Performing Arts

Internships

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Since 2001, the Foundation has invested close to $7 million and supported over 300 interns.
Metcalf Internships 2001 - 2019
By Position
  • Artistic (44.9%)
  • Administrative (33.4%)
  • Production (22.7%)
Metcalf Internships 2001 - 2019
By Discipline
  • Theatre (68.1%)
  • Dance (14.4%)
  • Music (8.9%)
  • Opera (6.7%)
  • Other (1.9%)

That internship was a turning point in my life, and THE turning point in my career.

Kate Fennell

Director of Operations, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, 2007 Metcalf Intern (producing), Necessary Angel Theatre Company

More than 18 years after the launch of the program, it is particularly rewarding to see early Metcalf interns become mentors themselves, passing on their knowledge to another group of emerging leaders.

Sandy Houston

President and CEO, Metcalf Foundation

2018 & 2019 Interns Meet at Metcalf with Guest Speaker Ben Dietschi

Some of our interns spent an afternoon with Ben Dietschi who is a Senior Consultant at the Devos Institute of Arts Management. Ben is also a former Metcalf Performing Arts Intern.

Top Row l to r: Jules Vodarek-Hunter (Fringe), Tijana Spasic (Jumblies), Jordan Laffrenier (Musical Stage Company), Tawiah Ben M’Carthy (Canadian Stage)

Middle row l to r: Beth Dobson (Dance Collection Danse), Alicia Richins (Metcalf), Natasha Mumba (Factory Theatre) holding photo of Brittany Johnston (Ottawa Fringe), Olivia Shortt (Nightswimming)

Bottom row l to r: Madeleine Hall (Odyssey Theatre) and Ben Dietschi (DeVos Institute of Arts Management)
Our 2018 Interns

Back Row (L to R): Olivia Shortt, Griffin McInnes, Elisabeth Dobson, Ryan Cowl, Tijana Spasic, and Hannah Rittner
Front Row (L to R): Jules Vodarek Hunter, Miriam Fernandes, C.J. Astronomo, and Felix Mills.

Without the internship, there’s no way I could have been in the job I have now, no way.

Evelyn Campbell

Production Manager Opera Atelier, 2008 Metcalf Intern (production), Opera Atelier

Interns

Recent Grants

Initiative
Internships
Amount
$31,980
Term
12 months
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for intern Rebecca Ballarin in producing
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Jordan Laffrenier in artistic direction
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$25,000
Term
12 months
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for Daniel Carter in artistic direction
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Tawiah Ben M’Carthy in artistic direction
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Myekah Payne in dramaturgy
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$25,231
Term
12 months
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for intern Natasha Mumba in artistic direction
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$26,445
Term
12 months
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for intern Rachel O’Brien in music direction
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for Camila Diaz-Varela in artistic direction & playwriting
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Brittany Johnston in festival direction
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Eryn Lidster in artistic & technical production
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$31,980
Term
12 months
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for intern Anita Walsh in community arts & education
2019
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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in partnership with Volcano Theatre, for intern Steven Smits in administration
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$25,830
Term
12 months
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for intern Ryan Cowl in music direction
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Peyton Le Barr in artistic producing
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$20,800
Term
12 months
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for intern Kimberley Rampersad in artistic direction
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Felix Mills in administration
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Griffin McInnes in artistic direction
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$13,330
Term
12 months
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for intern C.J. Astronomo in production management
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Madeleine Hall in artistic direction
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$23,994
Term
12 months
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for intern Hannah Rittner in dramaturgy
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Olivia Shortt in producing
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Miriam Fernandes in artistic direction
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Tijana Spasic in artistic direction
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Jillian Keene in administration
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$18,461
Term
12 months
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for intern Neha Ross in administration
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$18,450
Term
12 months
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for intern Melinda Moynihan in wardrobe construction
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Jules Vodarek Hunter in administration
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$32,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Elisabeth Dobson in archiving/programming
2018
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Jennifer Mak in audience engagement
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Mariah Horner in artistic direction/producing
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Jessica Derventzis in artistic direction & dramaturgy
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$11,900
Term
12 months
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for intern Rimah Jabr in artistic direction
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Bruce Gibbons Fell in directing/producing
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Ted Witzel in artistic direction
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$18,600
Term
12 months
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for intern Patrick Bowman in music direction
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$12,900
Term
12 months
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for intern Oriana Pagnotta in arts management/producing
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Sadie Epstein-Fine in artistic direction
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Jeff Ho in dramaturgy
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Sarah Finn in production management
2017
Initiative
Internships
Amount
$30,000
Term
12 months
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for intern Isabelle Siciliano in arts education management
2017
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