Call for Submissions – Deadline Sep 30, 2018

Call for Submissions 
THE GATHERING 1.0 (Fall 2018)
Intersections between Community Arts & Socially Engaged Arts Practices  

THE GATHERING has been a very powerful, positive and supportive process geared towards sharing strategies in the engagement of indigenous, racialized, deaf, disabled and mad, women and other historically-marginalized artists and communities since it was initiated by CPAMO in Spring 2016. Given the convening’s success, The Gathering 1.0 | Intersections between Community Arts and Socially Engaged Arts Practices will explore frameworks for understanding the potential of community arts and socially engaged arts in supporting the expressions of indigenous /racialized, disabled and other marginalized identified art making.  Held over a day, the convening will feature showcase performances, community-based visual arts and plenary sessions aimed at building organizational and artistic capacity, with the hope of enlivening the many ways in which the arts intersects with and provides public impact, civic engagement and deeper skills development.

What is the overall concept? The Gathering offers an interactive space where arts organizations, artists and attendees dedicated to advancing pluralism in the arts in a community and socially engaged way can share dialogue on common purposes and strategies towards engagement.

Why are we doing it? We believe systemic change is more effectively achieved through collective, creative action, and seek to learn from everyone to understand how community and socially engaged intersections in artistic practice helps in shaping diverse Canadian cultural expressions.

What we hope to achieve? We hope that everyone arrives at a better understanding of the many ways in which we support, create from and with an understanding of multiple sources as indigenous / ethno-racially identified artists leading to a heightened awareness of arts practices working in a pluralist lens.

Deadline: September 30, 2018

When & where is the event?
November 29, 2018

Location: TBC (Toronto, ON)

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to display/showcase your work to a wide range of artists/ audience, publicity, copy of performance. (No more than 20 minutes in length)
  • Visual Arts RFP’s MUST be from Community-based artists, students and can be on display for up to (1) week
  • Compensation for Performances up to $1000 (based on the number of artists)
  • Compensation for Visual Artists will be based on CARFAC Fee Schedule for Group Exhibits

Required for consideration:

  • A brief explanation of how your proposed work relates to the Gatherings theme: Intersections in art-making focused on community and socially engaged artistic practices
  • Artist / Organization Website URL, Social Media Info
  • Headshot / Company Image 300 dpi
  • Links to previous work(s)
  • Artist / Organization Biography 150 words

Selection Process: 
Administered by the Board of CPAMO, the Program Manager under guidance from the Executive Director, and CPAMO Pluralism in Organizational Change (CPAMOPOC) members, the selection committee will consider the following:

  1. Artistic Merit and with overall connection to CPAMO’s mandate and objectives
  2. The Focus of the theme “Intersections Between Community Arts / Socially Engaged Arts Practices ”
  3. Feasibility (Cost, number of artists proposed, range / breath / depth of work in the artistic form)

What should I put in the subject line?
“The Gathering1.0:I ntersections Between Community and Socially Engaged Arts Practices ”.  Please make sure to also include a link to your folder with required support material.

Where to send your submission?
An important notice: CPAMO operates in a Cloud-based platform. Documents MUST be submitted via (Google Drive, Box, One Drive, Dropbox etc.)

Successful applicants will be notified Friday, October 12, 2018

We would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Propeller Project, the Applegath Group, CIBC Wood Gundy, Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration for their support.