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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Calling All Canadian Artists: JunoFest wants to put YOU on stage


Calling All Canadian Artists: JunoFest wants to put YOU on stage

Be part of the JUNO Awards Weekend's two’Äìnight music showcase,
March 27 & 28 in Vancouver, BC

Submissions open Monday, November 10


JunoFest is a two-night music extravaganza that showcases the talents of over 100 local, regional and national artists representing the diverse spectrum of Canadian music.

Nearly half of the participating line-up will be chosen locally to highlight Vancouver's rich and diverse music scene, in addition to performances from 2009 JUNO Award nominees and some of Canada's national touring acts.


As part of the 2009 JUNO Awards weekend, JunoFest will take place at various venues in downtown Vancouver on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 each night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Artists and bands interested in participating in this year's JunoFest can apply online through Sonic Bids at, starting Monday, November 10, 2008.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 12, 2008 at 5 p.m. (PST). A $10 application fee will apply. All applicants must be Canadian residents and 19 years of age or over.

We thank all applicants who respond, but only those selected will be contacted.

About JunoFest: 2009 marks the eight year anniversary of JunoFest since its inception in St. John's, Newfoundland in 2002. As a means to promote and celebrate Canadian music, JunoFest has showcased to-date almost 1,000 artists and bands of all backgrounds and genres. JunoFest '09 will be produced by Vancouver-based Donnelly & Associates Event Marketing Inc., a leading independent producer of special events, music festivals and national promotions.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

[Montrˆ©al] Confˆ©rence / Lecture / Scott Burnham


Samedi le 15 mars prochain, ˆÝ 16h 30, Scott Burnham, Directeur de crˆ©ation de La Biennale de Montrˆ©al 2009, donnera le discours de clˆ¥ture du Symposium Charged Circuits ˆÝ l'Universitˆ© Concordia. Veuillez trouver en piˆ®ce jointe un communiquˆ©.

De plus, une entrevue avec Scott Burnham par Isa Tousignant, ˆ©ditrice du cahier Arts & Culture du journal montrˆ©alais HOUR MAGAZINE, paraˆÆtra ce jeudi 13 mars.

Pour plus d'information sur La Biennale de Montrˆ©al 2009 veuillez consulter notre site au :


On Saturday March 15, at 4:30 pm, Scott Burham, Creative Director of the upcoming Biennale de Montrˆ©al 2009, will give the closing keynote of the Symposium Charged Circuits at Concordia University. Please find attached a press release.

Also, an interview with Scott Burnham by Isa Tousignant, Arts and Culture Editor of Montrˆ©al's newspaper HOUR MAGAZINE, will be published this Thursday March 13.

For more information on La Biennale de Montrˆ©al 2009 please check our website at:

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Nicole Doucet appointed Director of Arts Disciplines

For immediate release

Nicole Doucet appointed Director of Arts Disciplines

at the Canada Council for the Arts

Ottawa , December 20, 2007 ’Äì Robert Sirman, Director of the Canada Council for the Arts, announced today that Nicole Doucet has been appointed Director of Arts Disciplines, effective February 11, 2008.

A native of Hearst, Ontario and initially trained in the visual arts, Ms. Doucet is currently Director of Music and Dance at the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quˆ©bec (CALQ), that province's arts funding agency; between 2002 and 2005, she served as CALQ's Director of Theatre, Multidisciplinary Arts and Circus Arts.

Before arriving at CALQ in 2002, Ms. Doucet, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in visual art from the University of Ottawa, worked for the Canada Council in a variety of positions, with responsibilities that included managing the Council's touring grant program and administering the program of support to French-language theatre companies. She previously served as an administrator for several theatre companies, including Thˆ©ˆ¢tre-Action in Ottawa and Thˆ©ˆ¢tre de Quat'Sous in Montreal and spent nearly 10 years managing La Maison Thˆ©ˆ¢tre, a Montreal-based association aimed at presenting and promoting theatre for young audiences.

As Director of Arts Disciplines, Ms. Doucet will be responsible for managing the development and operation of the Canada Council's grant programs which provide support to Canadian artists and arts organizations. More than $140 million in grants was awarded to artists and arts organizations last year in dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and interdisciplinary arts. The position was created as a result of a restructuring which divided the Council's former Arts Division into two separate divisions: Arts Disciplines and Arts Development. The current Director of the Arts Division, Andrˆ© Courchesne, will serve as Director of Arts Development.

"We are delighted that Nicole Doucet has agreed to return to the Canada Council as Director of Arts Disciplines," Mr. Sirman said. "She has devoted her entire professional life to serving the arts, and this is a natural next step on that journey. She will be a tremendous asset to our organization."


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