Call for Interest:
Stories of Resilience Coordinators
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership is excited to offer 8 young Indigenous and South Pacific leaders the opportunity to participate in a fully-funded Community-led Arts Project. The program will commence at the beginning of January and conclude at the end of March 2021 (3 months total). The program will require a commitment of 3 working (7 hour) days (participants may select which days between Monday – Thursday).
Stories of Resilience is a youth-led, participatory arts project exploring lived experiences of resilience with local Indigenous and South Pacific community members. The project will provide youth leaders with essential workplace skills while facilitating community connections. Project work will be a mix of remote and in-person and will culminate in both an in-person (public health protocols permitting) and virtual exhibit showcasing the stories.
Eligibility and Qualifications:
- Self-identify as an Indigenous, South Pacific or descendent of a South Pacific person (i.e. Parents or Grandparents are from the South Pacific)
- 15 – 29 years old at the time of application
- Must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons
- Have a Social Insurance Number (SIN)
- Unemployed or Precariously Employed (cannot be working full time)
- Residing in British Columbia (ideally in the southern Vancouver Island area)
- Strong passion for art, culture and/or storytelling
- Interest and/or experience in multimedia work such as photography, graphic design, film making, web design, and creative writing.
- Ability to commit to working 3 full working days per week (a hybrid of virtual and in-office)
- Monthly stipend of $1,500
- Participant supports that include:
- Transportation allowance
- Personal protective equipment
- Access to IT equipment (laptops, cameras, editing software etc.)
- Refreshments and snacks during in-office days
- Access to workshops, multimedia training and mentorship opportunities
- Opportunity to create meaningful and inspirational media, and to create both an in-person (public health protocols permitting) and virtual exhibit showcasing the stories
- Certificate of completion upon conclusion of the program
The intention behind this project is that it is led and designed by you. Stories of Resilience Coordinators will be supported every step of the way but the overall vision, scope and details of the project will be decided collaboratively with the youth cohort. We hope to hold an orientation session on either Tuesday, December 22nd or Monday, December 28th with the project formally beginning January 11th and ending March 31st, 2021.
If you would like to apply for the program please send the following information to Program Coordinator, Peter Boldt – email@example.com :
- Name, age and address
- Confirmation of Eligibility and Qualification requirements
- A Resume/CV or Portfolio (as available and applicable)
- 200-300 words explaining your interest and goals for the project
- Please indicate your availability either on December 22nd or December 28th (or both) for an orientation session.
Note: a list of interested candidates will be maintained in case we have additional participation opportunities.
Deadline for Submissions is December 21, 3:00 pm
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We are committed to equity and encourage applications from people of Pacific Islander heritage, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, Queer/Trans identifying people, women and persons with dis/abilities.