CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: EMERGENCE SYMPOSIUM Arts & Equity: Leading Social Change

We invite artists, arts organizations, curators, arts practitioners at any stage in their career/practice to submit proposals for art activation, artist talks, and workshops. Deadline June 10, 2018

 

Emergence Symposium was created by Neighbourhood Arts Network, a strategic initiative of Toronto Arts Foundation. This opportunity offers artists and community leaders valuable resources, facilitation skills, peer-to-peer learning opportunities and insights that will empower the community engaged arts sector and further promote more inclusiveness and equitable conditions within the neighbourhoods that our artists work.

The Emergence Symposium is a full day conference with four days of community arts activiations leading up to the main event (Nov 19-23) . Emergence will convene over 200 community engaged arts practitioners, policy makers and community leaders for reciprocal knowledge exchange and critical discussions surrounding the theme of Arts and Equity. This large-scale symposium will build on the equity dialogue and issues that Neighbourhood Arts Network and its members have explored since the network was founded in 2010.

We invite artists, arts organizations, curators, arts practitioners at any stage in their career/practice to submit proposals for art activations, artist talks, and workshops. We welcome perspectives that are intersectional and encourage proposals from Deaf and disability cultures, artists with lived experiences including LGBTQQIIA, Indigenous, Black and Persons of Colour

All art disciplines are welcome. Below is a list of ideas, that artists can explore, related to the theme Art & Equity: Leading Social Change

LEADING SOCIAL CHANGE

  • Decolonial arts practices / Decolonial curatorship
  • Indigenous Futures
  • Queering and indigenizing gallery spaces, museums and other art /cultural institutions
  • Afrofuturism

COMMUNITY ARTS

  • Curating as a community practice
  • Rethinking heritage as public spaces/ public art
  • Healing through arts interventions
  • Artistic interventions
  • Engaging audiences with disabilities
  • Performance, live art and the body

LEADERSHIP

  • Sustainable arts practices  
  • Arts and Technology
  • Creative Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Equity
  • Leadership

Deadline for submission: June 10, 2018

All those interested in the open call are encouraged to contact angie(at)torontoarts(dot)org 

 

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