Call for Artists: Artwork
Published: August 17th, 2021
ECEBC, The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) and the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) are seeking artwork for the Learning Outside Together: Incorporating traditional wisdom and promising practices to futureproof child care programs project.
The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC), the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS), and the non-profit research organization the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) are working together on the “Learning Outside Together: Incorporating traditional wisdom and promising practices to futureproof child care programs.” This project supports Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) in developing the knowledge and skills needed to increase children’s time and meaningful experiences outdoors. ECEs will be supported throughout the project by colleagues trained in mentorship. Both the mentorship and outdoor experiences courses will be provided via an online platform, hosted on the Early Years Hub.
The project partners invite BC artists to submit artwork for this program. This may be of interest to artists and designers (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) with a background in painting, drawing, printing, design composition, or graphic design.
- This project requires the creation of original art.
- Preference will be given to artworks that reflect Northern, Vancouver Coastal / Fraser, Interior, Vancouver Island.
- Four winners will be selected and a prize of $500.00 each (excluding tax) will be awarded to successful artists.
- All pieces that are used will remain your property and will be recognized with your name and honorarium.
- We encourage artworks reflecting Indigenous and non-Indigenous styles in recognition that this project is a partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous non-profit organizations.
- Artists may choose to submit work developed individually or in collaboration with other(s).
Submissions will be accepted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for artist submissions is September 24th, 2021
The project is guided by a steering committee including Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators, Elders, knowledge keepers, early childhood educators and other professionals who recognize the value of incorporating traditional knowledge, experience, and lessons learned from initiatives around the globe.
The project is 80% funded through Future Skills Canada. Additional project funding is being sought.