Call for submissions: New Media Creation Residency for Indigenous Artist(s)
We invite candidates who wish to apply for this residency to come visit OBORO during our opening hours to get to know our space. For further information, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (514) 844-3250.
With the support of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the New Media Creation Residency for Indigenous Artist(s) provides support and guidance for the creation of innovative works in the field of media and digital arts, while fostering dialogue between Montreal’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous artistic communities.
The 8-week residency includes access to the resources and equipment of OBORO’s New Media Lab, as well as the opportunity for the artist to present a workshop or cultural mediation activity. The artist will also offer a public presentation, in the form of a lecture, performance or other event. Their presentation will be combined with a networking activity, where the artist will have the opportunity to interact with members of Montreal’s cultural milieu.
Deadline: April 15, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
Announcement of results: early June 2024
Residency period: October 15 to December 10, 2024 (8 weeks)
Public presentation: late November 2024
- You will receive a residency fee of $4120 for 8 weeks
- Up to $1000 to cover expenses for materials or for the rental of equipment or the hiring of human resources that are not available at OBORO (upon presentation of receipts)
- An additional fee for public activities
- For artists who do not reside in Tiohtiá:ke / Mooniyang / Montréal: a travel budget of up to $1000 as well as per diems and accommodation in OBORO studio-residence
- Access to OBORO’s studios and equipment (upon prior reservation)
- Occasional support from the New Media Lab’s team
- Promotion and documentation of the residency and public activities.
- Projects involving installation, performance, video, new artistic practices, digital art, music and sound art are eligible.
- There are no restrictions as to the artist’s geographic provenance.
- Artist collectives are welcome, however the eligibility criteria and the conditions offered remain the same.
Your proposal must include the following:
- A short biography of the artist or collective (150 words)
- An artist’s CV or a profile of your achievements and interests (maximum 3 pages);
- A text (maximum 250 words) explaining your approach and presenting the main lines of interest that characterize your practice;
- A detailed artistic and technological description of the project, including a production schedule (maximum 2 pages). Indicate the stages of the project’s development and draw up a clear list of your needs (for example: access to a film studio with cameras — are you already accustomed to using them, or do you need technical support?)*
- A list of technical requirements (studios and equipment) specific to production in OBORO’s New Media Lab
- A maximum of 10 images, or a video of no more than 5 minutes, showing sketches of the project or previous work, if applicable.
* The list of available equipment can be found on OBORO’s website: https://www.oboro.net/en/lab/rates/
To submit an application, please send all requested documents to email@example.com, with “2024 Indigenous Arts Residency” in the subject line. Please include hyperlinks to supporting material (WeTransfer, Vimeo, Youtube), as well as passwords if required. Kindly do not place your support material on a digital cloud-based drive.
If, for reasons pertaining to equity, you wish to submit your proposal in another format, please contact us (link: firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
Image: Mélanie O’Bomsawin, view from the exhibition Senimikwaldamw8gan – Mémoire de pierre, 2022. Photo: Paul Litherland
Presentation Activities Assistance Program
In addition to its regular programming, pending the availability of resources, OBORO welcomes within its facilities presentation activities (launches, concerts, performances and other events) by artists and cultural organisations.
Assistance to presentation activities takes the form of access to equipment and services of the New Media Lab at reduced rates. This program is dedicated to supporting not-for-profit projects that are in accordance with OBORO’s mandate.
Interested individuals or organisations must send a package including the following information:
— An artistic description of the project
— COMPLETED REQUISITION FORM
— Biographical information on the person(s) involved
— Audiovisual support material
Requests related to this program may be submitted at any time between September 1st and May 31st. Results are generally provided within 4 weeks.
For more information, please contact the Lab Services Coordinator:
(514) 844-3250, extension 230.
Production Assistance Program
Production assistance is provided in the form of access to equipment and services from the New Media Lab at a reduced rate to user members of the New Media Lab (artists or independent producers) for non commercial projects only. Candidates must provide precise information as to the reasons and context that justify their request (for example the difficulty of obtaining financing, first large scale project, sudden unexpected situation, etc.).
In addition to the PLANNING FORM, the application must include a description of the project from an artistic and technological standpoint, biographical information on the people involved and support material.
Applications for the production assistance may be submitted at any time. Answers are generally given a few weeks after submitting the proposal.
For more information, please contact OBORO’s New Media Lab access coordinator:
514-844-3250 ext 230