Do yourself a favour and apply to something cool every month. It's great practice and gets your name out there, but also your chances of getting accepted to a very exciting project are 100% better than if you never applied at all!
Here are 3 very great opportunities for an artist with a little initiative (details below):
1. The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency - Gibralter Point - Deadline June 1 2018
2. NAISA Call For Submissions - Sound Art - Deadline June 4 2018
3. Out of This World - Group Show - Propeller Gallery - Deadline June 7th 2018
1. The INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY is the first intergenerational artist-in-residency program for LGBTQ visual artists in Canada. The residency offers studio space and free room and board to juried applicants for the duration of the two-week residency. Residents also receive mentoring and studio visits from critically acclaimed artists and curators.
Deadline: June 1, 2018
Residency period: AUGUST 21 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
The aim of THE INTERGENERATIONAL LGBT ARTIST RESIDENCY is a vision and experience of sustainability through shared practice, art career management training, and community building via Canadian LGBTQ2 art and political histories. (English fluency is not required, landed immigrant status is not required.) Whether you are ‘emerging,’ 'established,’ or an inbetweenster, please consider applying!
Notification will be emailed mid June 2018. Those artists who accept the offer of a place at the residency will then have some time to prepare, and if necessary to apply for travel funding. The residency is in the process of raising money to contribute to travel expenses, and we committed to helping you to raise additional money for travel.
The residency is interested in applications critically engaged with politics and art histories of LGBTQ2 communities in Canada. Previous investigations have queered methods, materials, immigrant histories, landscape and Canadian canon. Projects and practices responding to or resisting history of colonialism are of particular interest. The jury seeks to build a cohort each summer of artists who could in multiple ways connect with each other and contribute to each other's experience.
In your application, please consider the following:
If you could have a studio visit from anyone, whom would it be, what would you like to ask them about their own practice or would you want feedback/critiques.....?
How would you identify in terms of 'generations'?
While there is ample time and spaces for solitude during the residency, this is a group themed residency and not appropriate for those seeking a solo residency. Participants are expected to take full advantage of the opportunities the residency provides, and the unique qualities of the islands. In light of this, and for group cohesion and scheduling, participants remain on site minimum 80% of the time. We cannot accommodate overnight guests, except in the case of personal attendant for accessibility accommodation. Please contact us regarding accessibility needs.
2. NAISA (New Adventures In Sound Art) is pleased to launch its 2018 Call For Submissions OFF THE BEAT(EN) TRACK
Deadline: June 4, 2018
Categories: Transmission Art/Radio Art, Electroacoustic Music/Sound Art, Interactive Installation Art, and Other
Go to http://naisa.ca/opportunities/calls-for-submissions/naisa-general-call-for-submissions/ for full information and the on-line application.
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Off The Beat(en) Track for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art’s 2019 programming.
A year ago, NAISA staff and its board of directors decided to move the organization from Toronto to the Village of South River, ON - very much Off the Beaten Track. Sound and media art centres and dissemination points are typically in urban centres but now with greater access to and availability of digital technology, a dissemination point can be anywhere where there is internet access. NAISA’s early programming explored the connections between natural acoustic environments and media arts and so NAISA’s move to the Near North and its proximity to Algonquin Park brings it closer to its origins and provides NAISA the opportunity to present works that intersect between the natural and digital realms. NAISA’s facility, the NAISA North Media Arts Centre, functions as a hub for artists in the region to network with each other and experience NAISA’s programming, including Arts Meetups, Artist Residencies, Interactive Exhibitions and Performances, all under one roof.
For its 2019 programming, NAISA is interested in submissions that address the ideas related to the theme Off The Beat(en) Track and creative ways that this can be shared.
Preference in programming will be given to works that respond in some way to the theme Off The Beat(en) Track. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component. NAISA would also like to encourage artists to submit works on the theme for performance, interactive installation exhibit, audio-visual screening, radio or internet broadcast, telematics, VR/gaming, mobile experiences and any other emerging or alternative formats that include sound as a primary element. Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your audio by midnight on June 4, 2018. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions. All works chosen for presentation will receive an artist fee. Only those artists being considered for presentation will be contacted.
Inquiries & general information:
New Adventures in Sound Art
Address: 106 Ottawa Ave., South River, ON
Tel 705 386 0880 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on:
NAISA Radio: www.naisa.ca/naisa-radio
3. OUT OF THIS WORLD Art inspired by all things astronomical All Media are welcome. Show dates: July 4-22, 2018
Submission deadline: Thu June 7, 4pm (EDT)
Opening Reception: Thu July 5, 6:30-9:30pm
Show Location: Propeller Gallery, 30 Abell St., Toronto
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5
“ Space… is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big
it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”
- DOUGLAS ADAMS: THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (1979)
2018 marks a century-and- a-half of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's (RASC) promotion of astronomy and allied sciences in Canada. From early on, the RASC has encouraged exploring the connections of astronomy with other areas of culture, an interest which continues to the present. Both amateur and professional astronomers produce visually arresting material combined with deeply engaging ideas that spark a sense of awe and wonder. Artists are engaged and inspired by both the visual and conceptual elements of this work.
You may submit up to three separate submissions. With each submission, please provide one image only (2000 pixels on the longest edge @72dpi preferred).
- Your name, address, email, phone number, with a brief bio.
- Title of Work, Year, Medium, Size and Value in $CAD.
- A brief written statement about the work. (max. 150 words).
- Video links accepted.
- Non-refundable submission fee: $50.00 for first submission, an additional $25.00 (each) for the second and third submissions.
Submit your work here: http://huutaart.com/opencalls/out-of-this-world
Out Of This World is a partnership between Propeller Gallery and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and celebrates 150 years of the RASC.
Curatorial Team Members: Robin Kingsburgh, David Griffin, Randall Rosenfeld, Anthony F. Saad
- 25% commission collected on any work sold as a result of this exhibition.
- For more information visit our website: www.propellerctr.com
- Selected artists will be contacted by email not later than June 11. Delivery instructions will be given at that time.
- Work to be dropped off at gallery on Tue July 3, 12-1:30pm or 6-7:30pm
- Work to be picked up: Sun July 22, 4-6pm
- Additional programming:
- Artist talks & Star Party in Lisgar Park: Sat Jul 21, 7pm+
- other programming TBA