Véronique La Perrière m, Le souffle d'Uranie, 2014

Call for submissions

All call for submissions are currently closed.


Deadline: November 26, 2017

Main Film, OBORO, PRIM and Vidéographe have joined forces to offer LUX, a new initiative to support the creation and dissemination of original moving image-based artworks by artists from Quebec and Canada.

LUX is a residency program that provides digital and media artists the opportunity to create a new work with partner organizations’ support. Eligible projects include: single channel, installation, performance, and works using immersive or interactive new technologies. Eligible works must be rooted in experimental practice. As such, traditional works of fiction or documentary are not eligible.

Support for this Vidéographe initiative is provided through the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec’s Concertation et innovation program.



Selected artists will have access to technical and logistical support, the combined equipment pools of all four partner organizations, as well as professional promotion and dissemination services. Artists working with technologies or techniques that are unfamiliar, yet essential to their project’s realization, may also benefit from the guidance of experts. This specialized technical support is supplementary to any existing professional services provided by the teams at all four partner organizations. Selected artists will be offered a membership to partner organizations for the full duration of their project. A coordinator will manage and follow up on the progress of selected projects.

Once the residency agreement has been signed, artists will have access to all resources necessary for the production and dissemination of their work for a period of 24 months. Depending on the type of work in question, specific dissemination requirements will be arranged between partner organizations and the artist.

Support provided to each selected artist is valued at $32,000. Costs are broken down as follows:

  • Residency artist fee: $5,000
  • Initial dissemination rights: $2,500
  • Access to equipment and technical services*: $14,000
  • Outside expert honorariums: $2,800
  • Dissemination and promotion costs: $8,000


For artists residing off the island of Montreal:

  • Transportation fees: up to $2,000
  • Accommodation and per diem: up to $4,000

*Amounts are established based on partner organizations’ standard/non-member rates.



  • To take part in LUX, applicants must be recognized as professional artists*.
  • Applicant must be Canadian citizens or have resided in Canada for a minimum of two years.
  • Applicants must hold full creative and editorial control of their project.
  • Applicants must not be registered in full-time studies at an educational institution, with the exception of doctoral students. In the case of doctoral students, the project must have been independent from its conception.
  • Employees or Board members of any of the partner organizations are not eligible to apply.
  • Collectives are eligible to apply. However, the budget and resources provided in this case are the same as for individual artists.


Only the creator of the artwork may apply to this competition. The artist must adhere to eligibility criteria throughout the duration of the agreement.

*A professional artist is recognized as a professional by their peers; creates, performs or publishes artworks for dissemination in a professional context; attempts to earn a living through their arts practice; and receives artist fees for the works they create.



Three artists will be selected to take part in LUX. Artists are chosen by a jury made up of their peers. Assessment criteria are as follows:

  • the creative and experimental value of the project;
  • the quality of the artist’s creative process as it relates to the project in question;
  • the quality of previous work;
  • the artist’s ability to complete the project;
  • the project’s significance in the context of the artist’s professional development; the dissemination potential of the work.



The artist is expected to:

  • sign a production agreement with partner organizations;
  • sign a distribution or dissemination agreement, if applicable, based on the type of work created, the artist will nevertheless retain exclusive rights to the work; be the principal creator of the work;
  • communicate their needs clearly to the coordinator at every stage of the project’s development;
  • contribute to the work’s dissemination (developing the installation, setting up the work, giving artist talks, etc.);
  • participate in the assessment of the experience.



To submit a proposal, artists must complete an application form and include:

  • the project description (1,500 words maximum);
  • an artist bio (300 words maximum);
  • technical requirements for the project (500 words maximum);
  • the proposed timeline for production (500 words maximum);
  • the project’s financial structure;
  • anticipated partners, if applicable;


as well as the following support documents:

  • CV (3 pages maximum);
  • visual support material of previous works or works that help to clarify the proposal, maximum of 15 images (max: 1024px width, 72 dpi) or 10 minutes of video (URL with password, if applicable);
  • PDFs of sketches, plans and scale models may also be submitted.

Applications must be submitted using the online form available at the following link: res-lux.art

Main Film, OBORO, PRIM and Vidéographe recognize the value of Quebec’s cultural, sexual, identity-based and linguistic diversity. As such, we encourage artists from traditionally underrepresented, minority or marginalized groups to submit a proposal.



November 26, 2017
Results will be issued in February 2018.



For further information, please contact us at: lux@videographe.org.


New deadline for submissions : July 5th 2017 at midnight

Founded in 1971, Vidéographe is an artist-run centre dedicated to the research and dissemination of moving image practices. Our aim is to promote and inform audiences about current and archival works in genres ranging from experimental video art and installation, digital art, animation, documentary, essay, fiction, and dance video.


With more than 1,900 works produced by over 800 artists, activists, and engaged filmmakers since the 1970s, Vidéographe’s catalogue represents  one of the most important collections of Canadian video art. With a view to finding fresh perspectives on the collection and to promoting a diversity of approaches to moving image, Vidéographe is currently launching a research residency aimed at Deaf artists, researchers, and curators.

This research and curatorial residency will be shaped according to the needs of the successful candidate. Artists may use this opportunity to carry out research that relates to a new work or that feeds their practice more generally. We invite researchers and curators to explore a theme or an area of research using our catalogue as a point of departure. Participants may take a thematic, formal, or historical approach, and might focus on the work of one or more artists.


Upon completion of the residency, the successful applicant will deliver a presentation of his or her research to a public audience. This presentation will be accompanied by a screening of relevant works selected from our collection by the artist, researcher, or curator.

This residency is intended for Deaf or hard of hearing artists. The successful applicant will receive a flat fee of $2,000. The work will be carried out in the Vidéographe offices or online via our website, Vithèque. We will assist the successful candidate in researching the catalogue. As the team at Vidéographe does not currently know LSQ or ASL, we will use the interpretation service SRV Canada VRS, in addition to email correspondence. Artists living outside of Montreal can apply, but must take in consideration that we can’t unfortunately cover the costs of traveling, accommodation or other costs.


A selection committee will evaluate the proposals on the basis of interest, rigor, their feasibility vis-à-vis our collection, and the anticipated benefits for the artist, researcher or curator.

Written applications may be submitted in French or English; alternatively applications may be submitted by video in LSQ. To apply, please send:

  • A description of your project (1,000 words or five minutes maximum)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Visual or written documentation of previous projects or material that supports your proposal: maximum 15 images (72 dpi or maximum 1024 px width) or 10 minutes video.

Video should be sent via a URL link. Don’t forget to include your password if necessary.




Please note:

If you have any questions regarding our collection or would like temporary access to works via Vithèque while preparing your proposal, please contact our curator Karine Boulanger at collection@videographe.org.

Only email submissions will be accepted. An acknowledgement of receipt will be issued. Please write CURATORIAL RESIDENCY in the subject heading of your email and send it to Olivia Lagacé at info@videographe.org.

Research and curatorial residency

Deadline for submissions : 15 January 2017 

In order to offer diverse perspectives on this collection, Vidéographe is launching a new research and curatorial residency. We invite researchers and curators to explore a theme or an area of research, using our catalogue as a point of departure. Participants may take a thematic, formal, or historical approach, and might focus on the work of one or more artists. This research will then be developed into a video program and written critical analysis.

Curators are encouraged to submit a proposal based on a research project that is already underway or on a new initiative. Artists who integrate curating into their practice are equally invited to participate. Student projects will not be accepted. A selection committee will evaluate the proposals on the basis of their relevance vis-à-vis our collection, their complementarity to our programming, and their rigor.

Vidéographe recognizes the richness of cultural, sexual, linguistic, and identity-based diversity in Quebec. We therefore encourage those from minority, marginalized, or traditionally under-represented groups to submit proposals.

Successful applicants will receive a flat fee of $2,000. We foresee the duration of each residency being a period of one to three months. Vidéographe will assume transport and accommodation costs for a period of one month for participants who do not reside in Montréal. The work may also be carried out online, via Vithèque. We will assist successful candidates in researching the catalogue. The video program will be presented as part of our 2017-18 program and will be available online for free for a period of three months on the all-new Vithèque (currently under construction). vithèque.com

For Anglophone candidates, please note that part of our collection is in French without subtitles, so you should be comfortable with French to submit your application.

To submit your proposal, please send us:

  • A description of your project (1000 words maximum)
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Visual and written documentation of your previous curatorial projects [maximum 15 images (max: 1024 px width, 72 dpi)]
  • Your requirements regarding travel and accommodation.


Should you have any questions regarding our collection or if you would like temporary access to it via Vithèque in order to prepare your proposal, please submit your request to our conservator Karine Boulanger at conservation@videographe.org.



Only proposals submitted by email will be considered. An acknowledgement of receipt will be issued. Please write CURATORIAL RESIDENCY in the subject heading of your email and send your file to Olivia Lagacé at info@videographe.org.

Mentorship program

Deadline: January 15, 2017

Vidéographe’s mentorship program is intended to encourage the professional and artistic development of artists in the early stages of their career. Selected participants in this program will be entitled to 10 hours of consultation time with a professional artist in their field, and to take a course at Vidéographe. They will also have access to our editing and screening equipment, depending on the nature of the project.

The mentorship program can help in developing a new project, exploring a new technique, or completing a work-in-progress. We will accept proposals for single-channel video, installation, Web-based work, and all other forms of moving image. Please note that all works must be independent and non-commercial. This program is aimed at ‘emerging’ as well as professional artists. We strongly believe that diversity enriches our field and therefore encourage artists from all cultural backgrounds, of all abilities, and across all genres to apply.

It is not necessary to be a member of Vidéographe to apply; however, should your proposal be accepted, we will ask that you become a member. Once you have signed the agreement, you will have a full year to take advantage of the benefits that this program has to offer.


  • Candidates must possess full editorial and creative control of the project;
  • Candidates must be early-career artists;
  • Candidates must live in Montréal;
  • Projects that have received support through this program may not be re-submitted;
  • -Student projects are not admissible.

Selection criteria

  • The extent to which the mentorship will foster the artist’s professional development;
  • The relevance and rigour of research;
  • The innovation of the project.

Selection process

Successful applicants will be selected by a committee made up of artists and curators. Four projects will be accepted from this call for submissions. Only artists in the early stages of their career may apply to this program.

Projects that are retained will be subject to a contractual agreement between the artist and Vidéographe. Schedules, revised budgets, and requirements regarding equipment, rooms, and technical support will be planned and clearly laid out, as will the terms and conditions relative to each party.

Application file:

  • Contact information and website if applicable;
  • Description of the project (500 words max.);
  • Considered mentor;
  • Letter of intention (mention which aspect you want to work on with the mentor);
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Supporting documentation: maximum 10 minutes of video footage. Please send a link to your video(s). Do not forget to include the password if applicable and/or maximum 15 images (max: 1024 px wide, 72 dpi). Sketches, plans, and mock-ups may also be submitted in PDF format.

Applications will be accepted by email only. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent. Please write MENTORSHIP PROGRAM in the subject heading of your email and send your file to info@videographe.org.



  • Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, animation cinema director
  • Guillaume Vallée, experimental cinema director
  • Nelly-Ève Rajotte, performance and mapping artist
  • Alexis Bellavance, multidisciplinary artist
  • Nathalie Bujold, multidisciplinary artist
  • Pier-Philippe Chevigny, director, scriptwriter and editor
  • Claudine Simon, founder and coordinator of Les Alter Citoyens
  • Bruno Pucella, sound designer and editor

Workshop proposals

Workshops proposals may be submitted at any time.

Calling artists and instructors

Vidéographe, an artist-run centre committed to the research and dissemination of experimental forms of moving image, is calling for proposals for taught courses and workshops for its 2016-17 and 2017-18 programs. Proposed courses or workshops may be practical or theoretical in nature and cover any aspect or stage of production (research, preparation, production, dissemination, promotion, etc.)

Proposals should be made with the following criteria in mind:

-the development of new techniques in the media arts
-the exploration of new tools for production
-the sharing of professional expertise
-the fostering of a deepening reflection on the moving image

For further information about the organization, visit the website at: videographe.org

Applications should comprise the following information:

  • Type of course envisaged (practical, theory-based, incubator, etc.)
  • Description of project (detailing the length of the course and maximum number of participants)
  • List of technical requirements
  • Curriculum vitae

Instructors’ pay is $40/hour and does not include preparation expenses.

Please submit your proposal by email to the following address: info@videographe.org