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Call for submissions: Brown Canada Komagata Maru theatre proposal
Application Deadline: April 26, 2012 Timeline: Immediate start date - June 29, 2012 Budget: $4000 allocated *Honorarium granted
Project Background: Brown Canada is a community-led history project to encourage South Asian communities to create and document their histories in Canada creatively, through writing, video, interviews, art, theatre or other means. Our collective entry point for this project is through the Komagata Maru incident of 1914, when a ship of South Asian people was denied entry into Canada due to restrictive immigration policy known as the continuous journey regulation. Through this project, we will be creating an interactive website, offering educational & creative workshops, producing a short video as well as seeking to tour a short theatre piece to raise awareness of the incident and spark community dialogue within Ontario.
Purpose of the RFP: We are looking for individuals or organizations with members that might be willing to develop vignettes based on the Komagata Maru incident and related themes of exclusion, questions of belonging and unspoken/unknown histories, among others. We would hope that the vignettes could be performed in different venues across the province, around 4 performances across Toronto, and 5 outside of Toronto. These projects will be performed at various times from May to July 2012. Staff at CASSA would set up the performances and facilitate the community dialogues following the performances. We do have a small budget and can provide compensation for the development of the work and pay travel expenses for the actors.
Qualifications: Strong artistic merit Interest or experience in theatre Interest in Canadian South Asian history Ability to work efficiently and meet tight deadlines South Asian identifying preferred
TO APPLY: Please send us a CV and a brief proposal (100 to 200 words) detailing your idea for a performance.
PROPOSAL ELEMENTS: It is expected that the submitted proposals will cover the items specified below: CV detailing experience and qualifications of applicant Necessary skills, experience and or interest in theatre and South Asian history Estimated overall timeline of the project, indicating how soon the individual can commence writing
** Any questions should be submitted by e-mail no later than April 26, 2012
Interested candidates should submit a proposal by Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4 pm, by either: Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing your application. Or delivering your application by mail or in person to:
Deena Hai, CASSA 2401 Eglinton Ave. East, Unit 212 Toronto, ON M1K 2N8
CASSA is committed to employment equity & encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. While we appreciate all responses, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.