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Once Upon Water art residency
International Call
Toronto Island, Canada

Facilitator: Teresa Ascencao

Program Dates: May 9–24, 2023
Submission Deadline: Feb 1, 2023 (*early bird Dec 15, 2022)

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Once Upon Water is a two-week art residency to create artworks about the material and magical notions of water. Water is in constant flow and yet may present itself as still ~ a mirror that mesmerizes. In this state its reflective surface invites gazing at our physical selves, but also beyond our bodies to contemplate both our inner experiences and relationships with the outer world. Water gushes from deep below earth’s crevices, falls from elevations and hovers in misty formations. It traverses time, shape-shifts as it slides through various spaces, and is one of Mother Nature’s greatest Sculptors. At once, water pours out of taps in developed countries as a banal occurrence, while women in developing countries trek miles to fetch it clean. Alarmingly, earth is under threat of losing all its sea ice this century, while future wars are predicted to be fought over water rather than oil. Yet, the world’s greatest religions say water holds the power to purify and renew.

Once Upon Water will take place at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto island, Canada. Due to record rains in 2017 and 2019, forty percent of Toronto Island floodedand the islands were closed to the public. The waters have since receded and island life is once again thriving, but physical traces and stories of the flood remain.

Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that explore tangible and intangible concepts of water through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance art, movement, sound art, media art, etc. Artists will have opportunities to socialize and integrate with people who live on, and visit, Toronto island. This programmed residency offers facilitation by multimedia artist Teresa Ascencao, resident artist talks, a special guest artist talk, gallery tours in the city centre, creative and critical dialogue by the shoreline, and plenty of studio time. Critiques of residents’ works occur individually with the Facilitator and through facilitated group discussions. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency (if preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion).

Artscape Gibraltar Point is an artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island, and metres from the beach. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on making art, and a rich potential for the creation of water-themed artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches (one of them being clothing optional) and natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables. On the island, there are tiny quaint homes, a historic lighthouse, a hobby farm and antique carnival grounds. Cozy up in a furnished studio and bedroom, and enjoy amenities such as a fully equipped common kitchen, shared bathrooms, laundry facilities and wireless Internet. Enjoy beach sunrises and sunsets at the foot of your studio. AGP aims to have as minimal barriers as possible and promotes an inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.

Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist with special interest in body language, socially inscribed objects, spaces and costumes, and inner and outer corporeal experiences. She collaborated on Water Portals, an interactive work of digitally rendered water ripples triggered by dancers bodies. As an environmentalist, her most recent work has been to protect Toronto’s waterfront through the organization she founded, Citizens for a Healthy Toronto Waterfront. Ascencao graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s Honours Fine Art Studio program, and received her MFA from OCAD University specializing in Media Art. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at OCADU and University of Toronto.

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DETAILS

Once Upon Water art residency will host up to 18 professional artists. The cost is $932.25 for shared accommodation or $1,186.50 for private bedroom, plus HST. Fees include sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, programming and exhibition. Artists are responsible for their travel to Toronto Island, their own food and art supplies, including projectors and speakers.

Artists are encouraged to apply for financial support through their federal, provincial and municipal arts councils, and other sources such as the ones listed here by international region. A letter of support for artists’ grant applications will be provided to artists accepted in the residency.

Arrivals are on May 9 at 1pm, and departures on May 24 before 11am. Artists are responsible for getting themself and their gear to Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and onto the ferry. Once on the Island, Artscape Staff will provide transportation to the centre.

We welcome people in all walks of life into a creative journey of critical thinking and self-discovery in relation to water on Toronto Island. Indigenous, people with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply. Not all residency locations are wheel chair accessible. Please inquire about accessibility. 

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Toronto Island, Toronto

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Once Upon Water art residency will host up to 18 professional artists. The cost is $932.25 for shared accommodation or $1,186.50 for private bedroom, plus HST. Fees include sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, programming and exhibition.
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Selection of performances for Opera Prima Festival XIX

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The call is opened to Italian and international individuals or groups of professional theatre and performing arts, structured in any legal form that allows them to fulfill the administrative and bureaucratic practices necessary to realize their performance. 

Only artistic projects that realize experimentation with scenic languages, according to the points mentioned above, are eligible for selection. Amateur works, drama theater and performances of entertainment won’t be selected.

The Festival commission selects both original works that have not been yet performed, as well as works that have already debut, but which have not had an adequate circulation and/or visibility. The submitted works must be no longer than 60 minutes.

Conditions

The selected performances are going to be included in the XIX Edition of Festival Opera Prima and are going to be performed from the 15th to  the 18th of june 2023.
All expenses and practices concerning the organization, communication, staff, promotion of the event will be in charge of the organization of the Festival.

At each selected company will be paid, after the presentation of an invoice, a fee that has to be agreed and will be guaranteed the possibility of lodging at an affiliated guesthouse (just for the people working in the performance). 

Read the full text of the call at https://www.festivaloperaprima.it/en/xix-edition-2023/2023-call-for-entries

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Rovigo, Italy
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10/December/2022

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Calling All Creative People for MDD's Global Dance Circle for Social Change Part 7

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We invite all professional, recreational, and non-dancer dancers to submit a clip.

This year's theme is Celebration! MDD will be publishing this year's Global Dance Circle for Social Change for the winter solstice on December 21st!

To be included in MDD’s next “Global Dance Circle for Social Change” video, email a 10-second clip of your best moves to info@markdegarmodance.org!

Deadline: November 30th, 2022 11:59PM

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Feature in Youtube Premier
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All submissions will be included in the MDD Global Dance Circle Youtube premier on December 21st, 2022! 

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Online
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30/November/2022

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Free
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MESSUMS 4X20 Emerging Choreography Platform

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4X20 is a choreographic platform supporting emerging choreographers, founded by Messums Wiltshire in 2022.
The organisation provides two emerging choreographers with a commission and support to re-rehearse an existing piece and develop a second one, all to be presented at the Festival of Dance in 2023. In addition, the award provides access to support networks, crucial for sustainable future careers of the artists.

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To apply, you must:
● Be over 18 years old
● Be based in the United Kingdom
● Have at least 1 year of professional experience working in the dance industry, preferably in the role of a choreographer/assistant choreographer/rehearsal director/director or other similar roles
● Have previously presented choreographic work (live or digital) nationally or internationally
● Be available for all engagement dates
● Be able to present 2 pieces of choreographic work:
- The chosen choreographers will be expected to present one piece of their previously created work and to develop a new piece utilising the commission provided by Messums.
- Both pieces must be 10-20 minutes in length and include no more than 4 dancers.
- Open to all styles of dance.

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Engagement dates: 15-19 July 2023

Engagement location: Messums Wiltshire in Tisbury, Salisbury

The offer includes:
● £3500 commission for preparation leading up to the performance
● Additional financial support for 1 week of rehearsal space
● 3 days of rehearsal space at Messums Wiltshire and production support in preparation for the performance
● Lighting Designer support in preparation for the performances and at the venue
● Performance on 18th of July at Messums Wiltshire, Barn Stage
● Networking event with potential sponsors and partners after the performance
● Accommodation, travel and per diems organised and paid in full for the choreographer and their cast by Messums Wiltshire

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The chosen artists will be expected to:
● Lead one community workshop at Messums Wiltshire
● Utilise the provided rehearsal space
● Prepare to present two pieces of work
● Manage and direct their cast
● Participate in the after-show Q&A and supper with guests
● Communicate efficiently with Messums to agree on all logistics and prepare for the week in Wiltshire
● Work with Messums marketing team and support marketing activities on social media

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Application Timeline:

Application Deadline 1 of December 2022 23:59
Successful applicants will be contacted by 11 of December 2022
Interviews will be held online between 12-21 December 2022

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Please email your questions to gabi@messumswiltshire.com

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£3500 commission.
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The offer includes:
● £3500 commission for preparation leading up to the performance
● Additional financial support for 1 week of rehearsal space
● 3 days of rehearsal space at Messums Wiltshire and production support in preparation for the performance
● Lighting Designer support in preparation for the performances and at the venue
● Performance on 18th of July at Messums Wiltshire, Barn Stage
● Networking event with potential sponsors and partners after the performance
● Accommodation, travel and per diems organised and paid in full for the choreographer and their cast by Messums Wiltshire

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Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, SP3 6LW
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01/December/2022

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No application fee.
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Career consulting for artists and creatives

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Are you embarking on an ambitious artistic project but feeling overwhelmed? Stuck in a 9-5 that doesn’t scratch your creative itch Overwhelmed by how to grow and diversify your artistic career? Just need someone to talk shop with?

Consider talking with us! These Trees Grow is career consulting for artists and creatives.

Led by Brooklyn-based musician, theatermaker, and arts leader Toby Singer, These Trees Grow helps creatives develop solutions to the questions they face in today’s changing arts ecosystem. He offers: creative career strategy, tactical day-to-day advice, and mentorship from someone who has seen the ups and downs of artistic life from all sides. Toby specializes in working with people struggling to find creative fulfillment in what they do, emerging artistic careers of all disciplines, and people looking to formalize their creative hobbies into something more.

Toby holds a music degree from the University of Michigan and an MFA in performing arts management from Brooklyn College. Most recently, he served as artistic director of Super Secret Arts, a buzzy theater start-up and venue that was featured in outlets including American Theatre and WNYC. Toby has blazed an eclectic artistic path - beginning his career playing, recording, and touring with indie rock bands, while finding a niche in religious music as a music director and writer. In New York, he has produced and engineered records for other artists, worked as a conductor and arranger, and collaborated on numerous musical theater projects as a composer, playwright, and sound designer. His work has been praised in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and the New Yorker, and has been produced Off-Broadway, regionally, and academically.

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OPEN CALL FOR AUDITION | MA Performance Practices | ArtEZ University of Arts

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Home of Performance Practices and ArtEZ University of Arts is now open to applications from artists looking to join our Master’s programme from Autumn 2023!

Deadline submission application: 13 November 2022

Audition week: 28 November- 02 December (availability for whole week required) | ONLINE

The ArtEZ Performance Practices programme welcomes independent and responsible artist-researchers, wishing to further, and more rigorously, advance their careers in performance art, live art, contemporary theatre, conceptual choreography, experimental dance or visual art.

Our curriculum is at the forefront of both artistic and intellectual enquiry, and facilitated by a team of internationally renowned practitioners and researchers. Students design rigorous lines of research, investigating, challenging, and reshaping the role of the artist, and contributing to the advancement of performance in their chosen fields.

If you are an artist with a curiosity for learning, a spirit of experimentation, an ambition to grow, and committed to artmaking as a life-long practice in dialogue with peers and audiences, you will find your place at our HOME OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICES.

How to register: Registering at the ArtEZ University of the Arts for the Master Performance Practices programme is necessary. All required documents need to be uploaded to the account which will be created after registration.

Mandatory application documents are:

– A motivation letter

– A research project description

– A CV

– links to your work

– 2 recommendation letters

**Candidates which do not have a European nationality will have to have a visa for studying in the Netherlands before they can be enrolled. Prospective students can only apply to the summer call if they have proof of this visa.

More info to be found here : https://www.performancepractices.nl/practical

 

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13/November/2022

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