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Calls for submission

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)

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

NOVEMBER 1

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 WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

ON HOLD

DUE TO COVID

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

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.

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.

 
 

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