Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa 2018-19

Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa launched!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR MENTEES DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

VIEW CALL

MENTOR APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SESSION ARE NOW CLOSED. THE NEXT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS WILL BE IN WINTER 2019.

Arts Network Ottawa (formerly AOE Arts Council) is excited to invite professional artists and arts groups of all disciplines, to participate in Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa, a community-engaged professional artist-in-residence and mentorship program.

Index

  • WHAT IS NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS OTTAWA?
  • ABOUT ARTS NETWORK OTTAWA
  • ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
  • CONTACT US

What is Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa?

Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa  gives professional artists and arts groups the opportunity to work directly with community members, build relationships with community groups such as public libraries and community health centres and residents, and mentor emerging artists.

As mentors, participating artists will be able to share their knowledge and provide useful training to their mentee as well as expand on their own artistic practice in the community. Mentees will receive valuable feedback, guidance and networking opportunities, leading to a stronger artistic practice and confidence.

Throughout the residency there will be four gathering events for artists, project participants and community members to build relationships and share best practices. These gatherings will culminate in a community-Engaged Arts Symposium in Winter 2019 where community partners and project participants will share their experiences and learn from each other.

Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa residency objectives:
  • Engage Ottawa residents to participate in the arts through professional artist-led projects
  • Bring awareness to the arts as a tool to develop a stronger sense of community
  • Foster relationships between the arts and communities through working opportunities for artists to connect with residents.
  • Foster stronger mentorship opportunities and professional career paths to emerging Ottawa artists
This program is open to:

Professional artists and arts groups of all disciplines based in the Ottawa region (within a 75 km radius). Some activities will likely involve vulnerable people, all successful applicants will be required to provide vulnerable sector police record check for all participating artists. Successful applicants should be confident in their ability to complete the residency in tandem with offering mentorship/guidance to emerging artists in their field.

*Arts Network Ottawa recognizes the Ontario Arts Council definition of a professional artist: recognized as a professional practicing artist by other artists working in the same field, have completed basic training (formal or informal) in your field(s), spend a significant amount of time practicing your art and seek payment for your work.

About Arts Network Ottawa

Arts Network Ottawa knows how the Arts build strong communities. For more than 30 years, we have collaborated with communities to promote the creative, social and economic benefits of local Arts and will continue to do so. We provide an informed voice for a bilingual network, across the Ottawa region, of over 400 artists, cultural workers and arts organizations.   As an arts service organization, we are an essential connection to opportunities, resources, programs and partnerships that advance careers and the sustainability of Ottawa’s arts community.

Arts Network Ottawa  recognizes that the City of Ottawa was built on unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe Territory. The Arts Network also recognizes  the diversity of Ottawa’s artists and residents and both official languages.

This program is made possible through the generous financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

About the Residency

WHAT IS COMMUNITY-ENGAGED ARTS?

The Ontario Arts Council defines community-engaged art practices as “forms of collective artistic expression. In this field, individuals who aren’t professional artists actively participate in the artistic process, and the artistic process is considered as important as the final artistic product. Both the social and artistic outcomes of community-engaged art have value.”

We are looking for projects that are:

  • Appreciative of diversity and foster a safe environment where all community members can participate meaningfully
  • Neighbourhood-driven arts activities led by Ottawa professional artists or arts groups
  • Engaging community members through both participation and attendance, and are free to participate or attend
  • Responsive to the interests and or needs of the community and its members
  • Collaborative and involve a variety of community partners including but not limited to public libraries, senior centres, youth groups, BIA’s and local businesses
  • Capable of being executed while simultaneously including completion of mentorship opportunities

Total Residency Fees: $20,000 Includes $5,000 towards mentor/ mentee activities

Residency Project Fees must be used towards artist fees and project expenses only. Artists will be required to submit a final expense form.

Residency Length: Four residencies will run for six months beginning in September 2018 until March 2019.

Mentorship: Mentorships are flexible in format and can range from an apprenticeship to partnering to create parallel projects. Call for submissions for mentees will be available at the end of August 2018. The first gathering at the beginning of September 2018 will provide an opportunity for artists and potential mentees to meet. Following the gathering, mentors and mentees will be matched. These mentorships will run for the duration of the artist’s residency with the support of Arts Network Ottawa.

 

Contact Us

Applicants are required to speak to the Program Manager prior to submitting their application.

Cassandra Olsthoorn, Program Manager

Phone: 613-580-2767 Email: cassandra@artsoe.ca

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