TASLASKA an innovative and virtual space
Burnie Regional Art Gallery is working with Project O (Big hART) and the Anchorage Museum (Alaska) to support TASLASKA, an innovative and virtual space . TASLASKA was created to make a connection between young people from Alaska and Tasmania, and northwest TAS in particular. We are hoping to promote the strong similarities (northwest location, isolation, coastlines, ports isolation, wild landscape, First Nation heritage) and few differences (…okay bears, subzero temperatures, opposite hemispheres) BUT we are focussing on similarities. Young people from Alaska and Tasmania can connect and share digital content across the globe, between two regions that share many commonalities.
In this time of social distancing, we are encouraging photos, audio, portraits, illustrations, animations, poems, maps, etc to eventually create a virtual tour and zine via Anchorage’s youth program Seed. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Follow link to Taslaska, to see the open call for submissions or young people can share submissions anytime on their own platforms with tag #Taslaska .
Deadline 1 August 2020
The Anchorage Museum (Alaska)
The Anchorage Museum (Alaska) sits on the traditional homeland of the Eklutna Dena’ina. The museum is committed to recognizing and honoring the land, culture and language of the Dena’ina people. We recognize and respect the continuing connection, by Alaska Native people and all Indigenous people, to the land, waters and communities. Through a combination of art and design, history, science and culture, the Anchorage Museum creates a rich, deep understanding of the human experience and offers something for everyone. One of its initiatives is the SEED Lab.
SEED Lab (Solutions for Energy and Equity through Design) is a collaborative project that embeds equity in community development and solutions through art and design.one of five winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge. The Municipality of Anchorage is a partner with the Anchorage Museum to create public art that explores pressing social issues.