Dare to Create Arts Festival returning in 2015 as TDSBCreates!
They're still looking for a few mentor artists in Spoken Word and Dance.
Contact Patty Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR ARTISTS!
are pleased to invite applications for artist participation in the first annual:
The festival will include arts-based activities taking place in TDSB schools across the city as well as special events in community venues. The following six components of the festival will be supported through a partnership between Toronto Arts Council and Toronto District School Board Arts Department:
- Artist in Residency Program (JK-Grade 6)
- Dare to Create Art and Film Project (Grades 9-12)
- Dare to Dance/Dare to Speak Project (Grades 9-12)
- Student Arts Conference (Grade 7 & 8)
- Across Experience Arts Co-op Program (Grades 10-12)
- School-Based Arts Celebrations (all Grades)
Toronto-based artists in all arts disciplines and from diverse backgrounds are invited to submit an application to work with students during Dare to Create in three ways:
- Each residency will be five (5) full days in one school, working in two classrooms (JK to Grade 6).
- Artists will provide an outline of their residency proposal as part of the application process, with a clear connection to the festival theme of life in Toronto.
- Artists will participate in pre-planning and professional learning with teachers in advance of the residency.
- Assist students with the development of specific techniques or skills to help them strengthen or clarify their intended message.
- Critique student work providing specific, constructive feedback related to project criteria.
- Ask focused questions to help students make thoughtful artistic choices and to refine their work.
- Listen encouragingly to students and engage them responsively and respectfully without taking control.
Across Experiences Arts Co-op Program (Grades 9-12): Aboriginal artists will facilitate workshops to support students in dance, theatre and film-making.
- Application deadline: January 15, 2014 5:00 pm.
- Interviews for all positions will take place between January 20-30, 2014
- Dare to Create Arts Festival will take place between May 12 and June 9, 2014, with some projects requiring artist support leading up to the festival.
Residencies: May (may begin in April and end in June where necessary)
Workshop Facilitation: February-May
(Individual residencies, mentorships and workshops will be scheduled in collaboration with teachers)
- To be eligible to apply to the Dare to Create Program, applicants must be professional artists. (A professional artist is someone who has developed their skills through training and/or practice; is recognized as such by artists working in the same artistic tradition; actively practices his or her art; seeks payment for her/his work; and has a history of public presentation.)
- Artists must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents or have an application pending for Permanent Resident Status. If requested, you must be able to provide documentation to verify this.
- Artists must have been a resident of the City of Toronto for at least one year prior to the applications deadline, and live and work in Toronto for at least 8 months a year. A Post Office Box address cannot be used to meet the residency requirement.
Identify which of the components of the festival you are applying for.
Please note that Residencies will take place for K to grade 6, Workshops for grades 7 to 12 and Mentorships for grades 9 to 12.
- Include relevant experience working in schools and/or with school age children.
- Include relevant experience related to collaborating with classroom teachers to plan and implement arts programming.
- Artists are not expected to specifically deliver curriculum; however, knowledge of the Ontario Ministry of Education arts curriculum is an asset and where possible please emphasize the areas of curriculum that your work with young people supports.
For each component that you are applying for, please include the following information on a separate sheet. (Yes, you can apply to both components.)
- Art form(s) that students will be engaged in
- Appropriate grade level(s)
- Student activities for 5 half day sessions with one class
- Anticipated outcomes: what will the students and teachers take away from the experience
Then scan and email your application to email@example.com
or mail it to:
- Your Artist Application
- You Residency and/or Mentorship description
- You professional resume
For further information please contact:
Patty Jarvis, Prologue to the Performing Arts