18 week internship from November 20, 2017 to March 23, 2018 (office closed December 25 to January 1) with the potential for this to be an ongoing position.


Our vision:
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

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


Salary: $18/hour

Term: Part-time (30 hours a week)

The Online Content Producer will primarily work on two community resources that Generator is launching: our (set to launch early November) and our YouTube Channel. This position works closely with the Executive Director, Video Editor, Director of Coordination and Communications and the Generator artists, but definitely requires someone who has initiative and works well independently.

The will be an online database that brings together a dense body of knowledge on producing live art in Toronto into one searchable location. The platform will provide a clear and accessible portal of essential information on how to mount a workshop or production in Toronto. Our YouTube Channel is a dedicated place for independent theatre to host videos related to independent performance and a medium to present information from the through case studies, trailers for shows, interviews, tips and tricks, and how-to videos.

The Online Content Producer will work with the Generator team to develop, edit and post both written and video content for these two projects. This position will learn about integrating digital media with live performance practice from an administrative perspective and will research and implement ways to make our online content more accessible.


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 offer a proven blend of editorial skills and 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.

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.

This position is made possible with the support of CHRC and Young Canada Works as such any applicant must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada.
    **Note: Non-Canadian students or graduates holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.

  • be legally entitled to work in Canada.

  • be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment.

  • be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment.

  • not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with YCW

Candidate must:

  • be an unemployed or underemployed college or university graduate, i.e. not employed full-time.

  • be a recent graduate who has graduated from college or university within 24 months of the start of employment.

  • not be receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with YCW.

  • not have previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.


Please include in one PDF with the title “OnlineContentProducer-LastNameFirstName”:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • A link to a video, no longer than two minutes, on what you consider the role of online content for the artist/producer in today’s art ecology to be.

Applications should be send to and received no later than Friday, October 27 at 2:00 PM EDT. While we appreciate all applications, only successful applicants will be contacted. Interviews will take place November 1 & 2.



Thank you to everyone who applied to

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.



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.


  • 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 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.

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.


- 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.



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 (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.

  • 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 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 with information about yourself and/or your company and why you would like to collaborate with Generator.