Call for Content: BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ Artists & Creatives

Published On: April 30th, 2021|Categories: Work|Tags: , , |

Calling all BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ Artists & Creatives

Who We Are

artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts strives to provide artists and creative entrepreneurs with a free, centralized, comprehensive and humanistic wayfinding service that connects people to resources in the arts. We help you find resources in funding, work, services, crisis support and learning opportunities that are curated according to artist-specific needs. We want Canadian creatives to have equitable access to resources. Adapting to the changing needs of the arts sector post-COVID-19, and with support from partners across Canada, artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts is a dynamic service, focusing on providing diverse and adaptive resources that will enable our creative communities to survive in the current moment and thrive in the long run. We’re on a mission to unite the national Canadian arts sector in a mutual goal of empowering, educating and employing Canadian artists and creatives. We launched nationally in March 2021 and we are looking to continue the momentum through innovative content and programming. 

Call for Content

We’re currently seeking BIPOC writers and creatives to contribute website content. We are particularly interested in the Black Canadian, Indigenous and 2SLGTBQ+ experience.  Do you have ideas for written and/or interactive content? We would love to feature your work! 

Eligibility

  • Applicant self-identifies as BIPOC and/or 2SLGTBQ+ 
  • Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents

What are we looking for?

artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts is looking for content that provides resources for artists, creative entrepreneurs and the creative community. This can come in the form of blog posts, videos, webinars and more! We are looking for original content that speaks to one of the following categories: 

  • Financial resources or advice: What was the first experience you had applying for a grant? Are you a master budget-keeper who could share how to run a balanced personal or business budget? If you were to go back 10 years, what financial advice would you give yourself today?  How are you navigating grants and funding in this pandemic world?
  • Career resources or advice: Do you know how to write a standout resume? Are you a marketing pro or creative who can share how to boost your online brand? How has your industry changed during the pandemic? Do you have professional development insights that would benefit the creative community?
  • Mental Health resources: How do you balance art and mental health in a pandemic? Do you have mental health resources that have helped you this past year? Do you have a personal experience you would like to share that you think could help others navigate new and unfamiliar territory? 

I’m interested! What do I do?

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* Fill out our application form below before Monday, May 24, 2021 at 6pm PDT/9pm EDT

Click Here to Apply Now!

Tasneem: www.jesuistasneem.com

Curation 

Submissions will be reviewed by our team and guest curator, Tasneem, and assessed based on current content gaps and your piece’s ability to speak to our content categories.  Tasneem is a bilingual (English & French) Multi Disciplinary Artist and Activist with roots in East Africa. Their career started out in NYC and they have since shared stages with many notable artists including Seun Kuti. They spent time as music producer mentor at Artscape Daniels Launchpad in Toronto, focusing on women & non binary musicians. They are thrilled to be part of artsUNITE / UNITÉ des arts 2021. 

Honorariums

Honorariums will be devised in collaboration with you, the author, and along a sliding scale between $150-$300 based on the scope of the piece. We aim to be transparent in our process; please reach out with any questions.

Need help or have questions? 

If you have any questions, need clarification, require additional support or have an idea but aren’t sure it fits, reach out to Sarah at content@artsunite.ca


We encourage all applicants to visit the artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts website prior to preparing their proposals to have a better understanding of the organization that will be facilitating this call for content. 

artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts provides an online platform that is inclusive and serves as a catalyst for artists to thrive. Our mission reflects this intention, as we welcome people from all experiences, inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, race, Indigenous status, ethnicity, mental and physical ability, caregiver status, housing status, place of origin, age and all other statuses protected by the Canadian Human Rights Act. Please click here to read our commitment statement for additional information.

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About the Author: Sarah Bobak

Sarah is a content contributor for artsUNITE/UNITÉ des arts. She enjoys travelling, learning new languages and tossing a frisbee.

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