Issue 15
July 12, 2023

Everything is GREEN

May Summer be as long as Winter
This edition includes:
I Will Always Want to Come Back Home “BIG small Talk” with Artist: KC Adams
AI-A-THON Thank you
North American Indigenous Games 2023

Highlighted Job Opportunities
Highlighted Awards and Competition Deadlines by Province (Coast to Coast)
Highlighted Training and  Professional Opportunities

I Will Always Want to Come Back Home
BIG small Talk with Artist: KC Adams

by Sasha Kucas

A long time ago, on McDermot Avenue, in a gallery we know as Plug In; KC Adams was at a desk working as an arts administrator. We all sensed it at the time, but little did we know just how BIG an impact this artist would have. Sasha Kucas meets with KC Adams at the Forks in Winnipeg for a fun conversation full of BIG small Talk.

To be fair- it was an excuse to see what this incredibly disciplined woman was up to. For the last three weeks, this Goddess on the Mountaintop has given up coffee and now drinks only water. We started our conversation around what she has been doing lately. Adams recently graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Masters of Curatorial Studies and has been super busy with land-based learning, a Nibi gathering, becoming a Midewin, attending a conference at the Gardiner Museum, a water retreat, and an install at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Bonkers…

To read more about KC Adams

KC Adams (flying overhead in circles eagle woman) is Anishinaabe, Inninew and British, living in Winnipeg. She is an award winning relational maker, a creator whose work connects to Indigenous axiology and epistemology. Recognizing her role as an educator, activist, community member and mentor, Adams creates work exploring technology and its relationship to her Indigenous identity and knowledge systems. Adams’ process is to start with an idea and use a medium that embodies her conceptual intent, resulting in a practice spanning adornment, clay, drawing, installation, painting, photography, printmaking, public art, video and welding. Adams’ holds a BFA from Concordia University and an MA in Curatorial Practices from the University of Winnipeg where she received the graduate student of highest achievement award.– KC Adams (she/her)

The AI-A-THON was a huge success! Thank you to Video Pool Media Arts Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts. We couldn’t have done it without you.
     “I did not know my initial experience with Harbour Collective would lead me to where I am today as an Indigenous media artist. It is with Harbour Collective that I attended my very first artist residency, and later my second. They demonstrate, to me, the standard in which artists’ and their creations ought to be respected, and how our creations are produced through mutual respect and collaboration. Further, Harbour Collective demonstrates their desire to maintain longterm artistic relationships with artists. They do so by providing opportunities for professional development through workshops and gatherings. I am deeply and truly grateful to you, Harbour Collective!”  
Chanelle Lajoie, Artist
     “I find that Harbour Collective fills a unique niche that no other agency can fill. Advocacy can only happen in a genuine way with an agency that is somewhat independent of government cultural institutions and therefore able to act as an intermediary with artists. This role can be carried out in an efficient way if the goals are clear and consistent. I would say this is the case with Harbour Collective.”
Carol Geddes, Artist
     “As a woman filmmaker, I feel so honoured to be part of the Harbour Collective lab series. My first contact with Harbour Collective was in the summer of 2021 at the moving image lab held on July 12-16th in Regina, Saskatchewan. From that moment until the present, my career had a professional boom that would not have been possible without Harbour Collective support, workshops, seminars and public screenings. As an emergent artist in Canada, I am so grateful to Harbour Collective for helping the artists to get visibility and for practising a philosophy of inclusion and diversity. I highly recommend Harbour Collective work because you will gain professional experience, you will also advance in your artistic career, and you will belong to a vibrant community with a strong humanistic-oriented network. 
Esperanza Sanchez Espitia, Photojournalist
Harbour Collective is taking a summer hiatus to gear up for the future. We are honoured to receive some wonderful testimonials. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We love working with you all.

Photo credit
Free Stock photos by Vecteezy

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) help Indigenous athletes realize the collective potential of our bodies, minds, spirit and of our people – our hopes and dreams – the spirit strong, brave and true.

The Games will bring together 756 Indigenous Nations to celebrate, share and reconnect through sport and culture in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth and Millbrook First Nation. July 15- 23 

For more information on the Games
Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival & World Tour
Since 1976, the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, a flagship program of Banff Centre, has been an industry leader in the celebration of Mountain Culture. They promote understanding and appreciation of the world’s mountain places by creating opportunities for people to share and find inspiration in mountain experiences, ideas, and visions. Following the festival each fall, the annual World Tour reaches more than 40 countries on 7 continents, making them the largest adventure film tour on the planet.
October 28 – November 5
For more information on the Festival
Job Opportunities

Creative BC – Funding Program Analyst
Creative BC is engaging in an open recruitment process to hire multiple permanent positions supporting motion picture, digital and interactive media, music and sound recording, and magazine and booking publishing, in the role of: FUNDING PROGRAM ANALYST. Reporting to a Program Manager as part of the broader Funding team, the Program Analyst delivers funding programs and special projects to support B.C.-based companies, creators and the overall ecosystem supporting the advancement and growth of this province’s creative industries.
July 12

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) Executive Coordinator – Education & Programming
We are currently seeking a Regular Full-Time, Executive Coordinator to The Richard & Elizabeth Currie Chief, Education & Programming to join our Education & Programming team. Under the direction of the Richard & Elizabeth Currie Chief, Education & Programming, the incumbent will provide executive level administration and coordination to the Chief of Education and Programming. Triages information of a sensitive and confidential nature with other department managers and staff ensuring effective and efficient communication between all internal and external contacts. Provides coordination and support for special projects and strategic initiatives led by the Education & Programming division.
July 13

The Power Plant – Publications Officer
We are currently looking to bring on board an experienced, organized and resourceful Publications Officer with excellent communication skills and a keen attention to detail, to plan, coordinate and manage publications and exhibition texts, as well as to provide exceptional copy editing and proof reading.
July 13

Neutral Ground – Director-Curator
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director-Curator, will work to manage all aspects of the gallery’s daily operations. They will lead NG in the development of a curatorial vision and will have opportunities to curate projects, exhibitions and/or other engagement activities.
July 14

APTN – Executive Assistant – News & Current Affairs

Do you enjoy a vibrant work environment where people genuinely care about the communities they serve? Can you juggle multiple tasks, adhere to deadlines and thrive under pressure? Would you take pride in knowing your contributions are key to APTN? If so, then we have the opportunity for you! 
July 14

Nunavut Film – Projects Manager
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of business and strategic plans; managing funding processes; managing the Nunavut Film office; and establishing effective partnerships. In addition, there will be considerable emphasis on marketing our homegrown filmmakers and Nunavut’s screen industry. 
July 21

Ontario Council for the Arts – Program Administrator (Indigenous Arts Programs)
The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) requires a skilled administrator to provide key administrative and logistical support services for granting programs, awards, processes and projects for Indigenous artists, collectives and organizations in the province. The Indigenous Arts Program Administrator will work closely with the Indigenous Arts Program Officer and will be responsible for communicating detailed information to Indigenous applicants on grant requirements and how to apply.
July 24

Manitoba Government – Senior Policy Analyst, Creative Industries and Film Liaison

The successful candidate will research, develop, and analyze legislature, policies, data, programs and initiatives related to branch division and departmental priorities with a focus on matters pertaining to the creative industries of music and film.
July 25

National Screen Institute – Controller
Are you passionate about storytelling and storytellers? Do you have exceptional skills in financial management? The National Screen Institute is seeking a controller to oversee all aspects of the organization’s accounting and financial reporting functions. As a member of the senior management team, the controller will actively contribute to the long-term vision and strategic planning of the organization.
July 28

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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SK Arts Permanent Collection Purchase Submissions SK Arts collects artwork by Saskatchewan artists through purchases, donations, bequests and, on occasion, commissions. Our goals are to preserve art by contemporary artists in Saskatchewan and ensure the public has access to it. Deadline: July 14
For more information
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Public Art Program: Honouring Black Presence at Concordia University 
Concordia University invites individuals or teams of professional artists, both emerging and established, to submit an Expression of Interest to create a temporary artwork for the inaugural Honouring Black Presence at Concordia Public Art Program. July 25 
For more information
Atlantic Provinces
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The Northern Film Initiative, in partnership with the Documentary Organization of Canada, is proud to present the Indigenous Film & Media Training Summit. This event is open to Indigenous-identifying creators in Newfoundland and Labrador who are passionate about film and media. July 22
For more information
Northwest Territories
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The NWT Producers Incentive Pilot Program (PIPP) supports projects owned by NWT producers at their pre-development and development stages. Increasing the quality of creative and pitch materials increases the likelihood NWT producers will be able to secure production and finishing funds from broadcasters and financiers. Ongoing Funding Available
For more information
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National Screen Institute (NSI) Series Incubator is a 12-month, in-depth training program for four producer / writer teams from underrepresented communities* to develop a scripted series with support and guidance from industry professionals. July 17 Call for Applications
For more information on how to apply
Public Art Installation for Wilderton Centre, Montreal Artists and/or artist teams are invited to submit their qualifications for a juried, open competition to create a public artwork at Wilderton Centre. July 23  Call to Artists
For more information on the two part process
CBC-APTN Early Stage Scripted Development Program for Indigenous Creators in association with the ISO This program will create an opportunity for an Indigenous project and professional development for creators with projects still in the pre-development phase. This would allow CBC and APTN executives to work closely with the producers and/or writers to provide a unique opportunity for the project to move into the development and the production phase July 28 
For more information and how to apply
”The International Flag of Planet Earth”, by Oskar Pernefeldt.
Founded in 1988, The New York LGBTQ Film Festival is one of the world’s largest and most respected annual celebrations of the year’s best queer films from the U.S. and abroad–featuring over 160 films from more than 30 countries, as well as special events that bring together filmmakers, celebrities, movie lovers, industry professionals, and the LGBTQ community. Multiple deadlines until July 20 
To apply
Indigenous people’s film festival Skábmagovat creates standing ground to present Indigenous people’s films globally – cinematography that is hardly seen on mainstream media. Skábmagovat is organized annually in Inari, center of Sámi culture in Finland, when the polar night passes. September 30
Call for Entries

Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival’s goal remains the same for the past 25 years, which is to connect in a meaningful way, to learn how to be more impactful to the needs of artists and our greater community. We honour the original vision of the Dreamspeakers founders to be a resource for Indigenous filmmakers, for directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, technicians, actors, musicians, storytellers, artists and craftspeople. We create more opportunities for Aboriginal youth and make a better impact on arts, culture and our collective identity. October 15

Call for Submissions
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

New Media Manitoba Blender 3D Summer Camp for Indigenous Youth
It’s important to preserve who we are, where we come from, and make our voices heard. July 24 – 27 Free admission
For more information and to register
The Vancouver International Film Festival is hosting VIFF Amp 2023, a multi-day summit featuring expertly curated masterclasses, case studies, panel discussions, networking events, breakout sessions and music showcases which explore the essential role of music and sound in film, television and new media. The summit takes place in Vancouver, Canada from October 3-7
To apply
APTN lumi and imagineNATIVE have partnered on a Web Series Pitch Forum to be hosted during Industry Days at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival this October!
The APTN lumi + imagineNATIVE Pitch Forum has evolved from the imagineNATIVE + APTN Web Series Pitch Competition. As we move away from the competition aspect of the Pitch Forum, we invite six Indigenous Creatives to pitch their Web Series project to a feedback jury made up of APTN lumi and additional Industry decision-makers in front of a live audience. Prior to the Pitch Forum, the participants will have the opportunity to meet with a Mentor to enhance their Pitch presentation. This web series pitch event is open to scripted and non-scripted projects. Application Deadline: August 11, 2023
To get more information and to register
Kwantlen Polytechnic University is looking for an Indigenous Artist, Writer or Knowledge-Keeper for a three month residency. Besides working on your own projects, residents will give guest lectures and host a series of events at the university. 
For more information
Banff Centre for the Arts – Dance Artist in Residence program
The Dance Artist in Residence program offers dance artists and companies of all genres focused time for the creation and development of new works with the support of faculty dramaturgs. The residency is designed for artists in the creation phase of new work, with minimal in-house technical support in Banff Centre’s studio spaces.
July 12

New Media Manitoba – The Business of Vtubing with Kiral Poon
New Media Manitoba and Flipside XR are excited to partner on an exclusive event that explores the exciting world of vTube content creation. Coming in live and in-person all the way from Japan is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Overseas Executive Officer of Gugenka, Kiral Poon!
July 13

Making a Living Making Art
A free professional development workshop series for creative entrepreneurs that provides opportunities for artists to gain valuable information, skills and insights on creating and sustaining a creative practice.
Register Now
Free Online July 19

Digital Arts Resource Centre – Video Camp for Girls 2023
Video Camp for Girls+ is a 2-week program that provides youth* aged 13-17 with hands-on video production training. Topics include camera and audio basics, shooting techniques, lighting techniques, and an introduction to video editing in DaVinci Resolve. Under the guidance of professional filmmakers and multimedia artists, participants will learn how to handle equipment, set up for video shoots, and complete exercises to simulate various shooting conditions and situations. Participants will work together in small groups to produce short videos that will be screened at the end of the 2-week program. Film and video-making often tends to be a male-dominated field, and this program seeks to encourage young women, girls, gender non-conforming, and non-binary youth to learn about film, and to consider it as a potential career choice.
July 31 – August 11

Gamescom 2023 with the Trade Commissioner Service
Looking to develop your business in the expansive global gaming sector?
You are invited to join the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) at gamescom 2023 in Germany, where Canadian companies can leverage their comprehensive support to gain a leg up on the competition. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your projects, expand your network, and maximize your presence at one of the largest gaming events in the world.
August 23 – 27

LIFT Summer 2023 Hybrid Workshops and Courses
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto is offering a new season of in-person & online courses in film, digital and interactive art. Prior to the start of the season, we are also bringing back our FREE In-Person Guided Tour on June 13th, 2023! This season will consist of both in-person and online workshops delivered through Zoom. All of our courses will be taught by our experienced roster of industry instructors. You can register for our hybrid classes & the tour on our website.
Various dates August 30

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