The hosts of ITAC6 and ITAC7, in partnership with the ITAC Collaborative, will support one more project that connects our current and future conferences between 2022 and 2024, and ‘addresses indigenous perspectives on teaching artistry through the transmission of ancestral knowledge, while demonstrating how this provides the potential for genuine social change’ in effective and innovative ways. We invite proposals from organisations or individuals who have a project plan that springs from connections made at, or is inspired by, ITAC6 and involves a partner from the Pacific.
We intend to use these funds to provide support for ideas which developed during, and after, our international gatherings. We know new partnerships form when we meet, and our aim is to support those developments. We published one open call at the culmination of ITAC6, and now we are publishing our second open call ahead ofITAC7. This time proposals should include a partner from the Pacific. This is the moment to crystallise ideas which have formed since our gathering in Oslo and apply for support towards them.
All projects should focus on the theme of: Addressing indigenous perspectives on teaching artistry through the transmission of ancestral knowledge, while demonstrating how this provides the potential for genuine social change
Project end dates must be no later than 30th July 2024. As always, ITAC aims to support projects with a social impact goal, or which produce new models, toolkits or resources that have benefit to our wider sector. We are unlikely to support art making activities or projects which do not aim to enhance the professional development, or lives, of people beyond only the applicants themselves.
For this open call, all proposals must be international partnership projects with at least one Pacific partner.
Each selected project will receive up to $US 6,000 in funding along with support, when needed, from the network of leaders connected to the ITAC Collaborative. Management of the project is up to those who propose it, and whilst ITAC is prepared to be the sole funder, it would be an advantage to secure additional sources of funding.
We require the results of funded projects to be presented at ITAC7 in Auckland in2024.
For an example of previous conference-funded projects, you can read about Jeffrey Tan’s Teaching Artist Asia initiative, which received ITAC5 - 6 funding here: https://www.itac-collaborative.com/projects/teaching-artist-asia-project
All projects must:
❖ Have an international partnership element which includes a partner from the Pacific (this can include up to, or more than two partners)
❖ Be developed at or inspired by ITAC 6
❖ Address indigenous perspectives on teaching artistry through the transmission of ancestral knowledge, while demonstrating how this provides the potential for genuine social change
❖ Be presented at ITAC7 as an example of international cooperation
❖ Have a project end date no later than 30th July 2024
Projects will not be considered for sponsorship if they are:
❖ Seeking funds for the continuation of an existing program
❖ Seeking funds solely for core organisation costs (e.g. Office rental and non-project-based manpower costs)
❖ For activities which plan to exclude or discriminate against individuals
We understand that our sector has been widely affected by the impact of COVID-19and recognise that our normal processes and practices have been disrupted. As a result, we are open to applications which do not reflect artists’ usual approach to work and look to advance our field in innovative, or digital ways.
International partnership projects in particular will be affected by an inability to travel or meeting-person, and we embrace applications which find alternative routes for cooperation and exchange. We are learning how our work will operate in these new changed contexts together, and are open to proposals of all kinds as long as they address the given theme.
Proposals open for applications: 1st September 2023
Proposal submission deadline: 30th September 2023
Applicants will be notified: 31st October 2023
Applications, and questions you may have, should be sent via email to:
Madeleine McGirk, ITAC Managing Director, at: firstname.lastname@example.org