CALL TO ARTISTS FOR OXYGEN’S YOUTH ART RETREAT CLOSES DECEMBER 8, 2023
Oxygen Art Centre announces a public Call for Proposals to artists and artist educators to fulfil two (2) positions for their Summer 2024 Youth Art Retreat project. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 8, 2023, at 12:00 PM Midnight (PST).
Oxygen’s Youth Art Retreat is a new arts education program that will take place over three-days from July 3 to 5, 2024, at The Narrows Art Retreat. Situated on the tum xula7xw of the sn̓ʕay̓ckstx (otherwise known as Nelson, B.C.), the artist facilitators will lead five (5) participants (ages 15 – 18) in an immersive land-based arts educational experience.
Consequently, Oxygen invites expressions of interest from artists and artist educations whose work explores land-based practices. Priority will be given to Indigenous artists and artist educators. Experience working with youth (ages 15 – 18) will be considered an asset. We invite collaborative proposals (up to two artists or artist educators) or individual proposals.
Proposals will be collected via Google Form and is available on Oxygen’s website. Two (2) artists or artist educators will fulfil this role.
Artists will be compensated based on CARFAC group presentation rates for a half day orientation session and a daily flat rate for the three-day (two-night) retreat, scheduled to take place from July 3-5, 2024. Artists will also receive a travel honorarium and compensation for administration. Accommodation and food will be provided during the retreat.
Interested artists can submit their proposals via Google Form until Friday, December 8, 2023, at 12:00 PM Midnight (PST).
While we thank all applicants only successful applicants will be contacted. Please contact Oxygen’s Education Coordinator, Natasha Smith with any questions or alternative methods to apply.
This project is generously supported by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.
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Image Credit: OAC, Youth Art Retreat Call for Proposals, Banner, 2023
Oxygen Art Centre
Natasha Smith (she/her)
Education Coordinator/ oxygen art centre
#3 – 320 Vernon St. Alley Entrance.
Nelson, British Columbia
Tel: 250 551 6329
Oxygen Art Centre acknowledges with gratitude that we are located on the tum xula7xw/ traditional territory of the sn̓ʕay̓ckstx/the Sinixt People. As uninvited guests we honour their ongoing presence on this land. We recognize that the Sylix, Ktuxana, and Yaqan Nukij Lower Kootenay Band peoples are also connected with this land, as are Métis and many diverse Indigenous persons.