The Agewell Chataqua Project: Call for Creative Expressions


The Agewell Chataqua Project* invites you to create and submit small-scale artwork that is an expression of your thoughts and feelings on aging: what it means to you; how that meaning is shaped and influenced by your external environment and society; how you are impacted by it, your hopes, worries, and struggles with it; and how the inevitability of it shapes your decisions and actions.

Creative expressions can be in a wide range of media, including paintings, graphics, textile art, installations (which can be interactive), photography, poetry, narrative, and performance work in music, theatre and dance.

This invitation is open to everyone, and all are encouraged to submit. We are hoping for reflective work that is thought-provoking and can be used as a starting point for further dialogue on the topic of aging and seniors’ health and wellbeing. We will aim to include as many of the submissions as possible in the exhibit, but due to space limitations, submissions will be gently juried.

The criteria for the jury will include (but not necessarily be restricted to):

How the creative expression relates to the theme of aging
Diversity of themes related to aging
Representation from different sectors of the community
Clarity of the message of the work
How to Apply:
All submissions MUST meet the following requirements:

The Submission form must be completed and submitted to us along with your work. The form will be available online after March 6th at www.icasc.ca/AgeWell
Submissions should not exceed 81.28 cm (2 feet, 8 inches) in any direction or weigh more than 10 kilograms (25 pounds)
Full name and title of the artwork must be written on the back of each item
Performance pieces may be up to five minutes and should be submitted in video format, either in a DVD or via a hyperlink. Files should include your last name, first name, and the title of the piece.
All work must be ready to be displayed (i.e. framed etc.), including personally providing any necessary A/V and/or technical equipment
A limit of 2 submissions per participant
All work must have a title and include a written paragraph describing your inspiration for the piece, particularly how it relates to the topic of aging
You must have the legal right to submit and present your art work to this project
Deadline for submission of creative expressions along with the forms is Thursday, April 17, 2014, 1 pm. We will notify you about our decision by April 30, 2014.

Deadline for submission of creative expressions along with the forms is Thursday, April 17, 2014, 1 pm. We will notify you about our decision by April 30, 2014.

Artwork drop-off dates are:
April 9, Wednesday: 10 am to 7 pm
April 15, Tuesday: 10 am to 7 pm
April 17, Thursday: 10 am to 1 pm

Drop-off address is:
The Mergatroid, Suite #230,
975 Vernon Drive,
Vancouver, BC V6A 3P2
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/1rt4J

Please note that disability access must be pre-arranged. To do so, contact Kim Gilker via the contacts below. For more information, contact Kim Gilker, Community Liaison, ASC! Project, Simon Fraser University, email: info@icasc.ca phone: 778.782.9768

Contact Information
Kim Gilker
Email Address:
Phone Number:
(778) 782-9768