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SKETCH Indie Studio: Are you aged 16-29, living homeless or on the margins, and passionate about your artwork? (Toronto)

homelessness or on the margins, and passionate about your artwork?

“Are you an artist with practice in visual arts, writing, digital media or movement/performance arts? Are you aged 16-29, living homeless or on the margins, and passionate about your artwork?

Indie Studio provides free studio time, space, some materials, equipment, peer support, mentorship, as well as exhibition, performance, and vending opportunities! Fall Indie Studio runs from 12-4PM on Thursdays from September 28-November 23 (with an off-site trip on November 30th)

This fall we welcome applications from artists working in visual arts, writing, digital media or movement/performance arts. We are prioritizing applicants who have the technical proficiency to work independently with equipment, tools and materials related to their practice.”

 -from SKETCH
Read SKETCH’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Public Art Call: Indigenous Art Project for the Faculty of Law

Queen’s Faculty of Law at Queen’s University invites Indigenous artists to submit qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork for the Gowling WLG Atrium of the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. This is a two-stage competition that will be assessed by a committee. Interested Indigenous artists who may not have previous experience creating a public art commission are encouraged to consider mentorship and artistic collaborations with other artists.

The project is part of the Faculty of Law’s response to further the objectives of the Calls to Action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, as well as the final report of Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force. It is part of a greater initiative to increase the visibility of Indigenous art and culture and the recognition of Indigenous territory in spaces across the Queen’s University campus. The aim of this project is to create a welcoming space for Indigenous peoples in the Faculty of Law, and to help promote awareness around historical/contemporary issues relevant to Indigenous peoples and law.

Please see http://law.queensu.ca/indigenous-art-project for additional information and photos and a video of the atrium.”

-from Queens University website

Call for Visual Art: SPARK Disability Art Festival (Calgary)

“Studio C is proud to announce the SPARK Disability Art Festival 2017, to be held in multiple venues across Calgary November 27 through December 8. The Call for Visual Art is now open. Continue reading for details on eligibility and how to submit.

ELIGIBILITY: SPARK’s visual art exhibitions are open to all artists with a disability. The SPARK Festival is committed to equity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from diverse communities including emerging and established artists with developmental, physical, or sensory disabilities, mental illness, brain injury, and/or chronic illness.

GUIDELINES: To be considered, complete the attached application form and send it to: sparkfestival@icloud.com. Upload jpeg files to: http://www.yogile.com/sparkfestival2017.

Visual art submissions are being accepted until 11:59pm on September 30, 2017. For help with your submission, contact Roxanne Taylor at: sparkfestival@icloud.com.”

Learn more at: www.sparkdisabilityartfestival.com

-submitted by SPARK Disability Art Festival

Call: 2017 ArtReach Youth Arts Pitch Contest (Deadline Extended) Toronto

The deadline to apply to the 2017 Youth Arts Pitch Contest has been extended to:
Friday, September 8th, at 5:00pm

ABOUT: The arts are a powerful and motivating way that youth are involved in their communities. Whether it’s in someone’s basement, or through a community program – young people are creating art all over the city. ArtReach and City of Toronto Arts & Culture want to support youth aspirations in the arts. Every year, ArtReach hosts the Pitch Contest- a chance for youth to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $5000 to support their community youth arts project, start an arts-based business, or take their career to the next level!

PRIZES: ArtReach invites eight artists or groups to participate under two categories: Community Arts Projects & Productions, and Creative Business and Career Development. Each category has one $5000 grand prize winner, a $2000 runner- up prize, and two gift certificates that groups can use towards professional or artistic development.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists working in a broad range of art forms are encouraged to apply, including dance, drama, music, carnival and circus, film and video, TV and radio, new media, fashion, creative writing, visual arts, crafts, hip hop, design, multi-media, urban arts and more. In addition:

  • You must be an artist, a collective of artists or a youth-led arts organization
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 29
  • You must be developing an artistic project or are serious about your arts initiative

Please Note: The Pitch Contest prioritizes the needs of youth and communities that are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities. We ask applicants to self identify their eligibility understanding that this event is intended for communities, artists and arts practices facing systemic barriers, and with few alternative venues for support.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO APPLY!
Don’t hesitate to contact pitch@artreach.org for more info, with questions, or for any accessibility needs.”

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Call for Instruments: Sistema Toronto Instrument Drive

“Do you have an unused violin, cello or percussion instrument in your basement or attic? Dust it off and donate it to Sistema Toronto!

This year Sistema Toronto will provide free music classes to 50 new students, bringing our student population to 250 at-risk kids across the GTA. You can help us keep our commitment to our returning students and welcome our incoming classes by supporting our Instrument Drive. We’re on the hunt for hand-me-down instruments for our students to learn on.

Contact Sistema Toronto to make arrangements for your donation:
info[at]sistema-toronto.ca | 416-545-0200″

-from Sistema Toronto newsletter
Read Sistema Toronto’s profile in ArtBridges Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

NFB & imagineNATIVE Seek Innovative Interactive Project Proposals by Indigenous Artists in Canada

“The NFB, in partnership with imagineNATIVE, is proud to continue supporting Indigenous artists in Canada’s interactive-media field.

The NFB/imagineNATIVE Interactive Partnership returns in 2017 to support both the development and production phases of one (1) selected project, with a focus on artistic cultural experiences for mobile phone, tablet and virtual reality technologies. The project will premiere to the diverse range of audiences reached through the NFB and imagineNATIVE networks.

An Indigenous Canadian (or international Indigenous artist with Canadian citizenship), working with the NFB Digital Studio in Vancouver, will develop the project during the course of one year starting in October 2017. The NFB Digital Studio will have the option to produce or co-produce the project, with a target launch date of October 2018 at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. The budget for the development phase will consist of cash and in-kind support of up to $50,000, while the final budget for the production phase will be determined by the overall scope of the project.

An NFB and imagineNATIVE selection committee will choose the project through a call for submissions that encourages proposals with culturally, creatively and technologically daring vision.

This initiative will build upon the selected artist’s creative and technical skills through the following:

  • Intensive development for the artist and their project with a minimum of two (2) visits to the NFB Digital Studio in Vancouver;
  • As part of the residency, the artist would not only work on their own project but would be invited to observe and liaise with the NFB team on the production and development of other projects, furthering cross collaboration, skill building and knowledge sharing;
  • The NFB’s Digital Studio in Vancouver would produce the development phase of the project: from idea through conception, interactive design, visual/graphic design, and proof of concept and/or prototyping;
  • The development phase will include a DigiLab; this two-day development lab will bring together a small team of key creative thinkers and will be tailored to the needs of the project, in order to support the evolution of the project idea;
  • Work to complete the project in the production phase will be determined by the unique requirements of the selected project.

The NFB would have first right (but no obligation) to produce or co-produce the work; imagineNATIVE will coordinate the submission and selection process and highlight the artist as well as the project premiere at the 2018 festival through engagement with the industry and the arts community.

Over the past five years, the NFB and imagineNATIVE have collaborated on a digital partnership that aims to support new forms of Indigenous artistic expression and offers Canadian Indigenous artists an opportunity to create audacious, innovative and socially relevant new-media works. It has resulted in the release of three captivating interactive projects that demonstrate the spirit and heart of Indigenous experiences in Canada today: De Nort (2012) by the ITWÉ Collective, Similkameen Crossroads (2013) by Tyler Hagan, and the 2015 Venice Biennale-selected Ice Fishing (2014) by Jordan Bennett. In 2016, Cara Mumford’s Red Card went through a development residency to further hone her idea.

“We’re thrilled to continue to develop, produce and present the latest work in our partnership with the NFB, and for artists to explore Indigenous storytelling using the newest cutting-edge technologies available,” remarked Daniel Northway-Frank, imagineNATIVE’s Industry Director. Robert McLaughlin, Executive Producer of the National Film Board of Canada’s Digital Studio, added, “Supporting new and underrepresented voices within the Canadian cultural landscape is a key creative criterion of the National Film Board of Canada, and the partnership with imagineNATIVE has been crucial to meeting this mandate.”

The selected artist and proposal will be announced at the 2017 imagineNATIVE festival on October 19, 2017.

Applications for the NFB/imagineNATIVE Interactive Digital Residency will be accepted as of August 22, 2017, at www.imagineNATIVE.org, with a submission deadline of September 18, 2017.”

-from imagineNATIVE website

Call for Applicants: 2017 ArtReach Pitch Contest! (Toronto)

ABOUT: The arts are a powerful and motivating way that youth are involved in their communities. Whether it’s in someone’s basement, or through a community program – young people are creating art all over the city. ArtReach and City of Toronto Arts & Culture want to support youth aspirations in the arts. Every year, ArtReach hosts the Pitch Contest- a chance for youth to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $5000 to support their community youth arts project, start an arts-based business, or take their career to the next level!

PRIZES: ArtReach invites eight artists or groups to participate under two categories: Community Arts Projects & Productions, and Creative Business and Career Development. Each category has one $5000 grand prize winner, a $2000 runner- up prize, and two gift certificates that groups can use towards professional or artistic development.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists working in a broad range of art forms are encouraged to apply, including dance, drama, music, carnival and circus, film and video, TV and radio, new media, fashion, creative writing, visual arts, crafts, hip hop, design, multi-media, urban arts and more. In addition:

  • You must be an artist, a collective of artists or a youth-led arts organization
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 29
  • You must be developing an artistic project or are serious about your arts initiative

Please Note: The Pitch Contest prioritizes the needs of youth and communities that are excluded from mainstream arts opportunities. We ask applicants to self identify their eligibility understanding that this event is intended for communities, artists and arts practices facing systemic barriers, and with few alternative venues for support.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS, AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO APPLY!
Don’t hesitate to contact pitch@artreach.org for more info, with questions, or for any accessibility needs.”

-from ArtReach’s newsletter
Read ArtReach’s profile in ArtBridges’ Community-engaged Arts Directory & Map

Appel à communications : Forum Le Pouvoir des arts 2018 (Fondation Michaëlle Jean)

“La Fondation Michaëlle Jean (FMJF) et le Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) vous invitent à présenter une communication au FORUM LE POUVOIR DES ARTS : LES ARTS, DES ARMES POUR LA PAIX qui se tiendra du 16 au 18 février 2018 au MBAM.

  • Vous faites des recherches sur le pouvoir des arts, plus particulièrement sur la relation entre les arts et la paix, les arts et la santé, les arts et la ville, les arts et les nouvelles économies, les arts et l’inclusion, les arts et la participation démocratique?
  • Vous utilisez les arts comme outils de changement pour affronter les enjeux sociaux majeurs de notre époque : la lutte contre l’itinérance, le pouvoir d’agir des jeunes Noirs, la réconciliation et la justice pour les populations autochtones, l’inclusion des communautés musulmanes, le combat contre l’homophobie, l’intégration des refugiées, la lutte contre la violence faite aux femmes, la prévention de la criminalité et des extrémismes?
  • Alors, vous avez des enseignements essentiels et des expériences importantes à partager avec vos pairs venant du Québec, du reste du Canada et d’ailleurs et nous vous invitons à soumettre votre proposition dès maintenant.”

Pour plus de détails, visitez fmjf.ca

Call for Proposals: 2018 Power of the Arts Forum (Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Canada-wide)

“The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) invite you to submit a proposal to deliver a presentation at the upcoming POWER OF THE ARTS FORUM: LEVERAGING THE ARTS AS WEAPONS FOR PEACE, which will take place February 16 to 18, 2018, at the Museum.

  • Are you conducting research on the power of the arts, particularly tied to the relation between the arts and peace, the arts and health, the arts and urban planning, the arts and new economies, the arts and inclusion or the arts and democratic participation?
  • Do you use the arts as tools to tackle major social issues: the prevention of homelessness, the empowerment of Black youth, justice and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, inclusion of Muslim communities, the end of homophobia and transphobia, the integration of refugees, the struggle against violence against women, crime prevention and the prevention of extremisms.

If so, you have vital information and experiences to share with your peers coming from Quebec, the rest of Canada and abroad, and we invite you to submit a proposal.”

For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit fmjf.ca

Call for Applicants: Reelworld Emerging 20 Program (Deadline: Aug 18)

It’s not too late to apply for the Emerging 20 Program! Applications close 5:00pm EST on August 18, 2017.

“Click here to read more about the program and how to apply!

Are you a content creator/filmmaker interested in telling stories that help audiences care about pressing issues and inspire social change? Would you like to be eligible to receive $125,000 from Telefilm’s Micro Budget Fund to make your first web series or feature film?

We are looking for 20 emerging content creators and filmmakers with projects in the pre-development or development phase, that have potential to both inspire and entertain. Whether your project is a documentary, dramatic feature, web series, or comedy, we are looking for stories that explore important themes and issues in ways that entertain, spark conversation, and expand minds.

The E20 Program is Reelworld’s initiative to connect some of Canada’s most talented emerging diverse talent with industry executives and professionals within the Canadian entertainment industry. E20s are given the opportunity to network, learn, and pitch their projects to industry decision makers.

Note: Applicants must be able to participate in all events which will take place in Toronto. Experience or training in film and television production is preferred. We are also on the lookout for applicants from a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives which are underrepresented.”

-from Reelworld website
Read Reelworld’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map