November 7, 2016. Indigenous artists have until Nov. 15 to submit a proposal for the Canada 150 Participatory Art Projects. The Works International Visual Arts Society has extended the deadline. Proposals may consider: socially engaged practices, collaborative artworks, artworks involving research, works that include multiple voices or represent a conversation, as well as work that seeks to understand through genuine outreach. The Canada 150 is a special invitation to Indigenous, recent immigrant, women, and francophone Canadians whose practice includes participatory art and has experience directly involving the community in their artistic projects. This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
Erica Lord performing outside Edmonton City Hall at The Works (2013). (Photo: Edmonton Arts Council)