CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Spectral Illuminations IV

A Projection Mapping Exhibition Presented with Beakerhead and Calgary Public Library

When: September 20, 2019, 8:00 – 11:00pm
Where: Memorial Park Library (1221 2nd St. SW)
Deadline to Apply: June 15, 2019

We are seeking local artists who are interested in developing a projection mapping project that is inspired by the Memorial Park Library. Artists will have access to the interior and exterior of the Memorial Park Library to project their work for one night on September 20, 2019, during Beakerhead.

The selected artists will be working with EMMEDIA and a Memorial Park Library representative to have access to the space during the summer as they develop their project. They also have open access to EMMEDIA’s resources including equipment and edit suites. Selected artists do not need previous experience with projection mapping and will also have free access to a series of projection mapping workshops to help develop their project during the summer.

EMMEDIA’s programming committee selects proposals through a peer review process and is based on the artistic merit of the project, relevance to the site, the feasibility of the proposed project, and the ability of EMMEDIA to provide appropriate space and/or support for the project.

EMMEDIA will pay a $500 artist fee for all works that are completed and presented.

About EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society:

Since its inception in 1979, EMMEDIA has maintained a two-part mandate: to support both the production and presentation of media arts. EMMEDIA responds to a broad community by offering affordable access to media art production tools and facilities, services, technical and educational support, an array of production programs and residencies, and a year-round schedule of public exhibition programs including the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival. Our programs strive to foster artistic dialogue and engagement through complementary activities such as artist talks and panel discussions, workshops and publications.

For more information visit emmedia.ca.

About Beakerhead Creative Society:

Beakerhead Creative Society is an educational and experiential charity that brings together the arts, sciences, and engineering sectors to build, engage, compete, and exhibit interactive works of art, engineered creativity and entertainment. Year-round programming and community-connecting culminates in a five-day citywide spectacle consisting over 60 events centred around delightfully bizarre engineered installations and artworks.

For more information visit beakerhead.com.

About Calgary Public Library:

Founded in 1912, the Calgary Public Library has grown to become the second largest library system in Canada, and the sixth largest municipal library system in North America. It’s home to over 700,000 members, who enjoy free access to books, eResources, services, and programs available at 21 community libraries that welcome more than 6.8 million visitors each year. Memorial Park Library is one such community library and was Calgary’s first public library location.

For more information visit calgarylibrary.ca

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must include the following components:

  • Proposal: Clearly describe the proposed project.
    • How will the project respond to the site that it occupies in Memorial Park Library?
    • Please provide details about your spatial and material requirements, including equipment needs. We realize this may change and will be eventually worked out during workshops and in consultation with EMMEDIA staff if the artist is selected.
    • Describe the location that you potentially want to utilize. We encourage artists to visit the library during their regular business hours to get a feel for the space and where they want their project to occupy. See floor maps for inspiration and more information on certain areas of the library by visiting http://emmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/MPlibrary_floorplans.pdf
    • We realize your project will change and evolve as you develop the project over the summer so you are not tied down to what you originally propose. We just want a sense of what you want to accomplish for this project.
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum of two pages): This will help us understand your artistic background and determine your feasibility of completing this project.
  • Images/Support Material: Up to 10 images and/or up to three examples of video.
    • Digital images should be in JPG format. File names should correspond to the image list.
    • For Video submit only the material that demonstrates your artistic accomplishments related to the proposed project, and please limit each example to five minutes in length. Please submit video/audio files through file transfers via Dropbox, WeTransfer etc., or through file sharing sites like Youtube, Vimeo, etc.
    • Image List and/or Video list: All images and/or video files must be numbered and labeled to match the corresponding list with descriptions.

All submissions must be in electronic format only. Please email submissions to: programming@emedia.ca

For more information on applying, please contact Vicki Chau, Programming Director by emailing programming@emmedia.ca or calling 403.263.2833 during our regular business hours (Tues-Sat 12-6PM).

PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2020

Deadline: July 15, 2019
Festival Dates: January 30 – February 1, 2020

EMMEDIA welcomes submissions of new or recent media art work for our 6th PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival from January 30 – February 1, 2020, 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 its very nature, is constantly evolving and growing with the integration of ever-changing technological processes.

To check out the programming for previous festivals, go to:

2019: http://emmedia.ca/2018/12/particlewave2019/

2018: http://emmedia.ca/2017/12/particle-wave-media-arts-festival-2018/

2017: http://emmedia.ca/2016/12/particle-wave-media-arts-festival/

We are currently looking for the following submissions:

1) Media art exhibitions/installations
This could be a single project or group exhibition depending on available gallery space or venue. EMMEDIA has their own gallery space (see floor plan here) but can make accommodations to find a more suitable off-site space if necessary. A smaller project has the possibility of also being curated into a group exhibition.

2) Experimental short films, videos or animations
Experimental short films, videos or animations are accepted to be curated into a shorts screening program. Shorts should be no longer than 20 minutes. This must be submitted through FilmFreeway at: https://filmfreeway.com/particlewave. There may be possibilities of screening outside the screening program at our other venues.

3) Live audio-visual performances
Our main performance venue is Festival Hall. Go to www.festivalhallcalgary.com for more information on the venue. Typically, we host multiple performances in one night so they should be no longer than 20 minutes, but we can accommodate longer performances if necessary to the project, and/or find another suitable venue.

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, including travel and accommodations for visiting artists. Shipping of works will only be covered for one-way travel. Artist is responsible for shipping works to the festival.


About EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society:

Since its inception in 1979, EMMEDIA has maintained a two-part mandate: to support both the production and presentation of media arts. EMMEDIA responds to a broad community by offering affordable access to media art production tools and facilities, services, technical and educational support, an array of production programs and residencies, and a year-round schedule of public exhibition programs including the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival. Our programs strive to foster artistic dialogue and engagement through complementary activities such as artist talks and panel discussions, workshops and publications. For more information, go to www.emmedia.ca


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Submissions for installations, exhibitions or live performances, must include the following components:

1. Proposal: Clearly describe the proposed project. Provide details about your spatial and material requirements, including equipment needs and a tech rider. Explain what kind of venue is best suited to your proposed work (gallery, theatre, off-site, public space, etc).

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 and previous works and accomplishments completed (e.g. education, grants, scholarships or awards received, previous exhibitions or performances, commissions, professional memberships, 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. Please submit video/audio files through file transfers via Dropbox, WeTransfer etc., or through file sharing sites like Youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc. You may also send files on DVDs or USB key if the file is too large. Please note that these will not be returned.

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 in presenting your project including any estimated travel, accommodations and shipping costs if applicable. We do not provide production costs for projects but will cover rentals and/or materials used in the installation of the work. We encourage artists to utilize the equipment at EMMEDIA. A list of most our equipment can be found at: https://emmedia.booqable.shop/. Artist fees will be determined by EMMEDIA and will not be needed in the budget, unless the artist has a minimum/set fee that is non-negotiable.

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. Submissions will not be returned.

Deadline: July 15, 2019

Please send CD/DVDs and/or USB key to:

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
2005 10 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3C 0K4

or email digital files to:

particlewave@emmedia.ca
with subject line: PARTICLE + WAVE festival submission

For more information on applying, please contact the Programming Director Vicki Chau at:
particlewave@emmedia.ca
1.403.263.2833

LUMA: A FILM & MEDIA ART QUARTERLY

Next Deadline: July 1, 2019 (Issue #018 | November 2019)

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 and be consistent with EMMEDIA’s mandate/mission with preference being given to Western Canadian writers and topics.

Submissions for Issue 018 are due July 1, 2019 and will be launched in November 2019.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

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

- Multiple submissions are accepted; simultaneous submissions are not.

- Successful contributors will receive an honorarium of $200 per submission per issue.

For more info, go to: http://lumaquarterly.com/submissions/