Markham Talent: Unveiling Our City’s Finest

Do you have a talent waiting to be discovered?

Whether you are a performer or a spectator, join us for the second season of Markham Talent! This initiative organized by Markham Ward 6 Councillor Amanda Yeung Colluci and the Markham Arts Council celebrates the vibrant art scene of Markham and York Region by providing a platform for emerging local artists.

Open Casting Call

Looking for your big break? Markham Talent is hosting an Open Casting Call for Ontario performers of all ages and experiences, including actors, models, singers, dancers, and more. All auditions will be viewed by renowned industry experts!

Deadline: Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at 5pm EST

How to Apply: Visit the Markham Talent website, submit the registration form along with a short video audition, and pay the $50 registration fee

Competition Categories:

  • Dancer
  • Singer / Songwriter / Musician
  • Actor / Comedian / Magician
  • Model

About the Shows


Date: Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd, 2024
Location: Xinflix Auditorium

At the Semi-Finals, artists who make it past the audition stage of the Open Casting Call will get the chance to showcase their raw talent in front of a wider audience. Attendees can expect to see a diverse range of performances, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy! A panel of judges including producers, casting directors, and talent agents will provide constructive feedback towards artists to inspire them to reach new heights. You can witness the amazing talent at the Semi-Finals by purchasing general admission tickets here.

Showcase Award Ceremony

Date: Friday, September 20th, 2024
Location: Flato Markham Theatre

The Showcase Award Ceremony is the final stage of the season and is aimed at spreading a message that dreams can come true. Many of last year’s performers have ended up being signed by agencies and are now working on commercials, TV shows, movies, musicals, and live performances. You can learn more about the winners of the 2023 Open Casting Call here.

Markham Talent promises to provide an unforgettable season for artists and theatergoers alike. Mark your calendars and prepare to be amazed!

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