Nkitahkomikumuwey • Wettaqiaq Wksitqamuk

Exploring Indigenous Land-Based Art Practices in New Brunswick

Accepting submissions for a knowledge-sharing series in March 2022

Deadline: February 3rd at 11:59pm

You can access the application form here: https://forms.gle/JpRGoKqQxQEnC4EUA 

Third Space Gallery, in partnership with Eastern Circle and Mawi’Art, is currently accepting submissions from Indigenous artists, creatives, and makers in New Brunswick to participate in a knowledge-sharing series through Zoom in March 2022. 

You are invited to propose a workshop, demonstration, tutorial, artist talk, or conversation related to land-based art practices in New Brunswick, the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik and Peskotomuhkati First Nations. We encourage you to discuss any topic of your choosing that relates to land-based art: artwork is deeply rooted in collaboration with the land, uses natural and sustainable materials (wampum, sweetgrass, porcupine quills, leather, etc.) and is respectful to the environment. We have included some examples below. 

To submit, please fill out the online form above. If you are experiencing challenges with completing the online form for any reason at all, please get in touch with us at <third.space.coordinator@gmail.com> and we will be happy to provide assistance or make other arrangements (i.e. video or audio submission).

Some examples of potential workshop, demonstration, tutorial, or artist talk topics: 

  • Exploring connection to place through land-based art
  • Creating artwork with land-based materials 
  • Pushing back against colonial, capitalist, and oppressive systems through land-based art
  • Incorporating Indigenous language(s) into art practice
  • Proposing strategies of reciprocation and connections to the land through artwork

Other details:

  • Remuneration: Presenters will be paid $500 each with an additional $150 paid to each presenter to help with any access/technology/materials costs they may encounter during the process of preparing or sharing their presentation
  • Audience: Topics and preferred audience can be chosen by the presenters (potential audiences could include: general audience, other artists, closed space for Indigenous artists, closed space for the queer community, etc.)
  • Accessibility: ASL interpretation will be provided during the presentations
  • Technology: Zoom video conferencing platform support will be available for presenters who require assistance in advance of the presentation. The Zoom meeting will be hosted by Third Space. 
  • Schedule: The presentation date and time are flexible, we will sort out the details together. All applicants will be contacted by February 15th. The presentations must take place before March 25th.

Who can apply?

  • Indigenous artists (First Nation, Inuit, Métis) based in NB. Artists include creatives, makers, crafters, creators etc. No formal artistic training is required. All are welcome!

About the project:

This project is coordinated by Starlit Simon (B.A., M.F.A) from Elsipogtog First Nation. Starlit’s Ph.D. research focuses on the impact of land-based art practices on the health of Indigenous youth.

This project is presented with support from Third Space Gallery, Eastern Circle, and Mawi’Art Wabanaki Artist Collective. Third Space gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program. 

Contact: third.space.coordinator@gmail.com