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Call for Photographers - Pier 21 Artist-in-Residence

Photographers are invited to submit proposals to be the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21’s Artist-in-Residence. This year, the Museum is accepting proposals from photographers who want to be inspired by the new exhibition Family Bonds and Belonging, from the Royal BC Museum, on display at the Canadian Museum of Immigration from March to November 2019. The six-month residency enables an artist to create new work that contributes to the Museum’s mandate while advancing their art practice.

Family Bonds and Belonging celebrates Canadian identity by exploring families and family history, linking past to present and province to nation. The exhibition honours and interprets the many ideas of family - those of biology, of choice, of association and of place. Through artifacts, family photos, home movies, heirlooms, costumes, clothing and oral histories, visitors will connect with the stories and traditions from early and contemporary families, immigrants and those who have always been here.

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