slow wave logo a bright teal squiggle designed by Anahita Jamali Rad

Slow Wave Small Projects is a one-week intensive program that re-imagines approaches to learning and art-making from feminist, activist, and land-based perspectives. This program strives to centre the practices of artists who are low-income, disabled, queer, trans, two-spirit, Black, Indigenous, or racialized. An honorarium is provided to all program participants.

Email: slowwavesmallprojects(at)
Instagram: @slowwavesp

2019 program
Facilitators: John Aitken, Juliane Otoniya Okot Bitek, Helena Krobath, Brady Marks, Anne Riley, Storme Webber, Marie Weeks, and T'uy't'tanat—Cease Wyss
Kitchen: noaa edwards, Sorrel Mommi, and Garden Don’t Care
Emotional support: Arti Mehta
Administration:Alize Zorlutuna, Stacey Ho, and Mallory Amirault

Arms and hands with many different skin tones come together. Some hands touch each other, or make bunny ears, or a fist. Each limb is adorned with ink medicine by Jaz Whitford

Hand-poked tattoos by Jaz Whitford

2018 program
Facilitators: John Aitken, Aretha Aoki, Julia Aoki, Agnieszka Forfa, Anne Riley, Marie Weeks, T'uy't'tanat—Cease Wyss, and Alize Zorlutuna
Kitchen: noaa edwards and Sorrel Mommi
Emotional support: Alize Zorlutuna
Administration: Stacey Ho and Mallory Amirault

People both sitting and standing are gathered in a circle, turned away or with back to the camera in a grassy space dotted with yellow flowers. A forest is seen in the background. In the centre of the image is the only creature facing the camera, Marcus, a black dog with a white patch over his chest.
Photograph by andi icaza-largaespada

Funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council.