Call for Artist Applications: Immigration Detention in Canada – Law and Lived Experience
The Comics Studies Research Cluster at UBC is seeking applications from cartoonists to work on an exciting new graphic novel project. The project seeks to capture the lived experience of Canadian immigration detention through comics. The project will involve working with 2-3 individuals who arrived in Canada as refugees and were subject to immigration detention. The content of the graphic novels will then explore each individual’s story, based on interviews with the individuals and media produced in collaboration with them.
The goal of the project is to convey the day-to-day life of immigration detention – from the uncertainty and boredom to the trauma and loss. Each graphic narrative will be 20-30 pages long and will focus on different aspects of the experience as told by each individual.
Artists will receive compensation that aligns with their experience. We are committed to ensuring meaningful compensation and have the funding to offer a generous honorarium (up to $10,000 per graphic narrative) commensurate with experience.
For more information, please see the official Call for Applications on the UBC Comics Studies Cluster website: https://comics.arts.ubc.ca/
Application materials (Letter of Interest, max 1 page; 3 examples of comic art, max 10 pages; optional Creative Statement for working with these themes) should be submitted by email by February 5th @ 5PM to Dr. Biz Nijdam, Director of the UBC Comics Studies Cluster, at firstname.lastname@example.org.