Open Call to Artists
China Women's Film Festival
Are you a student interested in any of the following? -Publishing your story/artwork (translated into Chinese) on one of the leading Chinese social media platforms Xinhua News; -Publishing your story/artwork in a collection of gender equality comics that will be released in China (Chinese language) in 2022; -Contributing to women’s rights; -Participate in a large-scale international event that spans across four continents; -Meet leading professionals and passionate women’s rights activists; -Attending other virtual conferences and events on behalf of the Baturu Centre. Gender Equality Comics Project* We invite illustrators and writers to participate in a comics research project on feminism and gender equality issues and ways of embedding them in an imaginary steampunk world located in the late Qing Dynasty period. As a result of the research you will write/illustrate/write and illustrate (depending on your skills and interests) a women’s empowerment story with a protagonist Princess Su (Su is a rank not a name!). Responsibilities Include: Writing/illustrating a story on a gender equality issue, based on research on the representation (literary/visual) of gender equality issues in arts, with a protagonist Princess Su and located in the imaginary world of the beginning of the 20th century; Working together with a social science student on the basis for the story / its visual representation; Examples of Comics about Princess Su Three comic artists from China, members of the Total Vision collective, have taken part in the project. https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/LPr0Isgd6uVfL9spoKw8kA https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/3sinmY8DC7JJiseqov3LEA https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/3sinmY8DC7JJiseqov3LEA An internship at BATURU is an opportunity to encounter a broad range of international artists and curators, and to gain insight into the operations of independent non-profit arts organizations. As well as represent us at various women's conferences, comics conferences Writer interns are involved in various activities such as: - Developing a story for the Journey of the Princess Su anthology book; - Interact with local Chinese NGOs to learn from their cases; Comic artist interns are involved in various activities such as: - Be one of the artists to create visual stories for the Journey of the Princess Su anthology book; - Interact with local Chinese art curators to learn more about Chinese comics art; The minimum internship time is 3 months, but we prefer a part-time internship of 4-5 months or longer. Internship periods: Spring (approx Feb-June 2021) Summer (approx May-Sept 2021) Autumn (approx Aug 2020-Jan 2022) The application deadline is Friday, 29 January 2021, 20:00. We are accepting applications: - from comics writers, in the form of pitches of at most 500 words from individual writers and creative teams. - from comics artist, in the form of a link to their portfolio with at least 10 works, with at least 2 comics pages examples. All applications should be submitted to email@example.com Learn more about our China Women’s Film Festival and Baturu Art Festival here: https://chinawomensff.net/
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About China Women's Film Festival
Room 2717, Shui On Centre, 6-8 Harbour Road, 999077, Hong Kong, -, HK
Tell stories about women made by women
The Crossroads Centre was established in 2003 as a local Chinese social enterprise based in Hong Kong and Beijing. It aims to raise awareness of the many issues that confront women and other marginalized communities in China and around the world through the mediums of film and art. In addition to hosting an annual China Women’s Film Festival and 1905 International Human Rights Film Festival, the Crossroads Centre organizes art exhibitions, cultural forums, and workshops to challenge socially constructed and outdated perceptions of gender roles. We hope that these events can serve as a platform for female activists, academics and artists to present their work and begin an open discussion among the Chinese community about the multitude of challenges facing women to this day and the importance of combating them.