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ACNW Indigenous Curator – Contract Position – Expression of Interest

At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations.

Founded in 1967, the Arts Council of New Westminster is a community arts organization built by artists and arts groups who share an interest in visual, performing, and literary arts. The Arts Council’s role in the community is to advocate for the arts and foster support for those engaging in artistic and cultural endeavours.

Inter/Action Learning Series is a regularly occurring artist talk series presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster at The Gallery at Queen’s Park. In 2021, the series will present a 5-part artist talk series featuring Coast Salish artists, curated by an Indigenous Curator and Host. This series will be an intercultural exchange that will engage in meaningful dialogue and learning across cultures and identities. Presented over Zoom, the series will involve collaborating with local Indigenous people in a series of open dialogue and discussions about artistic practice, culture, and story-telling. Each event in the series will be a multidisciplinary, inter-generational and cross-cultural presentation using story-telling and multimedia components.

Estimated Timeline: Spring 2021 – Fall 2021.
Previous Inter/Action Series:


  1. Engage an Indigenous Curator to facilitate and host 5 Indigenous lead artist talks via Zoom and/or in-person (depending on current pandemic Provincial Health Orders) at the Centennial Lodge.
  2. Create a deeper connection among Indigenous arts administrators and practicing artists in New Westminster.
  3. Contribute to knowledge sharing between cultural communities and foster the Decolonization and Indigenization of the cultural experiences available to the New Westminster community.

Remuneration: $2,000

Submit your interest by email to before 5:00 pm on February 28, 2021.

Expression of Interest Criteria

  1. Description of your curatorial practice
  2. Two examples of past work in curatorial programming
  3. Two testimonials

Please include “Expression of Interest – Indigenous Curator” as the subject of your email. We look forward to connecting with you and building a relationship.

Contact: Stephen O’Shea, Executive Director | | 604-525-3244

To download a PDF of this Expression of Interest, click here

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