Are you interested in leading a values-driven group of creative activists to explore how art can impact social change around clean energy, energy affordability and energy poverty?
Are you a New Brunswick-based, mid-career community-engaged artist or artist team, passionate about climate justice, who would benefit from being mentored by a senior community-engaged artist?
If so, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick invites you to contribute your passions and talents to this creative collaboration.
Since 2020, the Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Harm to Harmony program has connected New Brunswick artists of all levels and backgrounds to help express participants’ feelings about climate change and environmental issues. Led by environmental artist Juliana Bedoya and co-facilitated by musician/writer/Instruments of Change Executive Director, Laura Barron, this highly impactful climate action art program engages the public to raise awareness about these challenges, advocates for solutions, and inspires behaviour change. Committed to fostering local leadership, H2H is now excited to invite two new New Brunswick-based artists/or artist teams (mediums listed below) to lead and facilitate climate action community-engaged art projects of their own, under the mentorship of Juliana and Laura.
We look forward to hearing from candidates who represent the broad range of our sector including (but not limited to) those who are Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, LGBTQ2+, and of mixed abilities.
Compensation: Mentees will receive $4,800 for 4 months of community-engaged residency and mentorship, which includes 120 contract hours, as well as up to $1,000 ( with receipts) for materials.
For reference, visit our ‘From Harm to Harmony’ Project.
Apply here by March 8, 2023.
If you’re interested in becoming a mentee of our Harm to Harmony mentorship program, here’s what you need to know:
- Must be a mid-career professional artist residing and eligible to work in New Brunswick.
- Preference will be given to artists who have existing relationships with community groups eager to participate in a climate action art project.
- Will receive the support of their mentor through weekly 1-hour sessions and shared resources/tools.
- Will design, facilitate and deliver a 4-month project from March-July.
- Will work in collaboration with our manager of citizens’ engagement, Danielle Smith, to develop a project aligned with the organization’s objectives.
- Will develop an outreach strategy to engage people in their community with a range of artistic skill levels (from curious to committed to professional), and a shared desire to impact social and environmental change, in order to enrich participants’ perspectives and practices.
- Lead a series of group sessions (in-person, virtual, or a combination of both) throughout the project period.
- Create a project curriculum and plan which will culminate in a final exhibition, performance, or showcase of some kind.
- Integrate an evaluation process that can be embedded into the creative work itself, to include in a final report.