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Open Call: CFAT's Local Artist-in-Residence

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CFAT Local Artist-in-Residence Program 2014

Application Deadline 5pm Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Local Artist-In-Residence Program at the Centre for Art Tapes provides an opportunity to a local media artist for development and experimentation of new work involving audio, video or new media. For the 2014 Local Artist-In-Residence Program one position will be available to an established local artist. The successful applicant will receive up to $1000 in-kind support in the form of Production and Editing memberships, access to facilities and equipment, a $1700 artist fee, a $300 speaker fee for conducting a talk or workshop for the community about their project, and access to technical assistance during the residency.

Local residencies take place at the Centre for Art Tapes, 2238 Maitland Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The successful applicant will have access to equipment and facilities for a period of six months from May through October 2014. Residency candidates must propose to begin their residency within eight weeks of the application deadline.

A peer assessment committee evaluates applications.
Applicants must submit the following in person or via mail by the postdated application deadline:

1. A detailed description of the project or idea, addressing concept, themes, subject matter, and background research and history; maximum two pages.
2. A treatment, describing aesthetic considerations and how the work created through the residency may look and sound; maximum one page. If applicable include storyboards, sketches, diagrams or samples.
3. A description of how CFAT facilities will be used to contribute to the creation of the work; a list of available equipment and facilities can be found on the CFAT website.
4. A production timeline; the residency may make up part or all of the production time.
5. A production budget detailing all anticipated expenses and revenues, both confirmed and pending, related to the project; please indicate how the residence artist fee will contribute to the project budget.
6. Support material in the following formats is acceptable with the preferred method of submission being a DVD or USB drive:

* Video (maximum 5 min) as Quicktime files using .h264 codec
* Audio (maximum 5 min) in .wav or .aiff format
* Images (maximum 10) as .jpg or .pdf no bigger than 2MB each
* Printed materials including scripts, reviews, essays, and/or catalogues of previous work

7. Current CV or resume.
8. If you intend to work with a technical assistant or a collaborator, include a description of how they will assist in the creation of the project, a copy of their CV or resume, and reference to them in your production budget.

Applications will be considered incomplete without all of the above materials. Incomplete applications could result in the committee’s inability to consider the proposed project.

The chosen Resident will be required to:

* Meet with the Communications and Program Coordinator twice during the Program to map progression
* Be available to interact with CFAT members and the public in-house, once a week for the last 3 months of their Residency
* Draft a brief report that will be used to strengthen the Local Artist-in-Residence Program for future years including a tracking of Equipment and Facilities usage
* Present an artist-talk, presentation, or workshop to end their Residency
* Wrap-up their Residency and submit archival material no later than October 31, 2014, unless otherwise approved by the Director

Applicant must:

* Be a CFAT member of good standing at the time of application (artists maybecome a member at the time of application)
* Have a minimum of three years of professional artistic practice andcompleted a significant body of media arts work that is listed on CV
* Be a resident of Nova Scotia

Other eligibility notes:

* Teams/collaborations of artists may apply (although the overall amount of award remains the same
* Proposed projects must be considered ‘independent’ or ‘artist-driven’ with the artist retaining complete creative and editorial control
* Please note commercial projects such as calling card films, television pilots, industrial/corporate projects are not eligiblePriority will be given to projects that:
* Demonstrate innovation (through content, artist’s point of view, or experimentation with form, technology, style, and/or process; it may also be through the uniqueness and diversity of the community represented)
* Propose to use CFAT facilities to the fullest potential
* Demonstrate feasibility in terms of time and budget considerations

Please include a SASE if you want your submission materials returned. All other materials will be kept on file for four months.

Submit in person:
Centre for Art Tapes 2238 Maitland Street Halifax, NS B3K 2Z9 (902) 422-6822

By mail (postmarked by the date of the deadline):
P.O Box 47004 Gottingen Street PO Halifax, NS B3K 2B0

For more information please contact Centre for Art Tapes: 902-422-6822 or

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