Upcoming Events & Open Applications!
December 14th, 2022

Hello OP network!

Below we have a list of updates and opportunities from across the sector for your consideration. If you have suggestions or news that you would like to share with our network please reach out to us at

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EDIAD Update: Upcoming EDIAD Survey and Cedar Tea Break

As part of our ongoing work to incorporate equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and decolonization (EDIAD) into all that we are as an arts-service organization, Ontario Presents will be sending out a short survey to our membership to learn about EDIAD initiatives that have been undertaken within your organizations.  This feedback will be crucial in helping Ontario Presents establish a baseline and identify opportunities among all of its programs. This survey will be available on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022. We encourage all members to take a moment to think about their EDIAD successes and challenges and share their responses when the survey becomes available. 

Ontario Presents is also excited to announce that a date has been set for our first Cedar Tea Break—a monthly opportunity to join with a local to regional Community Leader to ask questions, discuss realities, and learn more about how you can grow relationships with Indigenous Neighbours. The inaugural Cedar Tea Break with Jayson Duggan, Kingston Grand Theatre, and Grandmother Kate Brant, will be taking place on Friday, January 27th, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. 

Register for Cedar Tea Break

ArtsEngage Spotlight Session: Your Greatest Resource is  Your Community

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Your Greatest Resource is Your Community is a FREE, interactive, virtual conversation with guest speaker Pam Patel, Artistic Director of MT Space. This event is the first of two ArtsEngage Learning Community Spotlight Sessions, with our second Spotlight Session scheduled for January 2023.

Join us as Pam shares insight into how MT Space has managed to form meaningful relationships with members of their community making engagement feasible with limited funds. Pam will explore how presenters and artists from rural or remote areas can begin to tap into their greatest resource! This Spotlight Session will take place this Wednesday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. EDT We encourage you to register in advance to attend this webinar and to share this event with your colleagues. 

For accessibility needs or any further inquiries, please contact Deb at

Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT

Register here:

Register for the Spotlight Session

Register for the Northern Arts Connection Information Session

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Artists and organizations across Northern Ontario are invited to attend a virtual information session to learn more about the Northern Arts Connection—a virtual hub where artists can promote their work, and engage in discussion and workshops with other artists and organizations across Northern Ontario. In this short session for North East and North Shore regions, attendees will learn about the vision of the website and plans for the future and have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback about how this collective could best serve their needs. The information session will be held virtually on Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Reserve Your Spot Now

Marketing Me: Free Virtual Intensive Marketing Training Program for Artists

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Dancer Transition Resource Centre, in partnership with WorkInCulture, is launching Marketing Me—a free intensive training program for individual dancers who are building their own career marketing strategies. Part lecture, part hands-on workshop, part guest speaker Q and A, this six-part virtual series allows participants the time and space to think more deeply about how they market themselves in our current dance ecology.

The program is open to all professional dancers who are legally entitled to work in Canada, and to Canadian professional dancers working abroad. Registration for the full series closes on Saturday, January 7th, 2023. 

Learn More and Register

Canada Summer Jobs Program 2023 - Applications Open

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The annual call for applications for the Canada Summer Jobs program is open. Applicants can seek funding to hire youth between April 24th, 2023, and September 2nd, 2023.

Approved employers from the not-for-profit sector are eligible for a wage subsidy of up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Approved public and private sector employers will be eligible to receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.

Submit your application on the Government of Canada website by Friday, January 12th, 2023.

Apply Now

CLMA and KOJO Institute: Foundations of Equity Training Course

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The Canadian Live Music Association is proud to announce a new partnership with KOJO Institute, and the development of a new and powerful training course “Foundations of Equity.”

This training establishes company-wide clarity, direction, and alignment among staff and leaders about how to achieve equitable outcomes utilizing the frameworks of anti-racism, anti-oppression, anti-colonialism, and anti-Black racism.

Participants can expect to develop critical self-reflection skills related to power, privilege and oppression; recognize frameworks (e.g., anti-oppression, diversity, anti-racism) for achieving equity; recognize current and relevant concepts and issues around marginalization and inequity; identify how institutions can work towards equitable outcomes; and, learn best practices for addressing marginalization and inequity. 

The Foundations of Equity training is comprised of 7 modules accompanied by a reflection journal. The course will take approximately 3.25 hours to complete in total with additional time required to complete the reflection journal. Register for this self-guided training course at the CLMA website here.

Register for the Training Course

Navigating a Career in The Arts for Newcomers Report

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WorkInCulture’s Navigating a Career in The Arts for Newcomers report summarizes the findings of a series of expert interviews and community roundtables exploring the needs and expectations of new Canadian and immigrant artists and arts professionals. Based on these findings, WorkInCulture makes several recommendations for how we might continue to deepen conversations and take action that will lead towards sustainable, community-led, and cross-sector transformation for new Canadian and immigrant arts professionals.
Read the report on the WorkInCulture Website here.

Read the Report

Reset. Renew. Revitalize. – A Strategic Plan for the Ontario Arts Council (2022-2027) 

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Reset. Renew. Revitalize. – A Strategic Plan for the Ontario Arts Council (2022-2027) is now available online. With Reset. Renew. Revitalize, Ontario Arts Council is reinforcing its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and ensuring that Ontario’s expanding diversity is fully reflected in the artistic activity it supports. The strategic plan will drive OAC granting policies, business planning, and other activities in the coming months and years.
Visit the Ontario Arts Council website to read the strategic plan.

Read the Strategic Plan
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