Jubilee Arts Canada National Festival

For one weekend only, singers, dancers, musicians, painters, sculptors, film directors, and actors selected from Regional Jubilee Arts Festivals across Canada, will perform and showcase their artwork at the inaugural Jubilee Arts National Festival.

 


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About Jubilee Arts National Festival

Jubilee Arts is a new international program to be established in the Diamond Jubilee year that endeavours to celebrate the Ismaili community’s vast artistic skills and cultural traditions and aims to encourage a deeper appreciation for the arts within the community. Jubilee Arts provides opportunities for aspiring Ismaili artists from around the world to showcase and further develop their talents both during and beyond the Diamond Jubilee year.
 
Regional Festivals have been held over the last few months which included close to 1000 submissions, over 1500 artists and over 12 000 spectators. The Jubilee Arts National Festival will feature approximately 350 artists selected across the country from the Regional Festivals.
 
Selected participants from the Jubilee Arts National Festival will progress to the International Arts Festival. The International Arts Festival is a unique opportunity for the global Ismaili community to experience our rich cultural traditions and plurality through artistic expression.

The Festival will take place at the renowned Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto March 24 and 25, 2018. This unique family friendly event will allow guests to experience a dreamlike journey where music, film, performance and art collide in a sensory experience like no other including gallery spaces, a talent showcase and film festival. Come to learn, experience, explore and reflect with artists, friends and jamati members.

Festival Schedule

The Festival has been designed to be an immersive, experiential experience. Programming for the festival includes three showcases:The Art Gallery, The Talent Showcase, The Film Festival as well as creative workshops, discussions and artistic expressions and installations.

For a detailed schedule including Artist programming, click here

Saturday, March 24th   Sunday, March 25th
Time Event   Time Event
Fraser Elliot Performance Hall   Fraser Elliot Performance Hall
10:00AM-10:15AM  Opening Ceremonies   10:00AM-11:00AM Talent Showcase
10:15AM- 12:15PM Talent Showcase   11:15AM-11:45AM Film Festival
12:15PM- 1:05PM Film Festival   12:00PM-12:45PM Talent Showcase
1:10PM-3:00PM Talent Showcase   12:45PM-1:40PM Film Festival
3:05PM-5:10PM Talent Showcase   1:45PM-3:50PM Talent Showcase
5:10PM - 5:40PM Film Festival   3:50PM-4:10PM Closing Ceremonies
Creative Experience Zone 
(Creative Workshops)
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
 
Creative Experience Zone 
(Creative Workshops)
Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
11:00AM-11:50AM Appreciating Art: What to look for at the Jubilee Arts National Festival   10:00AM-10:50AM Appreciating Art: What to look for at the Jubilee Arts National Festival
12:00PM-12:50PM Yoga & Meditation for the Creative Process   11:00AM-11:50AM Introduction to Acting
1:00PM-1:50PM Witness the Creative Process   12:00PM-12:50PM Witness the Creative Process
2:00PM-2:50PM Photowalk   2:00PM-2:50PM Storytelling Through Film
2:00PM-2:50PM Why I Write   3:00PM-4:00PM Introduction to Dance
Sharp City Room/ Lobby   Sharp City Room/ Lobby
10:00AM-5:30PM The Art Gallery   9:00AM-4:30PM The Art Gallery

Please note, the program schedule is subject to change without notice. Please check back regularly for updates.

The Talent Showcase and Film Festival programs will take place inside the Performance Hall at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.  Outside the Performance Hall, creative workshops, discussions, artistic expression will be set up throughout the venue across various floors.
 
Each Talent Showcase and Film Festival will feature different artists.
 
We encourage festival goers to enjoy the various programming elements inside and outside of the performance hall throughout the day.
 
Your day pass allows for in and out privileges so plan to experience the Festival for the day.
 
The Art Gallery will be available for viewing at all times during the Festival days on March 24th and March 25th. 
 
Workshops will be held in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, located among the second floor of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis and seating is limited.
 

Tickets

Available tickets for purchase:

  • General Admission Saturday March 24:  $20
  • General Admission Sunday   March 25: $20
  • Patron  2 Day Pass: $500
  • Platinum 2 Day Pass: $1000

General Admission tickets

These tickets, valid for one day of the Jubilee Arts National Festival only, provide unlimited access to The Art Gallery, The Talent Showcase and The Film Festival. Included in these tickets is also access to the Creative Workshops.
 

Patron Two Day Pass

These exclusive tickets provide access to both days of the Jubilee Arts National Festival and have additional benefits including:

  • VIP entry for 2
  • Reserved Seating in the Audience Experience Zone
  • Reserved Seating in the Auditorium
  • Access to the VIP Hospitality Suite
  • Reserved Parking
     

Sponsor Two Day Pass

These exclusive tickets provide access to both days of the Jubilee Arts National Festival and have additional benefits including:

  • VIP entry for 2
  • Reserved Seating in the Audience Experience Zone
  • Reserved Seating in the Auditorium
  • Access to the VIP Hospitality Suite
  • Reserved Parking
  • Tickets to A Night at The Museum (Friday, March 23)
  • Exclusive Backstage Access

 Ticket Terms:

  • A nominal service charge will be added to your order
  • All tickets are general admission
  • Tickets are valid for all programming on the day of which includes The Film Festival, The Art Gallery and The Talent Showcase and creative workshops
  • Tickets are valid for the date purchased only
  • Ticket days cannot be interchanged to maintain venue capacity
  • Refunds are not available, all tickets are final sale
  • Payment is processed immediately on receipt of order, after which there are no cancellations or refunds
  • Tickets will be on sale online only; should tickets still be available on the day of the festival, they will be made available at the door

Note this link will take you to a partner site hosted outside of the.ismaili website. A credit card will be required to complete your purchase.

To sign up to volunteer, send an e-mail to jubileearts.canada@iicanada.net along with your skills and experience and/or your desired area to volunteer. 

Contact

For any questions, contact us at jubileearts.canada@iicanada.net.

Social

Artist profiles, sneak peeks and other features are shared through our instagram channel. Follow us on Instagram @jubileeartscanada and share your moments using the hashtags #JACanada #CelebrateTheArts #OneJamat #DiamondJubilee