What does inspiration and collaboration look like in a distanced setting? 

What does a music piece reacting to a physical artwork sound like?

What does an artwork look like in response to a movement piece? 


Humber Galleries is looking to explore how different disciplines can inspire creation in one another while working completely separated. Bringing together a group of multi-disciplinary Humber students to help us we’ve created a new project entitled “REACTIVATION”.  

“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 Movement or Dance pieces. This process then repeats for other groups of student creatives that will create works in both the Physical and Digital artwork fields.

For more information, download our REACTIVATION One Pager 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 $200 honourarium for their participation.

How to apply: 

Click here to fill out our project application form - Applications close Wednesday, February 24 @ 11:59pm EST
Chosen applicants will be contacted by Friday, February 26th.

When does this project run: 

This project will be split into three creation phases:

Phase 1 Music/Soundscapes will run February 28 – March 14

Phase 2 Movement/Dance Pieces will run March 15 - 28 

Phase 3 Visual Art will run March 29 – April 11

The final project goes live April 19