CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Ecologies & Cosmologies [Themed Commission Residency 2022]

2022 Themed Commission Residency: Ecologies & Cosmologies

Co-presented by Trinity Square Video, Scarborough Arts, Whippersnapper Gallery, Art Metropole, and SpaceMakerII 

 

Deadline: April 30, 2022

To apply, complete this submission form and send to karina@trinitysquarevideo.com

 

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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.

 

       

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