Calls for entry media arts- a collection courtesy PAVED arts
TIME SENSITIVE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
"The gallery is closed for the duration of the renovation"
A research/artist-in-residence project hosted by PAVED Arts and AKA Gallery
THEMES: Hybrid urban art projects / Interventions / Psychogeography / Urban
planning/urbanism/urban development/research / Counternarratives and
resignifications of urban space / Gentrification, revitalization and reuse
PAVED Arts and AKA Gallery are creating a research and intervention project
for between 2-5 cultural producers/artists to investigate physical, social,
conceptual and political readings of the Riversdale district of Saskatoon,
the location of our new building. The site of this project is both the
neighbourhood itself and the redevelopment process that's going on here. Our
galleries as art institutions that have moved to this neighbourhood are
implicated in an influx of both public and private capital that is fueling a
transformation of property values, ownership relations and social uses of
We're looking for proposals from artists and cultural producers based both
in Saskatoon, and across the country. We feel there are unique and valuable
opportunities in bringing local and national perspectives together in
dialogue. We encourage interested applicants to think about:
- The way art institutions participate in / change the way space functions
in a neighbourhood
- Culture's role in urban planning - the way cities think about the way
neighbourhoods are set up
- How artists relate to civic definitions of culture
- How art is deployed by institutions to effect change as compared with ways
that artists want to effect change
What is your concept/attitude towards the issues listed above? What
format(s) do you want to work with: Writing a text? Creating on-site work?
Building an installation? A performative situation that is process-based, or
site-based? Proposals for collaborations/work by collectives are welcome.
Your proposal should be clear what you will do on your own and what you need
the galleries to provide in terms of resources.
Proposed projects may involve any combination of research, writing, artistic
creation and presentation, public interaction, or community engagement.
Potential sites include in, on, or around our building at 424 20th Street
West, other neighbourhood locations, or public venues such as posters,
billboards, site-specific sculpture, television, radio, or newspaper. The
home base of this activity will be the galleries themselves, which, during
this residency project, will be undergoing renovation. Potential off-site
forms may include dialogues, lectures, papers, performance, signage,
publications, and the production of objects. Projects will be scheduled to
be realized in the summer and/or fall of 2007. PAVED and AKA have also
received funding to install a 5 m x 15 m billboard on the face of our
building, to be completed by Nov. 2007. Projects can be developed involving
the billboard, contact us for more information.
Submissions should contain:
*Information about the applicant(s): CV/resume and a brief bio or background
summary including your discipline(s) and your role(s) within these.
*Summary or statement of your attitudes and approaches to urban space as a
site of cultural production
*A 1 to 2 page project description, addressing the underlying ideas,
processes involved and material result of the proposed work or action,
including timeline and workplan. The project description should address what
you will be doing and what you need from the host organizations to realize
*Technical scenarios, diagrams, are encouraged as attachments (if they will
enhance the project description)
* Examples of past work - pdfs, URLs of web sites, text files, jpgs.
Physical packages accepted if you want to include video documentation,
publications and other non-emailable stuff. PLEASE do not email video or
* The preferred format for all written parts of the submission is an Abobe
.pdf file attached to an email, but .doc and .txt files will also be
accepted as attachments. Visual material should be formatted as .pdfs or
.jpgs. Please contact us before sending attachments larger than 10 MB.
Artist fees will be paid to selected artists/participants, as well as
material and production budgets to be determined. Support for out- of-town
projects will include travel and accommodation expenses.
The project is coordinated by Timothy Dallett, Artistic Director, PAVED Arts
<email@example.com> (306) 652-5502 ext. 1 and Cindy Baker, Program
Coordinator, AKA Gallery <firstname.lastname@example.org> (306) 652-0044. For more
information, contact either of them.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 3, 2007 - Decisions will be made by July 6 with
notification sent out shortly thereafter.
Please submit completed proposals for this project by email to:
PAVED Arts and AKA Gallery acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for
the Arts, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, SaskLotteries, SMPIA,
the Saskatoon Community Foundation and the City of Saskatoon.
Call for short video works Deadline 1 August 2007 A video screening
selected by Janie Nicoll & Alex Hetherington
Short video works by international artists invited to submit
works dealing with split screens, the montage and the interstice
We are especially interested in video works that use these techniques to
explore gender, the body, violence, trauma, sexuality; and would be very
interested in work that uses found materials and extracts from recent cinema
We are looking for work that reveals the different pace between the body and
the brain and the double composition, between the physical and intellectual
Formats accepted: DVD Length: Maximum 5 minutes
Location, Glasgow, venue to be confirmed
Screenings in August
Send submissions with artists name, duration, country of origin, year
of production and a short statement/biog, contact information, SAE for
The Consequence, Alex Hetherington, 2/1 250 Dumbarton Road,
Partick, Glasgow G11 6TU Great Britain
Information: email - email@example.com
Mix20 New York Queer Experimental Film Festival
Each year the MIX festival happily presents programs conceived, organized
and presented by guest curators, including the annual installments from our
sister festivals in Mexico and Brasil. Guest curated programs allow MIX to
expand beyond each year's call for work, present innovative programming and
provides opportunities for networking and career building for the artists
and curators involved. Curators are invited to submit proposals for programs
of film, video and digital media. In addition to these formats, MIX welcomes
proposals for multimedia installations, media-based performances,
interactive projects, and any other alternative explorations of moving-image
form. Guest curators are particularly encouraged to connect new or
underserved communities to MIX, especially proposals from curators, artists
and educators who are lesbian, gay, bi, transgender or two-spirit people of
color. Works by or about LGBTQ youth are strongly encouraged. Each selected
curator or curatorial team is paid a modest honorarium intended to cover
basic costs. Expenses such as rental fees for proposed work are subject to
prior approval from MIX.
DEADLINES: June 20, 2007 (films) - July 1, 2007 (curated programs)
2007 Call for Submissions on the theme
A Sonic Portrait
Categories: Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music,
Videomusic and Installation Art
September 30, 2007 Deadline
New Adventures in Sound Art invites artists of all ages and nationalities to
submit works on the theme A Sonic Portrait for consideration in 2008 future
programming for the annual Deep Wireless, Sound Travels, and SOUNDplay
festivals, produced by New Adventures in Sound Art in Toronto, Canada.
Artists may submit works in one or all of the following four categories: 1)
Radio Art, 2) Electroacoustic Sound Art, 3) Videomusic and 4) Installation
Art (Note: please send separate submission forms for each entry).
Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged: A
Sonic Portrait could be a portrait of a person, place or thing done entirely
in sound, an audio journal, a soundscape portrait, sound mapping, a
visualization of a sound and so on.
All submitted works must respond in some way to the theme A Sonic Portrait
in order to be considered for 2008 NAISA programming.
1) Radio Art (for Deep Wireless)
The Radio Art category is for works conceived for radio or that use radio
and other wireless technology in their creation and that play with the
medium. Works submitted to this category must be less than 60 minutes in
duration. Special consideration will be given to 1 minute radio art pieces
for broadcast as well as 1 page proposals for collaboration on translocal
Pieces will be selected for broadcast within Canada and on several
international radio stations in May 2008 as part of the Deep Wireless
festival of radio and transmission art.
Both Canadian and International radio art submissions will be considered for
inclusion in the following:
-The Deep Wireless 4 radio art compilation CD
-The radio art interventions (1 minute pieces played guerilla-style on radio
stations during the Deep Wireless festival)
-The Radio Art Salon - a listening gallery of radio art works exhibited for
the month of May.
A small number of Canadian artists will be chosen from the submissions to be
part of the Deep Wireless/CBC's Outfront Commissioning Programme in 2008
with residencies at Charles Street Video in Toronto.
2) Electroacoustic Music (for Sound Travels)
The Electroacoustic Music category is for multi-channel and stereo works
less than 20 minutes in duration and conceived for concert performance or
presentation in the Sound Travels festival of sound art on Toronto Island.
Preferred formats for performance presentation include 5.1, octaphonic and
12 channel formats in both acousmatic (tape), live and mixed formats. Please
indicate in the notes the intended format of presentation and any required
instrumentation or specialized equipment.
3) Videomusic (for SOUNDplay)
The Videomusic category is for works that explores non-narrative abstraction
with equal emphasis on sound and image. Submitted works will be considered
for video screenings with either stereo or multi-channel playback. Submitted
works will be considered for screenings in either a performance venue or a
small-size gallery alongside other works selected from this call for
4) Installation Art (for Deep Wireless, Sound Travels or SOUNDplay)
Installation proposals of previously realized works for site-specific and
gallery installations with no fixed duration will be considered for
presentation as part of Deep Wireless, Sound Travels or SOUNDplay.
Site-specific works can be for indoor or outdoor locations. Works can use
multichannel or single channel playback and may incorporate any number of
media, but must feature original sound as a primary element. Please attach a
list of the necessary equipment required to mount the installation and which
of these items can be supplied by the artist. Submissions should include
audio, video or audio-video documentation of previously realized versions of
Please submit a completed application form (in digital format if possible)
along with the proposed works on CD or DVD.
For multichannel works, please include a stereo reduction for reference
purposes only. For video works, please include a DVD copy for reference
only. Screening masters will be requested later if the work is to be
programmed. For installation works, please attach a list of required
equipment with indications of equipment that can be supplied by the artist.
Materials not submitted with a self-addressed stamped envelope will remain
in the archives of New Adventures in Sound Art and will not be returned.
Please don't send original copies.
Submissions must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2007 and mailed
to: New Adventures in Sound Art, 401 Richmond Street West #358, Toronto, ON
Submission Entry Form (attach extra pages if needed)
1) Name of creator/s: ______________________________________
2) Address of creator/s: _____________________________________
City, Province, Postal Code: _________________________________
3) Phone number of creator/s: (____) __________________________
4) E-mail of creator/s: ___________________________________
5) Category of Submission (check one only per work): _____ Radio Art ______
Electroacoustic Sound art ______ Videomusic _____ Installation Art.
6) Title of piece: _______________________________________________
7) Duration: _____ minutes ______ seconds
8) Names of other artists or contributors:
9) Year of completion: ______
10) Relevance of the work to the theme Sonic Portrait:
11) Equipment used to create the piece:
12) Do you own the copyright to your piece: _____ yes ______ no
13) If not please give us the organization that we should contact in order
to get permission to broadcast or publish the work on CD:
14) Programme note for the piece (50 words):
15) Biography of the artist (50 words):
16) Format that you are mailing: _____ CD ______ DVD
17) Should you be chosen as one of the artists to participate in the Deep
Wireless Commissioning Programme, you will be asked to create a new piece
for radio broadcast and performance. Are you available to participate
between the months of January and March 2008? _____ Yes ______ No
18) Although this is an international call for submissions, the Deep
Wireless/CBC's Outfront Commissioning programme is restricted to Canadians
or Landed immigrants. Are you a Canadian or Landed Immigrant?_____ Yes
19) New Adventures in Sound Art produces a bi-weekly community radio show
called Deep Wireless on CKLN-FM. Would you like your submitted audio work(s)
to be broadcast on this or other programs on CKLN-FM?_____ Yes ______ No
Submissions must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2007 and mailed
New Adventures in Sound Art, 401 Richmond Street West #358, Toronto, ON M5V
Contact: Nadene Theriault-Copeland at 416-910-7231, 905-454-5714, or
AUDIOSPACE - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - DEADLINE JUNE 15, 2007
Open Space Artist-Run Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada, announces a
Call for Submissions for Audiospace, a web-audio site on the Open
Space website openspace.ca.? In its 35 years of supporting and
promoting experimentalism in the arts, Open Space has a long
tradition of discussing and exploring the practice and impact of new
media and new methods of audio dissemination.? We continue the
adventure with the 3rd edition of Audiospace and a Call for
Submissions, Where Does It Begin? developed by sound artist Chantal
Where Does It Begin?
For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be
- Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
"The question of how a work of art comes into being is a fascinating
one. At one time or another, we have all had the experience of being
struck by a piece of art. We ask ourselves: were did that idea come
from? In general, we all agree about the elusive nature of the
creative process, and confronted with our inability to define how it
works, we choose to talk of mystery.
The creative process allows the passage from the unconscious to the
conscious and to the visible. I am interested in understanding where
it all begins -- the internal movement, and its materialization:
What is the starting point of the creative act? What is it that
generates an emotion, a turbulence so strong that it provokes the need
within us to create something? At what moment does a piece of art
start to be «written»? What path does it follow? What is it that
allows it to pass from inside to outside? What is it that leads to
its materialization via sound, paper, color, or movement?
These questions are at the core of sound art. I am inviting you to
reflect on them by creating a short sound piece of your own.
Here is a starting point from which I suggest you work. The rest is
up to you.
ATMOSPHERE: spicy. STYLE: confined. COLOR: elegant.
Duration: 7 minutes maximum
Dynamics: as necessary
Please attach to your submission a short text answering these two
When did you feel that the work was starting to be «written»?
How did that first become evident to you?"
-Chantal Dumas, March 2007
By June 15, 2007 please submit your project electronically to Open
Space New Music firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject
heading SUBMISSION and include the following:
- MP3 format audio file (192KBit/sec)*, between 5 and 7 minutes
- One paragraph Bio
- Description of the work
(* Other file or streaming formats are acceptable, but becomes the
responsibility of the submitter to provide support for users.)
All submissions will be open to public listening, discussion and a
jury selection process via the openspace.ca site from June 16 to
September 14, 2007.? Submitting artists are invited to maintain a
virtual presence on the openspace.ca site through the duration of the
contest through forums and other forms of interaction with Chantal
Dumas, other participants and site visitors. All submitted works will
be featured during a Virtual Live Audiospace event September 15, 2007
at Open Space and remote locations TBA, during which the results of
the public jury process will be announced. All submitted works will
become permanent additions to openspace.ca and will be featured until
the next Audiospace edition.
$600 will be distributed amongst winners of categories to be
determined by the participants through the contest. This year's
edition of Audiospace is intended to explore the connection between
artists and the jury process by involving them directly, and also
with the nature of digital audio and new forms of audio consumption.
Artists will be encouraged to discuss these topics amongst themselves
and with visitors to openspace.ca
For questions and comments about audiospace, please direct emails
with Audiospace in the subject heading to:
510 Fort Street
Summer Filmmaking workshop for Teens?
There are still a few spots left for the Summer Filmmaking workshop for
Teens run by the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) and the
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts.? The camp takes place from July 23 -
Aug. 3 and it's an excellent opportunity for people aged 14-17 to learn the
skills to make a film.? Led by professional filmmakers, the camp's
participants act, write, shoot and edit a film in ten days!?
Info: Melody (403) 205 4747 - email@example.com