Welcome to the application form for Empowered Phụ Nữ’s (Ăn)thology Project.
Who are we? We are an arts-based collective of young, first and second generation Vietnamese Canadian diasporic women. Established in 2018, the Empowered Phụ Nữ (EPN) Collective dreams of creating a space where Vietnamese women and non-binary folk can share their stories and reclaim their intersectional cultural identities through the arts.
(Ăn)thology (Ăn meaning to eat in Vietnamese) seeks to publish the work of Vietnamese and women-identifying artists (aged 18-29), residing in Tkaronto/Toronto exploring Vietnamese food and culture. We welcome submissions from any artist at any level of experience.
This anthology in print and digital, will be in English and Vietnamese, and shared with the public through a launch event celebrating the artists and community members featured. Leading up to the launch event, the cohort and project co-facilitators will host and organize a guest speaker series inviting Vietnamese women leaders from the food and arts industry in conversation with selected youth artists.
What types of art are we looking for? We will be accepting all printable art mediums including (but not limited to): poems, short stories (max 500 words), illustrations, paintings, mixed medium art, photography, and more.
Guidelines for art submission:
Work should be original artwork that has not been previously published. Minimum resolution of 300 DPI and as JPEG/PNG/PDF.
Written pieces should be no more than 500 words.
We suggest that submitted artwork should explore one or more of the following themes: Memories/Nostalgia, Familial Ties/Traditions, Love, Recipes, Fusion.
Below are some guiding creative prompts for you to potentially consider:
- How does Vietnamese food make you feel?
- Do you have a favourite recipe? How would you share that with others?
- What makes a dish Vietnamese?
- How does food intersect with your culture and identity?
Applications will open on Friday October 7, 2022 and close on Wednesday November 30, 2022. All selected submissions will be informed of our decision by Monday, January 9, 2023.
- Learn from and connect with fellow project leads, anthology participants, and guest speakers
- Join a community to engage in conversations and connect with EPN collective and other artists
- Receive a $75 honorarium (Canadian dollars).
- Each selected participant will receive a final copy of the photobook and will be actively involved in the planning process of the event launch.
- Have their artist profile highlighted on EPN’s social media
If you fit the above criteria and are interested in participating, we invite you to fill out this application form.
Please don't hesitate to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We invite you to review and download our Project Overview and Outline.
Please complete your application before the deadline on 11:59 PM (EST), November 30, 2022. We look forward to reading your responses!
Empowered Phụ Nữ Collective
*This project is generously funded by ArtReach Toronto.