CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | FACTORY MEDIA CENTRE

Factory Media Centre (FMC) is seeking submissions from multimedia and experimental film artists for our annual &NOW Production Residency & Scholarship (PR&S) program set to begin this upcoming Winter 2022!

The Factory Media Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run resource centre located in Hamilton, Ontario. FMC is dedicated to the production and promotion of creatively diverse forms of independent films, videos, and other streaming multimedia art forms. FMC is currently renovating our new home at 366 Victoria Avenue North, with current programs taking place off-site and online.

Amid a global pandemic, this year’s &NOW Residency Program will be taking place virtually, online on a platform of each artist(s)’ choice. How can multimedia artists extend their practice to combat isolation and connect to new communities? Not limited by physical location in Hamilton, Ontario, we are inviting applications from across Canada and beyond.

Artists or artist teams working in digital, or media art forms are encouraged to apply. Selection criteria will be based on project originality, and its potential for artistic growth. Selections will be made by FMC’s Programming Committee.

Eligibility criteria

Emerging, mid-career or established artists (or artist teams)
Must be a member of the Factory Media Centre at the start of the residency term (To become a member visit: www.factorymediacentre.ca/join/)
–  Full Membership: $45
–  Seniors (65+) & Full time Student (18+): $25

Resources

  • $2000 artist fee for the residency period. If applying as a team the artist fee will be split equally among team members.
  • Payment for artist talk and public program.
  • $1500 – $2000 scholarship for equipment rental (Local artists only: see rental page: www.factorymediacentre.ca/equipment-rentals).
  • Introduction orientation session and technical assistance as needed
  • Staff and board support
  • Online studio visit with peers from Hamilton’s art community

Artist(s) expectations during residency

  • Dedicate time to developing new or existing work during the residency period
  • Experiment with media art form, technique or content
  • Utilize this opportunity production, post-production or to test an exhibition.
  • Dedicate set hours per week and advertise virtual open studio hours for FMC’s community to view program updates
  • Participate in virtual open studio culminative reception
  • Develop and deliver one public program that engages with one of the FMC’s surrounding community. This could be a workshop, participatory experience, or artist talk.
  • Acknowledge the support of FMC when presenting the work that was made while in residence.
  • Provide high-quality documentation (images, video or sound) for FMC website, archives, or publications.

Dates:
Factory Media Centre’s &Now Production and Scholarship Residency Program has openings for the following terms:

  • January 6 – February 11, 2022
  • February 4 – March 11, 2022
  • March 4 – April 8, 2022

Application Deadline: December 10, 2021 at 11:59pm E.T.

Apply Here: www.factorymediacentre.ca/andnow2022

Application Requirements:

  1. CV (3 page max) and Bio (250 words max)
  2. Project Description (300 words max)
  3. Work Plan and Schedule (200 words max)
  4. Local artists only: What production and postproduction equipment will your project require. Please review our rentals page (www.factorymediacentre.ca/equipment-rentals) and list the equipment we have available.
  5. What public program would you to provide to FMC’s Hamilton community and how does this compliment your project? (150 words max)
  6. Visual support material: (only one option is required)*

–  5-7 still images in one PDF document with image information.

–  2-4 DIRECT website links to video projects or video/photo documentation (videos 2 min max) with project information.

Application Deadline: December 10, 2021 at 11:59pm E.T.