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Searching for the next Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival

8 hours 51 min ago

Artistic Director, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. One of the largest, most respected repertory companies in North America, the Shaw Festival is renowned for excellent, thought-provoking theatre and programming that explore the modern world and challenge the status quo. From April to October, 250,000 Canadians and Americans annually enjoy its vibrant, varied offerings in four theatres.

As Artistic Director, you will have an extraordinary opportunity to develop, communicate, and realize the next artistic vision for the Shaw Festival. With your depth of knowledge, experience, and insight, you will build seasons, attract and align talent, and deliver intelligent, critically acclaimed theatre that delights and expands the Shaw’s audience. Outgoing and energetic, you have the passion to develop stimulating programming, develop the acting ensemble, form creative collaborations, and advance plans for new performance spaces. Lead and galvanize a dedicated team and build relationships with audiences, supporters, and the community. The Shaw Festival is a renowned repertory theatre company; build on this legacy by applying your leadership, vision and experience to the creation of outstanding theatre.

The Shaw Festival’s address is:
10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
For further information, please contact Heather Ring at

All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. Please indicate your interest in Project 140802 at

Is ISIS Being Funding By Sales Of Antiquities?

8 hours 54 min ago

“Profits from the sales of conflict antiquities are clearly partly underwriting Islamic State operations, and thus partly underwriting repression, war and genocide. And regardless of the precise numbers, that reality reinforces the need for cultural property protection, antiquities trade regulation and powerful policing.”

Frank Yablans dies at 79; Ex-Paramount and MGM/UA Chief

8 hours 58 min ago

“He reportedly signed an eight-year contract that paid him $225,000 per year, plus 1.5% of gross profits, and presided over the studio during a time in which it released the first two installments of “The Godfather,” “Serpico,” “Paper Moon,” “Chinatown” and “Day of the Locust,” among others.”

Russia Drops Plan To Cut Foreign Films Allowed In By 50 Percent

9 hours 1 min ago

“The decision come just days after President Vladimir Putin spoke out against the draft bill. The bill was submitted earlier this year when relations between Russia and the West began to sour.”

That Lost Shakespeare Folio Was Mistakenly “Left Behind”

9 hours 4 min ago

“Clitheroe’s Stonyhurst College began as St Omers College there in 1593. A spokeswoman said the “dog-eared” book must have been “overlooked” when the college was ordered to leave in 1762. The Folio collects 36 of Shakespeare’s 38 known plays for the first time, and was originally printed in 1623, seven years after the playwright’s death.”

Back To The Future: How The All-You-Can-Read Fee-Based Libraries Of 200 Years Ago Worked

9 hours 10 min ago

“All-you-can-eat Internet services such as Netflix and Spotify have been rewriting the rules for the consumption and production of movies and music. If Oyster and its kin do the same for books, they will only be reprising a role that their commercial ancestors played 200 years ago.”

This Is Where The Next Generation Of America’s Wealthy Arts Supporters Is Coming From

9 hours 13 min ago

“For decades, arts organizations outside the U.S. have raised money by registering their nonprofits here, such as the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra or the Royal Shakespeare Company’s RSC America. Now U.S. arts groups are flipping the script, but with a twist.”

Who Defined Ideas In The 20th Century? These People

11 hours 28 min ago

The New Republic makes a list of 100 innovators and thinkers who led thinking in the 20th Century.

Writer P.D. James, 94

11 hours 33 min ago

“Ms. James was one of those rare authors whose work stood up to the inevitable and usually invidious comparisons with classic authors of the detective genre, like Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham.”

Is Our Art Reflecting Our Time?

11 hours 35 min ago

“I would never tell artists that they had to address social issues in their work, because as soon as you tell artists that they have to do something, they turn around and poop on the floor. Tell them, instead, that these questions are difficult, that the story is missing something without them, that they are another dimension, and then see what happens.”

Families Try To Recover Art Seized By Cold War-Era East German Government

11 hours 46 min ago

“While the loss and anguish of Nazi art looting is well known, a second series of German art seizures, decades after World War II, has largely gone unnoticed. Between 1973 and 1989 the East German police, known as the Stasi, seized more than 200,000 objects in hundreds of raids, according to experts and official archives.”

Jian Ghomeshi Arrested And Charged With Sexual Assault

November 26, 2014 - 3:01pm

“Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi will plead not guilty to charges of sexual assault and choking, his lawyer says. Ghomeshi was released on $100,000 bail after he was arrested and appeared in a downtown courtroom Wednesday. The 47-year-old has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcome resistance – choking.”

Rare Shakespeare Folio Discovered In France

November 26, 2014 - 11:49am

“The book was discovered this fall by librarians at a public library in St.-Omer, near Calais, who were sifting through its collections for an exhibition on English-language literature. The title page and other introductory material were torn off.”

David Hockney On What Artists Do

November 26, 2014 - 11:46am

“When I’m actually painting, I feel like I’m 30 again. It’s only when I stop painting that I realize I’m not anymore.”

Giant Public Art Commission Collapses In Charges, Resignation

November 26, 2014 - 11:34am

“An irregularity in the awarding of one of the most significant local art commissions in years has resulted in the resignation of a Houston Arts Alliance executive and stunned a sculptor who was preparing to create the biggest project of his career.”

NY Subway Performers Being Arrested By Police

November 26, 2014 - 11:31am

“Although performing on the platform and mezzanine is legal (there is no permit or permission needed), subway performers have experienced an unprecedented amount of harassment from NYPD officers this year.”

What Data Sets Can Tell Us About The Arts

November 26, 2014 - 11:24am

“Data may be big and getting bigger, but it’s not exactly thick on the ground in the performing arts. There is no IMDB for string quartets, composers, ballets, or even plays (though in theater there are some who are trying to make one). Where clear data sets exist, there’s a lot we can learn from them, and we should definitely encourage our big institutions to make more of their data transparently available to the public.”

So Why Did Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Archives Go To Texas?

November 26, 2014 - 10:54am

“The Ransom Center already has extensive archives on writers Jorge Luis Borges, William Faulkner and James Joyce. Other Nobel laureates included in its collection are Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck. Monday’s announcement had raised eyebrows in Colombia.”

Janice Price Named CEO Of The Banff Center

November 26, 2014 - 10:35am

“Luminato has an annual budget of $11 million. The Banff Centre, one of Canada’s largest arts organizations, has an annual budget of over $50 million. That includes major funding from the Alberta government. And Banff is hungry for expansion to enhance its profile way beyond the Rocky Mountains.”

Inside The Secret Culture Of Our Passwords

November 26, 2014 - 9:53am

“In our authorship of them, in the fact that we construct them so that we (and only we) will remember them, they take on secret lives. Many of our passwords are suffused with pathos, mischief, sometimes even poetry. Often they have rich back stories.”