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BC Culture Days Call for Emerging Artist Ambassadors

BC Culture Days Call for Emerging Artist Ambassadors

Posted by: BC Culture Days
BC Culture Days is seeking applications from emerging artists of all disciplines located in B.C. The 2024 BC Culture Days Ambassador Program will provide five artists from across the province with $2,000 ($1,000 production budget and $1,000 artist fee) to plan and host a free community-engaged Culture Days event (between September 20 - October 13, 2024) in their local area. In addition, each artist will be paid ($1,000) to pursue a 3-month mentorship with an established artist of their choice. On behalf of Culture Days, each ambassador will also act as a media spokesperson in their local region leading up to the annual Culture Days celebration.

In the Ambassador Program, you will grow your artistic craft, develop meaningful connections with your community, gain media exposure, and act as an ambassador for arts and culture! Ambassadors will network with fellow participants and BC Culture Days staff through monthly virtual check-ins and periodic workshops (in Event Planning, Accessibility, and Indigenous Relations and Allyship).

Given the importance of regional representation for this program, priority will be given to applicants from outside Metro Vancouver and/or from rural or remote communities. Artists who self-identify as Indigenous, Black, a Person of Colour, disabled, Deaf, hard of hearing, crip, chronically ill, mad, trauma-impacted, neurodivergent, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ are encouraged to apply. *Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of disability and related identities.

Applications close March 4, 2024 at 11:59pm PST.

To learn more about the Ambassador Program, to read the Call for Artists, and to access the application visit here: https://linkin.bio/bcculturedays or https://culturedays.ca/en/bc/2024-call-for-ambassadors

Unfamiliar with Culture Days? Learn about our organization here: https://culturedays.ca/en/about

Follow @BCCultureDays on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Have questions or need more info? - Please register to join us on Tuesday February 20 at 10:00AM PST via Zoom for our Ambassador Program info session. ASL Interpretation will be available as well as Zoom closed captioning.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIuceGrrzkrHtb8KNnBuL4KgWRfPLMRlYnc#/registration

For assistance or additional inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Photo features 2023 Ambassador Cameron Gelderman (pictured in the yellow t-shirt).
WomenCinemakers 2024, Biennale for women filmmakers and artists

WomenCinemakers 2024, Biennale for women filmmakers and artists

Posted by: WomenCinemakers
WomenCinemakers is now accepting submissions from women filmmakers, directors and producers for its 2024 Biennial Edition.
You can enter in five categories:

• Independent Cinema
• Documentary
• Dance Video
• Performance
• Experimental cinema

In order to submit your work to WomenCinemakers please complete the following

APPLICATION FORM: https://womencinemakers.com/submit.php

before March 30th, 2024. You can fill out our submission form, or email us [[email protected]] your proposal including a link to your video and a short description of your film.

There are no application fees.

WomenCinemakers opens up a new space for women directors to share their powerful films and ideas, encourages and promotes a two-way exchange, offering a platform for filmmakers and critics to converge and discuss the becoming of the film industry.

Since 2012 WomenCinemakers has been actively promoting dialogue and fostering interaction between artists and their audience, offering significant support to artists and assisting in their establishment within the industry.

With a blend of newcomers and established directors, our anthology has featured more than 900 artists over the years, with many of them competing in international film festivals including the Cannes Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, and the Venice Biennale.

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