Are you concerned about digital justice? We are, too!
We are delighted to announce that our inaugural Call for Visionaries for Together There is now accepting applications until October 10, 2022!
Together There is a 16-week creative thought residency on digital justice in Canadian arts and culture. It is envisioned as a creative journey to challenge inequality and nurture caring pathways to justice in, and through, the digital world. You are invited to express interest if you self-identify as Indigenous, Racialized, Disabled, or living Outside the core.
Part intimate experiment, part intentional study group, and part immersive creation lab, this online residency invites eight visionary creatives from any region or discipline in Canadian arts and culture to come together and undertake supported deep dives into digital issues that impact their lives and communities. Each participant will receive a $4,500 fee plus an additional $1,000 for supplies and materials. The residency begins on October 31, 2022 and continues until February 17, 2023.
At a time of greater dependence on digital devices, apps, and communities, our global society is faced with the emergence of digital ecosystems that are both helping and harming the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and the planet. Arts and culture workers in Canada are especially vulnerable to the consequences of such multifaceted realities.
Overall, the residency is a chance for participants to deepen their awareness of the many ripple effects technologies have on the welfare of our own lives and communities and what we as creatives might do about it. With their fellow residents, participants will investigate how the intersecting wisdoms of arts and culture may help bolster greater ingenuity and togetherness in digital justice movements in the future, including creative artmaking, advocacy, activism, and more.
Together There is proudly incubated by ArtsPond with generous support from the Digital Strategy Fund at Canada Council for the Arts.
Watch an 8.5 minute plain language summary of our call in the video below. It includes closed captions in English and French.