“For me, this experience became one of learning to foster connections that spoke directly from the body and through the land, revealing how important it is to nurture the many forms of resilience we each carry into actions that speak collectively and listens carefully through the eyes of one another, confronting all that may not be directly seen.”
– Vanessa Grondin
2019 VINES FESTIVAL – ARTIST APPLICATIONS
Are you passionate about social justice, environmental justice? Are you interested in creating in the outdoors this summer? Do you want to experience perform or create an installation in nature? With a growing community? If so we want to hear from you! Apply to present or create a work for Vines Art Festival 2019.
Vines is inviting artists of all disciplines interested in creating outdoor site-specific works at Trout Lake and other local parks to apply. Performers and visual artists will be given the opportunity to select a specific “earth-stage”. Collaboration is encouraged; applicants can choose to submit new material, as well as pre-existing works that they wish to present within the framework of Vines. Interactive art that allows audience participation is also recommended to connect the art with the community. We love experimental work and both durational and shorter pieces are accepted. In other words—we are very open! The only stipulation is the theme of work should be connected to the earth, community and/or systemic change. We value the intersectionality of social issues with environmental issues, as humans are a part of, not separate from nature, we invite you to explore what that means to your body.
January 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST
February 28, 2019
Honorarium, project dependent
DATES OF FESTIVAL:
August 7-18, 2019 (main event on August 17)
Trout Lake Park (South end), Vanier Park, Crab Park, Stanley Park, Kits Beach, Strathcona Park, Pandora Park
Art reveals the emotive tissues connecting science, data and policy to humankind, welcoming people to connect to a story or idea. There are many campaigns and strategies that could use your voice.
The following are local environmental campaigns that we you may consider when creating a new work:
STAKE IN PEACE – STOP SITE C
“The Peace River is the lifeline for numerous First Nations – a critical pathway for their food security, cultural survival, and spiritual identity. The Peace River Valley is a vital point of reference for the people to connect their ancestors and to who they are; this is where leaders and Prophets are buried, where ceremonies and gatherings are held, and where the Drummers sing their Dreamers’ songs.”
TINY HOUSE WARRIORS:
“The Tiny House Warriors: Our Land is Home is a part of a mission to stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline from crossing unceded Secwepemc Territory. Ten tiny houses will be built and placed strategically along the 518 km TransMountain pipeline route to assert Secwepemc Law and jurisdiction and block access to this pipeline.This is one of the most serious threats to our Territories.We have never provided and will never provide our collective free, prior and informed consent – the minimal international standard – to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project.”
WILD SALMON CARAVAN
“For thousands of years, the wild salmon have been our most important Indigenous food and cultural and ecological keystone species that feeds the entire Pacific and Inland Temperate Rainforests. Wild salmon are an indicator of the health and integrity of the Indigenous land and food system on which the health and functioning of the agro-ecological system is interdependent. They feed many species including the bears, the wolves, the eagles, the forests, our families and communities. The main purpose of the Wild Salmon Caravan is to build capacity of coalitions and campaigns that link Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, artists, food systems networks, individuals, organizations, and communities who are working to protect, conserve and restore wild salmon and its habitat in the Fraser Basin and Salish Seas corridor.
BAN PESTICIDES: SAVE POLLINATORS
“Neonicotinoid pesticides, also known as neonics, are the most widely used insecticides in the world. They’re primarily used to control pests on agricultural crops like corn and soy, but they are also found on Christmas trees, houseplants and more. Neonics have unintended and wide-reaching ecological consequences, including contributing to a decline in bee and monarch butterfly populations. We need bees. One-third of our food supply relies on pollinators like bees. They are, along with multitude of other invertebrates, the backbone our ecosystems.”
PROTECTING COASTAL WATERS
“Canada has international commitments to protect 10 per cent of its oceans, but has protected less than two per cent. Although government announcements about proposed protections for Arctic, Pacific and Atlantic waters signal progress, the quality of proposed protection is uncertain. We want minimum protection standards for marine protected areas that prohibit activities such as oil and gas development that hinder conservation efforts.We’re holding the federal government to account to meet targets and create quality marine protection that includes networks, ecological diversity and management based on ecosystem needs. We support signed agreements with First Nations and are calling for stronger provisions in the Oceans Act.”
DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS, INVEST IN CLEAN ENERGY
Divest from Big Money and banks, encourage others to make the change. Spend money on clean energy.
LINK ARMS WITH US – FISH FARMS GET OUT
“The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Nation have stood in opposition to fish farms in their territory for nearly 30 years. Since time immemorial they have protected their salmon and herring for future generations. Our people have spoken. Fish farms must be removed from our territories.”
RISE ABOVE PLASTICS
“Simple local actions help protect where we play. Our Rise Above Plastics (RAP) program advocates for a reduction in single use plastics and provides hands-on opportunities for the community to tackle the problem. We host one cleanup every month at one of Vancouvers’ local beaches. Beach cleanups are free to attend and open to everyone.”
BEYOND COAL: DEFEND OUR FARMLAND
British Columbians know local farmland is key to our food security. But the Port of Vancouver plans to bulldoze agricultural land while increasing shipments of coal and fracked liquid gas.The federal port authority claims “supremacy” over land-use decisions in the Lower Mainland — and says local food production can be replaced by imports from other countries.
GROW VINES FESTIVAL!
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