Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) is creating an online spell-kit for Spellbound by Nature, a program based on the book, The Lost Words. The intent is to reacquaint youth with nature through ‘conjuring’ up the words of nature through artistic spells – poems, paintings, drawings, collage, photographs, songs and stories. By sharing artistic spells, AHA!’s spell-kit will conjure approximately 40 nature words and will be made available online and through education partners. There may also be a public installation of the original artwork. There will be stipends available for each ‘spell’ used in this project.
Writers and artists who are inspired to contribute to the creative spells are invited to do so in whichever artistic genre they choose. AHA! is particularly interested in including artists/writers who identify as having indigenous or minority heritage. Please send expressions of interest and a brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Monday, July 6, along with a sample of your art.