Care 2 Share : Call for workshops 2020-2021

23 January 2021, 8:36

We are also looking for online workshop proposals!


→ Application deadline : May 10th 2020 11:59PM


You're an artist, a cultural worker or a technology enthusiast and you have a somewhat of a teaching nature?
Eastern Bloc's Lab is seeking new trainers for its 2020-2021 workshops program.

Share your creative expertise in a context that favours and facilitates accessibility, co-creation, collaboration and horizontal sharing of knowledge. In addition, this season will be launching our new lab!


→ What is Eastern Bloc’s lab ? 

Eastern Bloc’s lab is a space for research, learning and art production addressing and questioning the ties between art, science and technology.  

The space is designed primarily for local and international emerging artists, it provides artists with a shared space and tools for exploration and creation. Its makerspace format encourages and facilitates self-help, community spirit, diversity, D.I.Y. culture and open-source. 

The lab's mandate values experimentation and critical thinking with respect to hybrid, interactive, networked and process-driven practices. Through ideas and discourse brought by the artists and users, the lab provides an inclusive space for exploration of contemporary digital culture and the concerns that emerge from it.


→ What are we looking for?

  • Workshops introducing an artistic practice that integrates one or more specific skills. 

  • Critical approaches around electronics, computer programming and digital media

  • Practices integrating a D.I.Y. process

  • Introductions and explorations of tools used for the designing and manufacturing of electronic, digital or bio-art projects.  

  • Open-source software development

  • Thematic discussions around current concerns in art, science and technology.


→ For this programming, we prioritize: 

  • Activities allowing for a manual and/or conceptual creative approach

  • Committed and critical proposals reflecting on our relationship to technology

  • Training projects integrating bio-art 

  • Workshop designed to encourage co-creation, collaboration and horizontal knowledge sharing

  • Projects promoting and facilitating accessibility (access for beginners, reuse of materials, engagement with different audiences...)

  • Projects proposed by emerging, aboriginal, racialized, disabled, LGBTQ+, non-binary, working class or immigrant artists. Established artists are also encouraged to apply. 


→ Please note that : 

  • Applicants will be paid based on the standard rates suggested in the CQAM fee grid

  • Some workshops receive the financial support from Emploi-Québec. 

  • Possibility to apply for projects individually, in duo or with a collective

  • Applicants can send multiple applications (one form per workshop)

  • You will receive a confirmation of receipt for your application(s) 

  • Selected participants will be contacted at the end of May.

  • The submission will not be considered if the submission guidelines are not respected or sent after May 10th 2020, 11:59 PM.

  • Please do not send text or support materials in the body of the email or as hyperlinks


We would like to acknowledge that Eastern Bloc is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk), a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations.

23 January 2021, 8:36