Thursday, 28 May 2020

TASLASKA: sharing digital content across the globe

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. (

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 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. 



Project O is a project of BIGhART a Social Change, Arts and Media organisation, delivering non-welfare projects which help counter disadvantage, caused by hidden issues, in isolated communities. Project O drives change in rural, regional and isolated communities affected by family violence as a primary prevention project. Through Project O, young women gain new skills and resilience, equipping them to drive attitudinal change in their community, challenge entrenched gender inequality and help prevent the normalisation of family violence. Through this primary prevention program young women develop new skills and learn how to connect to their community, using their unique voices to campaign for change. It builds gender equality locally through grassroots action, highlighting the leadership of young women and their potential to be change makers.

Project O currently operates in 3 communities: Wynyard, TAS,  Roebourne, WA and Frankston, VIC.

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