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Virtual Indigenous Art & Craft Symposium (Experience Qalipu)

Experience Qalipu is pleased to announce a Virtual Indigenous Art and Craft Symposium to take place over the month of October.

The symposium will offer two sessions each week, a professional development session every Tuesday and an artist talk every Thursday.

Professional development sessions will include How to Become a Member of the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, How to Price your Products, a Virtual Craft Fair Information Session, and Social Media for Craftspeople and Artists.

Artist talks will be shared by artists who practice a variety of mediums including Jenelle Duval, Melissa Peter-Paul, and Nelson White.

Tara Saunders, director of Community Development at Qalipu First Nation, describes this event as an “opportunity to advance the professionalism of our Indigenous artists and craftspeople and encourage hobby artists and craftspeople to pursue arts as a career.”

For more information and to register, please visit: http://qalipu.ca/virtual-indigenous-art-craft-symposium/

-from Experience Qalipu

Call for Black or Indigenous Playwright & Curator Submissions (Alley Theatre, Vancouver)

“As a settler led organization, we have been listening to and witnessing the courage and resilience in Black and Indigenous communities in the face of appalling violence, racism and white supremacy.

Black Lives Matter. Indigenous Lives Matter.

And we’ve been searching for ways to take action that amplifies this. Within our current means, this is an action we are taking:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

For our upcoming “Site-Reading Play” we are inviting submissions only from PLAYWRIGHTS and CURATORS who identify as Black or Indigenous.

PLAYWRIGHTS

We can offer a $1,000 fee to a playwright who identifies as Black or Indigenous, is a resident of what is now called Canada, and has an existing play which would benefit from being read in a site-specific or site-inspired location. Submissions will be curated (see below) by an experienced Black Artist and an experienced Indigenous Artist, and one play will be chosen. Alley Theatre would produce a public reading of this play for our annual “Site-Reading Series”.

This is not a commission. The $1,000 is a playwright royalty for the public reading of an already existing play. Plays can be unproduced, in development, or previously produced.

The selected playwright will have final say in choosing a director (local to Vancouver) for the reading and can collaborate with the director on casting the reading. Alley Theatre will produce the reading with a modest production budget and all artists involved (actors, director, stage manager etc) will be compensated above CAEA minimum fees. An anti-racism facilitator will be engaged to promote safety and justice for artists involved.

CURATORS

We are seeking submissions from Black or Indigenous persons residing in what is now called Canada who wish to be Curators for the above submissions. We are able to hire two curators (one Black, one Indigenous) and each curator will receive a $750 honorarium.

Curators would review synopses of the plays, then select and read a shortlist of plays, and have full autonomy over selecting the play.”

For more information and submission details, please visit: http://alleytheatre.ca/callforsubmissions/

-from Alley Theatre

Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund (Toronto)

The Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund supports partnerships and collaborations that create new opportunities and visibility for Indigenous-led arts and culture. The fund aims to spark new relationships between Indigenous artists, arts and culture leaders and professionals, and potential partners at both the grassroots and institutional levels.

Toronto has been an important site for gathering, trading and celebration for Indigenous people for thousands of years. It is the treaty territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit and its land and waters have been stewarded by the Haudenosaunee, the Huron Wendat and the Anishinaabe. Toronto continues to be home to many diverse Indigenous peoples, whose artistic and creative contributions are vital to the fabric of the city. The City of Toronto recognizes the rich Indigenous history of this land, and our responsibility in fostering strong relations between the municipality and the First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis people who call Toronto home.

The application deadline for the Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnerships Fund has been extended to July 24 at 5 p.m. 

For more information, please visit: https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/grants-incentives-rebates/arts-culture-grants/indigenous-arts-culture-partnerships-fund/

-from the City of Toronto

Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects (Ontario Arts Council)

Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

The program supports projects that bring together Ontario-based Indigenous artists or Elders to:

  • work with individuals or groups of people from a community on collaborative activities that create a meaningful arts experience and transmit artistic skills and knowledge
  • teach arts workshops in schools during the upcoming school year, engaging children and youth in creative, active, hands-on and in-depth arts experiences

There are five categories:

  • Community arts projects: to help cover the costs of participatory activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts
  • Indigenous languages through the arts: to help cover the costs of artistic and community-engaged projects in which the primary purpose is the transmission of Indigenous languages through the arts
  • Training for community artists and animators: to help cover the costs of Indigenous artists and animators working in community and non-arts settings to seek training and mentorship opportunities that will strengthen their community arts, arts training or arts education practice
  • Indigenous artists in schools projects: to help cover the costs of activities that promote learning, collaboration and/or engagement in the arts
  • Indigenous artists in northern fly-in communities: supports (a) applicants from fly-in communities working anywhere in Ontario, and (b) applicants from anywhere in Ontario working in fly-in communities

Note: Applicants may apply to only one category.

Deadline Dates: February 21 and August 29, 2019, 1 p.m. ET

  • Applications will be available in Nova approximately two months before the deadline.
  • Grant notification approximately four months after the deadline.

Important: Individuals have the option to apply orally to this program. For more information or to apply, call 1-800-387-0058 ext. 7401.”

For more information on the grant programs, please visit Ontario Arts Council.

-from Ontario Arts Council website

Job Opportunity: Indigenous Project Coordinator (SarasvĂ ti Productions, Winnipeg)

“We are hiring an Indigenous Project Coordinator for a new initiative.

Sarasvàti Productions is an independent theatre company with a vision to transform society through theatre. We are about to embark on a new project using the arts to share the stories of Indigenous youth with a goal to explore the effects of colonization and the meaning of reconciliation. We are excited to be able to welcome to the team an Indigenous Project Coordinator for this initiative. The Project Coordinator will work on a contract basis from late January 2019 to early May 2020. This role is primarily administrative in nature, managing logistics rather than undertaking creative work. The Project Coordinator’s main responsibilities will include:

  • overseeing all logistical aspects of the project
  • regularly reporting to the full staff team, Indigenous Advisory Committee and the Board
  • managing communication with multiple partner organizations
  • implementing recommendations from consultation circles
  • recruiting and contracting artists, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and other participants
  • planning workshop sessions for story gathering
  • working with the team to coordinate logistical elements for public presentations
  • overseeing follow-up with community groups, potential partners and other arts organizations
  • assisting with outreach and networking
  • helping realize the goals of the initiative including archiving the process and putting plans in place for long-term implementation of new processes.

SarasvĂ ti Productions is committed to employment equity and actively encourages applications from all Indigenous candidates. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify as First Nations, MĂ©tis or Inuit.

We are in the early stages of developing this 18-month project. The rate of pay and weekly hours will be negotiated to match the ideal candidate’s experience and availability. The position will be based out of the Sarasvàti Productions’ office at 242 Cathedral Avenue, but with the flexibility to work off-site.

For more information on the listing, please visit: http://sarasvati.ca/hiring-project-coordinator. For more information on the company please visit: www.sarasvati.ca. To apply please forward your resume and cover letter by e-mail only to info[at]sarasvati.ca.

Deadline for application is January 30th or when the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those shortlisted will be contacted. Please note the position is dependent on funding.”

-from SarasvĂ ti Productions

Profile Highlight: Indigenous Youth Movement Tkaronto

As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.

 

Art Builds in Support of Indigenous Land Protection

Indigenous Youth Movement Tkaronto
IYM is a Tkaronto-based Indigenous Youth- Led Movement. We are a collective of land defenders and water protectors who value an inclusive and vast collaboration of Youth across Turtle Island. We welcome chapter based Movements to join us in the call for action to end the historical injustices continuing the ongoing genocide of our people and dispossession of/from our lands while working towards indigenous governance of the peoples land in its entirety.”

To read more about Indigenous Youth Movement, please see their profile in ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Urgent Request for Art Supplies (The Art For Aid Project)

“If folks are in the Toronto area and are looking to support this work, we would be able to pick up supplies at the local bus terminal in Smiths Falls if they could be boxed and shipped. We have a very modest budget for shipping, but if collectively, folks could pool money to help get it here, that would be terrific! We’ll make sure it reaches a remote school. Thanks so much!” -from The Art for Aid Project

The Art For Aid Project’s Mission Statement:
“The Art For Aid Project works to support Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis art education programs through art supplies, awareness and fundraising efforts in order to connect Indigenous youth to the endangered teachings, traditional techniques and knowledge of their culture through teachers, Elders and community. We seek to accomplish this by ensuring art supplies are in remote schools and communities.”


Read The Art for Aid Project’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map

Canada Council for the Arts: Elder & Youth Legacy Program Funding, Deadline Nov.15

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Program Description
Through this program, Aboriginal arts organizations can help Elders pass on the many art forms being practiced to the next generation.

The program will also increase the Canada Council’s capacity to serve Aboriginal Elders of this country, giving them opportunities to work with youth and pass on their legacy of artistic practice.

Generally, projects should be designed as follows; the organization will choose the Elder who will work with their youth. That Elder will then help to decide the number of young people he or she will work with, and will help to select them.

Strong applications will demonstrate a clear link between the Elders, participants, the artistic practice being shared, and the expenses to be covered by the grant.

Deadline(s)
15 November, 2016

Grant Amount
You may request up to $20,000.

Eligibility
Eligible Applicants
Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive a grant.

It is strongly recommended that potential applicants speak to the program officer to confirm their eligibility before submitting their application.

Organizations applying to this program must be Aboriginal or have Aboriginal artists as a majority of their members. These artists must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. They do not need to be living in Canada when the organization applies.

The organization’s artistic direction must also be provided by Aboriginal artists of Canada. At least 51 %of the directors on their board must be Aboriginal people, and one of these directors must sign the application.

The Canada Council defines Aboriginal peoples as First Nations, MĂ©tis and Inuit people.

Organizations must show an ongoing commitment to Aboriginal arts. The organization must show that the Elder and Aboriginal youth participants have helped to develop the project outline, goals and objectives, and that they have set a timeline that works for them.

Ineligible Applicants
First Nations Band Councils
Educational Institutions (schools, universities)

Further Information
Noël Habel
Program Officer
Aboriginal Arts Office
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4178
TTY: 1-866-585-5559″

More info at: http://canadacouncil.ca/council/grants/find-a-grant/grants/elder-and-youth-legacy-program

Posted with permission from Noël Habel

#callresponse – to support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists (Oct 28 – Dec 10, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver)

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“grunt gallery presents a new exhibition titled #callresponse featuring a remarkable lineup of artists, performers, and curators.

OPENING RECEPTION: October 28, 7 PM – 10 PM
EXHIBITION: October 29 – December 10, 2016
LOCATION: grunt gallery #116 – 350 East 2 Avenue, Vancouver BC

ARTISTS
Christi Belcourt | Maria Hupfield | Ursula Johnson | Tania Willard | Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory

GUEST RESPONDENTS
Isaac Murdoch | Esther Neff & IV Castellanos | Cheryl L’Hirondelle | Marcia Crosby | Tanya Tagaq

ORGANIZERS
Tarah Hogue | Maria Hupfield | Tania Willard
in partnership with grunt gallery

LIVE PERFORMANCES: OCTOBER 28, 2016

1 – 4 PM: Maria Hupfield, IV Castellanos and Esther Neff
Location: Motion Capture Studio, ECUAD (Room 285e, 1399 Johnston St, Granville Island)

4 – 7 PM: Ursula Johnson with Charlene Aleck, Audrey Siegl and Cease Wyss
Location: community park behind grunt gallery (E 5th Ave @ Brunswick)

8:30 PM: Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory and Tanya Tagaq
Location: Native Education College (285 E 5th Ave @ Scotia)

CALL/
To support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories and institutions. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non.

/RESPONSE
To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building. To respond to re/conciliation as a present day negotiation and the reconstruction of communities in the aftermath of colonial trauma.

ABOUT #callresponse

Strategically centering Indigenous women as vital presences across multiple platforms, #callresponse is a multifaceted project that includes a website, social media platform, touring exhibition and catalogue (forthcoming in 2017).

Five site-specific art commissions have been taking place across Canada and into the United States throughout 2016 in dialogue with various publics. The exhibition will include selected representations of each project. Each artist has invited a guest to respond to their work and these contributions will also be included in the exhibition.

Moving between specific sites, online space and grunt gallery, #callresponse focuses on forms of performance, process and translation. An online platform utilizing the hashtag #callresponse on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) connects the geographically diverse sites and provides opportunities for networked exchanges.

A dedicated project website includes artist statements, documentation, contributions from guest respondents, and integrated social media, including a series of interviews with the lead artists and their respondents on the Broken Boxes Podcast.

Use the hashtag #callresponse to get involved in the conversation!

FUNDING AND PARTNERSHIP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

#callresponse is produced in partnership with grunt gallery and generously supported by the {Re}conciliation initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Additional funding support from the British Columbia Arts Council. Presentation partners include BUSH Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, FADO Performance Art Centre, Kamloops Art Gallery, OFFTA live art festival, the National Arts Centre, and the Native Education College.

LINKS
-For more information and Artist bios, please visit http://grunt.ca
-RSVP to the Facebook event here.
-Watch a video teaser here.”

-from grunt gallery press release
Read grunt gallery’s profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map