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Artist Speed Dating!

Jun 12th @ 5pm


Call for Participants - CFAT Artist Meet and Greet!

At this year’s Independent Media Arts Alliance Conference CFAT is connecting artists with programmers, festivals, and curators from across Canada. Join us on Wednesday June 12th, 2024 at 5pm (APPLY BY MAY 30TH) for short one on one meetings between media artists and arts organizations… and pizza of course.

Am I the type of artist you’re looking for?

We encourage media artists at all stages of their careers to apply to participate! Artists are not required to identify only as a media artist, but keep in mind that most of the organizations participating will be media art based, and you’ll want to showcase work that aligns with their mission! We particularly encourage screen based works and multimedia installations.

What should I bring?

For each meeting you’ll have a few minutes to introduce yourself to a programmer or curator and tell them a bit about your work. You might want to bring a laptop with short clips or images to reference. It may also be helpful to bring business cards or similar that include email addresses, websites, social media etc. to leave with the programmers.

Who will I be meeting?

A week before the event we’ll send you a list of the participating organizations. It might be helpful to look them up and check out their past programming. This will help you tell them how you might fit in with their mandate. In the meantime we’d encourage you to check out IMAA’s membership page. Most participating organizations would be from this group.

Wait - is there actually pizza?

Yes! Pizza for every participant!

I’m in - how do I apply?

Fill out the application form found here. We will try to accommodate as many artists as we can!

But wait! I’m not an artist - I represent an org and I’m very interested!

Great - here’s a form for you!


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