Application Deadline: EXTENDED: June 10, 2022
Honorarium: starting at $150/200 for 1 article/ piece of content of 500-700 words; $200/300 for talking head videos or interactive content of 3-5 mins.
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 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.
Call for Content
We are currently seeking artists and writers to create and contribute website content.
What are we looking for?
ArtsUNITE 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, TikToks, webinars and more! We are looking for original content that speaks to this category:
Are you in an artistic career and have taken an atypical path to get there? We want to tell our audience about your career journey. More and more, recent grads are told that they cannot have an artistic career, or that there is no pathway towards building their artistic skills. We want to debunk this myth by talking about the many different ways to climb the mountain that is a career in the arts!
I don’t think my career path is interesting enough! Should I still apply?
We get messages all the time from recent grads and emerging artists, asking to hear our career story! We’ve long been of the opinion that our live story is not good career advice; and yet, telling folks new to the industry the myriad of different ways to get into a career in the arts can combat the “starving artist” narrative that is so pervasive in our industry. We want these career path stories to be examples of possibility in the Canadian Arts Industry, encouraging more emerging artist to dream big! As such, no story is too small; no career is uninteresting! All are examples of the multitude of paths towards an exciting and vibrant artistic career.
What will be the final format of the piece?
The format of your career path story can be as unique as the journey itself. This can take the form of an article, a talking head video, an interview with one of our staff, or more! Have an idea and not sure if it fits? Reach out to us and we can talk it through!
I’m interested! What do I do?
If you have an idea but aren’t sure it fits – reach out to Feza Lugoma at email@example.com
Tips for pitching
- Your pitch should answer some/all of the following questions: How is your idea a resource for artists? Why do you need to tell this story now? What community does your story speak to? Why is artsUNITE the ideal platform for your story?
- Please be specific with your pitch: one specific idea is better than 3 vague ideas. If we find that your pitch is too short, and the curators are still left with questions, it is unlikely that your content will be selected.
Note on curation
Submissions will be reviewed by our content team and assessed based on current content gaps and your piece’s ability to speak to our content categories. No submission will be unreasonably denied. We prioritize content from Black, Indigenous, racialized artists, 2SLGBTQAI+, women, GNC/GNB creatives, and content creators with disabilities. After your work is selected, you may be asked to do up to 2 rounds of edits, based on the larger editorial goals of our call. Content will be curated in December, 2021, and published in January & February, 2022.
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 Thea at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.