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Video and animation art call, Toronto. Deadline: April 1, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The concept of materiality is in question. Digital media, once thought by artists and scholars alike to be fundamentally intangible, has been demonstrated in recent years to have very real effects on the physical world. The transformation of data into engaging, interactive formats (online gaming, mobile software, networked art) has shown that digital media distributed across networks has the power to educate, to connect, to visualize a politic and produce emotional response. This [Inter}web of relations functions mimics key properties of another technological achievement: textiles. Ironically, one of the human race’s oldest technologies serves as the perfect metaphor for its latest inventions. And, as the digital age marches on, artists and industry alike must consider the possibility of ‘digital textiles’. What terms will define the digital textile? Is a digital textile purely light and numbers, or is it hybrid—straddling virtual and physical space? What does the evolution of textiles from analog to digital media imply or reveal about the narrative of human progress?

Subtle Technologies seeks submissions of video art and animation that explore or expand the definition of the digital textile and speculate its future. Selected videos will be presented in the program Cloaked In Code and will be screened in Toronto on May 13th, 2016 during Future Proof, a wearable technology fashion show as part of the 19th Annual Subtle Technologies Festival.

Selected applicants will gain critical exposure to influential Canadian makers and thinkers as well as leaders in the Toronto fashion and wearable technology communities. The Cloaked In Code program will also be accessible to an international audience, hosted on the Subtle Technologies website from May through August, 2016.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To apply download and complete the Cloaked In Code application form.

You may submit up to 5 hyperlinks to videos or animations for consideration. Please enclose any necessary information for password-protected files.

•    Along with your application form, please submit the following:
•    Artist statement, précis or summary of research interests (250-500 words)
•    A recent bio
•    An up-to-date C.V.

Deadline: Friday April 1st, 2016

Selections will be announced and applicants notified on Monday, April 18th, 2016.

Residence for Animation Artist, Tokyo 2014. Deadline: Sept 9, 2013

Application Guide

1. Aims of the project:

This project, organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunka-cho / Government of Japan), is an artist in residence program which aims to provide three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture. In doing so, we aim to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture.

2. Target field: Animation production

3. Number of applicants accepted: 3

4. Duration of the program: 70 days between January 7th and March 17th 2014

5. Support provided

  1. Travel expenses
  2. Living allowance
  3. ravel insurance
  4. Rental accommodation (including workspace)
  5. Location: Tokyo
  6. Expert assistance
  7. Opportunity to present finished work
  8. Opportunities to interact with Japanese creators

6. Program summary

  1. Education/training: participants will give reports on the progress of their work being created as part of the program and will receive guidance from accomplished Japanese animators/experts on a regular basis.
  2. Visits/exchange events: participants will visit animation studios and participate in exchange events with artists and students enrolled in art programs at educational institutions.
  3. Creation of a new work: participants will begin a new work while in Japan and present the finished work or one part of a work in progress at the end of their stay.

7. Conditions of participation

Applicants must:

  1. Reside outside of Japan and be a citizen of a country other than Japan.
  2. Have had one of their animated works screened at an international film
    festival, exhibition or similar event.
  3. Be between the ages of 20 and 35 on September 9th 2013.
  4. Be able to speak either English or Japanese at least well enough to communicate in everyday situations.
  5. Be in good health.
  6. Have access to the equipment necessary to participate in a remote interview (i.e. a computer capable of connecting to the internet and using
    Skype).

8. Application period

Applications will be accepted beginning July 1st 2013. Application forms and all required documents/materials must be received by this office by September 9th.

9. Application procedure

A. Fill out the application formFill out the application form (you can download this( Excel ) form from the
Japan Image Council website)

B. Documents/materials to be submitted:

  1. Documents describing the work to be created as part of this program. It is preferable that applicants submit documents (story board, script, etc.) which make it possible to understand plans for the work in detail.
  2. Upload up to 3 of your previous works to YouTube or Vimeo (include a password if necessary). In the case of an installation, upload any additional materials other than video and write the link at which they can be accessed on your application form.
  3. Proof of a work having been screened at a film festival, featured in an exhibition, etc. (e.g. a copy of the list of works in a festival catalogue). Proof of more than one film having been screened is not required.
  4. Proof of age and citizenship (e.g. a photocopy of your passport).

To complete the application process, please send the application form (A) and the required documents and materials (B) via email attachments to the following address: entry2014@japic.jp
If your circumstances do not allow you to upload video to the Internet submission via DVD or other video media may be accepted. In such cases our office must be contacted in advance.

10. Selection

A selection committee composed of experts in this field will make two rounds of selections (the first based on applications, the second based on interviews conducted via the Internet) to arrive at a preliminary list of candidates to be invited to participate in the program. Those selected will be contacted at the beginning of November and once all conditions of participation have been confirmed the selection will be formally announced.

11. Notice of terms of application/participation.

By applying to this program applicants acknowledge that they agree to the following terms and conditions.

  1. After the application period has ended applications cannot as a rule be rescinded. If unavoidable circumstances arise please notify us as soon as possible.
  2. Applicants will not as a rule decline an invitation after they are selected to participate in the program.
  3. Participants understand the purpose of their stay and will spend the entire period in Japan. As a rule applicants will not return to their home countries until the program has ended.
  4. Participants will actively take part in activities related to the program such as lectures, workshops, and visits to schools and studios.
  5. Applicants submit a plan for an animated work at least three minutes in length. If they are selected participants in the program will work on this animation project while in Japan and at the end of their stay will present either a completed work or a work in progress to show what they have accomplished during their time in Japan.
  6. If what is presented at the end of the program is one part of a work in progress (see (5) above), the participant will complete the work after leaving Japan and submit a DVD of the finished work by December 2014.
  7. The name of this program, “International Invitation Program for Animation Artists 2014″, and the logos of the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and Japan Image Council must be displayed in the credits of the completed work.
  8. As a general rule all equipment (computers, cameras, etc.) needed to produce the work created as part of the program will be brought by the participants.

12. Contact information

JAPAN IMAGE COUNCIL
Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2014
2-10-2, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, 150-0002 Tokyo, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-6670-5676
fax: +81-3-5466-0054
Website: http://japic.jp
Email: aair@japic.jp

Call for short videos and animations. Norway. Deadline: March 1, 2013

SCREEN CITY FESTIVAL

Call for short video and animation (max 5 min)

Shaping Public Space. Moving Cityscapes
October 25th – November 2nd – 2013
Stavanger, Norway

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st 2013

http://www.screencity.no

 

*** We are looking for Video art / animation / visualization: short (max 5 min) and presentable without sound to be screened in shop windows or on outdoor facades in public space. ***

Screen City is dedicated to the moving image presented in public spaces, on the city`s facades, shop windows and urban venues, enlightening and changing the vision of the urban context of Stavanger. The program will experiment with the reshaping of public space through Media Art, presenting a program of video art, animation, experimental short films, creative data visualizations, projection mapping and participatory urban media interventions.

The city of Stavanger is currently going through a rapid city development meeting challenges of gentrification and conflict of interests. Our point of departure, for both content production and as sites for screenings are the many areas with development potentials currently in the middle of an urban transformation, which we think need careful identity and community building. How can artistic interventions guide and support reflection on this process by giving voice to different parties and ideas? What fears are there and what kind of city do we dream of and want to live in?

We invite artists and filmmakers to reclaim the city, challenge the concept of public space and use it as canvas for story telling urban visions. Lets rethink, imagine, visualize, animate, transform cityscapes and activate Stavanger’s neighborhood through the moving image.

CURATORIAL CRITERIA
We especially welcome works that explore issues along these lines:
– Inspiring innovation around the artistic expression through moving image, in its relation to public space and cityscapes
– Enlightening the future vision of the urban context of Stavanger
– Creating spaces for joint experiences and formation of Identity and a living local memory
– Creating public awareness by criticism, reflection on processes of urban development
– Revealing a strong message to create a process of exchange and discussion
– Exploring cross-disciplinary skills and experimental production techniques

ARTIST FEE: 500 Euro

SCREENING SCHEDULE:
Selected artist’s works will be shown during the festival week, starting October 25th until November 02nd 2013.

SUBMISSION:
Please fill in our special submission form and send us:
– CV, still image, film preview, using following formats: pdf/doc/mov/jpeg

http://www.screencity.no/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/SCREEN-CITY-submission-form.doc

Please submit your work before March 1st 2013 – to the following email: contact@screencity.no
using the subject: “SCREEN CITY open call – (your name)”

INFRASTRUCTURE: screens & locations
For further information, please visit: www.screencity.no

CURATED BY:
Daniela Arriado (CL/NO) and Mirjam Struppek (DE).

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