This project aims to visually represent the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s 94 Recommendations Calls to Action by engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists/creators from educational institutions and communities across Canada. Participants of this project will each research and/or share lived experience to express their own perspectives by visually contextualizing one of the calls to action through the media of print/multiples. Participants will create a limited edition of their image, which will be compiled into portfolios containing all 94 calls. These editioned portfolios will be exhibited throughout Canada to continue the critical dialogue and action of conciliation through a visual lens of knowledge sharing.
Participants in this print portfolio project will gain:
Access to peer-to-peer feedback and mentoring during the duration of the project through artist exchange sessions. * Participation in 2 feedback sessions is required.
$200 stipend will be provided for materials upon completion of first feedback session.
Access to live or recorded lectures or performances. These will help facilitate further understanding of the Truth and Reconciliation report through the sharing of various perspectives and experiences.
Access to additional printing support from various community print organizations and/or universities for artist/creators who may not have access to facilities or who are not trained in the medium, and other situational experiences. Printing support is a maximum of $200. However, if need is greater, accommodations can be arranged.
Honorarium of $400 for participating in the project upon completion and submission of the edition of 16.
Participants will receive 9 prints (editions #1 through 9) from their fellow participants to keep.
Participation in cumulative exhibition (venue to be announced).
Six complete portfolio editions (#10 through 16) of Echoes from this Land: visioning- revisiting Truth and Reconciliation will be archived in various universities and cultural centres across Canada.
Please express commitment to the project by June 1st 2023 or sooner to ensure a spot.