• 03/03/22

    By Sinda Garziz and Andi Vicente with support from G101

    Deadline: March 20th, 2022 @ 5pm.

    Documenting the Undocumented is an art and advocacy project that sheds light on the barriers that individuals with precarious immigration status experience when trying to access services and supports in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin Territory.

    Our goal is to raise awareness and build community ties by supporting knowledge sharing and collaborations between local artists, community, and grassroots organizers, and those with lived experience. We want to cultivate collective engagement in advocating for and with members of our communities whose experiences have been ignored or hidden.


    Art Projects

    We’re excited to invite artists to participate and co-create four public art exhibitions:

    • Photography
    • Graffiti mural
    • Live performance
    • Outdoor art installation


    These exhibitions will be on display in Ottawa, unceded Algonquin Territory. 

    • Artists must be based in the Ottawa or Gatineau region and artists living in Ontario will be also considered.
    • Artists will be compensated for their time (this includes but is not limited to research, community consultation, installation etc.)
    • Materials will be provided.
    • Artists of all levels are invited to respond to this call.

    We particularly encourage those with lived experience, and/or those with experience working with populations with precarious immigration status to participate.


    To apply:

    • Please include a brief statement (500 words max) of why you’re interested and how you would like to participate in this project.
    • Photographers, visual artists & graffiti artists: please include up to 5 images of your work
    • Performers: please include up to 3 videos (10 minutes max total) of your work

    Send it all to this email address: artsundocumentedsanspapiers@gmail.com

    If you want to know more about this project, you can consult our introduction on our website: DocumentingTheUndocumented.com

    Please get in touch if you need help with preparing your submission.

    Deadline: March 20th, 2022 @ 5pm.