DEL Pitch: An Artist’s Almanac

“My research project is to create an Artist’s Almanac, a tool for U.S. and Canadian artists, especially Indigenous artists and marginalized artists. I have observed that while resources and information are available, it is difficult to access them easily and quickly, causing confusion and hopelessness for members of our community.”

Outline:

My research project is to create an Artist’s Almanac, a tool for U.S. and Canadian artists, especially Indigenous artists and marginalized artists. I have observed that while resources and information are available, it is difficult to access them easily and quickly, causing confusion and hopelessness for members of our community. How can we transform access to resources and information, so that artists are more successful and have tools at their fingertips?

We believe access to already available resources and information is the first step to assessing what resources are needed for artists, especially Indigenous artists and marginalized artists.

We will know we’ve collected resources and information in a helpful way when we see the following feedback from the community: folks engaging with the platform over its first year.

Team:

Suzanne Kite

01 – Reference

How to Build Anything Ethically Suzanne Kite, illustrated by Kari Noe (2019). These graphics represent the starting point of my thinking of ethical protocols, and imagining how those protocols can be reflected in the design of a resource to find further resources.

02 – Preview

The Almanac seeks to “imagine backwards,” from a future where Indigenous and marginalized artists have access to the resources they need and want, to the present, where such information is collected into clear, legible, and printable resources. The summation of my work will be presented when I host a public roundtable that brings collaborators and co-conspirators together.

03 – Collaboration

I meet with the team at Concordia University’s Feminist Media Studio over Zoom to plan our next steps, a series of workshops with co-facilitator Alisha Wormsley and fellow artist and thinkers.