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The Canada 150 Fund

2016-02-05

The Canada 150 Fund

The goal of the Canada 150 Fund is to create opportunities for Canadians to participate in local, regional, and national celebrations that contribute to building a sense of pride and attachment to Canada.

A limited number of high impact, large-scale projects that are national in scope will also be supported through the Canada 150 Fund as Signature Initiatives.

Eligibility details

Eligible funding recipients under the Canada 150 Fund include the following types:

  • Canadian not-for-profit organizations, including corporations, trusts, cooperatives and unincorporated associations;
  • Canadian business corporations, including partnerships, trusts and joint ventures where projects are non-commercial in nature;
  • Canadian schools; and,
  • Canadian municipal governments and their institutions.

Federal departments, agencies and institutions, Provincial and Territorial governments and their institutions, private individuals and political parties are noteligible under the Canada 150 Fund.

Storytelling Toronto Awards

2016-02-05
Storytelling Toronto Awards: The Alice Kane Award and The Anne Smythe Travel Award
DEADLINE February 29th, 2016
 
The Alice Kane Award

The Alice Kane Award is a $1,000 award presented by Storytelling Toronto in memory of Alice Kane (1908 – 2003). One of the co-founders of The Storytellers School of Toronto, Alice was a much beloved storyteller whose mastery of the art of storytelling made her an inspiration to many.

The Anne Smythe Travel Award
The $500 Anne Smythe Travel Grant was established to honour the memory of Anne Smythe, an active and well-loved member of the storytelling community.  As a teller and author, she believed strongly in the value of travel and adventure in the development of a storyteller’s art. 

Ottawa StoryTellers exciting announcement!

2016-01-25
Ottawa StoryTellers exciting announcement!
Tom Lips, President of the Ottawa StoryTellers Board of Directors, Gail Anglin, Chair of the Performance  Committee, all members of the OST Board, and Laurie Fyffe, Managing Artistic Director, invite you to a meeting to discuss revitalizing the 
Ottawa StoryTellers Festival in 2017!


Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur Deadline February 1, 2016

2016-01-19
Dinny Biggs and Marylyn Peringer, the co editors of Le Raconteur, are keen to publish articles on storytelling of interest to SC-CC members across Canada.  An article may be newly minted, or one already published, e.g. in a local storytelling organization's newsletter.

Another email scam

2016-01-18

SCAM - BEWARE

One of our members recently received an email invitation to participate in BEYOND THE  BORDER - Wales International Storytelling Festival 2016. After speaking with the festival's real organizer, the member confirmed that this invitation was a scam, and that several other tellers have received similar invitations.

The email asks that the teller gives a guest performance and to provide personal information, and offers a great deal of money and perks for the appearance. We assume that once the teller bites, he or she is asked for banking information.

If you receive an invitation to ANY festival, please confirm its authenticity with the festival organizer.   

- The SC-CC Team

The Alice Kane Award, and the Anne Smythe Travel Award

2016-01-18

THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.....Get your applications in for the Storytelling Toronto Alice Kane award ($1,000) and/or the Anne Smythe travel award ($500) by FEBRUARY 29TH .  Go to STT web page-awards for full details. 

Contact: Carol Farkas: cfarkass@gmail.comwith any questions. 

http://storytellingtoronto.org/home/awards/ 

Sydney International Storytelling Conference May 27-29, 2016, Call for Proposals

2016-01-18

Thinking of an adventure to have in 2016 then why not consider coming to the 'Weaving Stories Together' Sydney International Storytelling Conference May 27-29, 2016Spread the word to your storytelling networks and friends.

This biennial conference draws participants, presenters and performers from all Australian States and territories as well as international countries. The conference program has a balance of performances and educational workshops to promote cultural exchange and develop the art, skills and application of Storytelling in a wide context of settings.

Call for Proposals, "The Talking Stick", 1001 Nights of Storytelling

2016-01-18

Call for proposals, "The Talking Stick"
Special Storyfire event Friday, 
April 1

StoryFusion Cabaret! Turtle Island Voices, January 23rd 2016

2016-01-18
StoryFusion Cabaret! Turtle Island Voices, January 23rd 2016

StoryFusion Cabaret! Turtle Island Voices: An evening of Aboriginal story and world view.

Featuring Storyteller, Author and Musician Raven Murphy. With special guest, award-winning dancer and storyteller, Thée Winddancer.

Ottawa Storytellers Newsletter: Telling Times December 2015

2016-01-08
Ottawa Storytellers Newsletter: Telling Times December 2015

In case you're curious what the Ottawa Storytellers are up to, check out their December 2015 newsletter at this link:

http://www.rasputins.ca/Dec2015.html

Robert Frappier

2016-01-06
Robert FrappierSC-CC is greatly saddened to announce the sudden passing of Robert Frappier, storyteller, and our former francophone representative, at the end of December 2015. Our deepest sympathies to all of Robert's friends and family.

Max Tell

2016-01-06
Max Tell

It is with great sorrow that SC-CC announces the passing of a dear, talented storyteller, Max Tell, on December 13th. He brought joy and inspiration to people of all ages, and will be greatly missed. We extend our sincerest sympathies to his friends and family.


Storykeeper Award Submissions Deadline March 15, 2016

2016-01-05
Information about The Storykeeper Award which was created by SC / CC to honour our outstanding tellers, is now available on the member’s page. This year we will be accepting submissions from the west only (Manitoba to British Columbia, northern regions included.) Next year we will seek nominations from the east. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2016.

Mosaic Storytelling Festival Dates Announced

2015-12-15
The dates for the 2016 Mosaic Storytelling Festival in Toronto have been announced!  They are: Jan. 24Feb. 7Feb. 21Mar. 6 and Mar. 20.

More details will be available soon at www.mosaicstorytelling.ca

2015-12-15

Canada Council has recently released more details about their new funding model. The new model effects National Arts Service Organizations like SC-CC, but also individual artists, festivals, performance groups, collectives, and other organizations.

You can learn more at an upcoming webinar hosted by Canada Council on January 8th at 1pm EST. The french webinar will be held on January 7th at 1pm EST. Visit this link to find out more and to subscribe to information on the webinar

http://newfundingmodel.canadacouncil.ca/

World Storytelling Day Event Grants Deadline Extended

2015-12-09
World Storytelling Day Event Grants Deadline Extended

The deadline for event grants for World Storytelling Day has been extended to January 3rd! Get your proposals in soon!

Each year, communities across Canada participate in World Storytelling Day, a global celebration of storytelling. Working with a theme, events are held on or around the Equinox, with concerts for young and old. This year's theme is stories about "Strong Women"

Click here to learn more about applying: https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/recognition-and-awards/world-storytelling-day.html


Your stories on SC-Radio-CC

2015-11-24
As you may know, Storytellers of Canada-Radio-Conteurs du Canada is Canada's only radio station dedicated to the art of storytelling.  And as a member of the SC-CC, you can contribute to this national community radio initiative! 
 
Starting in January, we are scheduling a variety of new programs in hopes that we can help you to promote your storytelling recordings. 

A Tribute to Peg Hasted, June 5, 1961 - October 17, 2015

2015-11-24
Storyteller, Peg Hasted, loved folktales and fairy tales but she searched her cultural roots to understand her storytelling background. Her family came from a number of European countries including Ireland, Scotland and England, but she was many generations Canadian; born and raised on the west coast of Vancouver Island and it was to that heritage that she was most drawn.

One of Canada's Finest Storytellers to Perform at the MAC

2015-11-23

Tales for the Telling

Storytelling for Adults
presents

Two Women of the Odyssey: 
Penelope & Nausicaa

as told by Jan Andrews
Friday, November 27
7:30 p.m.

McMillan Arts Centre
133 McMillan Street, Parksville, B.C.
Tickets:  $12.00
($10 for Arts Centre members)
 

New Issue of Le Raconteur now available!

2015-11-20
Le Raconteur, Volume 18 Number 3 is now online at this link: 
https://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/en/member-home/Raconteur-18-3.html

Those of you who paid for a hard copy will soon be receiving it in the mail.

She Speaks

2015-11-18
She Speaks...compelling tales...

(un)told special feature presentation
Wednesday, November 25th 

Join us for an open workshop of new and exciting stories!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Arts Court, 2nd Floor, Black Box Studio

Ottawa
8:00 PM
Tickets: $5

SEATING IS LIMITED. Tickets: 


Holiday StorySave CD Sale!

2015-11-17
Holiday StorySave CD Sale!

SC-CC is thrilled to announce a special, limited-time holiday sale of our StorySave CDs! 

  • Each CD sold at 30% off the original price, while quantities last
  • All shipping costs within Canada, waived
  • On line orders received after Dec 7 cannot be ensured delivery within Canada before Dec 24 2015
  • Orders by personal cheque cannot be guaranteed timely shipping for the holidays, but we will try our best. (Make cheques out to Storytellers of Canada)
Visit our Online Shop to learn more, or email Brian Hetherington with questions brianheth@gmail.com

There is nothing better than the gift of story-- except perhaps having Storytellers of Canada send a StorySave CD to a friend on your behalf!

 


Minute of Silence with the Canada Council

2015-11-16
Minute of Silence with the Canada Council

Join us in solidarity for a minute of silence at 150 Elgin

Dear colleagues and friends,  

Like people around the world, we find ourselves deeply saddened by the attacks on Paris, Beirut and other places around the world. 

We invite Ottawa's artistic community and the public at large to join us at the Canada Council for a solidarity gathering and to observe a minute of silence. 
 
Monday, November 16, 2015

Arrivals from 11:45 am 

A minute of silence at 12 noon followed by brief remarks 

Âjagemô art space
150 Elgin, Ottawa 
Street level near Elgin street entrance


Feel free to share this or the Facebookevent with your networks.

Joignez-vous à nous en solidarité pour une minute de silence au 150 Elgin
 
Chers, chères collègues et amis(es)

Comme tous les citoyens du monde, nous sommes attristés et en état de choc suite aux attaques à Paris, Beyrouth et ailleurs au monde. 

Nous invitons les membres de la communauté artistique et le grand public à se réunir au Conseil des arts pour observer un moment de silence ensemble dans un esprit de solidarité, de communauté et de paix. 
 
Lundi 16 novembre 2015
 
Arrivée: à partir de 11h45
Minute de silence à midi suivi de brèves allocutions  

Espace Âjagemô 
150 rue Elgin
Rez-de-chaussée, près de l’entrée de la rue Elgin


SVP partagez cette invitation ou notreévénement Facebook avec vos réseaux. 
 

Stories Aloud with the Baden Storytellers, Waterloo

2015-10-27

November 13, 2015. The Baden Storytellers host Stories Aloud at The Button Factory, 25 Regina Street in Waterloo on Second Fridays of the month, from September through June. 

The Fourth Annual Canadian Storytelling Night! November 2015

2015-10-20
The Fourth Annual Canadian Storytelling Night! November 2015

This year's theme is Let the Fur Fly! Teachings from the Animals

 

Governor General's Literary Awards - Winners will be announced October 28th!

2015-10-14
The 2015 Governor General's Literary Awards finalists were announced online on Wednesday, October 7. 

Log onto ggbooks.ca to find all 70 finalist books. 

Stay tuned for the winners announcement on Wednesday, October 28 at
6:30 EDT.


Canada's national literary awards celebrate literature for all tastes and ages by honouring the best English-language and the best French-language books in each of 7 categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, children's literature (text), children's literature (illustration), and translation.

Raconteurs Toronto - Stories of the Internet

2015-10-13
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH!

This month we're sharing stories of THE INTERNET! ICQ chats, message boards, online dating! We want to know all about your Google search results, secret World of Warcraft personas, YouTube fame!

We want your story! Raconteurs' stories should be true, have happened to you personally, and be 7-10 minutes in length. If you have a story to share, please send a brief 3-4 sentence pitch to submissions@raconteurs.ca!

Past stories can be viewed online at www.youtube.ca/raconteurstoronto


Pitch guidelines are available on our website! 
Story coaching is available if desired!

The Tranzac features main-floor washrooms and is barrier-free.

Doors at 6:30/ show at 7:30
Tickets are $10
tickets available online at http://raconteurs-internet.bpt.me/

Raconteurs Storytelling has been producing monthly events featuring live storytelling for over four years. For more information visit www.raconteurs.ca

StorySave Nominations! Final Deadline October 31st 2015!

2015-10-13
Hello SC-CC Members! Final Deadline Approaches!
 
The StorySave Committee is once again putting out a call for nominations for The Next Teller, for the year 2017. The StorySave Nomination Form for the next "voice" is due no later than midnight October 31, 2015. The sooner you get your nomination form in, the sooner our StorySave Committee Members can begin to consider your nomination. You can nominate a teller for StorySave through the SC-CC member's pages, where you'll find more information on the project, what the committee is looking for in the nominees, and an online nomination form.

If you have any questions, please contact Marion Gruner at: storysave@storytellers-conteurs.ca

StorySave looks forward to receiving your submission! Thank you.

Canadian Storytelling Night with Durham Folklore Storytellers - November 6th

2015-10-13
In its fourth year, Canadian Storytelling Night is a national event, which has grown significantly, gathering tellers and audiences to hear Canadian tales by Canadian tellers.

This year, Durham Folklore Storytellers are hosting their first Canadian storytelling concert on Friday, November 6, at the St. Francis Centre for Community, Arts and Culture, 78 Church St. S. in Ajax. There is an afternoon performance for school children from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm and a Canadian Storytelling Night Concert for adults and older children from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. What a great way to start the winter storytelling season!

EMERGING STORYTELLER AWARD 2016

2015-09-29

STORYTELLERS OF CANADA-CONTEURS DU CANADA

EMERGING STORYTELLER (18 – 35) AWARD


The Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada invites applications for its Emerging Storyteller (18 – 35) Award.  


Closing date for applications:  November 27, 2015   





SCAM - BEWARE

2015-09-29

SCAM - BEWARE

One of our members recently received an email invitation to participate in BEYOND THE  BORDER - Wales International Storytelling Festival 2016. After speaking with the festival's real organizer, the member confirmed that this invitation was a scam, and that several other tellers have received similar invitations.

The email asks that the teller gives a guest performance and to provide personal information, and offers a great deal of money and perks for the appearance. We assume that once the teller bites, he or she is asked for banking information.

If you receive an invitation to ANY festival, please confirm its authenticity with the festival organizer.   

- The SC-CC Team




Canada Council's Forum on the Literary Arts

2015-09-17
Canada Council has released their report from 2014's National Forum on Literary Arts. You can read the report and other literature from the Forum here.

The Next StorySave Teller

2015-09-17
AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM STORYSAVE

The StorySave Committee is once again putting out a call for nominations for The Next Teller, for the year 2017. 

Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur

2015-09-16
Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur
Deadline October 1, 2015
 
Dinny Biggs and Marylyn Peringer, the editors of Le Raconteur, are keen to publish articles on storytelling of interest to SC-CC members across Canada.  An article may be newly minted, or one already published, e.g. in a local storytelling organization's newsletter.

Raconteurs for July 2015

2015-07-05
Raconteurs for July 2015

THIS MONTH'S EVENT -- "SPORTS"

JULY 8TH, 2015


The Pan Am Games are in town and so this month, Raconteurs brings you tales of “SPORTS”! Were you the captain of your swim team? Did pee wee soccer teach you how to be a team player? Did running change your life — or ruin your body? Winning, losing, or just playing the game – we want your stories of sports, both team and solo!

StorySave Launches its 14th CD in Lévis, Quebec

2015-06-24
StorySave Launches its 14th CD in Lévis, Quebec

STORYSAVE TO CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF 14TH CD

Lévis, Quebec (July 2, 2015) - StorySave, a program of Storytellers of Canada - Conteurs du Canada (SC-CC), is pleased to announce the launch of its 14th CD, Atsinikssini: LEGENDS OF MY KAINAI PEOPLE by Flora Zaharia.

The CD’s official launch is at the National Storytelling Conference in Lévis, Quebec: Where Languages Meet 2015. This is the 23rd Annual Conference of the SC-CC, held from July 1 to 5.The CD launch takes place in beautiful Lévis, at L’anglicane, 31 rue Wolfe, on July 2nd at 8 pm and is open to the public. 

Raconteurs presents "NEIGHBOURHOODS" - June 17th!

2015-06-16

Join us on June 17th!

This month we’re sharing stories of NEIGHBOURHOODS!

The International Strategic Fund

2015-06-08
The Canada Council for the Arts has added a new component to its Literary Arts Promotion-Grants and Awards Program: The International Strategic Fund.

Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur

2015-05-03
Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur
Deadline June 1, 2015
 
Dinny Biggs and Marylyn Peringer, the editors of Le Raconteur, are keen to publish articles on storytelling of interest to SC-CC members across Canada.  An article may be newly minted, or one already published, e.g. in a local storytelling organization's newsletter.

Dare! Stories we thought we’d never tell: April 15th, Brian Finch hosting

2015-04-12
Dare! Stories we thought we’d never tell: April 15th, Brian Finch hosting

It’s spring, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and “Dare! Stories we thought we’d never tell” is hitting up it’s 4th instalment. Life is so good.

Join us as Dare team member Brian Finch hosts a lineup of performers born ready to woo and wow you with a whole new set of tales…


CALL FOR MENTOR TO THE EMERGING STORYTELLER AWARD

2015-02-15

CALL FOR MENTOR TO THE EMERGING STORYTELLER AWARD

SCCC is seeking an individual to act as a mentor to a very vibrant and enthusiastic teller from Montreal. Her name is Mafane.

Ottawa StoryTellers is celebrating World Storytelling Day on Sunday, March 22, 2015

2015-02-15

World Storytelling Day 2015 – Wishes

From 2pm to 4pm

at the Sandy Hill Community Centre located at 250 Somerset Street EAST near the University of Ottawa.

Storytelling Toronto Festival Launches with World Storytelling Day!

2015-02-15
Storytelling Toronto Festival Launches with World Storytelling Day!

March 20th event out of the Village of Storytellers project in Toronto and leading off activities for the Toronto Storytelling Festival.


FRESH STORIES World Storytelling Day, March 20

2015-02-15

“If Wishes were Horses…”, featuring Burlington Storyteller Bob Tadman and Carol Leigh Wehking, from Cambridge.


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