Call for Submissions: &NOW 2023 Production Residency & Scholarship

Call for Submissions – Factory Media Centre &NOW 2023 Production Residency & Scholarship

Factory Media Centre (FMC) is seeking submissions from multimedia and experimental film artists for our annual &NOW Production Residency & Scholarship (PR&S) program set to begin this upcoming Winter 2023.

Recognizing that our communities are still impacted by the global pandemic, this year’s &NOW Residency Program structure will take on a new model. Artists will select their residency structure: in-person at the FMC gallery and studios, remote online on a platform of the artist(s)’ choice, or a hybrid mixture.

FMC welcome submissions from artists or artist teams working in a variety of digital or media art forms including:

  • Film
  • Animation
  • Expanded cinema
  • 360 cinema
  • Immersive video
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Live coding
  • Electronic literature
  • Interactive mediums
  • Video games
  • and other forms and definitions of media artwork

Selection criteria will be based on project originality, and its potential for artistic growth. Selections will be made by FMC’s Programming Committee and along with two guest adjudicators from the Hamilton arts community.

Eligibility criteria

  • Emerging, mid-career or established artists (or artist teams)
  • Must be a member of the Factory Media Centre at the start of the residency term (To become a member visit:
  • Full Membership: $45
  • Seniors (65+) & Full time Student (18+): $25


  • $2000 artist fee for the residency period. If applying as a team the artist fee will be split equally among team members.
  • Payment for artist talk and public program.
  • $1500 – $2000 scholarship for equipment rental (Local/regional artists only: see rental page:
  • Introduction orientation session and technical assistance as needed
  • Staff and board support
  • Online studio visit with peers from Hamilton’s art community

Artist(s) expectations during residency

  • Dedicate time to developing new or existing work during the residency period
  • Experiment with media art form, technique or content
  • Utilize this opportunity production, post-production or to test an exhibition.
  • Dedicate set hours per week and advertise virtual open studio hours for FMC’s community to view program updates
  • Participate in virtual open studio culminative reception
  • Develop and deliver one public program that engages with one of the FMC’s surrounding community. This could be a workshop, participatory experience, or artist talk.
  • Acknowledge the support of FMC when presenting the work that was made while in residence.
  • Provide high-quality documentation (images, video or sound) for FMC website, archives, or publications.

This year’s &NOW Residency term will accept three artist(s) from February to mid-March.

Application Deadline: January 9, 2023, at 11:59pm E.T.

Apply Here:

Application Requirements:

  1. CV (3 page max) and Bio (250 words max)
  2. What medium(s) does your project explore (25 words max)
    –  Ex. Film, Media art, AR/VR
  3. Project Description (300 words max)
  4. Work Plan and Schedule (200 words max)
  5. What type of residency structure you would prefer: Remote, Hybrid, In-Person
  6. Local artists only: What production and postproduction equipment will your project require. Please review our rentals page ( and list the equipment we have available.
  7. What public program would you to provide to FMC’s Hamilton community and how does this compliment your project? (150 words max)
  8. Visual support material: (only one option is required)*
    –  5-7 still images in one PDF document with image information.
    –  2-4 DIRECT website links to video projects or video/photo documentation (videos 2 min max) with project information.
  9. What would make you feel supported during this residency? Or is there anything else you would like to share with us to better understand your application?


About the Factory Media Centre
The Factory Media Centre is a not-for-profit artist-run resource centre located in Hamilton, Ontario. FMC is dedicated to the production and promotion of creatively diverse forms of independent films, videos, and other streaming multimedia art forms.

Our mission is to develop and support a vibrant, sustainable, creative, and diverse community of Members within Hamilton and its surrounding region, who are involved or interested in the art, the craft, and the technologies, of motion picture media. In addition to our mission, we also provide access to facilities, equipment, peer resources and educational initiatives to the community of time-based visual artists, as well as to the community at large. Through our programming we hope to encourage the development and appreciation of all related visual art forms through an ongoing program of screenings and events.

Kristina Durka – Operations Coordinator
(905) 577-9191

1-366 Victoria Avenue North,
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 5G6
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