Blood of Life

Blood of Life is a multi-disciplinary collaborative arts project to present Sinixt Nation culture and issues to the public in Sinixt Territory (BC). The project aims to foster healing for Sinixt people and relationships between Sinixt and settler peoples by building a community of solidarity through engagement in an artistic process. Through weekly Sinixt storytelling sessions, collective members and youth participants will engage in a creative process to develop a body of work. Designed as a multi-year process, tangible manifestations of Blood of Life body of work will include a 20-part radio series, a community mural and a book-CD set.

This callout is open to…
Selected Artists will be assigned stories to illustrate. Artists are invited to create one big art piece or a few smaller ones. We will pay $100 per story to artists.


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This project is sponsored by the BC Arts Council and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

Maa Press welcomes professional quality manuscripts that explore land and people’s connection to land in the Columbia mountain context. We are open to fiction, creative documentary and poetry as well. Please query by mail or email before sending a complete manuscript.