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Art on the Screens | Call for Submissions

The City of Mississauga Public Art Program invites artists to submit digital, screen based work in all genres. Art on the Screens is an annual series hosted at Mississauga Celebration Square on Monday nights throughout the summer. As part of this series we are excited to present local, national and international artists on the screens. This is an exciting opportunity to present digital based work on large outdoor screens. Deadline for submissions is March 22, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. EST.

About The Celebration Square Screens:
The screens at Celebration Square are managed by the City’s Culture Division and are programmed to support City events, share civic information and to promote, support and enrich the community.

Eligibility:
This Call is open to all local, national and international professional artists as well as cultural producers working with the moving image. Persons with disabilities, visible minorities and Indigenous Artists are encouraged to apply.

Duration:

  • Digital based work up to 2 hours in length (can be looped).
  • We ask that Artists consider submitting digital works that are at least ½ hour in length.

Screening Dates/Times:
The City wishes to commission five (5) screen-based works for the following five (5) available timeslots:

  1. Monday, May 29, 2017 (8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
  2. Monday, June 12, 2017 (8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
  3. Monday, July 24, 2017 (8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
  4. Monday, August 14, 2017 (8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
  5. Monday, September 25, 2017 (8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

Budget:
The total all-inclusive artist fee for each selected Artist is: $500.00 CDN (inclusive of all applicable taxes).

Selection Process:
The submissions will be evaluated by an Art Selection Committee composed of members of the project team as well as professionals from the film/digital industry. The Art Selection Committee will select a maximum of five (5) digital works.

Criteria and Themes:

  • Artists are invited to submit digital works across various themes and subject matter, however special consideration will be given to submissions that link to themes of diversity, inclusion and reconciliation with Indigenous Communities
  • June is National Aboriginal History Month, as such artists are asked to consider this as a possible theme for content
  • Content that is too small or cluttered, including small text, is not advisable as it may not be legible
  • Commercial advertising or product logos are not permitted.

For submission guidelines and a full application package, please visit: https://culture.mississauga.ca/content/calls-submissions

Deadline for submissions is March 22, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. EST. Send submissions directly to: public.art@mississauga.ca
All shortlisted applicants will be notified in early April.

For more information about Mississauga culture: http://culture.mississauga.ca

Photo credit: Pivot by Fedora Romita


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