Call for applications - Art Volt X Eastern Bloc Residency program

Call for applications

Art Volt and Eastern Bloc are currently accepting applications from recent graduates of Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts who wish to produce a digital art project.
Deadline: Sunday, January 23, 2022 at midnight

INFO SESSION: Thursday, December 16th at 10am on Zoom
*Email for the zoom link*



We are pleased to announce that Art Volt and Eastern Bloc have partnered to create a residency program to support recent graduates of Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts.

Concordia University's Art Volt is a new platform containing a wide array of programs aimed at supporting recent Fine Arts graduates. Art Volt focuses on initiatives and tools to better equip Concordia’s creative practitioners as they transition out of their academic degree and embark on new projects. The objective is to reinforce the knowledge and practices gained by students during their degree, while providing real-world experiences and connections they can build on in their personal and professional lives.


Program Overview

Art Volt and Eastern Bloc are currently accepting applications from recent graduates of Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts who wish to create a digital art project.

Up to three artists will be selected for a three-week residency at Eastern Bloc, where they will be able to organize and carry out their project. The residency program will take place between March and May 2022.

Projects that address the following themes are enthusiastically welcomed:

  •     Innovative and experimental uses of technologies
  •     Critical perspectives on technologies and platforms
  •     Engagement with socio-political and environmental issues
  •     Conceptual and aesthetic explorations of media arts
  •     Postcolonial, feminist and queer methodologies and theories
  •     Strategies for crafting, open source and free hardware development, and use of recycled materials
  •     Crossovers between the performing arts and technology


Residency support and remuneration

Residents will enjoy the following benefits:

  •     Free access to Eastern Bloc's office space and lab for the duration of the residency
  •     Access to tools, equipment and materials available in the Eastern Bloc lab
  •     Five hours of technical support from the Eastern Bloc lab technician
  •     Access to a studio or rehearsal room, depending on availability
  •     1,000 honorarium per resident for participation in the three-week residency program
  •     200 honorarium for each resident to participate in an event to showcase the work produced in the program


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be about to graduate from Concordia University's Faculty of Fine Arts or have graduated within the last five years.

If you are interested in applying, we invite you to attend an information session on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 10:00 am. At this time, you will be able to ask questions about equipment and workspace availability, and discuss your project proposal with the Art Volt and Eastern Bloc teams. To attend the information session, email for the Zoom link.

Please send your proposal in ONE PDF FILE (5 MB maximum) to by Sunday, January 23, 2022 at midnight.

The SINGLE PDF FILE (5 MB) must contain the following.

1. Personal Information:

  •     First and last name
  •     Pronoun to be used (optional)
  •     Telephone number
  •     Email address

2. Supporting Documentation:

  •     Description of the artistic project, including current stage of development and how the residency will contribute to the project (maximum of one page)
  •     Biographical note (maximum 250 words)
  •     Artistic statement (maximum 250 words)
  •     Current Curriculum Vitae (maximum two pages)
  •     PROOF OF GRADUATION - screen capture of your degree approval status in My Student Centre, unofficial transcript or diploma

3. Audio Visual Documentation:

  • Portfolio consisting of current or past work, including any accompanying materials deemed relevant (maximum of 10 images or 2-5 links to audiovisual excerpts not to exceed 15 MB)
  • Descriptive list of audiovisual material - name, title, media, distribution context, year
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