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2016 Residency Program

The Anchor Archive Zine Library, Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective, and Sad Rad Music Collective have a residency program! We invite zinemakers, screenprinters, performers, writers, musicians, organizers, makers and do-ers, movers and shakers, builders, and/or artists-of-all-sorts to Halifax, Nova Scotia! 

New name! This residency program was previously called the Roberts Street Residency, but we have moved off of Roberts Street and into a new space called RADSTORM at 6050 Almon St, upstairs! 
 
The residency program runs from May until October. Residencies are two to four weeks long, and residents are provided with space, equipment and support for their project as well as living space within walking distance of Radstorm. We encourage projects that relate to the mandate of the Anchor Archive, Ink Storm & Sad Rad, in any medium or format. 
 
New this year! We are partnering with the Deanery Project in Ship Harbour, NS which has its own budding residency program.
 
We would like to thank ARTS NOVA SCOTIA for their generous funding of this program in previous years! We have applied for a grant to cover the costs for this year's program. We are hopeful that we will receive it, but running the program will be contingent on receiving funding.
 
For more information about the program, visit the residency page.
 

RADSTORM RESIDENCY 2016 DESCRIPTIONS:

Arti Mehta (Masti Khor) - (Toronto, ON)  May 2 - 20

Arti Mehta is a queer, genderqueer, South Asian, Buddhist, raised working class, Toronto-based, fibro femme who performs everything from politicized Bollywood burlesque to multi-media performance art. Arti’s performance employs video, animation, prose and movement to express themes of disability, somatics, spirituality, trauma, intergenerational trauma, epigenetics, sexual abuse, race, class, gender and sexuality/kink.

In residence Arti will create a weighted quilt. Through fiber arts Arti will explore the themes of disability, labour, sexuality and interdependence.

Sarah Ayton (Montreal, QC)  May 21 - June 4

Sarah Ayton is coming to the RadStorm Residency to take the time to explore different processes for music making. She will work on a sound project as both a process and a listening tool to help deal with Mental Health Stuff (like anxiety), working from collected sounds and experiences of the ocean, which will be shared on a tape with screen-printed packaging. While in Halifax she will lead a workshop on songwriting, improvisation, and performance through singing for girls, women, queers, trans* and genderqueer youth and adults. She is planning to host and play an all-ages show with other local performers. sayton.bandcamp.com

Olivia Dumas (Montreal, QC) June 5-19

Olivia Dumas is a member of the Prisoner Correspondence Project - a collective based out of Montreal that seeks to support queer/trans inmates.  In residence Olivia will assemble a zine by and for HIV positive inmates offering information, resources and support.  Olivia is currently collecting submissions and will spend the time in residence producing this zine.

Tiffany Paige and Esther Splett are Jilted X (Montreal, QC) June 26 - July 12

Jilted X is a queer, femmegore, mallgoth duo featuring Tiffany Paige and Esther Splett. These two obnoxious baby hags sing, coo and wail in agony over a wall of distorted harp riffs, crackling synth vibrations, textural samples and punishing drums beats.

In residence, Jilted X will produce a new performance and zine, both exploring the iconic ‘hysterical woman’ as seen in modern-day Soap Operas, Pop music and Reality TV. Their work will include drawings, collage, self-portraiture, costumes, audio samples, reenactments and texts based on their personal emulation of stereotypically negative feminine archetypes. At the end of their residency, Jilted X will host a collaborative event, which will include experimental performances, cupcakes and the launch of their new zine!

Whitney French (Toronto, ON) July 13 - 31

Whitney French is a writer, workshop facilitator, educator and a zinester of colour. Whitney’s art is to constantly merge the written word, storytelling, and intergenerational narratives alongside zine culture and other multimedias through an Afrofuturistic perspective. Whitney is most passionate about uncovering the erased histories of black folks in Canada. For seven years she has conducted workshops in schools, community centres, prisons and First Nation reserves. Whitney founded the nation-wide zine From the Root, dedicated to showcasing artistic works by women of colour in Canada.

While in residence Whitney will create a zine called WritingWhileBlack: Unearthing Halifax through a Futuristic Lens, exploring and decolonizing stories of black folks past, present and future from Halifax, Africville and Dartmouth. The zine will contain interviews, visual art, poetry, and short pieces of non-fiction.  Whitney plans to offer her creative writing workshop series Writing While Black in Halifax, Dartmouth and Africville to create space for black writers to share works and support one another in their artistic adventures.

Lara Lewis (Kijipuktuk /Halifax, NS) - July

Lara Lewis will create a zine examining her communities and the intersections between them - queer folk, trans folk, the urban Mi'kmaq community, and independent theatre artists. Lara plans to record interviews with young Mi'kmaq, trans, and queer peers. The interviews will then be transcribed and formed into a loose narrative that will be incorporated with found images into a series of zines and possibly short plays.
Lara Lewis is a 22 year old Mi'kmaq queer person raised off-reserve and living in Halifax. She is a graduate of theatre studies at Dalhousie University, and is taking her first steps to becoming a professional theatre artist, using her voice to tell stories of people whose are not usually told.

Yasmin Ali and Sumaya Ugas (Montreal, QC), Aug 1 -18

Yasmin Ali and Sumaya Ugas will work on a short film/video project exploring the nuances of love and sisterhood within the context of black female friendship. The project, which ultimately explores and celebrates the warmth, depth, and resiliency of black female friendship and sisterhood as a grounding framework for our survival as marginalized folks, will be included in the publication of the second issue of our on-going zine project titled Somali Semantics.

Delilah Terriak Saunders, Thomas Niles and Ann Helga Denny (Kijipuktuk /Halifax, NS) – August

Delilah Terriak Saunders, Thomas Niles and Ann Helga Denny will create a reality­-based intergenerational, multi­disciplinary dramatic readings performance, based on the complex, real life stories of youth who are part of Inuit, Metis and First Nations communities. They will tell these stories through exploration of how music, oral story­telling, visual story­telling, natural settings, dance, spoken word and drama can all intersect to create artistic experiences that bring the emotional truth of the stories alive. The project is called "Oopik", which is the word for Owl in Inuktitut. Owl is Delilah's spirit animal, and it is an animal who symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings.

The team of three artists-in-residence will interview older Indigenous people about what their experiences were like growing up in Nova Scotia. Specifically, talking about connection to the land. Then they will interview younger Indigenous people, to be able to compare and contrast the experiences of younger generations. They plan on holding music and theatre workshops at Radstorm. They will showcase their multi-media performance piece at an open house at The Deanery in Ship Harbour, NS.

Delilah Saunders is an artist, activist and author. She has been highly involved in the political and grassroots efforts for a federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. The issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women has encompassed Delilah Saunders’ life after the murder of her sister, Loretta Saunders, in February 2014. Since then, it became her duty to educate the public and create change through various mediums.

Ann Denny​ is a social entrepreneur, writer, classically trained vocalist, intellectual, comedian, and theatrical artist. In 2012 she co-­founded Youth Art Connection, a registered charity helping to create supportive conditions for youth artists in Nova Scotia to grow as engaged artists and citizens. She creates collaborative music and drama pieces with artist led organizations such as Circus of the Normal.

Thomas Niles is an actor, theatre practitioner and theatre instructor who is interested in working in creating social justice theatre work. He also has worked with Zuppa theatre in Halifax and has experience teaching drama for Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth.

Lynx Sainte-Marie and Stef Mendolia (Toronto, ON) Aug 19 – Sept 10

Creating written, visual, and performance art pieces Lynx and Stef will utilize this residency to explore identity through storytelling. Through their art Lynx and Stef will engage with histories of madness, trauma, and chronic pain - as people with multiple intersections of oppression and access to privilege - in order to promote healing and disrupt dominant discourses of power.

Through these discoveries, they will host two events: 1) a story-sharing space that prioritizes Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), and individuals with multiple intersections of oppression, to explore personal connections of spirituality and creative forces. 2) A workshop that focuses on what is involved in the creation of radical accessible, equitable space as mad & dis/abled people.
Lynx Sainte-Marie is a disabled/chronically ill, non-binary/genderfluid, Afro+Goth Poet of the Jamaican diaspora with ancestral roots indigenous to Africa and the British Isles. Lynx is a writer, multimedium artist, activist, educator, creator and community builder. 

Stef Mendolia is a Toronto-born third-generation Sicilian-Calabrian-Canadian, psychiatric survivor/mad, crip, queer, femme. Stef is a scholar, advocate, and multidisciplinary artist.

Aimee Louw and Katie Jung (Montreal, QC)  - Dates TBD

Aimee Louw and Katie Jung will host a three-week long open air studio near the water to discuss, create about and reflect on accessibility and transformative justice. Part of their purpose is to gather, to discuss, think about and reflect on the need for a deeper understanding of access. They will offer a forum to come together with others who also experience access barriers to share lived experiences with each other. They will base the creative and community elements of the open air studio around interested people's access needs and desires as they arise.

Aimee Louw is a writer, activist, radio host and researcher. Aimee’s media practice spans topics of accessibility, sexuality and feminism. She directs the multimedia Underwater City Project, and loves to go swimming.

Katie Jung is a Montreal-based artist, activist, disabled or not disabled person (depending who you ask).

Joshua M. Pawis-Steckley (Vancouver, BC) Oct 1 – 15

Joshua will produce screen-printed poster series and accompanying zine outlining the historical relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Canada and to raise awareness of the troubling current state of affairs today. The posters and zine will present grassroots initiatives that are already in place in some communities today that promote peaceful healing between the two groups and present ways we can work towards decolonizing within our own community to move forward and reconcile together.

Joshua M. Pawis-Steckley is an artist who is passionate about painting and screen-printing. Joshua is a person of both indigenous and non-indigenous background. Joshua’s art mostly focuses on animals totems, indigenous spirits and portrays personal introspective subjects.

beyon wren moor and Wulfgang Zapf (Lekwungen and W̱ SÁNEĆ Territory -Victoria BC) Oct 16 - Nov 7

beyon and Wulfgang will complete the final process of a book and poster series titled "Voices: Indigenous Women on the Front Lines Speak". Voices will be a collection of interviews with Indigenous women and queer Indigenous land defenders who are resisting ongoing colonization on the front line in so called British Columbia while carrying culture anew in their work. beyon and Wulfgang will create a small run of screen printed and hand bound books and posters as well as a more accessible run as zines.

beyon wren moor is an award winning, transgender, mixed race, indigenous, multidisciplinary artist / activist, and nationally touring musician. Her work exposes intergenerational trauma and its roots in colonization and continued state violence towards indigenous peoples.

Wulfgang Zapf is a non-binary trans, neuro divergent, white settler whose performance, photography, zines, installation, and social practice explores all that is rendered invisible; to reveal what has been erased and collaboratively create transformation towards liberation.

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RESIDENCY PROGRAM!!

RESIDENCY PROGRAM!

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS! DUE MONDAY FEBRUARY 29th! LEAP DAY!

2016 RADSTORM RESIDENCY PROGRAM: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Anchor Archive Zine Library, Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective, and Sad Rad Music Collective have a residency program! We invite zinemakers, screenprinters, performers, writers, musicians, organizers, makers and do-ers, movers and shakers, builders, and/or artists-of-all-sorts to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

New name! This residency program was previously called the Roberts Street Residency, but we have moved off of Roberts Street and into a new space called RADSTORM! 

Come hang out and do a project for two to four weeks between June and September. We provide you with space to do your project, equipment, materials, and support as well as somewhere to live while you are here. We encourage projects that relate to the mandate of the Anchor Archive, Ink Storm, and/or Sad Rad. Projects in any medium or format are encouraged, including music and audio based applications.

New this year! We are partnering with the Deanery Project which has its own budding residency program. Collaborations with this rural project in Ship Harbour, NS are encouraged!

WHO HOSTS THIS RESIDENCY?

The Anchor Archive Zine Library is a collection of five thousand zines that can be borrowed, as well as a resource centre including a photocopier, computer, internet and zine making supplies. The Anchor Archive has just moved into Radstorm with Ink Storm and Sad Rad!

The Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective is a studio that has all of the equipment for screenprinting: light table, screens, washout station, and powerwasher. We offer affordable studio space, teach classes and host events.

The Anchor Archive & Ink Storm host projects and are dedicated to providing free or affordable access to independent and alternative media, art, and education.

Sad Rad is a collectively run music space for all-ages shows, practicing and recording. Sad Rad has shared equipment including: R-16 digital 16 track recorder, DAT (digital analog tape) recorder, mono tape duplicator, drum kit, P.A. and collection of small amps. As our resident you will have access to the gearshare and space. Sad Rad can also provide the human resource of a non-hierarchical improv band. http://sadrad.h-a-z.org/

Sad Rad, Inkstorm, and Anchor Archive are located at Radstorm at 6050 Almon Street.

The Deanery Project is a not-for-profit organization with a focus on the environment, youth and community, natural building, and the arts. The Deanery offers programs and undertakes projects related to energy, forests, health, active transportation and rural living. The Deanery Project is located on a beautiful 25-acre ocean-front property 60 km east of Halifax. The Deanery has a woodshop, bike workshop, large kitchen, and residency cabin. www.thedeaneryproject.com

HOW TO APPLY: DEADLINE: Monday February 29, 2016



To apply please read over the Residency Information and submit the Residency Application Form and your support materials to:rsresidency@gmail.com

Residency Information and Application Forms download at: www.robertsstreet.org/residency

 or via email at: rsresidency@gmail.com

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Anchor Archive Work Party! Sun May 24th, 2pm

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zine launch and community discussion on addiction, intoxication culture and sober spaces

make all good things fall apart:

zine launch and community discussion on addiction, intoxication culture and sober spaces

Thursday May 28, 8:30-11pm

at Anchor Archive at the Plan B Merchants Coop, 2180 Gottigen St.

presented by from the margins and the Inkstorm, Sad Rad and Anchor Archive Zine Library Artist Residency Program.

doors open 830 PM
zine reading STARTING PROMPTLY from 845-915 PM
break from 915-930 PM
discussion from 930-1015 PM
hang out time from 1015-11 PM

building on the momentum of the first two issues, make all good things fall apart #3 is a collaborative zine by clementine morrigan and geoff that explores intoxication culture, addiction, recovery, sobriety, harm reduction, disability justice and sober spaces through the lens of accessibility. this zine was created in Halifax as part of the Inkstorm, Sad Rad and Anchor Archive Zine Library Artist Residency Program.

intoxication culture is a set of social norms that encourage a particular kind of alcohol and drug consumption: drinking in a fun, yet controlled way and using certain drugs in a non-addictive way. most social events are organized around or include drinking. this zine and event work to challenge intoxication culture by asking who gets left behind when we centre drinking at the majority of events and what we could do differently.

the event will include readings from the zine by both geoff and clementine followed by a community discussion on the role that drinking plays in community here in Halifax. geoff and clementine are from Toronto and are interested to hear how these things play out similarly and differently in a different city. we will encourage critical thinking on addiction, social drinking, sobriety, accessibility, community building and justice.

click on "Read More" in the bottom right corner of this post for more info about the event (or keep reading below...)

Film Screening & Poster/Zine Launch about Revolutionary Grace Lee Boggs: Thurs May 14th

Event hosted by artist-in-residence Robin Markle. Come join us for this event on Thurs May 14 at Radstorm (6050 Almon St, upstairs). Check out the facebook event posting here.

Announcing 2015 Artists-in-Residence!

Announcing the Visiting Artists for the Anchor Archive / Inkstorm / SadRad artist-in-residency program! Each year we invite creative folks to come visit Halifax, do a project using the resources of our various spaces, and then share their work with us during a workshop or event. Here is the full list of wonderful people joining us this year! 

Robin Markle (Philadelphia, PA), May 1-15

Robin is a radical queer silk screen artist who lives in West Philly and is passionate about education and collective housing.

Robin’s project while here is to create a biographical zine and poster about revolutionary activist and organizer Grace Lee Boggs. Robin believes it is important to connect with older generations of activists to learn from their experience and this will be at the heart of Robin's project.

Check out Robin's event on Thurs May 14th here: https://www.facebook.com/events/450107305158314/

Clementine and Geoff Morrigan (Toronto, ON), May 16-30

Clementine and Geoff are both writers and thinkers. They ask questions.

Clementine and Geoff want to produce a zine addressing some of their questions on intoxication culture, sober spaces, harm reduction, disability justice, addiction, community and how these things fit together.

Thomas Thor Buchanan (Toronto, ON), June 16-30

Thomas is a writer and zine maker living in Toronto interested in how to build stronger communities. Thomas' work explores themes of isolation and illness.

During Thomas’ residency they want to work on a zine that deals with the way an individual's personal experience of mental illness (specifically, disordered eating) is altered and codified by encounters with institutionalized medicine. Thomas aims to further investigate the ability of local communities to create alternatives to this pathologizing of people's mental lives.

Kama La Mackerel (Montreal, QC), July 1-22 

Kama is a mixed-race black/brown working class trans femme grassroots arts organizer. Kama spent most of life in Mauritius, before moving to India, and then to Ontario and now resides in Montreal. La Makerel uses public intervention as performance art in addressing displacement, race, gender, class and colonial trauma.

Recently, Kama has been working on a series of poetic and story-telling pieces that seek to reclaim ancestral and spiritual understandings of gender from the colonial hand. In residence Kama will be creating a screen-printed and hand painted art-installation piece that is an armour that celebrates and honours femmes of color resistance. This proposal is part of a bigger ongoing project that will run from March-September 2015. This project identifies femme of color resistance, particularly trans femme of color resistance through history and across generations, and through spirituality and everyday living as modes of resistance to white supremacy, heteropatriarchy and colonialism. 

Kai Cheng Thom (Montreal, QC), July 23-August 6

Kai Cheng Thom is a transwoman of Cantonese descent and a third-generation settler on Turtle Island.  Kai is a child of the railroad, le chemin de fer, the fire horse.  Her ancestors’ bones were pounded into the iron spine of the colonial nation state. Kai is a writer, spoken word artist, community worker, and therapist-in-training who resides in Montreal.

Kai will work on a storytelling zine titled Loving the Borderline while in residence. Loving the Borderline is a project rooted in Kai's own life. The zine touches upon several interlinked themes including: intergenerational trauma, migration, madness, and gendered violence.  As a community worker, Kai believes these issues are both widespread and intimately connected; as a survivor, Kai believes that activist circles are past due for a frank discussion about them; and as a writer, Kai hopes that personal and collective healing can begin through the telling of stories. 

Kate Larson (New Paltz, NY), August 7- 31 

Kate Larsen is a 28 year old woman living in the Hudson Valley of New York. Kate has been making and self-publishing personal zines, as well as playing music in different projects for over a decade. Kate's zines deal with issues pertaining to living with chronic illness (multiple sclerosis specifically), queer identity, and learning to give and accept support.

As our resident artist Kate will create a short-run of a bundled printed personal zine and new original music release.

Vanessa Adams (New Orleans, LA), September 1-16

Vanessa Adams is a queer print-maker, zine-maker and artist from New Orleans. In 2009 Vanessa helped found a collectively-run community art space, the New Orleans Community Printshop. Vanessa has been intimately involved in facilitating the growth of programming and managing operations ever since.

While in residence, Vanessa plans to finish the second issue of Other Worlds, a collaborative zine project through futuristic utopian / dystopian queer and trans comics. Vanessa will organize a zine art show centred on Queer Futures—culling from Anchor Archive’s collections. As well, Vanessa will host a workshop to create a collaborative silkscreen fortune telling art object. 

Eloisa Guerrero (Halifax, NS) - September

Eloisa is a  a writer, photographer, computer programmer and music-maker living in Halifax. Eloisa left the Philippines in 2005 to come to Canada, a difficult decision, central to her proposed project.

Eloisa will create a personal zine consisting of short stories and essays exploring her decision to move to Halifax. Spanning geographical and emotional terrain, Elosia will write about the journey of living with depression and surviving suicide; the hardships of migration; issues of cultural identity and the act of assimilation.

 

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RESIDENCY CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!

2015 ANCHOR ARCHIVE // INK STORM // SAD RAD
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The Anchor Archive Zine Library, Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective, and Sad Rad have a residency program! We invite zinemakers, screenprinters, performers, writers, musicians, organizers, makers and do-ers, movers and shakers, builders, and/or artists-of-all-sorts to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

Come hang out and do a project for two to four weeks between May and September. We provide you with space to do your project, equipment, materials, and support as well as somewhere to live while you are here. We encourage projects that relate to the mandate of the Anchor Archive, Ink Storm, and/or Sad Rad. Projects in any medium or format are encouraged, including music and audio based applications.

HOW TO APPLY:
DEADLINE: Saturday February 28, 2015

This year residencies are two to four weeks long from May until September.

To apply please read over the Residency Information and submit the Residency Application Form and your support materials to: residency@robertsstreet.org
Residency Information and Application Forms available at robertsstreet.org/residency

WHO HOSTS THIS RESIDENCY?

The Anchor Archive Zine Library is a collection of five thousand zines that can be borrowed, as well as a resource centre including a photocopier, computer, internet and zine making supplies. The Anchor Archive is located at Plan B Merchant’s Co-op at 2180 Gottingen Street.

The Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective is a studio that has all of the equipment for screenprinting: light table, screens, washout station, and powerwasher. We offer affordable studio space, teach classes and host events. Inkstorm is located at Radstorm, a shared space with Sad Rad at 6050 Almon Street.

The Anchor Archive & Ink Storm host projects and are dedicated to providing free or affordable access to independent and alternative media, art, and education.

Sad Rad is a collectively run music space for all-ages shows, practicing and recording. Sad Rad has shared equipment including: R-16 digital 16 track recorder, DAT (digital analog tape) recorder, mono tape duplicator, drum kit, P.A. and collection of small amps. As our resident you will have access to the gearshare and space. Sad Rad can also provide the human resource of a non-hierarchical improv band. Sad Rad is located at Radstorm, a shared space with Inkstorm at 6050 Almon Street.

http://www.robertsstreet.org/
http://sadrad.h-a-z.org/
http://inkstorm.h-a-z.org/

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Lying with Maps: Screenprint Show

Lying With Maps Opening
Sat September 20th, 8pm at RADSTORM (6050 Almon St, upstairs)


Radstorm/Inkstorm/AnchorArchive resident, Reece Steinberg, is holding an opening of prints highlighting current and historical maps that are used to manipulate public opinion.

Come before the punk show on Saturday Sept. 20 (8pm and beyond) to take a look at the prints, get a free mini-zine about the maps the prints are based on, and eat some snacks.

About Lying With Maps

Misleading maps manipulate public opinion in a variety of subtle and not-so-subtle ways. Lying With Maps is a series of prints inspired by maps that have helped to make a Canadian oil pipeline look safe, erased Labrador, diminished the size of Africa, and committed other intentional and politically motivated inaccuracies

This series manipulates and exhibits maps that continue to sway public opinion and inform a collective subconscious. The inaccuracies in the maps are neither accidental or unavoidable, but are created for political and financial gain.

 

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Participatory Action Research! Tues July 15 & Tues July 22

Join our artist-in-residence Son Edworthy for three Participatory Action Research Events.

Participatory Action Research is about the cycle of action and reflection that is so important for effective organizing and community work. As a psychogeographilosopher and lover-of-halifax, I'm so looking forward to sharing and developing participatory research processes with you through discussion, a workshop and of course a collaborative zine!

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Part 1) Tuesday July 15th 7 – 9 pm at PLAN B (2180 Gottingen Street)

a workshop on participatory action research (PAR), generating questions about community issues that participants might want to explore further.

sharing skills and information in a popular education model with the hopes of inspiring more critical inquiry about things that matter to us, give voice to “marginal,” rad, unique, collective experiences and identities, and build on a culture of collective learning.

Part 2) Research hangouts – anytime between July 15th and 22nd locations TBD

informal hangouts….a chance to talk about stuff, ask questions, nerd out about research, theory, geography, praxis…. make zine pages/blog posts…
contact Son at son.edworthy@gmail.com or text 403-993-5022 to make a plan

Part 3) RE(WE)SEARCH installation - Tuesday July 22nd 3-6 pm at RADSTORM 6050 Almon Street- 2nd floor (up a flight of stairs)

PAR installation = party for action and reflection, co-creating knowledge, how to do participatory, collaborative research and data analysis– sneak pre-view of part finished RE(WE)SEARCH Zine

The installation will be up from Tuesday to Thursday so make an appointment to drop by RADSTORM to see and/or participate.

(Thank you to ARTS NS for support for our residency program!)

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Sovereign Nation: Paths of Resistance and Decolonization Zine Installation!!


July 8th - July 27th
The Anchor Archive Zine Library and The B Side Gallery
Located at 2180 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS
Opening will be held Tuesday July 8th from 6-9pm!!!!!!

Sovereign Nation: Paths of Resistance and Decolonization is an interactive zine installation being held at The Anchor Archive Zine Library from Tuesday, July 8th to Sunday, July 27th. This collection of zines has been individually selected to consist common themes which pertain to issues of sovereignty and decolonization. While both of these themes are generally associated with practices of Indigeneity, these practices also apply to those who consider themselves activist and allies. Many of the Zines chosen for the exhibition have common guides that assist with food sovereignty, political activism and community organizing. Over 100 zines were collected from the Anchor Archive to share with the community. These zines can be used as stepping stones to learn more on decolonizing practices such as dumpster diving, art making, and how to participate in active resistance.

Sovereign Nation is organized and curated by collaborators Laura Grier and Laura Baker-Roberts. Laura Grier, summer communications and events coordinator for the Anchor Archive, is an indigenous artist and activist from Alberta. Laura Baker-Roberts is an artist, arts organizer and environmental activist living in Halifax. Both Laura and Laura are student leaders on the Student Union of NSCAD University (SUNSCAD) and very passionate about issues concerning social and environmental justice.

This exhibition has been made possible by the members and volunteers of the Anchor Archive community ♥

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Open Studio (Cloth Pyramid!) with Residents!

Open studio with current residents John Engelbrecht & Kalmia Strong: Sunday, July 6 - Tuesday, July 8

Meet our current residents, eat veggie sushi, see their cloth pyramid structure! Also come see the new inkstorm/sadrad RADSTORM space! 6050 Almon Street (upstairs).


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Open Studio (come hang out, talk, draw with us, or look at the big cloth pyramid we made)

Sunday, July 6th, 4-6pm (with homemade veggie sushi!)
Monday, July 7th, 4-6pm
Tuesday, July 8th, 4-6pm (right before the zine installation opening at Anchor Archive)
at 6050 Almon St (Suite 210, just down the hall from the new RadStorm space)

**space is up stairs & is not wheelchair accessible**

We run a kindred arts/community space in Iowa City, Iowa--Public Space One (PS1). Our residency project involves reflecting on our work/dreams for our space by engaging with your community and making things. We are eager to meet and talk with as many people as we can. We hope you'll come by for as long or as little as you'd like.

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Dislocations Zine Launch: Tues June 24, 5pm

Dislocations Zine Launch: Tuesday June 24th, 5pm
Anchor Archive Zine Library located in Plan B, 2180 Gottingen Street

Help Candace launch her new zine Dislocations, completed during her stay as an Anchor Archive / Ink Storm / Sad Rad Collective Resident. Dislocations presents personal moments of introspection about place and times past. Dislocations is about moving from Toronto to Fredericton to Montreal and the feelings associated with migration under settler colonialism and capitalist patriarchy.
 
Free copies of the zine will be available at the launch. Plus refreshments and snacks!
Please note there is one step down at the entrance of Plan B.
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Canning Party! Resident Candace!

KICK OUT THE JAMS! Canning Party -Monday June 16- 2pm

The Rhubarb Appreciation Society presents a rhubarb chutney canning workshop on Monday, June 16th, 2pm-4pm, at 5678 Charles Street, Apt. #4. Bring a jar or two if you got 'em. Bring a rhubarb stalk or two from your garden if you got 'em. Cost is free. Note that there are four steps leading into the kitchen.

Candace Mooers Residency! June 9->23

Candace Mooers will complete and launch a personal zine of creative non-fiction vignettes written in Fredericton during winter 2011. The zine touches on such themes as exile, ancestry, canoe-burnings, and other journeys.

Candace will be around for all open hours (Tues 5-7pm & Sun 2-5pm at Plan B - 2180 Gottingen)! So come by and say hello and if you happen to have an extra jar for canning please bring that along for an upcoming rhubarb extravaganza.

(We would like to thank Arts Nova Scotia for their financial support of our residency program. Thanks!)

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Acoustic Show & Resident Zine Release!

ACOUSTIC SHOW & RESIDENT ZINE RELEASE!


FRIDAY JUNE 6th, 7pm
at anchor archive / Plan B - 2180 Gottingen
Filthy Liars (BC)
Hex Partners (Hfx)
Beyon & Jess (Hfx)

Zine launch from our first zine-maker-in-residence!
sorrel will be making a zine about his latest tour from Vancouver to Halifax with his bands Filthy Liars and Garish. Expect nice color photos and hand drawn comics, poems and stories!

Facebook event here.

 

 

 

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Artist Talk with Sharon Stevens, shrine creation, and walk through HFX cemetery

Artist Talk with Sharon Stevens, shrine creation, and walk through HFX cemetery

Saturday June 7th, 1pm at Plan B / Anchor Archive - 2180 Gottingen Street

Calgary artist Sharon Stevens will give a talk about the Equinox Vigil in Union Cemetery that she started in 2012, and her insights into the evolving role of the artist in the sacred.

A self described celebrationist, instigator and media artist, Sharon has been an award winning independent video producer since 1989, her arts practice includes community celebrations, performance art, installations, and net-based art.

She brought the idea of a digital memorial wall to Equinox Vigil, inviting people to write messages to the departed, words they wish they’d said, heartfelt thoughts they carry with them, or simply the names of the dead. Sharon then entered the words into a laptop, and they were projected on the top of The Threshold at Union Cemetery where people were creating their own memorials and tributes to place on a public altar. We are inspired by each other’s words, and the effect was in a sense an amplification of the presence of the dead in our thoughts and hearts.

This presentation will be of interest to all those interested in reclaiming cultural traditions and the arts in general.

https://www.facebook.com/events/495325173902763/
http://equinoxvigil.ca/
http://www.essense.ca/

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House Show! Fri May 30th, 7pm


First Residency Event!

FRIDAY MAY 30th, 7pm
sorrel is kicking off his residency with a halifax house-show!
Filthy Liars (BC)
Garish (BC)
Half//Read (Hfx)
Fri May 30th, 7-10pm at 2336 Agricola                     more info at: www.diyhalifax.ca

sorrel will be making a zine about his latest tour from Vancouver to Halifax with his bands Filthy Liars and Garish. Expect nice color photos and hand drawn comics, poems and stories!

AND...

zine launch and acoustic show!
FRIDAY JUNE 6th, 7pm
at anchor archive / Plan B - 2180 Gottingen

& TBA

 

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Anchor Archive Grand Re-Opening! Thurs Apr 24, 7pm

 

Grand Re-opening of the Anchor Archive Zine Library! 

Thursday, April 24, 7-11pm at Plan B: 2180 Gottingen St.

Zine readings and performances on the theme of transition!
Zine bingo!
2 kinds of cake! 
Catered by Food Not Bombs! (probably)
Punk rock dance party with DJ Negi Posi!
Optional: dress like your favorite zine or zinester!
Free!
All ages welcome!

Call for Performances:
The Anchor Archive Zine Library is having an opening party at Plan B and would like to host your reading or experimental performance. Your/our performance could be in the shape of: a sculpture, dance, song, reading, a puppet show, anything! The theme will be transition and could focus on arts organizations, changing neighbourhood, self, the history of the future.
All ideas welcome! Please contact melissalaverdure@hotmail.com for more info or to sign up

 

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Grandma Zine Launch! Thurs April 10th

GRANDMA ZINE LAUNCH & SOCK HOP! Thursday April 10th, 7pm-12am.

At the Anchor Archive Zine Library / Plan B: 2180 Gottingen St.

At long last, the Grandma Zine has arrived! Whether you have one (or two, or more) or not, whether you are related or not, whether she is part of your life or elsewhere, whether you are one now or plan to be in the future – everyone has a grandma story. 7-9pm there will be READINGS from zine contributors; OPEN MIC for your own grandma stories; and SALE of zines, art, and grandma's own recipe baked goods. 9pm-12am enjoy a sweet sock hop featuring the greatest jams from the 40s till now. $3/PWYC, come in your best grandperson wear. All ages welcome.

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Zine Borrowing Hours! Next Collective Meeting! Sell your zines!

Anchor Archive now has official ZINE BORROWING HOURS!
Zine borrowing hours: Tuesdays 5-7pm & Sundays 2-5pm

The Anchor Archive Zine Library is open at Plan B, 2180 Gottingen Street, 7 days a week, 11am to 7pm. Come by any time to read zines in the library, buy zines for sale, and use the photocopier. But, if you want to borrow zines, get help finding zines, and get help with the photocopier from a friendly and helpful Anchor Archive collective member, come to Zine Borrowing Hours on Tuesdays 5-7pm and Sundays 2-5pm.

Anchor Archive Collective Meeting: Sunday, March 30, 2pm

Want to get involved with the Anchor Archive Zine Library?  Come to a collective meeting!  Or contact Amanda at zinelibrary@robertsstreet.org.

Sell your zine at the zine library!

The Zine Library sells zines made by local zine-makers and we'd love to get more.  If you'd like your zine to be one of them, drop off a sample copy with your contact info during zine borrowing hours - Sundays 2-5 and Tuesdays 5-7.

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CALL FOR RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS!!

The Anchor Archive Zine Library, Ink Storm Screenprinting Collective, and Sad Rad have a residency program! We invite zinemakers, screenprinters, performers, writers, musicians, organizers, makers and do-ers, movers and shakers, builders, and/or artists-of-all-sorts to Halifax, Nova Scotia!

Come hang out and do a project for two to three weeks between May and August. We provide you with space to do your project, equipment, materials, and support as well as somewhere to live while you are here. We encourage projects that relate to the mandate of the Anchor Archive, Ink Storm, and/or Sad Rad. Projects in any medium or format are encouraged, including music and audio based applications.

DEADLINE: Monday March 10, 2014

Go to the Residency Page to apply:

www.robertsstreet.org/residency

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