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Students on Ice Aboriginal Artist Residency (SOI-AAR) 2016 for Canadians

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Application Deadline: June 15th, 2016.

This year’s program is offering two (2) Residencies, one for a visual artist and one for a performing artist to engage in the full expedition and utilize the residency to pursue their own arts practice.

The SOI-AAR residency will take place during SOI’s 2016 Arctic Expedition this summer from July 21 to August 5th, 2016.

Canadian visual and performing artists of Inuit, Métis and First Nations descent are invited to apply to take part in the Students on Ice (SOI) Aboriginal Artist Residency (AAR), which will take place during SOI’s 2016 Arctic Expedition this summer from
July 21 to August 5th, 2016. This year’s program is offering two (2) Residencies, one for a visual artist and one for a performing artist to engage in the full expedition and utilize
the residency to pursue their own arts practice.

This Aboriginal Arts Residency program offers artists the opportunity to participate in the 2016 SOI Arctic Expedition and to take part in the full shipboard education program, engage in all site landings and community visits. During the residency recipients will have the opportunity to liaise with all participants and staff, including other artists, educators, scientists, elders, political leaders, business leaders, journalists, etc.

Each artist will be able to use this adventure to gain new inspiration, to create original
art and to explore new avenues for art creation on their own terms.

To apply for the SOI-­‐AAR, Candidates must meet the following criteria:
• Identify as a Canadian, Aboriginal Artist (Inuit,Métis and First Nations) with a proven track record working as a professional artist in their chosen discipline.
• Have experience with and enthusiasm for working with youth aged 14-­‐22.
• Be comfortable facilitating cross-­‐cultural workshops with groups of 5-­‐20 participants coming from a range of diverse backgrounds.
• Engage in public speaking when necessary.
• Ability to conduct self-­‐directed actions engaging in artistic creation as well as sharing knowledge about individual identity, culture, heritage and history.
• Be inspired by the opportunity to collaborate with Aboriginal and non-­‐Aboriginal
artists from diverse artistic disciplines and backgrounds.

• Be available to join the SOI Arctic Expedition from July 19th until August 5th 2016.
• Be in the possession of a valid Canadian Passport that does not expire before March 7th 2017.
• Have an up to date vulnerable sectors record check.
http://www.rcmp-­‐grc.gc.ca/en/faqs-­‐about-­‐vulnerable-­‐sector-­‐checks

  • Application process and deadline Artists will be selected through a joint review committee of professional Indigenous artists administered by the ACC-­‐CCA and IPAA.
  • All notifications of the status of applicants will be sent out immediately following
    this review process.
  • Applications should consist of:
    • a letter of motivation (max. 2-­‐pages)
    • a CV/Resume (max. 3 pages)
    • a video (.mov,.mp4, etc.) showcasing previous project and/or 10 images or
    previous works. Due to file size restrictions, digital submission may only be made
    upon request.
  • The deadline of submission of applications is June 15th, 2016.
  • Successful applicants will be informed no later than June 24th, 2016 and
    should be prepared to engage the following month.
    Applications should be sent to:
    SOI-­‐AAR Review Committee
    C/O Aboriginal Curatorial Collective
    247 Cockburn Rd. Sturgeon Falls
    Ontario P2B3J7
  • Questions, concerns or inquires are welcomed and can be directed to director@acc-­‐cca.com

 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Students on Ice Aboriginal Artist Residency (SOI-AAR) 2016

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