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Toronto (August 22, 2017): Dollhouse, created by Toronto's Bill Coleman with Gordon Monahan, has been selected to be on the shortlist for this year's prestigious Total Theatre Awards, highlighting the best talent in visual or physical theatre/performance at the 70th anniversary edition of the Edinburgh Festival, currently underway in Scotland.


Carolyn Warren appointed new Director General Arts Granting Programs
at the Canada Council for the Arts

Ottawa, August 21, 2017 - The Canada Council for the Arts’ Director and CEO, Simon Brault, is pleased to announce that Carolyn Warren will join the organization as Director General (DG), Arts Granting Programs Division. She will take up the role as incoming DG on October 10, 2017 and will fully lead the division when the current DG, Jacques Vézina, retires at the end of 2017.

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Congratulations to award-winning directors Nick de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal on the release of the film on the Tragically Hip's last tour.

Dance Ontario's Commissioning Committee (Jesse Dell, Tina Nicolaidis, Lola Ryan, Ofilio Sinbadinho, Jennifer Watkins) has selected Shameka Blake of Artists in Motion and Riley Sims of Social Growl Dance as the recipients of the Dance Ontario Creative Partnerships for 2017/18. These unique artists will present world premieres at DanceWeekend's 25th anniversary edition at the Fleck Theatre, Harbourfront January 19 -21, 2018.


TAPA has announced the following Dora Mavor Moore award recipients in the Dance Division:
what it’s like  Outstanding Production, co-produced by adelheid/Heidi Strauss and The Theatre Centre

Ylem (3 Eggs Ago) Outstanding Original Choreography Lina Cruz (DanceWorks / Throwdown Collective / Lina Cruz | Fila 13 Productions)
Kittly-Bender Outstanding Performance - Female  Jennifer Dallas. (DanceWorks CoWorks)

Toronto Arts Council is delighted to announce the addition of two new staff members.

Toronto Arts Council welcomed incoming Directors Ayo Leilani (Etmet Musa) and Ana Serrano. Ayo Leilani is the Co-Founder and Director of Toronto based music and multi media collective/ label 88 Days Of Fortune, a member of feminist based electro dub hop group, Above Top Secret (fka Abstract Random) and a solo artist under the name Witch Prophet. She is serving as the co-chair of TAC’s Music Committee.

Catch DanceWeekend'17 commissions by Alyssa Martin/Rock Bottom Movement Dolphin and Ryan Lee Less at the upcoming Summerworks, Aug 3-13, 2017!
Not to be missed!