Call for Proposals | Koffler.Digital Summer 2021 Exhibition

Call for Proposals: Blue

Call for Proposals: Blue

Koffler.Digital invites artists and collectives to submit proposals for the creation of digital works that examine the colour Blue and its evocations. Selected works will be presented in an online exhibition curated by Letticia Cosbert Miller, Director of Koffler.Digital.

Much has been said about the absence of the colour Blue from the earliest Western cultural records, being the last colour to emerge in many languages and, thus, the visual imagination. But what of Blue’s contemporary exploitation? What has this particular colour, filtered through innumerable cultures and collective experiences, come to signify psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, politically?

As a guide, we are interested in proposals that use the colour Blue as a lens to critically engage with the following indications:
Submit by February 21st @ 11:59pm
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rest, sleep, quiet, peace, tranquility, respite, leisure;
divinity, spirituality, piety, reverence, devotion, care, deference;
otherness, incorporeality, that which is misunderstood, that which is unknowable, the metaphysical, aerial, spectral, transcendental;
mourning, loss, sorrow, melancholia, grief, desolation;
militarism, colonialism, conquest, surveillance, policing, compliance, subjugation.

Koffler.Digital invites artists and collectives to submit proposals for the creation of digital works that examine the colour Blue and its evocations. Selected works will be presented in an online exhibition curated by Letticia Cosbert Miller, Director of Koffler.Digital.

Much has been said about the absence of the colour Blue from the earliest Western cultural records, being the last colour to emerge in many languages and, thus, the visual imagination. But what of Blue’s contemporary exploitation? What has this particular colour, filtered through innumerable cultures and collective experiences, come to signify psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, politically?

As a guide, we are interested in proposals that use the colour Blue as a lens to critically engage with the following indications:
Image
rest, sleep, quiet, peace, tranquility, respite, leisure;
divinity, spirituality, piety, reverence, devotion, care, deference;
otherness, incorporeality, that which is misunderstood, that which is unknowable, the metaphysical, aerial, spectral, transcendental;
mourning, loss, sorrow, melancholia, grief, desolation;
militarism, colonialism, conquest, surveillance, policing, compliance, subjugation.

Submit by February 21st @ 11:59pm
We are seeking proposals for the creation of original artwork with the ability to be presented online, such as video, sound, animation, illustration, photography, integrative media, etc. We are especially interested in proposed works that incorporate interactive elements, [to be implemented in collaboration with Koffler.Digital’s production team]. Artists living and working across Canada, at all levels of their career, are welcome to apply. Please note that we will not accept proposals for work that has already been produced and publicly exhibited.

The deadline for submissions is February 21, 11:59 pm. Production of successful proposals will take place over the remainder of winter and spring, with final completed works due June 2021.

All successful applicants will receive the following compensation for their work:


$1,250 artist fee
$750 production fee (up to)

We are seeking proposals for the creation of original artwork with the ability to be presented online, such as video, sound, animation, illustration, photography, integrative media, etc. We are especially interested in proposed works that incorporate interactive elements, [to be implemented in collaboration with Koffler.Digital’s production team]. Artists living and working across Canada, at all levels of their career, are welcome to apply. Please note that we will not accept proposals for work that has already been produced and publicly exhibited.

The deadline for submissions is February 21, 11:59 pm. Production of successful proposals will take place over the remainder of winter and spring, with final completed works due June 2021.

All successful applicants will receive the following compensation for their work:


$1,250 artist fee
$750 production fee (up to)


Submission Guidelines

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Please email your submission as a single ZIP attachment to lcosbertmiller@kofflerarts.org with ‘Blue Proposal’ as the email subject line.
Proposal Description: 500 words max.
CV, Artist Bio, Links to online portfolio: 2 pages max.
Production Budget: $750 maximum
Support Materials: up to 5 sketches or time based media materials that support your proposal and/or examples of relevant previous work

Submit by
February 21st @ 11:59pm

Submission Guidelines

Image
Please email your submission as a single ZIP attachment to lcosbertmiller@kofflerarts.org with ‘Blue Proposal’ as the email subject line.
Proposal Description: 500 words max.
CV, Artist Bio, Links to online portfolio: 2 pages max.
Production Budget: $750 maximum
Support Materials: up to 5 sketches or time based media materials that support your proposal and/or examples of relevant previous work

 
Submit by
February 21st @ 11:59pm
 

About Koffler.Digital

Koffler.Digital is a program of the Koffler Centre of the Arts that provides a virtual space where artists working in the field of New Media/New Genres are able to create, experiment and develop new work; and where conversation and dialogue between artists, activists and creatives is encouraged and documented. Koffler.Digital is committed to the intersection of social justice and artistic practice that is central to the mandate of the Koffler Centre of the Arts. We collaborate with artists, authors and individuals whose work engages issues affecting marginalized communities; who explore injustice and who look to spur constructive change and dialogue in regard to the current socio-political climate.


About Koffler.Digital

Koffler.Digital is a program of the Koffler Centre of the Arts that provides a virtual space where artists working in the field of New Media/New Genres are able to create, experiment and develop new work; and where conversation and dialogue between artists, activists and creatives is encouraged and documented. Koffler.Digital is committed to the intersection of social justice and artistic practice that is central to the mandate of the Koffler Centre of the Arts. We collaborate with artists, authors and individuals whose work engages issues affecting marginalized communities; who explore injustice and who look to spur constructive change and dialogue in regard to the current socio-political climate.