Looking for Artists to Teach Workshops at GES

GAC is working with Gabriola Elementary School and the Intergenerational Land-Based Learning For Reconciliation project, supported by Simon Fraser University.

We are inviting applications from artists to conduct a series of three workshops with students from Gabriola Elementary School. We are looking for projects in a range of artistic disciplines that relate to the theme of Land-Based Learning. We welcome the work of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, and we hope that the project will testify to the value of art for communicating and exploring diverse understandings of land, colonization, and reconciliation on Coast Salish territory.

The proposed workshops will take place from January to March 2020, culminating in a celebration and presentation during the Isle of the Arts Festival in April.

Applications should include a 50-word description outlining the nature of your workshop and the connection to the theme; an indication of the ages/grades levels with which you would like to work (there will be a series of three workshops for each of the eight grade levels); and a list of any required materials with costs.

Please include a brief description of your art practice including any teaching experience.

Specific dates and times of workshops are negotiable, although we do hope to have one workshop per month for each of January, February, and March. Instructors will be paid $60 per workshop hour, plus one hour of planning and preparation time per session. Depending on the specific grade level, workshops can be two or three hours long. Materials costs will be covered.

Only eight instructors will be chosen—not everyone who applies will be offered the opportunity to offer a workshop.

This project is sponsored by the Gabriola Arts Council and the Land-Based Learning research project through SFU.

To apply, send an email with the information requested above to Jocelyn Hallett.

Deadline for submission is December 9th.

Photo by Bill Pope.

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