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Camp fYrefly Artist in Residence

Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Deadline: March 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019


Name: Jessica Fisher

Phone: 306-665-1224

E-mail: campfyreflysask@hotmail.com

Website: https://education.usask.ca/


April 16, 2019

The Camp fYrefly Artist in Residence (AIR) program hosts emerging and established artists who have demonstrated a commitment to innovation, exploration, community outreach, and public understanding of LGBTQ+ experiences and identities. The AIR program draws from all disciplines, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, music, literature, dance, conceptual and installation art, and contemporary performance. Working collaboratively with our team of adult mentors, artists help introduce new techniques, materials, and ideas designed to help youth to grow individually and to transform their communities.

The AIR will commit to the full 4 days of camp (August 15 to 18, 2019) and the training session before camp (August 14). We are open to ideas about how and where artists would like to fit into the program. As an example from past camps the various roles of the AIR typically entails, but is not limited to the following:
-Opening keynote address on the first evening of the camp
- A workshop or session during the concurrent sessions in their area of artistic expertise
- Assisting with the overall flow and or choreography of the Showcase production
- Being the host for the Showcase event – introducing each of the groups who will be performing
- Generally being present during all camp activities, mingling with the pods/groups of campers during their quiet small group pod times to engage in conversations with the youth.
- Is required to provide a criminal records check and vulnerable sector check in advance of camp.

It is expected the AIR will be on site at camp for the duration of the camp. The accommodations, including meals, will be at the Camp fYrefly facilities. The AIR will have a non-shared private room at the retreat centre.

The Camp will in return will provide an honorarium to the Artist in Residence and reimbursement for any travel expenses (economy class return airfare to Saskatoon, or gas and mileage if driving from out of town); and out of pocket expenses related to workshops or sessions.

Residency Submission Package:
Please log on to www.usask.ca/education/fyrefly/applications.htm to submit an application or send an email with your completed submission package to campfyreflysask@hotmail.com with the subject line: Artist in Residence 2019. Submissions will be reviewed and selected by Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan’s Program Committee, and should include the following.
1. Artist’s Name, Address, Telephone, Email
2. Statement of intent explaining what you would like to accomplish during camp, including why you are interested in being the AIR at camp and how your time at Camp fYrefly will be interactive and appeal directly to youth. (500 word max.)
3. Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages) summarizing relevant training, artistic accomplishments and public presentations of work.
4. References - Identities and contact information of three references
5. A short biography (50 words)
6. Provide a brief summary of what workshop(s) you would be prepared to present during the concurrent workshops at camp?

Submission Deadline:
April 13, 2019