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DRAKE AV Video Artist Residency: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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Still from “I Dream of Tumblr” by Drake AV 2016 artist, Stacie Ant

In partnership with Trinity Square Video, the Drake AV is a unique opportunity to connect, collaborate + create progressive video content with access to inspiring guest speakers, workshops, equipment + spaces. Kicking off its second year, the selected group of emerging video artists will develop original video art that will premiere on Drake TV + at Nuit Blanche 2017.

WHAT IS IT?

Now in its second year, Drake AV is a unique program that acts as a creative launch pad for emerging video artists in Toronto. Be a part of the upcoming cohort of The Drake’s in-house video artist residency! Over the course of a four-month semester (June 2017-September 2017), Drake AV members will work collaboratively with fellow artists to develop their work + share their art. In partnership with Trinity Square Video, The Drake AV’s four-month semester includes artist talks, workshops, tutorials, crit nights and lectures providing a fulsome experience that spans from artist practice + creative vision to preparing contracts + protecting your work.

The Drake Hotel will be your cultural hub to connect, collaborate + produce cutting-edge original video art content that will premiere at Nuit Blanche 2017 + the Drake TV Video Artist Showcase (a.k.a. a killer video art party) with members of the Drake Art network in attendance. The credited works will continue to air on Drake TV screens at all Drake locations as a one-of-a-kind platform for promoting and sharing your video art.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Artist honorarium and Trinity Square Video allowance
  • Complimentary Trinity Square Video membership
  • Lectures, workshops + tutorials from established industry professionals and leaders
  • Access to workshops + equipment from Trinity Square Video with allowance
  • Exclusive screen time on Drake TV across all Drake locations (The Drake Hotel, Drake One Fifty, Drake Devonshire + Drake General Stores)
  • Drake TV Video Artist Showcase in the Drake Underground w/ Drake Art network in attendance
  • Nuit Blanche 2017 screening (24-hour loop)
  • Drake AV Member Card which gives you 15% OFF food at all Drake locations and products at Drake General Store

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants must submit a 250-word bio with a video sample that showcases their creative vision + filmmaking expertise and demonstrates an innovative interpretation of the media. Applicants with the most original + compelling submissions will receive an email of admission to the Drake AV by May 5, 2017.

To complete the application, head to: thedrake.ca/jointheclub

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 1, 2017

CONTACT US

avclub@thedrake.ca | thedrake.ca/drakeav


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