CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2017/18 Media Art Scholarship

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Detached Objects, Kate Ward, 2017 Out Of The Centre Presentation. Photo by Stoo Metz

The CFAT Media Arts Scholarship program is a rigorous six-month education and mentorship opportunity for people new to media arts. Selected applicants are required to make a media art piece in a medium in which they have little to no previous experience. CFAT provides mentorship through an established media artist working in the scholars selected medium, in kind use of all of CFAT’s gear and facilities, workshops in all necessary skills to complete the project, one on one tutorials and a final presentation of their work including a presenting artist fee.

The Scholarship program will consider any project that falls under the umbrella of ‘media arts’ this includes but is not limited to: video, recorded sound, animation, interactive presentation, electronics, media performance and installation.

The Media Art Scholarship Program is open to any member of the public who is not currently attending a similar program. (The program is not open to students). You do not need to be an artist to apply, but you do need to have a clear vision/concept for your art project.

Scholars must be prepared to attend ALL workshops, monthly mentor meetings, scheduled critiques, and other related events. The majority of workshops and critiques take place on weeknights. While the Centre will try to arrange classes and meetings with the schedules of the Scholars in mind, it is expected that Scholars will dedicate at least six hours per week to the program.

To apply please submit:

  1. The application form found here
  2. CV or Resume
  3. Support materials. Your support materials can be anything that might help the submissions jury better understand your proposal. These can be sketches, photographs, audio or video clips, examples of past work, etc. Please only submit up to 10 pieces of support material. All audio and video clips must come in the form of a url (vimeo link, soundcloud link, etc.) and be less than 3 minutes.
  4. A corresponding list of support material

Submissions are due by midnight on Thursday, June 15th, 2017.

All submissions must be submitted by email to tori@cfat.ca with the subject line “Media Art Scholarship Submission.” Late submissions will not be considered.

If you have any questions about the program or submission process call Tori Fleming, Programming and Communications Director at (902) 422-6822 or email tori@cfat.ca.