INVITATION TO SUBMIT EXAMPLES OF YOUR WORK
This artist call is open to Indigenous artists who are members of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Secwépemc Nation, or Ktunaxa Nation. You may be a graphic designer, comic illustrator, mural artist, animator, painter, poet, musician, photographer, storyteller, sculptor, beader, fabric artist or have other creative skills to share. All artistic mediums are welcomed. You are invited to share some portfolio examples of your creative work, for reference for potential commissions going forward.
Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative is the collaborative project led by the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Secwépemc Nation and Ktunaxa Nation. Reintroducing salmon concerns Indigenous rights and responsibility. This is an Indigenous-led initiative in unceded Indigenous territories. It continues the collective and generational transboundary work of our Nations to bring the salmon home to the upper Columbia River in the Kootenays. Though it’s been over 80 years since dams have blocked salmon from returning to the upper reaches of the Columbia, the spirit of the salmon endures all the way to the great river’s beginning place. Our long-term vision is to return fish stocks for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial needs, and to benefit the region’s residents and ecosystems as a whole. For more info, please see our website: ColumbiaRiverSalmon.ca
Artist commissions and fees will be paid per the requirements of any specific contracts that may be offered.
SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA
Artists will be selected for diverse projects by Nation representatives of the Bringing the Salmon Home Communications and Outreach & Engagement Organizing team. Please note that expressing your interest for consideration by sharing examples of your work does not guarantee any contract offers. Selection criteria will include:
- The artist’s qualifications and experience
- Artistic merit as shown by the submitted materials
- Knowledge of the distinct culture of your respective Nation
ONGOING OPEN CALL. INITIAL DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2023
This is an ongoing open call. Initial portfolio submissions are welcomed by February 28, 2023.
Please send your entry by email to Comms@ColumbiaRiverSalmon.ca and include:
- Your artist biography or short summary of experience
- Your telephone and email contact details
- Some examples of your artistic work: include pictures and/or online links
HAVE A QUESTION?
Please contact the Bringing the Salmon Home Outreach & Engagement Organizer for your Nation:
Carrie Terbasket, Syilx Okanagan Nation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Michel, Secwépemc Nation: email@example.com
Troy Hunter, Ktunaxa Nation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lim̓ləm̓t / Kukstemc / Hu sukiⱡquknaⱡaʔni / Thank you
*The Bringing the Salmon Home logo features the original salmon designs of: Kelsey Jules, Secwépemc Nation; Tunka Cikala (Spirit Peoples), Syilx Okanagan Nation; Darcy Luke, Ktunaxa Nation