Upcoming Events & Open Applications!
October 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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Call for Submissions: Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022 

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Calling all performing artists! Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario (CPAMO) is accepting submissions from IBPOC artists from all disciplines for the upcoming Gathering Divergence Multi-Arts Festival & Conference Fall 2022—a gathering for the performing arts community geared towards meaningful conversations, professional development, and sharing strategies in the sector. The conference, taking place from November 28th to December 2nd, 2022 at Aki Studio (Toronto), provides artists with the opportunity to showcase and present workshops to a wide community of artists, audiences, and publicity professionals.

Submissions are due Monday, October 17th, 2022 and should include works where contributors/artists self-identify as IBPOC or works created by IBPOC artists and organizations. For more information about the conference and how to submit your work, visit the CPAMO website here. 

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Register for the Evaluation Fundamentals for the Arts workshop

Text: Evaluation Fundamentals for the Arts. A 4-Part free training series. Session 1: Laying a strong foundation for evaluation on Tuesday, October 11 from 1 to 3 PM ET. Session 2: Gathering Useful Evaluation Evidence on Tuesday, October 18 from 1 to 3 PM ET. Session 3: Making Good use of Evaluation Results on Tuesday, October 25 from 1 to 3 PM ET, Session 4: Putting it all together on Tuesday, November 1, from 1 to 3 PM ET. Facilitator: Meredith Davis from Good Roots Consulting. Register at

Mass Culture is offering a four-part interactive training series focused on incorporating evaluation into your work. Hosted by the Association for Opera in Canada, Mass Culture, and Good Roots Consulting, each session will build upon the information covered in the previous session, and discuss topics including laying a strong foundation for evaluation, gathering useful evaluation evidence, making use of evaluation results, and how to put it all together. Meredith Davis of Good Roots Consulting will also present the group with a series of guided questions designed to help participants evaluate a real program or initiative within their organization. 

The next session will be scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is available on a rolling basis and seats are limited.
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Digital Transformation Workshops available at Theatre Passe Muraille


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Theatre Passe Muraille will be offering three free workshops throughout the month of October as part of the Digital Transformation Project to explore immersive/digital technologies for theatre. As part of the project vision to provide skill-building opportunities to the artistic community, the following workshops are available: 


Live Streaming for Performance — workshop with Frank Donato

Tuesday, October 18 — 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Cameras and Lighting for Digital Work — workshop with Wilson Lin

Wednesday, October 19 — 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Intro to ASL for performances — workshop with Sage Lovell

Thursday, October 27 — 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Workshops will be taking place at the Theatre Passe Muraille’s Mainspace theatre. Register for the workshops through the box office, or click on the link below. 
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Call for Applications: Virtual Snapshot Sessions at CAPACOA

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CAPACOA invites Canadian artists and their representatives to submit applications to be part of the virtual Artist Snapshot Sessions. Selected artists and their representatives will have the opportunity to network and connect with Canadian and international guests in addition to presenting their projects at two dedicated sessions over the four-day event in early February 2023. If interested, please send your application to by Friday, October 28th, 2022. 

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Applications Open for Inter/Access Media Skill Development Program 

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Inter/Acess is accepting applications for Rooting—a paid 6-month online new media skills development program for artist educators who identify as Black, Indigenous, disabled or having a disability. Delivered in an 8-person cohort with options for asynchronous participation, the program provides applicants with the opportunity to gain new media leadership skills, in addition to a $2,000.000 stipend to attend weekly educational seminars led by Black, Indigenous, and disabled experts in new media.

Applications are due Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, and can be submitted via phone, email, or the online form. Late submissions are welcome and application accommodations are available. 

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Research Study and Needs Assessment on Dance Rehearsal Spaces

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Dance Umbrella Ontario released their final report for their Research Study and Needs Assessment on Dance Rehearsal Spaces in Ontario. Conducted in the spring, the study provides recommendations for the dance sector, addressing the need to rethink public support for dance spaces, the necessity of improving discoverability, and understanding how to prioritize relationships, collaboration, and community. The report was completed in partnership with Bridget Macintosh and Nordicity and generously funded by the Government of Canada, Ontario Arts Council, The Metcalf Foundation, and the City of Toronto.

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Research on the Value of Public Funding for Indigenous Arts and Cultures

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Conducted in collaboration with Archipel Research and Consulting Inc., the Research on the Value of Public Funding for Indigenous Arts and Cultures project from Canada Council for the Arts emphasizes the varied and unique roles that arts and culture play in Indigenous communities. The research presents key opportunities to improve public support for the artistic and cultural expressions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, and is a vital work in the path to creating a more just, equitable, and decolonized future for the arts.

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