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Labrador Current Foodways

Labrador Current Foodways

Residency exploring the interconnectedness of food

Fogo Island Arts is delighted to announce an open call for a new residency exploring the interconnectedness of food with our histories, ecologies, economies, politics, and social worlds. Fogo Island is geographically located within the Labrador Current, a section of the Atlantic being monitored closely by scientists as an indicator of climate change, but also, one which has considerable consequences for the whole of the Atlantic region.

The sub-arctic maritime climate and socio-political history of Fogo Island provide fertile grounds for extensive research and practice related to its foodways. The residency is intended to provide a unique set of experiences that the resident will be able to incorporate meaningfully into a new or existing project or body of research. Residents will be invited to work closely with Chef Timothy Charles.

This residency will provide an opportunity for an artist, curator, writer, farmer, chef, food historian, forager, eater, or researcher to live and work on Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada for a period of up to three months. A research stipend of 2,000 CAD per month will be provided to support a new or existing project for the selected resident(s).
Alongside the research grant, the resident will be provided with accommodation, including a domestic kitchen and limited commercial kitchen supplies, as well as a vehicle on Fogo Island. All travel expenses will be covered.

Residents will be encouraged to give one public presentation, performance, workshop, or similar event during their residency in Fogo Island.

Applications are welcome from practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines including visual art, film, writing, farming, cooking, curating, design, and theory.

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