We are very excited to welcome you to the 2023-24 Festival of New Works. Join us for a provocative and engaging showcase of new artistic works from a variety of disciplines including music, dance, and theatre.
The purpose of this program is to offer students a structure through which they learn the process of creation: from writing a proposal based on a spark of inspiration, to developing creative leadership skills, understanding the stages of a rehearsal process, offering constructive feedback, managing difficult themes and conversations, and maintaining a safe space to enable brave work.
In addition to weekly mentorship meetings, students received workshops on the topics of: skills for leading a project, intimacy training, and guidance for producing their work if they wish to take next steps after graduation from CCPA. Part of the project remit is minimal reliance on costume, set, light/sound design so as to allow focus to on the work they have devised and sculpted. A big thank you to this year’s industry Mentors who have done an excellent job in guiding the projects!
In addition to the Creative Mentorship program funded by the RBC Emerging Artists program, students benefit from a guest speaker series where they gain vital industry advice, inspiration, and insight into the wide range of creative pathways that exist in our industry. Themes of discussion are often current issues personal to the artist, providing a timely perspective for students, and aid them in generating their artistic vision and career path.
Themes are often current issues personal to the artist, providing a timely perspective. The College is committed not just to nurturing performing artists, but inspiring the next generation of artistic leaders adding their distinctive voice to Canada’s performing arts landscape.
Following each performance there will be a facilitated conversation with the emerging creators where audience members will be given a chance to get insight into their creative process and what inspired the new work.