CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Intersite Visual Arts Festival
Deadline: September 1, 2015

The Intersite Visual Arts Festival (IVAF) is a collaborative city wide visual arts festival presented by eight Calgary contemporary art centres. The IVAF partnership organizations are: Arts Commons, Contemporary Calgary Arts Society, EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, M:ST Performative Art Festival, The New Gallery, Stride Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and Untitled Art Society.

The Mandate of the IVAF is to advocate for contemporary art practices through the decentralized presentation of exhibitions, happenings, and performances outside of the traditional gallery setting. By actively engaging unsuspecting audiences in the public sphere the IVAF seeks to create a supportive and receptive climate to foster the development and innovative presentation of contemporary art.

ARTISTS UNITE!

For IVAF 2015, occurring from November 3rd to 6th 2015, we are seeking works that occupy alternative spaces, engage different publics, and challenge traditional forms of presentation. “Artist Unite!” is the clarion call under which we will be presenting a combination of invited projects and works selected from this call for submissions. Revolutionary thinking and collective action are just some of the possibilities that we hope will emerge from this call. Whether you are thinking about biking performances, transit bus based actions, or offsite happenings, we welcome submissions that challenge our capacity to present contemporary art and transform the cultural landscape of Calgary.

All participants will be paid a professional fee for their contribution.

The following materials should be included in your application:

1. Proposal: Describe your project. Provide complete details of your geographic and material requirements, including any special equipment and technical needs.

2. Support: Please include up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, text excerpts, or audio clips alongside a corresponding numbered inventory list detailing all necessary descriptors. We will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.

3. Curriculum vitae: Describe your artistic background and include all relevant contact information.

IVAF accepts digital submissions via email. Please format all written materials as a single .pdf document. Images must be numbered .jpg files no larger than 1 MB in size. We accept links to video and audio work hosted online. Emailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.

Send completed submission packages to:
ATTN: Programming Committee
intersitevisualartsfestival@gmail.com


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

Luma accepts pitches 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.

Submissions for Issue 002 are due September 1. Successful applicants will be notified by September 5. All final drafts must be ready for publication October 5

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

We accept pitches 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. Articles must be accompanied by a minimum of 1 image, and must include official permissions and copyright information.
-Photo Essays: Photographs must be [.jpg] format at a minimum width of 1000px, at 72 dpi.
- Video Essays: Video must be submitted as [.mov or .mp4] and sized at a minimum width of 1080px, HD.
- 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 Pitches:
- Although finished drafts are preferred, pitches will be accepted with a preference for local and Western Canadian events and artists.
- Describe the project in 200-500 words. Please include the format of your proposed work, and timeline.
- Provide 2 samples of previously published or unpublished written or video/photo essay work.
- All pitches must include a short bio (~100 words) and must be emailed to editor@lumaquarterly.com with the subject heading “LASTNAME – PITCH”.

Multiple submissions are accepted; simultaneous submissions are not.
Successful contributors will receive an honorarium of $100 per submission per issue.

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