If you are an artist with a message that fits the theme of transformation, the Arts Council Haliburton Highlands (ACHH) wants to hear from you.

The ACHH is looking for proposals for an opportunity to have the artists’ six-minute video become a part of the second episode of “The 6-Minute Escape: Transformations” premiering in mid-April.

ACHH chair, Kate Butler, said they’re pleased to build on the success of the first episode by opening the request for submissions to all artistic genres. She said anyone with a message to convey on the theme of transformations is welcome to apply.

The first episode premiered Oct. 3. It featured well-known Canadian authors, alongside local authors, recounting stories related to the theme of ‘Beyond the Borders of Home.’ The stories were tales of travel near and far. The episode is available to watch at youtu.be/xridaoddVdY.

Butler added The Arts Council hopes that the second episode will feature artists from a broad spectrum of genres including, but not limited to, visual art, dance, music, theatre, and literary. The committee is recruiting a couple of well-known Canadian artists, who have a connection to the Haliburton Highlands, to show their work alongside the local artists and artisans.

To learn more about the submission process and requirements visit haliburton. librariesshare.com/6minuteescape/ . Deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2021 with successful candidates being notified by Feb. 15 and the final video due on March 15, 2021.

“The second episode of “The 6-Minute Escape: Transformations” promises to be a multi-media extravaganza that comes right to your living room.” Butler said.

Members of the public wishing to be notified of information about this project are invited to sign up for the newsletter at haliburtonarts.on.ca/ . The 6-Minute Escape is a fundraiser for the ACHH. To donate, go to gofundme. com/f/6-minute-escape. Butler said donations help the ACHH continue their good work in promoting and nurturing the arts and artists of Haliburton County.

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