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Residency dedicated to d/Deaf artists, researchers, and curators.



With a view to 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 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 residency is intended for d/Deaf residents of Montréal. The successful applicant will receive a flat fee of $2,000. 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 assist 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.

 

Selected projects:
► Cai Glover, Je parle, 2020
► Sylvanie Tendron, 2018

 

 

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Research and curatorial residency



In order to enrich research in moving images and to offer diverse perspectives on its collection, Vidéographe welcomes artists, researchers and curators for research and curatorial residencies. Through their residency, participants may explore a theme or an area of research, using our catalogue as a point of departure. Artists who integrate curating into their practice are equally invited to participate.

As part of this residency, we ask the selected person to develop a video program and write an essay. Vidéographe organizes a public screening of the programme along with a discussion and publishes the essay on Vithèque. Other activities can be organized if they serve the project.

One to two people are hosted each year. Successful applicants receive a flat fee of $2,000. Vidéographe also provides accompaniment in researching the catalogue, as well as access to our collection, and our workspaces.

 

Selected projects
► Suzan Vachon, Questions adressées au Sphinx, nébuleuses en conversation, 2019-2020.
► Lucie Szechter, Sharing One’s Own Face, 2018
► Le Sémaphore, collective of projectionists, 2017.

© Nicolas Lachapelle, Souterrains, 2017

Support for the Creation Program

Call for submissions



Applications may be submitted at any time.

Programme description

Support for the creation is intended to support artists interested in experimentation and in pushing the boundaries of the moving image in all its forms. This support can be used in the exploratory phase of the project or at the post-production stage.

 

Artists selected under this program have free access to:

  • Our editing and colorization rooms, sound booth and digitizing equipment for a maximum of two weeks. These two weeks can be contiguous or spread over the year;
  • Three meetings with Vidéographe’s team to discuss the project and its circulation potential;
  • The possibility of organizing a private screening at Videographe.

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. Regular membership fees are $50 + tx per year and student membership fees are $25 + tx per year.

We are looking to support independent experimental or documentary works that stand apart for their currency and endeavour to renew the artistic language. 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 will not be considered.

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 Creation Program does not guarantee that your work will be distributed, however.

Please visit our website to have more details about our equipement.

 

Required

  • Candidates must possess full editorial and creative control of the project.
  • 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.

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.

 

Selection process

Works will be chosen by a selection committee made up of Vidéographe staff and members.

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;
  • Project description (500 words);
  • Schedule;
  • Technical needs;
  • Resume
  • 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; 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 SUPPORT FOR THE CREATION in the subject heading of your email and send your file to info@videographe.org.

Please allow four weeks for a response. Vidéographe chooses eight projects per year.