Information and artist fee

UNIT/PITT will mail disposable cameras with return postage to five individuals, each with a unique prompt that begins, “I spy with my little lens something that is…” Participants will have one month to photograph whatever they choose, as long as one photograph in their roll responds to the prompt. Nine photographs from each roll will be published to UNIT/PITT’s website and social media, and selected for consideration in a future exhibition.

Applications will be juried by U/P’s Programming Committee. Successful applicants will receive $500, and high-resolution scans of their photographs.

Who can apply

This program is open to post-secondary and graduate students from any area of study, and emerging and early career artists and cultural practitioners.* Eligible applicants must currently reside on or have strong connections to the unceded land belonging to the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, also known as Vancouver BC.

*Borrowing this definition from the British Columbia Arts Council, an emerging and early career artist or cultural practitioner is someone under 30 years of age, or someone who has completed a peer-recognized basic training in their discipline or art form within the last five years.

How to apply

Email with a short statement about yourself and your interest in this project (maximum 300 words), a curriculum vitae, and 3-5 links to view your work online. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 15 at 4:00pm PST.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by Monday, May 25.