08
Nov

CV

Johnny MacRae: Artist CV

 

Featured Performances: Festivals                                                          Featured Performances: Reading Series

*means w/ 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac       ^means w/ The Dambassadors

ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art – Wells, BC (2011/2013-16)*                ArtBar (Toronto, ON)
Atmosphere Gathering – Cumberland, BC (2014)*                                         BAM! Youth Slam (Toronto, ON)
Brandon Folk Music and Art Festival – Brandon, MB (2011/2013-16)*      Breath In Poetry (Edmonton, AB)*^
Calgary Spoken Word Festival – Calgary, AB (2013/14)*^                            Capital Slam (Ottawa, ON)*
Campbell Bay Music Festival – Mayne Island, BC (2011/2013-16)*            Central Slam (Winnipeg, MB)
Canadian Festival of Spoken Word – Saskatoon, SK (2012/2015-16)           Eco-Arts Salon (Vancouver, BC)
Elevate the Arts – Courtenay, BC (2013-16)*                                                      KW Poetry Slam (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON)
Quadrapalooza – Quadra Island, BC (2013/2015)*                                           London Poetry Slam (London, ON)
SKAMpede – Victoria, BC (2015-16)*                                                                   Nelson Poetry Slam (Nelson, BC)
South Country Fair – Fort MacLeod, AB (2013)*                                               Peterborough Poetry Slam (Peterborough, ON)*
Tiny Lights Festival – Ymir, BC (2014-16)*                                                         Regina Youth Slam (Regina, SK)
VERSeFest – Ottawa, ON (2014)*                                                                         Single Onion (Calgary, AB)*
Victoria Fringe Festival – Victoria, BC (2014)*                                                   St. Cathatrines Poetry Slam (St.Catharines, ON)*
Victoria Spoken Word Festival – Victoria, BC (2013-14*)                                Throw Collective Slam (Montreal, QC)*
.                                                                                                                                   Tongues of Fire (Victoria, BC)*
.                                                                                                                                    Tonight It’s Poetry (Saskatoon, SK)*^
.                                                                                                                                    Toronto Poetry Slam (Toronto, ON)*
.                                                                                                                                    Urban Legends (Ottawa, ON)*
.                                                                                                                                    Vertigo Series (Regina, SK)
.                                                                                                                                    Vic Slam (Victoria, BC)
.                                                                                                                                    Winnipeg Poetry Slam (Winnipeg, MB)
.                                                                                                                                    Wired on Words and Music (Montreal, QC)*

Arts Education Experience

Vancouver Poetry House: WordPlay Poets, facilitator (2009-present)
Victoria Poetry Project: Raising Voices, facilitator (2013-present)
Writers Guild of Alberta: WordsWorth Writing Camp, facilitator (2015-16)
IslandLink Library Federation: Various public libraries, facilitator (2014-16)
Write Out Loud: Workshop on arts education for youth (2014)
Vancouver Poetry House: Hullabaloo BC High School Poetry Slam: Mini master class series (2013)
Victoria Spoken Word Festival: Animist Writing Master Class (2013)
Canadian Festival of Spoken Word: Eco-poetry workshop (2012)

Commissioned Work                                                                                          Spoken Word Theatre

Start An Evolution (UBC: Presidential Farewell event)                                         Banning Butterflies from Poetry (2016)
Pieces of Paper (UBC: Imagine Day Pep Rally)                                                       Maimyards of the Pacific (2015)
The Salmon and the Coal Train (Sustainable SFU / Wilderness Committee)   Love Your Weird (2015)
A Terrible Student (UBC: 2013 Universitas21 Conference)                                  The Anthropocalypse (2014)*
.                                                                                                                                           The Book of Gamp (2013)*

Administrative Experience

Vancouver Poetry House: WordPlay Poets, program director (2013-present)
Vancouver Poetry House: Hullabaloo BC High School Poetry Slam, co-director (2015-present)
Canadian Festival of Spoken Word: Programming Director (2014)
Victoria Poetry Project: Raising Voices, program director (2013-2015)
UBC Poetry Slam, founder and director (2009-2011)

Grant Writing

Victoria Poetry Project: Capital Regional District Community Arts Project grant (2016)
Vancouver Poetry House: BC Arts Council Youth Engagement Project grant (2016)
Victoria Poetry Project: BC Arts Council Community Arts Project grant (2016)
Victoria Poetry Project: Canada Council Festivals and Series grant (2015)
2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac: Canada Council Creation and Production grant (2012)
UBC Poetry Slam: Dean of Arts grant (2010)

Titles and Awards

Victoria Spoken Word Festival Poet of Honour (2013)
Vancouver Poetry Slam individual champion (2013/2016)
Canadian Underground Individual Slam champion (2011)
Vancouver Poetry Slam team champion (2010)