[oberlist] CA* call/res: COL:LAB 2012, one week collaboration residency in Canada
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Send your proposals for collaborative initiatives for COL:LAB 2012, one
week collaboration residency in Canada (Deadline: 29 December 2011)
freeDimensional (fD) is an international network of art spaces and human
rights organizations that leverages underutilized resources in order to
support artists and culture workers facing persecution as a result of
their creative practice.
During the summer of 2012, fD will host a weeklong collaboration
residency, taking the idea of artist residency and expanding it
conceptually to address the needs of collaborative teams developing
regional/local initiatives to provide direct service to or raise awareness
of issues faced by artists doing the work of activists.
Representatives of various cultural, human rights and social justice
networks, organizations and movements are invited to submit proposals for
collaborative initiatives they would like to shape with their peers. From
these proposals, fD will select 6-8 teams to participate in COL:LAB 2012.
Each selected team will have the opportunity to be in residence (along
with 2 4 contributing partners) on Wasan Island (Canada) for a week in
About the project:
COL:LAB is intended is to provide participants with the time and resources
to solidify their partnerships and shape their collaborative regional
initiatives. In addition to accommodations and meeting space on the
island, the collaboration teams will have access to different types of
expertise (technology and planning/process consultants, funding
specialists, presentation/communication experts, etc.) and various tools
including case studies, workshops in various aspects of collaboration
development and a database of related resources.
COL:LAB organisators imagine that the island environment will be the ideal
setting and space for each collaboration team to move their ideas forward
and for cross pollination between initiatives. While much of the time on
the island will be unstructured (in order to allow each team to develop
their own process and work), there will be regular sessions during which
all teams will be able to discuss issues of common concern and share
solutions that will help to inform their separate initiatives.
What are they looking for?
fD is seeking proposals from collaborative teams with innovative projects
at the intersection of arts and social justice that contribute in unique
ways to the defense of artists rights, free expression, and to supporting
artists doing the work of activists. Projects should engage a matrix art
spaces, service and community organizations, artists, culture workers and
concerned citizens on a local or regional level. Collaborative teams whose
proposals are selected will have the opportunity to participate in COL:LAB
on Wasan Island in July 2012, to further develop their regional projects
into actionable plans.
While each collaborative team will be assessed on the quality of their
proposal, they would like each team to include in their application an
estimation of funds they may already have available or accessible to cover
the costs of travel to Wasan Island which is located in Canada just north
of Toronto. Teams should be aware that they will need to acquire any visas
or documentation required for their participating team members to enter
Canada. fD will provide letters and documentation for this process as
How to apply?
Please submit your completed proposals in PDF form to
sidd at freedimensional.org, including:
your Application form
a 500 word project description including: concept/vision, short and
long-term goals, target populations/ beneficiaries and expected outcomes
Diagram of project structure including: partnerships, roles and
Descriptions and bios for participating organizations and individuals.
Deadline: December 29, 2011.
For application guidelines and selection criteria visit freedimensional.org
P.O. Box 2
New York, NY 10276
inquiry at freedimensional.org
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