Call for Submissions
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 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
· 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.
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
· There will be a small online
publication to accompany the project.
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
or hardcopy submissions will not be accepted. Applicants who do not adhere to the following
criteria will not be eligible.
asked to include the following:
(500 words max)
Requirements: (500 words max)
(250 words max)
Bio: (250 words
CV: (3 pages max)
Support Material with Support Material List: (15 images, 5 videos max)
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.
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.
May 10, 2017 at
May 15, 2017
Rough cut due
June 2, 2017; Finished project due June 16, 2017.
Applications will be reviewed and recommended by a selection
committee including the curator, EC3 and Artspace staff members.
· Artistic merit of the
· 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
INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Director + Curator
Electric City Culture Council