Pan Am Toronto Project Funding


In 2015, Canada will welcome 41 countries and territories from across the Americas and Caribbean as Toronto and the municipalities of the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario host the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games.  The Pan American Games will be held from July 10-26, 2015 and the Parapan American Games will be held from August 7-15, 2015.

The Government of Canada is proud to support the Games and, as part of its support, has established a $3.6 million Community Celebrations Fund (CCF) to help communities celebrate the Games across Canada.

The CCF is intended to:

· Raise awareness of the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games and provide Canadians with opportunities to participate in the celebrations; 
· Enhance Canadians’ awareness of their country’s place in the Americas and the importance of the Americas to Canada; 
· Celebrate the diverse cultures of Canadian diaspora communities from the Americas; 
· Showcase Canadian values, culture and identity to the over 250,000 tourists who will attend the 2015 Games in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario; and 
· Commemorate Canada’s shared history and heritage in summer sports.

The CCF can support a wide variety of projects including, community events that celebrate local athletes; theatrical and musical performances; as well as commemorative activities and events.

The CCF will accept applications until October 3, 2014.

To begin the application process, review the program guidelines and complete the expression-of-interest form attached to this email, and send your form to  Pending review of your form, you will then be invited to submit a complete application by October 3.

Or, if you wish to discuss the CCF with one of our program officers, please contact us via:

Telephone: 1-866-811-0055 (toll free)* or (819) 997-0055
Fax: (819) 956-3645
TTY: 1-888-997-3123 (toll free)**
*The toll-free lines have agents available Monday to Friday, 8:30AM – 5:30PM (Eastern Standard Time)
**The TTY is a telecommunications device for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired.

NOTE: If you currently receive funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund orBuilding Communities through Arts & Heritage programs, please contact your program officer related to these funds before contacting the CCF.

AUDITION NOTICE: Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Kaha:wi has an upcoming audition for dancers for the 2014/2015 production season and it would be greatly appreciated if this could be shared among your media outlets.

Brief Description: Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT) is looking to hire dancers for the upcoming 2014/2015 production season.

Date and Time: Sunday September 7, 1-3 PM
Location: Pia Bouman-Studio C

Toronto, ON. M6K 2C6

Other Notes: *Pre-Registration is Required* to register, please contact Leslie McCue, General Manager at or by calling (416) 923-7373

Gadfly Awards Nominations & Call for Professional Urban Dance Battlers


Gadfly Awards Nomination Call

Here’s your chance to recognize Canadian talent. Nominations close August 22nd, 2014.

Each year, 3 categories of awards celebrate Canadian artists and their achievements in urban dance culture. The list of winners is quite impressive.

This is your chance to nominate outstanding artists who stood out and excelled in our Urban Dance Culture. Click HERE to drop your nomination.



Call for Professional Urban Dance Battlers

Be one of the professional All-Star Battlers invited to TUDS.

If you’re a solid Hip Hop dancer, Bboy, Krumper, Popper, or House Dancer, you can submit to be one of the 8 teams to compete at TUDS’ Skills X Soul battle competition. The only all-styles competition that:

1. Is curated

2. PAYS battlers to compete

3. Puts Street Dancers on the same stage as renowned dance companies

More information and submission details HERE. Submission deadline: August 22nd, 2014.

NUIT BLANCHE Call for Dancers

Call for Dancers
Project: The Sun Will Always Rise From East to West

Description of Dance:
The main performance, located in a condo crater located east of Spadina between Front and the
Gardner, will take the form of a repeated, pedestrian movement sequence (conceptualized as a ‘ballet’).
For this piece, 3 large wooden/fabric 2D ‘shapes’, a disk (representing the sun – 3 dancers), and two
triangles (representing the two couples – 2 dancers each), perform a sequence which mimics both the
turmoil and pattern of the rising and falling of the sun. The dancers are in charge of moving the props
in a choreographed sequence. The performance will occur on the half-hour between 7pm and 7am on
the night of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche. For more info visit:
Artist Summary:
Derek Liddington’s work has been exhibited in numerous public settings, including the Art Gallery of
Ontario (2014) Cambridge Galleries (2013) and the Art Gallery of Mississauga (2011). Liddington has
participated in numerous residencies, including Onagawa AIR, Japan (2013). Most recently
Liddington’s work was exhibited at Art Berlin Contemporary (2013) and NADA New York (2014).
Liddington has been the recipient of numerous grants, including the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts
Council and Canada Council for the Arts.
Commitment Required:
• 3 Hour rehearsal in August (TBD)
• 2 – 2 Hour Rehearsals in September (TBD)
• October 4th Nuit Blanche performance: 6 hours (10 minutes every 30 minutes)
Flat fee of $500.00 for 7 hours of rehearsal and 6 hours of performing
To Apply:
Please send a CV (and include your height in the email) to by August 15th

Residency Opportunity with Bejamin Kamino

Benjamin Kamino is working with Tangente in Montreal to produce an internationalized project of research and performance. He is currently sending out an open call for participation.

The project is open to anyone.

 Click HERE for how to apply 

Application deadline July 31st


Please feel free to contact Benjamin Kamino with any further queries at

Flirting with the Arts: Call for Artists

Call for Artists!

Open to all artists, craftspeople, makers, musicians, actors, etc etc….heck, the more diverse the better! Just to be clear we are looking for creative people of many disciplines. (In the first ‘Flirt’ we had everything from felt-making to metal-working, to slide guitar to acting 101.) Basically anything creative that you can teach in a 1/2 hour workshop will be considered.

Flirting with the Arts was an event started by artist Meg Leslie in February of 2013 in downtown Kitchener. The first “Flirt” was sold out and met with rave reviews and demands to “Please do that again!” The aim is to really engage people in the creative process, help people find their passions, encourage them to try new things, to explore, to play! It is sort of like speed dating with the arts. The next event may actually take place Saturday, November 1, so I am beginning the process of gathering workshop leaders. If not, we will return to the February 15, 2015 date.

Each workshop is billed as “make and take” so that the participants leave with something that they created from each half-hour workshop that they engage in.

As a workshop leader you would facilitate 6 workshops of ½ hour in length each.

If selected, you will be paid $260 for 6.5hrs (that’s $40/hr)

Hours: 9am to 4pm

The event always runs from 10am to 3pm with a ½ hr lunch break


Requirements to apply

1) 25 Word Bio

Describe yourself in an interesting way, highlighting your strengths as an artist/maker/craftsperson, along with any relevant education, teaching experience, strengths, etc.

2) 25 Word Workshop Description

Describe the workshop or workshops that you could offer. What would they learn, and what would they leave with?

3) Budget for Materials– please keep this as low as possible/within reason. Consider that you would teach approximately 30 people in the day. (6 workshops with typically 5 people in each workshop)

4) Links to your website and/or other online info so we can get to know you better or at least some images in standard digital formats of your work.

5) Please be sure to include your email and telephone number

If accepted, you will be notified and added to our database for potential future events. Criteria for selection is based on creative workshop ideas and your interpersonal skills. I want to be able to always say that every artist/craftsperson/maker selected is “Not only great at their craft, but really great at working with people too!”

Deadline is August 16/2014.

Any questions, please feel free to ask.

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”  Maria Montessori





Dance: made in canada/fait au canada 2015 festival has extended their deadline to MARCH 3RD @ 11:59 PM.  

Artists working in all genres and cultural aesthetics are encouraged to apply.
Full guidelines and application available online HERE.
Questions? Please e-mail

REMINDER: dance: made in canada/fait au canada Applications Now Open



Festival Dates

Aug. 11-17, 2015REMINDER: Applications Now Open!Deadline

February 14, 2014, 5PM



Louis Laberge-Côté & Michael Caldwell performing at d:mic/fac 2013. Photo by Kristy Kennedy.




d:mic/fac will be presenting both new and existing works by established and emerging choreographers working in Canada, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto August 11-17, 2015. Programming will be divided into two categories: Mainstage, curated by three artists from Canada’s dance community and What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG), a lottery-based late night presentation.  Choreographers may apply for both.


d:mic/fac will provide festival publicity, marketing, a production team, venue and other support for applicants selected by the curators. Mainstage choreographers will receive a fee for their work, and WYSIWYG choreographers will receive an honorarium.Artists working in all genres and cultural aesthetics are encouraged to apply.

Full guidelines and application available online HERE.

Questions? Please e-mail