Through its Canada-wide call for projects, Dialogues: Encounters with the Oeuvre of Riopelle from Sea to Sea is intended to mobilize artists, cultural workers, organizations and local communities to create public works of art (e.g., murals, sculptures, visual works, musicals, literary creations, etc.), participatory workshops or other initiatives based on cultural mediation, arts and cultural education, and artistic co-creation to generate a series of dialogues between Riopelle’s Oeuvre and Canadian history, culture and heritage.
In 2022-2023, the Dialogues program will provide up to $30,000 in financial support and personalized accompaniment to selected projects that, like Riopelle’s famous mosaics, will span across Canada from sea to sea, in each of its 13 provinces and territories.
Rooted firmly within their communities, each selected project should strive to offer creative solutions to a social issue specific to that territory. With one project taking place in each Canadian province and territory, each of the projects should be developed with an eye to creating dialogue not only with Riopelle’s Oeuvre but between individuals by facilitating improbable meetings across the country.
The deadline for submitting a project is Monday, October 31st, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time).