Residency dedicated to d/Deaf artists, researchers, and curators
CALL FOR SUBMISSION
With the purpose of finding fresh perspectives on moving image, Vidéographe is offering a research residency aimed at d/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 to create new artwork or to nourish 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 residency is intended for d/Deaf residents of Montréal. The successful applicant will receive a flat fee of $4,000. Artists will have access to Vidéographe’s production equipment. Researchers and curators will carry out their work in the Vidéographe offices or online via our website, Vithèque. They will be assisted by our team 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.
One candidate will be selected for this residency. 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.
The video file(s) should be sent via a URL link. Don’t forget to include your password if necessary.
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: May 23rd, 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only files sent by email will be accepted. An acknowledgment of receipt will be issued. Please indicate COMMISSIONER’S RESIDENCE in the subject heading of your email and send your file to email@example.com. Please send your file as a SINGLE PDF document (including links to videos). Files found in the body of the email will not be taken into account.