Red Dress Productions

Red Dress Productions is hiring!

Creative Producer/Communications Coordinator
12 hours / week (part-time), 1 year contract
Deadline for Applications: Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 5 pm EST

The Creative Producer/Communications Coordinator position is a critical part of a small staff team, driving and supporting the work of Red Dress Productions. As with most small arts organizations, this position will also be expected to contribute to shared responsibilities and a collaborative work environment.

Founded in 2005, Red Dress Productions (RDP) creates interdisciplinary art,

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Check out this article on “Where There is Smoke!”

Read this thoughtful article written by firefighter Julie Petruzzellis who first approached Red Dress Productions with a vision for what became the Women Firefighter Narrative Visibility Project — published in Fire Service Women Ontario’s quarterly print publication, Autumn 2018 issue.

FSWO-Fall 2018 publication-2pg article

UPCOMING: Where There is Smoke will be presented in October at the FSWO Annual Professional Development Symposium & AGM in Kitchener/Waterloo on October 26 and 27 AND at the In Situ Festival at the Small Arms Building in Mississauga on November 8,

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Announcing The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project honouring survivors of sexual violence

In 2016, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC), Red Dress Productions (RDP), and Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OVCAOS) joined together with 400 community members to realize the Countdown Public Art Project to honour survivors of sexual violence — a community-wide initiative in Renfrew County, Ontario that engaged in the creation and public unveiling of one permanent public art anchor monument in Eganville, and smaller sibling monuments in Algonquins Pikwakanagan First Nation, Pembroke, and Killaloe, Ontario.

“My hope is for the project to spread to other communities in the County and beyond— to root our intentions and activisms to end sexual violence and tangibly connect people across geographic and cultural communities.”

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An image of 2 people walking together. The figure on the left has short hair, white skin, and is wearing a hoodie, jeans, and sunglasses; she holds a white cane in front of her, and she clasps the elbow of her walking companion. The figure on the right, providing sighted guide, has curly hair, brown skin, and is also wearing jeans and a hoodie. A cityscape stencil arches around them in bright yellow. In the navy blue background, there is a faint indigo outline of a map of a Toronto neighbourhood. Behind the figures, there is a sky blue stencil collage of people and objects found in the neighbourhood including Victorian houses, a basketball hoop, intersection lights, a hawk flying, a person sitting on a bench, lilies, clouds, a person travelling in a power chair, dogs, and mailboxes.

Opening tonight! May I Take Your Arm?

If we walk together, does the way we “see” our neighbourhood change?

Red Dress Productions presents

MAY I TAKE YOUR ARM?

A multidisciplinary sound immersive piece integrating walking art, storytelling, and tactile installation.

co-created by Alex Bulmer, Anna Camilleri, and Tristan R Whiston

Friday September 21 and Saturday September 22 — 7 p.m. 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Sunday September 23 – ASL interpreted performances at 2 p.m.

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We’re artists-in-residence at UTSC this fall!

We’re very honoured to announce that Red Dress Productions’ artistic co-directors Anna Camilleri and Tristan R Whiston will be artists-in-residence in the multi-disciplinary department of Arts, Media, and Culture at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus, this fall/winter term from September to December 2018. We’ll share more details and invitations in the weeks to come. https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/content/welcome

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INSPIRE AWARDS, 2018

RDP was honoured to be nominated for an “Inspire Award” on Friday Night; the awards, now in their 8th year, honour the most inspiring people, youth, businesses and organizations in the LGBTQ community in the GTA.  RDP was amongst an incredible list of nominees in the Inspiring Community Group of the Year category: the Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention (ASAAP); YMCA Sprott House; 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations. Congratulations to Rainbow Railroadthe 2018 recipient of the  award,

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WHERE THERE IS SMOKE: The Women Firefighter Narrative Visibility Project

WHERE THERE IS SMOKE
Installation and Reception
Saturday June 16, 2018
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart St., Hamilton, ON

An interactive, audio installation featuring women firefighters’ stories of standout and workaday moments from the community and the fire hall; a multi-dimensional portrait of career and volunteer firefighters with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives on camaraderie, fire science, training, and being one (or a few) amongst many.

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