Exhibition and Event program
Thank you for your interest in OBORO's programming! Please note that the call for proposals for our Exhibitions and Events program will be exceptionally closed for 2013.
**Keep an eye out on our website and newsletter for our upcoming call for Special Projects.**
Next deadline for Exhibitions and Events program: to come in 2014
OBORO welcomes proposals from artists, curators, artist collectives or organisations who are looking to present an exhibition or an event (conference, launch, round-table, etc.) principally in the fields of visual arts, media arts, interdisciplinary practices and new media.
Those interested must complete the submission form and submit a complete dossier which includes a description of the project on an artistic and technical level. We invite you to please consult the gallery floor plan and the list of activities that OBORO has presented over the past years before sending your proposal.
For more information, including the complete procedure for submitting a proposal, please consult the page call for proposals.
Besides its art administration, OBORO has an art committee composed of members from the board of directors, who have an active practice in creation, research, writing or curatorship. The committee meets once or twice a year to examine the proposals received for the centre’s various programs, and to consider the centre’s overall direction. On an ad hoc basis, the committee invites artists and curators from the art community to take part in the discussions. Furthermore, the members of OBORO’s team are called upon to play an active role in selecting certain projects, evaluating their feasibility and interest relative to a joint global vision. All of OBORO’s employees have an art practice, and the diversity of their interests and expertise contributes to the energy and vitality of its activities.
The current members of the art committee are:
In the context of its exhibition and residency programs, OBORO pays artists the rights and royalties corresponding to the tables established by copyright societies.
- Exhibition fee $2300 (solo exhibition)
- Budget for mounting/dismounting: up to $500
- A maximum amount of CDN$1000 to cover the artist’s travel fees(1)
- A maximum amount of CDN$1000 to cover transportation of the artworks or equipment(1)
- Housing costs for artists living outside Montréal
- A per diem of $40 for stays of 7 days or less, and $25 for 8 days and more
- A page on our Website (French and English)
- Writing and sending out a bilingual media release (French and English)
- Organization of an opening
- Photographic documentation of the exhibition (the artist will receive a set of digital images.)
- General assistance in mounting/dismounting
- Specialized technical assistance for new media projects
- Access to at least the following equipment free of charge(2):
• 2 CD/DVD players (ZONE 1)
• 2 LCD multimedia projectors (1200 ANSI lumens)
• 1 CRT monitor (cathode tube) SONY KV-32V15 (32 pouces, NTSC)
• 1 CRT monitor (cathode tube) SONY KV-20FV10 (20 inches, NTSC, flat screen)
• 2 CRT monitor (cathode tube) SANYO DS13204 (14 inches, NTSC)
• 2 audio amplifiers (5.1 and 6.1)
• 6 small audio speakers (Dynaudio 65W) with wall mounts
• 2 sets of headphones with pre-amp and extensions
• 1 computer (Mac or PC according to needs)
• High Speed internet access (800 kbps up, 5 Mbps down)
(1) Projects for which travel fees and transportation of the works exceed CDN$1000 each will need to secure external supplementary funding before they can become eligible to the program.
(2) Artists requiring supplementary equipment for the presentation of their exhibition will receive a 50 % discount on the current costs of any equipment access should they wish to use the resources available at the New Media Lab
(see http://www.oboro.net/lab/equipment.html and equipment_list.pdf).