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October 9, 2020

Call for Submissions: Black Arts Fellowship

Hosted by Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism

Deadline: October 9, 2020, 11:59pm

Wildseed Black Arts Fellowship is a bold and expansive 20-month *paid* fellowship with 7 distinct residency periods designed to create career changing training, and deep exploration/creation space for a cohort of 10 Black visual, performance, and movement artists from Tkaronto.

The ideal fellow is an emerging and mid-career artist looking for paid opportunities to dive deeper in their practice. Are you adapting or transitioning through your artistic practice? Are you moving to a new space or interested in moving to new places in your artistic exploration? Are you wanting to find ways to integrate activisms into your creativity and vice versa?

The Fellowship is structured to be cumulative and to allow for a deep dive into elements of your practice. Fellows will be collaborating with and learning from the leadership and expertise of a wide range of Black artists and artivists from across Turtle Island.

**All Participants are compensated through the duration of the 20-month in accordance with rates set by CARFAC and the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists**

This expansive Fellowship brings together a cohort of 10 emerging and mid-career artists from Toronto—artists seeking to develop their skills and have deep and meaningful experiences with other Black artists and artivists. This Fellowship is facilitated and designed 25 guest facilitators, artist leaders, and artist thought leaders from across Turtle Island.

Please submit the following:

  1. Artist CV
  2. 1-2 page statement or a short video (max. 4 minutes) that includes ALL of the following:
    • Artistic Statement
      1. Tell us (or show us) a bit about your artistic practice
      2. Tell us (or show us) about where you are at in your career and practice and where you’d like to go
      3. Tell us (or show us) what communities are you connected to or wanting to get connected to
      4. Tell us (or show us) what would two different references say about you and your art practice

Submit application to artistresidency@wildseedcentre.com with the subject: Fellowship Submission