Skip to Content

Artist Residency in Greece: Deadline for Applications June 25, 2011

Open call for six artists from the fields of new media (musicians, dancers-performers, video artists, photographers, e.t.c.) wishing to participate in our 10 day residency in Greece creating a collective work that will be performed at the Onassis Cultural Center ( in Athens Greece. We will consider both the quality of the submitted work, and evidence of the willingness to both cooperate across art-forms, and contribute to the collective project.

Thinking Spaces: The Guelph ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series

Next session: Friday, April 15th - 1 pm at the Guelph Public Library.

Contributions: Improvisation in Artistic and Pedagogical Practices
An ICASP Symposium
With special guests videoconferencing presentations from ICASP's other bases at McGill University and from the University of British Columbia.

Keynote: Professor Alan Stanbridge
University of Toronto
"Don’t Fence Me In: Music, Sampling, and Creativity on the Digital Frontier"

More information here

Thinking Spaces: The Guelph ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series

Next Session: Friday, April 8th, 4 pm at the Guelph Public Library

Rebecca Caines, John Campbell and Nicholas Loess
"Improvised Memory Boxes"

A special Guelph version of the interactive workshop performance event which will be held at the Performance Studies international Conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands in May.

Come along and help us "remember" ICASP's work in 2010-2011 through an interactive workshop in video, photography, audio and text; resulting in a brand new website created and improvised into being by the workshop participants.

Thinking Spaces: The Guelph ICASP Reading Group and Speaker Series

Next Session: Friday, March 25th, 4pm at the Guelph Public Library

Frédérique Arroyas
University of Guelph
“The Role of Literature and Improvisation in Robert Lepage’s Solo Stage Shows”


“It’s an obsession of mine to reconcile the language of film and theatre. The only way theatre is to stay alive is to embrace the vocabulary of alternative ways of storytelling.” Robert Lepage

Musagetes Job Posting: Program Manager

Musagetes has significantly expanded its initiatives over the past two years, particularly Musagetes Cafés, local artistic programs and artist placements. The initiatives are led by the Executive Director in collaboration with a Program Manager, Project Assistant and other local collaborators and partners.

ICASP Graduate & Undergraduate Research Assistantships: Call for Applications 2011-12

Application Deadline: March 31, 2011


1mile2 Launch Event March 30th, 2011

1mile2 is an innovative eight-month artistic project that will present the work of local and international artists and will explore how we live, work and act together. And it will all happen within a one square mile area encompassing Guelph's downtown core!

The project will launch in Guelph on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 with a lecture by New York artist Mary Mattingly and a performance of his multimedia play Actionable! by Bob Wiseman.

Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2011 Call for Papers: Deadline May 31, 2011

The Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice project, in conjunction with the Guelph Jazz Festival, the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, and the University of Guelph, invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual three-day international interdisciplinary conference. Proposals or papers should be submitted by May 31, 2011 to:

The 2011 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium
c/o Dr. Ajay Heble, Artistic Director, The Guelph Jazz Festival

Music Therapy Community Clinic

ICASP Researcher Ellen Waterman & James Harley featured on CBC's Concerts on Demand

The ~spin~ duo is ICASP Researcher Ellen Waterman and James Harley (University of Guelph). The duo's performance at Petro-Canada Hall, Memorial University in St. John's Newfoundland is featured on CBC's Concerts on Demand.

Musical improvisation is a crucial model for political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action.

– Ajay Heble