Neptune Theatre and Prime Mover Theatre Company are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) artists interested in the 2020-21 RBC Chrysalis Project. We have re-imagined the 20-21 RBC Chrysalis Project as an Artistic Director Internship exclusively for emerging IBPOC arts leaders.
The selected artists will intern with Jeremy Webb, Neptune Theatre’s Artistic Director and Ray Hogg, Founding Artistic Director of Prime Mover Theatre Company and Deputy Artistic Director of Musical Stage Company.
This new capacity-building program offers practical, hands-on experience for emerging IBPOC arts leaders by supporting building leadership skills; crafting an artistic vision, and forging connections with artistic leaders across the country. Over the course of ten months, the intern Artistic Director will work closely with the artistic and administrative staff at Neptune Theatre and Prime Mover Theatre Company in developing their 2021-22 seasons; participating in all facets of artistic direction including:
Under the mentorship of project lead Ray Hogg, the Artistic Director intern will also have an opportunity to focus on personal and professional advancement through:
Based on the parameters of our primary funding partner, the RBC Chrysalis Project is open to IBPOC artists who are under 30 years of age and interested in pursuing artistic leadership as a career. Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
We are actively seeking submissions from artists of all backgrounds, abilities, and ethnicities as we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We especially encourage folk who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, LGBTQ2S+, d/Deaf, Mad, Disabled/People with Disabilities, and/or Neurodiverse to submit. **Please indicate if you self-identify as belonging to any of these priority groups**
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and support materials:
Your cover letter should answer the following three questions:
Your support materials may include some or all of the following:
**Please email submissions to: email@example.com with “YOUR NAME, RBC Chrysalis Project 2020/21 Submission” in the subject line by Friday, November 13th, 2020 (11:59 pm).**
Submission Deadline; Friday, November 13th, 2020 (11.59 pm EST);
Start Date: Monday, January 18, 2021 (based on the availability of the successful applicant.)
Ray Hogg is a Black Canadian arts leader with over 20 years of experience as a theatre artist. He is the founding Artistic Director of Prime Mover Theatre Company, Deputy Artistic Director of Musical Stage Company, and, since 2017, has worked alongside Neptune Theatre Artistic Director Jeremy Webb as Affiliate Artist. From 2012-2017, Ray Hogg was the Artistic Director of Winnipeg’s 2,300- seat theatre, Rainbow Stage. During his tenure at Rainbow Stage, Ray ushered in an era of unprecedented artistic growth and excellence, forged acclaimed partnerships with flagship institutions such as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and spearheaded the creation of nationally recognized professional arts training programs.
Prime Mover Theatre Company is Canada’s newest theatre company dedicated to the advancement of marginalized artistic voices through advocacy, artist training, and large-scale co-production. The company focuses on developing and championing exceptional artists and their works, developing new live-performance work, and assembling production partners from flagship organizations across the country. In October 2020 the company developed its creative artist development program - The Legacy Project (which includes The Creator’s Lab, NoteWorthy, and the RBC Chrysalis project).