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Are you interested in performing in Arts in the Parks? Toronto Arts Foundation is offering a paid opportunity for artists to get involved in pre-show performances ahead of our featured events in a select number of our parks! Pre-show performances can include, but are not limited to: musical performances (vocal/instrumental), spoken word, theatrical readings, dance, and more. This opportunity will include an audition/interview process. Preference will be given to artists living in the city region (North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke) of the park they wish to perform in. Selected artists will be given a fee ranging between $500 – $1500 to cover equipment rentals, performance fees and any other costs associated with participation in this program.

Click here to fill out an application. Applications may also be filled out on your audition date, but spaces are limited and are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Open Driftwood Theatre’s Arts in the Parks event in Memorial Park (Jane/Weston):
Audition Information:
Date: June 25th, 2018 from 2 – 8 PM. Auditions will take place in half-hour time slots.
Location: UrbanArts (5 Bartonville East)

Open Driftwood Theatre’s Arts in the Parks event in Oakdale Park (Jane/Finch):
Audition Information:
Date: June 26, 2018 from 2 – 8 PM. Auditions will take place in half-hour time slots.
Location: Peach Studios (127 Eddystone Avenue)

Open Driftwood Theatre’s Arts in the Parks event in Parma Park (Victoria Village):
Audition Information coming soon!

Open Toronto Outdoor Picture Show’s event in Parkway Forest Park (Henry Farm/Fairview):
Audition Information coming soon!

Arts in the Parks encourages community building, enjoyment of local parks, and offers arts events for residents and tourists of all ages. Events include performances, dance, music, theatre, film, community-engaged work, and temporary installations by arts groups. Selected parks are located throughout Toronto, from Etobicoke to Scarborough and North York to the downtown core. Arts in the Parks is a new initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation, being presented in partnership with Toronto Arts Council, the City of Toronto and Park People.

For questions about the application or the opportunity, please contact Richmond Nantwi, Community Outreach Coordinator, at

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