A returning to ceremony, community and renewed sustainability.
Are you a creative of colour with a strong drive to create transformative arts spaces?
Do you have a passion for economic sustainability, cultural maintenance and evolution, integrity in storytelling, food or environmental care?
Do you want to work within an intergenerational team to produce an event that strategises towards all of the above and a space to produce creativity of your own to present at the event?
Are you a Thought Leader or well-connected Creative of Colour in your respective communities?
Are you a creative of colour who's looking to develop on methods of disruption in the arts and explore what disruption means to you in the arts?
DIASPORAS IS SET TO DISRUPT SYSTEMS OF POWER IN THE ARTS, IGNITE ARTISTIC PRACTICES, AND REPRESENT DIVERSE CREATIVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.
Diasporas has been created for, by and with diverse creatives as an artistic intervention to increase visibility, participation and equity in the arts towards a new arts ecology.
The first iteration of Diasporas created opportunities to increase visibility by providing creatives of colour participation in self-determined commissions to create new work, present new work or both.
Diasporas 2023 will be a continuum of culture making, prioritising diverse worldviews and knowledge systems. As we are transitioning into the next era and navigating extensive global, local and personal changes.
Diasporas 2023 is seeking to commission a team of 5 Thought Leaders, Creatives of Colour with a strong foundation in ceremony, connection and community to spearhead the second iteration of Diasporas. The team will weave together the five pillars of focus, economic sustainability, cultural maintenance and evolution, integrity in storytelling, food and environmental care and create a path towards a legacy in the arts sector.
What does this opportunity involve?
Launch/Meet and Greet Event: Late January 2023
Kick-off Meeting: Beginning of February 2023
Professional Development/Skillshare: February to April 2023
Weekly meetings for festival production: March to June/August 2023
Time commitment for event production and creative work: Up to one day a week from March to June/August
We encourage creatives of colour from all artforms, age and abilities to apply. If this project excites you and you want to be involved, please apply and submit your answers via the form provided or provide us with a video application if you prefer to speak.
Submissions Open Monday 31 October 2022
Information Session (Optional) Monday 14 November 2022 - ZOOM RECORDING
Submissions Close Sunday 4 December 2022
Successful Applicants Announced 19 December 2022
Applications will be assessed by the Diasporas Advisory Group of cultural leaders.
If you have any enquiries please contact Diasporas Creative Producer, Akimera at email@example.com.
Thu 27 Oct 2022 - Sat 22 Jul 2023
Dreamed into being during 2020, DIASPORAS is a MAV program set to disrupt the dominant systems of working which often suffocate creatives of colour and our arts and culture sector. We aim to platform and advocate for diverse & marginalised artists to create new work, new networks, sustainability in the arts and establish a new arts ecology.