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Consulate General of Canada in MN

Connecting Perspectives: A Cross-Border Initiative

Location: National - Remote / Work From Home
Type: Commissions / Proposals
Category: Artist fellowship / artist-in-residence
Deadline: January 22, 2021

Location: Nationwide
Stipend: $1,000 for participation, $200 for expenses related to project
Is this a remote / WFH position?: Yes

Opportunity description

Title: Connecting Perspectives: A cross-border initiative
Type: Call for applications
Category: Collaborative, multidisciplinary art
Deadline: January 22, 2021*

About the project

Connecting Perspectives is a collaborative, interdisciplinary series being produced and presented by the Social Distancing Festival and the Consulate General of Canada in New York. The project will bring together artists who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Colour (BIPOC) in Canada and the United States to create collaborative projects that draw inspiration from the theme “Art Today”.

We are looking for visual artists, choreographers, composer/musicians, poets, and spoken word artists who are enthusiastic about collaborating on new work that will be presented online. Each artist will receive a fee of $1000 USD, as well as $200 USD for expenses. These artists must have a minimum of 2 years professional experience, and be available to work on this project between February – end of April 2021.

Connecting Perspectives is inspired by the Social Distancing Festival’s Long Distance Art series, which saw artists from around the world coming together to work quickly and create new interdisciplinary work. Click here to check it out.

The deadline for submissions is January 22, 2021, or once we have reached 400 submissions in total. Given that we are seeking to include participants from across Canada and the United States, we may need to stop accepting applications from certain areas if we have received a large amount of submissions. We encourage artists to apply early to avoid disappointment! Follow us on social media or continue to check the website for updates.

Qualifications or requirements

Eligibility checklist

The applicant:

 Identifies as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Colour

 Has a primary residence in Canada or the United States of America (as defined above)

 Is primarily a visual artist, choreographer, composer/songwriter, and/or spoken word artist

 Has been a professional artist for a minimum of two years (as defined above)

 Is available to create during the project dates (February – end of April 2021)

 Is open to collaborating on new, interdisciplinary work that will be presented online.

How to apply