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CLOSED - Call to Artists: Poetic Tour of London Project - Expressions of Interest

Updated: Jun 29, 2022


CALL SUMMARY The London Arts Council invites professional poets residing in the city of London, Ontario – party to the London Township Treaty of 1796 and the Longwoods Treaty of 1819 – to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to create an original poem to be filmed as part of a poetry project lead by Ontario’s Poet Laureate, Randell Adjei. The end result will be integrated into a larger collective video project by Destination Ontario. The selected poet from this call will develop a proposal in consultation with the London Arts Council. The poet may propose writing a poem, or they may propose a collaborative poetry project with another London artist. PROJECT DESCRIPTION The first stage of this project is the creation of the written poem, which will be followed by consultation with the London Arts Council team before moving onto the filming stage. Destination Ontario will provide the videography work and will work with the poet to film their performance or poetic collaboration. Each video would be approximately 1 minute in length. In writing their poem, the selected poet should consider the following:

  • The unique characteristics of place (what it means to be a Londoner, to live in London, to live on this land, etc.)

  • The history of London (taking into account the past(s), present(s), future(s) of this land and its inhabitants,

  • London exists on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Lenaapewuk, and Haudenosaunee Nations; land that is also shared by Metis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous community members

BUDGET (up to $2,500)


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