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22 Jun 2022

Temporary BU Drama Artist-in-Residence

mgallich Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Job Description

The Nancy and John Gallop Artist in Residence

  Bishop’s University Drama

Bishop’s University is happy to announce the creation of this fund in support of an artist-in-residence for Bishop’s University.

We are calling for applications from an individual, or a small team of artists, for the first year of this new program.

The University sits on the ancestral and unceded land of the Abenaki, who are members of the Wabenaki confederacy, at a meeting of rivers. It is the only English-language University outside of Montreal. The Drama Department continues to enjoy the support of the community.  In alignment with Bishop’s University’s Strategic Plan for the Arts, we also are committed to bringing theatre arts to non-traditional spaces and bringing theatre into conversation with other programs and disciplines. This year, for example, senior students brought forum theatre to an international conference on preventing violent extremism; also, in collaboration with the Music Department, we launched our first performance of the Musical Theatre Concentration, an actor-centred re-imagining of Godspell, including shadow puppets. We are ready to challenge ourselves, our students, and our community. We welcome applications from emerging and established theatre artists. We welcome applicants with a lived experience and/or professional knowledge and experience speaking to social justice, marginalized identities, and Reconciliation.  More information on Bishop’s University’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion can be found here:

The successful applicant will lead the direction and creation of a performance for Centennial Theatre (performance dates, March 9-12, 2023).

The artist in residence will receive $25,000 in support of creative and scholarly activities that will enrich the University and local communities.  This amount includes compensation for the instruction of this course, DRA332, will be compensated as per Part-time faculty Collective agreement, at $8662.95 per course. Additionally, the artist in residence would share their work to the public in the form of any of the following: public presentations, installations or discussions.

How to Apply

Applicants should supply a cv, and a portfolio with at least four samples (video clips, links, or criticisms) of theatre work, and a proposal for creative projects or work for their residency. Applications should be sent as one file to the administrative assistant for Drama, Ms. Monique Lafaille at by July 14, 2022.

Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 87 days.

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