Interval - Production and Presentation Short-term Residency


Production and Presentation Short-Term Residency - Interval
Deadline: November 18th, 2019 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 promote 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. The chosen artist will receive an artist fee and a production budget and will 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 16, 2020, as part of OBORO’s programming during Festival Accès Asie.

Festival Accès Asie, founded in 1995, 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 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 practies, digital art, music, sound art or live art practices.

The following 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 subject mentioning « Proposal for Interval ». 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 (a few sentences), 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
– are you proficient in using them or do you need technical support? etc.)**
- a portfolio of past projects or project sketches (maximum 10 images, or a 10-minute video), if available.

* Collectives are welcome; 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 $1000 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 collaborators of the artist(s) 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:

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