Compass Points Program 2015 – Canada

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Compass Points Program 2015
Deadline date: April 24, 2015; City: Ottawa, Canada; Source: Magnetic North Theatre Festival

Now in its eighth year, Compass Points is a 6-day intensive program designed to inspire and nurture the careers of emerging artists from across the country. It provides a firsthand introduction to the professional theatre industry and fosters lifelong collaborative relationships among a peer community of Canada’s next generation of theatre creators. The program will focus on providing participants with new tools, inspiration, and ideas to fuel their creative practices while engaging in a critical discourse on artistic creation and criticism.

The Compass Points program provides participants with a three-fold approach:

Workshops & Panels – Engage with Canada’s top professional artists and theatre practitioners from across the country. Topics and events vary from year to year to complement festival programming and address current concerns and questions.

Mentorship – Each participant will be paired with one other member of the Compass Points Program. Together they will be partnered with an established artist and their company involved in the 2015 Magnetic North Theatre Festival. The participants will have unique access to the show, and the artists and practitioners involved in creating the work.

Performances – The group will attend all the performances that comprise the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Participants will be exposed to some of the best and most daring work currently being produced across the country.

We accept applications from emerging artists across the country and of diverse cultural backgrounds who are passionate and curious about Canadian theatre and have an interest in being a part of the national community.

Ideal Candidates Are:
1. Emerging artists who have a strong interest in engaging in the national and local arts community, developing their craft as an artist, and artistic leadership.
2. In their final years or recently graduated from post-secondary theatre, dance, and music programs, or emerging artists who have been in the arts industry for up to four years since graduating.
3. Available for the entire duration of Compass Points (June 6-11, 2015).

Full application details and application forms:

If you have any questions about the program or the submission process, please contact Compass Points Curator, Brian Postalian, at


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