Indigenous Artist Call
Utilizing the “Two-Eyed Seeing” approach, FireSmart Canada is currently embarking on a national initiative developing an Indigenous FireSmart Canada Booklet that recognizes Indigenous wildfire prevention and risk reduction approaches and wise practices alongside non-Indigenous FireSmart principles with corresponding case studies.
FireSmart Canada calls for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) artists to submit artwork related to the Indigenous FireSmart Booklet. Specifically, we envision illustrations that will be integrated throughout the inaugural Indigenous FireSmart Canada Booklet to be an artistic depiction of select themes about wildfire which include, but are not limited to the following:
- Advancing Indigenous knowledge through wildfire – e.g., traditional ecological knowledge; balance/harmony/relationship between the land and Indigenous Peoples in Canada
- Healing and protecting the land – e.g., land stewardship, collective responsibility in wildfire prevention and risk reduction
- Respecting wildfires as living entities
- Re-connecting with our (Indigenous) cultures through the use of FireSmart principles
- Connecting with communities – Elders and community involvement in wildfire prevention, risk reduction and cultural revitalization
This call aims to celebrate the creativity of Indigenous artists from across Canada.
As such, an important part of creating your wildfire-related illustration is to make beautiful artwork that also communicates one or more of the above wildfire-related themes.
President, FireSmart Canada
If you are interested in submitting an illustration for inclusion in the Indigenous FireSmart Booklet, please submit the below information:
- Biography – includes contact information – full name, email address, and physical mailing address, artwork experience and past projects (maximum one page); and
Briefnarrative about the illustration and the artistic method(s) utilized (maximum one page).
JPG, PNG or Photoshop files should be submitted as large of a resolution as possible, Minimum 300 pixels per inch 8″x10″
If submitting Vector format files, please save them as a press-ready PDF file
Please submit your online application by – Friday, May 31, 2019 (11:59 pm Mountain Time).
Up to six artists will be selected for their illustrations to be included in the inaugural Indigenous FireSmart Booklet – each receiving $3,000.00 (CDN) upon completion of the artwork, and agreement and signature of contracted work for the Booklet.
FireSmart Canada will own the rights to the final submitted digital artwork.
For more information about FireSmart Canada, visit www.firesmartcanada.ca
Questions? Contact Laura Stewart (President, FireSmart Canada) at firstname.lastname@example.org