CULTUREBREW.ART IS OPEN!
ARE YOU AN INDIGENOUS OR RACIALIZED ARTIST? CultureBrew.Art (CBA) welcomes creators, writers, performers, directors, filmmakers, composers, choreographers, and design/technical/production professionals who work in the performing, literary, and media arts, and who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour). Join now to set up your artist profile by adding your artistic disciplines, marketable skills, portfolio items (audio, video, and images), and other information that will ensure that organizations and freelance producers (Engagers) can easily find you for opportunities, gigs, and other work. Once you’ve published your profile, you can browse the profiles of other BIPOC artists, and connect with them through our private and secure internal messaging system! Membership is only $25/year, with bursaries available upon request to those facing financial barriers.
You can also find opportunities, whether calls for artists, job positions, funding and award notices, and professional development listings, including CBA’s own free Chat & Chew series, a facilitated online BIPOC-only space that focuses on a different topic each month!
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR BIPOC ARTISTS? With hundreds of BIPOC artist profiles in CBA, and more Indigenous and racialized artists creating new profiles from across Canada, our very affordable subscription rates accommodate individuals and companies of all sizes, with a 15% discount for non-profits. So whether you’re an arts & culture organization, festival, school or post-secondary institution looking for guest artists or faculty, community or social service agency wanting artists to work with refugees, newcomers, or queer or non-binary youth of colour, advertising or government agency, media outlet or independent producer, a monthly or annual subscription provides access to robust database search capabilities, the ability to post unlimited opportunity listings on our site, and direct messaging to artists of interest.
If you’re not ready to subscribe, you can still post opportunities for a $25 fee per posting.
CultureBrew.Art (CBA) is a digital platform that promotes and fosters intersectional interculturalism throughout the literary, performing, and media arts sectors – and beyond! Its central feature is a national searchable database of Indigenous and racialized artists, to which theatres, dance and opera companies, film/TV casting directors, indie directors/producers, schools and post-secondary training programs, social service agencies, ad agencies, media outlets, and governmental agencies may access as subscribers.
A powerful tool for building a more inclusive arts sector that more authentically reflects Canada by promoting Indigenous and racialized artists, CBA aims to increase hiring opportunities for BIPOC artists, and foster intercultural connection, community, and artistic collaboration. CBA is searchable by gender, racial/ethnic heritage – Indigenous, African, East Asian, Latinx, South Asian, SWANA (SouthWest Asia/North Africa), mixed ethnic heritage – artistic disciplines, location, keyword, and other fields.
Based on input from accessibility testers as well as artist and engager feedback, we are constantly making improvements and updates to CultureBrew.Art to increase user-friendliness and accessibility, and improve ease of navigation.
Key members of our team include Co-Director & Creative Lead, Valerie Sing Turner, and Co-Director & Technical Lead, Anju Singh.
It's been said that farmers don't grow crops; they create the essential conditions for crops to grow. CBA will be a vital tool to break systemic divides, disrupt institutionalized structures, and create conditions under which BIPOC artists – and by extension, the wider Canadian arts ecology – can thrive. We are therefore grateful for support from: