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Call for Submissions

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Call for Submissions: Local Curatorial Residency 2016-17

The Centre for Art Tapes is accepting submissions for our 2016-17 Local Curatorial Residency. We are looking for proposals that offer an exciting and engaging media art presentation to be presented in a public setting within HRM. The presentation could take many forms such as an exhibition, a screening or public installation. All forms of media art including electronic, new media, audio, and video will be considered. CFAT encourages proposals that critically engage with contemporary discourse of media arts.

The residency will begin mid November 2016 and continue on until March 31st 2017. The public presentation is to take place within the month of March, 2017. A catalogue with an essay written by the curator will accompany the curators presentation. The curator will be given a fee of $1500 as well as a budget of $3000 to cover all exhibition related costs. (catalogue, artist fees, venue, etc.)

Submissions should include:

  • Brief curatorial statement outlining your idea and any research that will be undertaken as part of the project.
  • An approximate physical discription of the proposed exhibition, including potential technical requirements, proposed venues/locations and a project schedule.
  • A project budget
  • A CV
  • Bio’s or CVs of the potential artists involved in the exhbition
  • Maximum 20 digital images in jpeg format. All video clips must be under 5 miniutes and sent as a URL

The sucessful candidate will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the proposed exhibition. The curator will meet regularily CFAT staff who will assist with promotion and coordinaton of the event.

Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email all materials to The sucessful applicant will be informed by the first week in November.

Submissions are due on: October 21st, 2016 by 5pm

For any questions about the program or application processs, please contact Tori Fleming, Programming and Communications Coordinator at (902) 422-6822 or email

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