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It wasn’t supposed to be like this

Curated By Amber Landgraff

Seeking submissions of new or existing work for It wasn’t supposed to be like this: an exhibition curated by Amber Landgraff and taking place at Videofag March 14-16th. The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2014.

The exhibition It wasn’t supposed to be like this asks the question: what can be learned from failure? Embracing the messy, mistaken, or misshapen, It wasn’t supposed to be like this explores how we might learn more from the times when things didn’t work out, than from those times that they did.

Themes to explore include (but are not limited to):

By Amber Landgraff

By Amber Landgraff

– Mistakes

– Failure as a premise

– Things that are broken

– Things that are faulty

– Things that should have worked but didn’t

– Endings

Open to works in any medium/discipline.

Electronic submissions only can be sent to:

Proposals must include:

Images of the proposed work (or other relevant images) to a maximum of 5 images

Brief description of the proposed work and how it relates to the theme of failure (max 300 words).

Brief artist statement (max 150 words)

For additional information please contact Amber Landgraff at


CALL FOR ARTISTSToronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Nathan Phillips Square
July 4-6, 2014


Artist exhibitor applications are now online for the 2014 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Now in it’s 53rd year, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition [TOAE] is a juried showcase featuring contemporary fine art and craft that takes place on Nathan Phillips Square every July.

  • Artists can choose 1 of 14 categories to enter:
Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Fibre, Glass, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Print Making, Sculpture, Watercolor, Wood
  • Artists’ retain 100% of all sales;
  • Artists’ are automatically entered into the Best of TOAE Awards, with over $25,000 in prizes each year;
  • Apply early – booth space selections are on a first-in-first-choice basis. The earlier you apply, the better chance you have to get your first space choice.



Applications due March 2, 2014.

For more information, please contact:


CALL FOR ARTISTS – ART NOWToronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Nathan Phillips Square
July 4-6, 2014



Art Now is a three-day alternative art program that runs concurrently with the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Canada’s largest annual juried outdoor art exhibition held every July at Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall, Toronto. Art Now compliments and expands the range of work presented at TOAE to include performance, installation and other media that represent the diversity and vibrancy of Toronto’s art community but that have traditionally fallen outside the commercial parameters of TOAE.

Art Now animates TOAE through a series of installations and events in Nathan Phillips Square, bringing over 100,000 visitors in contact with artists who create time-based and site-specific work. Art Now provokes discussion about the nature and purpose of art fairs and who participates, questioning issues of commercial and non-commercial art practices.


Applications due February 2, 2014.

For more information, please contact:


 Subtle Technologies

Submission Deadline: 20 January 2014

Open Culture: Participatory Practices in Art & Science
16-25 May 2014, Toronto

In May 2014, Subtle Technologies will be holding its 17th annual festival in Toronto.

Our symposium, performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions and networking sessions provide a forum to explore ideas and pose questions at the intersection of art, science and technology. Subtle Technologies is known internationally for presenting artists and scientists whose work is at the leading edge of their respective disciplines and creating a space for dialogue that leads to future discussions and collaborations.

Our theme for 2014 is “Open Culture“. The festival will celebrate the ways artists and scientists are creating and making use of tools and techniques to harness the collective power, knowledge and creativity of the citizen. Bringing together artists and scientists who are working in these domains will open streams of dialogue leading to increased collaboration between artists and scientists who are interested in contributions of an engaged public. We are currently accepting submissions by artists, curators and scientists on the ideas presented below as well as others that fall under the umbrella of participatory culture.

One of the topics we would like to explore is citizen science. There are numerous current examples, such as “SETI at Home”, EyeWire, Galaxy Zoo and foldit. These projects allow the public to contribute to large online science endeavours. Citizen science projects are not without controversy. The recently announced project uBiome is a crowd-sourced project that invites volunteers to have the makeup of microbes on their body analyzed. They are facing a large outcry from ethicists on the ethics and privacy issues that their project to date hasn’t addressed. We welcome submissions that explore the role of citizen science, benefits, pitfalls, mechanisms, philosophy and ethics surrounding non-scientists involved in scientific research.

Another related movement in contemporary science is open science. This concept suggests that scientists share their data as quickly as possible, allowing others to benefit from and make use of their research. “Open notebook science” implies the dissemination of both raw and processed scientific data as it is captured. We would like to invite practitioners, advocates and critics of open science to contribute submissions to our festival.


TAC New Program Deadlines Coming Up

Toronto Arts Council (TAC) has announced the creation of three exciting new partnership programs that will support artists working in communities outside the downtown core. In keeping with TAC’s vision of building a Creative City: Block by Block, these new programs will respond to local needs in neighbourhoods across Toronto.

In collaboration with Toronto Public Library, City of Toronto Museums and Toronto District School Board, TAC has designed these programs to offer artists opportunities to animate Toronto’s historic, educational and public spaces while connecting the arts and everyday life in communities in all corners of the city.


Artists in the Libraries: In partnership with Toronto Public Library, this program is for five $20,000 grants available to individual artists, organizations and/or collectives to undertake five arts residencies in branches outside the downtown core. These programs will offer increased arts access and participation in local communities, and create new avenues for collaboration and career development for Toronto artists.

Deadline: January 15, 2014For More Information:
Animating Historic Sites: TAC’s collaboration with the City’s Museum Services department will provide opportunities for artists to animate and connect with up to five Toronto Heritage sites, creating new possibilities for interpreting the City’s historic spaces. The sites selected for this program – Scarborough Museum, Gibson House, Montgomery Inn, Todmorden Mills and Zion Schoolhouse – are all located outside the downtown core.This program includes two streams: Exploration/Research grants (maximum of $5,0000) and Programming Grants (maximum $30,000).
Deadline: January 24, 2014For More Information:

Dare to Create Arts Festival
In partnering with the Toronto District School Board on the Dare to Create spring festival, TAC will support over 25 artists to participate in residencies, mentorships and performances in schools outside the downtown. The festival will encourage student voices to tell the stories of our City through the arts, while creating connections and shared learning among artists, educators and students. This program is administrated by Prologue to the Performing Arts.
Deadline: January 15, 2014For More Information:

For general inquiries regarding TAC’s new partnership programs, contact Kerry Swanson,

For questions regarding your grant application for Artists in the Libraries or Animating Historic Sites, contact Peter Kingstone,

For questions regarding applications to the Dare to Create Arts Festival, contact Patty Jarvis,


Modern Fuel 

Kingston ON

Deadline February 1st

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the presentation, interpretation, and production of visual and time-based arts. Our exhibitions engage with an array of approaches to contemporary aesthetics, and cover a broad scope of conceptual, formal, socio-political and cultural questions. We welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions, as well as performances, curatorial projects, collaborations, lectures, workshops and other events.

While submissions for general consideration are accepted on an on-going basis, proposals are reviewed by Modern Fuel’s programming committee soon after our annual deadline of Feb 1st. Modern Fuel has an email only submissions policy, and files (combined no larger than 6 MB) can be sent directly to   Please note that applications for exhibitions (both solo and group) may be considered for inclusion in group exhibitions that are curated by our Artistic Director and Programming Committee.  Successful applicants will be notified by Modern Fuel on or before April 1st.  Application materials will be kept on file for one year.  


For Complete Submission information visit Modern Fuels Website


Latitude 53

ProjEX Room

Deadline January 15th

Edmonton AB



Artists and collectives (emerging to established) are invited to submit proposals of projects in any media. This site is specifically for members, other artists, and cultural producers to exhibit works in progress, ideas that are in the middle stages of development, projects exploring and expanding the parameters of new media, or work that comments on current sociopolitical issues and for artists to receive critical discourse about their work. Projects are programmed on an ongoing basis as to remain flexible and timely.

The ProjEx Room is an initiative of Latitude 53 that showcases the work of artists and cultural producers experimenting with visual culture. This work is often in process and provides the artist opportunities to expand upon their research and development in and generates dialogue between artists and audiences about the work. At this current time, Latitude 53 is unable to provide travel assistance so artist should consider this limitation prior to submitting for a space within the ProJEX Room space.

Submissions for this space will be reviewed and selected by the Executive Director. Submission deadlines: 15 January; 15 May; and 15 September of each year.


Complete Submission Guidelines


Alternator Center

Kelowna BC

Ongoing Call

The Alternator accepts exhibition proposals from artists and curators. Selections are based on:

  • Compatibility with the Alternator’s mandate
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Quality of work submitted by the artist
  • Availability of space

SUBMISSIONS ARE REVIEWED ON AN ONGOING BASIS. CAR/FAC fees are paid. Submissions from both individual artists and groups will be considered with an emphasis on an experimental approach.

In 2015 the Alternator is inviting exhibiting artists to create an extension of their work for public space. Please include a short proposal for this secondary component along with your submission. For example this might include a banner, posters, public performance or outdoor projection. A separate presentation fee will be paid.

Please include all of the following when submitting your proposal:

  • A brief description (maximum 300 words) clearly outlining the exhibition you are proposing
  • Artist statement – maximum 500 words
  • Curriculum vitae
  • 15-20 images with name and title. Video artists may submit a video no longer than 5 minutes
  • Image list detailing medium and size
  • Self addressed, sufficiently stamped envelope (for return only)

Please submit images in jpeg format. Label jpg images with number and title, for example: 01_title.jpg, 02_title.jpg etc. Jpg images must be 72 dpi, maximum 1024 x 768 pixels. 500 KB (0.5MB). Applications submitted by e-mail are not accepted.

Send proposals to:

Attn: Programming Committee
The Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art
421 Cawtson Ave, Unit 103
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 6Z1

Link to Submission Page


Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship (Gotland, Sweden)
and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship
Submission deadline: January 31st, 2014

Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden (BFAS) has offered a fine art residency/scholarship to a younger, talented Canadian artist, traditionally a painter, providing an inspiring study/work stay in northern Europe on the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea. The BFAS fine art scholarships hark back to the post-impressionist era in Europe. Two young artists, Caroline Benedicks of Sweden and William Blair Bruce of Hamilton, Canada, meet in Paris, marry and after many years on the European continent, settle on historic Gotland Island, a Swedish outpost approximately equidistant between the Swedish mainland and the Baltic state of Latvia. With the untimely death of William in 1906 and that of Caroline in 1935, the estate, in the early 70′s, created the Brucebo Fine Art (Scholarship) Foundation, an organization promoting island-based cultural history and fine art. To commemorate the unique Swedish-Canadian link of Caroline’s and William’s marriage and impressive artistry, two annual fine art scholarships for younger, professional Canadian artists were established : The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship and The William Blair Bruce European Fine Art Travel Scholarship.

The Brucebo Fine Art Summer Residency Scholarship funds a three month working residency – starting June 1, 2014 – at the Brucebo studio cottage in the Själsö fishing village, 7 km north of of Visby in Gotland, Sweden. The scholarship covers travel expenses Canada – Gotland (return), the use of the studio cottage, a monthly food stipend plus a small equipment grant. Total approximate value : SEK 30.000.

The William Blair Bruce Travel Scholarship finances a European research sejour, to be undertaken within the next year. The tour is based on an approved Fine Art-related investigative project. Total value: SEK 30.000. As a final part of the ‘Bruce Travel’ the recipient must visit Visby via Stockholm. While in Visby, she/he will give a public lecture sponsored by the Foundation on the investigative theme pursued during her/his recent European travel.

Scholarship eligibility: Canadian artists (preference for emerging artists)
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2014. See the application guidelines and download the application form here:


FIBREWORKS 2014A biennial juried exhibition of Canadian fibre artSeptember 12 – November 2, 2014


Deadline March 31, 2014

Fibreworks, now in its 15th edition, is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian fibre art. It is a showcase of the most current and versatile approaches to fibre as a medium in form and production. This exhibition is one of the largest group shows in Canada dedicated specifically to fibre based works and serves as a survey of the artists currently working in the medium. As many as 35 artists participate in the exhibition with works selected by an independent jury.

1. Open to all Canadian artists. Limit of 3 entries per artist.Deadline for entry is: Monday, March 31, 2014 (postmarked).
2. Eligible works include any artwork where fibre or textile is the principle element. All work must have been completed by the artist within the last two years. The work must be of reasonable size, ready to install and available to ship within Canada.

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Supercrawl 2014 Call for Artist Submissions

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Supercrawl is a free annual outdoor art and music festival in Hamilton. The Curatorial Committee invites artists working in a wide range of creative disciplines to propose works for installation as part next year’s event, taking place on September 12-13, 2014. Supercrawl celebrates the unique mix of arts organizations, cultures, businesses and creative people along James Street North in Hamilton. Last year Supercrawl attracted 100,000 attendees and will continue to grow in scale in 2014. The Committee is interested in seeing proposals in the following media:

Installation art
Video (projection-based is preferred)
Performance art
Public interventions
Storefront window installations
New media
Spoken Word

Please note that a priority will be placed on that which can be safely seen, performed, or executed outside, and will remain impactful during both the daytime and night hours of the festival. Each project selected will be allocated an artist’s fee and modest budget.

Artist information meeting: Wednesday January 8, 2014, 7-8 pm, AGH Design Annex, 118 James Street North, Hamilton. The Supercrawl Curatorial Committee will provide information about the event and answer artists’ questions in preparation for their submissions.

Send submissions to
Subject Line: YOUR NAME,


Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2014

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Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize

Submissions: Open Now

Glenfiddich is issuing a Call to Artists currently living and creating art in Canada to enter the internationally renowned competition for the prestigious 2014 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize.

The Canadian winner will be one of only eight artists worldwide to be awarded the art community’s coveted prize to live and work at the Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown, Scotland. The three-month residency valued at $20,000 per artist represents the Glenfiddich commitment to the arts and the communities it serves.

Now in its 12th year internationally and 10th in Canada, the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize attracts nearly 150 submissions across Canada from the visual arts. The prize covers the cost of travel, living expenses and materials throughout the residency. From the submissions, five jury members choose eight finalists and ultimately one winner.

The distinguished jury for the selection of the Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize includes, Dr. Sara Diamond, president of OCAD University, Gaetane Verna, director of The Power Plant, Kitty Scott, curator of modern and contemporary art at AGO, Julian Sleath, programming manager of special events, economic development & culture at the City of Toronto, and the Canadian 2008 Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize recipient, Dave Dyment.

While living in crofts (traditional small Scottish farm houses), artists are encouraged to find inspiration from the unique setting in the Scottish Highlands. The Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence Prize has sponsored over 90 artists since its inception in 2002. The Prize is open for submissions Saturday November 30, 2013 and must be received by midnight eastern time Friday, January 31, 2014

For more information and to apply please


Request for Proposals
2014/ 15 Professional Guest Artist Series

Art City

Winnipeg January 20th.

Art City invites local, national, and international artists to submit proposals to lead collaborative art workshops at our studio in 2014/ 15.

Art City is located in West Broadway, a culturally diverse and densely populated neighbourhood in the heart of Winnipeg’s inner city. Art City is a drop-in community art studio, open free-of-charge for anyone (all ages) who would like to take part, engaging an average of 25 participants per evening. The majority of those who come to Art City are youth between the ages of 6 and 13 years. Older youth, adults, and seniors also regularly participate in Art City programs.

Guest Artist proposals are selected by a jury of Art City staff, Board members, and former Guest Artists.
Selected guest artists will be supported in developing, managing, and facilitating their workshops by two Art City staff and at least two volunteers per evening workshop. Proposals should be designed for a 5-day period, Monday – Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Artists will receive $1,400.00 for a one-week project. Travel, accommodations, and per diem will be provided for selected non-local artists.

All selected artists will be required to obtain a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, eligible for reimbursement by Art City.

Submission Deadline: Monday, JANUARY 20, 2014 (postmarked)

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Subtle Technologies presents

Open Culture: Participatory Practices in Art & Science
16-25 May 2014, Toronto

Submission Deadline: 20 January 2014

In May 2014, Subtle Technologies will be holding its 17th annual festival in Toronto.

Our symposium, performances, workshops, screenings, exhibitions and networking sessions provide a forum to explore ideas and pose questions at the intersection of art, science and technology. Subtle Technologies is known internationally for presenting artists and scientists whose work is at the leading edge of their respective disciplines and creating a space for dialogue that leads to future discussions and collaborations.

Our theme for 2014 is “Open Culture“. The festival will celebrate the ways artists and scientists are creating and making use of tools and techniques to harness the collective power, knowledge and creativity of the citizen. Bringing together artists and scientists who are working in these domains will open streams of dialogue leading to increased collaboration between artists and scientists who are interested in contributions of an engaged public. We are currently accepting submissions by artists, curators and scientists on the ideas presented below as well as others that fall under the umbrella of participatory culture.

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|FAT| Arts & FashionWeek 2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 23, 2013 (first deadline)FINAL DEADLINE: January 9, 2014
|FAT| Arts & FashionWeek 2014 invites installation artists, photographers, filmmakers, performers, fibre artists and fashion designers to apply to show their work for the 9th edition of |FAT| April 22 – 26, 2014. Any mediums, materials, messages, visual presentations and performance used to deal with fashion or the body in a new, exciting and unorthodox way are all encouraged to be explored.



  • Multi-Media/ Installations for one of 12 individual artist installation rooms
  • Films and Video Art
  • Performance (dance/music/performance art)
  • Photography
  • Fashion Design
  • * Textile/ Fibre Art


  • Emerging & Established Artists & Designers
  • National and International Artists/Designers
  • Performers

More information ->


Call for Papers

Recombinant Creativity: Temporal Intersections, (de)Historicizing Strategies, and Contemporary Cultural Products

Deadline January 6th

Fredric Jameson spoke of a “dialectical intensification of the autoreferentiality of all modern culture, which tends to turn upon itself and designate its own cultural production as its content.”
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Building upon Fredric Jameson’s potent and pithy insight into the character of contemporary cultural production this conference asks broadly about the role of appropriation and interdisciplinarity. Has the traditionally discipline-based structure of scholarship been challenged or changed by recombinant forms and processes of critical engagement?

The Contemporary Art, New Media and Design Histories program at OCAD University invites papers that acknowledge the place and implication of Jameson’s ideas of autoreferentiality or the practices of assemblage, bricolage, collage, remixing, sampling, borrowing, mashups, hybridity, and the role of technology as strategies for creativity.

Papers will be accepted from graduate students of all levels and disciplines, and should be traditional presentations 15- 20 minutes in length. While an emphasis will be placed on these discourses in art and visual culture, we also welcome cross-disciplinary interpretations of the theme. Topics for papers may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Global and local collages in design practice
  • Re-imagining indigenous culture through digital dialogues
  • Hip hop in contemporary Indigenous cultures.
  • Biopolitics and subversive, activist strategies
  • Splicing and the cultures of bricolage in contemporary society
  • Appropriation as methodology
  • Processes of othering and identity-formation
  • Appropriation as a sign of cultural bankruptcy(de)
  • Historicizing the so-called Western canon in art history
  • Recombinant culture as resistance and strategies of dissent


Please send a 250-word abstract of your paper along with a working title, keywords, curriculum vitae, and contact information to

The symposium will be held 6-7 March, 2014 at OCAD University, Toronto, Canada.

Deadline for submission: 6 January, 2014.

Successful participants will be notified: by 14 January, 2014.

Recombinant Creativity blog at

Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival, Toronto – Open Call for Artworks

Deadline: January 1, 2014

Now in its second year, the Vector Game + Art Convergence Festival ( is a five-day series of game art exhibitions, screenings, performances, workshops, and panels centred around games as tools and inspiration for contemporary art making. Until January 1, 2014, Team Vector invites submissions to its festival programming. Vector 2014 will take place from February 19 to 23, 2014, in Toronto, Canada.

Game art is a diverse field characterized by a wide variety of creative practices. Accordingly, this open call invites submissions from artists working in many different contexts and media. For Vector 2014, we are seeking works that critically address the politics, technologies, representations, and aesthetics of video games. Artists at all stages of their creative careers – from emerging to established – are encouraged to submit their work.

Works For Exhibition
Works of all media will be considered for inclusion in an exhibition surveying a wide spectrum of practices within game art. We seek video installations, games, interactive works of new media, print media, sculpture, textile, and more. In particular, we are looking for works that push beyond simple expressions of fandom, and which explore the convergence of game-making and media art to challenge assumptions about gaming writ large. Formal investigations of the video game medium are as welcome as works that push the broader concept of ‘games’ into the experimental.

Works for Film/Video/Machinima Screenings
For this program, we are looking for work that experiments with the concept of machinima to produce engaging films or videos. Machinima is a moving image art form that involves repurposing computer graphics from video games in the creation of new cinematic works.

For full submission guidelines, please visit:

Notifications of Acceptance will be issued by January 15, 2014.

Questions? Please direct them to



Santa’s Choice Zine Fair

At Xpace Cultural Centre 2-303 Lansdowne

 Kat Gomboc

Kat Gomboc

Saturday December 21st 12 – 6

Come one, come all to Santa’s Choice Zine Fair!

This is the 4th annual zine fair taking place at Xpace Cultural Centre. There will be zines, comics, small press, prints, t-shirts and tote bags, jewellery, crafts, and other handmade multiples by local artists and designers.

~featuring Body Interface DJ’s

~There will be festive decor (animatronic Santa?)

~and a great place to get handmade holiday gifts

Admission is free, see you there!





Visual Arts Manager – 6 Mth Contract

2013Application Deadline: January 6, 2014Start Date: February 3, 2014Salary: $17,500 (term of contract)Term: 6 mth temporary contract with potential to move to full-time

Organization Description

Workman Arts Project of Ontario (Workman Arts) facilitates aspiring, emerging and established artists with mental illness and addiction issues to develop and refine their art form through its arts training programs, public performance/exhibition opportunities and partnering with other arts organizations. As well, Workman Arts promotes a greater understanding of mental illness and addiction through the creation, presentation and discussion of artistic media in five disciplines: music, theatre, literature, visual art and media art.

Founded in 1987 as a theatre company of eight members (individuals with mental illness and limited arts training), over the past 26 years Workman Arts has evolved into a multi-disciplinary professional arts organization engaging over 240 member artists, at various stages of developing their practice. Through an increasingly entrepreneurial approach, Workman has empowered and collaborated with thousands of artists with mental health and addiction issues who have performed or exhibited to audiences in prestigious venues nationally and internationally.


  • Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with Executive/Artistic Director and Managing Director
  • Experience in developing, curating and executing exhibition programs
  • Entrepreneurial approach to seeking and developing opportunities for artists
  • Ability to manage projects and multi-task in a highly dynamic environment
  • Strong presentation, organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate advocacy and support for artists with different opinions, backgrounds, talents and goals to enhance the profile of Workman Arts and member artists in keeping with the mission, goals and values of the organization.


  • Minimum 2 years administration experience in not-for-profit visual arts
  • Post-secondary education certificate or degree
  • Computer competencies PC and Mac

Additional Info:
This is a six month temporary contract postion with potential to renew to full-time.

How to Apply:
Deadline for receipt of application: January 6, 2014

Please quote Visual Arts Manager Application in the subject line and submit the following:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in this position
  • Current CV
  • Send your application to:


Youth Wing Program Coordinator

Application Deadline: Jan 05, 2014
Start Date: Jan 13, 2014

Term: Part-time

Mammalian Diving Reflex

Founded in 1993, Mammalian Diving Reflex is a research-art atelier dedicated to investigating the social sphere, always on the lookout for contradictions to whip into aesthetically scintillating experiences, producing one-off events, theatre-based performance, videos, installation, theoretical texts and community happenings. Company members range in age from 13 to over 80 years old.

Job Description

Internationally renowned, award-winning performance company, Mammalian Diving Reflex is seeking applications for a YOUNG MAMMALS PROGRAM COORDINATOR. The company’s youth wing, the Young Mammals, was launched in 2011 to develop, facilitate and formalize our work with youth in Toronto and abroad. This position is funded for 20 hours per week at $15/hour by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The position will run from January 2014 (as soon as possible) to July 31, 2014.

Additionally, the candidate may be hired as the Project Coordinator for a separate joint Mammalian-Young Mammals project to take place in May 2014. This will involve an additional number of hours at the same rate that would make the position approximately full-time for April-May.

The position demands someone who: is slightly obsessive-compulsive about logistics; has a fetish for spreadsheets and will use them to organize anything and everything; doesn’t mind spending their Friday nights hangouting with teenagers; enjoys reminding said teens to show-up for meetings over and over again; loves updating budgets on google docs; is addicted to Facebook; and is not afraid to get a bit crazzzy.

We welcome applicants from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Applicants may have knowledge of fields including: the arts, education, youth work, urban planning, social work, the tango, business, activism, non-profits, social policy, cultural policy, relational aesthetics, participatory action research and how to whip up a mean grilled cheese and/or (virgin) daiquiri.

The responsibilities of the Young Mammals Program Coordinator may include, but are not limited to: coordinating and co-leading all program logistics (schedules, meetings, promotion, rehearsals, etc.) of Mammalian’s two major youth programs for winter-spring 2014; administration (ie. contracts being made/signed); arranging meetings with partner organizations; sourcing/purchasing materials and managing project budgets (receipts, petty cash, cheques to be written); potentially co-leading rehearsals and presentations and/or organizing installation crew; creating evaluation methods in collaboration with Mammalian; and regularly reporting on developments to Mammalian’s Young Mammals Director and other core staff.


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