Labsessions #18 – Calls for projects

DEADLINE : March 8th, 2020

Initiated by the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) and coordinated by the Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM) with the participation of Agence TOPO, Eastern Bloc, Labo NT2, OBORO, Studio XX, Vidéographe, and as special guests IRCAM Forum and l’École de musique Schulich de l’Université McGill, Labsessions invite emerging artists working in the field of digital art to submit a new work-in-progress project for the 18th Labsessions event, taking place on Thursday April 2th, 2020, from 5 to 8pm at SAT.

Labsessions aim to support emerging artists working in digital arts, and to give them the opportunity to showcase the work they do. Those events are also a networking place for artists, digital art organizations attendees and for various cultural workers.

Three projects will be selected and each artist will be invited to do a short presentation (or demo) in front of a panel of artists-run centers representatives. Following the presentations and question periods, the partner organizations will provide constructive criticism through commentaries and suggestions.

In addition to the Labsessions, partner organizations might offer assistance to their sole discretion; which can take different forms depending on their respective mandate and resources (equipment loan, access to media labs, technical support, consultation or mentorship, access to an activity or a festival, etc.).


  • You must be a Canadian emerging artist working in the field of digital art;
  • Having an innovative project in progress;
  • Only one project by edition;
  • Send us your application (details below) by the deadline ;
  • Selected applicants should be ready to present their project to an audience for 15 minutes in English or French (pictures highly recommended).


  • Artistic quality and originality
  • Ability to realize the project
  • Possibility of dissemination
  • Application quality


The files can be written in French or in English. Applications can be individual or collective.


In ONE PDF FILE (5 MB max.), provide the following information:

  1. Personal information
  • Name(s) of the candidate(s)
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Website
  1. Project
  • Title
  • Type (examples: video installation, virtual work, immersive and interactive work, etc.)
  • Proposal (500 words max.)
  • Artistic approach (500 words maximum)
  • Help needed in the context of Labsessions
  • Technical needs and assistance required for the project
  • Technical requirements for the Labsessions presentation (please note that a projector and sound system will be available)
  1. Support material
  • Images: 10 max.
  • URL links to audio/video: up to 5 excerpts of a maximum of five minutes. Be sure to provide passwords if applicable.
  • Descriptions of the visual/audio files: name, title, media, diffusion context, year.

Please send your application as A SINGLE PDF FILE(5 MB max.) to:

Email Subject Heading: Proposal | Labsessions #18

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 8th, 2020, 5pm

The jury is composed of media arts organizations’ representatives. Only applicants whose projects are selected will be contacted. Travel expenses will not be covered.


Joseph Lefèvre
Directeur création et résidences (SAT)
514 844.2033 # 214

Martine Frossard
Directrice adjointe (CQAM)
514 527-5116