Call for applicants: I spy… a disposable camera project

Information and artist fee

UNIT/PITT will mail disposable cameras with return postage to five individuals, each with a unique prompt that begins, “I spy with my little lens something that is…” Participants will have one month to photograph whatever they choose, as long as one photograph in their roll responds to the prompt. Nine photographs from each roll will be published to UNIT/PITT’s website and social media, and selected for consideration in a future exhibition.

Applications will be juried by U/P’s Programming Committee. Successful applicants will receive $500, and high-resolution scans of their photographs.

Who can apply

This program is open to post-secondary and graduate students from any area of study, and emerging and early career artists and cultural practitioners.* Eligible applicants must currently reside on or have strong connections to the unceded land belonging to the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, also known as Vancouver BC.

*Borrowing this definition from the British Columbia Arts Council, an emerging and early career artist or cultural practitioner is someone under 30 years of age, or someone who has completed a peer-recognized basic training in their discipline or art form within the last five years.

How to apply

Email [email protected] with a short statement about yourself and your interest in this project (maximum 300 words), a curriculum vitae, and 3-5 links to view your work online. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 15 at 4:00pm PST.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by Monday, May 25.

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Update to March events

Hello members and supporters,

I have been following the COVID-19 outbreak updates through the Public Health Agency of Canada, and have listened to the concerns of members of UNIT/PITT’s community around public receptions. Although the PHAC currently classifies the public health risk as low, in consideration of artists, friends and family —  particularly those with compromised immune systems and underlying medical conditions — the Friday The 13th event scheduled for this evening has been cancelled.

UNIT/PITT is the venue sponsor for several independently organized gatherings at 8EAST. As the outbreak situation evolves over the next few days and weeks, we will update our website and social media if the status of those gatherings change.

To learn more about COVID-19 and measures to mitigate its impact, including personal protective measures and social distancing, we encourage you to visit PHAC’s website:

UNIT/PITT also acknowledges the systems of oppression that may limit the access of certain groups to resources that can mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. As an organization, we express solidarity with communities that continue to be intentionally deprived of necessities and the right to self-determination, including Indigenous nations fighting to uphold their land sovereignty and agreements; populations without stable housing; those impacted by the opioid overdose crisis; and persons living with disabilities and chronic health conditions receiving inadequate support.

Upon request, I will do my best to provide links to additional readings on any of these topics.

Brit Bachmann
Executive Director
[email protected]

PS. Did you know that UNIT/PITT’s catalogue of artist books are available for purchase online? Get U/P titles delivered to wherever:

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