S.L.I.P 2012 Application:



Now in its fourth year, the SummerWorks Leadership Intensive Program (S.L.I.P) is a
unique professional training intensive for emerging artists, placing a specific focus on
the business of arts professionalism. This two week program, coinciding with the
SummerWorks Theatre Festival, will take place August 9-19th, 2012.
This unique intensive offers emerging artists and arts workers insights into the thinking
behind producing and how to approach an artistic career from a practical business
perspective. (S.L.I.P does not place focus on performance or on auditioning. We do
not discuss how to get an agent or where to have headshots taken.)
Past points of focus have included: Professional Etiquette, Marketing, Publicity, Grant
Writing, Fundraising, Touring, Financial Planning, Artistic Directing and How To Do
Everything All At Once. Some past professionals who have led S.L.I.P sessions are:
Philip Akin, Gideon Arthurs, Franco Boni, Pat Bradley, Derrick Chua, Ted Dykstra, Jon
Kaplan, Nina Lee Aquino, Jackie Maxwell, Ross Manson, Allyson McMackon, Any McKim,
Yvette Nolan, Kelly Thornton and many more.
Participants also have the chance to be mentored by an artist producing at
SummerWorks. S.L.I.P members and attend an extensive amount of work presented at
the Festival.

Ideal Candidates Are:
– Emerging artists who have a strong interest in producing and artistic leadership.
– Graduating from post-secondary theatre programs or artists who have been in the
industry for up to three years since graduating.
– Available for the entire duration of S.L.I.P (August 8-19, 2012). P.O. Box 12, Station C, Toronto, ON. M6J 3M7. 2

There is a $25.00 non-refundable submission fee. Applications will not be accepted
unless this fee is included. Cheques can be made payable to the SummerWorks
Theatre Festival and dated for April 6, 2012.

All applications must include ONE copy of the following.
1. Letter of Intent: Maximum 2 pages, explaining why you would like to be part of
S.L.I.P 2012 and how you think the program will aid in your development as an
2. A Resume
3. Support Materials: Maximum 2 pages. This can include letters of support from
professional artists, examples of your work etc.
4. $25.00 non-refundable submission fee
5. Application check-list found on the next page

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 6, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. All submissions
must be received or postmarked by this date.
Applications can be mailed to:
SummerWorks Theatre Festival
P.O. Box 12, Station C
Toronto, ON
M6J 3M7
If you have any further questions with regards to your application or the program in
general, please contact Jordi Mand, Program Director, at
We look forward to reading your application.

Michael Rubenfeld Jordi Mand
Artistic Producer S.L.I.P Program Director

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