Art that illustrates an Indigenous perspective on nursing, health, healing and diversity

College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is embarking on the implementation of an Alberta Human Rights Commission grant that aims to support cultural competency and safety within our Indigenous nursing initiative. This includes a variety of components such as the development of training modules for staff and membership. To support this goal, CARNA seeks Indigenous artistry to be used in its learning modules as well as educational materials.

The art serves as a reminder to all members, staff and visitors to CARNA of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the role of nurses in healthcare, and shows our respect to diversity. The original piece of art will be used in educational modules and materials. Any physical pieces of art will be displayed at the CARNA official headquarters.

The medium for the art is to be determined by the artist which can include, but is not limited to sculpture, digital art, photography, painting, charcoal etc.  The size of the piece is dependent on the medium of the artist, and consultation with corporate services. CARNA will collaborate with the artist to digitize it for use in educational modules, branding, or other purposes. For digital art, the specifications will be provided

A maximum of a $5,000 commission for the artist(s) selected to realize his/her work. Additional funding may be available.

Submission Deadline: 4:00pm Mountain Standard Time on June 8

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