Eastern Edge is launching an exciting new project, Art as a Tool for Change. Up to four artists will be selected to develop and present work from October 2021 to March 2022. We will be prioritizing people who self-identify as IBPOC (indigenous, black, people of colour) and queer artists in addition to artists whose work explores social change. We welcome applications from all artists but will prioritize new and early career artists. Deadline October 1, 2021

Project Overview – Art as a Tool for Change:

Art is an empowering tool to facilitate critical dialogue around feminism, anti-racism, 2SLGBTQAI+ rights, and environmental activism. This project, running from October 2021 to March 2022, will explore how art inspires and promotes social change and justice. This series will highlight queer and BIPOC artists’ work through events such as panel discussions, workshops, artist talks, film screenings, work-sharing events, and live performances, culminating in a group exhibition and presentation series in Winter 2022.

Working with project Lead Rachel Gilbert, the Eastern Edge Team, and invited curators, the selected artists will participate in a collaborative, self-directed residency that provides resources, space, and support to develop and present their work. This opportunity is open to artists across disciplines with a visual arts focus.

What we provide:

– Working space in Eastern Edge Studios
– Access to the David Tuck Memorial Library
Relevant resources and training
– An artist fee of $7,560.00 for participation in this project. This fee includes the programming of each artist to participate in studio time, present an artist talk, workshop and body of work for exhibition or presentation depending on the art medium. This fee includes your material cost, travel, accommodation stipend.
– Please note that all events and opportunities will be scheduled to accommodate everyone in the program. The project lead will also work with the guest curators to create opportunities that promote the development of each resident artist throughout the program.

Exhibition: Jan 15th to Feb 26th. Artists may present previous, new, or work-in-progress pieces selected upon consultation with the curator. Open to all media (performance, visual, written, etc.).

Eligibility: This call is open to all; however, we prioritize queer, BIPOC, and Newfoundland & Labrador artists.

To apply, fill out the form provided: https://forms.gle/C1nBzvkXVRExJ33AA