Call for submissions: Eastern Bloc Winter 2015 Residency (Montreal) – deadline 21 November 2014

Eastern Bloc (Montreal, CA) announces its upcoming Winter 2015 residency. Call for submissions now open.

Winter 2015 Residency (Eastern Bloc Lab)

Deadline for submissions: 21 November 2014, 5pm
Production residency: 26 January – 20 March 2015
Public presentation: 26 – 29 March 2015

Eastern Bloc’ media lab is a space for experimenting, learning, theorizing and creating – a place to further develop systems-based, networked, generative and hybrid practices through an artist-led discourse. The lab is a site of convergence for artists (both emerging and established), professionals, students, technicians, theorists and curators – encouraged to work side by side, supporting one another conceptually as well as technically.

For the upcoming Winter residency, artists (or artist collectives) are asked to submit a project in one or more of the following disciplines: Net art, interactive installation/performance, bio art, audio/video installation, A/V performance, sound performance/installation, public intervention.

The selected artist or artist collective will benefit from an 8 week production residency in the Eastern Bloc lab (26 January – 20 March 2015), followed by 4 days to present the completed work or work-in-progress in one of the centre’s gallery spaces (26 – 29 March 2015). The selected artist or collective will receive a total fee of $1500 CAD for the residency (including production, presentation and workshop). Travele xpenses are not covered through this program.

Artists must submit the following:

  • Artistic statement (max 250 words)
  • Detailed description of the project including technical requirements (max 500 words)
  • Bio and up-to-date CV of all collaborators
  • Support material of current or past works (max. 10 images and/or 2 audio/video excerpts, no more than 20 MB)
  • All completed submissions must be sent by email to no later than 5pm on Friday, November 21st, 2014.