What the Plus (+)

JUST INTEREST NEEDED BY MARCH 9TH
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Exploding the Gradients of Gender + Sexuality through the Arts on the BC Coast

CALL FOR INTEREST (deadline March 9, 2020) CLICK HERE

FEATURING EMERGING AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS WHO IDENTIFY OR ARE ALLIES ACROSS THE GENDER/SEXUAL SPECTRUM FROM WITHIN 50 MILES OF POWELL RIVER (VANCOUVER ISLAND, GULF ISLANDS, QATHET REGIONAL DISTRICT, + LOWER COAST)

POWELL RIVER, BC AT THE ART CENTRE – POWELL RIVER PUBLIC ART GALLERY JUNE 20 – July 26, 2020

As part of the exhibition we are planning 2 public lectures “Let’s Talk Friday” on Fridays July 10th+17th at 7pm at The Art Centre~Powell River Public Art Gallery. More information here.

LGBTQ2+ (and allied) ARTISTS ON THE UPPER AND LOWER SUNSHINE COAST OF BC and VANCOUVER ISLAND / GULF ISLANDS

We are seeking interest from regional artists or collectives to produce new work for display at The Art Centre ~ Powell River Public Art Gallery from June 20-July 26, 2020. The purpose of the multimedia art show is to collect and display impressions of what it means for local artists to be part of/an ally of the LGBTQ2+ community, while representing the overall theme of Gradient (see below). We welcome artists of all ages, levels of accomplishment, genders, sexualities (including school or artist groups) to submit up to three concepts for works. Final works will be submitted as ready for display as possible by June 8, 2020 (if not performance-based). Work at The Art Centre ~ Powell River Public Art Gallery is not for sale at the venue but you may arrange for private sale upon the termination of the show period (July 27, 2020).

*While no commission will be retained, The Art Centre ~ Powell River Public Art Gallery will charge a nominal fee of $10 per call for interest submitted by the deadline of March 9, 2020. If more than one work is submitted by the progress report deadline of May 10, 2020, there may be an additional charge of $10 per additional work submitted.


IDEAS TO CONSIDER

GRADIENTS?

This is where the ‘+’ in LGBTQ+ comes in: we are asking artists to produce new work that addresses their interpretation of the ‘+’ or range/ gradient within the LGBTQ community. Click here for some ideas on this.

GENDER?

What does it mean to you and how is it constructed? Check out this useful guide.

SEXUALITY (+ beyond)?

Roles as defined psychologically and physically over time, can shift and vary from person to person.


*Exhibition Dates: June 20-July 26, 2020

We look forward to the participation of creative artists in the qathet regional district, the lower sunshine coast of BC as well as Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. If you have any questions, please email: whattheplusart@gmail.com
About The Art Centre ~ Powell River Public Art Gallery & Powell River Council for Arts and Culture artscouncilpr@gmail.com | https://www.powellriverartscouncil.ca/about
215 – 6975 Alberni Street, Powell River, V8A 2B8 Canada

We are honoured,
to create and celebrate
on the Traditional Territory
of the Tla’amin Nation.


Partnerships + donations are welcome!

Sponsorships and donations package includes:

$500-$1000 Level: logo and link on our website, on posters and social media

$1001- $2000 Level: all of the above in addition to mention of sponsor(s) at this level in print ads and on radio advertisement

$2001-$3000 Level: all of the above in addition to “Your Business name presents…” as an opening on all radio/tv and print advertising.

Contact Giovanni at whattheplusart@gmail.com

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We live and work on the homelands and territories of the Tla’amin People. We honour the land, the Tla’amin People and their treaty and continually seek to strengthen our relationship and responsibilities to them as guests in the territory.