Learn from an Indigenous artist and carver, be part of a really cool art project AND take home $500!
Want to get your art shown in a public place? Now’s your chance. Pacific Peoples’ Partnership and MediaNet are working with Nuu-chah-nulth artist Hjalmer Wenstob to create four temporary structures resembling West Coast Longhouses on the front lawn of the BC Legislature Building, the historical village site of the Kosapsum or Shweng’xwung peoples.
DEADLINE: August 11. APPLY BELOW.
These structures are being erected for one weekend with the consent and support of the leadership of Esquimalt Nation, Songhees Nation, the Province of British Columbia and the City of Victoria. They will be part of an annual international Indigenous arts and culture event: the 10th annual One Wave on September 16-17. The structures will be available for ongoing community use afterward.
This gathering is an opportunity to celebrate the history and future of the people of this area, as well as to share culture, songs, dances, histories, art and stories as we move forward together.
We are calling on youth (21 and under) to collaborate in the development of the four Longhouses. They will consist of cedar fronts attached to canvas bodies. In celebration of the main cultural groups on Vancouver Island, as well as international Indigenous communities from across the South Pacific, we are calling upon youth artists to design either a Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, Kwakwaka’wakw and South Pacific design, which will be painted on the Longhouse fronts.
This space will be used to share your design and story, and to highlight your creations!
Youth (21 and under) are asked to submit the following materials to Pacific Peoples’ Partnership in person, via mail or via email by August 11, 2017 at 4 PM.
Email submissions are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Physical applications are accepted at the following address via mail or between the hours of 10-4, Monday to Friday:
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership
#407 620 View St., Victoria BC
Successful youth artists will receive the following:
- A $500 honorarium for participating;
- Opportunities to develop and refine their design based on historical archives, cultural, community and artistic mentorship, and to work with the artist in the production of the longhouses between August 9th and September 17th;
- Supported opportunities to work with elders and communities to program the inside of the temporary Longhouses as part of the Festival.
For more information, email email@example.com
Please note that this project is open to youth with relationships to the communities noted.
Made possible by the generous support of: