We are pleased to invite artists in the Central Island Region to submit applications for the upcoming 2022-2023 YQQ + CV/A Arts and Culture Program.
The theme for this exhibit is “Mindful Travel” as defined by Vancouver Island Tourism.
We invite you to consider what “Mindful Travel” means to you as you reside on or visit the unceded and traditional land that for thousands of years has been referred to as “The Land of Plenty.”. Oral histories and archaeology describe a bountiful relationship between Indigenous peoples and the land in this geographic region that to this day continues to offer endless natural treasures and cultural richness. With the main goal to keep the island’s natural and cultural resources alive and sustained, for both the people who visit, and the people who call it home, and addressing the pressing environmental concerns of our current time, we invite you to create artwork that moves you to think mindfully about your presence on this ancestral land and what travelling from and to this territory means to you.