Ensemble (n.) - A group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together.

SUMMER ENSEMBLE

Arts Jobs for theatre artists

Each summer Crane Creations Theatre Company hires a group of actors to share with them how to become a professional actor in Canada. Arts Jobs are rather precarious, but we aim to create a stable foundation by equipping you with the skills you need in order to work in culture.

The objective of this program is to expand your ideas and knowledge about theatre while providing you with unprecedented insight into the Canadian industry, and prepare you to become a successful professional emerging artist in the performing arts scene. This is not one of your typical acting jobs, acting classes or workshops. This is an honest, action packed skills training program.
Some of the questions we tackle are: What makes good theatre? How to become an Actor?

We also try to investigate what is currently being produced, to better understand what theatre’s role has been throughout history. Financial tools and training are also provided to participants and information on funding opportunities for artists as well. 

We specifically focus on how to become an actor in Canada, and the unique challenges that come along with building a career out of our passion. We believe artists like you deserve to understand how the industry works to be able to best participate in it, and keep landing those arts jobs.

Get your vocal cords ready, we hold auditions every year, in May.

A guide on

How to start your own theatre company

Starting a theatre company requires artistic expertise but the success of the company will depend on budgeting, marketing, project management, and human resources. This workshop will provide you with in depth understanding what is needed to start and grow a successful theatre company from the grand up. You will learn:

  • What is the difference between a collective, non profit and a charity?
  • What are a Board of Directors, Bylaws, and a business plan
  • How to set up a foundation for a prosperous theatre company?
  • How to fundraise?
  • How to select programming and build your audience?

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Learn how to

Get paid while traveling with your touring workshop

Did you know there are thousands of festivals around the world that pay artists from around the world to perform? Would you like to travel to interesting destinations, while being paid as an artist? This workshop will teach you:

  • What is the difference between presenting and touring?
  • What kind of work are festivals looking for?
  • What you need to consider when creating the work to increase its potential to be selected for international touring?
  • Where to find festivals to pitch to?
  • What to include in your pitch?
Learn the basics of

Budgeting for the live arts

How do you even start preparing a Budget?

What different types of revenue does a not-for-profit theatre company earn? Which fees do I pay the artists, the director and the designers? These are things that you will discover with the help of Crane Creations Theatre Company Artistic Director Andreja Kovac.

Andreja has worked on projects with budgets over $5 million. She is an expert in project management, has the equivalent of an MFA in directing from her home country of Slovenia, and is also a graduate of Canada’s National Theatre School directing program.

Join us to understand the basics of what it takes to plan, create, and balance a budget for a performing arts project.

Fund your project

Learn the basics of how to write a grant. Then actually write one.

Come and learn about the ins and out of building a budget for a project;

Planning for professional fees (artists, directors, stage manager, designers, etc.)

Knowing how to make grants work together

What funding bodies exist in Canada?

How long should I plan my projects in advance?

Andreja Kovac is a successful theatre director from Slovenia who graduated from the National Theatre School’s Directing program. She is the founding Artistic Director of Crane Creations Theatre Company, and is committed to helping emerging artists transition into the professional field, and understand the business of theatre.

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