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August 25, 2021

Call for Applications: Artistic Producer

Hosted by Bodies in Translation

We are seeking an artist, curator, or cultural producer to join our research project Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life (BIT) as our project’s Artistic Producer in a flexible part-time capacity. This position will be situated in the School of Disability Studies at X* University and supervised by Dr. Eliza Chandler.

Bodies in Translation (BIT) is a seven-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded partnership community-engaged research project co-directed by Dr. Carla Rice (University of Guelph) and Dr. Eliza Chandler (X University). In this project, ‘activist art’ refers to disability art, Deaf art, mad art, aging and e/Elder art, fat art, through a decolonizing and cripped lens. We, the researchers, artists, curators, practitioners, and community members on this grant, explore the relationship between cultivating activist art and achieving social and political justice using arts-based and studio-based research methods. Now in its sixth year, BIT is mobilizing a creative and intellectual wave of leading-edge artistic creation research, critical accessibility for the arts, technological innovation, and critical inquiry within and beyond Ontario throughcollaborations with more than 70 university and community partners from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. To read more about our project, please visit: bodiesintranslation.ca

BIT is seeking an artistic producer who will lead and support our partners in their artistic and research creation activities and contribute to the arts-based knowledge mobilization activities on our project. Key to this role is enacting reciprocal relationships at the nexus of this project’s dual commitment to cultivate activist arts within and beyond Ontario by working with and through the arts and research. Therefore, we are looking for an artistic producer who is deeply situated in one or more activist arts communities in the focus of this grant (disability, Deaf, and mad art; aging art; fat art; and Indigenous art).


Bodies in Translation encourages applications from disabled, mad, Black, Indigenous, racialized, and LGBTQI, fat, and aging/ aged people and all people who are marginalized in the workplace. We commit to making the interview process accessible on the candidate’s terms and welcome expressions of interest outlining access requirements for the application process including the written submissions and the interview. Please indicate your access requirements for the interview when you submit your application. For questions about how the interview could be made accessible to you, please contact Eliza at eliza.chandler@ryerson.ca.