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REACTIVATION is back! After such an amazing reaction to the 12 original works created by Humber students in our first iteration back in the Spring we've decided to turn this project into an annual call running twice a year with the Fall and Winter semesters.

What is REACTIVATION? This project brings together a group of multi-disciplinary Humber students to explore how disciplines can inspire creation in one another while working completely separated.

“REACTIVATION” begins with reactivating our Permanent Art Collection by activating student collaboration. Taking a handful of collection artworks, we have tasked a small group of student creatives to create musical works in direct reaction to these artworks; Focusing in on their initial reaction and creating work based directly on that inspiration. From there these musical pieces will be given to a second group of students to react in the same way, only this time in the form of Animation or Digital Artworks. This process then repeats for other a final group of students to create works in any Creative Writing field.

For more information, download our REACTIVATION One Pager HERE                                                                                                                             

Want to check out the previous REACTIVATION cohort? CLICK HERE



Who can apply:

This project is open to all current Humber College students. Students from any program may apply.
Space is limited and participants will be selected by a panel of Humber staff.
All creatives chosen will be given a $100 honourarium for their participation.

How to apply:

Applications for this project are now closed.

When does this project run: 

This project will be split into three creation phases:

Phase 1 Music/Soundscapes will run October 4th - 22nd

Phase 2 Animation/Digital Art will run October 25th - November 12th

Phase 3 Creative Writing will run November 15th - December 3rd

The final project goes live December 8th