WHAT IS ALERT?
An 8 month-long professional development program (September 2020 - May 2021) designed for emerging artistic leaders 18 years and over who want to help redefine the theatre culture in Hamilton.
Selected participants will work with mentors and other theatre artists to develop their artistic and producing skills, and assist with producing the 2021 winter site-specific festival - Frost Bites. The group also assists in the design and production of the annual Monologue Slam event, which also includes a full day of artistic development workshops.
NEW THIS YEAR:
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we anticipate that many of the ALERT sessions this year will be virtual. We are closely following the updates from local health officials, but anticipate that the design of the winter festival - Frost Bites - will also have virtual components. As a result of an anticipated decrease in production tasks for the ALERT team, the participants will have the opportunity to work as a group on one of the creative offerings at the winter festival in 2021.
WHO SHOULD APPLY FOR ALERT?
Emerging artists 18 years and over with less than 5 years professional experience
Preference will be given to local, new generation artists (19-30 years) but artists of all ages who are new-in-craft are welcome to apply
Aspiring arts leaders who are energized by the possibilities in Hamilton and want to gain the skills to bring their work to life
Applications can also be completed over phone. Please call 289-698-2234.
Submission deadline: July 31, 2020