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City of Regina 2024 Indigenous Artist in Residence

City of Regina, Regina
Deadline: March 27, 2024 - April 26, 2024


Name: Kelsey Ursu

E-mail: indigenousair@regina.ca

Website: www.regina.ca/artist


April 26, 2024

The City of Regina (the City), which resides on Treaty 4 land, is looking to support an Indigenous artist (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) to create a work(s) of art to be accessioned into the City’s Civic Art Collection during an artist in residency. This Indigenous Artist in Residence program will support Regina’s Cultural Plan goals to strengthen the Indigenous communities’ cultural presence in Regina as well as support artists and the arts. This program provides funding for Indigenous artists to explore their artistic practice and produce a piece of artwork or body of work to be accessioned into the City of Regina Civic Art Collection. This program will also foster community engagement opportunities which have a
positive impact on both the artist, as well as the residents of Regina. The Indigenous Artist in Residence program demonstrates the City’s ongoing commitment to representation and visibility of Indigenous artists, and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.

Residency Information
• The 2024 Indigenous Artist in Residence program will explore the theme "Urban Indigeneity.”
• First Nations, Inuit, or Métis people residing full time in Regina during the residency may apply.
• The artist may work in any medium (i.e. 2D, 3D, Indigenous traditional arts, dance, music, spoken or written word, public art, installation, social practices, etc.).
• This residency is considered a part-time contract position. The artist will be expected to create a schedule and complete 500 hours between the months of June to October. The Artist Fee is $30,000.
• The artist will have access to studio space within City of Regina facilities.
• Additional funding of up to $30,000 is available for materials, specialized equipment or studio spaces outside of City of Regina facilities, cultural supports, other activities relating to the residency, and to support the acquisition of an art work(s).
• The contracted artist will be expected to complete a minimum of three (3) public engagement opportunities. One of the opportunities will be an artist talk at the end of their residency.
Other opportunities may include, but are not limited to, classes, workshops, or open office hours.

Application Information
If you have any questions about the application process, please email indigenousair@regina.ca to have a City of Regina staff connect with you.
• Interested applicants will submit one of:
• 1) Letter of intent – not exceeding a total of 1200 words – OR –
• 2) Video of intent – not exceeding a total of 15 minutes
• Both forms of application should include the following information:
• Introduction of yourself, and how you connect to your Indigenous identity and community. How you envision your work will explore the theme “Urban Indigeneity.” What art form do you anticipate working in?
• What kinds of public engagement opportunities and to whom you would like to facilitate to through this residency?
In addition to the letter or video of intent, please also submit a projected budget, timeline, and Artist CV.
Applicants will be shortlisted, and the top applicants will be invited to an interview with the Expert Panel. During this interview, the applicants may be expected to provide proof of connection to their Indigenous community.
Please note this opportunity is only open to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) artists. If you also belong to another equity-seeking group (i.e., 2SLGBTQIA+, disability) who have experienced oppression and/or exclusion that you would like to indicate, please do so in your submission.

Application Submission
Applications should be submitted via email to indigenousair@regina.ca by Friday, April 26 2024 at 4:00 p.m. CST. If you need assistance with this process, please contact Kelsey Ursu prior to the application deadline at indigenousair@regina.ca.