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Call for Applicants | TimeShare Mentorship

Updated: Oct 27, 2021

A distorted photographed image. A figure sits cross legged in a dandelion-filled field full of stuffed animals. The grass, partially covered in snow, wraps around her, creating a circle of sky behind their head.
The Land of Milk and Honey 360 video installation (video still), 10:45 min Lisa Birke, 2020

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.

Lisa Birke will join us for a talk and screening of her work via live stream from Saskatoon. If you wish to view the talk and screening projected, please email us to reserve a spot at the gallery (seating is limited, masks are required). The talk will also be streamed live. Click here to register for online viewing.


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.


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, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

The deadline for proposals is June 21st, 2021

A photographed headshot of a white woman smiling at the camera. She has curly blonde hair, bright pink lipstick, black and white patterned glasses, and wears a navy blouse with small white polka dots.

Lisa Birke is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is a result of the collision of video, performance art, and installation. Situating in the “in-betweens”, she is interested in the stories that we re-cite and how hese reflect our conception of the world and the tragi-comic perception of ourselves. Filmed unaccompanied in the Canadian landscape, absurd yet insightful performative acts become entangled in complex single and multi-channel videos and installations that trouble viewer expectations in the mixing of referents from art history, popular culture, and the everyday. Recently, Birke has been exploring immersive multi-media approaches, special effects, and 360 video. BIO

Lisa Birke has had solo and group exhibitions across Canada and her award-winning video art has been screened at film festivals and galleries internationally, including Time is Love (Scotland), Vancouver International Film Festival, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener & Area, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Athens International Film + Video Festival (USA), New Media Fest (Germany), Slamdance Film Festival (USA), Florida Film Festival (USA), along with many others. The 360-degree video, The Land of Milk and Honey, was recently included in the contemporary art biennial at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon Canada. Birke is Assistant Professor of Digital and Extended Media at the University of Saskatchewan.


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