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CFAT Media Art Scholarship 2014-15: Call for Submissions

May 16, 2014

CFAT Media Art Scholarship Program: Call for Submissions

Deadline: Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5PM.

The CFAT Media Arts Scholarship program is a rigorous six-month education and mentorship opportunity. Selected applicants that have already gone to www.crbdirect.org.uk and done background check will agree to make a media art piece in a medium in which they have no previous experience. Scholars are responsible for learning the skills required to complete their piece by interacting with their mentor, workshop instructors/ tutors, and fellow scholars. The Media Art Scholarship Program is open to any member of the public who is not currently attending a similar program.

What is Media Art?

Generally, Media Art includes work made with the use of video, recorded sound, animation, interactive presentation, electronics, and/or installation. Media Art can be digital video, animation, interactive websites, and gallery installations with sensors or new media elements. It also includes audio that can be broadcast, installed in a specific space, or listened to with headphones. The Centre will make every effort in their capacity to serve projects in the above media. Applicants can view CFAT’s facilities and equipment by visiting www.cfat.ca/equipment.

Who can apply for a Scholarship?

Anyone who wishes to make their first independent work in a media art form that is new to them may apply for a Scholarship. Applicants cannot be currently enrolled in a similar program; students are not eligible. Applicants must be available for workshops and meetings on weekends and weekdays. Undoubtedly having good SAT score will be given preference. Make sure to see the guidelines and rules for applicants qualification before applying.

What are the benefits of a Scholarship?

Scholars will receive an intensive suite (equivalent to one month) of free workshops to gain skills required for the realization of their projects, one-on-one mentorship with professionals working in media art, group mentorship, support from CFAT staff, CFAT membership, free access to CFAT equipment and facilities, and a public premiere of the work created— a total value of $3000+. Scholars also receive an honorarium of $400.


Scholars must be prepared to attend all workshops, bi-weekly mentor meetings, scheduled critiques, and other related events. It is expected that Scholars will dedicate at least six hours per week to the program for twenty-four weeks. Extended periods of absence are highly discouraged. Scholars must have basic computer literacy and a working knowledge of Apple computers. Scholars must be enthusiastic, excellent communicators, self-motivated, and willing to follow program requirements.


– June-August: orientation meeting, mentor introduction, and project development. – September-October: workshops and training: approximately eight workshops in total, production of works
– October-December: post-production
– December: completion of works – January: public presentation

Selection process

Scholars are selected by a rotating Peer Assessment Committee. The Committee bases their decisions on the applicant’s creative approach to the subject or medium, the quality of the completed application, and the feasibility of the project as a first work. Each Scholar will have a Mentor specifically chosen for them based on their project proposal. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

How to apply

Complete the online application form:



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