East End Arts January Update

Happy New Year from East End Arts! We have a big list of artist opportunities and local events to warm up your January and kick off your creative year ahead.

Call for Submissions: What’s Your Story?: Submissions are now open for Ontario Book Publishers Organization’s What’s Your Story? Short Prose and Poetry Comptetition for Emerging Writers. There is a $1,000 prize for each winner, and East End Arts will be a parter in presenting an event featuring the local winning writers’ works in spring 2018. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018.

Announcements from the Community:

*All of the Artist Opportunities and East End Events listed below (and more) can be found on our website*

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

* Associate Director, Government & Community Relations (Canadian Stage) – Jan 5

* General Manager (Shadowland Theatre) – Jan 8

* Senior Manager, Event Operations (Artscape) – Jan 9

* Communications Assistant (FACTOR) – Jan 12

* Archives Manager (The National Ballet of Canada) – Jan 18

* Creative Placemaking Lab Director (Artscape) – Jan 29

* Art Instructor and Studio Assistant (Fresh Paint Studio + Cafe) – until filled

CALLS FOR ARTISTS

* Call for Submissions: Art & Mindfulness Student Exhibition (Master of Museum Studies, University of Toronto) – Jan 5

* Call for Submissions: The Textile Show (Gerrard Art Space) – Jan 7

* Call to Artists: Proposals for Dusk Dances 2018 (Dusk Dances) – Jan 9

* Call for Submissions: The Tech Art Fair (Ontario Science Centre) – Jan 10

* Music City: The Industry – Free Panel Discussion, Concert & Networking Event (Next Generation Arts) – Jan 11

* Call for Submissions: What’s Your Story? Short Prose and Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers (OBPO) – Jan 15

* Call for Submissions: Beach Metro News Winter Writing Contest – Jan 15

* Call for Designers & Artists: Fashion Art Toronto – Jan 20

* Call for Submissions: Outdoor Sculptures (Oeno Gallery) – Jan 24

* Call for Submissions: Red Impulse (Propellor Gallery) – Jan 25

* Call for Submissions: The Heart Show (Gerrard Art Space) – Jan 28

* Call for Expressions of Interest: StreetARToronto Underpass Program – StART UP (City of Toronto) – Jan 29

* Call for Proposals: Toronto Sculpture Garden (City of Toronto) – Jan 29

* Call for Submissions: Music 311 and Live from City Hall (City of Toronto) – ongoing

OPENING RECEPTIONS & ART EXHIBITIONS IN THE EAST END

* First Friday Reception + Gift & Gallery Sale (Artisans At Work) – Opening Reception Jan 5 (until Jan 25)

* Joanna Strong & Yonas Demissie (Cedar Ridge Creative Centre) – Opening Reception Jan 7 (until Jan 12)

* Emergence (Connections Gallery) – until Jan 8

* Femme Explorare – Mixed Media Exhibition by Priscilla Koopman (Flying Pony Gallery) – until Jan 10

* The Textile Show (Gerrard Art Space) – Opening Reception Jan 13 (until Jan 28)

* Lizz Russ Exhibition & Artwork Sale (Studio 888) – until Jan 14

* Chromatope – Callum Schuster (Project Studios) – until Jan 14

* Anne Winter & Michelle Lewin Exhibition (Cedar Ridge Creative Centre) – Opening Reception Jan 14 (until Jan 26)

* Precious Snowflakes – Holiday Art Show & Festival (Yellow House Gallery & Cobalt Gallery) – until Jan 20

* Janet Bellotto (Cedar Ridge Creative Centre) – Opening Reception Jan 28 (until Feb 9)

THEATRE IN THE EAST END

* The Wedding Party (Crow’s Theatre) – Jan 2-20

* RaPUNzel (Panto Players / Red Sandcastle Theatre) – until Jan 7

* Or Not To Be (Red Sandcastle Theatre) – Jan 11-28

* True Crime: On Tour (Crow’s Theatre) – Jan 16-20

* The Watah Theatre Double Bill (Crow’s Theatre) – Jan 30 to Feb 17

EVENTS IN THE EAST END

* Lost Rivers (Artisans At Work / Water Docs Film Festival) – Jan 17

* Improvisational Drum Jam (LucSculpture) – Jan 19

* Literary Love: Authors on Writing and Marriage (S. Walter Stewart Library) – Jan 22

GRANT OPPORTUNITIES / AWARDS / CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS

* Grant Opportunity: Visual Artists Program (Toronto Arts Council) – Jan 2 to Nov 15

* Request for Proposals: SPARK Partnership Project (Cultural Hotspot) – Jan 19

* Call for Nominations: Agnes Macphail Award (City of Toronto) – Jan 25

​If you have an arts-related event or opportunity to share, let us know by using our online Submission Forms.

More artist opportunities listed here. Also, check out our Calendar of east end events and list of Classes.