Calling All Indigenous Creatives

More Information: yehawshow.com

Questions? The curatorial team (consisting of Tracy Rector, Asia Tail, and Satpreet Kahlon) is available to answer any questions. Please contact us with your ideas - we would love to hear from you! Email info@yehawshow.com, call or text 253-336- 6477, or use the contact form on our website at yehawshow.com.

Call to Indigenous Teen Artists

Exhibition Opportunity at the Vera Project in February 2019

Application Deadline - EXTENDED: January 5, 2019, 11:59pm

More Information: yehawshow.com/teens


This call is open to Indigenous teens meeting the following requirements:

  • Must be between 13-20 years old before February 2019
  • Must self-identify as Indigenous (can be from any tribe or group world-wide)
  • Must live in Western Washington

Email info@yehawshow.com, call or text 253-336-6477, or use the contact form on our website at yehawshow.com. 


This call is open to all Indigenous people living in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia. This includes residents of those states belonging to Native communities outside of the Pacific Northwest, and outside of what is currently the United States. Everyone is encouraged to participate regardless of age, professional experience, media, or tribal affiliation.

About this Opportunity

Attention, all Indigenous writers and artists! As part of yəhaw̓, a very special literary and arts zine is being published – both online and a limited print run – in early 2019 to showcase and celebrate Indigenous voice, presence, continuance, and the remarkable generativity of Indigenous writers working across genres in sacred Salish territories. Visual artists are also warmly encouraged to submit work for publication in the zine. Associated readings and events will also feature yəhaw̓ zine writers and artists at Bellevue College and South Puget Sound Community College in early 2019.

We are now accepting submissions for the zine and welcome all current yəhaw̓ artists to submit as well as other Indigenous creatives across the Pacific Northwest. There is no set theme for this publication, but we encourage submitters to consider the Lifting the Sky story and overall yəhaw̓ project values when selecting work. Submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, visual art, experimental work, and hybrids are all welcome. Submissions which include or are written in tribal languages, and submissions from Indigenous youth, women, Two Spirit/LBTQ writers and artists, and writers/artists with disabilities are particularly welcome. Work previously submitted to other publications is welcome. Regardless of genre or form, each submission should fit approximately on one page or a two page spread maximum - the zine will be risograph printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper folded in half for an overall book size of 8.5 by 5.5 inches.  All submissions received by February 1 will be considered. Selected contributors will receive a $75 honorarium and a free copy of the publication.

The publication will be edited by Acoma Pueblo writer Sara Marie Ortiz.


Email info@yehawshow.com, call or text 253-336-6477, or use the contact form at yehawshow.com/contact-us.

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