Apply to win a commission of up to $1,000 for a creative project
This commission invites creative, innovative pitches for a project centred on the theme “Imagining Reconciliation.” We encourage applicants to reflect particularly on reconciliation between Indigenous peoples and settlers in Canada. Pitch a project in the medium of your choice, such as a performing arts project, video, photography, visual art piece, digital media project, or written piece.
The winning commission may be featured in Love Is Moving magazine or be used to promote one of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC)‘s Indigenous relations initiative.
This commission is sponsored by the Creative Collective, an agency and community established by the EFC to facilitate networking, training and work opportunities for Canadian Christians who are performing artists, video content creators, visual artists, digital innovators and writers.
The winner will receive up to $1,000 to complete their project.
True reconciliation is transformative and life-giving, leading to friendship and peacemaking. There are so many areas in need of reconciliation in our world: racial reconciliation, reconciliation between settlers and Indigenous peoples, reconciliation between differing ideological camps, reconciliation within families.
Yet the word “reconciliation” is used so often today it’s become easy to breeze past the word, failing to stop and reflect on what it truly means. Reconciliation is a deeply Christian and biblical concept. We believe reconciliation is a process that God initiates with us. The Lord makes right a relationship that has been damaged since early humanity. Reconciliation is a reciprocal process that requires relationship; we must respond and participate in reconciling with God and each other, otherwise reconciliation cannot occur.
For more inspiration to draw from as you create your pitch, visit these links:
Reconciliation Through Relationships is an initiative that pairs Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together for a guided process of learning and building friendships.
The Reconciliation Proclamation is a historic document outlining a path for right relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Christians across Canada.
Please fill out this form to submit your pitch by July 31, 2022.
Criteria for submission
- You must demonstrate how your project will explore the theme “imagining reconciliation.”
- Provide a brief outline of the expected costs (e.g. supplies, equipment, space rentals, hiring other artists). NOTE: Preference will be given to a pitch that includes a paid collaboration with another artist.
- You must be between 18-35 years old as of July 31, 2022.
A shortlist will be established Love Is Moving staff and then voted on by attendees at the next Creative Collective event.