Are you a gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, or queer (GBT2Q) creator passionate about queer, trans, and Two-Spirit health? Want a paid opportunity to learn, create content, and share it with the masses? If so, it sounds like the Summit 2020 Creators program is the right fit for you!
What is the Summit 2020 Creators program?
Each year, Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) hosts a national Summit on GBT2Q health, where healthcare providers, community-based organizations, and community advocates come together to engage with the most innovative and exciting GBT2Q health research, programs, and initiatives happening across Canada.
For Summit 2020, we are seeking GBT2Q content creators to attend at least two online Summit sessions and create a piece of content inspired by what they’ve learned, which will be shared widely online by CBRC and its partners. And we’d love for one of those content creators to be you! So, if you’re a creator who’s passionate about supporting GBT2Q health and interested in a paid opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop creative content for our communities – read on for details on how to apply!
What do we mean by “creators” and “content”?
We encourage all GBT2Q content creators who are interested to apply for this opportunity. However, in addressing racial inequities that are often present within GBT2Q health and art spaces, we are prioritizing creators who are Black, Indigenous, or a person of colour (BIPOC) for this opportunity.
Examples of eligible creators include artists (i.e. photographers, poets, illustrators, drag performers) and social media content creators (i.e. YouTubers, TikTok-ers, Instagram Influencers). But, really, if you consider yourself a creator, as far as we’re concerned, you are one. We welcome new and seasoned creators alike.
Eligible content can include anything inspired by the Summit session(s) you attend, as long as it can be shared online. This could include a physical piece of art (which we’d photograph for online sharing), digital art (i.e. graphics or illustrations), a song, a drag performance, or a video recap sharing your reflections from the Summit.
What are we asking you to do?
- Attend one online orientation session [late October]
- Attend at least two online Summit sessions taking place on November 4th, 5th or 6th. If you can’t attend your designated Summit session live, a recording will be made available after the session by November 30th.
- Create a piece of content inspired by the session you attended (to be shared alongside an interview with you via the social media channels of CBRC and its partners) [to be completed by December and shared online in January]
- Participate in one debrief/evaluation session [mid to late January]
What will you receive for your contributions?
- Compensation: All Summit 2020 Creators will receive a $250 honorarium in recognition of their time, talent, and efforts.
- Expense Reimbursement: Summit 2020 Creators will be reimbursed up to $250 to cover content creation costs (i.e. canvas for painters, honoraria for models/performers). Expenses must be pre-approved and receipts will be required for reimbursement.
- Exposure: CBRC and its partners will promote Summit 2020 Creator content via social media across the country.
- Support: You’ll have direct support from a staff member of CBRC or one of its partners to help see you through each step of the process.
How do I apply?
Complete the application form at the following link by Wednesday, October 21st Applications will be reviewed by a committee and applicants informed of selections by Friday, October 23rd. Applications are now closed.
What if I have a question?
More about the 2020 Summit
The Summit 2020 theme is Resistance and Responsibility, which aims to provide a critical space to organize around the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as longstanding inequities experienced by Black and Indigenous communities. This year’s Summit is dedicated to exploring how we can learn from our past and commit to building health systems and responses that support everyone in our diverse and intersectional communities. For more information on Summit 2020, please visit www.cbrc.net/summit_2020.