Artist Callout

My name is Trudi Diening and I have been asked by the Gibsons Landing Heritage Society (Heritage Playhouse) to organize a very special performance and visual/material arts opportunity for artists of the Sunshine Coast.

In short, on September 9th, 2018, we are going to be showcasing the Heritage Playhouse and 16 artists in an effort to fundraise monies. The artists will receive honorariums for their participation.

If any/all of this intrigues you, please read the attached letter for further information. We believe that this is a fairly unique opportunity to participate in something very special.

If you cannot envision yourself participating, please feel free to share this communique with whomever you think might want to join in.

Looking forward to your questions.

Together with you in celebrating the arts…

Trudi Diening



Hello Artists of the Sunshine Coast…

On September 9th, 2018, we are holding an event that we hope all of you will want to be a part of.

We have decided on calling our event ‘Canada, eh? Kanata, heh?’ ….. a celebration of all that is Canada. We are combining all the very best that the Sunshine Coast has to offer by way of food, the performing and the visual/material arts.

Here is the concept in short. We are fundraising for the Heritage Playhouse and we would like to ‘show off’ how magnificent our Playhouse truly is. To that end, we would also like to ‘show off’ our Arts and Culinary Community. We will be curating the submissions so that we truly capture the variety within these communities.

The event will call for 6 ‘acts’ that will each have 15 minutes of stage time. There will be two sets of approximately 45 minutes and all acts will have ‘Canada’ at the core of their presentation. We are looking for ‘Canadian’ subject matter expressed in varied art forms inspired by ‘Canadian’ artists. Given that we are going to be moving several groups on and off the stage during each 45 minute set, we are looking for ‘acts’ that are not complex in their set up; but rather acts that are interesting and intricate in their presentation.

As well, we are looking for 8 visual/material artists who would be interested in donating 2 small pieces of art based on this theme. These will be an integral part of the overall presentation and we foresee our guests spending their raffle tickets on their favourite choices in hopes that they will be taking these pieces of art home with them at event’s end.

We are prepared to provide honorariums for each of our performances ($250) and visual/material artists ($100). We feel we need to honour the contributors and their work as best we can.

If any of this piques your interest or you have any questions, please get in touch  asap.

Together with you in celebrating the arts,

Trudi Diening

PS: Miles Black will be joining us in making this a premier event.


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