Digital art – Production and dissemination support program.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE : May 20, 2015.

Agence TOPO, a Montreal-based artist-run centre for new media, launches a new call for projects for its series Sortir de l’écran / Spoken Screen and its new exhibition window display for interactive installations.

For its coming editions, Agence TOPO will consider proposals of performances and small installations comprising a narrative and performative dimension that fosters visual, audio and textual exploration, both in its physical and on-screen aspects : poetry readings and interpretations, participative performances, interactive devices, etc.

The selected projects will benefit from technical support for a period of 4 to 12 weeks within a residency program that can be spread out over time depending on the artists’ needs and specific project requirements. The proposed work timetable is for spring and fall 2016-2017.

In order to respect the foreseen deadlines, projects currently under development and those demonstrating a strong commitment from the artists will be given priority. Artists interested in this call, and by the production context offered by Agence TOPO are encouraged to submit their proposals before  May 20, 2015.

The series Sortir de l’écran / Spoken Screen, initiated in 2007 with the NT2 Lab (University of Quebec in Montréal), presents (hyper)media works that incorporate a performative aspect and which explore the links between the screen and the off-screen space. The window display is a new presentation space the center opens this spring on the ground floor of the De Gaspé pole in Montreal. It is a windowed space of 100pi2 that can host small interactive installations. Agence TOPO is an artist-run centre for new media whose mandate is to produce, disseminate and distribute multimedia works which explore new narrativities and interdisciplinary and intercultural intersections. See the Presentation section of the site for further information.

Submissions :

– Project proposal (1 page max.)
– Description of technical needs (1 page max.)
– Proposed work timetable (1 page max.)
– Summary of artistic approach (1 page max.)
– Curriculum vitae (3 pages max.)
– Press kit (3 pages max.)
– Visual/audiovisual documentation (cd / dvd / web)
– A stamped addressed envelope for the return of the documents if requested

The selected artists will have the following benefits:

– Production fees
– Production budget
– Access to a computer and audiovisual equipment
– Web design assistance (programming and multimedia integration)
– Coordination / Project assistance
– Organization of a presentation event in Montréal

We accept proposals sent in one single file by snail mail, email or file transfert. For any electronic transmission, we ask you to group your documents into a single file (pdf, doc or Zip) to facilitate management. Avoid covers and stapled documents to facilitate photocopy. Extra documents will not be considered.

Travel and residence conditions

Travel and residence costs are not covered by Agence TOPO. For artists who live outside of Montréal, travel and residence costs will need to be addressed by a specific agreement. The residency acceptance may be conditional on the financial contribution of external partners.

Send your proposals to :
Agence TOPO
5445, avenue de Gaspé, suite 608
Montréal (Québec), H2T 3B2
T +1 – 514 279 8676 – agence@agencetopo.qc.ca

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