Paprika Regent Collective

The Regent Collective is a multidisciplinary art development residency program occurring in the Regent Park community from 2016 /17.

We welcome young artists of all interests and artistic backgrounds seeking to explore their artistic process with the support of our professional mentors. Our year program culminates with each of our young artists presenting their creatively constructed performance at our 16th annual Paprika Festival.

We aim to not only build a diverse skill set, but to encourage exploration within the performance arts. The Regent Collective aims to provide emerging artists with a nurturing platform to explore creative skills and topics within the arts, while also building relations with young aspiring artists and youth engaging organizations of the community. The Paprika Festival aims to connect you with elevating platforms along with opportunities to continue showcasing performance pieces beyond the program.

 Program Requirements:
-Meet weekly from November 2016-May 2017

-Attend a meet and greet on December 11, 2016 and Paprika Festival Training Days on January 15 2017, February 12 2017, March 12 2017, April 23 2017 (The training day dates are subject to change up until the participant acceptance date)

-Perform in the festival May 22-28, 2017

-Suggested age limit 21*

Dates to Consider:
November to December 2016: Designated open classes to explore in craft and performance. Experimenting in urban-contemporary elements of performance such as:

–       Movement/Dance

–       Spoken word

–       Visual arts

–       Sound/Music

–       Drama

January to May 2017: Focuses on creatively nurturing the performance development process such as:

–       Mapping out a storyboard

–       Developing critical skills

–       Refining one’s artistic vision

–       Constructing intent of performance

–       Fusing creative elements in performance

The Training Day dates are subject to change until the participant acceptance date.

December 11, 2016 (Meet and Greet)

Jan 15th 2017

Feb 12th 2017

Mar 12th, 2017

Apr 23rd, 2017

PAPRIKA FESTIVAL- May 22nd – May 28, 2017
Students are given performance slots during Paprika Festival week to fully experience what being a part of a festival feels like, and have the opportunity to showcase their creative works to multiple audiences.

Paprika is committed to accessibility. If you need assistance with your application in any way please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We strive to be a barrier free organization and we want to make this as easy as possible for you! We offer interviews to every applicant, so if a written application poses any challenges to you we can easily go through the questions in your interview. Paprika Festival is an equal opportunity organization and strongly encourages applications from Indigenous, culturally diverse applicants and any equity seeking group, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status

Application Process:
THERE IS NO APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE REGENT COLLECTIVE. Please feel free to contact Community Arts Manager, Stephanie Caldeira, to learn more about how to participate or with any questions or concerns by filling out the form below or emailing:


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