With support from a Digital Now grant from Canada Council for the Arts, TRAction is seeking 10 artists for its upcoming 10 Ways Project. Specifically, in this first iteration of the series, TRAction will commission 10 artists to create original content (in the form of 1-minute videos) that address the topic “10 Ways to Fix the Planet”. These videos – which will be widely shared via multiple social media platforms – will be developed in part through an active participatory process (via zoom) that joins artists with Indigenous knowledge keepers, scientists, youth, climate specialists, and activists.
In more detail, TRAction is seeking 10 highly qualified and diverse performance artists from across northern Turtle Island (Canada) who can create content (dance, theatre, spoken word, sound and/or other video-prone content) to create pithy video shorts for widespread media sharing. The project will be enacted via a participatory and facilitated process that joins artists and community members (as listed above) in an in-depth dialogue to develop 10 would-be “solutions” to current crises. Quite clearly, finding ways to “fix the planet” proposes an outrageous goal, but it is the attempt to entertain such a lofty goal that offers an opening for both humour and exchange.
Each of the 10 artists will be given a budget (of $2500 all-inclusive fee and materials, plus $1000 for videography/edit) to develop a 1-minute video. The videos will be collected and released via TRAction’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok), as well as through other live and on-line screenings over the coming three years.