Wed, November 8, 2023
1:00 – 2:00 pm NST
Online – Zoom
Workshop Registration Fee:
This workshop is free!
On November 8, Patrick Foran, David Hope, Mary Walsh and Gordon White will host “Career Sustainability Through Challenging Times,” highlighting the invaluable support provided by The AFC and The Cultural Artists Plan for Emergencies (CAPE) for Newfoundland and Labrador’s entertainment professionals, especially during difficult and uncertain times.
This event is a must-attend for actors, musicians, filmmakers, writers, designers, and all entertainment professionals in Newfoundland who are eager to fortify their careers against the challenges that can arise unexpectedly. We also encourage people in leadership positions to attend to better support members of their professional community who are struggling.
Discover how The AFC and CAPE have been steadfast pillars of support to professionals in the entertainment industry. Learning and knowing about The AFC and CAPE is not just about receiving help; it is also about letting people know it’s okay to seek support.
The AFC is a national charity that serves Canada’s entertainment professionals in a variety of ways to help them maintain their health, dignity, and ability to work, with programs that focus on mental and financial wellness, as well as emergency financial aid. Learn more at AFChelps.ca.
Since its inception in 2005, The Cultural Artists Plan for Emergencies (CAPE) Fund has become a lifeline for artists in our community who find themselves in unexpected crisis situations.
The CAPE Fund is a province-wide artist’s emergency fund committed to helping professionals working in culture, arts and entertainment in Newfoundland and Labrador.
CAPE is renowned in our community as a one-time means of support for artists based in Newfoundland & Labrador when needed the most. The fund has provided over $60,000 in funding to theatre, music, film, visual artists, writers, and more who have found themselves in catastrophic and medical situations where they needed immediate assistance. CAPE is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and Reviewing Committee.
Patrick is an actor and producer from St. John’s. For the past eleven years he has served as Managing Producer for Artistic Fraud. He is a founding member of the St. John’s Short Play Festival and the chair of APTNL. Patrick is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and Memorial University. This Halloween he is returning to the O’Brien Farm to direct After Dark.
David is proud to be part of the leadership team at The AFC that has been honoured with a Gemini Special Award for service to the Canadian television industry, an Honorary Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto) for contributions to the performing arts industry in Canada, a Betty Mitchell Award (Calgary), honorary membership in the Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology and a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association Award of Distinction. His background includes work in fundraising, community radio and mediation and training. David is a board member of the Canadian Artists Network, a volunteer with Scouts Canada and a Chartered Professional Accountant. David lives with his family in Toronto.
Gordon Patrick White
Gordon has worked with various companies in the Atlantic provinces and across Canada, including The Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa (‘An Acre of Time’), Native Earth in Toronto (‘A Very Polite Genocide’), Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay (‘Dead White Writer on the Floor’), and Theatre North West in Prince George BC (‘Where The Blood Mixes’). Other credits include Clov in ‘Endgame’ (Theatre NFLD and Labrador); ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ (Theatre New Brunswick); Puck in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Stephenville Festival); ‘Strange Humours’ (Eastern Front Theatre); Titus in ‘The Devil’s Diciple’ (Neptune Theatre); ‘Merlin'(Halifax Theatre for Young People); Kemp in ‘Vigil’ (Live Bait Theatre); and as twins Edger and Ledger in ‘Ivor Johnson’s Neighbours’ (Ship’s Company Theatre). He has appeared in six seasons at the Stratford Festival, in such roles as the Fool in ‘King Lear’, Paris in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Friar Francis in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Simon in ‘Mother’s Daughter’, Black Dog in ‘Treasure Island’, Egeon in ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and Ezekiel Cheever in ‘ The Crucible’. Gordon appeared as Edger in ‘King Lear’ at the National Arts Centre, with August Schellenberg, directed by Peter Hinton. TV and film credits include: This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Haven, Black Harbour, Mr. D, New Waterford Girl, Blackfly, Rollertown, Charlie Zone, and Picnicface.
Mary Walsh created and starred in This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC’s wildly popular take on current affairs. The series earned her many of her numerous Gemini awards and showcased her dynamic range of characters, including the flagrantly outspoken ‘Marg Delahunty’. Mary is also known for her work on television including, Hatching Matching and Dispatching, Sensitive Skin, Little Dog, as well as her work in films such as The Grand Seduction and Happy Place for which she won a Canadian Screen Award in 2021 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Outside of the film, TV and theatre world, Mary is an outspoken advocate for mental health and addiction awareness as a spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk. She is a staunch supporter of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa, she also lends her time and voice to the CNIB, St. Joseph’s Hospital and CAMH.
Among her many awards and doctorates, Mary is the recipient of the Order of Canada, the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the Performing Arts, and the CSA’s Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement in television acting.
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