Announcements & Opportunities

Propeller Dance: RBC Emerging Choreographers Program – Call to Artists!

Propeller Dance has launched a new program for Dance Artists with Disability.

The future of integrated dance in Canada relies on the artistic growth and artistic voices of dance choreographers with disability. It is vital that we support their contribution towards putting integrated contemporary dance on the international dance map – changing the existing dance landscape to include artists with disability, their artistic voices and contributions as choreographers.

Propeller Dance Co-Artistic Directors Renata Soutter and Shara Weaver will select artist(s) to participate in this program. The program will provide:
• Studio time and access to create on the Propeller Dance Company, which consists of up to seven professional dancers with and without disability.
• Mentorship and training in choreography, specifically related to integrated dance creation techniques developed over ten years of work.
• Opportunity to receive feedback at in-studio works-inprogress showings of the work.
• Production support for presentation of finished work in a theatre setting.
• A nominal artist fee.

Application deadline is February 22, 2013. Click here for more details.


Filmpossible Photo and Video Contest

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is pleased to present filmpossible 2013, an online video and photography contest that brings visibility to disability.

We challenge you to capture moments of possibility — show the world about life with childhood disability from the perspective of the kids, their families and the community.

Use your creativity to dispel myths, showcase achievements, demonstrate inclusion or accessibility, or tell a child’s story.

Enter filmpossible before March 17, 2013 at midnight. Be bold, creative and inspiring for a chance to win some outstanding prizes!

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Toronto Rehab Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Toronto Rehab is awarding scholarships for rehabilitationrelated research to grad students with disabilities from McMaster, Ryerson, U of T, UOIT, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier and York.

The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Scholarship in Rehabilitation-related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities was initiated to facilitate the involvement of people with disabilities in rehabilitation-related research.

The $20,000 scholarship supports the education and training of masters and doctoral students with disabilities who are studying in a rehabilitation-related field and intend on contributing to rehabilitation sciences as researchers. The first scholarships were awarded in 2006.

Application deadline is May 1, 2013. Click here for details.