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Changes to the Operating Assistance Program
The revised Operating Assistance Program allows eligible organizations to apply for operating support that extends over a longer funding cycle (two to four years), offering organizations the opportunity for increased planning capacity and predictability of funding while reducing the administrative burden of annual applications.
Starting with the September 30, 2016 deadline for applications, applicants to the Arts and Cultural Service Organizations operating program will apply for support for two projected years of activities instead of one.
The September 2016 submissions from Arts and Cultural Service organizations will receive a full peer review assessment and the grant amount will be based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee.
For organizations placed on Extended Cycle Status resulting from the assessment of their application by the Advisory Committee, the grant amount will remain the same over the two-year cycle, as long as the BC Arts Council continues to receive the same allocations from the provincial government as it currently receives. You may not request an increase in support over the course of the funding cycle and you will not receive a decrease over the funding cycle.
For the second year of the two-year funding cycle, there will be no peer review assessment and arts and cultural service organizations will receive the established grant payment when they provide September 2017 updates to CADAC, financial statements for the last completed fiscal year and details on what activities are planned for the second year of support in the funding cycle, along with pertinent organizational and activity updates.
At the time of assessment of this year’s application, the Advisory Committee may also recommend some organizations be placed on Annual Status. Those organizations will be required to submit a full application for operating support for the second year of the 2-year funding cycle for Arts and Cultural Service Organizations.
By September 2018 a new funding cycle starts for Arts and Cultural Service Organizations, with a full application and assessment of all applications on projected activities for the following two, or perhaps three, fiscal years.
The backgrounder document gives an overview of some of the changes that will take place to the Operating Assistance program.
Arts and Cultural Service Operating Assistance Program Guidelines and Application forms are now available to download from the BC Arts Council website at www.bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/organizations/community/arts_cultural_orgs_operating_assistance.html.
Introduction of Enhanced Capacity Assistance
Also new this year is the introduction of Enhanced Capacity Assistance, a new approach designed to provide flexible, responsive, general funding to assist organizations supported through the BC Arts Council’s Operating Assistance program. This funding supports organizations to implement organizational change and embed strategic activities within operations without affecting base operating grant levels.
The program offers annual grants in set amounts of either $15,000 or $30,000 in each year of the Extended Funding Cycle within the BC Arts Council’s Operating Assistance program. Details on this new program are included as addenda to the Program Guidelines and Application Form for Operating Assistance – Arts and Cultural Service Organizations. Applications for Enhanced Capacity Assistance consist of a 2-page written proposal plus accompanying support material.
Applications for Enhanced Capacity Assistance may be submitted with Operating Assistance applications for the September 30 deadline, or may be sent under separate cover and received by an extended deadline of November 1, 2016. Applications for Enhanced Capacity Assistance sent under separate cover will be accepted by email to BCArtsCouncil@gov.bc.ca. There is only one intake for this program within each Extended Funding Cycle; the next deadline for Enhanced Capacity Assistance for Arts and Cultural Service Organizations will therefore be in September 2018.
If you have concerns or questions, please contact your Program Officer: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/about/coordinators.htm.
MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL PROGRAM GUIDELINES: bcartscouncil.ca
Largest tour of BC VQA wines in Vancouver at 12th annual Arts Club fundraiser
On September 15, 2016, the Arts Club and the Wines of British Columbia are partnering for the 12th annual ChefmeetsBCGrape fundraising series, the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver! The evening features more than 90 BC wineries pouring over 350 award-winning wines, with a multitude of restaurants pairing sweet and savoury dishes to show off the best in our region.
Last year’s runner-up for “Best BC VQA Pairing”, Torafuku Modern Asian Eatery returns to ChefmeetsBCGrape to compete against this year’s participating restaurants Chicha Restaurant, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Fable Kitchen, Grouse Mountain Resort, Hart House Restaurant, Lift Bar and Grill, Miradoro Restaurant, Provence Marinaside, Vancouver Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, and Westin Bayshore.
Restaurant creations will be paired with notable wines from Desert Hills Estate Winery, Misconduct Wine Co., Moon Curser Vineyards, and Quails’ Gate Winery, among others.
“We are excited to be partnering again with the Arts Club for our largest BC VQA wine and culinary consumer event of the year,” says Laura Kittmer, Media Relations Manager of the BC Wine Institute. “This event is a great opportunity for consumers to taste new releases from top BC wineries and experience the versatility of 100 per cent BC wine through exciting pairings created and prepared by some of Vancouver’s favourite restaurants.”
Silent auction featuring premium BC wines, luxury goods, and entertainment and travel packages.
As the Arts Club’s signature fall fundraiser, all proceeds from event ticket sales and auction packages go toward the development of new Canadian plays and staging world-class theatre created by Vancouver artists.
This event is sponsored by Royal LePage Sussex Klein Group, Konet, and Get Home Safe, in partnership with the British Columbia Wine Institute.
WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7–9:30PM.
WHERE: Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, Ballrooms A, B and C. 999 Canada Place.
TICKETS: $90 tickets available at artsclub.com
($70 for groups of 10 or more – call the box office at 604.687.1644)
ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB
The Arts Club Theatre Company, founded in 1964, is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Led by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd and Executive Director Peter Cathie White, it offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre—as well as on tour throughout the province.
ABOUT THE BC WINE INSTITUTE
Since 1990, the BCWI has played a pivotal role in taking BC’s wine industry from a vision to an internationally recognized niche region producing premium wines and providing exceptional wine tourism experiences. The BCWI markets the wine and regions of BC; delivers quality trade, media and consumer tastings; and acts as the voice of BC’s wine industry by advocating to government on behalf of industry that contributes $2 billion in provincial economic growth annually.
The BCWI represents all wineries in British Columbia to grow the premium market share for the Wines of British Columbia, while driving awareness of our world-class wines and tourism product—currently drawing 800,000 visitors with $476 million in tourism and tourism employment related economic impact every year. For more information about BC Wine Institute's programs and services, please visit: WineBC.com
Adapted from the novel by Louisa M. Alcott by Peter Clapham, audiences will experience the classic story anew as they follow the childhood adventures of the March sisters. Set during the American Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy make the most of their humble childhood despite the hardships they face.
As the girls deal with adversity, sibling rivalry, and malady, each sister begins to discover a unique sense of meaning and purpose in life and slowly blossom in to adults. Humour, insight and pathos abound in this endearing re-telling of the classic novel.
“We’re excited to be bringing this beloved classic to our stage,” explains Ken Hildebrandt, executive/artistic director for Gallery 7 Theatre. “The show promises to be a heart-warming and entertaining experience for audiences and a great opportunity for actors of all ages to showcase their acting talents.”
Little Women will run November 11 & 12 , 16 - 19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM with discount matinees on Nov. 12 & 19 at 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Rehearsals will commence the week of September 12 and the production will be directed by Beth Gasser.
To register for the audition, or for more information, please contact Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or visit their website at www.gallery7theatre.com. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend the audition.
National and Local Mainstage, and Site-Specific Programming
Upintheair Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2017 rEvolver Theatre Festival. rEvolver will be presented at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch) May 24 – June 4, 2017.
We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse companies and artists from across Canada to have their work considered for presentation. Upintheair is particularly interested in original productions with running times of 50-90 minutes but any running time will be considered by the jury.
DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: September 16, 2016 (Postmarked)
Download the full application form: www.upintheairtheatre.com/revolver-festival-submissions
About the Festival:
rEvolver is incubator of new work with a focus on formal innovation, supporting emerging professional theatre makers and more experienced creators at transformative junctions in their careers. The Festival presents adventurous, high energy, and sophisticated new work, bringing audiences the full range of contemporary theatrical practice, from script-based theatre to devised and site-specific works, staged readings of work-in-progress, and in-depth discussions with artists.
rEvolver has a broad and inclusive definition of “emerging”, ranging from recent graduates to more experienced professionals attempting to grow or transform their practice significantly, such as those seeking to establish a national touring practice, or embarking on a transformative artistic journey.
The festival features primarily new Canadian work, although we welcome submissions from companies wishing to premiere re-interpretations of existing works. In particular, we encourage work that takes risks, that is reflective of diverse voices and experiences, that is creative and has a clear artistic vision. At the same time, we will be looking for work that is accessible and engaging to audiences.
We strive to offer presentations that appeal to a variety of demographics and reflect cultural and artistic diversity. We invite emerging professional artists of all ages, abilities, cultural practices, ethnicities, socio-economic status, genders, religions, and sexual orientations to apply to participate in the festival.
rEvolver Theatre Festival will provide successful companies with:
§ Performance guarantee, festival tickets, and box-office split
§ Venue equipped with festival lighting and sound at The Cultch
§ Venue technician and technical support from the Festival Technical Staff
§ Festival advertising and marketing including website, brochure, and press releases
§ Advance and at-door box office services
§ Front of House services
§ Shared use of the Test Kitchen rehearsal space at Playwrights Theatre Centre
§ Free participation in Block P Independent Producing Workshop (6×2-hour sessions), including mentoring from festival staff and theatre professionals to enable successful production and promotion of their work.
§ For National Companies only: assistance with travel costs (NOTE: submissions must be 400km or farther geographically from Vancouver to be considered National Companies).
MORE INFORMATION: upintheair.com
The Who’s Tommy
Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
Renegade Arts Company
Director: Chris Lam, Choreographer: Anna Kuman, Musical Director: Adam Da Ros,
Producer: Jim Buckshon
Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.
Date: September 10 (10-6pm) and September 13 (6-10pm); Callbacks September 17 (10-6 pm)
Audition Address: Renegade Studios- 125 E 2nd Ave
Please email, mail or drop off your resume and headshot.
Mail or Drop off:
c/o Renegade Arts Co.
506-402 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1T6
This is a Non-equity/Equity Production. Equity actors will be engaged under the Artist Collective Policy. There will be an honorarium.
Please prepare two pop/rock songs (one uptempo and one ballad). Bring sheet music in the correct key and in a binder. Accompanist will be provided for you.
November 3-19, 2016
The Shop Theatre, 125 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver BC
A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy’s mother and Captain Walker’s wife.
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: D6
Vocal range bottom: G3
A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife’s lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy’s trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker.
Age: 25 to 40
Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F3
A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children’s camp seeking to profit from Tommy’s popularity. Mrs. Walker’s brother and Tommy’s uncle.
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: G2
An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker’s son.
Age: 18 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they’re young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy’s success.
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy’s parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures.
Vocal range top: F5
A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy’s parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son.
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: G#3
A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him.
Age: 15 to 18
Vocal range top: D5
Soldiers; Nurses; Harlots; Lads And Lasses; Guards; Reporters (ages 18-40)
Tommy (4 year old)
4 year old version of Tommy (ages 6-8, Male or Female)
Tommy (10 year old)
10 year old version of Tommy (10-16, Male)
MORE INFORMATION: renegadeproductions.tumbler.com
Gateway Theatre is a welcoming and inclusive regional theatre for Richmond and its surrounding communities. Encouraging participation and cultural diversity, we strive for excellence and leadership in the development and production of live professional theatre and programs that connect the community.
The Operations Manager oversees facility operations, including building maintenance, audience services and rental events. In addition, he or she works with the Executive Director on the administrative aspects of Gateway’s productions and presentations. The position has three direct staff reports and 6+ indirect reports. The position is permanent, full-time with benefits. Hours of work are office hours (9 am to 5 pm) with occasional evenings and weekends.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will:
- Manage facility operations (excluding production facilities & resources) and act as primary City of Richmond liaison with respect to the physical facility
- Work with the Executive Director on the contractual, administrative and financial aspects of Gateway productions and presentations
- Plan the rentals strategy in alignment with Gateway’s strategic priorities and take an active role in business development
- Develop and manage the department’s annual budget
- Establish department goals in alignment with Gateway’s overall strategies and objectives
- Recruit, supervise, evaluate and develop department staff
- Participate as a member of the Management Team
Experience & Qualifications
- At least 5 years’ performing arts administration experience
- An understanding of theatre operations, budgeting and producing is preferred
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills
- Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
- Proven ability to manage others and delegate work
- A collaborative, innovative and flexible approach to work
Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to Camilla Tibbs email@example.com.
Gateway Theatre is committed to employment equity and request that any required accommodations be noted in cover letters. We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: 5pm Aug 26, 2016.
For more information: gatewaytheatre.com
Royal City Musical Theatre, for its 28th production will be producing ANYTHING GOES. They are seeking strong singers, actors and dancers for this production.
Company: Royal City Musical Theatre
Playwright: Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Director: Valerie Easton
Music Director: James Bryson
Production Dates: April 6-22, 2017
Auditions: September 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2016
Callbacks: October 1 and 2, 2016
Rehearsals: Wednesday & Thursday Evenings and Sunday daytime, beginning January 2017
Roles Auditioning for: We will be auditioning for all roles (see character breakdown below)
TO BOOK A SINGING AUDITION: please go to their Appointments Page
In attendance: Director Valerie Easton and Music Director James Bryson
Audition Location: Auditions to be held at the Massey Theatre, 735 – 8th Avenue, New Westminster
In addition to your private singing audition, you will attend a dance call at either:
Sunday, September 18 10:30 a.m. OR Sunday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m.
For questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE – Please come prepared with 2 songs from the classical musical theatre repertoire, ideally one up-tempo and one ballad (you may only sing one depending on time).
Please bring character and tap and jazz shoes for the dance call.
RENO SWEENEY – Female
BILLY CROCKER – Male
LORD EVELYN OAKLEIGH – Male
EVANGELINE HARCOURT – Female
MOONFACE MARTIN – Male
ERMA LATOUR – Female
ELISHA WHITNEY – Male
REGINALD STRONG – Male
MALE / FEMALE ENSEMBLE
For more information: www.royalcitymusicaltheatre.com/auditions
Established through a donation of $1 million from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation to the Canada Council for the Arts, the awards recognize outstanding established and mid-career arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations. Arts managers from any artistic discipline supported by the Canada Council may apply for the awards, which are intended for professional development, mentoring and related purposes.
There are two distinct awards:
The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are intended for professional development of individual arts managers and not for direct assistance to arts organizations.
Deadline: September 30, 2016
Prize Amount: Two awards of $10,000 each may be given annually.
Eligibility: Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive an award.
General eligibility criteria for both awards:
Organizations are not eligible to apply for these awards. To be eligible, you must:
Specific eligibility criteria for the Mentorship award:
For the Mentorship award, you and your mentor must be employed by different Canadian, professional arts organizations. In addition, the mentor must:
The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities.
Sarah Brown, Program Officer
1 800 263 5588 (toll-free) or 613 566 4414, ext. 6004
Check out the complete Program Guidelines and/or canadacouncil.ca
About the company:
Summary of the position:
The Box Office Supervisor manages the daily operations of the Gateway Theatre Box Office, with a client and customer service focus. Provides team-oriented leadership to full-time and part-time Box Office Associates. Resolves all customer, client, staff and technical challenges as part of the box office leadership team. Reports to the Marketing & Sales Manager. The position is permanent, full-time (35 hrs/wk) with benefits. Start date is September 2016.
Please email your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to Kelly Phelan email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Gateway Theatre is committed to employment equity and request that any required accommodations be noted cover letters.
We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
Under the supervision of the Marketing & Sales Manager, the successful candidate will support the activities of the department and execute the marketing campaigns for the Gateway Theatre’s programs, including the Signature Series productions and the Gateway Academy. The position is permanent, full-time (35 hrs/wk) with benefits. Hours of work are 9 am – 5 pm with occasional evenings and weekends.
Responsibilities will include:
You should be reliable, detail-oriented, and comfortable working on multiple projects concurrently, both on your own or as part of a team.
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance | Vancouver, BC, Canada | firstname.lastname@example.org