Call for Submissions: &NOW 2024 Production Residency & Scholarship

Call for Submissions: Factory Media Centre &NOW 2024 Production Residency & Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 8, 2023, 11:59pm ET

Factory Media Centre 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 2024!

Recognizing that our communities are still impacted by the 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.

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

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.

Our &NOW Residency and Production Scholarship provides:

  • $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 (to be determined in collaboration with FMC staff)
  • $1500 – $2000 scholarship for equipment rental (Rentals are open to local artists only)
  • Introduction orientation session and technical assistance as needed
  • Staff and board support
  • Online studio visit with peers from Hamilton’s art community


Expectations during residency

  • Dedicate part-time to developing new or existing work during the residency period
  • Experiment with media art form, technique or content
  • Utilize this opportunity for production, post-production or to test work for an exhibition. Dedicate set hours per week and advertise virtual open studio hours for community to visit.
  • Chosen artist(s) must update FMC online community with residency progress once a week
  • Participate in open studio 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.
  • Utilize FMC’s production and post-production rental equipment (Optional to local Hamilton artists)
  • Provide high-quality documentation (images, video or sound) for FMC website, archives, publication, and grant applications


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

How to apply

Please find below a breakdown of submission requirements, followed by an online application form. Please email Kristina at with any questions or concerns.

  1. CV (3 page max) and Bio (250 words max)
  2. Project Description (300 words max)
  3. Work Plan and Schedule (200 words max)
  4. What type of residency structure you would prefer: Remote, Hybrid, In-Person
  5. Local artists only: What production and postproduction equipment will your require. Please review our rentals page here and list the equipment we have available.
    ◦  Ensure it is clear in your project description why this equipment is needed.
  6. What public program would you to provide to FMC’s community and how does this compliment your project? (150 words max)
  7. Visual support material: (only one option is required)*
    ◦  5-7 still images in one PDF document: with image information title, year, medium, duration/size
    ◦  2-4 DIRECT website links to video projects or video/photo
    ◦  documentation (videos 2 min max): with project information: title, year, medium, duration/size
  8. 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?

Factory Media Centre is committed to equity in all aspects of its operations. We encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, and racialized persons; newcomer and immigrant persons and refugees, Francophones, LGBTQI+ persons, women, persons with disabilities, and persons of all socio-economic walks of life.

Application Deadline: December 8, 2023, 11:59pm ET

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About the Factory Media Centre

The Factory Media Centre is a not-for-profit artist-driven resource centre 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.

Alex Ramsay
Acting Operation Coordinator

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