The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator is accepting applications for its inaugural Collective Creation Project from Indigenous women artists of all professional levels working in diverse arts practices. Priority will be given to those who participated in the Setsuné 2015 Research and Development Workshop Series. The four artists selected for this group project and exhibition will create a new piece of visual artworks with a foundation in wearable art, fashion or textiles to engage artistic discussion and response to cultural appropriation. All activities will take place in Toronto; we will accept applications from across Canada, although we cannot cover travel/accommodation expenses.
VIEW THE GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION (PDF)
November 1, 2015 – February 1, 2016
$1,000 artist fee, plus materials up to $650
- Artworks must speak to the theme of Cultural Appropriation, as it means to you.
- Artworks are not limited to form or discipline, although they must have a foundation in fashion, textiles or wearable arts. Artists are encouraged to explore innovative use of materials and media
- Artists will work independently in addition to mutually agreed upon dates to work collaboratively.
- Mandatory attendance at 2 – 3 group consultations with elders, mentors and curators in Toronto
- Mandatory attendance at 1 session with Craft Ontario, our partner and premiering exhibiting venue in Toronto
*Applications will be accepted from across Canada, however, travel/accommodations/per diem fees can not be covered. Activities will take place in Toronto.
- Personal Information: Name, Phone, Email, Nation, Age
- Setsuné Research and Development Workshops you attended, if applicable
- 200 – 300 words about your vision and the piece of work you intend to create for this project
- Examples of past works, if applicable (note, this does not have to be specific to fashion, textiles or wearable art)
- SEND BY E-MAIL ONLY – firstname.lastname@example.org. Large files can be shared by google drive, dropbox or yousendit.
ABOUT SETSUNÉ INDIGENOUS FASHION INCUBATOR
Setsuné (set-soon-eh) means grandmother in the Dene language and we use it to acknowledge intergenerational crossovers, blood memory and oral histories expressed in fashion and the arts.
The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator fosters and promotes the research, development and creation of new works by young Indigenous women and mother artists in traditional and contemporary fashion, textiles and wearable art. Setsuné delivers programming for the research and creation of new works, connects artists with industry, galleries and allies to encourage respectful discourse and promotes Indigenous fashion and art among diverse cultures and sectors.
Setsuné is a collective comprised of Sage Paul (artist, designer, arts manager), Erika Iserhoff (artist, costume designer, arts manager) and Louise Solomon (artist, jewellery designer); we work in the spirit of a not-for-profit organization within an Indigenous framework.
Our mailing address is:
Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator
215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, On M5T 2C7