The CreateSpace Public Art Forum is a digital forum that will virtually convene 50 youth participants who identify as Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), racialized, rural and/or youth with disabilities and between the ages of 18-25. CreateSpace Public Art Forum runs from January 08-31, 2024. This forum will foster connections, build understanding across geographies and cultures, as well as provide emerging equity-seeking artists with the skills, relationships and support needed to develop public art practices. Participants are given a $600 CAD honoraria for their participation in this event. We are looking for participation from across the country and appreciate your support in getting the word out of the upcoming deadline amongst your networks.
You can find the call-to-artists here. Applications are due Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 11:59 PST. For information on how to apply, key dates and other details please visit the online orientation video here. Please contact Artists Programs Coordinator, Belinda Uwase at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
CreateSpace Public Art Forum is supported by Canadian Heritage.
CreateSpace Public Art Forum will see the presentation of 10 pre-recorded talks/workshops created by professional public artists and cultural workers. These talks/workshops will be available in both video and audio versions for accessibility, with ASL translations. Each talk/workshop will be themed around various ideas and concepts of public art practices. Participants will engage with these talks/workshops and create an artistic response, with feedback from peers, as well as one on one feedback from established public artists. Their participation will culminate in a profile on the STEPS Public Art website with a virtual exhibition featuring their public artwork concepts created during the forum. This online exhibition will be featured in our newsletter and social media channels to further showcase and celebrate the participants’ creations.
KEY FORUM DATES
Submission Deadline: Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST.
CreateSpace Forum programming: January 08-31, 2024.
Up to 50 participants will be selected for this opportunity. This opportunity is open to those who:
identity as early-career Canadian-based visual and/or media artists interested in building or growing their public art practice;
identify as Black, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), racialized, rural, and/or youth with disabilities;
are between the ages of 18-25;
are a Canadian citizen, or Permanent Resident.
Forum content will be offered primarily in English, with translation and ASL services available as needed to support participation of a diverse community of artists. Interested applicants must submit their expressions of interest by Sunday, November 26, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. Those living outside of the Pacific time zone are encouraged to use a timezone converter to ensure your application is received by the deadline.