The Future of Education Contest invites Emily Carr students to propose artworks that could describe personal stories of struggle and/or triumph, fictional scenarios, systemic critiques, wild ideas and dreams for a society that values affordable and accessible higher education for all. $10,000 in project funding will be distributed amongst ten finalists to execute their concepts. Upon successful completion of the projects, each finalist will be awarded an additional $1,000 in prize money! The artworks will be on view at an All-Candidates meeting and launch party leading up to Provincial election on May 9, 2017.
Why is this important? Because, over the past 15 years in BC, post-secondary tuition has increased 400%, while per-student funding has declined by 20%. This has resulted in a massive rise of student debt, larger class sizes as well as overworked and under-resourced faculty, staff and students. Unless we do something fast, BC is going to be a place where only the rich can afford to go to College and University.
Help us visualize the Future of Post Secondary Education in BC using ANY form of art, design and media! Do you see a dark future or a more positive vision?
EXTENDED! The deadline for initial proposals is Monday, February 6, 10pm.
Our next info session and workshop is happening Wed. Feb 1 from 4:30–7:30. Details below.