New Media Creation Grant Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal


Deadline: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. 

This grant is offered through a partnership between OBORO and the Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal. It is designed for artists who wish to dedicate themselves to the production of an innovative artwork in the field of media art and new technology.

The grant represents $4,000 in access to equipment and resources from OBORO'S New Media Lab, $1,000 in artist fees for production, $250 in presentation fees, as well as technical support for the production of the project. The selected artist will also have the opportunity to present their work to the public in an open studio as part of the International Marketplace for Digital Art (MIAN) in mid-June 2021. 

The project can include forays into the fields of video, multimedia or the web. Consult the New Media Lab section on OBORO's website to get a detailed description of available resources and equipment.

OBORO particularly encourages Indigenous artists and culturally diverse artists to present a proposal.


Deadline: January 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM 
Results: Week of February 8, 2021 
Residency period: Between March and mid-June, 2021 
Open studio: Mid-June 2021 

Eligibility criteria:

- the proposed project should allow the artist to innovate in their practice;
- the artist lives on the Island of Montreal;
- the project has to be completed by June 11, 2021;
- the artists agrees to present the project publicly at the end of the residency.

Send your proposal via Dropbox, Wetransfer or by email at with the subject heading "New Media Creation Grant 2021".

Your proposal must include:

- a short letter of motivation;
- a project summary (250 words maximum);
- a detailed artistic and technological description of the project (2 pages maximum);
- a list of technical requirements from OBORO’s New Media Lab;
- your CV (maximum 3 pages) and a short biographical note (150 words maximum);
- visual or audio support material with a list of contents (Web links are accepted).

List of past winners:

2020 : Swintak, SOMETHING FOR NOTHING 4.0 
2019 : somme (Emma Forgues, Sam Bourgault, Owen Coolidge, Matthew Halpenny and Matthew Salaciak), Mycocène
2018 : Émilie PayeurI Once Thought Trees Could Sing But it Was All in my Head
2016 : Martine Frossard, The Gaze
2015 : Ambivalently Yours
2014 : Émilie MouchousBecoming a Dragonfly
2012 : Steffie Bélanger and Josée BrouillardRésonnance visuelle
2010 : Allison MooreUrban Terrarium
2009 : Max and Julian SteinAudiotomates
2008 : Shié KasaiP2P
2007 : Alexandre Quessy and Bianca Lavoie-PilotePerceptoire, de la perception à la mémoire
2006 : Jenny LinTransfer Point