Ongoing call for collaborators

  • We welcome any thoughts, criticisms, suggestions from your perspectives. (Please note that in our citational practice we try to focus on the work of QTBIPOC folks.)
  • Is there a union for independent arts-based contractors in your community? 
  • Have you attempted or facilitated an equity audit for a cultural institution? 
  • Have you worked in a non-hierarchical org? 

Our current research interests include:

  • Universal basic income for artists/arts workers 
  • Labour union for artists/arts workers 
  • Sector transparency: salaries, artist fees, contracts etc.
  • Experimenting with structures of funding
  • Alternatives to institutions/professionalism
  • Alternative approaches to Human Resources management
  • Job sharing models/alternative labour structures
  • Collective/decolonial practices

We'd love to hear from you! gendaiclub [at] gmail [dot] [com]

OAC Exhibition Assistance // Deadline: Jan 15, 2021

Gendai is a recommender for the Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance program. This program supports Ontario-based artists and artist collectives working in visual arts, craft and media art practices with the costs related to the presentation of artwork in a confirmed, public exhibition. This grant can support between $500 to $2,000 of eligible expenses.

As a recommender, Gendai's priorities include: 

  • emerging to mid-career artists; culturally diverse applicants or applicants from marginalized communities, 
  • experimental projects and platforms for collaborative research and knowledge-production, 
  • projects with capacity for long-term engagement with contemporary socio-political issues and resonance beyond the art community.

Our 2020-2021 deadline is January 15, 2021. You must apply online using Nova, the OAC's online grant application system. For eligibility details, instructions on how to apply, or to speak to a grant officer who can answer your questions, please visit the OAC's website

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