How to I receive support/submit work to CFAT?

Thank you for your interest in CFAT! Please see the below list of frequently asked questions. If you dont see the answer you’re looking for, feel free to reach out at anytime to the Programming Director, Tori Fleming, at tori@cfat.ca.

I would like to receive in-kind gear and facilities for my work as an individual artist.

CFAT offers a few types of technical grants to help you finish your projects:

Intensive Post-Production Technical Grant:

The successful applicant will receive a two-month Editing Membership, giving them free access to all of the editing suites.

Intensive Production Technical Grant:

The successful applicant will receive a two-month Production Membership, giving them free access to all of the mobile equipment (except the Blackmagic 4K Production camera).

Four-Month Technical Project Grant:

The successful applicant will receive a two-month production membership giving them access to all mobile equipment (except the Blackmagic 4K Production camera). This two-month period will be immediately followed by a two month editing membership where they will have free access to all editing suites.

Technical Grant Annual Deadlines

Deadline: September 1st

Jury meets second week of September, applicants informed on September 15th.

2-month grants run from October 1st to November 30th.

4-month grant runs from October 1st to January 31st.

Deadline: February 1st

Jury meets second week of February, applicants informed on February 15th.

2-month grants run from March 1st to April 30th.

4-month grant runs from March 1st to June 30th.

Deadline: May 1st

Jury meets second week of May, applicants informed on May 15th.

2-month grants run from June 1st to July 31st.

4-month grant runs from June 1st to September 30th.

More info on how to apply to our Technical Grants here.

I would like to get in-kind gear and facilities for my work with a non-for profit organization.

In-Kind support is accessed through the Production Director, Tom Elliott. Feel free to contact him for more information at tom@cfat.ca

I would like to get in-kind gear and facilities for my work with a for-profit company.

We do not offer in-kind support to for-profit projects.

I would like to take part in the Media Art Scholarship program.

The call for the media art scholarship happens once a year in late spring. The deadline changes yearly so please sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date on submission guidelines. For more info on the scholarship and your eligibility click here.

I would like to take part in a residency.

CFAT holds residencies once a year with no set deadline. Our residencies are often thematic (curator in residence, e-lab artist in residence, etc.). Calls for residencies can be found on our current calls page.

I would like to screen my work.

CFAT tries to support as many mediums of Media Arts as possible. As a result we only hold a screening about once a year. Stay tuned to our calls page for future calls for submissions for screenings.
I would like to propose a program to CFAT.

CFAT is always up for hearing about new programs! CFAT’s programming is chosen by the Programming Committee. The Programming Committee is made up of working media artists who meet to review programming, grants and proposals once every six weeks. CFAT’s core programming funding is spoken for every year through our core programs (Media Art Scholarship, Residencies, etc.) If you would like to propose a program above and beyond those programs, proposals can be sent to the Programming Committee through the Programming Director.

We receive a lot of proposals! We will try to review yours as soon as possible but it often takes a few months. The programs are chosen on artistic merit, feasibility, and how well they fit into CFATs vision and mission. If the programming committee decides to peruse your program proposal, the Programming Director will work with you to secure project funding. This process from proposal to presentation can often take 12 – 24 months. Be prepared for this timeline.

CFAT pays CARFAC and IMAA fees to all exhibiting artists. Project proposals that do not include artist fees will not be considered. Proposals can be a one-page letter of interest forwarded to the Programming Director (Tori Fleming, tori@cfat.ca) at any time.