CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

CALL FOR EDITOR/MENTOR: Pulse Anthology of Critical Texts
Deadline: July 31, 2015
Remuneration: $1500 honorarium
Timeline: Negotiable between September 2015 – March 2016, publication must be completed by March 31, 2016

We are currently seeking an Editor/Mentor for our annual anthology of approximately ten critical texts based on our 2015/2016 programming theme: Pulse.

Because this position is closely related to the Critical Writing Workshop, we encourage applicants to express their interest, if applicable, in applying for the Instructor position, a role that will begin the development of texts that may be considered for this publication.

The Editor/Mentor is responsible for:

- Selecting and editing articles or reviews for the anthology
- Working closely with participants of the EMMEDIA writer’s workshop to develop their texts through email and/or in person
- Recruiting additional writers, if necessary
- Editing texts for clarity, content and length
- Ensuring the content of the anthology is focused effectively on EMMEDIA’s programming theme and is engaging to EMMEDIA’s membership and the media arts community
- Working closely with the designer to review page proofs
- Working closely with the designer to make edits and changes to page layouts and design

Qualifications:

- Must have completed post-secondary education in an appropriate field, such as English, Art History, Visual Arts, Curatorial studies or equivalent
- Must have at least 2 years of experience editing or copyediting for publication
- Must be able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
- Must have a significant history of writing on art and culture, published in recognized magazines and/or publications
- Strong knowledge of contemporary media arts and arts writing communities

About our annual Anthology of Critical Texts:

EMMEDIA publishes an anthology of essays that explore our current programming theme of the year. Most texts are developed through a critical writing workshop facilitated by an established writer and/or editor.
For more information or to read our previous publications, please go to our website here.

About EMMEDIA:

EMMEDIA is an artist-run centre that focuses on the production and presentation of media arts. EMMEDIA defines the “media arts” as the use of electronic media in artistic, educational and community contexts where the author/director retains creative control and copyright. Our commitment to the media arts crosses a range of media and disciplines: audio, video, web-based art, independent film, animation, multimedia, performance and environments.

Application guidelines:

- ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT ONLY. Please send all written support as PDF files. Publications such as magazines or books must be scanned and saved as a PDF file before submitting. Please do not send any paper.

- Submissions must be MAC compatible.

All applications should include:

1. Cover letter that explains your interest in this position and why you would be the best candidate
2. Resume including a list of published works and editorial experience
3. 2-3 examples of previously published works and publications you have edited

Please send applications to:

c/o Vicki Chau, Programming Director
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
351 – 11 Ave SW, Suite #203
Calgary, AB T2R 0C7

or email to:
programming@emmedia.ca
with subject line: EMMEDIA Anthology Editor Application


CALL FOR INSTRUCTOR: Critical Writing Workshop for the Media Arts
Deadline: July 31, 2015
Remuneration: $500 honorarium
Timeline: 2-day workshop in September/October (negotiable with the Editor)

We seek an instructor for an intense 2-day writing workshop that will focus on and advance critical discourse around media art in Calgary, beginning the development of texts to be considered for EMMEDIA’s annual anthology based on our 2015/2016 programming theme: Pulse.

Because this workshop is closely related to the development of the Pulse Anthology of Critical Texts, we encourage applicants to express their interest, if applicable, in applying for the Editor/Mentor position, a role that will further develop the texts for the publication.

The Instructor is responsible for:

- Developing a lesson plan that focuses on a deeper reading of media art and the practical approaches to writing critical texts
- Working closely with participants to begin development of their texts
- Ensuring the articles or reviews written through the workshop are relevant to EMMEDIA’s 2015/2016 programming theme, Pulse, in order to be considered for publication

Qualifications:

- Must have completed post-secondary education in an appropriate field such as English, Art History, Visual Arts, Curatorial studies or equivalent
- Must have a strong understanding of contemporary media arts
- Must have at least 2 years of experience writing for publication
- A significant record of writing on art and culture, published in recognized magazines and/or publications
- Must have demonstrated experience teaching or leading workshops
- Editorial experience is an asset

About our annual Anthology of Critical Texts:

EMMEDIA publishes an anthology of essays that explore our current programming theme of the year. Most texts are developed through a critical writing workshop facilitated by an established writer and/or editor.
For more information or to read our previous publications, please go to our website here.

About EMMEDIA:

EMMEDIA is an artist-run centre that focuses on the production and presentation of media arts. EMMEDIA defines “media arts” as the use of electronic media in artistic, educational and community contexts where the author/director retains creative control and copyright. Our commitment to media arts crosses a range of media and disciplines: audio, video, web-based art, independent film, animation, multimedia, performance and environments.

Application guidelines:

- ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT ONLY. Please send all written support as PDF files. Publications such as magazines or books must be scanned and saved as a PDF file before submitting. Please do not send any paper.

- Submissions must be MAC compatible.

All applications should include:

1. Cover letter that explains your interest in this position and why you would be the best candidate
2. Resume including a list of published works and editorial experience
3. 2-3 examples of previously published works

Please send applications to:

c/o Vicki Chau, Programming Director
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
351 – 11 Ave SW, Suite #203
Calgary, AB T2R 0C7

or email to:
programming@emmedia.ca
with subject line: EMMEDIA Writing Instructor Application


LUMA: A FILM & MEDIA ART QUARTERLY
Next Deadline: September 1, 2015

Luma is a quarterly publication about independent film and media art published by the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society. Luma includes critical essays, news, reviews, event previews, interviews, reflections, and photo/video essays about culturally relevant productions, events and ideas. Luma aims to expand critical dialogue about media art and film from a western Canadian perspective on an international platform.

Luma accepts submissions on an ongoing basis for publication in May, August, November and February.

We accept proposals and previously unpublished finished works that aim to expand critical dialogue about media art and film. Submission formats can include, but are not limited to: critical essays, news, reviews, event previews, interviews, reflections, and photo or video essays. Submissions must address culturally relevant film and media art productions, events and ideas with preference being given to Western Canadian writers and topics.

Please see the mandates of EMMEDIA and CSIF before submitting.

Submitting Finished Work:

- Written Articles: Articles run between 500 and 3000 words, and must be sent via email in [.doc or .rtf] format only. Accompanying images are encouraged and must include copyright information.
- Photo Essays: Photographs must be in [.jpg] format at a minimum width of 1000px, 72dpi
- Video Essays: Video must be submitted as [.mov or .mp4] and sized at a minimum width of 1000px.
- All finished work submissions must include a short bio (~100 words) and project introduction (~100 words) and must be emailed to editor@lumaquarterly.com with the subject heading “LASTNAME – FW SUBMISSION”.

Submitting Proposals:

- Describe the project in 200-500 words. Please include the format of your proposed work, and a date of completion.
- Provide 2 samples of previously published or unpublished written or video/photo essay work.
- All proposal submissions must include a short bio (~100 words) and must be emailed to editor@lumaquarterly.com with the subject heading “LASTNAME – PROPOSAL SUBMISSION”.
- Multiple submissions are accepted; simultaneous submissions are not.

All submissions are reviewed by Luma’s Editorial Committee.

Successful contributors will receive an honorarium of $100 per submission per issue.

All submissions for Luma’s next issue are due September 1 and will be reviewed by our Editorial and Advisory Committees.

For more info, please contact:

Lindsay Sorell, Editor in Chief
editor@lumaquarterly.com


CALL FOR WRITERS: ANTHOLOGY OF CRITICAL TEXTS
Deadline: TBA

We are always seeking new writers, either emerging or established, for EMMEDIA publications and essays to accompany programming exhibitions or events. We are interested in writing that addresses emergent media arts practices and places them in a critical context.

We accept unsolicited proposals for exhibition reviews, book reviews, feature articles and interviews that are relevant to EMMEDIA and/or the media arts community. Before submitting, please visit our website to familiarize yourself with the type of content EMMEDIA publishes.

Your writing could appear in any of our publications, which currently include an annual anthology of critical texts based on the programming theme of the year. EMMEDIA is committed to paying each of its contributors a fee, dependent on the publication.

About our annual Anthology of Critical Texts:

EMMEDIA publishes an anthology of essays that explore our current programming theme of the year. Texts are developed through a critical writing workshop facilitated by an established writer and/or editor.

For more information or to read our previous publication, please click here.

Renumeration:

$250

Editing:

Submitted content that is chosen for inclusion in any of our publications will go through a revision process by our editor. The editor reserves the right of final edit and withdrawal. Note that during the design phase, we sometimes discover the need to shuffle a piece to a future issue instead. In the event your piece is pushed back, we will inform you.

Copyright:

All EMMEDIA publications consists of a printed edition and a digital edition on our website. In submitting content, the writer grants EMMEDIA permission to publish material in its entirety in print and/or online. All copyrights remain with the writer and will not republish any content without consent of the writer, or withhold the right of the writer to republish the content.

EMMEDIA reserves First North American Serial Rights, which also extend to our digital editions of all publications. Copyright reverts to the writer after the publication.

All submissions should include:
- Completed submission draft – minimum 1000 words in a word document that is MAC compatible.
PLUS
- A resume/cv including a list of published works when applicable.

Please mail submissions to:

c/o Vicki Chau, Programming Director
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
#203, 351 – 11 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0C7

or email to:
programming@emmedia.ca
with subject line: EMMEDIA writer application


HOMEGROWN CURATORIAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Deadline: Ongoing

Homegrown focuses on the development of first time media arts curators. Once accepted, support is provided from EMMEDIA staff, including an introductory interview with a senior curator. Please contact Vicki Chau, Programming Director, if you need assistance in applying. To apply to Homegrown, please follow the guidelines below:

1. Please provide a written curatorial objective, including a list of potential work(s), or work(s) akin to those that you hope to present. You may not include your own work. If accepted to the program, the curator is expected to write a 500 word curatorial essay about the show for publication.

2. Outline an itemized budget breakdown for the estimated costs of your show. Projects that are accepted receive a budget of $1,000.00. The curator is expected to pay screening fees to the distributor and/or artists from this fee. CARFAC OR IMAA rates are used as fee guidelines when the work chosen is not rented from a Canadian distributor. These rates are available in the EMMEDIA offices.

EMMEDIA provides training and costs of promotion materials, tape stock, shipping within Canada, and access to suites to master the program. EMMEDIA also provides hospitality, staffing and technical support for the presentation event.

3. Submit your own bio.

4. Accepted projects will be supported by EMMEDIA and the Programming Director will serve in the role of resource person and mentor. The screening or exhibition event is run with the assistance of EMMEDIA staff and volunteers.

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society is a non-profit media arts organisation that provides equipment, technical support and programs for independent video, audio and multi-media artist/producers.

Please send submissions to:

c/o Vicki Chau, Programming Director
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
#203, 351 – 11 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0C7

or email to:
programming@emmedia.ca


GUEST CURATOR PROGRAM
Deadline: Ongoing

The Guest Curator Program supports mid-career to senior curators in media arts. We are open to proposals including screening events, installations, audio and new media works. Please contact Vicki Chau, Programming Director, for detailed specs on venue and technical capabilities prior to your submission.

1. Please provide a bio and written curatorial objective, including a list of potential work(s), or work(s) akin to those that you hope to present. If accepted to the program, the curator is expected to administer all aspects of the curatorial process with support from EMMEDIA staff.

2. The curator is expected to write a 1000-word curatorial essay about the show for publication.

3. Outline an itemized budget breakdown for the estimated costs. Projects that are accepted receive a budget of $2,000.00. The curator is expected to pay shipping and screening fees to the distributor and/or artists from this fee. CARFAC OR IMAA rates are used as fee guidelines when the work chosen is not rented from a Canadian distributor.

4. EMMEDIA provides access to suites to master the program and costs of promotion materials, and tape stock. EMMEDIA also provides hospitality, staffing and technical support for the presentation event.

5. Accepted projects will be supported by EMMEDIA and the Programming Director will serve in the role of resource person. The screening or exhibition event is run with the assistance of EMMEDIA staff and volunteers.

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society is a non-profit media arts organisation that provides equipment, technical support and programs for independent video, audio and multi-media artist/producers.

Please send submissions to:

℅ Vicki Chau, Programming Director
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
#203, 351 – 11 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0C7

or email to:
programming@emmedia.ca