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- CLOSED - Call to Artist-Educators (Visual Art): Belong - Inclusive Arts Experiences

Updated: Jan 23, 2023

Submissions for this program are now closed. The London Arts Council (LAC) invites visual artists and creators residing in London, Ontario, surrounding First Nations (the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, the Oneida Nation of the Thames, and the Munsee-Delaware Nation) to apply for a paid opportunity to participate in LAC’s new community-focused arts program, Belong – Inclusive Arts Experiences for Children and Youth asArtist-Educator Mentors (5 mentors) or Artist-Educator Mentees (10 mentees).

Applications will be accepted through the online application only, until Friday, January 20, 2023 at 4:00 pm.

Program Overview: Belong – Inclusive Arts Experiences for Children and Youth

Belong is a new community-focused inclusive arts program that will include weekly arts activities at 5 different neighbourhood resource centres. This program will provide:

  • children and youth with high-quality, inclusive arts education experiences that promote creativity, self-exploration/expression, and a sense of belonging

  • emerging artists/creators with authentic and enriched apprenticeship/mentorship opportunities through co-development/delivery of arts sessions and mentorship sessions

  • professional artistic programming for neighbourhood resource centres that serve newcomer and low-income populations, thus furthering their mission for their community


Artist-Educator Mentors will take part in Belong for 2 terms (14 months). This will involve orientation and training, concept development, co-creating lesson plans with mentees, monthly one-on-one mentorship sessions, and delivery of 40 (3 hour weekly) arts sessions, including time for setup and cleanup. Mentors will be compensated at a rate of $50 per hour for delivering programs and $25 per hour for orientation, training, mentorship sessions, development, planning, and preparation.

Note: The time commitment is estimated to encompass approximately one day a week (*one day and a half for a 2-month period) and total payment that goes directly to each artist-educator mentor will be $11,500.00

Artist-Educator Mentees will take part in Belong for 1 term (8 months). This will include orientation, training, co-creating lesson plans with a mentor and a fellow mentee, monthly one-on-one mentorship sessions, and delivery of 22 (3 hour weekly) arts sessions, including time for setup and cleanup. Mentees will be paid $30 an hour for program delivery and $20 per hour for orientation, training, mentorship session, development, planning, and preparation.

Note: The time commitment is estimated to encompass approximately five hours a week and will pay a total of $3,300.00


Online Submission

Artists/creators wishing to be considered MUST read the application package thoroughly prior to filling out the online application form and complete all application requirements. Please complete all required fields of the online application form and submit the required application documents.

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted. Applications submitted through other means, such as fax, mail, and email will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the application is submitted by the deadline - Friday, January 20, 2023 at 4:00 pm.


Artist-Educator Mentors:


Belong_Mentors Application Package
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Download PDF • 223KB



Artist-Educator Mentees:


Belong_Mentees Application Package
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Download PDF • 215KB

For any questions about this project please contact info@londonarts.ca

For any Call to Artists updates please check the website at www.londonarts.ca *The Belong program is supported through the City of London's London Community Recovery Network (LCRN)*









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