CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

INTERSITE VISUAL ARTS FESTIVAL: 2016 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: May 7, 2016

Festival Dates: November 2 – 5, 2016

Intersite Visual Arts Festival (IVAF) is a collaborative city wide event presented annually by several contemporary art centres in Calgary, AB, including: Alberta Printmakers, EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, Esker Foundation, M:ST Performative Art Festival Society, Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and Untitled Art Society. 

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

Learn more about IVAF’s past projects on our tumblr: http://intersite.tumblr.com/

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

For IVAF 2016, occurring from November 2 – 5, 2016, we are seeking works that occupy alternative spaces, engage different publics, and challenge traditional forms of presentation. IVAF 2016 will be comprised of invited projects and works selected from this call for submissions that express a clear proposal in response to our mandate, and demonstrate a reasonable necessity for the work to be presented outside of a traditional gallery setting. Whether you are thinking about biking performances, transit bus based actions, or off-site 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. Please indicate a desired location and time when applicable.

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

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2017
Deadline: May 30, 2016Festival runs: February 2 – 4, 2017

EMMEDIA welcomes submissions of new or recent media art work for our 3rd PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival from February 2 – 4, 2017, a 3-day event that will celebrate the critical innovation and creativity present in the media arts community. This festival will showcase an art form that by it’s very nature, is constantly evolving and growing with the integration of ever-changing technological processes. To preview the last festival, go to: http://emmedia.ca/?p=3930

We are currently looking for the following submissions:

1) Media art exhibition/installation
This could be a single project or group exhibition depending on available gallery space or venue. EMMEDIA has their own gallery space, but can make accomodations to find a more suitable off-site space if necessary.
2) Curated screening programs or individual short films, videos or animations
Accepting curatorial proposals or already curated screening programs of various work. Individual short films, videos or animations by a single artist are also accepted to be curated into a screening program or artist spotlight screening.
3) Live audio-visual performances
Will be presented at Festival Hall. Go to www.festivalhallcalgary.com for more information on the venue. Possibility of off-site space if necessary.
4) Media art installations by local emerging artists
Site-specific to Festival Hall lobby space. Go to www.festivalhallcalgary.com for more information on the venue. Only open to students or recent graduates in Calgary.
EMMEDIA’s programming committee selects proposals through a peer review process and is based on the artistic merit of the project, relevance to EMMEDIA’s mandate and programming, feasibility of the proposed budget, and the ability of EMMEDIA to provide appropriate space and/or support for the project.

EMMEDIA is committed to paying a professional fee for all works presented.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

All submissions must include the following components:
1. Proposal: Clearly describe the proposed project(s).
a. Exhibitions, installations or performances: Please provide details about your spatial and material requirements, including equipment needs. Explain what kind of venue is best suited to your proposed work (gallery, theatre, off-site, public space, etc).
b. Screenings: Please provide a curatorial statement for curated screenings. For all works submitted, provide a still, short synopsis and artist bio for each.
2. Artist Statement (maximum of 1 page): Contextualize your proposal and the work submitted within your artistic practice.
3. Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 2 pages): Describe your artistic background (e.g. education, grants, scholarships or awards received, professional status, previous exhibitions or performances, commissions, professional memberships, articles, etc.)
4. Images/Support Material: Up to 10 images and/or up to 3 examples of video/audio.
a. Digital images: Should be in JPEG format. File names should correspond to the image list.
b. Video/Audio: Submit only the material that demonstrates your artistic accomplishments related to the proposed project, and please limit each example to five minutes in length. If you are submitting a DVD, it must be playable on a Region 1 DVD player. You may also submit a link to an online video.
5. Image List and/or Video/Audio list: All images, video, and audio files must be numbered and labeled to match the corresponding list with descriptions.
6. Budget: Please provide a clear budget of anticipated expenses and related fees.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT ONLY.

Please send all written support as PDF files and images in JPEG format. If you are sending by mail, please put all files onto one CD/DVD or USB key. Additional DVDs may be included for video support material if files are too large to fit. Please do not send any paper or include a return envelope.

Deadline: May 30, 2016

Please send CD/DVDs and/or USB key to:
c/o Vicki Chau, Programming Director
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
351 – 11 Ave. SW, Suite #203
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2R 0C7

or email digital files to:
particlewave@emmedia.ca
with subject line: PARTICLE + WAVE festival submission

For more information on applying, please contact Vicki Chau, Programming Director at:
particlewave@emmedia.ca
1.403.263.2833
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LUMA: A FILM & MEDIA ART QUARTERLY

Next Deadline: May 22, 2016

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 005 are due May 22, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by June 5, 2016. All final drafts must be ready for publication July 15, 2016.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

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

Please see the mandates of EMMEDIA and CSIF before submitting.

[CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED SUBMISSIONS GUIDE]

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