2023 Call for Video Distribution at Vtape

FIRESTORM, by Shawn Chappelle (2023)

Vtape Call for Distribution

Submissions are open beginning October 24 and closing December 22, 2023

Calling all artists working in:
Video Art
Video Installation
Activist Video
Performance Art
Experimental Documentary
… or anything in between

Vtape Wants You!

A little about us
Vtape is a non-profit, arts-oriented video distributor that represents contemporary and historical work by an enormous diversity of Canadian and international artists, from world-famous media and visual artists to new and emerging figures. All rights for the works we distribute are retained by the artist. We work collaboratively with our artists on an ongoing basis to determine the most effective distribution strategy for their work, and are mandated to secure fees for any exhibition or licensing of the works in our collection, with 70% of all revenues earned returned to the artist. We specialize in services to institutions and organizations that exhibit and acquire video artworks.

Not sure if Vtape is the right home for your work?
We provide a permanent home for your work: we’ll ensure it is maintained and continues to be made available to arts professionals, educators, and audiences into the future. Vtape’s collection proudly represents many works by artists from Indigenous, Black, POC, Queer, LGBTQ+, and Deaf and Disabled communities. For emerging artists, it provides a cultural context for your artworks alongside brand-new videos and canonical classics alike. Have a look at the list of Vtape artists and at the titles in our catalogue to see if Vtape looks like the right home for your work.

Want your work previewed by curators, educators, or programmers?
If your work is at Vtape, it becomes available for preview by curators, festival programmers, writers, and researchers from around the world.

Submit Now!
Submission Requirements:
Please send us no more than two examples of your recent work (completed in the past two years). Please include:

  • a current bio and cv (.pdf),
  • links to the works and your website (if you have one)
  • synopses for each work, and a list of any public screenings or exhibitions of the submitted works.
  • indicate whether you already have any other distributors and/or gallery representation, and, if so, what territories or markets they serve (e.g., United States, Europe, etc.)

Send your submission to submissions@vtape.org
This call for submissions opens October 24 and closes December 22, 2023

Still have questions?
Want to know even more? Visit our Distribution for Artists page OR send all inquiries to Madeleine Scott, Vtape’s Submissions & Distribution Coordinator, at collections@vtape.org

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