We’re Hiring!

JOB CALL – DIGITAL STRATEGY RESEARCH COORDINATOR (FRENCH LISTING BELOW)

Deadline: September 15th, 2018 @ 11:59PM

Submit all applications electronically to sally@cfat.ca

 

The Centre for Art Tapes is seeking applications for a short-term contract position supported by Canada Council’s Digital Strategy Fund. The Research Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Operations and CFAT’s Digital Strategy Advisory Committee to develop and implement consultation with artist-run and media arts organizations across the country on their use of digital and mobile platforms. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for developing a research method and framework with support from the Operations Director and Advisory Committee, conducting phone, skype and in-person interviews, and compiling and analysing their findings.

The ideal candidate should have past experience and sound knowledge on artist-driven organizations in Canada and a particular interest in how mobile technology has shaped how we interact with these organizations and art in general. Particular consideration will be given to those with an expressed interest and prior experience working with remote, rural or historically marginalized communities. Prior experience with sector consultation, including providing research and consultation to Arts Service Organizations will be considered an asset. CFAT’s primary language of operation is English, but the ability to reasonably converse in both English and French is important to the nature of this work.

The Research Coordinator will be tasked with:

  • Working with CFAT’s Digital Strategy Advisory Committee to develop a methodology and framework for national consultation, including key questions identifying desired data
  • Develop a research plan with CFAT’s Operations Director
  • Carry out research and consultation over the phone, Skype, surveys and in-person
  • Make regular reports to the Operations Director on their activities
  • Amalgamate data and produce a report for the Advisory Committee on their findings
  • Work with the Operations Director and other contractors for the development of the mobile app to produce a template and mock-up

The contract will run from October 2018 until May, 2019. CFAT will provide guidance and support from the Operations Director and Digital Strategy Advisory Committee on the overall vision and deliverables of this project. CFAT will provide travel funds and administrative resources (cell phone, mobile plan and laptop), as well as use of our office. A Halifax-based applicant will be preferred, but this position is open to all locations in Canada. The Programming Director will be available to support this position with disseminating any marketing materials and surveys. This temporary part-time position is for 28 hours per week, with a total remuneration of $18,000.

Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2018. Those wishing to apply should submit a cover letter detailing their interest and relevant experience along with a CV or resume to Sally Raab-Wolchyn, CFAT’s Director of Operations at sally@cfat.ca. Questions about this position or the application process can also be directed to Sally at the same email address or to our office at 902-422-6822.

About CFAT’s Digital Strategy Project

CFAT is beginning Phase 1 of a four-phase project to produce an outreach and presentation mobile application. The contract position will span phases 1 and 2. CFAT is partnering with the Film and Video Arts Association of Alberta (FAVA) to build a mobile app for Artist-run and Media Art Centres to connect with each other and their audiences through interactive mapping and social media amalgamation. This app will function as a presentation platform, where organizations can upload and share digital work that is made for exhibiting on a mobile platform (such as 360* video and audio walking tours). This project will involve intensive consultation, which will be made available to other organizations and will be a mobile module of FAVA’s larger Association Management Software (ASM).

Notes on Access:

CFAT recognizes our participation and complicity with the historic barriers to accessing job opportunities in the arts. Applicants are welcomed to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme or any other community that is important to their identity. We are in an ongoing process of making our space and programs as welcoming and available to all as possible. If you have specific needs that you would like us to address, or any concerns please reach out or mention them in your application.

CFAT’s facility is wheelchair accessible and has one non-gendered washroom. Our Core Staff are happy to work with people with disabilities to support them in comfortably and safely using our space. CFAT’s facility is a community-used space, and a number of members have 24-hour access. Participation with CFAT’s programs and use of our space by anyone is governed by our Code of Conduct, which does not tolerate discrimination or acts of violence in any form.

 

APPEL DE CANDIDATURES – COORDONNATEUR OU COORDINATRICE DE LA RECHERCHE EN STRATÉGIE NUMÉRIQUE

Date limite : le 15 septembre 2018 @ 23:59

Toutes les candidatures doivent être envoyées à sally@cfat.ca

 

Le Centre for Art Tapes (CFTA) est à la recherche de candidats et de candidates pour un poste contractuel à court terme (d’octobre 2018 à mai 2019), financé par le Fonds Stratégie numérique du Conseil des arts du Canada. Le coordonnateur ou la coordonnatrice de la recherche collaborera étroitement avec la directrice des opérations et le comité consultatif sur la stratégie numérique pour développer et mener une initiative de consultation avec les centres d’artistes autogérés et les organisations œuvrant en art médiatique partout au pays sur leur utilisation des plateformes numériques et mobiles. Avec le soutien de la directrice des opérations et du comité consultatif, le coordonnateur ou la coordonnatrice de la recherche sera responsable d’élaborer une méthode de recherche et un cadre de travail, et de mener des entrevues par téléphone, par Skype et en personne, puis de compiler et d’analyser les résultats.

 

Le coordonnateur ou la coordonnatrice de la recherche devra :

  • Travailler, en collaboration avec le comité consultatif sur la stratégie numérique du CFAT, au développement d’une méthodologie et d’un cadre de travail en prévision de la consultation nationale; formuler les questions clés qui permettront de viser les données recherchées
  • Établir un plan de recherche avec la directrice des opérations du CFAT
  • Procéder à la recherche, aux consultations et aux sondages par téléphone, par Skype et en personne
  • Faire régulièrement des bilans sur la progression des activités à la directrice des opérations
  • Compiler les données et produire un rapport à partir des résultats obtenus à l’intention du comité consultatif
  • En collaboration avec la directrice des opérations et des fournisseurs, développer une application mobile pour produire un modèle et une maquette

 

Le candidat ou la candidate idéal.e :

  • Possède de l’expérience auprès d’organisations artistiques autogérées canadiennes et une bonne connaissance du milieu
  • S’intéresse particulièrement à la façon dont les technologies de la mobilité ont façonné nos interactions avec ces organisations artistiques et avec l’art en général
  • S’intéresse expressément à la collaboration avec les communautés éloignées, rurales ou marginalisées de longue date ou possède une expérience pertinente en la matière – les candidatures présentant ce type d’intérêt ou d’expérience recevront une attention particulière
  • Possède de l’expérience en consultation sectorielle; a notamment fait de la recherche et mené des consultations auprès d’organismes de services dans le domaine des arts – ce type d’expérience représente un atout
  • Bien que la langue de travail du CFAT soit l’anglais, la capacité de converser raisonnablement bien en anglais comme en français est importante pour l’exécution des fonctions liées à ce poste, et représente un atout

 

Pour présenter votre candidature, faites-nous parvenir :

  • Une lettre de présentation exposant votre expérience et vos intérêts pertinents
  • Un CV
  • Envoyez votre candidature par courriel à sally@cfat.ca avant le 15 septembre @ 23:59

 

Le coordonnateur ou la coordonnatrice de la recherche pourra compter :

  • Sur de l’orientation et du soutien, de la part de la directrice des opérations et du comité consultatif sur la stratégie numérique, en ce qui concerne la vision d’ensemble et les livrables du projet
  • Sur un budget de déplacement et sur les ressources nécessaires (téléphone cellulaire et forfait, portable)
  • Sur l’utilisation de nos bureaux – à ce titre, les résidents de Halifax seront privilégiés, mais le poste demeure ouvert aux candidats et candidates de partout au Canada
  • Sur le soutien de la directrice de la programmation, pour le matériel de diffusion et de marketing et les sondages
  • La rémunération totale est de 18 000 $ et l’horaire prévu est de 28 heures par semaine maximum

 

Si vous avez des questions à propos du poste, de l’appel de candidatures ou du processus de présentation d’une candidature, veuillez communiquer directement avec Sally Raab-Wolchyn à sally@cfat.ca ou au 902-422-6822

 

À propos du projet de stratégie numérique du CFAT

Le CFAT entame la première des quatre phases d’un projet visant à produire une application mobile de rayonnement et de diffusion. Ce poste contractuel couvre la première et la deuxième phases du projet. Le CFAT travaille en partenariat avec la Film and Video Arts Association of Alberta (FAVA) au développement de cette appli, qui permettra aux centres d’artistes autogérés et aux organisations qui œuvrent en art médiatique de nouer des liens entre eux et avec leurs publics au moyen d’une cartographie interactive et de l’amalgamation des médias sociaux. L’appli servira de plateforme de diffusion, sur laquelle les organisations pourront téléverser et partager du contenu numérique adapté au format mobile (comme des vidéos 360° et des visites guidées audio). Ce projet nécessitera une consultation approfondie, à laquelle auront accès les autres organisations et qui constituera, à plus vaste échelle, un module mobile de l’Association Management Software (ASM) de la FAVA.

 

Énoncé d’accessibilité

Le CFAT reconnaît sa participation et sa complicité par rapport aux barrières à l’emploi qui existent de longue date dans le milieu des arts. Les personnes noires, de couleur ou autochtones, les membres de la communauté LGBTQ2SIA+, les personnes handicapées et les femmes, de même que tous ceux et toutes celles pour qui l’appartenance à une communauté est un facteur identitaire et qui souhaitent le signaler sont invité.e.s à le faire librement. Nous travaillons continuellement à rendre notre espace et nos programmes aussi accueillants et ouverts à tous que possible. Si vous avez des besoins particuliers que vous aimeriez que nous prenions en compte ou si vous avez des préoccupations de tout ordre, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec nous ou à les signaler dans votre candidature.

 

Les installations du CFAT sont accessibles en fauteuil roulant et sont munies d’une salle de bain unisexe. Notre équipe permanente est heureuse de travailler avec des personnes handicapées et de les aider à occuper notre espace de façon confortable et sûre. Il s’agit d’un espace à vocation communautaire auquel un certain nombre de nos membres ont accès à toute heure du jour et de la nuit. La participation aux programmes du CFAT et l’utilisation de nos installations sont régies par notre code de conduite, en vertu duquel aucune forme de discrimination ou de violence n’est tolérée.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Cyber Social Artist Residency

The Centre for Art Tapes is accepting submissions for our 2018 – 19 residency, Cyber SocialCFAT invites artists in all stages of their careers to apply. The Cyber Social Artist in Residence will spend six months exploring contemporary art’s relationship to social media. The proposed project should focus on the Internet and the communities that exist within it. Potential projects or research could feature things like live streaming, Youtube, Twitch, Instagram, etc. While the proposed project should be informed by social networks or digital environments, it can take any form or media art – video, installation, completely online, etc. Applicants are welcomed to browse our equipment and facilities online or visit us and ask for a tour to get an idea of the resources that are available to them.

The residency will run from October 2018 to February 2019 in K’jipuktuk (Halifax). Please note that this is a research and creation residency. CFAT aims to give artists the chance to explore and create, so there is no expectation of a finished work. The artist in residence will have 24-hour access to all aspects of the Centre including our electronics lab, full adobe suite, chromate screen, etc. The selected participant will receive a $1,700 honorarium and a $300 fee for conducting an artist presentation or workshop in March 2019. CFAT does not have the ability to pay for travel, accommodations or materials.

Submissions should include:

  • A description of your proposed project – what will be the focus of your experimentation/ research? (Maximum one page)
  • A CV, resume or short bio highlighting your past artistic experience
  • Maximum 10 digital images in jpeg format and/or video/audio clips. Video/audio clips must be under 5 minutes total and sent via URL.

Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email all materials to tori@cfat.ca.

Submissions are due September 16th, 2018 at midnight.

For any questions about the program or application process, please contact Programming Director Tori Fleming at (902) 422-6822 or by email at tori@cfat.ca. CFAT is able to provide a limited amount of support in putting an application together, including free access to our laptops for anyone who does not have access to a reliable computer.

CFAT recognizes our participation and complicity with the historic barriers to accessing media art opportunities. All of our programs are developed by a volunteer programming committee, and all applications will be reviewed by a jury of artists from a range of backgrounds. Artists are welcomed to self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2SIA+, disabled, femme or any other community that is important to their identity. We are in an ongoing process of making our space and programs as welcoming and available to all as possible. If you have specific needs that you would like us to address, or any concerns please reach out or mention them in your application.

CFAT’s facility is wheelchair accessible and has one non-gendered washroom. We do not have automatic doors or push-buttons but our staff are happy to work with artists with disabilities to support them in comfortably and safely using our space. CFAT’s facility is a community-used space, and a number of members have 24-hour access. Participation with CFAT’s programs and use of our space by anyone is governed by our Code of Conduct, which does not tolerate discrimination or acts of violence in any form.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Curator in Residence

Install image from Sound Etiquette, curated by 2016/17 Curator in Residence, Amanda Shore. Installed at the Khyber Centre for the Arts.

Call for Submissions:
Curatorial Residency 2018 – 19

The Centre for Art Tapes is accepting submissions for our 2018 – 19 Curatorial Residency. We are looking for proposals that offer an exciting and engaging media art presentation to be presented in a public setting within the Halifax Regional Municipality. 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 and prioritize emerging and underrepresented voices.

The residency will begin October 1st, 2018 and continue on until March 31st 2019. The public presentation is to take place within the month of March, 2019. A catalogue with an essay (1000 word min.) written by the curator will accompany the curators presentation. The curator will be given a residency fee of $1700, a writers fee of $1000 and a $300 speaking fee for giving a curators talk at the final presentation. The presentation will have a budget of $2400 to cover all artist fees. Please note that CFAT will not support projects that do not pay artists a CARFAC minimum artist fee. All equipment, technical support and promotion will be provided in-kind by CFAT. Upon acceptance into the program the Programming Director will work with you to build a realistic budget.

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 CV
  • Bio’s or CVs of the potential artists involved in the exhbition (artists do not need to be confirmed at the application stage)
  • Maximum 20 digital images in jpeg format. All video clips must be under 5 miniutes and sent as a URL

The curator will meet regularily CFAT staff who will assist with promotion and coordinaton of the event. Applicants should be residing within a commutable distance to the CFAT office. CFAT cannot offer accomodation or travel support at this time.

Applications will only be accepted electronically. Please email all materials to tori@cfat.ca.

Submissions are due on: September 16th, 2018 by Midnight

For any questions about the program or application processs, please contact Tori Fleming, Programming Director at (902) 422-6822 or email tori@cfat.ca.

Tiny Takeover: Kid Critics

We’ve invited over our neighbours at A Tiny Lab for Early Learning to collaborate with us on a very exciting exhibition! Curated by CFAT Programming Director, Tori Fleming, this exhibition will feature work by Andrew Coll and Craig Lang, Emily Hamel, Emily Lawrence and Kylie Dyment, April White and William Wegman. This program was made possible by the 4Cs foundation.

Over the past few weeks the students at A Tiny Lab, ages 3 – 5, have dropped by the CFAT offices to view and critique the featured works. Their critiques will be presented in a catalogue available at the exhibition.

Here are some early reviews we received from our critics after asking them “did you like this show?”

“I like to feed make up to my dog.”
– Madeline

“Why is the floor so dirty?”
– Rendall

“I would like to see a painting.”
– Arlo

Join us for opening reception on Saturday, August 11th at 3pm. We encourage you to bring any of the kids in your life!

Exhibition Open:
August 14th – 31st, 2018
2238 Maitland St.
Free Admission

ACCESS NOTES:
CFAT is entirely ground level and accessible by wheelchair. There is no button to press on the entrance door for it to open automatically, however volunteer greeters will be stationed at the door for duration of the event to offer assistance. The washroom is a centrally located single room with 1 toilet and is for all genders. There will be light snacks and refreshments available for free.

CFAT would like to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. Care for yourself and others. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment.

CFAT employees will be on site for the whole duration of the event. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

CFAT’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Illustration by Jason Skinner

Thursday, June 28th at 7pm

CFAT’s Project Room: 2238 Maitland St

All Members in Good Standing are Welcome!

Refreshments will be served

We’ve had a great year here at the Centre and we want to update on what’s happened and what we have planned for the year ahead! The CFAT AGM will include also a short visioning session for CFAT’s E-Lab. Join us to let us know how you think the E-Lab can best support artists

Stay after the AGM for snacks and say hello!

The first 5 attendees will win a 1 year full membership to CFAT. 
If you need to check on your membership status please get in touch with our staff. Memberships can be purchased at the AGM or online here.

Call for Board Members
Do you think you’re right for the CFAT Board? The Centre for Art Tapes is currently seeking nominations to its Board of Directors. Our Board drives the organization’s vision, mission and mandate alongside CFAT’s staff. Our board is welcome to all members in good standing (you can purchase a membership at our AGM), and is an excellent opportunity to learn new skills and be an integral part of CFAT’s community!

Members interested in serving on the Board are encourage to submit their name and a statement of interest to any of the CFAT staff, to be passed onto the board of directors. New board members will be voted on at the AGM.

 

Media Art Scholarship Info Session

The call is officially out for the 31st annual CFAT Media Art Scholarship! Applications will be due on Thursday, June 7th at Midnight.

The CFAT Media Arts Scholarship program is a rigorous six-month education and mentorship opportunity where participants make a media art project. Selected applicants are required to make a media art piece in a medium in which they have little to no previous experience. The Media Art Scholarship Program is open to any member of the public who is not currently attending a similar program. You do not need to be an artist to apply, but you do need to have a clear vision/concept for your art project. Read more about the scholarship here.

Before you send in that application, join us for our scholarship info session!
Do you have an idea but you’re unsure how to put it down on paper? Not sure if you’re right for the program? Join Programming Director Tori Fleming as she reviews what the jury looks for in an application, what kinds of projects are possible and answers your questions. The info session will take place here at CFAT at 2238 Maitland st. on Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30pm.

ACCESS NOTES:
CFAT is entirely ground level and accessible by wheelchair. There is no button to press on the entrance door for it to open automatically, however volunteer greeters will be stationed at the door to offer assistance. The washroom is a centrally located single room with 1 toilet and is for all genders.

CFAT wants to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment. If at anytime you are made to feel unsafe or require assistance, please let an employee or volunteer know at the event. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.

Cover photo of Andrea Thorne’s 2018 piece ‘Here Again is a Foreshadowing’ photo by Stoo Metz

CFAT Garden Party

Join the Centre for Art Tapes for our second annual Garden Party Fundraiser! We will be at the Historic Farmers Market on Saturday, May 12th selling a wide variety of plants: Cactus, various house plants, seeds, vegetables, herbs and more!! Some of our favourite stores will be supporting the sale. The Independent Mercantile Co. will be dropping off some of their incredible house plants, Taproot Farmstays is donating leek and tomato seedlings, and Annapolis Seeds has generously donated some seeds to get your garden started!

All proceeds will go to programming and facilities at the Centre For Art Tapes. If you’d like to show some support please consider donating a plant to our office at 2238 Maitland St before May 10th.

7am -1pm
Saturday May 12th, 2018
Historic Farmers Market
1496 Lower Water St

If you would like to show CFAT some love before the event or give from afar, we are also fundraising now through Youcaring. All non-antonymous donations through YouCaring are eligible for a tax receipt

ACCESSIBILITY NOTES:

The lower two levels of the farmers market are accessible from Lower Water Street – they have new double doors that have push button access.

CFAT would like to remind all that participating in public events is a privilege. Care for yourself and others. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave the space, for discrimination or violent acts, which include but are not limited to: racism, white supremacy, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism/transmisogyny, tokenism, ableism, ageism, sizeism, sexualized and all acts of violence and harassment.

CFAT employees will be on site for the whole duration of the event. Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed immediately.