New Brampton arts agency calling on artists for digital postcard


Published June 7, 2021 at 3:55 pm

The City of Brampton’s newly-created Arts, Culture and Creative Industry Development Agency (ACCIDA) is calling on artists to share their stories and promote their art on a digital postcard.

The Postcard Project – Share Your Artist Story is now accepting 20 submissions of old or new digital, visual artworks from Brampton artists, creatives, musicians and performers to display their work on a digital postcard. Consideration will be given to artists outside of Brampton whose work has been influenced by Brampton and their connection to the city, with priority given to artists who live in Brampton. Artists selected for this opportunity will be paid a one-time fee of $250.

As a part of the Postcard Project – Your Artist Story, ACCIDA will share the work, with artistic credit, on a digital postcard across ACCIDA’s social media platforms and as a part of upcoming promotional and marketing initiatives. Artists can submit multiple images and be selected more than once, but the intent is to share this opportunity with as many artists as possible within the 20 selected works.

“This is an exciting time for the City of Brampton as we begin to build relationships with the local arts and cultural community,” said Rowena Santos, regional councillor wards 1 and 5. “Having local artists share their stories will help the agency build these important relationships and, at the same time, promote the work of Brampton’s artists.”
Artists are welcome to explore their connection with the City and reflect on how their artistic practice captures the spirit and stories of Brampton. Artwork can include any medium, such as: photography, written work, documentation of a performance, digital collage and non-digital works, including hand-drawn illustrations and paintings that can be digitized according to specifications. Abstract and non-representational works are welcomed and encouraged.

The deadline for submission is June 17. For additional information, you can view the project details here.

Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line: Your Artist Story.