This opportunity prioritizes and recognizes colonial and cultural barriers to institutional privilege, you do not need to have existing published work or credentials, but be able to provide two examples that you’re proud of.
The candidate will:
- Be a creative writer!
- Be passionate about the cultural resurgence of Indigenous practices
- Be interested in digital arts, Indigenous and/or Afro-futurisms
- Be interested in the fields of native studies, arts, history and curatorial practices
- Have some experience writing about art, either as a post-secondary student in related studies (native studies, art, art history, curatorial practice, design, etc) or as a freelance creative writer
- Be an Indigenous youth, an emerging artist or creative, who understands and/or identifies with Two Spirit/LGBTQIA+ experiences
You will be responsible for:
- Writing a 1-3 page critical essay that discusses concepts and themes related to the project and its social, historical and political significance
- Creating an abstract or curatorial statement (1-3 paragraph summary)
- Descriptive analysis of the artwork
- Proofreading artist bios and statements
- Assisting with text and didactics related to the work
You will receive:
- Access to mentorship support
- Opportunity for your writing to receive a professional publishing credit
- Community support and solidarity with other like-minded artists and creatives
- $500 fee to produce a short essay
If this is something you are interested in, please apply.