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This City IV – Residency & Social Art Project – YK ARCC, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada

Posted 2016-07-08
Written by ykarcc
Category Artists


Disciplines: Activism, Art Education, Collaboration, Community, Conceptual Gardening Theory, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Experimental, Film & Video, Installation, Media Arts, Music & Sound, Other, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Visual Arts.

Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Duration: 2 weeks. Programming late-September to early October 2016.
Eligibility: Establishing and Professional Artists are welcome to apply. 
Costs / Support:
- The artist will be paid CARFAC rates for their workshop(s), artist talk(s) and presentation/exhibition
- Access to the YK ARCC Gallery, Workshop, and Studio space
- Assistance from the Arts Coordinator
- Material costs up to $500
- Daily Stipend
- Assistance may be available for travel and accommodations
Program Description
“This City IV” is a project that falls in line with finding creative solutions to our city’s complex, intersectional needs.  For its fourth year running “This City IV” continues to address social concern and engage our community through the use of art.
In Yellowknife, a city of approximately 20,000 inhabitants, homelessness is undeniably disproportionate and affordable housing options are limited. On the other hand, there is an abundance of unoccupied space in town. These spaces could be used in creative ways to display art and generate dialogue about how space is used in our town.  Finding creative solutions is on our agenda.

YK ARCC is looking for an artist to take to the streets and explore our city– our community, the locals, our local economies, our spaces, and create a project that offers findings, questions, and/or commentary relevant to our city. We ask that the project take place outside of the white box in order to further the opportunities for community engagement and reinforce the values of the project.
Duties & Responsibilities:  The artist is responsible for the research, development and completion of their own project in line with “This City IV”, including:
- one measurable needs assessment,
- one artist talk,
- one public workshop (that lends itself to the project at hand)
- one presentation of the work in form of permanent to semi-permanent exhibition/performance/installation/etc.
- workshop(s) in a school
- mentorship of local artistis

Applications:  Please send anything you find relevant to show your interest areas and previous works to: ykarcc [at] Make sure you include a short text explaining your motivation to come and work on this particular project. Optionally you can include a short description of a project you wish to realize here.  CVs are not necessary but accepted.  There is no fee to apply.   A committee of local artists will look at applications on a rolling basis, so apply as soon as possible.

Application Deadline is August 1st 2016


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