Call for Artists & Ambassadors – SHADES







‘SHADES – Elevating Melanated Voices’ is a new project by Humainologie intended to address underrepresentation and misrepresentation of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC).

We are inviting submissions of interest to be part of SHADES.

Artist (1-2)

You would create artistic portraits of each of the SHADES Ambassadors for exhibit. Applicants must identify as BIPOC, be based in Calgary, and be able to share a link to sample work that can be viewed online.

Ambassador (4-6)

You would be profiled via three short films shared on social media, as well as through other social media engagement to take place in 2021. Applicants must identify as BIPOC, be based in Calgary, be willing to take part in up to 12 hours of filming, and be open to sharing parts of their personal story.

Members of the LGBTG2S+ community and women are encouraged to apply for all opportunities. Please contact us at if you have any questions. To apply, you must complete the online form below. Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis. Ambassadors will receive an honorarium. Artists will receive an artist fee.

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Humainologie is seeking qualified candidates for two community journalist internship positions for Humans of Calgary, with a current following of almost 20,000 people via Facebook and Instagram.

The interns will be responsible for:

  • Soliciting diverse interview candidates throughout the city of Calgary
  • Conducting interviews
  • Taking or obtaining photography of interview subjects
  • Composing a written post of between 60 and 250 words in the interviewee’s words

Ideal candidates will have prior interview, writing, and editing experience. Photography experience considered an asset. Candidates must be excited and passionate about collecting diverse stories from members of the local community.

The intern opportunity is for a six-month term with a minimum expectation of 12 stories to be completed during the term. Interns will be paid $40 per story and paid after every six stories.

Qualified candidates who are Black, Indigenous, racialized, living with disabilities, and/or LGBT2SQ+ are encouraged to apply.

Please apply via email only to including a written statement explaining your interest and relevant experience, along with one short sample of your written work (between 200 and 500 words).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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