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United Players is a community theatre having produced shows in Vancouver for 57 years. Currently we mount five shows a year at the Jericho Arts Centre where we are the resident company.
United Players is looking for a costume designer for its upcoming production of Sunday in the Park With George which will run at the Jericho Arts Centre January 20 - February 12, 2017.
This would be mostly pulling costumes from existing stock, with some building required. Assistants and sewers available to help. Position starts immediately, as rehearsals have just begun.
Qualifications: Experience necessary in costume design and build
Remuneration: Honorarium dependent upon experience.
How to Apply: Please e-mail resume to Fran Burnside at email@example.com
Deadline: December 18, 2016
Don’t miss your opportunity to connect with other members of the live event safety community. You’re invited to join Actsafe February 20 & 21, 2017 for their inaugural Event Safety Conference. Actsafe hope to encourage important connections between everyone who is involved in, and provides support to, the event industry.
The conference will kick off with a welcome gala dinner and keynote address from recently announced speaker Rick Antonson (Author and Former CEO of Vancouver Tourism) on Monday February 20, followed the next day with a full schedule of workshops, demos, panel discussions, roundtable talks and a tradeshow.
Topics on the schedule include:
- Medical planning for festivals
- Minimizing fatigue and promoting alertness
- Fundamentals of Risk Assessment
- Firearms use in live theatre
- Site setup for live events
Plus much more.
WHEN: February 20-21, 2017
WHERE: Burnaby, BC
Early Bird Conference Pass available until December 11, 2016: $150
After December 12, 2016: Conference Pass is $200
For more info and to register: actsafeconference.ca
WHEN: Monday, December 12, 2016 at 6:30pm
WHERE: Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova Street
We invite you to join us for our annual general meeting to celebrate another successful year for the Firehall Arts Centre. We will kick off proceedings with the meeting at 6:30pm sharp, accompanied by light refreshments.
All members have voting rights at the AGM – if you need to join or renew, you can do so in person at the door (membership is just $10; Season Passes include membership).
What we do genuinely wouldn't be possible without you, our biggest supporters, so a huge thanks from all of us at the Firehall. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM!
By-law amendments can be reviewed at firehallartscentre.ca
Apprentice Directors will:
Candidates should have completed their education and/or training and have relevant experience in the professional theatre.
To apply for the program, please submit:
All applications should be e-mailed by December 11, 2016 to:
Rhea Shroff, Company & Education Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: Please put “2017 Directing Apprentice Program” in the subject line.
More information: bardonthebeach.org
An Awkward Family Holiday is December 8, 2016
Oh, those Awkward Family Holiday gatherings. Everybody has them. But wouldn’t they be so much better if they included delicious food, a cash bar, raffle prizes, a silent auction, and cabaret performances from Awkward alumni like Molly Wilson, Cecilly Day, Nick Preston, Matthew Fedorowicz, Drew Ogle, Courtney Shields, Erika Babins, J-C Roy and more?
Our 7th annual fundraiser is a celebration of all things Awkward in song, games and festivities! As always, this year’s cabaret features many of the artists that made our record-breaking award-winning year so spectacular. Songs are edgy (we think performers and audiences are too…) but around here, everything done in a wry spirit of fun. The perfect antidote to an awkward holiday season.
So, come in out of the cold, grab a drink, and join us for the least awkward Awkward Family Holiday party around!
WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2016. Doors open at 7:30.
WHERE: CBC Studio 700
Tickets are only $30 for adults. VIP seating is $50.
Email email@example.com to reserve your spot because seats are limited.
Or buy your ticket at awkwardstageproductions.com
Members of Vancouver's arts and cultural community are urged to register to speak at a special City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 to advocate for increased arts funding in the 2017 Budget.
The City's Arts and Culture Policy Council (ACPC) has passed a motion advising City Council to increase funding to the Operating Grants program of the Cultural Services Department. ACPC feels strongly that an increase in funding in this area is crucial for organizational stability, as the budget for grants for operating clients has not increased significantly since 2007.
See the notice of the meeting and the agenda here.
Arts organizations, artists, and board members are encouraged to sign up to speak at the public meeting.
WHEN: December 7, 2016 starting at 9:30am
WHERE: Council Chamber, Third Floor, Vancouver City Hall
To register to speak at the meeting: Contact Bonnie Kennett at 604-873-7269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to sign up is the start of the meeting.
In your request, please state:
If a representative from your organization is unable to speak: Send a letter to Mayor and Council advocating for an increase to this very valuable program.
Please identify in your speech or letter why this increase in funding is necessary in order for the City of Vancouver's arts organizations to contribute to the vital and economic well-being of the municipality.
If you have questions: Please contact Donna Spencer, Chair of the Arts and Culture Policy Council, at 604-689-0691 or email@example.com.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 will be the celebration of life for the wonderful and radiant Janet Wright, a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, friend, and an incredibly talented actor/director. The memorial starts at 2pm at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston Street). Doors open at 1pm. There will be a cash bar at the venue.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that guests consider making a donation to the Rachel Davis Foundation (racheldavis.ca).
No RSVP required.
Contact: Amy Lynn Strilchuk, Publicist: firstname.lastname@example.org
You probably know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday – the two famous North American shopping days immediately following American Thanksgiving in November. But have you heard about GivingTuesday?
To counter the retail craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a few years ago a movement for giving and volunteering was born – the day after Cyber Monday became known as GivingTuesday.
To mark the official “opening day of the giving season,” GivingTuesday is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes, and think about others. It’s now a public movement known as Canada's National Giving Day.
This year the GVPTA is proud to be a GivingTuesday partner* – we’ll be helping spread the word.
On GivingTuesday, let’s support the causes and people we believe in, give where we can, and help wherever possible.
Did you know? The GVPTA and many of our member companies are registered Canadian charities and welcome support in the form of financial donations. About a dozen of them are also GivingTuesday partners* this year, and are set up to receive donations online through CanadaHelps.org:
See the full list of GivingTuesday Partners* from around the Lower Mainland HERE
Check out our own GivingTuesday page HERE
Want to learn more?
Check out givingtuesday.ca and @GivingTuesdayCA
*About GivingTuesday Partners [Excerpt from givingtuesday.ca]
GivingTuesday Partners are charities, social enterprises, companies, brands, community groups, schools – any organization that is committed to helping Canadian charities or non-profits. GivingTuesday Canada was started by a group of founding partners dedicated to helping Canadian charities and non-profits succeed.
The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance Society (GVPTA) invites all members and interested individuals to attend the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The meeting will include:
*Note: Only GVPTA members in good standing are eligible to vote at the AGM.
Anyone planning to attend is requested to RSVP in advance so we can plan for numbers.
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Location: Carousel Theatre (Studio C), 1411 Cartwright Street on Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.
Special Resolutions to be voted on:
Special Resolution #1
Special Resolution #2
Any questions about the AGM may be directed to email@example.com
Any questions about membership status should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance | Vancouver, BC, Canada | email@example.com