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February 14, 2022

Call for Submissions: What’s Your Problem?

Hosted by Eyelevel

What’s Your Problem? Is a five-week group residency intensive scheduled to launch through Eyelevel Artist-Run Centre, March 15 to April 12 2022. This residency will house 4 artists at 2482 Maynard Street (Kjipuktuk/Halifax, NS) who express interest in using art as a vehicle for social activism/social justice. Artists will work individually on their project and will be encouraged to explore a “problem” (social issue) of their interest to investigate throughout the residency. What’s Your Problem? will comprise of weekly group meetings co-facilitated by Arjun Lal and Raven Davis where the artists will engage in discussions and idea sharing over a meal.There is no pressure to complete projects by the end of this residency. However, selected participants should be ready to commit to this program including its scheduled meetings and activities.


We encourage applications from everyone! We will be prioritizing Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), and 2-Spirit / Indigiqueer, lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, intersex, asexual (2SLGBTQIA+), non-binary and disabled identifying artists and the problems they are facing and addressing in their work. Application forms can be found below and will be ranked based on how applicants describe their problem and their imagined solutions or steps towards a solution, and their chosen support material. With an intention to support and continue conversations about oppression, this residency was created to nurture artistic practices that respond to current social issues including but not limited to racism, discrimination, and colonialism.

Please reach out to director@eyelevel.art if you have any questions, concerns, or are looking for some feedback throughout the application process.

Deadline: February 14TH 2022 11:59 PM AST



2482 Maynard St, Halifax, NS, B3K 1K4, Canada

Phone number: 902 425 6412

Email: director@eyelevel.art

Eyelevel is an arts worker/artist-run organization mandated to present and support the development of socially-relevant and thought-provoking artistic practices locally, regionally and nationally. Eyelevel supports artists through residencies, mentorship, publishing and presentation outside of a traditional gallery context that is accompanied by care-oriented and trauma-informed artistic, professional and personal support. Eyelevel aims to raise public awareness and capacity of our local arts community; particularly artists and arts workers who have been historically underserved and misrepresented in the contemporary art dialogue. Eyelevel strives to be a connector between artists, communities and the broader public, to constantly question the balance of power and work against systemic oppression and discrimination by centring anti-violence and pro-survivor practices. Eyelevel works in treaty to build a more inclusive and caring world through art, and to advance positive change within the arts through its operations, policies and programming.