CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: OUTPUT-INPUT
An EMMEDIA Member’s Retrospective Exhibition
Deadline: June 5, 2017
Exhibition runs: July 14 – August 26, 2017

EMMEDIA has been a place where media arts lives in Calgary for almost 40 years! Having recently moved into our new location with two new presentation spaces, we would like to welcome submissions from past board members, staff, producing members and artists to showcase works that were produced at EMMEDIA in the 38 years we’ve been around! We accept past and/or recent media artworks for this retrospective show.

We are currently looking for the following submissions:

1) Media art installations
a. This will be a group exhibition in our new gallery space.

2) Individual short films, videos or animations
a. To be curated into a screening program that will play in our screening room during the opening reception, and then on our digital screen for the rest of the exhibition.

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 www.emmedia.ca

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

All submissions must include the following components:

1. Proposal: Clearly describe the proposed project(s).
a. Installations: Please provide details about your spatial and material requirements, including equipment needs.
b. 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 and how it relates to EMMEDIA’s history and your role within it’s community.

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 (for installations only): Please provide a clear budget of anticipated expenses and related fees. Artist fees will be paid based on CARFAC or IMAA Fee Schedules.

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: June 5, 2017

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:
submissions@emmedia.ca
with subject line: OUTPUT-INPUT submission

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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Trading Post 150
Digital Response Contest
Deadline: June 15, 2017
Screening: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 4PM (Jenkins Theatre, Room I-115, Mount Royal University)

Trading Post is looking for short video responses from students (Grade 1-12) to the question:

“What does Canada 150 mean to you?”

Trading Post is about bringing peoples together, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. This event will create community between the Nations of Treaty 7 (Blackfoot Confederacy, Nakota Sioux (Stoney), Tsuut’ina (Dene)), settlers of European descent, Black and non-Black people of colour. The event will be a place for meaningful dialogue that removes barriers by recognizing those who have been here for many generations and by welcoming those who have come more recently.

We all live here and, given the current political atmosphere and timeliness of Canada’s 150th birthday, this event serves to exchange cultural goods, share cultural ways, and learn from one another. Taking place at Mount Royal University, which is working to become indigenized, this event is dedicated to building community within Calgary and Treaty 7.

This event, hosted by Blackfoot people whose traditional territory we are on, will act as a place to share, exchange and heal: nations building together.

We are currently looking for the following submissions:

a. Simple video responses
b. Animation
c. Short Video Narrative
d. Music Video
e. Mini documentary

CRITERIA:

- Open to all Calgarians (Indigenous & non-Indigenous)
- Must be between 30 sec. – 5 min. long
- Must be a student in Grade 1 – 12
- Project can be individual or group based

PRIZES:

Submitted works will be eligible for prizes!

Prize Categories:

Elementary (Grades 1-6)
- Most Creative
- Best Response
- Honorable Mention

Junior High (Grades 7-9)
- Most Creative
- Best Response
- Honorable Mention

Senior High (Grades 10-12)
- Most Creative
- Best Response
- Honorable Mention

Deadline: June 15, 2017

Please send submissions to:

c/o Trading Post 150
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society
2005 10 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T3C 0K4

or email digital files to:

submissions@emmedia.ca
with subject line: Trading Post 150 submission

For more information on applying, please contact:

Kelli Rae Morning Bull
kmorningbull@mtroyal.ca

Many thanks to our sponsors:


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Spectral Illuminations II

Presented with Beakerhead and Calgary Public Library

When: September 13, 2017 @ 8-11PM
Where: Memorial Park Library – 1221 2 St. SW
Deadline to apply: June 30, 2017

We are seeking local artists who are interested in developing a projection mapping project that is inspired by the history of the Memorial Park Library. Artists will have access to the interior and exterior of the Memorial Park Library (pending approval) to project their work for one night on September 13 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 Memorial Park Library, feasibility of the proposed project, 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.

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

About Beakerhead:

Beakerhead is an annual program 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 over 60 events centred around delightfully bizarre engineered installations and artworks. For more information, go to: www.beakerhead.com

Brief History of Memorial Park Library:

The Memorial Park Library opened on January 2, 1912. It is both Calgary and Alberta’s first public library, and the only remaining Carnegie library in the province.

The funding of the Memorial Park Library building and founding of the Calgary Public Library was made possible through the dedicated work of Annie Davidson, a widow with a passion for books, and a small group of fellow literary enthusiasts.  The Calgary Women’s Literary Club, founded in 1906, continues to meet monthly at the Memorial Park Library.

Right from its inception, the Memorial Park Library was viewed as a public library as well as a cultural and education centre. The original building plan accommodated both library and educational functions including library reading rooms and an extensive book collection area, lecture halls, children’s reading room, a natural history museum with a display of dinosaur bones, stuffed birds, buffalo heads and mineral specimens (on the second floor), and facilities to house a number of community and educational clubs and associations. Included among the associations was the Calgary College, which was the precursor to the University of Calgary. With its focus on culture and civic education the Memorial Park Library became known as the “centre of culture” in Calgary.

During the depression, over 40% of Calgarians were library members and the collections were so well used, that readers were restricted to 4 books at a time.  By 1963, the Library had outgrown the facility, and the collections and services were moved downtown to its current location in the Central Library. A small branch library remained open to serve the immediate community, and was closed in 1967. Subsequently, the building was leased to the Glenbow Foundation as an archives and research centre, until the Glenbow moved to its present location in 1976.

After considerable public debate it was decided to restore and reoccupy the building as it was seen as an important link with the cultural and intellectual development of the city, which needed to be preserved. Upon completion of the renovation, the Library officially reopened in October 1977, with the Muttart Public Art Gallery leasing the second floor.  In 1999, the Muttart Public Art Gallery gave notice it was terminating its lease at the end of that year, and in 2000, the second floor was leased to the Alliance Française. The lecture hall on the main level of Memorial Park was converted from a meeting/program room to public space for computers, studying and quiet reading as part of revitalization efforts, meeting rooms were refurbished, public hours were extended and signage was installed to enhance community awareness of the Library. The Library Foundation took over the second floor in 2012, and in 2017, this space was turned over to Wordfest and the Beltline Community Association. Plans are currently underway to develop a more animated and community focused Library space on the main floor.

For more information, check out the historical self-guided tour document here.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

All submissions must include the following components:

1) Proposal: Clearly describe the proposed project.
a. How will the project respond to the history and/or services of the Memorial Park Library? See above for a brief history of the Memorial Park Library.
b. Please provide details about your spatial and material requirements, including equipment needs.
c. Describe the location that you potentially want to utilize. We encourage artists to visit the library during their regular business hours (https://calgarylibrary.ca/locations/MPARK/) 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 here.

2) Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 2 pages): This will help us understand your artistic background and determine your feasibility of completing this project.

3) Images/Support Material: Up to 10 images and/or up to 3 examples of video.
a. Digital images: Should be in JPEG format. File names should correspond to the image list.
b. 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. You may also send files on DVDs or USB key if the file is too large. Please note that these will not be returned.

4) 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 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. Please do not send any paper or include a return envelope. Submissions will not be returned.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

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:

submissions@emmedia.ca
with subject line: Spectral Illuminations submission

For more information on applying, please contact the Programming Director at:
programming@emmedia.ca | 403-263-2833

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival 2018
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 www.emmedia.ca

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 www.festivalhallcalgary.com 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 www.emmedia.ca

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. 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.

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, 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:

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

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

particlewave@emmedia.ca
1.403.263.2833


LUMA: A FILM & MEDIA ART QUARTERLY

Next Deadline: May 16, 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 009 are due May 16, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by May 30. All final drafts must be ready for publication July 4.

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/