Call for Emerging Community Artist!
Rittenhouse is looking for a community artist to be a part of the “We got this!” project team. (Learn more about this project below). As a community artist, you will be part of a team of activists, artists, abolitionists and community members who will come together to imagine and give vision to a different world! A world built on community centered care, healing and transformative justice.
The team which you will be part of will be made up of
You will be working directly with the lead artist / coordinator and 1 peer mentee to develop and execute the program, ranging from;
You will have an opportunity to learn how art making can support creation of caring, healing, restorative and transformative spaces, while exploring how we can collectively shift our systems away from the current punitive and carceral modes of being.
You will expand your artistic vocabulary in a people centered space, supporting capacity building of front line peer support workers currently working in harm reduction.
Time, fees etc.
This is a paid residency. You will receive payment for the following:
Final payment amount tbc in the interview process.
What is the "We Got This" project?
Rittenhouse in partnership with Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre is proud to announce a new 10 week Transformative Justice in the Arts program called “We got this!”
“We got this! Transformative Justice through the Arts” will offer an immersive multi-disciplinary arts & justice skill building program for Harm Reduction Peer Workers (HRPW) in South Parkdale. From week to week this project will scaffold learning in arts skills, creative exploration, storytelling and critical dialogue about community held transformative justice. The 10 weeks will be divided into three sections:
The overarching goal of this program resounds in the name “We got this” - a euphemism in low income & street involved youth communities to affirm our capacity to deal with challenges together & encourage mutual support. Our aim is for participants to leave with a refined sense of their personal power, an invigorated belief in community held care strategies and a deep understanding that we will need all our creativity, our artful expressions, our stories and visions to create the collective wellness & liberation we all long for.
The program will end with a showcase of the artistic material created during the 8-10 weeks. Multiple forms of art making will be used, including but not limited to; zines, block printing, writing, storytelling, performance, visual, video etc. Embodied and body based practices will also be integrated to support care, (self-care and community care), a deepened exploration of one's own stories, hopes, identities and more.
How to apply to the Community Artist residency?
To apply please fill out this Application Form , and provide:
There is space to upload your documents on the form, but if you are unable to use this function, please send these documents to Snjezana Pruginic at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Application link: https://forms.gle/zTpMgn2Uq8fhfyZC9
Deadline to apply : Oct 8, 2021
Projected program start date: Late October / Early November.