Call for Projects & Workshops 2019-2020

  • Deadline: 15 March 2019, 23:30
Photo: Claire-Amélie Martinant

Be part of Eastern Bloc’s next chapter for its 2019-2020 Programming!

We are currently accepting submissions from emerging media artists in the form of installations, performances, workshops, interventions and discussions. We are seeking provocative and outstanding work in contemporary digital art that invites critical perspectives on technology and/or science and the possibility of social change.

From August 2019 to May 2020, Eastern Bloc’s programming will support projects that engage:

  • 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 art
  • Postcolonial, feminist, and queer methodologies & theories
  • DIY strategies, the development of open software/hardware and the use of recycled materials

Works accepted: installations, performances, interventions, discussions and workshops.

Examples: augmented reality, bio art, digital art, game art, installations, interactive pieces, net art, public interventions, participatory and community-based practices, sound art, radio art, video art, virtual reality, or something so avant-garde, we haven’t even heard of it yet…

Workshops

We are interested in hosting workshops that encourage the exploration of art, science, and technology to create awareness around digital literacy, critical discussion, artistic expression, and community engagement. Specifically, we are interested in workshops that might cover topics such as (but not limited to)

  • Workshops rooted in artistic practice
  • Critical approaches to electronics and programming
  • DIY strategies
  • Digital tools for fabrication
  • Developing open source software and documentation
  • Discussion-oriented, issue-based and speculative art

Documents to provide  :

Please provide all required documents in one PDF file and send it to appel@easternbloc.ca at the very last on March 15, 2019 at midnight using the following subject line : “Application 2019-2020”. If you wish to apply for multiples projects and/or workshops, please send one email per application.

Please include the following documents in the  PDF file (max 20 MB)

  • Application form (see attached)
  • Artistic statement (max 250 words)
  • Curriculum Vitae (up to date) and Bio (max 250 words) - for all the collaborators
  • Detailed description of the project or workshop including technical requirements (500 words max)
  • Explain why you want to present this project at EB (250 words max - référez vous au mandat )  
  • A preliminary budget
  • Current or previous works: support material (max. 10 images and/or links to 2-5 audio/video excerpts, no more than 15 MB)

Please note that :

  • Applicants can send multiple applications
  • We accept completed and in progress projects
  • Preference will be given to emerging artists living at Montreal
  • Applicants will be paid based on the standard rates suggested in the CQAM fee grid
  • You will receive a confirmation of receipt for your application(s)
  • Selected participants will be contacted in April 2019
  • The submission will not be considered if the submission guidelines are not respected or send after March 15, 2019 at Midnight
  • Please do not send text or support materials in the body of the email or as hyperlinks

  • Deadline: 15 March 2019, 23:30