FAC Call for Artwork About Feminism and Health
Curating Conversations through Creation
Call for Artwork for exhibition of 10″ x 10” artworks for the Truth About Healthy Lives Conference
Over the past five years of FAC programming, we have encountered many artists creating work about how patriarchy affects their health. Topics such as the politics around breast cancer, mental health, disability rights, menstrual health, reproductive rights and fertility are explored in our exhibitions and panels.
For some time, we have had the goal of creating a project that would focus on this topic as an anchoring curatorial theme. Recently, we have been invited to curate a conversation through art at the Truth About Healthy Lives Conference taking place at the Toronto Reference Library events space on April 8.
Organizers believe the work from our community will be both inspiring and provocative for their 500+ attendees. With the event space in mind, our curatorial team is asking for works of a standardized size of 10″ x 10”. We are looking for intimate works that speak to the themes of health from a feminist framework.
Truth About Healthy Lives Conference date: April 8, 2017
Call for standardized work of 10 x 10”
ONE WORK PER ARTIST ACCEPTED
*Note all works will be accepted, with the exception of those that run counter to FAC’s mission.
Sales of all work will be set at 125.00
100.00 will go to the Artist
25.00 will be donated to Foodshare
Bram and Bluma Appel Salon
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
NOTE: We cannot install work on the wall, so it will be a pop-up display using the conference tables and display easels.
SUBMISSION DROP OFF DATE:
Saturday, March 25, 2017, OCAD University 2nd Floor Cafe from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
SHIPPED WORK TO ARRIVE BY: Friday, March 24, 2017
c/o Ilene Sova FOA,
100 McCaul St,
ON M5T 1W1
(Artist must include return shipping)
PICK UP DATE
Saturday April 15th, 2017, OCAD University 2nd Floor Cafe from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
NOTE – Photographic works and works on paper must be framed to ensure the viability of the artwork.
Truth About Healthy Lives Conference – Will be an event to bring people together to learn from innovators, medical professionals, naturopaths, homoeopaths, and entrepreneurs on the leading edge of health and nutrition. Our participants and audience will include, vendors, scientists, nutritionists, foodies, designers and artists. As part of Truth About Healthy Lives we want to empower women with knowledge to take charge of their health. We will be bringing together those making our lives better to stimulate learning, engagement and dialogue. The day’s events will include fashion, healthy makeup products, lifestyle products, as well as a speciality food area including gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free options.
The mission for the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) is inspired by attacks on women’s and transgender rights in Canada, the US and abroad. Issues such as rape culture, trans phobia, racism, violence, ableism, technology, media and political representation, cultural appropriation, online harassment, environmental degradation and impact on Indigenous lands, missing and murdered Indigenous women, and Islamophobic policies are areas of deep concern. These infringements on our right to agency and independence have been occurring in alarming numbers in our governments, in the media and in our communities. This conference provides an opportunity for these issues to be explored and communicated artistically in a unique and creative space that encourages sharing, creating and discussion. In the centuries old tradition of people organizing we believe that by coming together and communicating about these issues through our artistic practice, that we can initiate progressive change and spark collaborations across disciplines.
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