Markham talent open casting call extends application deadline to June 16 at 5 pm EST!



Markham, Ontario – June 10, 2024:  Due to overwhelming interest and demand, the Markham Talent Open Casting Call application deadline has been extended.   We are now accepting applications for our highly anticipated showcase event upto June 16 at 5 PM EST.

This unique opportunity is open to performers of all ages and talents, whether you’re a singer, songwriter, band, musician, dancer, actor, model, comedian, or have any special skill to showcase. The Markham Talent Open Casting Call offers a platform for individuals to shine and share their talent with a supportive and enthusiastic audience.

“We are thrilled to see such a tremendous response from the community,” said Councillor Amanda Yeung Collucci, executive producer of Markham Talent.   “Extending the application deadline gives more talented individuals the chance to participate and share their passion with us. We can’t wait to see the incredible talent that Ontario has to offer!”

To apply for the Markham Talent Open Casting Call, simply visit our website at and submit your application by the new deadline of June 16 at 5pm EST. Selected participants will have the opportunity to showcase their talent on stage in front of a live audience and potentially win exciting prizes.

“Step into the spotlight and let your talent shine at the Markham Talent Open Casting Call  where dreams meet opportunity and stars are born,” says Renu Mehta, chair of the Markham Arts Council.  “Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting event!”

Our esteemed Media sponsors – OMNI TV and AM1540 Sing Tao Chinese Radio – are on board and will provide contestants with the added advantage of being on television and radio as part of the media broadcast.

OMNI Television, recognized as Canada’s only multilingual and multicultural television broadcaster, brings a wealth of experience and diverse viewership to the table. Owned by Rogers Sports & Media, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications, OMNI TV is a prominent Canadian television system comprising a group of specialty channels.

Sing Tao Chinese Radio is a Mandarin and Cantonese speaking radio station serving the Chinese community and listeners can tune into the radio station at AM 1540.

“We are delighted to have OMNI TV and AM1540 Sing Tao Chinese Radio as our Media Sponsors for Season 2,” says Councilor Collucci.  “Their support and reach will undoubtedly enhance the visibility and success of our event.”

The excellent judging panel includes Music Publisher/Juno Award Board Member Aideen O Brien; Juno Awards Nominee Robert Laidlaw; Television/Flim Dance choreographer & director Jennifer Nichols; Songwriter/Music Producer Mickey Brandolino; Talent manager Patricia Jarosz; Talent Manager and Model Agent Cynthia Cully / Television/Film Casting Director Colleen Rush; Casting Director Sarah Sheps /Youth Judges Anthony Collucci and Canada’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist Maya Gamzu amongst others.  (

Semi-finals of the event will take place at Xinflix Media at 421 Bentley St, Unit 8, Markham on June 22- 23, 2024. For more information, visit

Tickets to view the semi-finals and finals are $25 and all proceeds will help Markham Arts Council drive economic growth in arts, culture, and tourism sectors within the City of Markham.

To register for the Markham Talent 2024 Open Casting Call:

●      Complete the online form at, and then submit a link to a YouTube video of your proposed act. Video submissions should be no longer than 60 seconds in length (Full Details and Rules listed on the website).  Register at (

●      Deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 16, 2024 at 5pm EST.

●      A non-refundable competition Registration is $50 per registrant – includes 2 free tickets to the semifinals.

About Markham Talent (

·       Markham Talent 2024 is co-chaired by Markham Ward 6 Councilor and Executive Producer of Open Casting Call and Showcase, Amanda Yeung Collucci; Markham Arts Council’s Board Chair, Stephen Chait; and Markham Arts Council’s Executive Director, Shruti Ganapathy

·       All proceeds from the event will go towards Markham Arts Council’s mission to continue to support and promote local Markham artists.

About Markham Arts Council (

●      Markham Arts Council is a registered, not for profit charitable organization established in 2004 to connect local artists and promote various diverse forms of art in Markham.

●      Markham Arts Council serves the community by providing arts and cultural education by supporting the development of all forms of arts and culture in Markham.

●      Over the past 20 years, the Markham Arts Council has played a leadership role in the community with a vision to provide an inclusive arts and culture scene in Markham.