Feminist Art Collective


Call for Submissions: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Feminist Art

 
DateMonday, November 18, 2013 - 5:00am to Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 5:00am

Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Submission Deadline: January 8, 2014
Conference: March 8, 2014 in partnership with the OCAD U Student Union

Call for Submissions: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Feminist Art

About
Feminist Art Conference (FAC) is a Toronto-based organization that brings together artists, academics and activists to consider feminist issues through art. Founded in 2013
by artist Ilene Sova, FAC began initially as an event to link feminist artists with each other, as well as to provide a forum in which to discuss our content. A call for organizing help was included in the first call for submissions and a large committee
was formed to organize FAC 2013 on March 9th for International Women's Day. The first Feminist Art Conference caught the interest of over 70 participating artists and 175 attendees from Canada and the US. With astounding interest both nationally and internationally, the FAC Committee made an on-going commitment to facilitating interdisciplinary and inclusive arenas for feminist art.

Mission
The mission for the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) was inspired by the recent spate of attacks on women’s and transgender rights in Canada, the US and abroad. Issues such as rape culture, trans phobia, racism, violence, media representation, cultural appropriation, reproductive rights, environmental degradation, impact on Aboriginal 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 inclusive space that encourages sharing, creating and discussing. 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.

Vision
We aim to showcase like-minded, multi-disciplinary art including: visual art, film, theatre arts, music, dance, design, spoken word and literature. We will create a space that is celebratory, positive, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans inclusive, antiracist, and intersectional. Furthermore, by providing an opportunity for feminist artists to meet and share their work, we believe we can provide opportunities for networking and future artistic collaboration that can inspire social change and empowerment. We have the vision that the ripple effect from this type of artistic sharing and learning can provoke positive transformations in both our communities and our minds.

Submission Deadline: January 8
Review Submission Guidelines

Interested in volunteering to organize FAC? We need help with:
event organizing, fundraising, wordpress, funding and sponsorship outreach, video editing, graphic design, film and photography.
Email: torontofac@gmail.com

DateMonday, November 18, 2013 - 5:00am to Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 5:00am

Website Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Journalist Kelly Boutsalis will discuss her work in arts journalism and her commitment to telling stories from Indigenous communities.
Feminist Art Collective
Monday, November 18, 2013 - 5:00am to Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 5:00am

Submission Deadline: January 8, 2014
Conference: March 8, 2014 in partnership with the OCAD U Student Union

Call for Submissions: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Feminist Art

About
Feminist Art Conference (FAC) is a Toronto-based organization that brings together artists, academics and activists to consider feminist issues through art. Founded in 2013
by artist Ilene Sova, FAC began initially as an event to link feminist artists with each other, as well as to provide a forum in which to discuss our content. A call for organizing help was included in the first call for submissions and a large committee
was formed to organize FAC 2013 on March 9th for International Women's Day. The first Feminist Art Conference caught the interest of over 70 participating artists and 175 attendees from Canada and the US. With astounding interest both nationally and internationally, the FAC Committee made an on-going commitment to facilitating interdisciplinary and inclusive arenas for feminist art.

Mission
The mission for the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) was inspired by the recent spate of attacks on women’s and transgender rights in Canada, the US and abroad. Issues such as rape culture, trans phobia, racism, violence, media representation, cultural appropriation, reproductive rights, environmental degradation, impact on Aboriginal 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 inclusive space that encourages sharing, creating and discussing. 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.

Vision
We aim to showcase like-minded, multi-disciplinary art including: visual art, film, theatre arts, music, dance, design, spoken word and literature. We will create a space that is celebratory, positive, intellectually engaging and provocative. We are committed to this space being trans inclusive, antiracist, and intersectional. Furthermore, by providing an opportunity for feminist artists to meet and share their work, we believe we can provide opportunities for networking and future artistic collaboration that can inspire social change and empowerment. We have the vision that the ripple effect from this type of artistic sharing and learning can provoke positive transformations in both our communities and our minds.

Submission Deadline: January 8
Review Submission Guidelines

Interested in volunteering to organize FAC? We need help with:
event organizing, fundraising, wordpress, funding and sponsorship outreach, video editing, graphic design, film and photography.
Email: torontofac@gmail.com

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
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