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May 12, 2022

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Meet Harbour Collective COASTLINE Lab 2022 Artists

Six Indigenous artists, with diverse artistic practices from across Canada will join an intensive four-month residency, online and in-person series of workshops, panels, one-on-one mentoring sessions, and one-week residency with industry experts at the third annual Harbour LAB series.



  Holly Aubichon           Naomi Condo                       Dayna Danger



 Quinn Hopkins                 Chanelle Lajoie              Claude Latour


Coastline Lab is designed to explore the unique opportunities within artificial intelligence and non-fungible tokens and working in Canada as Indigenous artists. Artists will explore a range of topics such as using artificial intelligence to create art derived from Indigenous data, creation of non-fungible tokens, addressing career sustainability and burnout, and articulating one’s own unique skill set as an artist. Participants will also hone their skills in budgeting, funding, and distribution and receive $2,000 to support their project. 

Coastline 2022 Lab will engage the expertise of industry leaders and successful artists to address the following aspects of research, data mining, and producing: funding and grant writing with budgets, and next step strategy. Industry advisors will lead workshops and small-group sessions and offer one-on-one mentoring to participants. 

Visit to read the bios of 2022 artists and learn more about their projects. 

Harbour Collective features Artist
Esperanza Sanchez Espitia

The Get to Know series profiles Indigenous artists who have participated in programming, events, and retreats hosted by Harbour Collective. Our team member Vanda Fleury connected with Esperanza by zoom in the spring of 2022 to bring you this feature article.

Storytelling and filmmaking are mutually exclusive for Esperanza Sanchez Espitia. She is a Latin American artist grounded in ancestral knowledge, community narratives and education. She carries an artist portfolio with unmistakable character and deep lines ingrained in the leather; it has stayed true to form.

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Harbour Collective launches…
The Re/Mirror Experiments

The mirror is what remains after data memory is lost. The process of remirroring establishes new connections to official and unofficial copies of memories: pure data, photographs, stories handed down, the associations that smells can sometimes awaken.


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Harbour Collective would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts, Creating, Knowing and Sharing.


Job Opportunities

Business Representative for ACTRA Manitoba: Accepting resumes
ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is the national union of over 27,000 professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada, including TV, film, radio, and digital media. ACTRA’s principal role is to negotiate, administer and enforce collective agreements to provide performers with equitable compensation as well as safe and reasonable working conditions.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to quoting ‘2022-09 – ‘Business Representative-ACTRA Manitoba’ in the email subject line.

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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: Curator of Indigenous Art: Open until position is filled
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria seeks a dynamic and ambitious Curator to support the needs of its diverse exhibitions and collections programs. 

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Jumblies: Programming Manager – Deadline: Until position is filled
Jumblies is a Toronto-based arts organization working locally and across Ontario and Canada on projects bringing together diverse professional artists and community members to make art with, for and about people, places, and urgent and compelling themes and stories.

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More Opportunities on our Website

Awards and Competitions Deadlines Listed by Province (From Coast to Coast) 
Visit our Website for an extensive listing

British Columbia
June 15  Whistler Film Festival – Call for Submissions 

May 25  Win a 3 month Fully-Funded Artist Residency in Italy – 6th Edition Boynes Emerging Artist Award

Deadline is the 1st of every month. Applications are accepted 3 weeks prior  SK Arts – Micro Grant

No Set Deadline: At Least 4 weeks prior to start of project  Winnipeg Arts Council – Professional Research & Development Grant

No set deadline – At least one month prior to event or start of project  Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation – Arts and Culture

Anytime  Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec – Acquisition and Marketing

Atlantic Provinces
No set deadline – At least 3 weeks prior to start of project New Brunswick Tourism, Heritage and Culture – Arts in Communities Program

Extended to May 15 Yukon Arts Centre – @YAC Artist Residency 

Anytime prior to travel date Canada Council for the Arts – Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples – Travel

May 17 30th Hamptons International Film Festival – Call for Entries – Narrative Features, Documentaries and Shorts

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Training, Development and Professional Opportunities


Seneca College School of Creative Arts and Animation – Call for Program Advisory Board Members
Open until positions are filled

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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – ASAP Mural Artist Volunteer 
Our team is planning to create a comfort room on an inpatient unit and we are hoping to get a simple scenic painting done on a wall of a small room, to promote a calm and peaceful place for individuals. We want to be able to offer a safe space for individuals who are in crisis or need of a place to cope with any distress or low moods they may have. The comfort room is our priority but if possible, we are also hoping to create a small “canteen convenience stand” for patients to practice employment/social skills and was hoping to get some small, floating food items painted on the wall to brighten up the space. 
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Volunteer Opportunities in Toronto 
Are you passionate about your neighbourhood, your community, being outside, arts and culture, or any combination of the above? Arts in the Parks needs a team of over 200 extraordinary volunteers (ages 14+) to support our events each summer. in 2019 we went to 47 parks with over 200 volunteers and met 170,000 Torontonians!
For more information:

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