Call for Proposals: MUTEK-AVATAR Production Residency

Apply before February 9, 2020

MUTEK and the artist-run centre AVATAR are joining forces for the initial MUTEK-AVATAR Production and Presentation Residency.

This call for proposals is for women and non-binary artists of all origins, residing in Canada. The successful candidate will be hosted by AVATAR in Quebec City for a 4-week production residency to create a performance piece using any form of technology (audiovisual works, experimental practices, modular synthesis, artificial intelligence, audio art, DIY practices, mapping, etc.).
Artists can choose to develop a new original work or pursue a work already in progress. This residency includes the presentation of the finished work during the 21st edition of the MUTEK festival, which will take place from August 25 to 30 in Montreal.

Deadline to apply: February 9, 2020

Residency conditions offered by Avatar:

– Production fees: $3,000
– Accommodation(up to 4 weeks) and per diem ($50/day) for artists from outside Quebec City
– Travel (up to $1,000)
– Technical support: 30 hours (pre-residency + residency)
– Access to Avatar studios and equipment
The 4-week residency takes place between March and June 2020, with specific dates to be determined jointly between the artist and Avatar.
The artist will have access to Avatar’s satellite studios at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec and Université Laval’s School of Visual Arts.

Presentation conditions offered by MUTEK:

MUTEK offers optimal presentation conditions for artists. The exact venue and date of the performance will be determined by the programming team based on the work created. MUTEK will take place in Montreal from August 25 to 30, 2020.
The artist will receive a fee respecting the festival’s fee schedule.
Transportation, accommodation and per diem are covered for artists from outside Montreal (duration depending on the date of the performance).
Each artist will receive a festival passport and a passport for the IMG Forum (August 25-27, 2020).

Artists must send a proposal including
– a bio or CV,
– a project description
– examples of previous works (images, links, attached files)
by February 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. to

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