Available Light: 2010-2011 Bilingual Call For Proposals (March 31 deadline)
|Written by Administrator|
|Tuesday, 16 March 2010 10:54|
AVAILABLE LIGHT SCREENING COLLECTIVE: CALL FOR CURATING PROPOSALS FOR THE AUTUMN 2010 - SUMMER 2011 SERIES
Available Light Screening Collective (AL for short) is an Ottawa, Ontario-based volunteer organization committed to curating and presenting experimental film and video artworks within the local community. From its inception in 1995 as a Super 8 production group, AL has functioned as a non-incorporated artists' collective, a democratic and flexible form of governance in keeping with the shifting character of the dynamic experimental media artworks it is dedicated to presenting.
Available Light Screening Collective is currently seeking written proposals for media arts curating projects for its 2010-2011 season. The series is scheduled to begin in September 2010 with most programs presented at our primary exhibition venue in Ottawa, Club SAW at Galerie SAW Gallery. Proposals for other venues in the region, including outdoor sites, will also be considered. A professional curator's honorarium, as well as individual artists' fees for each work screened, will be paid upon the successful completion of the project.
Please send written proposals along with a current CV and cover letter by MARCH 31, 2010 to:
Available Light Screening Collective
Successful applicants should consider the current goals of the Available Light Screening Collective as they compile their applications, which are: to establish and sustain the regular exhibition of experimental film and video artworks not otherwise accessible to audiences in the Ottawa national capital region; to provide a discursive context and forum for the discussion of experimental time-based media and artist-run culture; to cultivate and support Canadian curators of experimental film and video artworks, in particular within Ottawa's arts community; to serve current audiences and to build new audiences for time-based experimental media art; to screen the works of local artists alongside national and international artists; to create thematic bridges between various time-based media and to revive interest in historical works by pairing them with contemporary works; to develop collaborative relationships and projects with arts organizations in other parts of the province and country, with an emphasis on artist-run dissemination organizations; and, to pay artists and curators appropriately for their professional work.
Additional inquiries can be directed via email to: