Enter the #Decarbonize #Decolonize - Youth Art for Climate Change Art Contest!
TakingItGlobal invites you to unleash your creativity and artistically explore the intersections of Decarbonization and Decolonization - two movements that are transforming our world. There is more to climate change than science! Each of us experiences climate effects and contributions in different ways, depending on our contexts. Share your experience. All forms of art are encouraged! Video, music, found art, recycled, stenciled, painted, and the list goes on! Get creative by any means possible.
For further information and the contest submission page please review the following link:
Creativity for Climate Change
Contest Deadline: November 1, 2018
The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities invites Alberta Students to design the logo for the 2018 Orange Shirt Campaign and share their vision for respect, remembrance, and reconciliation!
Students are asked to submit designs that:
Contest Deadline: May 15, 2018
Contest Details: 2018 Orange Shirt Contest Details
More Information: History of Orange Shirt Day
ADLC Design Studies Student - Third Place Winner of the Pembina Hills Pink T-shirt (Anti-Bullying) Design Contest...
Congratulations to Annamaria Voros (a former ADLC Design Studies student) - who was the Third Place Winner for the Pembina Hills Public Schools Pink T-shirt design. Please see her winning design below! For more information about Pink T-Shirt Day and its Anti-Bullying Campaign, please visit https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/.
We would like to share that the design of one of our Art 10 students at Alberta Distance Learning Centre, Amy Peters, was chosen as the winning entry for the 2017 Orange Shirt Day Logo Competition (hosted by Safe & Caring Schools & Communities)! Amy Peters' design was selected out of 380 entries for this year’s Alberta Orange Shirt Campaign and will be featured on the front of the official Alberta Orange Shirt, worn to honour residential school system survivors and to promote ongoing reconciliation.
Her artist statement (see below) for her design is thoughtful and optimistic:
“What Orange Shirt Day is to me is a day for all citizens of Alberta and even Canada to remember the impacts of residential schools on our Aboriginal people and to promote reconciliation and healing within their communities as well as embracing First Nations Culture. In regards to my design, the dream-catcher within the child's eye represents how students at these schools dreamed of freedom and returning to their own culture, escaping the oppression of European settlers, and how the dream is slowly coming true with the assistance of reconciliation committees and awareness being spread. The beads on the dream-catcher are colors that represent healing (green), faith/happiness (red), and sharing (white); colors appropriate for renewing relations after so much suffering was endured."
An Orange Shirt Day event will be held on September 29, 2017 at the Edmonton City Hall, where Amy and her family will be in attendance. Read more at Safe & Caring Schools & Communities Orange Shirt Day 2017.
Additionally, the Orange Shirts, with Amy's logo design printed on them (unfortunately, due to budgetary reasons, her design is printed without colour on the t-shirts), are now available for purchase online (only $10) for Orange Shirt Day 2017 from the Orange Shirt Day Order Form.
To learn more about the origins of Orange Shirt Day, read about Phyllis’ story.
Call for Submissions for the WISH150 Contest!
Students across Alberta are invited to submit art (e.g. paintings, drawings, multi-media, poetry, spoken word, short stories, etc.) expressing their wish for Canada.
You can reflect on one of the following themes represented in the Indigenous Youth Advisory Circle Idea Book. You are encouraged to review the submissions from other Indigenous youth from across the country and where they wish to see Canada in the next 150 years. Then, you are requested to submit your art, which should reflect or express separately:
1. What you think it means to be an Indigenous youth in Canada today...
2. Your wish for the next 150 years in Canada...
Selected art pieces will be unveiled on October 17-24, 2017 at the Latitude 53 Art Gallery in Edmonton.
For further information, click on the following links:
Art from the Heart – Create Original Art for Fort McMurray Wildfire Victims:
Art From the Heart is a small collection of artists who wish to offer support to the residents of Fort McMurray and Anzac. The aim is to ensure every interested home receive an original work of art by connecting you with willing artists from across Canada.
For detailed information, please visit the following website:
To view the invitation to artists, please read the following letter:
Letter to Artists
Canadian youth (19 and younger) are invited to go outside and "get to know" their natural world. Now in its 19th year, the Get to Know Contest encourages all young people to develop a deeper appreciation for nature and biodiversity by getting outdoors and creating art, writing, digital photography, video and music. The goal of the contest is to engage the power of art to help youth feel more connected with nature. It is all about making connections with other environmentally passionate youth, using the creative arts to convey their passion, and having their accomplishments celebrated. We invite youth to Connect…Create …Celebrate! with the Get to Know Contest.
Youth just need to get outdoors and share their outdoor experiences through the contest. So whether their outdoor experience begins with a single tree in a backyard or acres of boreal forest in a national park, the contest offers youth the opportunity to learn about and celebrate their local biodiversity. Winners will receive all kinds of wild prizes, including a chance to have their entry published in the 2017 Get to Know Calendar and tons of other great prizes. The contest is now open and runs until September 15, 2017.
Please visit the following contest website, for complete contest details and prizes:
Deadline for submissions: September 15, 2017
As part of Alberta’s Project of Heart, ADLC & VV students (as well as students from across the province) are invited to submit their artwork and writing, which depicts their understanding of the people of Alberta’s journey towards reconciliation. This opportunity is open to all students in Grades 1 to 12. Participants may submit works of visual art, poetry, film, video or essay/narrative writings for this project.
For detailed information about this opportunity (including the submission guidelines, the submission deadline date, as well as an online submission form), please visit the following link:
Project of Heart - Call for Artwork & Writing Submissions
It would be really fantastic if you would be able to participate in this amazing project!
Going Global at Alberta Distance Learning Centre is continuing with our online Art Club for the 2016/17 school year!
The ADLC/VV Going Global Art Club is a dedicated time and space where you can log-in from anywhere on the scheduled dates (every second Wednesday from 3:45-4:45) – as long as you have access to a device with Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone), and join our Mentor, Anton Iorga (who is a hip-hop/slam poetry artist, among other amazing roles – see his mini auto biography below), as well as with other students, to discuss how art (of any type) can be used to change the world (i.e. social justice themes), as well share and discuss one’s own artworks (visual art, music, poetry, etc.) with the fellow club participants.
The Art Club is meant to be student-driven and thus it will evolve organically in the direction that the participants want to take it! And you may attend as little or as much as your schedule permits.
If you are interested in participating in the ADLC Art Club, please kindly fill out the following survey. Interested students will then be contacted when the first meeting will be held and also be provided with the respective log-in information:
Autobiography of the Art Club Mentor:
My name is Anton Iorga, I am an MLCS PhD student working on Diasporic Indigenous Hip-Hop & Storytelling (and I taught a Graffiti course at the University of Alberta). I am also a hip-hop/slam poetry artist and have been for over 20 years now. I manage my own record label, and am very involved in numerous activist projects including Amnesty International, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace & Human Rights, Plan Canada & a number of my own collectives. I have started or am a part of the aim to fight injustices & intolerance across the world. Please see the below links to some of the music I've done to give you an idea of what I touch upon. I have also given numerous guest lectures and conferences on various related themes as well as many performances across Canada & elsewhere. I have also started a collective called Mutant Akademy which involves helping and mentoring misunderstood youths labeled as mentally ill, as misfits or rejects because of various reasons, teaching them to channel their artistic & creative abilities and accepting themselves as uniquely gifted rather than ill or incapable socially or academically speaking.
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