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The Canada 150 Fund
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
Thinking of an adventure to have in 2016 then why not consider coming to the 'Weaving Stories Together' - Sydney International Storytelling Conference Spread 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"
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 - Owl Was a Baker's Daughter: Folk Tales That Inspired Shakespeare
In case you're curious what the Ottawa Storytellers are up to, check out their December 2015 newsletter at this link:
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
(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
SEATING IS LIMITED. Tickets:
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)
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!
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
The Montreal Storytellers Guild will be holding their first swap of the 2015-2016 season at the usual place - the Westmount Library on..