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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Residency Opportunity

In Announcements, Call to Artists, Grants on June 20, 2011 by danceumbrella

Next deadline: August 31st 2011

Located in the La Filature building – a magnificently renovated former industrial textile mill – DAÏMÔN is an artist-run centre with the mandate of supporting research-creation, production and dissemination of media arts, with an emphasis on video, audio and photography.

By way of its programs Artist Residency, Research and Creation, Photography and digital printing and Support for First Works, DAÏMÕN encourages artists to push the limits of their practice and to develop new approaches to image, video, sound and electronic art, including installation, interactive and performative practices. DAÏMÕN privileges projects emphasising the increasingly complex interrelations between media and those that push the limits of intermedia rather than simply addressing the vocabulary of the chosen media. Only projects involving a degree of research will be considered.

With its STUDIÕ, production and exhibition spaces, DAÏMÕN encourages the installation of, and experimentation with, works of significant scale as well as the development of hybrid practices. Public and informal meetings are regularly organized in order to allow the local community to interact with the work of artists-in-residence. This multipurpose STUDIÕ is available to artists for the experimentation, production and presentation of work requiring a specific technical infrastructure.

DAÏMÕN provides artists with access to image and sound recording equipment and digital audio and video editing suites. A darkroom enables large scale (1m 32) silver emulsion development from negatives of up to 280 mm. A digital printing service (EPSON Stylus 9600 Pro) is also available.

CREATION PROGRAMS
Artist Residency
Research and Creation
Support for First Works
Photography and Digital Imaging

Artist Residency
Offered to professional artists outside the Ottawa-Gatineau region, this program aims to promote fruitful exchange between artists from here and elsewhere. Established, mid-career artists with at least five (5) years of active and significant practice in a specific field of research in media arts are invited to apply. Artist from Québec, Canada and abroad are eligible for this program.

For each of the projects the Centre provides a residency of 4 to 6 weeks including accommodation, access to the Centre’s equipment, and the services of a technician (60 hours). An artist’s fee of $1500 is provided. DAÏMÕN is also able to provide travel allowance and cover limited daily expenses. All other production costs are the responsibility of the artist. DAÏMÕN organises a public evening artist’s talk, in which the artist presents their past and present work.

Research and Creation
This program is open to professional emerging, mid-career or established artists with an active practice in media arts. DAÏMÕN selects six artists annually, three (3) from the Ottawa-Gatineau region and three (3) from Québec and Canada.

DAÏMÕN provides each artist with technical and artistic support, access to the Centre’s equipment for four (4) weeks and the services of a technician (50 hours). DAÏMÕN is also able to provide travel allowance and cover limited daily expenses for artists from outside the region. All other production costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Photography and Digital Imaging
This program aims to improve the support offered to artists working on paper using darkroom or digital imaging techniques. Only research-creation project in photography are eligible. This program is open to professional emerging, mid-career and established artists from the Ottawa-Gatineau region, Québec and Canada.

DAÏMÕN provides each artist with technical and artistic support, access to the Centre’s equipment for three (3) weeks and the services of a technician (15 hours). DAÏMÕN is also able to provide travel allowance and cover limited daily expenses for artists from outside the region. All other production costs are the responsibility of the artist. Artists using darkroom facilities must provide their own development chemicals and photographic paper.

Support for First Works
DAÏMÕN continues its support for the production of a first work for three (3) artists from the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Admissible projects include the production of an original work using video, audio, photography or the application of hybrid media in an artwork.

Emerging artists from the Ottawa-Gatineau region with basic training are invited to apply to create a first work in a professional context. Students are ineligible. Professional artists from the Ottawa-Gatineau region with an established practice in another discipline (painting, sculpture, photography, installation, etc.) who wish to develop a production in video or new media are also encouraged to apply.

DAÏMÕN provides each artist with technical and artistic support, access to the Centre’s equipment for three (3) weeks and the services of a technician (30 hours). All other production costs are the responsibility of the artist.

HOW TO APPLY
Artists areencouraged to consult the specific conditions of the program that interests them. All applications should clearly indicate which program you are applying for and include :
– summary of project (5 lines);
– artist’s statement (max 1/2 page);
– clear and concise project description (max 1 page);
– specificationsof technical needs (max ½ page);
– timeline (max 1/2 page);
– resume (max 3 pages);
– supporting documentation* with descriptive list;
– self-addressed, pre-paid envelope for return of material if desired ( for international returns, please include sufficient postage in canadian funds).

*The support materiel must reference one’s artistic practice and not be limited to the proposed project. Supporting documentation may include:
– a maximum of 20 images (digital documents in JPG format compatible with MAC with a resolution of 72 dpi and having a maximum of 1 MB and 1024 X 768 pixels);
and/or:
– 1 CD or 1 DVD (max 10 min.) – video (.mov) – audio (.aiff or .wav) 16 or 24 bits;

We also accept:
– 1 URL address
– 1 publication
– press materials

Proposals can be submitted in French OR in English.
If either of these dates falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Your completed application and all support material must be postmarked on or before the deadline date.
DAÏMÕN will not accept applications postmarked after the deadline, incomplete applications, or those submitted by fax or email.

In order to have access to the Centre’s services, artists whose projects are chosen must become active members at a cost of $75.

Applications should be sent to :
Call for submissions / Centre de production DAÏMÕN
78, rue Hanson
Gatineau (Québec)
Canada J8Y 3M5

DAÏMÕN thanks its members, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Service des arts, de la culture et des lettres de la Ville de Gatineau.

Information:
Marie-Hélène Leblanc, artistic director
mhleblanc@daimon.qc.ca
www.daimon.qc.ca
819.770.8525 ext. 302

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