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TimeShare Mentorship | CALL FOR MENTEES

DUE DATE:

June 21

We are happy to announce this year’s mentor for the 2021 Timeshare Mentorship program is Saskatoon based artist Lisa Birke. In the role of mentor, Lisa will work closely with the selected Timeshare mentee to teach, guide and provide critical feedback towards to the development of a new work, for a 30 week period, with the assistance of Production Manager Lucas Morneau.

 

This mentorship is open to artists at any stage of their career to provide guidance in developing a new film or video project, with full access to the Faucet media equipment and facilities. Mentees will be be awarded a $1000 support fee and stipend to help with their project, an Adobe subscription for the duration of the mentorship, and an opportunity to screen their work at Struts Gallery in 2022.

 

To launch this program, we will be hosting a screening event and virtual artist talk by Lisa on June 11th at 6pm. All are welcome and we strongly encourage those who wish to apply to the program to attend.

ELIGIBILITY

 

The Timeshare Mentorship program is open to New Brunswick artists at any stage of their career who are looking to expand their practices to include media arts. The selected mentee will begin their project in July and finish in January and should be available for weekly check ins with the mentor.

TO APPLY

 

Artists interested in the mentorship opportunity should submit:

  • An artist bio and CV (max 3 pages)

  • Project proposal (max 500 words)

  • A maximum of 10 images of past work or support material and a maximum of 2 video or audio works.

Images must be a maximum of 1024 x 1024 pixels, JPG, 300 DPI. Videos and audio may be linked via Vimeo, Youtube, or Soundcloud.

 

Please forward proposals to lucas@strutsgallery.ca, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

LIVING IS EASY | MEMBERS OPEN CALL

DUE DATE:

Until all spaces are filled

Struts Gallery is excited to announce the return of Living is Easy: A series of projects by Struts members.
 
Members living in Zone 1 are invited to sign up for use of the gallery space. During Living is Easy, artists will have access gallery space, staff support and resources on hand at Struts & Faucet. Projects can include ready exhibitions, in progress work, research and production of work, and more. We are open to hearing your ideas! This is a chance to explore. 

At this time, we are unable to host opening receptions. The public is welcome to view projects during gallery hours and in accordance with Covid-19 protocol.

​ELIGIBILITY


Due to shifting Covid-19 restrictions, we are only able to offer spots to members from within New Brunswick’s Zone 1. Hopefully in the future, as cases lessen, we will be able to invite members from further away.  
 
Priority will be given to members who have not recently participated in the program. 

DATES


- August 3 - August 14
- August 24 - September 4
- September 13 - September 25

There are three projects spots available per date. 

TO APPLY


Please forward a brief artist biography and project description or a description of how you plan to use the space to admin@strutsgallery.ca with the subject line "LIVING IS EASY". 

If there is a date you prefer, please specify and provide a reason why. 
If you prefer the front, middle or back gallery, please specify. Floor plans can be found on our website.

POSTER SERIES --- CALL FOR ARTIST PROJECTS

DUE DATE: APRIL 20, 2021

Struts Gallery invites New Brunswick-based artists to submit Poster proposals
 

We invite New Brunswick-based artists to propose artworks to be considered for Struts Gallery's artists' poster series. Each poster in the series is autonomous and is not required to adhere to a specific theme. Read more about the series below.

The posters are full colour, single-sided, printed on 18 x 24” 80lb gloss cover stock, produced in an edition of five-hundred. Artists will receive fifty copies of the poster and an artist fee of $450.00. The posters are designed to be posted and will not be available for sale (surplus copies may be used as an incentive for student memberships in the future). 

The submissions will be adjudicated by a jury made up of staff, board members and the wider Struts membership.

Struts remains committed to inclusive and diverse programming. We encourage submissions from Indigenous artists, artists of colour, artists with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ artists. 


Proposals must include:

  • An image or mock-up of your proposed poster

  • A single paragraph biography

  • A brief written description of the work

  • A current CV and link to your artist website if available

  • Please include your contact information on your CV

Proposal Image Format:

  • Files should be scaled for an 18" x 24" format, landscape or portrait

  • .JPG or .TIFFs, no larger than 2 MB           

Poster Format:

  • If selected, the image must be provided at 18" x 24", at 300 dpi

How to submit:

Artists can submit materials to info@strutsgallery.ca with the subject heading POSTER PROJECT.

Last Fall, we launched a series of four posters by Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber, Melanie Colosimo, Séamus Gallagher and Lenka Clayton. Not overtly conceived of as a response to COVID-19, the works ended up addressing issues of fear, anxiety, safety and death. This Spring, the second four posters will be released, including works by Raymond Boisjoly and Céline Huyghebaer plus two more selected from this open call.

OPEN STUDIO RESIDENCY

ON HOLD DUE TO COVID

Struts Gallery welcomes applications from national and international visual artists and media artists to participate in Open Studio: our annual series of five-week artist residencies in the gallery. Artists-in-residence can continue their practice or develop a project or site-specific work and are encouraged to creatively engage with the community through screenings, talks, workshops, projects, or events. Struts Gallery pays an artist fee and per diem, covers the cost of travel and any materials associated with workshops or other public events, and provides accommodation for the artist in the Struts & Faucet apartment.

Residencies are selected by a committee of Struts & Faucet members.

TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR A RESIDENCY, PLEASE SEND:

1. Project proposal: a brief description of your Residency. Include technical requirements and site specifications if applicable. (max 250 words)

2. A brief bio (max 250 words)

3. Documentation of your work: up to ten images or five minutes of audio visual material. All images and audio visual material must be Mac compatible.

4. Current curriculum vitae

All submissions must arrive at the gallery before 5pm on October 1st. Please email submissions to submissions@strutsgallery.ca  with the subject line Open Studio.

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

ONGOING

Struts Gallery welcomes applications from all professional media artists and independent filmmakers to present media arts workshops in Sackville, NB. These workshops could be lecture-based or production oriented (or any format) and hopefully utilize Struts & Faucet’s current equipment holdings. This open call has a rolling deadline and a committee reviews applications twice annually.

For more information on how to submit a proposal please contact faucet@strutsgallery.ca

HANDMADE ASSEMBLY: THE BOOK --- CALL FOR WRITERS

DUE DATE: JANUARY 5, 2021

We invite Writers from across Canada and abroad to submit proposals for an upcoming publication exploring the theme of the Handmade.

 

A Handmade Assembly originated in response to an increased interest in the handmade, deskilling, and DIY aesthetics that emerged in contemporary art practices near the beginning of the decade. The topic continues to appeal to artists exploring the extraordinary potential of craft processes, materials, and techniques, both for their capacity to speak directly and viscerally and for their political and historical potency.
 

A Handmade Assembly has dedicated nine years towards pushing back against dominant art narratives that marginalize craft practices and has worked to foster and support an appreciation of the myriad art forms encompassed by the term handmade. We invite writers to interpret the topic of the “handmade” broadly, with the aim of presenting a multi-faceted view of the role of the handmade in contemporary art. Writers are encouraged to propose critical, historical or interpretive essays, interviews, creative writings, and so forth that address the intersection of contemporary art and the handmade. Ideally, we are seeking texts ranging from 500 to 1000 words.
 


Submission Format for Writers:


Please submit the following materials via WeTransfer to info@strutsgallery.ca with the subject heading: A Handmade Assembly

  • A brief one-page (max) proposal for an essay, interview or other text work
     

OR
 

  • A completed piece that has not been previously published (max. 1000 words);

  • Two writing samples which demonstrate your style and interests;

  • A brief biography of no more than 250 words;

  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages), including contact information.

 

Writers will be paid $1.00/word for a word count of up to 1000. We encourage applications from IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, disabled, and neuro-diverse writers.


For more information about submitting your work visit our site (here) or the call (here)

UMBRELLA PROJECTS: OPEN CALL

DUE DATE: NOV 1, 2020 

We are accepting proposals for art projects to take place between now and the spring of 2021.

 

These works should be presented outside the traditional gallery space while also taking into consideration safety precautions surrounding COVID-19. Rather than dictate the parameters of these works, our aim is to be responsive to artists, support their ideas, and provide funding and logistical support for their envisioned projects. Please note that artists that reside outside of the Atlantic Bubble cannot travel to Sackville and they should therefore propose projects that can be realized remotely.

 

Proposals may include community projects, billboards, online activities, projects in print, speculative works, mail art, banners, posters, temporary public works, workshops, instructional works, public interventions, etc.

 

Applications should include a one-page description of the proposed project, a budget, 10 images and/or links to past works, and a curriculum vitae. 

 

Artists will be paid fees consistent with the current CARFAC fee schedule.

 

We invite artists from across Canada and abroad to submit proposals.

 

Submissions should be sent via WeTransfer to info@umbrellaprojects.ca.

CALL FOR FILM & VIDEO WORKS

ON HOLD DUE TO COVID

Struts Gallery welcomes applications from all professional media artists and independent filmmakers to present film and video works in screenings or exhibitions throughout the year. This open call for film and video submissions has a rolling deadline and a committee reviews applications twice annually.
 

TO APPLY, PLEASE SEND:
 

  1. A link to the complete film or video work you wish to present
     

  2. A description of the work, including ideal presentation scenarios and technical requirements
     

  3. An up to date curriculum vitae
     

Applications can be sent to submissions@strutsgallery.ca with the subject heading: Film & Video submission.

 

Struts Gallery is dedicated to paying artist fees and uses the IMAA fee schedule as a guide when presenting media artworks.

EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD

ON HOLD DUE TO COVID

Ease on Down the Road is a residency opportunity for emerging media artists living in the Atlantic region. Residencies are between one and four weeks in length, depending on the artist’s availability, the scope of the project, and accommodation availability.

We offer a stipend for travel and the cost of living, accommodation in our private apartment, and unlimited access the centre’s media art equipment and resources during the residency, including one-on-one equipment training and mentorship.

We welcome applications from all emerging media artists in the Atlantic region.

 

To apply, please write to us and include some information about yourself (who you are, where you live, the kind of work that you make or are interested in making) and how you think you might be able to use this residency opportunity. Let us know when you’re available and how long you expect that you would need to be in residency in order to accomplish your project goals.

Applications can be sent to submissions@strutsgallery.ca with the subject line Ease on Down the Road.

HANDMADE ASSEMBLY: THE BOOK --- CALL FOR ARTIST PROJECTS

DUE DATE: JANUARY 5, 2021

We invite Artists from across Canada and abroad to submit proposals for an upcoming publication exploring the theme of the Handmade.

 

A Handmade Assembly originated in response to an increased interest in the handmade, deskilling, and DIY aesthetics that emerged in contemporary art practices near the beginning of the decade. The topic continues to appeal to artists exploring the extraordinary potential of craft processes, materials, and techniques, both for their capacity to speak directly and viscerally and for their political and historical potency.
 
A Handmade Assembly has always encompassed a wide range of artistic practices and areas of research, including photography, performance, mending practices, food culture, collage, printmaking, flower arranging, and the intersection of new technologies with traditional craft approaches. We invite artists working in all disciplines to consider how the broad theme of the “handmade” might translate to a project on the printed page. Artists may document existing projects or produce new works. We encourage play within the format of the book, including handmade tactile elements, instructional works, creative writing, printed cut-outs, pull-out and tipped-in materials (bearing in mind cost, labour and edition size), etc. 
 

Submission Format for Artists:

Please submit the following materials via WeTransfer to info@strutsgallery.ca with the subject heading: A Handmade Assembly

  • One-page (max.) description of the proposed project and the themes addressed

  • Up to 10 images of past work

  • Descriptions for each image including: title, date, materials, dimensions, etc.

  • A brief biography (250 words)

  • A brief artist statement (250 words)

  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages), including contact information.


Artists will be paid fees consistent with the current CARFAC fee schedule. We encourage applications from IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, disabled, and neuro-diverse artists.

For more information visit our dedicated site (here) or the full call (here)