show – including audio/visual capabilities, professional lighting, and video projection.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Artscape

ArtReach Evaluation 101 Workshop (Toronto)

“Curious about how you can improve your evaluation processes? Interested in identifying what kinds of data can tell the story of your program’s impact and legacy?

Evaluation not only provides tools to understand, measure, and track the intended outcomes and impact of our programs, it also helps to understand the diverse needs of the communities we serve and how we can better prepare ourselves to meet those needs in the future. Surveys, storytelling, and art-based activities are some of the powerful evaluation tools that, when used correctly, can not only demonstrate the benefits of our work but help us improve the program to deliver more impactful youth programs.

This interactive workshop will provide an overview of conducting program evaluation in the youth-serving sector. It will explore creative strategies and tools for collecting data and sharing it with others, moving evaluation beyond reporting requirements to truly strengthen programming.”

For more information, please visit: and

-from ArtReach

Art Starts – The Virtuosity of Blackness Talent Showcase (Sept 24, Toronto)

“Celebrating everything Black, virtuous and beautiful! This FREE event highlights the most talented emerging Black artists in Toronto & GTA.

About this event

Art Starts is proud to present another iteration of The Virtuosity of Blackness (VoB) at Earl Bales Park in Toronto. This free dynamic showcase will feature some of the most talented up-and-coming Black performing artists in the GTA. VoB celebrates everything Black, virtuous and beautiful including singers, dancers, rappers and spoken word artists.

Come join us on Saturday, September 24th, from 12-5 PM at Earl Bales Park to groove to the DJ, mingle with other music lovers and creatives, and listen to the beats of Toronto’s next generation of Black artists.

Sat, 24 September 2022
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT”

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-from Art Starts

Mentor in Residence x Accessible Futures Program (Toronto)

“Free one-on-one consultation sessions for arts administrators to connect with mentors to support your organizational accessibility goals, frameworks and advocacy.

We are excited to announce that North York Arts and the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Neighbourhood Arts Network are collaborating on the Mentor in Residence x Accessible Futures program.

This program will offer a professional development series, 4 sessions two-hour long presented online in the fall focused on increasing the capacity of non-disabled led organizations* to work with artists with disabilities/disabled artists and program staff. In addition to being able to attend one or multiple sessions, participating organizations and staff will also have the opportunity to book free one-on-one consultation sessions to connect with mentors to support their organizational accessibility goals, frameworks and advocacy.  

Topics that will be address at the sessions include: 

  • Disability Justice for Organizations – Sept 15, 2022
  • Disability Justice Journeys Sharing Circles – Sept 22, 2022
  • All About Accessibility Baseline – Sept 29, 2022
  • Race and Disability Justice for Organizations – Oct 6, 2022

​Save the date: Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm, for 4 weeks from September 15 to October 6, 2022.

All sessions will have ASL interpretation and CART available.

Register for the sessions here

*All organizations are welcome and invited to participate should the series topics be of interest.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Neighbourhood Arts Network

Position: Children’s & Youth’s Arts Program Coordinator (ArtHeart Community Art Centre, Toronto)

Job Description and Responsibilities:

  • Develop the year-round summer and after-school arts program curriculum for the terrace / studio / virtual workshops, plan art supplies needed, coordinate and facilitate art activities along with staff, volunteers, and student placements, using a variety of artistic methods and materials
  • Facilitate the arts program, leading volunteers & student placements and teaching children ages 4-16, of all levels of ability, with an average of 15-20 participants attending each workshop (number of participants will be based on government health and safety regulations as per pandemic and may increase as capacity allows)
  • Conduct administration: take attendance, verify proof of vaccine certification for COVID 19, collect registration forms, field trip forms and COVID-19 screening forms as per ArtHeart policies and gov’t health and safety regulations; participate in daily program evaluation, enter participant data accurately into the database, assist with program administration as required, produce an end of the season report and participate in your performance evaluation review
  • Assist with planning and providing supervision on field trips; i.e.: to Riverdale Farm, the Textile Museum, the AGO
  • Support ArtHeart projects in local Regent Park festivals, events and activities as opportunities arise
  • Seek and engage in community partner organization collaborations to enhance the Children’s and Youth Arts Program
  • Ensure the health, safety and security of the studio / terrace workshops, and participants, as per ArtHeart policies, and government health & safety guidelines, as per pandemic. Help to keep the studio organized, clean and tidy, and help maintain inventory of art materials and supplies, including donations
  • Provide conflict management for participants when needed, assuring safety and wellbeing. Report any incidents, in compliance w/ ArtHeart policies
  • Work with the ArtHeart team on concurrent programming with the Youth Employment Program, Meal/Snack program, Art Activity Kits program and other programs as needed. Participate in program meetings, and contribute to program development
  • Liaise and work with with parents/care-givers of participants as needed
  • Communicate with parents/guardians & families with any messages, information and announcements about the program on behalf of ArtHeart
  • Adhere to and help implement ArtHeart’s policies and procedures; be an ambassador to ArtHeart

Competencies & Requirements:

  • graduate of a visual arts, arts education, community arts or similar degree program
  • experience working in community-engaged arts
  • experience working with children and youth
  • demonstrated experience in a supervisory role (p/t or f/t)
  • conduct or provide an up-to-date vulnerable sector police clearance
  • We’re looking for an inspiring, motivated artist who can make art-making fun!

Time Required & Compensation:

  • 20 hours per week; salary to be negotiated and is commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Start date: week of August 22nd; this position will carry on through the school year

Please contact ArtHeart Administrator: cynthiadb[at] to submit your resume, cover letter, and two references no later than August 12th, 2022. Please call if you have any questions.”

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-from ArtHeart Community Art Centre