Deadline: July 15, 2017
Festival runs: February 1 – 3, 2018

EMMEDIA welcomes submissions of new or recent media art work for our 4th PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival from February 1 – 3, 2018, 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

We are currently looking for the following submissions:

1) Media art exhibition/installation
a. 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
a. Accepting curatorial proposals or already curated screening programs of various work.
b. Individual short films, videos or animations by a single artist are also accepted to be curated into a potential screening program or artist spotlight screening.

3) Live audio-visual performances
a. Will be presented at Festival Hall. Go to for more information on the venue.
b. Possibility of off-site space if necessary.

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 accomodations 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


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. 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.


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, 2017

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

PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
2005 10 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3C 0K4

or email digital files to:
with subject line: PARTICLE + WAVE festival submission

For more information on applying, please contact the Programming Director at:


Next Deadline: August 22, 2017

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 010 are due August 22, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by August 29. All final drafts must be ready for publication October 24.


- 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: