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National Indigenous History Month Call for Artists 2023

National Indigenous History Month Call for Artists 2023

Application deadline: March 17, 2023

The Calgary Public Library seeks an Indigenous artist to create a poster celebrating the Library’s programs and events for National Indigenous History Month in June 2023. The 11×17 inch poster should have elements of the design that can be broken out into other promotional assets including web and social media for the purpose of advertising the Library’s planned programs and events in June.

All Indigenous artists with a connection to Calgary, particularly those with connection to the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani) Iethka Stoney-Nakoda (Chiniki, Good Stoney, and Bearspaw), and Tsuut’ina Nations and Calgary’s urban Indigenous community, Métis Nation Region (MNA) 3 are encouraged to apply. Art featured in the poster should come from knowledge and understanding of the significant cultural heritage and legacy of Indigenous people. We invite artists to bring their Indigenous identities, histories, cultures, languages, and traditional ways of knowing to the public through this Library project.

Remuneration 

The proposed budget for this project is $1500.

Qualifications 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Self-identify as an Indigenous artist/illustrator and is recognized as such by artists/illustrators working in the same artistic tradition.
  • Actively practices their art.

Application Criteria 

  • Artist statement/bio (100 words or fewer).
  • Resume or CV (PDF) including full mailing address, email address and phone number.
  • Submission of any two or three still medium works from artist’s current portfolio.
  • Website/Online Portfolio address, showcasing examples of artwork (optional).

The successful candidate will be selected by a committee.

Please submit applications electronically to indigenousservices@calgarylibrary.ca  

Application deadline: March 17, 2023

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MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts, culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.

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