b current performing arts co. is a not-for-profit arts company, which presents and supports performance works emanating from Black and other Diasporic Communities in Canada. This Toronto-based theatre company focuses on developing and producing material often only seen outside of mainstream and even contemporary alternative venues. 2018/19 season.
Opera Atelier Opera Atelier’s 2018-2019 season brings art to life with two rare and exceptional creations, opening with a French Baroque double bill (Oct. 25, 2018-Nov. 3, 2018 at the Elgin Theatre): Charpentier’s Actéon, coupled with Rameau’s glittering masterpiece, Pygmalion. Next, Canadian superstar soprano Measha Brueggergosman returns to the Toronto opera stage in her award-winning performance as Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo (April 4-13, 2019 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre). 2018/19.
Drew Nelson - An artist and designer from Toronto, specializing in cutting, folding, and constructing with paper. His work focuses on distilling and containing memories, to create a memento that requires active participation, and engages the viewer through the element of time.
inDance is a rare, hard-core, progressive Canadian dance company. It presents works that are a potent, distilled synthesis of artistic director Hari Krishnan's Eastern and Western artistic and aesthetic personae. Acknowledging the burdens and legacies of tradition, inDANCE disrupts and investigates post-modern evolutions, driving the company’s arc on a trajectory that absorbs influences from the West into its strident idiom of contemporary Asian cultures. The company pioneers work that is controversial, unconventional and radical. It produces eclectic, sensual and virtuosic dance that confronts dominant discourses on global culture. May 2019
Louder Than A Bomb Since 1993, Leave Out Violence (LOVE) has helped youth challenged by the many forms of violence to build the skills and confidence necessary to change their lives and communities. LOVE was founded on the belief that youth challenged by violence can be agents of change, capable of transforming their own lives, investing themselves in their communities, and making the world a safer place. Louder Than A Bomb is the largest youth poetry festival in the world. This 12-week program brings Toronto’s top spoken word artists into the classroom to explore storytelling, the written word and prepare them for the Louder Than A Bomb Festival.
Louder Than A Bomb is more than an event. It’s a movement. It’s a city-wide poetry festival that celebrates the voices of youth and provides a platform to share their stories and build community. May 2019.
Deane Nesbitt Jr. Deane Nesbitt Jr. is a Canadian musician, composer and recording artist. His music has been aired on more than 300 radio stations across America. His latest CD, Music in Search of a Movie, won the Philby Award in the United States for being one of the top 100 music CDs of 2015 and the Best Dramatic Music of the year. The album ranked on five CMJ charts for New World Music, reaching one of the top three positions on each.
Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF)
The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF) was established in 1999. It has two aims: to increase cultural tourism by providing investments to assist Ontario organizations to develop, promote and present one-off or first time events, or a significant expansion of existing activity, which are designed to attract new tourists and visitors to cultural events; and to increase the earned revenue capability of the applicant organization. Since 1999, the Government of Ontario has invested $32 million in the Fund and the success of the over 450 initiatives in which OCAF has invested has led to a healthy replenishment of the Fund for future projects. Attendance to OCAF funded events has reached 35 million to date. Ongoing.