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The Canada 150 Fund


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

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. 

Call For Submissions to Le Raconteur Deadline February 1, 2016

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



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


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. 

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


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


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

StoryFusion Cabaret! Turtle Island Voices, January 23rd 2016

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.

Call For Auditions, Sweetline Theatre, St. John's, Nfld


Call for Auditions - Owl Was a Baker's Daughter: Folk Tales That Inspired Shakespeare

Ottawa Storytellers Newsletter: Telling Times December 2015

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:

Storykeeper Award Submissions Deadline March 15, 2016

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.


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

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

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


Tales for the Telling

Storytelling for Adults

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)

She Speaks

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

8:00 PM
Tickets: $5


Holiday StorySave CD Sale!

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

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

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. 





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

Closing date for applications:  November 27, 2015   

The Montreal Storytellers First Swap of the 2015-2016 Season

First Swap of the Season
The Montreal Storytellers Guild will be holding their first swap of the 2015-2016 season at the usual place - the Westmount Library on September 10th at 7:00 pm..

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