CultureBrew.Art (CBA), a digital platform that features a searchable database of Indigenous and racialized artists (IARA), opened for membership September 5.
“CBA will be a powerful tool for building a more inclusive arts and culture sector that more authentically reflects Canada by promoting Indigenous and racialized artists; increasing hiring opportunities for IARA; and fostering intercultural connection, community, and artistic collaboration,” the website explains. “CBA is searchable by artistic discipline, gender, racial/ethnic heritage – Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), African diaspora, East/Southeast Asian diaspora, Latin American (Latinx) diaspora, South Asian diaspora, West Asian/Southwest Asian/North African (Middle Eastern/Arab) diaspora, mixed ethnicity – and other fields as determined by research data gathered through community consultations.”
CBA is also offering a special promotion for BC Alliance readers ahead of its September 25 launch. By using the code ALLIANCE-ARTIST, artists will receive their first year of membership, a $25 value, free. Your profile will be searchable by your fellow artists, theatre, opera + dance companies, film/TV casting, festivals, indie producers, artist collectives, and community + social service agencies.
How to Join
1) Go to Join.CultureBrew.Art
2) To expedite your registration, have the following ready to go:
a) A high-res headshot or other profile picture (300 dpi);
b) Your resume for at least one artistic discipline in PDF format
c) An artist statement and/or bio (500 words max)
d) Portfolio materials such as photos, and audio or video demos that will highlight the great work you do
3) When you reach the payment section, simply type in promo code [ALLIANCE-ARTIST]
4) And you’re good for a full year!
Please note that this promotional code expires at midnight, Thursday, September 26.
CultureBrew.Art is a creation of Visceral Visions. CultureBrew.Art is also looking for images of Indigenous and Racialized Artists in action to promote on CultureBrew.Art’s homepage and other promotional materials: “Whether it’s you onstage, in rehearsal, in a production still, or on set; whether you’re acting, dancing, directing, playing music, or in the moment of creation; we want to feature you at your dynamic creative best! (So please, NO headshots.)” Submit your high-resolution images here.
And it’s easy: just submit your high-res images (300 dpi) through our CultureBrew.Art Artist Content Contributor webform. [please hyperlink to https://beta.culturebrew.art/contribution-form]
CultureBrew.Art is a creation of Visceral Visions [please hyperlink to https://www.visceralvisions.com/culturebrewart]