Call to action
Accepting one more artist. Deadline for work is Sept. 30th.
Email Dr. Kim Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the Women’s Health Matters Research team at Western University (Drs Mantler and Jackson), and in collaboration with Dr. Sheila O’Keefe-McCarthy at Brock University, I would like to thank you for your interest in contributing your work to this very exciting and worthwhile project. The PATH project (Promoting Attachment Through Healing) aims to explore the experiences of pregnant women with histories of intimate partner violence as they navigate health care. Using different ‘lenses’, we endeavor to bring life and voice to the different experiences shared by the women who participated in our study. Experiencing intimate partner violence is different for each woman – using an arts-informed approach may help to draw attention to, and raise awareness of the unique challenges these women face as they transition through their childbearing journeys.
If you agree to participate in this novel research dissemination project, we will provide you with a selection of “themes” and/or poetry which reflect the experiences of the women in the PATH project. We ask that you then transpose a theme/poetry of your selection, as you are inspired, into a visual art form of your choice.
The visual art forms produced will be featured at the PATH-2-art knowledge mobilization event on October 8th, 2019. In addition, a future event will be held to silent auction the pieces. All proceeds from this auction will be donated to local women’s shelters, including Anova (London) and Women’s Rural Resource Centre (Strathroy). In addition, the art work will be reproduced to a poster representation for future knowledge mobilization activities. In no way will the reproductions be used to generate further revenues.
Works of art will need to be donated prior to September 30, 2019. To acknowledge your generosity of time and talent, and to offset costs incurred for art supplies, artists will receive a $100 honorarium. In addition, all artists will be invited to the knowledge mobilization event taking place on October 8th, 2019 and will be acknowledged in any media, social media, or publications that result from this project.
Thank you once again for your interest. We look forward to collaborating with you on this very valuable project. To confirm your interest in participation, please let me know by email, at email@example.com. Also, if you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kimberley T. Jackson, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor, Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing