Are you a visual or spoken word artist? Your art is needed to show solidarity with people who are in danger of intimidation and violence as they work to protect the air, land and water in their communities impacted by Canadian mining operations.
Approximately 70% of the world’s mining companies are registered in Canada, and in many cases Canadian mining operations are associated with human rights abuses and environmental degradation. The artist is invited to investigate the subject and then create a work that reflects their response to the situation. Write to us at email@example.com for select case studies of communities affected by Canadian mining companies, or conduct your own research.
- Art Show and Performance Event Details
- Application Information for Visual Artists
- Application Information for Spoken Word Artists, Poets and Songwriters
- Notes on the Communities in Resistance and the Art of Solidarity Project
Art Show and Performance Event Details
October 16th to November 6th, 2014
Little Fernwood Gallery
1923 Fernwood Road
Spoken Word and Music Performance
October 24th, 2014
Fernwood Community Association Theater
1923 Fernwood Road
- Application closed - thank you for your submissions!
- Song, poetry, or spoken word submissions should be a maximum of five minutes in length.
- Individual or group performances are acceptable.
- A microphone will be available. Any other equipment you require you will need to supply yourself.
To apply, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Communities in Resistance.
Your application will include:
- Full name
- Phone number
- Text or lyrics as an attachment in a word processing document in rich text format (.rtf). We also appreciate an accompanying video of a performance of the piece, if feasible. You may post a video on any publicly accessible site and send us a link.
- If you will be unable to be present in person to present the piece, please indicate whether it would be acceptable for another person to present the piece.
Application deadline EXTENDED to noon, October 15, 2014. We encourage earlier submission. Applications should be submitted to email@example.com. MJAC retains the right to refuse any submission if deemed inappropriate or offensive.
MJAC is issuing this call to artists because we believe in the power of art to raise awareness in Canada about the impacts of Canadian mining companies on communities around the world. We believe that the first step in solidarity is awareness.
We further believe it is essential to listen to, be informed by, and respond to the initiatives of those who are leading struggles in their own communities, as they are the ones who are risking the most and have the most to lose. As you create your artwork, we encourage you to consider how your art might be received in the community you are focusing on, and what impacts it might have there as well as here in Victoria. We also encourage you to explore the differences between the mining company’s information and the local community reports. As mentioned above, you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for select case studies of communities affected by Canadian mining companies, or conduct your own research. Please avoid making undocumented assertions about the situation you choose for your art.