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Are you interested in using the emotional connection of art to raise awareness of environmental and societal issues?


     The Feeding 9 Billion initiative is devoted to educating youth about the challenges of sustainably, equitably, and nutritiously feeding the world’s growing population while dealing with climate change. We are currently looking for artists to create digital illustrations for our latest educational tools. We are interested in supporting and showcasing different artists and styles of art, and are offering three separate contracts as described below:


1. An audio drama about a global food security crisis, where a world experiencing severe climate change attempts to adapt by exploring alternate food production strategies. The Haven Project, an oasis in this wasteland, keeps its citizens well-fed with well-kept proprietary technologies. The audio drama follows the citizens of Haven, as they fight to keep their world protected, and struggle with the implications of ignoring those outside their walls.

  • Required: one website banner (2000 x 500px) and one podcast icon (min. 1400 x 1400px)

2. An informative podcast with background information on the topics explored in the audio drama above. Topics range from world issues and social factors that could lead to a food crisis, to potential solutions or methods to avoid a food crisis. Each episode will attempt to illuminate different viewpoints on an issue, challenging students to think critically about food security.

  • Required: one website banner (2000 x 500px) and one podcast icon (min. 1400 x 1400px)

3. A role playing game exploring the environmental, financial, and social aspects of agriculture. Students will become members of farming families; starting out as subsistence farmers, they will work to feed their families and make decisions to upgrade their farms with industrial or agro-ecological technologies, all while dealing with global climate change events.

  • Required: one website banner (2000 x 500px) and a one-page cover illustration for the digital rulebook


How to Apply


If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a proposal including the following information to rachell@uoguelph.ca:


  • Your full name (feel free to tell us a bit about yourself!)
  • Preferred method of contact
  • Two to three samples of your work (digital art or photography preferred)
  • A quick concept sketch or descriptive proposal of your idea (including which contract you are interested in)


Deadline: Friday, May 29th


     Feeding 9 Billion will offer a commission for each selected project, to be negotiated by the artist and our leadership team. Please feel free to get in touch at the email above if you have any questions!


Feeding 9 Billion is based out of the University of Guelph, where fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. We invite and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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