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Mentorship Program 2023
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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 16 hours of consultation time with a professional artist in their field. They will also have free access to our editing suites, a sound booth, and digitizing equipment. They also have free access to our dissemination equipment (projectors, media players, speakers etc.).
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 images. We consider all genres—video art, experimental work, fiction, documentary or essay form, animation, dance video, and video clip. Please note that all works must be independent and non-commercial. Projects of a conventional nature, such as classic short narrative films or television documentaries will not be considered.
We encourage traditionally under-represented artists to submit a project. Vidéographe is driven by the conviction that multiple points of views are necessary to enrich society and the discipline we work in.
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. Two mandatory follow-up meetings will be held with Vidéographe’s team and the mentor throughout the year as well as another mid-term meeting with the mentee and the team as well as a mid-year written report and an end-of-year report;
- 1st meeting in September – beginning of the mentorship – Determine the parties’ expectations. During the two weeks following the first meeting, the mentee must provide a detailed schedule to present to Vidéographe and his / her mentor.
- 2nd meeting (April-May) – follow-up on the schedule – This meeting is meant to look at the progress of the mentorship at the mid-term. The mid-year written report is also due at this point.
- 3rd meeting at the end of summer – conclusion of the mentorship – This meeting is meant to end the mentorship. Schedules, revised budgets, and requirements regarding editing suites, equipment, and technical support will be planned and clearly laid out, as will the terms and conditions relative to each party. The final written report is due at this point.
- 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.
- The extent to which the mentorship will foster the artist’s professional development;
- The relevance and rigour of research;
- The innovation of the project.
Successful applicants will be selected by a committee made up of artists and curators. Four projects will be accepted from this call for submissions.
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.
The selected artists are committed to making full use of their mentoring hours during the year and to be rigorous in the realization of their project.
DEADLINE: May 28th, 2023
Your submission must contain:
- Contact information and website if applicable;
- Description of the project (300 words max.);
- Envisioned mentor; (click here to access the artist-mentors profiles )
- Letter of intention (mention which aspect you want to work on with the mentor);
- Schedule for the year of mentorship (September 2022 to September 2023);
- 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. Sketches, plans, and mock-ups may also be submitted in PDF format.
Please note that, depending on their availability, another mentor than the considered one could be assigned.
Submission of your file
Applications will be accepted by email only. An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent. Please write MENTORSHIP in the subject heading of your email and send your file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your file as a SINGLE PDF document (including links to videos). Files found in the text section of the email will not be taken into account.
- Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, animation cinema director
- Guillaume Vallée, experimental cinema director
- Nelly-Ève Rajotte, audio-visual performance, and mapping artist, experimental movie-maker, director, and editor
- Alexis Bellavance, multidisciplinary artist
- Line Katcho, composer and audio-visual artist
- Nathalie Bujold, multidisciplinary artist
- Pier-Philippe Chevigny, director, scriptwriter, and editor
- Éléonore Goldberg, filmmaker, animator, and cartoonist
- Bruno Pucella, director, scriptwriter, and sound designer
- Simon Gaudreau, filmmaker
- Nelson Henricks, multidisciplinary artist
You can consult the artist-mentors profiles on our website at: