Saturday, February 27, 2010

Call for Submissions / Urban Screens Toronto / Interactive Media & Video Art

Call for Submissions / Urban Screens Toronto / Interactive Media & Video Art / Toronto, ON / Deadline Date:  Monday, March 1, 2010

Explore what is possible with creative access to live, interactive, locally and globally connected screens: real-time, content-rich experiences on digital screens in our public space

The exhibition I am here; what can we do? is part of "Urban Screens Toronto 2010", an international urban screens conference and exhibition taking place between September 24th-30th; produced in collaboration with the International Urban Screens Association (IUSA).

Urban Screens Toronto 2010 will promote a multifaceted approach to exploring the growing appearance of moving images in urban space and the global transformation of public culture in the context of networked forms of urban screens. It will build on the successful events held in Amsterdam, Manchester, and Melbourne and will be the first international Urban Screens conference held in North America.

Through an integrated program of keynote lectures, panel sessions, workshops, curated screenings and multimedia projects, it will bring together leading Canadian and international artists and curators, architects and urban planners, designers, ad agencies and brand managers, screen operators and content providers, academics, activists, policymakers, technology manufacturers, software developers and public intellectuals.

I am here; what can we do?

Public Call For:
New or existing experimental, interactive artwork suitable for urban screens.

Short-format videos that are relevant for presentation on urban screens.

Interactive Design & advertising created for urban screens. We will accept past commercial interactive work from ad agencies and designers.

Student work interactive and video work by students at any institution worldwide is welcome.

Themes include, but are not limited to: The meeting point of the real and the virtual; work that incorporates media technology and contemporary building/architectural technology; user-generated content; multi-site, networked projects; work that addresses public spaces and civic engagement.

Important Information:
Submission deadline: March 1 2010
Submission format: Please submit PDF files only.

No larger than 3 MB.
Provide URLs for viewing of work if desired.

Proposals should include:
1) Brief 50-word summary of your artwork
2) Full proposal or description of the project (maximum 2 pages)
3) Maximum 10 images, URL where work can be found online
4) Documentation of this work if it has previously be exhibited, or of another exhibited work by the artist.
3) Detailed list of technical requirements
4) Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages)

Fees: There is no entry fee. Reasonable presentation fees will be paid, for new and existing interactive work and videos. Fees will not be paid for design & advertising work. Students will not receive a fee, but will be automatically considered for a prize. Please note that we cannot fund the creation of new work.

Submit: In the subject line: Urban Screens Toronto Proposal
Email to JURY at:                    

Jury: The jury will be comprised of Toronto Urban Screens committee members Michelle Kasprzak, Janine Marchessault, Gabe Sawhney, Suzanne Stein and Sharon Switzer.

Notification: April 1, 2010

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