We are proud to announce that the recipients of the SpokenWeb Artist / Curator residencies for Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 are Jessica Karuhanga and jamilah malika.
Before we announce the winners, we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and publicly thank the judges who took the time to engage with the many great proposals we received, and to select the ones they felt best fit the criteria of our call.
As a research network that involves scholars, students, artists and community members across North America, SpokenWeb condemns racism, and supports those who are actively protesting against structural anti-Black racism and violence. We condemn the murder of George Floyd and the hatred and violence against Black communities that it represents. We support Black Lives Matter and believe it is crucial to amplify the conversation this movement has initiated.
SpokenWeb’s work in discovering, preserving, and sounding voices of the past is motivated in great part by the desire to challenge canons of literature, and reimagine Canadian and North American literary and cultural history by listening and attending to voices that had previously been silenced. Our work has been and will continue to pursue the goal of providing support and platforms to artists of diverse backgrounds whose work helps us see and resist structural racism and other forms of violence and oppression.
SpokenWeb invites applications from black poets, spoken word artists, sound artists and curators whose work explores black experience in Canada through the use of voice and sound. Two fellowships of $5000 each will be offered through this program. Each successful candidate will receive a $5000 fellowship payable for a (virtual and/or in person) residency/creation period from September 1 – December 31, 2020, or, from January 1 – April 30 2021, as suitable to the project and recipient. […]
SpokenWeb lance une invitation aux personnes noires poètes, artistes de spoken word, artistes sonores ou commissaires d’expositions dont le travail explore l’expérience noire au Canada à travers la voix et le son. […]