|Application Deadline||February 7, 2021|
|Start Date||March 2021|
|Contract Amount||$8,000 – $10,000 (commensurate on experience)|
Nia Centre is embarking on a 2-year project to better understand the impacts of anti-Blackness and hate directed towards Black individuals in online spaces, with the first phase of the project being a robust research initiative around these effects, and their impacts on our community. To do this, we are looking for a researcher to help us better understand these impacts through academic- and community-based research. This research will be used to collaboratively develop a toolkit relaying our findings to our community, as well as a series of recommendations and resources to support Black community members in more safely navigating online spaces, and better understanding digital and media literacy which centres the Black experience.
The research and subsequent toolkit is to be completed by June 2021.
We are looking for an experienced researcher who will:
We are seeking proposals from researchers and/or research teams who:
Interested researchers are asked to submit the following items in one single PDF file via email, with the subject line: “Applicant(s) Name BLACKOUT Research Proposal” to email@example.com by February 7, 2021, 11:59pm:
Questions can be directed to Nia Centre for the Arts via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nia Centre for the Arts is a Toronto-based charitable organization that supports, showcases and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the Afro-Diaspora. We present professional development programs for artists, engagement and mentorship programs and opportunities for youth, and present special events and exhibitions to our community, and Canadians as a whole.
In October 2020, we began renovations on our 14,000 sq. ft. facility in Toronto, Ontario to build Canada’s first multidisciplinary Black arts centre. This new space will help bring our entire community together to experience art rooted in Afro-Diasporic traditions. Once renovated, our facility at 524 Oakwood Avenue will feature a 150-seat multi-purpose performance space, an event space, a digital media studio, an artist studio, youth space, gallery space, and more.
This project is made possible through the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage
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