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Assistance to Creation Program
Call for submissions
Types of project admissible
Assistance to Creation Program is intended to support artists interested in experimentation and in pushing the boundaries of the moving image in all its forms. We are looking to support independent works that stand apart for their currency and endeavour to renew the artistic language. Examples may include a crossing over of genres, techniques and technologies; reflections on the media, or on cinematic, videographic, or installation-based forms; research and exploration of new artistic forms in tune with the socio-political and technological issues of our time; the exploration of unconventional narrative or documentary forms, and practical research.
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. Projects of a conventional nature, such as classic short narrative film or television documentary, are not appropriate to our mandate or catalogue.
Successful applicants will receive 75% off member rates when booking the digital lab for their project. They will also be entitled to 5 hours of pre-booked technical support, depending on the nature of the project.
The Assistance to Creation Program can help you develop a new project, explore a new technique or continue an on-going project.
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.
Once your project is finished, you can submit it to the acquisition committee for active distribution by Vidéographe. Please note that acceptance onto the Support for the Assistance to Creation Program does not guarantee that your work will be distributed, however.
– Contact information and website if applicable;
– Project description (300 words);
– Support needed;
– Supporting documentation (current or past projects);
- maximum 10 minutes of video footage. Please send a link to your video(s). Do not forget to include the password if applicable.
- maximum 15 images (max: 1024 px wide, 72 dpi).
- Sketches, plans, and mock-ups may also be submitted in PDF format.
Applications can only be made via this form: https://goo.gl/forms/e2U3ckm1g9ELqgDv2
Please allow four weeks for a response. Vidéographe chooses ten projects per year.
– Candidates must possess full editorial and creative control of the project.
– Open to emerging and professionnal artists.
– Projects must be independant and non-commercial.
– Projects that have received support through this program may not be re-submitted.
– Student projects are not admissible.
Works will be chosen by a selection committee made up of Vidéographe staff members. Applications may be submitted at any time and will be responded to within four weeks.
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.