Syrus Marcus Ware is a Vanier Scholar, visual artist, activist, curator, and educator. Using painting, drawing, textiles, installation, video and performance, Syrus works with and explores social justice frameworks, and Black activist culture.


As an avid reader and watcher of speculative fiction, Syrus has also created works including Ancestors, Can You Read Us? (Dispatches From The Future) and Antarctica. His Fellowship will assemble a team of creators to produce a new speculative fiction stories for a book and an original podcast series, produced with Visitor Media

This multimedia series of speculative fiction short stories will engage with what could be: a deep dive into the wild imaginings of leading artists, activists and thinkers who are dreaming us into future worlds. All set within a century from now, these stories offer us a way of surviving and growing into something not yet created — the apocalyptic, the beautiful, the hopeful, the sacred.

Fellowship Launch Livestream, March 16, 2023