Call for Proposals: Blue

Call for Proposals: Blue

Koffler.Digital Online Exhibition
Submission Deadline: February 21, 2021, 11:59 PM
Full details here

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:

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

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

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

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. Visit koffler.digital

ABOUT THE KOFFLER CENTRE OF THE ARTS
The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a cultural platform that explores critical ideas and concerns of our time through exhibitions, publications, performances, literary events and digital initiatives. We examine complex issues through transformative art experiences that stimulate intercultural dialogue and position Jewish identity in conversation with diverse perspectives and global voices. The Koffler Gallery and its administrative offices are located at Artscape Youngplace, in Toronto’s vibrant West Queen West art and design district. Visit kofflerarts.org


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