Call for Submissions - Company Collaborator

Call for Submissions

Company Collaborator

Deadline: anytime

We are seeking individuals and companies that want to join Generator as Collaborators. We have two options to suit different project/budget needs:

  • Hot Desk - $180/month. Access to a spot to work at the office 24 hours a day. 16 hours of meeting room booking/month. Limited storage space is also available. (minimum commitment 4 months)

  • Festival Desk - $100/month. Access to a spot to work at the office 24 hours a day. 8 hours of meeting room booking/month. (minimum commitment 1 month)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Please email info@generatorto.com with information about yourself and/or your company and why you would like to collaborate with Generator.

Call for Submissions - Resident Companies

Call for Submissions

Resident Companies

Deadline:  Wednesday, May 23 @ 12pm

Generator provides office space, equipment and mentorship to independent performance companies, collectives, and individuals over two years of growth or change.

 Being in residence at Generator means 24-hour access to office and meeting space, mentorship, wifi, photocopier and printing, and auditing classes in the Artist Producer Training Program.

 Residency at Generator increases skills and builds competencies and offers opportunities for peer-mentorship and knowledge-sharing among companies and with other artists the organization supports.

Resident Companies give back annually to the community at Generator by:

  • Teaching 1-2 classes as part of the Artist Producer Training program
  • Contributing approximately 5 hours to resource generation for ArtistProducerResource.com 
  • Resident Companies also work collaboratively on a project to solve or address a mutual issue that Generator can share with the community (Past Projects: Site Specific Theatre, Theatre Trailers). 
  • Attending events and socials held by Generator

Starting in September 2018 and ending in August 2020, your company will work from the Generator space at no cost. Additionally each company receives one week of rehearsal space per year.

To qualify, companies should have a body of work (or the artists and producers behind a new company should have a track record). These companies should not have grown to the extent that they are now receiving operating or core funding from an arts council. It is a residency for project-based organizations looking to improve or change how they operate. Read more about working at Generator on the Culture section of this webpage.

Here is a short video about Generator's Resident Company program:

Shakespeare in the Ruff talks about being a resident company
 
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A brief written introduction (2 pages max) to your company including:
    1. Its mandate or style; previous productions
    2. Company or project members
    3. Critical path/major events for the next two years
  2. A working link to a MAXIMUM 3-minute YouTube video answering the following questions:
    1. How would you use Generator and what can we offer you?
    2. What would you do to increase the capacity of your company?
    3. What is unique about your company that you could teach to other artists, producers or companies?

 Complete submissions should be sent in one email to joinus@generatorto.com with the subject line “Resident Company Submission” by later than Wednesday, May 23 @ 12pm. We are aiming to announce the Resident Companies in late June. www.generatorto.com/#/apply/

Call for Submissions - Artist Producer Training (APT)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Artist Producer Training (APT)

Deadline:  Wednesday, May 23 @ 12pm

Generator welcomes artists, designers, collectives, non-profits and charities working across the performing arts to submit. We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse performing arts individuals and companies who want to participate and collaborate with Generator. Please note that our office is not fully accessible. Detailed accessibility information can be found here.
If you are an independent producer, self-producing artist, designer, or an artist who wants to learn how to make art happen more efficiently, Generator’s one-year paid Artist Producer Training program is for you.

Participants will learn effective producing strategies over the course of three semesters of coursework led by prominent seasoned independent artists and companies, followed by one practicum project with a mentor company. 
 
Graduates will create and implement projects and budgets that have the goal of paying a better wage to artists, gain skills to sustain a career in the arts, and improve the overall health of the performing arts ecology.

Here are some short videos about Generator's Artist Producer Training program.

What is Generator's Artist Producer Training Program (APT)?

Generator's Artist Producer Training Program Cohort (2015-2016)

Generator's Artist Producer Training Program Cohort (2016-2017)

Generator's Artist Producer Training Program Cohort (2017-2018)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A link to a MAXIMUM 3-minute YouTube video answering the following questions:
    1. What skills do you have that make you a good producer?
    2. Why do you want to take on a producing role?
    3. Do you currently self-identify as a producer or artist-producer? (There is no correct answer to this question.)
  2. A short, written response telling us about your personal philosophy as a producer or artist-producer  (1 page max)
  3. CV/Resume (2 page max) including contact info for 2 references
  4. One letter of reference (may be same as reference listed on resume)

 **PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is an intimate program with only 8 participants. 
  • Classes run for three 6-week sessions October - April on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm, with assignment work outside of class. Attendance is mandatory. Session dates are as follows:
    • October 23 - November 29, 2018
    • January 15 - February 21, 2019
    • March 26 - May 2, 2019
  • Practicum schedules vary but are outside of class time and occur sometime from March - August.
  • The fee paid to each participant is $1,000.

Complete submissions should be sent in one email to joinus@generatorto.com with the subject line “APT Submission” no later than Wednesday, May 23 @ 12pm. We are aiming to announce the 2018/19 participants in late June. www.generatorto.com/#/apply/

Job Posting - Content Producer

JOB POSTING

ONLINE CONTENT PRODUCER

Application Deadline: March 13, 5:00pm EST

Salary: $500/month, part-time, estimated 20-30 hours/month

Generator welcomes artists and producers working across the performing arts to submit to this call. We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse performing arts individuals who want to be a part of the collaborative, community-focused work environment at Generator. Please note that our office is not fully accessible. Detailed accessibility information can be found here.

About Generator:

Generator builds the capacity of Toronto independent performing artists through mentorship and entrepreneurial skills training.

Generator plays an important role in assisting artists to develop the means to create and produce work. Generator’s programs aim to fill the gap created with more artists creating more work, with fewer formal tools. In this environment of entrepreneurship, Generator is a mentoring, teaching, and innovation incubator that empowers independent artists, producers and leaders who will shape the future of performance in Toronto. To read more about what it means to work at Generator click here.

Our mission:

To play a key role in a sustainable independent performance sector driven by self-producing artists.

Job Description:

  • Monthly fee of $500 for regular website maintenance and updates, as well as producing 1-2 new content items a month (there is an additional budget on top of the monthly fee for content production).

  • Plan, generate and evaluate content for ArtistProducerResource.com, vlog and YouTube channel.

  • Oversee the content creator base and recruit new creators as needed.

  • Research and connect to other tools in Canada.

  • Develop relationships with organizations that could use ArtistProducerResource.com, providing education on tool use as needed.

Qualities and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about Toronto's live art scene, an independent worker and has great computer skills. They will be adept at using content and scheduling systems, comfortable tracking large amounts of information and combine editorial skills with technical know-how. They are comfortable with video editing software and have a working knowledge of HTML and experience editing websites. They likely graduated from theatre or film school and have a passion for getting things done. They will be creative, innovative, and interested in collaborating with and learning from others.

As they will be in charge of arranging and managing meetings and filming, punctuality, dependability and flexibility are crucial. The ability to self-motivate, meet deadlines and produce quality content is equally important.

Things to know about working at Generator:

As a team we work collaboratively to create a wealth of resources available to our communities of artists and producers. This includes:

  • Coaching and mentoring the artists and companies that work out of the Generator office.

  • Contributing and reviewing content for shared resources such as ArtistProducerResource.com and our other media.

  • Teaching sessions in the Artist Producer Training program and workshops.

  • Evaluating all programs and implementing changes as they arise.

  • Taking an active interest in the performing arts community in Toronto and Canada and the issues pertinent to it.

We also all contribute to our workspace, which means:

  • Welcoming those who enter our office.

  • Answering the telephones and email inquiries.

  • Helping keep the office clean, which includes take out garbage and recycle, cleaning out the fridge, and repairing and maintaining office equipment and furniture as needed.

Please also take the time to visit our website and familiarize yourself with our principles and workplace culture.

How to apply:

Please include in one PDF attachment titled “Online Content Producer First Name Last Name”:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Link to a video, no longer than two minutes, on what you consider the role of (and potential for) ArtistProducerResource.com for the artist/producer in today’s art ecology to be.

Applications should be emailed to joinus@generatorto.com and received no later than Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5:00PM EST.

While we appreciate all applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Job Posting - Communications Producer

JOB POSTING

COMMUNICATIONS PRODUCER  

Application Deadline: March 13, 5:00pm EST

Salary: $18,000-21,000/year, part-time, approx. 18 hours/week (0.5 FTE)

Generator welcomes artists and producers working across the performing arts to submit to this call. We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse performing arts individuals who want to be a part of the collaborative, community-focused work environment at Generator. Please note that our office is not fully accessible.

About Generator:

Generator builds the capacity of Toronto independent performing artists through mentorship and entrepreneurial skills training.

Generator plays an important role in assisting artists to develop the means to create and produce work. Generator’s programs aim to fill the gap created with more artists creating more work, with fewer formal tools. In this environment of entrepreneurship, Generator is a mentoring, teaching, and innovation incubator that empowers independent artists, producers and leaders who will shape the future of performance in Toronto. To read more about what it means to work at Generator click here.

Our mission:

To play a key role in a sustainable independent performance sector driven by self-producing artists.

Job Description:

  • Plan, manage and execute Generator’s annual marketing plan, both for the organization overall as well as for each program and project, setting and assessing targets and goals and ensuring deadlines and budgets are met. These plans should include - where relevant - social media, publicity, printed materials, advertising, promotions, and other forms of dissemination.

  • Support the Executive Director in Generator’s partnership relationships, including with SummerWorks, Toronto Fringe and Artscape, by managing promotional needs and evaluating the partnerships.

  • Coordinate public workshops.

  • Plan and generate dynamic content for website, e-newsletters, social media, and online advertising.

  • Create basic graphics for social media and website content.

  • Work closely with graphic designers, photographers, and videographers to deliver promotional, archival and educational materials.

  • Develop relationships and coordinate ongoing communications with the performing arts community and the community-at-large to promote awareness about Generator, and engage existing and new participants.

  • Assist with grant applications and final reports by completing and submitting required documentation to the funders, including maintaining and updating CADAC statistics.

  • Create annual reports documenting the organization’s activities.

  • Maintain organizational archive of marketing and publicity.

  • Maintain contact database and communication preferences as they relate to CRTC’s regulations (CASL) and Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

  • As needed, act as a spokesperson for Generator, speaking publicly at events and conducting interviews for radio, television and print media for promotional purposes.

Qualities and Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary degree/diploma in Communications or a related discipline. Equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered. Experience in the performing arts or entertainment industry preferred.

  • A collaborative, flexible mindset and interest in building community.

  • A confident, clear writing style; practical experience with the stylistic protocols of social media and marketing writing for the performing arts.

  • Confident with technology. Able to effectively learn new software quickly and under minimal supervision.

  • Strong sense of design and ability to execute a vision using Squarespace, Mailchimp, and Adobe Photoshop. Training can be provided if necessary.

  • High level of proficiency with MS Word and Excel as well as social media platforms. Experience with any of the following will be considered assets: Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Google Grants, CRM and Contact Databases.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills: written, over the telephone, and in person. Has sound knowledge of Toronto and regional media.

  • Independent worker. Efficient multi-tasker and prioritizer.

  • Makes solid judgement calls under pressure. Works accurately and efficiently in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision.

  • Observant, a good listener, able to learn new skills quickly and retain information. Able to incorporate constructive criticism into evolving skill set. Considers consequences of various options before deciding on best course of action. Proactive and responsible, conscientious, learns from errors and is diligent about not repeating them.

Things to know about working at Generator:

As a team we work collaboratively to create a wealth of resources available to our communities of artists and producers. This includes:

  • Coaching and mentoring the artists and companies that work out of the Generator office.

  • Contributing and reviewing content for shared resources such as ArtistProducerResource.com and our other media.

  • Teaching sessions in the Artist Producer Training program and workshops.

  • Evaluating all programs and implementing changes as they arise.

  • Taking an active interest in the performing arts community in Toronto and Canada and the issues pertinent to it.

We also all contribute to our workspace, which means:

  • Welcoming those who enter our office.

  • Answering the telephones and email inquiries.

  • Helping keep the office clean, which includes take out garbage and recycle, cleaning out the fridge, and repairing and maintaining office equipment and furniture as needed.

Please also take the time to visit our website and familiarize yourself with our principles and workplace culture.

How to apply:

Please include in one PDF attachment titled “Communications Producer First Name Last Name”:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Link to a video, no longer than two minutes, on what you consider the role of marketing and communications for the artist/producer in today’s art ecology to be.

Applications should be emailed to joinus@generatorto.com and received no later than Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5:00PM EST.

While we appreciate all applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Call for Submissions - Performance Criticism Training Program

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

THE PERFORMANCE CRITICISM TRAINING PROGRAM (PCTP) 

DEADLINE: THURSDAY, MARCH 15 2018 @ 11:59PM

Are you interested in writing criticism of theatre, dance, opera, and multidisciplinary performance work; are you an emerging critic; or are you an artist looking to enter the world of performance criticism? Generator is seeking participants for the Performance Criticism Training Program (PCTP). 

The Performance Criticism Training Program (PCTP) provides training and mentorship to artists and aspiring critics who are interested in producing performance criticism for print or other media. Critics play an important function in educating audiences about the many components of a performance, what they can expect to see, and offering language to articulate what they may be feeling. Critics extend the conversation about performance began by artists, and ideally stimulate vibrant and productive dialogue within the culture at large. The PCTP is investing in these emerging critics to discover their own voice, style, tone with which they will fill these functions.

The training will include developing formal and technical skills; considering in-depth the relationships between criticism and creativity and between the arts and their publics; exploring terminology; and adjusting writing and other forms of communication to the various platforms available. Six individuals will learn the skills to publish thoughtful criticism of live performance within the GTA. This program will combine hands-on learning and networking opportunities for emerging critics and journalists who want to focus on the arts, or artists looking to transition into criticism. 

From April 30 through June 25, 2018, six participants will be lead through weekly coursework, will attend a performance per week, and write a review of that performance which will be edited by guest teachers. They will also be included in NOW magazine’s Toronto Fringe coverage, joining the NOW team in reviewing all the shows in the Fringe. Participants will be paid a fee of $1,000 to participate in the program and receive additional honoraria provided by NOW magazine for coverage of the Fringe.

The program was developed by Karen Fricker, Carly Maga, Katie Leamen, Cole Alvis and Kristina Lemieux with support from Lisa Alves. The program will be led by members of this team and guest teachers who work in the industry. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A max 750-word written response to the following: 

  1. What skills do you have that make you a good performance critic?
  2. Why do you want want to write performance criticism?
  3. Do you currently self-identify as a performance critic?
  4. What is your personal philosophy as a performance critic?

Please also include the following:

  • CV/Resume (2 page max) including contact info for 2 references
  • One letter of reference (may be same as reference listed on resume) 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • This is an intimate program with only 6 participants. 
  • Attendance is mandatory. All participants must be available for:
  • Class work Mondays evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm - from April 30 - June 25 (excluding May 21) 
  • Weekly attendance of a performance on Thursday or Friday evenings with a review turned around 48 hours after seeing the show - from April 30 - June 29 (excluding the week of May 21) 
  • Ability to review shows as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival July 4-8 and turn around reviews by 11am the next day
  • Program Debrief and Celebration on Monday, July 16 - 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Interviews for selected candidates will be held in the evenings of March 23 & March 26 in the evening. 

Complete submissions should be sent in one email attachment to joinus@generatorto.com with the subject line “PCTP Submission First Name Last Name” by no later than THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 @ 11:59PM.

Call For Submissions: Annual Resident Companies

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ANNUAL RESIDENT COMPANIES

Generator provides office space, equipment and mentorship to independent theatre companies over one year of growth or change.
NEW THIS YEAR: Individuals who are their own company may apply for a residency at Generator.

Being in residence at Generator means 24-hour access to office and meeting space including mentorship, wifi, photocopier and printing, and auditing classes in the Artist Producer Training Program. 

This residency promotes capacity building, peer-mentorship and knowledge-sharing among companies and with other artists the organization supports.

Resident Companies as give back to the community at Generator by:

  • Teaching 1-3 classes as part of the Artist Producer Training program
  • Contributing approximately 5 hours to resource generation for ArtistProducerResource.com (launching soon)

  • Attending events and socials held by Generator

We are seeking applications for two models of residency now:

Resident Companies:

Deadline:  Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 12pm

Starting in September 2017 and ending in August 2018, your company will work from the Generator space at no cost. Additionally each company receives one week of rehearsal space through a partnership with Artscape.

In the spring, Annual Resident Companies work collaboratively on a project to solve or address a mutual issue that Generator can share with the community.To qualify, companies should have a body of work (or the artists and producers behind a new company should have a track record). These companies should not have grown to the extent that they are now receiving operating or core funding from an arts council. It is a residency for project-based organizations looking to improve or change how they operate.
 
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A brief written introduction (2 pages max) to your company including:

  • Its mandate or style, previous productions

  • Company or project members

  • Critical path for the next year

  • A working link to a MAXIMUM 3-minute YouTube video answering the following questions:

         How would you use GENERATOR and what can we offer you?
        What would you do to increase the capacity of your company?
        What is unique about your company that you could teach to other artists, producers or companies?

Complete submissions should be sent in one email to info@generatorto.com with the subject line “Resident Company Submission” by no later than Thursday, May 4 @ 12pm noon. 

Company Collaborators:

Deadline:  Anytime

NEW THIS SPRING: We are seeking individuals and companies that want to join Generator as Collaborators. We have three options to suit different project/budget needs:

  • Hot Desk –$180/month.  Access to a spot to work at the office 24 hours a day. Limited storage space is also available. (minimum commitment 4 months)

  • *Currently unavailable* Dedicated Desk – $300/month.  A dedicated desk in the office and storage space available. (minimum commitment 1 year)

  • *Currently unavailable* Mirror Room – $650/month.  Private office, complete with a set of sexy sliding door mirrors. Suitable for 2-3 team members. (minimum commitment 1 year)

Please email info@generatorto.com with information about yourself and/or your company and why you would like to collaborate with Generator.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: APT and Resident Companies (CLOSED)

Thank you to everyone who applied to
ARTIST PRODUCER TRAINING (APT) & ANNUAL RESIDENT COMPANIES.


A Call for Submissions goes out once a year in the spring for these annual programs. If you'd like to know as soon as the next call goes out, be sure to join our mailing list and follow us on social media.

Generator welcomes artists, collectives, non-profits and charities working across the performing arts to submit. We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse performing arts individuals and companies who want to participate and collaborate with Generator.


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ARTIST PRODUCER TRAINING (APT)

Deadline:  Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 12pm

If you are an independent producer, self-producing artist or an artist who wants to learn how to make art happen more efficiently, Generator’s one-year paid Artist Producer Training program is for you.

Over three semesters of coursework led by prominent seasoned independent artists and companies, followed by one practicum project with a mentor company, participants will learn effective producing strategies. 

Graduates will create and implement projects and budgets that have the goal of paying a better wage to artists, gain skills to sustain a career in the arts, and improve the overall health of the performing arts ecology.

Click on the image to see a short video about Generator's Artist Producer Training program.
Click here for more info about the Artist Producer Training Program.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A link to a MAXIMUM 3-minute YouTube video answering the following questions:
         What skills do you have that make you a good producer?
         Why do you want to take on a producing role?
         Do you currently self-identify as a producer or artist-producer? (There is no correct answer to this question.)

  • A short, written response telling us about your personal philosophy as a producer or artist-producer  (1 page max)

  • CV/Resume (2 page max) including contact info for 2 references

  • One letter of reference (may be same as reference listed on resume)

Complete submissions should be sent in one email to info@generatorto.com with the subject line “APT Submission” by no later than Thursday, May 4 @ 12pm

Current APT class (left to right): Ishai Buchbinder, Chiamaka G. Ugwu, Emma Westray, Kristina Lemieux (ED), Christopher Manousos, Brian Postalian, Mamito Kukwikila, Michelle Langille. Not pictured: Ruthie Luff, Maddie Bautista.

 **PLEASE NOTE:

- It is an intimate program with only 8 participants. Attendance is mandatory

Classes run for three 6-week sessions Oct. - Apr. on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm, with assignment work outside of class.

Practicum schedules vary but are outside of class time and occur sometime from March - August.

- Interviews for select candidates will be held in the evenings of May 29 & 30, 2017.