2022 Themed Commission Residency: Ecologies & Cosmologies
Co-presented by Trinity Square Video, Scarborough Arts, Whippersnapper Gallery, Art Metropole, and SpaceMakerII
Deadline: April 30, 2022
Calling all artists, curators, and creative technologists interested in the topic of ecologies and cosmologies!
Trinity Square Video is seeking submissions for our annual Themed Commission: a summer residency and exhibition program inviting artists, designers, filmmakers and other creatives to produce or workshop new projects in a collaborative environment of like-minded artists.
Titled Ecologies & Cosmologies, this year’s theme invites project proposals that explore and critique different forms of interdependency, networks of life, and destabilize fixed entities/identities/borders through technological, ecological or cosmological metaphors.
We encourage proposals that are experimental, playful, and interdisciplinary. From May-July, successful applicants will engage in idea exchange and collaboration through regular meetings with other artists-in-residence. They will also have access to mentorship, production gear, and other resources to complete and present their proposed project in a multi-site exhibition across Toronto.*
In reference to the theme of interconnectedness, selected projects will take place in different venues. Our partner venues are sites that culminate in a constellation of public-facing spaces, inextricably linked to the structure of the city and bringing together a number of local artist-run communities.
Projects may tackle topics such as:
> Different theories or cultural and religious perspectives on cosmologies, consciousness, and interconnectedness
> Myths, Fantasies, Science Fictions, and other kinds of story-telling
> Rhizomatic structures and networks of meaning
> Biomimicry, astronomy, environmental science, or other life sciences
> Community-building, or environmental/social activism
> Natural ecologies as metaphors or structures for social and political ideology
> Equitable and sustainable futures
Projects may take the form of (but are not limited to):
> Film, video-essay, presentation/lecture, workshop
> Multimedia or interactive installation
> 2D images or 3D renderings
> Live or documented performance
> Online publication, website, video game or social media platform
> Interventions in public spaces
Selected artists receive:
- Access to the Trinity Square Video Media Lab throughout the duration of the residency
- $500 cash in production support
- $1000 credit in production equipment rentals for the creation of their projects
- Trinity Square Video production membership or renewal
- Participation in a group exhibition with CARFAC artist fees (August, 2022)
Trinity Square Video’s Themed Commission program is generously supported by the EQ Bank.
*This year’s Themed Commission Exhibition will take place in multiple sites across Toronto. Our co-presenters and venue partners include: Scarborough Arts, Whippersnapper Gallery, Art Metropole, SpaceMakerII, and Lakeshore Arts.