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Call for Artists


Regan S
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The Integrate Art Society is currently looking for artists based around the greater Victoria region for a new project titled The Ministry of Counting Sheep.
In the 2015 Canadian Health Measures Survey, Stats Canada’s found that 25% of Canadians have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep every night. With the stresses of the ongoing pandemic, The Sleep Foundation found that sleep problems have dramatic increased with the entire North American population. Scientists determining that 2022 is the year of Coronasomnia, named because rates of insomnia went up by 40%.
Integrate believes there can be a creative solution to help individuals with sleep programs. We are looking for artists, storytellers, musicians, performing artists, and collectives to create a podcast to help listeners fall asleep (yes, we do want people to fall asleep to art!). Artists will be selected in early October and will have until late December to create their individual podcast. Artists will be working with a professional podcast producer and sound technician, so do not necessarily need any experience with recording or production. Each podcast is expected to be roughly 20 minutes to 40 minutes long. To launch the podcast series, Integrate will be hosting a day-time sleepover for the public.
Selected artists will be receiving a CARFAC fee of $600 for their podcast.
We particularly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ2+, disabled, and/or intersectional communities to apply. To acknowledge and manage the fact that artist applications can be difficult, please let us know if you have any accessibility needs to make the process easier.
Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2023 at midnight. If you need more time, please email Regan Shrumm at rshrumm@integratearts.ca.
Please answer all of the following information, and submit it to rshrumm@integratearts.ca by midnight on Friday, September 15, 2023
To make the artist proposals as accessible as possible, we accept the following formats:
• A PDF or Word document
• Email with information
• A recorded video
• A phone or Zoom conversation
The proposal must include the following information:
Email Address:
Website and/or Social Media:
• Description of Work Proposed: (up to 250 words):
o Please tell us a little bit about your artwork and your process you want to use. You may also include an artist’s statement here.
• Artist Bio: (up to 200 words): Please provide a short biography of yourself.
• How does the theme of sleep resonate with you? (up to 250 words)
• Do you have any experience with sound recording? (up to 250 words - you do not need experience in order to be selected. This is helpful information for our producers' scheduling of work.)
• Please upload 5 images/recordings or 5 online links (online website, Instagram, Tumblr, Dropbox links), or somewhere we can see your work.
Thank you for your submission! Chosen artists will be notified by October 1, 2023.
The mandate of the Integrate Art Society is to strengthen the presence of the arts on Vancouver Island through public awareness and advocacy for regional artists, curators, arts organizations, and art spaces. The society aims to deliver this by creating accessible and interactive arts programming for the general public, showcasing multidisciplinary art practices, and equipping art practitioners with opportunities for knowledge transfer and skill development.
Integrate is located on the unceded and traditional territory of the Lkwungen-speaking peoples, today known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and WSÁNEĆ Nation.
We are mindful of the cultural impacts of ongoing colonialism and dispossession of Indigenous peoples as we continue to engage communities and hold events in this region. We will continue to learn, unlearn, and re-learn about the lands and peoples who have been here since time immemorial. 
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