Calls for Submission

Call for Proposals

 

New Visions/Old Land

It is the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation in 2017, but the land and the people are much older.  This project asks artists to reimagine what “Canada” means, to put forth new visions of what the idea of Canada could or should be.  Who are we?  What does it mean to be Canadian?  What is the role of the land and the landscape in shaping this definition?  How can we trace an outline of the future in the fragments of the past?  What is the relationship between the material world that surrounds us and the ideology we use to interpret its meaning?  How can we represent this fixed geographical place and our collective cultural and social space?  What histories have remained hidden, and how can we bring them to light?  And, what should we be highlighting, remembering, moving towards?

The goal of this project is to create a media landscape of moving and projected images, music and sound, on Hunter St. West that allows us to reimagine and re-present the idea of Canada at 150.

We are looking for four (4) media artists to make new works that bring their unique voice and vision to the discourse on Canada, to show us with their eyes, minds and bodies, new histories that we can carry forward. 

The works must be silent and no more than 5 minutes long; experimentation with moving image structures and norms is encouraged. There must be a live music or sound component as part of the June 30th event.

The application deadline is Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 5pm

THE PROJECT CHALLENGE 

The works must be silent and no more than 5 minutes long.

Applications in any genre are welcome and experimentation with moving image structures and norms is encouraged.  There must be a live music or sound component as part of the June 30th event.  In your application, please include information on how the silent media work will relate to the live sound/music performance.  Artists are encouraged to survey Hunter St. West from the corner of George St. North to Sam’s Deli, and suggest possible locations and ways of presenting their work.  Artists will work with the project Curator Kelly Egan to determine final sites and exhibition formats.

EC3 AND ARTSPACE WILL PROVIDE:
·       Artists will receive a fee of $1,750 for their work and that of the musicians/sound artists.
·       Artists will receive free access to Artspace’s production and post-production equipment and facilities.  Please see http://artspace-arc.org/media-lab/booking/ for inventory list.
·       Artists will work with project Curator, Kelly Egan (filmmaker and Trent University Cultural Studies Professor) to develop and site their project on Hunter St. West.
·       There will be technical assistance and equipment available for exhibition/presentation design and delivery.
·       There will be a small online publication to accompany the project.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Who Can Apply

·      Artists of any age or experience living in Peterborough or the surrounding region.
·      New Visions/Old Land particularly encourages new work from emerging artists and from marginalized communities (Indigenous, racialized, gendered, economically challenged and New Canadians).

HOW TO APPLY

All submissions should be made online through:
https://artspace-arc.submittable.com/submit/83412/new-visions-old-lands

Mailed or hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.  Applicants who do not adhere to the following criteria will not be eligible.

Applicants are asked to include the following:

Project Proposal/Description: (500 words max)
Technical Requirements: (500 words max)
Artist Statement: (250 words max)
Bio: (250 words max)
CV: (3 pages max)

Visual Support Material with Support Material List: (15 images, 5 videos max)

Please select visual support material mindfully, as selection committee members have limited time to consider each proposal. Images should be labeled numerically with the artist’s name (01_name.jpg, 02_name.jpg, etc.). Your Support Material List should include title of work, date created, medium, and dimensions.

Video documentation should be uploaded to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo and linked in the application.  Regardless of duration, please include full videos.  Due to time constraints, the selection committee may only view up to 5 minutes of each video. Please note the clip you would prefer the committee view by including time marks in the documentation list.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 10, 2017 at 5pm

NOTIFICATION DATE: May 15, 2017 

PROJECT COMPLETION DATE: Rough cut due June 2, 2017; Finished project due June 16, 2017.

SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA

Applications will be reviewed and recommended by a selection committee including the curator, EC3 and Artspace staff members.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

·       Artistic merit of the proposal
·      Quality of the proposal in relationship to the project’s goals and objectives (purpose of the project)
·      Merit of the artist’s previous work (support material)
·      Demonstrated ability of the artist to deliver the project on time and on budget

 


 

Submit to Artspace

Artspace is dedicated to presenting work from contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. The centre strives to present art that reflects and promotes the diversity of cultural and political perspectives that shape contemporary art practices. Submissions from emerging, mid-career and senior artists whose works is alternative, experimental and/or critically engaged are welcome. The centre welcomes submissions from individual artists, curators, and collectives to apply with new or existing exhibition proposals. Artspace is seeking proposals for Gallery 1 and 2, as well as offsite projects relevant to the centre’s mandate.

Artspace maintains two submission deadlines: June 16, 2017 & December 8, 2017
All submissions must be made using Artspace’s online submission system.

In preparing your submission please consult Artspace’s archive of previous exhibitions as well as the Artspace_floorplan. An extensive archive of past exhibitions can be found here.

Artspace provides curatorial support, installation assistance, insurance, promotion, and documentation of exhibitions, and when budgets allow, commission critical essays to accompany selected projects. Artspace is committed to paying artist and copyright fees according to the guidelines established by CAR/FAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation/Les Fronts des Artistes Canadiens).

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All submissions should be made online through: https://artspace-arc.submittable.com/submit

Artspace does not accept mailed submissions. Applicants who do not adhere to the following criteria will be disregarded.

You will be asked to include the following:

  1. Proposal/Project Description (1 page max)
  2. Technical Requirements
  3. Artist Statement (250 words max)
  4. Artist Bio (250 words max)
  5. Current CV (3 pages max)
  6. Visual Support Material with Support Material List (15 images max)

Please select visual support material mindfully, as committee members have limited time to consider each proposal. Images should be labeled numerically with the artist’s name (01_name.jpg, 02_name.jpg, etc.). Your Support Material List should include title of work, date created, medium, and dimensions.

Video documentation should be uploaded to a site such as Youtube or Vimeo and linked in the application. Regardless of duration, please include full videos. Due to time constraints, the selections committee may only view up to 5 minutes of each video. Please note the clip you would prefer the jury view by including time marks in the documentation list.

Programming Policy
Proposals are judged in relation to Artspace’s mandate and programming focus. Submissions that arrive after each deadline will be held over until the next deadline. In order to present a cohesive yearly program, our committees review materials from both deadlines, and decisions are often not made for many months. While we appreciate all those who apply only successful applicants will be contacted.


 

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please contact:

Jon Lockyer
Director
Artspace
378 Aylmer Street North
Peterborough
jon@artspace-arc.org
705-748-3883