Interval - Production and Presentation Short-term Residency

Production and Presentation Short-Term Residency - Interval
Deadline: November 29th, 2021 at 11:59 pm


Interval is a short-term artist residency program in digital media set up by Festival Accès Asie and OBORO, creative partners since 1999, to produce and present an artwork. Interval's goal is to support a local artist from the Asian community in the development and dissemination of a new media art project, which may take the form of an installation, a performance, or a public presentation (in person or online). The selected artist will receive an artist fee and a production budget. They will also benefit from OBORO's support in the development of their artwork, thanks to an access to studios and equipment for up to 5 days, as well as occasional assistance from the New Media Lab’s team. Applicants must reside in the greater Montreal area. The selected project will be presented once, on May 14, 2022, as part of OBORO’s programming during Festival Accès Asie. 

Founded in 1995, Festival Accès Asie promotes Asian arts, cultures and histories through a diversity of artistic disciplines including the visual arts, dance, theatre, video, film, music, literature, performance, new media and culinary arts. The Festival presents events that feature artists of Asian origin and artists whose work is inspired by Asian arts, cultures and histories. 

Founded in 1982 with the conviction that transcultural artistic experiences contribute to the betterment of humankind, OBORO fosters the development of art practices locally, nationally and internationally. OBORO’s sphere of activity encompasses visual and media arts, performing arts, new technologies and emerging practices. 


Eligibility critera: 

The following projects are eligible: 

  • Projects that are already in progress or that have been presented in contexts other than OBORO or Festival Accès Asie 
  • Projects in development that require only a short production period 
  • Installations, performances, video, new artistic practices, digital art, music, sound art or live art practices. 

The following projects are not eligible: 

  • Projects led by artists residing outside of the greater Montreal area 
  • Research-creation projects 
  • Projects already presented at OBORO or Festival Accès Asie 
  • Projects requiring more than 5 days of production or one day of presentation 

Applications may only be submitted electronically by email at with the subject line mentioning “Proposal for Interval 2022.” You may include links for supporting material (WeTransfer, Dropbox, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) 


Your submission must include: 

  • a short artist biography* (150 words) 
  • an artist statement (maximum 250 words) outlining your areas of interest 
  • an artist CV or a profile highlighting recent works (maximum 3 pages) 
  • a short project summary (250 words) 
  • a project description (max 1.5 pages) that indicates how this project contributes to your artistic practice. Please indicate the stages of development that are already accomplished, and make a detailed list of your needs (e.g., access to a filming studio with cameras -- specify whether you are proficient in using them or whether you need technical support, etc.)** 
  • a portfolio of past projects or project sketches (maximum 10 images, or a 10-minute video), if available. 

* Artist collectives are welcome, however the conditions offered remain the same. 
** The list of available equipment can be found on OBORO's website.


Conditions offered:  

  • artist (or artist collectives*) fee of $ 1,000 for production and presentation 
  • contribution up to $ 500 for materials, equipment rental, or to hire human resources that may not be available at OBORO but are necessary to the performance (with supporting bills or invoices) 
  • access to a work studio and equipment for up to 5 days (consecutive or not) in the week preceding the presentation 
  • access to OBORO’s studios and equipment for the presentation 
  • occasional support from members of the New Media Lab team 
  • the promotion and documentation of the event. 

*Any fees for the artist(s)’s collaborators are not covered by OBORO. All other costs related to the production or presentation of the project are the responsibility of the artist and/or the producer of the project. 


Previous recipients of the Interval residency: 

2021 : An-Laurence Higgins 
2019 : Marites Carino 
2018 : Chittakone Thirakul (Hazy Montagne Mystique) 
2017 : Yen-Chao Lin 
2015 : Cheryl Sim 
2014 : Khadija Baker 
2013 : Ila Firouzabadi et PayamMofidi 
2012 : Parker Mah