Call for Actor

Compensation: $1,000.00 flat fee
(incl. 3 rehearsals, 15-20 short performances @ 15-30 mins each)
Posting date: November 30, 2017
Closing date: Fri. January 5, 2018

The Reach seeks a female actor to participate in a series of performances as part of an art exhibition. Working with artist Mark Neufeld (Winnipeg, MB), the performer will devise and rehearse a 15-30 minute performance which will then occur weekly as part of an exhibition running from January 18-May 6, 2018.

“The Projectionist” is a performance within an exhibition of the same name. The exhibition explores cinema, settler narratives, gender roles, and museum collections as sites of contested value and values, as well as the role played by museum artifacts (and objects in general) in the construction of identities. The Projectionist enters into the exhibition as one who is misbehaving, loitering, wasting time, skipping out. He/she spends some time in a small cinema located within the exhibition, then enters a second room with art works and museum objects. The projectionist’s interactions with the objects will be determined by improvisations and “devised theatre” techniques.

See to view a different performance that took place within one of Neufeld’s exhibitions.

CHARACTER BIO: The Projectionist
GENDER: Female posing as male
AGE: 20-30
In appearance and costume, the character who goes by the name “The Projectionist” is loosely based on Buster Keaton’s character in Sherlock Jr., who has a slight build and delicate, angular facial features.

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Opportunities for Emerge Members

The Reach invites Emerge members to a behind the scenes experience to help you gain professional development with hands-on practical skills to further your art education.

Call for Artists

Emerge at The Reach is currently accepting submissions for Art on Demand 3.4 Fall Edition. This opportunity is ideal for university students looking for exhibition experience. The submission deadline is September 26th, 2017 and you can download more information HERE.


We are looking for volunteers to assist with our exhibition changeovers throughout the year. You will be working directly with the Assistant Curator on a wide variety of tasks from art handling (packing and installing), configuring space, lighting, vinyl removal and application, labeling and more.

We require reliable persons who are able to commit to specific days of work. Most days will be Monday to Friday and as needed the occasional weekend. A minimum half-day of work to volunteer is allowed but to get the most out of this learning opportunity a commitment through several days and up to the entire changeover period is ideal.

Experience with tools an asset but not required and attention to detail is a must. Volunteers will be trained and mentored through the exhibition changeover. This experience is a valuable asset on your CV and for your work as an artist, don’t miss out on this opportunity.

For more information or to sign up, please contact:

Kate Bradford Assistant Curator
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
32388 Veterans Way
Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3

Artist Facilitators

We are regularly hiring artist facilitators for programs and workshops. If you are interested in these opportunities please email your resume to Anna Williams, Education Programmer at

Gallery Attendants

When open to the public The Reach requires the assistance of a team of volunteer gallery attendants. This important group monitors the exhibition spaces in the gallery. Weekly shifts are 2-3 hours in length. New volunteers are provided with an orientation and all Reach volunteers are encouraged to attend scheduled artist & curatorial talks to learn first-hand about each exhibition.Complete the online volunteer form or stop by The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way and complete an application.

For more information contact Connie Hackett 604 864-8087 ext 0 |