The Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, under the directorship of Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson encourages, facilitates, supports, promotes, and disseminates research and visual culture on Canadian Slavery and comparative research between the regions which became Canada and other nations or colonies. This research will take the forms of scholarly publications and lectures, fiction writing, film and media production, digital humanities and information technologies, and art and visual culture.
You can find out more about The Institute at https://nscad.ca/the-institute/
The Institute is proud to issue our first call for proposals for our Graduate Student Fellowships and Artist-in-Residence Fellowships.
Please note the 2021-2022 cohort of fellows will be virtual. Each fellowship lasts 4 months, and each fellow will be awarded $10,000 Canadian Dollars.
- Artist-in-Residence Fellowship (2 opportunities) applicants must be practicing professional artists of African descent who identify as Black and live in Nova Scotia.
- Graduate Student Fellowship (2 opportunities) applicants must be graduate Masters students enrolled in a program with a significant written thesis component. Open to Masters students studying any discipline or field and in any geographic location globally.
The Artist-in-Residence Fellowships are designed to support and promote African Nova Scotian artists (artists of Black African descent living in Nova Scotia) by providing funding, research and production time, peer-support, studio space, and exhibition/collaboration opportunities.
These fellowships are open to practicing professional artists of African descent who identify as Black and live in Nova Scotia. Emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in various genres, media, and art forms are welcome to apply including (but not limited to): conceptual artists, craft artists, filmmakers, land artists, painters, performance artists, photographers, sculptors, and textile artists. These fellowships are not for traditional writers like novelists, poets, or playwrights. Applicants must demonstrate that their artwork engages with at least one of the Institute mandate areas. Furthermore, the artwork must adopt an anti-colonial, de-colonial, post-colonial and/or anti-racist methodology/approach which challenges the nature of European and Euro-American imperialism and colonialism, and interrogates the racist logic of the institution of Transatlantic Slavery.
The Graduate Student Fellowships are designed to support two graduate students who are enrolled in a Master program with a thesis component. The Institute provides funding, peer-support, office space, library access, and collaboration opportunities for the fellows. Eligibility
These fellowships are open to graduate Masters students, studying any discipline or field, enrolled in a program with a significant written thesis component. Students must be finished their course work and comprehensive exams (if applicable) and must use the fellowships to actively engage in the production of a written thesis. There are no disciplinary restrictions. Applicants must demonstrate that their entire thesis or a significant part thereof focuses on at least one of the Institute mandate areas. Furthermore, the research must adopt an anti-colonial, de-colonial, post-colonial and/or anti-racist methodology/approach which challenges the nature of European and Euro American imperialism and colonialism, and interrogates the racist logic of the institution of Transatlantic Slavery. There are no nationality restrictions.
Each fellowship is worth $10,000.00 Canadian Dollars. This funding supports living expenses, materials, and research costs. Every fellow will have access to NSCAD’s library, computer programs and online platforms for the duration of their fellowship.
Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, 30 June 2021 received via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org