Issue 14
June 14, 2023

Indigenous Artists make history
This edition includes:
Indigenous History Month: Harbour highlights Artists
“BIG small Talk” with Co-Conspirator: Howard Adler
LIFT Analogue Resilience: Film Labs Gathering Thank you
AI-A-THON coming soon!

Highlighted Job Opportunities
Highlighted Awards and Competition Deadlines by Province (Coast to Coast)
Highlighted Training and  Professional Opportunities
June is National Indigenous History month. Harbour Collective celebrates and honours Indigenous Artists. You are making history. Thank you.

BIG small Talk with Co-Conspirator: Howard Adler

by Sasha Kucas

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

Like a hummingbird, Howard zips around Ottawa with a ton of energy for all things Art. The idea and smell of coffee get Howard out of bed to attend to his numerous responsibilities and aspirations, but only after a healthy breakfast of Cheerios and a banana. Over a phone call from his parent’s stained glass shop, Howard fills me in on the film he and his brother are working on, memes, and more…

To read more about Howard Adler

Howard Adler is the co-founder/director/programmer for the Asinabka Festival, an annual Indigenous film and media arts festival in Ottawa. Howard has a bachelor of arts in Indigenous Studies from Trent University, and a master of arts in Canadian Studies from Carleton University. Howard’s film, video and art, have been exhibited in gallery settings, broadcast nationally, shown on airplanes, featured on CBC Gem, and shown extensively at film festivals both in Canada and internationally. His art practice is diverse and includes visual art, meme-making, stained glass, beadwork, VJ’ing, video projection mapping, and experimental and documentary filmmaking.  He often works as a freelancer or on a contract basis in various capacities, including film and video production, as a university instructor, a guest speaker, a workshop instructor, or leading art making classes for youth. Howard’s pronouns are he/him, he is Two-Spirit, Jewish and Anishinaabe, and a member of Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation in North-Western Ontario.

Harbour Collective wishes to thank Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) Analogue Resilience: Film Labs Gathering for an incredible time in Toronto. Our writers are busy at work.
Harbour Collective and Video Pool Media Arts Centre are partnering up for an AI-A-THON. So excited to see the dataset created by selected artists in the community. Stay tuned for more information!
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity invites everyone to participate in Banff Centre’s National Indigenous Peoples Month throughout June.

Register for free events and activities include storytelling, a dance workshop (in-person and online), and more! Plus don’t miss the virtual marketplace and online film screenings.

For more information and to register
National Indigenous Peoples Day @ WAG-Qaumajuq Visit WAG-Qaumajuq on National Indigenous Peoples Day for a day of Indigenous art education and evening concerts!
For more information
Job Opportunities

National Screen Institute – Marketing Coordinator
Are you passionate about storytelling and storytellers? NSI is seeking a Black, Indigenous (or) Person of Colour (BIPOC) or individual with a disability to work as marketing coordinator.
June 15

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

Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Digital Media Production Artist
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is centred around the idea that respect and understanding of human rights can serve as a positive force for change in the world. The Digital Media Production Artist will support our collective efforts to build a workplace culture that is inclusive, equitable, innovative and focused on inspiring action.
June 18

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

Gardiner Museum – Curator of Indigenous Ceramics
The Gardiner Museum brings together people of all ages and communities through the shared values of creativity, wonder, and community that clay and ceramic traditions inspire. We engage audiences with exhibitions, programs, and hands-on classes, while stewarding a significant permanent collection. We interpret historical ceramics to emphasize their relevance today, and champion emerging and established Canadian artists and their role in the broader world. We innovate through clay education, as we bring together the experience of making with a deeper understanding of the art of ceramics.
June 23

Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary – Call for Local Indigenous Crafters
Designed to raise cultural awareness within the City of Calgary and to celebrate contemporary achievements of Indigenous people in Canada, Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary has developed into what it is today through the dedication and commitment of its volunteers. Aboriginal Awareness Week runs from June 18 to 24, 2023. We are seeking local Indigenous crafters for the National Indigenous Family Day and Powwow on Saturday, June 24 at Enmax Park, Calgary Stampede.
June 24

Rogers together with Shaw – With you with Pride – Temporary Art Installation at Memorial Park
With you with Pride (formerly Pride Marches On) is a temporary art installation, in partnership with Calgary Pride, The City of Calgary and Calgary Arts Development that commissions artists to create an art walk in Memorial Park in celebration of Calgary Pride. For the fourth year in a row, we are seeking participation of four 2SLGBTQ+ or BIPOC artists or artist teams with public art experience to create temporary art mural installations (one mural per artist/artist team) at the four corner entrances to Memorial Park.
June 28

Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ICCA) – Executive Director
The Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des commissaires autochtones (ICCA) is an Indigenous non-profit organization with the vision to Activate Indigenous Creative Sovereignty, ensuring future ancestors have agency over their own cultures as an Inherent Right. The ICCA engages in critical discourses, increases professional opportunities, develops programming, and most importantly, works to build reciprocal relationships with Indigenous curators, artists, communities, and the institutions it engages with.
June 30

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)
British Columbia
Creative Commons Attribute
First Peoples Cultural Council – Braided Knowledge Grant
The objective of the Braided Knowledge Grant is to fund projects that show the connected nature of Indigenous arts, languages, cultures and heritage. Deadline June 23
For more information and to apply
The Rogers Indigenous Film Fund (RIFF) Program gives companies and creators financing assistance for early development work of a new project, or ‘next phase’ early development work of an existing project. Eligible applicants can apply for up to $20,000 to cover qualifying activities such as research and development, community engagement, as well as scriptwriting. Designed in close consultation with the Indigenous community and industry, eligible filmmakers and creatives can now apply. Open August 2023
For more information
Creative Commons Attribute
Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity Banff Mountain Film Competition
The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is a programming-driven, competitive event bringing the best films and books on mountains and the spirit of adventure from around the world to the mountain town of Banff, Alberta.  The Festival provides an opportunity for filmmakers and writers to meet and exchange ideas. 
Deadline August 2
For more information and to apply
Creative Commons Attribute
Yukon Arts and Culture  – Arts Fund The Arts Fund supports group projects that develop the arts and engage the public in Yukon. A total of $500,000 is available each year. Applicants can receive funding for up to 70 per cent of eligible expenses. Deadline: June 15 and September 15
For information and how to apply
Creative Commons Attribute
Canada Council for the Arts – Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples – Short and Long Term Project Grants Deadline: June 14
For more information on Short Term Projects
For more information on Long Term Projects
The Canada Media Fund (CMF), the Conseil régional Nouvelle Aquitaine, and the Conseil départemental de la Charente announced a new incentive to fund the co-development and co-production of virtual and augmented reality projects between production companies established in Canada and France. Deadline: June 15
For more information and how to apply

38th Reel Pride Film Festival 2023 20th Canadian LGTBTTQ* Short Films Competition 2023 SHORTS CALL 2023 is OPEN!  
Deadline August 7

For more information and to apply
”The International Flag of Planet Earth”, by Oskar Pernefeldt.
66th DOK Keipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film is calling for submissions
Film Deadline June 15
XR Projects June 29
To apply
WNDX Festival of Moving Image is calling for submissions.
WNDX is interested in new and engaging moving-image works that deviate from traditional cinematic forms.
Deadline June 30
To apply
Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo 2023 | Co-Production Market & Pitching Forum – Call for Entries
MIA is widely recognized as an effective market platform where the international industry can find real partnering and financing opportunities for projects in development.   Deadline: July 7  
For more information and to apply
St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (SJIWFF) is Canada’s longest-running women’s film festival. Established in 1989 with a bold vision of supporting and promoting women’s creative work in local and international screen-based industries, SJIWFF has grown in submissions and accolades for over three decades. Mulitiple deadlines until June 19
To apply
Click here for a more complete list of awards and competition deadlines organized by province on our website
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Training and Professional Opportunities – Highlighted

Manitoba Women in Tech Meetup Group –  SUMMER SOLSTICE MIXER on June 21st from 6-9 pm
To find out more and to register
Indigenous Women Then and Now Indigenous leaders in the film community discuss how women have been treated and depicted in the Canadian screen industry. Free Online Event: June 22
To register
New Media Manitoba Summer Jam 2023 Meet us at The Cargo Bar in Assiniboine Park to network with Winnipeg’s IDM community on Thursday June 29th 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
To register
Mid Ocean School of Media Arts – Audio in Media Indigenous Scholarship (AIMIS)
AIMIS was introduced in 2019 to address the lack of presence of Indigenous peoples in media production roles. AIMIS offers a financial award towards full tuition for the Audio in Media diploma programme. The goal is to encourage creative individuals to nourish their talents and begin their careers in a vibrant and challenging industry. Through these talented individuals, we hope to promote a culture that is meaningful and educational to all Canadians. This scholarship along with the continued collaboration with supporting organizations, will help achieve the goal of fostering a strong presence of Indigenous professionals within the Audio Production Industry in Manitoba and across Canada.
Find out more
Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist Residency on Gabriola Island. Fall/Winter 2023 and Spring 2024 – Call for Applications
The residency provides a live/work space on an inspirational and intimate island setting, allowing artists the opportunity to imagine, create, experiment, develop new ideas, and ultimately a new body of work. Toshiko’s love of Gabriola, the arts, and connection with the community are what drives this residency. 
June 25

Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity – Akunumusǂitis (Natural Law) – Ecological Engagement Through the Seasons – 2023
This four week residency engages eight visual artist participants in a land-based, observational learning that will support the artist to develop and create a project drawing from their artistic practice that will inform the cultural narratives of this region. The artists will have access to a studio to support the creation of their project. 
July 19

Surrounded by nature – Residency in Norway
An atelier for artists in residence in the village of Austmarka, Finnskogen, in Southeast Norway. This quiet studio is surrounded by fresh nature, wild life, mystic forests and lakes. We welcome creative people worldwide in different disciplines the opportunity for artistic production and contemplation.
July 20
Creative Manitoba – Designing Websites for Artists eCourse
Are you an artist or arts administrator in need of a website but you’re not a coder? Sign up for this self-directed online course anytime and learn how to properly plan your artist site.

Canada Learning Code – Ladies Learning Code
Our Ladies Learning Code workshops offer female-identified and male-identified, trans, and non-binary adults hands-on, project-based learning experiences that are designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators.
June 17

Digital Arts Resource Centre DARC – Intro to Sound Design in Reaper

Sound Design in Reaper is a 4-part online workshop that explores how to use Reaper for post-production audio, gaming, and immersive audio.
July 6 – 27

Banff Centre for the Arts – Adventure Filmmakers Workshop
The Adventure Filmmakers Workshop is an exceptional chance for independent and emerging filmmakers to advance their skills under the guidance of two of the world’s premier and proven adventure filmmakers. During a jam-packed 10 days in the fall, participants will hone their craft, strengthen their skills, whilst networking with fellow filmmakers, industry insiders, and decision-makers. 
July 12

National Screen Institute – Series Incubator

Fast track the development of your scripted series and career with customized hands-on training and mentorship.
July 17

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