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This is a poster advertising a granting program run by AANM with funding from the Manitoba Arts Council. Below the main image, in groovy red 60’s font we read: “AANM GRANTS.” The details of the Call to Artists are written in white bubble font on black: Four Grants of $2000 each. Apply by April 30, 2024.  Call for Deaf and Disabled artists! Check our website for more information. https://aanm.ca/resources-for-artists/calls-for-submissions/
Below is the MAC logo and artwork credit (Jude Palace.) The artwork is a digital drawing with a background that is bright red punctuated by yellow/orange starbursts and brightly coloured shapes, some snake-like and organic, others angular. Two twin-like figures are front and centre, wearing white sweaters patterned with red hearts. One, sporting an exposed brain, grasps the other’s head by hair and chin as if to violently wrench it off. The victim wears the sad, bored expression of defeat. Medical insignia, paper airplanes, and a melty clock hover around the scene.

AANM Arts Grant 

Deadline: April 30, 2024 *(3-day extensions are available by request) 

Amount: 4 grants of $2,000

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, with funding from the Manitoba Arts Council to award four grants of $2000 each for d/Deaf and/or disabled artists in Manitoba. 

AANM Arts Grants are awarded to emerging or professional artists from the d/Deaf and disability community to support: the creation of new works, professional development, purchases for arts related equipment, mobility aids to assist with art creation or presentation, framing artwork, artist fees to dedicate time to your practice, studio rental fees, website improvements and anything else that will help you to achieve your artistic goals!

These grants are intended to help artists who are d/Deaf and/or disabled with financial support to create and improve their artistic practice. Adjudication will be based on your proposal for creation (what you want to make and what you need to make it) and/or your professional development plan (what you want to do to move your practice forward). AANM is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To that end, we ask for culturally diverse, Indigenous, LGBT2Q*, rural and northern self-identification if you choose. Applications are confidential, reviewed by staff and jury members.

We accept proposals from artists in all disciplines at all levels of their careers.

Requirements

All applicants must be:

  • Emerging or professional artist who is d/Deaf and/or disabled
  • Resident of Manitoba

How to Apply:

To apply each applicant must submit:

  • Up-to-date artistic CV (2-page max.)
  • Artist Bio (500 words max.)
  • Project description (750 words max.): Consider the following questions, if applicable:
    • What are you planning to do?
    • What so you hope to achieve?
    • Why is this project important?
    • What will be the impact on your arts practice?
    • What is your ability to undertake this project?
  • FIVE examples of your work, past work indicative of your style, and/or finished pieces you propose to show. 

File Types allowed:

  • Video/audio submissions cannot exceed a maximum of 6 minutes total per artist. You can submit one 6 min piece or 3 shorter pieces that add up to 6mins. YouTube links, mp3 and mov accepted. 500MB max
  • Images: jpeg, jpg, png and PDFs. Max 500MB
  • Text: pdf or word. 5 pages total

Applications can be sent to programming@aanm.ca

If you need any assistance with your application or would like feedback ahead of time about your proposal contact Jenel Shaw at info@aanm.ca or (204) 336-2366 by April 26, 2024.

Reporting:

If you are awarded a grant through AANM you will need to provide the following at the end of your project:

  • Final report: Please provide a final report of how your project went, how the money was spent, any outcomes and other information you would like AANM to know. Minimum of 200 words, maximum 1 page.
  • Photos, text or videos. If applicable for your project, please send in any images, text or videos that support your final report

ASL Version of Call

AANM Calls for Submissions

harper k. smith – EP Release

Feb 9, 2024

BIO Harper K. Smith is a queer and mad/disabled, freakfolk-pop musician from Winnipeg (Treaty 1 Territory). Her songs ache over broken relationships, sickness, and death, while still pointing—albeit wearily—to her…

Akayna- IS THIS REALITY?

Dec 1, 2023

BIO Akayna is a Métis, multidisciplinary conceptual emerging artist and Emily Carr University of Art & Design graduate who practices chemically mindful art. They are currently working on a photographic…

Kim Kitchen – HER VOICE THE WAVES LIKE SILK

Oct 18, 2023

  BIO Kim Kitchen is a multidisciplinary artist working in audio and film as a result of a debilitating and transformative illness. She explores collective cultural understandings of the female…

Jude Palace – I Do Not Make Art For Anyone; I Make Art For You.

Oct 5, 2023

Bio My name is Jude Palace, and I am a Canadian digital artist. My practice involves a therapeutic approach to each piece, using complex personal experiences and thoughts blended into…

Manitoba Calls for Submissions

harper k. smith – EP Release

Feb 9, 2024

BIO Harper K. Smith is a queer and mad/disabled, freakfolk-pop musician from Winnipeg (Treaty 1 Territory). Her songs ache over broken relationships, sickness, and death, while still pointing—albeit wearily—to her…

Akayna- IS THIS REALITY?

Dec 1, 2023

BIO Akayna is a Métis, multidisciplinary conceptual emerging artist and Emily Carr University of Art & Design graduate who practices chemically mindful art. They are currently working on a photographic…

Kim Kitchen – HER VOICE THE WAVES LIKE SILK

Oct 18, 2023

  BIO Kim Kitchen is a multidisciplinary artist working in audio and film as a result of a debilitating and transformative illness. She explores collective cultural understandings of the female…

Jude Palace – I Do Not Make Art For Anyone; I Make Art For You.

Oct 5, 2023

Bio My name is Jude Palace, and I am a Canadian digital artist. My practice involves a therapeutic approach to each piece, using complex personal experiences and thoughts blended into…


National Calls for Submissions

Image Description: This is a poster advertising Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba’s CALL TO ARTISTS. At the top of the poster is an image of Winnipeg’s cityscape at night, with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the foreground. Long-exposure photography makes the city streets glow in amber and gold from the headlights of traffic. On a banner of white, red font proclaims “CALL TO ARTISTS with disabilities.” Below, in plain black text, are bullet points of information: • perform/show work at Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg during CRIP STRENGTH: ART + BODY + MIND festival Oct 29/22 • we pay $367 CARFAC fees • apply by Aug 26/22 • https://aanm.ca/call-for-submissions-3/ or 204-336-2366 for more info At the bottom of the poster are logos for The Thomas Sill Foundation Inc, AAANM, and Canada Council for the Arts.

WHAT IS CRIP STRENGTH: ART + BODY + MIND?

Crip Strength: Art + Body + Mind is a one-day event held at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR). Crip Strength will also be presented virtually to reach artists who may not be able to travel to attend in-person. There will be a juried exhibition of visual art, dance, theater, musical, literary performances and readings. 

Crip Strength will explore the concept of what is “normal” when it comes to disability. Through art, many artists who are Deaf and/or disabled are questioning assumptions of normality in how the mind and body perform. Deaf and/or disabled artists have much to share and teach the larger art community about access, creative problem solving and adaptation. These concepts have long been necessary for Deaf and/or disabled artists to participate in the larger arts community and have become even more relevant to the larger society as we live through a pandemic that requires us to self-isolate and find creative solutions to reach one another through alternative means.

ARTIST APPLICATION INFORMATION

Crip Strength will occur at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on October 29th from 1pm-3pm, and will include juried performances and art exhibition. The exhibition will be on display for one day at the CMHR during Crip Strength and will then be exhibited at Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) until December 2, 2022.  The exhibition theme is “Creative Accessibility.”  Interpret this theme however you choose; it could include art about your personal experience as a d/Deaf or disabled person, art about society, art about art, etc.

Chosen visual artists may include two pieces of artwork in the exhibition. Performance artists (comedians, actors, musicians, poets, etc.): please note the run time of your performance and list any needed equipment. 

Artists who are not from Winnipeg will be responsible for any shipping/insurance/travel costs etc. associated with showing their work. If you are selected, AANM can assist you if you decide to apply for grants to offset your costs. 

If selected you will receive full carfac fees of $367 for your participation.

Deadline to apply: August 26, 2022 5pm

Submissions should include:

1) Artist CV

2) Written statement explaining how your artwork or performance reflects the theme of Creative AccessAbility. For performers, please include run time and needed equipment. (300 words Max.) 

3) Samples of your work, chose one of the following:

Up to 3 digital images, Max image size 200MB, JPEG format only

Or

Up to 5 pages of text

Or

Up to 3 minutes of audio or video, YouTube format only

Send your submission to info@aanm.ca

If you need assistance with your submission you can contact Jenel Shaw at info@aanm.ca or 204-336-2366.

Applicants must be Canadian and self-identify as disabled.  AANM is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  To that end, we ask for Deaf and disability, culturally diverse, Indigenous, LGBT2Q*, rural and northern self-identification in your application if you choose.  Applications are confidential, reviewed by staff and jury members.

Artists must be AANM members to show with us.  Free and sliding-scale memberships are available to those facing financial barriers.  View membership options and renew memberships here https://aanm.ca/join-aanm-today/.

 
The background of this poster appears to be graph paper, with fold creases slightly visible. In the top right corner, in large purple text with lilac shadows, it says “CALL TO CANADIAN ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES”. Bullet points below, in small black font, read “online solo show”, “$423 CARFAC FEE”, and “www.aanm.ca for more info.” Below a stylized turquoise and pink image of three oranges in the upper left corner are the words “DANCE, MUSIC, FILM, VISUAL ART, WRITING, ETC.” in black text. Below that is a stylized image of a pot of honey in yellow and turquoise. In larger bold black print in the left bottom corner is “DEADLINE FEB 18, 2022”. Below that are the small logos of Canada Council for the Arts and Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba. In the bottom right corner is a stylized turquoise and hot pink image of a bottle of chili sauce.

Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, mounts monthly online solo exhibitions to showcase the work of Canadian artists with disabilities. 

Emerging and established artists of all disciplines (dance, film, visual art, comedy, music, etc.) are welcome to apply.

Selected artists will receive $423 CARFAC artist fees, and limited assistance with documentation/presentation of work if necessary.  

Submission deadline is February 18, 2022.  Only selected artists will receive notification.

To apply, send the following to programming@aanm.ca:

  • A brief proposal (200 word max) describing your medium, the ideas you will be exploring in your show, and why you feel your concept is important.
  • THREE small examples of your work (past work indicative of your style, and/or finished pieces you propose to show).

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Video/audio submissions cannot exceed a maximum of 6 minutes total per artist. You can submit one 6min piece or 3 shorter pieces that add up to 6mins.  Format must be YouTube video.
  • Images: maximum file size is 200MB.  Format must be jpeg.

Applicants must be Canadian and self-identify as disabled.  AANM is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  To that end, we ask for Deaf and disability, culturally diverse, Indigenous, LGBT2Q*, rural and northern self-identification in your application if you choose.  Applications are confidential, reviewed by staff and jury members.

Feel free to contact us at programming@aanm.ca or 204-336-2366 with any questions.

Artists must be AANM members to show with us.  Free and sliding-scale memberships are available to those facing financial barriers.  View membership options and renew memberships here https://aanm.ca/join-aanm-today/.

harper k. smith – EP Release

Feb 9, 2024

BIO Harper K. Smith is a queer and mad/disabled, freakfolk-pop musician from Winnipeg (Treaty 1 Territory). Her songs ache over broken relationships, sickness, and death, while still pointing—albeit wearily—to her…

Akayna- IS THIS REALITY?

Dec 1, 2023

BIO Akayna is a Métis, multidisciplinary conceptual emerging artist and Emily Carr University of Art & Design graduate who practices chemically mindful art. They are currently working on a photographic…

Kim Kitchen – HER VOICE THE WAVES LIKE SILK

Oct 18, 2023

  BIO Kim Kitchen is a multidisciplinary artist working in audio and film as a result of a debilitating and transformative illness. She explores collective cultural understandings of the female…

Jude Palace – I Do Not Make Art For Anyone; I Make Art For You.

Oct 5, 2023

Bio My name is Jude Palace, and I am a Canadian digital artist. My practice involves a therapeutic approach to each piece, using complex personal experiences and thoughts blended into…


 

International Calls for Submissions

harper k. smith – EP Release

Feb 9, 2024

BIO Harper K. Smith is a queer and mad/disabled, freakfolk-pop musician from Winnipeg (Treaty 1 Territory). Her songs ache over broken relationships, sickness, and death, while still pointing—albeit wearily—to her…

Akayna- IS THIS REALITY?

Dec 1, 2023

BIO Akayna is a Métis, multidisciplinary conceptual emerging artist and Emily Carr University of Art & Design graduate who practices chemically mindful art. They are currently working on a photographic…

Kim Kitchen – HER VOICE THE WAVES LIKE SILK

Oct 18, 2023

  BIO Kim Kitchen is a multidisciplinary artist working in audio and film as a result of a debilitating and transformative illness. She explores collective cultural understandings of the female…

Jude Palace – I Do Not Make Art For Anyone; I Make Art For You.

Oct 5, 2023

Bio My name is Jude Palace, and I am a Canadian digital artist. My practice involves a therapeutic approach to each piece, using complex personal experiences and thoughts blended into…

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