Volunteer Opportunity at Harbourfront

Thursday, April 24, 2008

If you like kids and/or Harbourfront, there’s a great opportunity to get some volunteer hours in this year. A friend of mine is working for the Kids programming department and they’re looking for volunteers to help out during HarbourKIDS! this year. Here’s the info:

HarbourKIDS!
May 17 – 19, 2008

The big idea for HarbourKIDS this May is Fearless! This action-packed festival celebrates and encourages bravery, pluckiness and courage in kids by showing them that anything is possible once they set their minds to it! There are plenty of exciting volunteer opportunities from May 13 – 19 including:

  • Preparing décor and craft materials
  • Working with our designer to assemble our FUNHOUSE
  • Assisting facilitators with the Powerful Poetry and Fearless Funk Styles Dance Workshops
  • Helping the kids with their own artistic creations including masks, costumes, noise makers and juggling balls
  • Front of House and Usher positions for the amazing performances and presentations including Creepy Critters:Bugmania and the Kids’ Open Mic Poetry Jam
  • And much more!

If you would like to be a part of this action-packed festival, please attend a recruitment session

on:    Monday, April 28, 2008
at:    6:30 pm
in:    Miss Lou’s Room, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

Please email to volunteers@harbourfrontcentre or call 416-952-3625 to register for the recruitment session.

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Art Project info for Earth Day!

Monday, April 21, 2008

No. 9 and BGL Launch Environmental Art Project for Earth Day

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN, FREE AND CREATIVE TO DO AFTER SCHOOL ON EARTH DAY?

COME DOWN TO THE BANKS OF THE LOWER DON!

No. 9 Contemporary Art and the Environment has commissioned the acclaimed art collective BGL to create an art installation on the Lower Don, the most altered part of this urban river.  Inspired by this installation, No. 9 is hosting an Earth Day Event on the banks of the Lower Don, by the old Eastern Avenue bridge. 

Open to the general public April 22, from 3:30 – 5:30 pm, the event integrates environmental issues, art and social history.

Participants can create their own clay art in response to the BGL exhibit, and are also invited to go on an environmental walking tour of the Lower Don, and visit the displays by groups instrumental in the protection and revitalization of the Lower Don, such as the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Waterfront Toronto.

For information and directions to the site, please visit www.no9.ca.

Everyone is Welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!


New podcast available …

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let you know there’s a new Go Live Toronto podcast available direct to you from me. You can find it at Go Live Toronto or on iTunes.


The coolest garage sale this season!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A note from a friend of mine:

Looking for some new clothes? A computer? Lamp? Toys? Stereo? Record player? Good book to read? Christmas shopping early? Or just out for a stroll and need to support the upcoming Lab Cab Festival? Then come on down to the Lab Cab Garage Sale!!!!

1550 Queen St. West (next to Mitzi’s Sister @ Dowling)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008
10am-4pm

We will not be undersold!! You will not be disappointed!! Spread the word!! Exclamation!!!

The third annual Lab Cab Festival
May 31st & June 1st, 2008
12pm-6pm
Factory Theatre
FREE!!!


Party for Arts Administrators!

Monday, March 24, 2008

If you work in the arts and wish you could get out there and connect with more people in different disciplines in a relaxed atmosphere with some tunes and drinks … then here is your answer:

The Emerging Arts Professional Network (EAP) is hosting its first ever EAP Connects event which aims to bring those who are in a senior position within the arts and those who are just starting out. This event will be happening on the last Tuesday of every month, so if you miss out this time, there’s always next month, but it should be a blast! I’ll be there (I’m on the EAP Committee) so drop by and say hi …

EAP Connects flyer


Text Refashion is looking for YOU!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A good friend of mine is putting together the second installment of “Text Refashion” which launched quite successfully last year at The Gladstone Hotel. It was a fantastic evening of art installations on the second floor of the hotel. More is explained in the details below. I know the deadline is today – but I’m sure you could probably slip in a submission.

(Hope Mike doesn’t kill me for saying that) 😉

Even if you don’t submit, this is definitely something worth checking out when the next installment takes place!

Call for submissions

Skinny Jo Productions is seeking artists of all disciplines to submit for a chance to be part of the collective of SJP’s 2nd TEXT refashion.  In April 2007, SJP held TEXT refashion: Project 1 at the Gladstone Hotel with major success, and now we are ready to hit the 2nd project with full force.

TEXT is a conceptual art/media project that encourages artists’ off every medium to find inspiration through words and art as a whole.  The concept is simple and unique:  Through 1 chosen piece of text, 10 artists’ will express the text’s message through their art medium and will be given 2 weeks each (in sequence) to create the text and the art that preceded them as they see fit.

We are seeking visual and performance artists, writers, designers, and beyond. Beyond can be chefs, carpenters, fashionistas etc?

Your deadline to submit your interest is MARCH 20, 2008

We are also seeking those interested in marketing, producing and funding.

Please contact:
Michael Soulard
textrefashion@mac.com
or
416-455-5753

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Go Live Toronto Podcast – new episode!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Go Live Toronto podcast image

Here’s a little bit of self promotion …

If you haven’t heard, I put together a podcast once a week for the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts and the Go Live Toronto campaign. Each week I give listeners an overview of the shows opening in Toronto in the coming week.

Podcasts can be subscribed to via iTunes or the RSS feed on the Go Live Toronto website. A new one was just posted today (although they are generally posted on Monday).

Check it out and let me know what you think … always looking for feedback to make it better! 🙂