Issue 13
May 10, 2023

Spring is here – or is it? 
This edition includes:

DOCKED Thank you
DOCKED Film Reviews by Samantha Loney
“BIG small Talk” with Holly Aubichon
2023 Canada Council Governor General Awards
Artist Resale Rights

Job Opportunities
Highlighted Awards and Competition Deadlines by Province (Coast to Coast)
Highlighted Training and  Professional Opportunities
Harbour Collective wishes to thank our partners:

Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective Inc.
Saskatchewan Film Pool Cooperative
and the Canada Council for the Arts

DOCKED Film Festival was a huge success!
Film Still from Little Bird by Tim Myles

Little Bird Review

By Samantha Loney

Little Bird is a beautiful short film about grief. The story follows Jonah, a son struggling to deal with the loss of his mother. During his late mother’s wake, Jonah runs off with her urn so they can spend one last day together. The film is a breath of fresh air in this ‘post pandemic’ world where many audiences have experienced grief themselves. Offering up a lighter tone with comedic elements that writer, director and star, Timothy Myles, draws upon from his time at Toronto’s Second City, Little Bird is the therapy we need right now.

This lighthearted film is deeply personal to its creator, as Myles drew upon his own experience losing his mother in 2013. Unable to deal with his grief at the time and running away from it, like his leading character, Myles decided to use his isolated time during the pandemic to write this beautiful tribute to his mother…

To read more about Little Bird

TIM MYLES is a writer, director and actor. He began his career directing music videos for various labels such as Universal Music and Island Records. His debut short film LITTLE BIRD, was made in partnership with imagineNATIVE and NETFLIX Canada, and premiered at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. The film was nominated for an IMDBPro award for best Canadian short film at TIFF. It was named one of ’10 must see Indigenous Films’ during the festival, and Tim was named one of the ‘10 Indigenous Artists in Toronto you should know’ by Blog TO in 2021. His most recent work was second unit directing a spot for Lululemon X Team Canada, which premiered at the 2022 Olympic opening ceremony in Beijing. You can see him in the upcoming Keifer Sutherland crime drama RABBIT HOLE, Warner Brothers upcoming biopic series BORJE, and the Lifetime thriller MAID TO KILL. He is represented by Amanda Rosenthal Talent Agency in Canada.

Film Still from Shooting the Indian Act by Claude Latour

Shooting the Indian Act Review

By Samantha Loney

“It’s not worth the paper it’s written on and it’s time to kill it.” Powerful words from performance artist Laurence Paul Yuxweluptun and star of Shooting the Indian Act. The short film brings uncomfortableness to people as filmmaker Claude Latour captures the violent act of literally shooting the Indian Act. This performance is karma in action as all the words of the Indian Act have done is enact untold and unimaginable violence to the Indigenous populations of not only Canada, but Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

But Shooting the Indian Act is more than a film. It’s a piece of history caught by filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist Claude Latour that continues to live on twenty years after its release. “The film had a lot to say back then, but a lot more to say now…”

To read more about Shooting the Indian Act

Claude Latour 1961 was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario with mixed Euro/ Anishinabe/Kanyen’kéha descent and through his mother’s bloodline, is a band member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg of the Algonquin Nation, Bear Clan. Over the past three decades, Claude has created works of art in various mediums and deGines himself as a multidisciplinary artist.

Claude obtained his Diploma of Fine Arts from Heritage College in Hull, Quebec and in 2001, he received his BFA from the University of Ottawa.

Film Still from Tiny House Warriors by Tristan Greyeyes

Tiny House Warriors Review

By Samantha Loney

If you know anything about the Tiny House Warriors, you might think of their fight to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline from crossing unceded Secwepemc Territory by building tiny houses along the Trans Mountain Pipeline route. With that might come thoughts and talks about the effects the pipeline has on climate change. Although climate change is a big part of the fight, filmmaker Tristan Greyeyes suggests taking a look at another narrative, the affect the pipeline and the man camps bring to Indigenous women, girls and two spirit peoples in the area. Her short documentary Tiny House Warriors offers this unique perspective often not portrayed in the media.

Shortly after the film begins, we are hit with the visuals of a dozen blood red dresses hanging in the camp above the virgin white snow, quickly hitting the viewer with a rush of emotion, grief, sadness, and anger often associated with the MMIWG2S movement. Greyeyes woke up early to capture this shot which she says, “Gave me shivers.” The shivers translate perfectly to film as the audience is sure to feel goosebumps as they watch the dresses on screen. With this the film successfully points out the direct link between extractive resources mining and the bodies of Indigenous women…

To read more about Tiny House Warriors
Tristin Greyeyes is Nehiyaw and Anishinaabe from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. A lifelong learner, Tristin holds a certificate in Media Arts Production, a diploma in Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking and a bachelor’s degree in motion picture arts at Capilano University . She is interested in intersectional feminism, Land Back and is determined to empower Indigenous voices across Turtle Island through the art of filmmaking.

Samantha Loney is a Metis writer and podcaster from Barrie, Ontario. She has produced podcast episodes the Indigenous 150+ Podcast and is the writer and star of the fictional podcast series, Herstory the Podcast Series, available wherever you get your podcasts. She currently runs a nonprofit Metis and Me that teaches podcasting and storytelling to Metis youth, whose stories can be found on the Travelling Metis podcast.

 Headshot credit: Tenille Campbell @Sweetmoonphoto

BIG small Talk with Co-Conspirator: Holly Aubichon

by Sasha Kucas

BIG small talk is a chance to introduce people that Harbour Collective work with behind the scenes. Sasha Kucas zooms with Holly Aubichon for a fun conversation of BIG small talk.

Holly is an inspiring coffee-drinking bike-riding lover of painting who juggles writing, painting, art curation, and full-time work at
Sâkêwêwak. Aubichon has participated in and partnered with Harbour programming and continues to be a valued Harbour co-conspirator. While the sun and work might force this Queen out of bed, we laugh over coffee as Aubichon reflects on community and connection.

To read more about Holly Aubichon

Holly Aubichon investigates topics of urban Indigeneity and how ancestral knowledge reaches urban Indigenous people through memories, land, and body. Her practice includes painting, writing and curation. She identifies as Métis, Cree from her Paternal side, and Ukrainian, Irish, and Scottish ancestry from her Maternal side. Aubichon was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. Her Indigenous relations come from Green Lake, Meadow Lake and Lestock, SK. Aubichon’s practice is laboriously reliant on retracing familial memories and connections. She uses painting as a way to foster personal healing. Since July 1, 2021 as an extension of her practice, she has been in a traditional Indigenous tattoo mentorship with Stacey Fayant. Tattooing as a practice for Aubichon acknowledges the memories that familial bodies carry, and develops community care focusing on healing and processing grief alongside the revivalists of traditional tattoo methods. She graduated from the University of Regina in 2021 with a BFA, minoring in Indigenous Art History. Aubichon was the Saskatchewan recipient of the 2021 BMO 1st Art! Award. Aubichon is the current Artistic Director for Sâkêwêwak Artists’ Collective Inc.

The Canada Council for the Arts Announces the 2023 Winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts
The Outstanding Contribution Award has been given to David Garneau!
Read more here
Canadian Visual Artists to Continue Push to Establish the Artist’s Resale Right Post-Budget
Read more about Artist resale rights
Banff World Media Festival
hosts an international conference, marketplace and Rockie Awards, alongside the world’s top creators, producers, showrunners, talent, networks, studios, streamers, press and media companies.
June 11 – 14
Click here for more information
Job Opportunities

Term Adjunct Opportunities in Fine Art, Queen’s University
The Fine Art (Visual Art) Program at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching one of the following four undergraduate courses: Studio Art in Printmaking, Sculpture/New Media, Print Media, Sculpture
May 10

Broadview International Film Festival – Film Festival and Story Coordinator
May 12

Redeemer University – Adjunct Faculty in Photography

Redeemer University, in Ancaster, Ontario, invites applications for an adjunct instructor in Digital Photography (Art) beginning September 2023. This is a 3-credit course currently scheduled for Thursday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:20 pm.
May 12

City of Ottawa – Part-Time Specialist, Collections
The City of Ottawa is hiring a part-time Collections Specialist to help with registration, cataloguing, preparing artworks, maintaining exhibitions and more. Pay is $18.56-$21.88 per hour. 
May 14

Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) – Manager, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access
The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to support and promote the arts community in Edmonton. The EAC works to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of community life. Our programs and services are designed to realize Connections & Exchanges: A 10-Year Plan To Transform Arts and Heritage In Edmonton.
May 15

Eyelevel – Artistic Co-Director
Eyelevel is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic, community-engaged individual to take on the role of Artistic Co-Director alongside Sally Wolchyn-Raab. The Artistic Co-Directors are the primary representatives of Eyelevel, and together they are responsible for the daily operations of the organization.
May 15

Souris Valley Museum – Curatorial/Museum Assistant Summer Position
The successful candidate will work primarily with the Museum’s collection – digitizing the collection, as well as labelling, sorting, and cleaning artifacts. Photography and database entry are also included in the collection management duties.
May 15

grunt gallery – Program Director
Formed in 1984, grunt gallery is an artist-run centre located in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC. grunt gallery has built its reputation on innovative programs that showcase current and past work by contemporary Canadian and international artists. Working with a wide range of collaborators, grunt gallery confidently supports interdisciplinary projects, performance, media works, publications, websites, artist talks, research residencies, mentorships, publicly-sited projects and socially engaged initiatives alongside gallery-based exhibitions. grunt gallery continues to provide space for artistic agency, diverse perspectives, unruly practices and community connection.
May 19

University of Lethbridge – Tenure-track Opportunities in Digital Culture and Video Game Design & Development

The Department of New Media, Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge, invites applications for two academic positions. Start date for both positions could be as early as July 1, 2023, subject to budgetary and Board approval. Joining a dynamic team of artists and scholars, the successful candidates will build on existing strengths in New Media by contributing to the decolonization of curriculum through the lens of digital culture studies and video game design & development.
May 19

City of Regina – Community Consultant – Culture
This position coordinates the provision of residency programs and prepares space to support arts and culture related community activities at City operated facilities including Neil Balkwill Civic Art Centre and City Square. The position also leads or supports the development, delivery, and evaluation of a wide range of community-based programs and projects in alignment with the Regina Cultural Plan. This position reports to the Coordinator, Cultural Development and supervises program and contracted staff.
May 22

Arts Etobicoke – Call for Artists: Beyond the Bar Graph – Our Data Needs Your Art Practice
Arts Etobicoke is looking to commission four artists to work with data we’ve collected about arts programming in our community. Over the past three years, Arts Etobicoke has been asking community members about their arts and culture interests and about what they’d like to do more of. We have collected hours of interviews, surveys and data points in response to this research. We are now ready to share our findings and, as an arts organization, we believe there is a creative way to do this. Arts Etobicoke wants to see this data visualized or interpreted in unconventional and unexpected ways across a variety of artistic disciplines. We need artists to help us go beyond bar graphs, pie charts and infographics!
May 30

Toronto – 
Call for Indigenous Expressions of Interest: River Street Underpass Mural Project
StreetARToronto invites artists who identify as Indigenous persons to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the River Street Underpass Mural Project at King/Queen Triangle.
June 15

Invisible Artists Carnival – 
Call for Submissions for Mi’kma’ki / Kjipuktuk /Nova Scotia / Halifax based Mad, Deaf, and/or Disability identified Artists/performance groups
The Invisible Artists Carnival is an immersive, travelling performance and film experience that fuses science-fantasy, circus, and disability culture. With robust accessibility built into process and performance, the show presents a threadbare Caravan as the deceptive cover for a world of mobile cinema, aerial wizardry and shared ritual. When the Carnival rolls into a neighbourhood as darkness falls, mysterious magic will be unleashed in a live spectacle (suitable for all ages) as the group attempts to make contact with The Artist, a legendary many faced figure who vanished several years ago
June 19

Ex-Puritan – Call for Indigenous Storytellers

The Ex-Puritan is looking for Indigenous Storytellers for a special Indigenous issue edited by Brandi Bird. Submissions due July 10. Entries are free, rates are based on type of piece.
July 10

Indigenous Screen Office – Program Coordinator Story Fund

The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) is an independent national advocacy and funding organization serving First Nations, Inuit and Métis creators of screen content in Canada. The ISO’s mandate is to foster and support narrative sovereignty and cultural revitalization by increasing Indigenous storytelling on screens and promoting Indigenous values and participation across the sector.

Click here to view even more Job Opportunities on our website
Highlighted Awards and Competition Deadlines listed by Province (Coast to Coast)
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The SK Arts Share and Connect: Indigenous Community Arts program seeks to empower Indigenous communities to control and develop their own arts and culture. Deadline: June 7

Click here for more information and to apply
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Conseil des arts de Montreal: Support program for Indigenous artists Are you an Indigenous artist who wants to carry out artistic projects and explore furthermore the plurality of your practice? This support program can allow you to fund these projects and develop your career as an artist. Deadline: May 11
Click here for more information and to apply
Conseil des arts de Montreal: Support program for Indigenous collectives and organizations Do you want to create Indigenous led arts initiatives and promote the plurality of artistic practices? This program aims to support initiatives that will allow you to carry out your short-, medium- and long-term projects, to help create artistic collaborations, to diversify your activities and to foster the development of your collective or organization. Deadline:  May 11
Click here for more information and to apply
Atlantic Provinces
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HOLD FAST Festival is a celebration of contemporary performance, interdisciplinary art, and community engagement in St. John’s, NL/Ktaqmkuk. We are seeking four Featured Artists to present accessible, meaningful, and critically-relevant work as part of HOLD FAST 2023. Call for Artists deadline: May 14

Click here for more information and to apply
The mandate of the PEI Arts Grants is to support, assist, encourage and represent the arts community in the province. Funding is available to Prince Edward Island artists through a juried grant application process. Deadline: May 17
Click here for more information and to apply
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imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival promotes Indigenous-made media by developing platforms for artists to assert their voices, express their perspectives, and share their cultures. Deadline: May 19

Find out how to apply here
Indigenous Screen Office – Production program offers support to Indigenous screen-based creators in the Production phase of their project including TV series and Feature length films. Deadline: 
May 31
To find out more information and to apply
PLATFORM centre is excited to announce the 2023 PLATFORM Photography Award. This yearly award aims to assist the recipient in their creation of new lens-based work (photography and video). To be eligible for this award you must be based in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Deadline: May 31
To find out how to apply
”The International Flag of Planet Earth”, by Oskar Pernefeldt.
The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by Asian-identifying artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. Deadline: June 5
To find out more information and to apply

Small File Media Festival have been raising awareness about the environmental impact of streaming media. For their fourth iteration media makers are challenged to intervene in the 4k dystopia of bandwidth imperialism through the creation of original small file movies of any length, proving once and for all that Ecomedia is the ONLY future of sustainable media! Why small files? Because streaming media is killing the planet. Deadline: July 1

For more information and how to apply
NewFest – The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival is  calling for entries. Multiple deadlines until July 20
For more information and to apply
WNDX is interested in new and engaging moving-image works that deviate from traditional cinematic forms. Stronger consideration will be given to works by and for underrepresented demographics, works under 30 minutes and projects completed in 2021 or later. We highly encourage submissions from artists with a connection to the prairies. Deadline: June 30
For more information and to apply
Click here for a more complete list of awards and competition deadlines on our website
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Training and Professional Opportunities – Highlighted

Belgrade Art Studio – Virtual Art Lab 12 week program: All Media
Virtual Art Lab is experimental, creative online platform that allows artists to incorporate knowledge and acquire new tools, experiment, find the necessary motivation to stimulate their projects, advance with their artistic production, show their work online, establish an international network of colleagues and professionals with whom to mutually nurture each other.
May 14

Arts Habitat – Artist Studio Residency Program – Call for applications
Individual artists and collaborative teams of all disciplines are encouraged to submit a self- directed project proposal for a one-year Artist Studio Residency Program beginning July 3, 2023. Arts Habitat is seeking submissions from regional artists to develop work-in-progress or produce new work, including, but not limited to art, craft, curatorial practice, design, new media, photography, sculpture, sound, video and writing. 
May 14
The Reel Green™ Sustainable Production Training 
Taking the Sustainable Production Training course is free and recommended to everyone in the motion picture industry. In this 2-hour training, crew will learn about climate science, what it means for production, and how to adopt and implement more environmentally sustainable practices on set.
May 17

Engaging Newcomer and Immigrant Art Professionals (for Art Organizations) 
Learn how to make your opportunities accessible for newcomer and immigrant artists and arts and culture workers
May 26 

Digital Arts Resource Centre – Electronic Music Production
Digital Arts Resource Centre is excited to be partnering with DreamLab to deliver a series of music production workshops for Ottawa Drone Day, an annual celebration of drone, community, and experimental sound.
May 27

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