Call for Submissions: Struts Media Arts Microgrant & Open Studio Residency Program 2023
Call for Submissions
Media Arts Microgrant
Have a new project in mind and need some money to get the ball rolling? Struts Gallery is excited to announce a new initiative to help support artists with the creation of new media arts projects. The Struts Media Arts Microgrant is open to artists based in Atlantic Canada and supports the creation of new media arts projects (video, audio, XR, film, new media, performance, etc).
Successful applicants will receive a one-time grant of $2000 and a $2000 in-house production credit (including equipment rental, software use, facilities use, and support and training from Struts staff). Short-term accommodations may be available upon request.
Proposals will be assessed by a jury consisting of Struts staff and community members. Successful proposals must publicly acknowledge the support of Struts Gallery on social media and elsewhere when applicable.
All submissions must arrive at the gallery by 11:59PM Atlantic on November 14th, 2022.
Call for Submissions
Open Studio Residency Program 2023
Struts Gallery welcomes applications from visual and media artists to participate in our annual Open Studio Residency Program. Artists are offered the freedom to continue their practice, develop a new project or site-specific work, and are encouraged to creatively engage with the community through at least one public event (artist talk, workshop, or another artist-initiated event). The Open Studio program aims to develop artists’ practices by supporting experimentation without the pressure to present a resolved body of work. The residency is artist-driven and independent, with staff assistance available for community outreach, technical and logistical support.
Residencies are five-weeks and with up to six slots available, beginning in the spring of 2023. Participants are provided with 24-hour access to a studio space in the gallery and a private, furnished apartment with a separate entrance on the 2nd floor above the gallery. The studio space is open to the public during regular operating hours.
Struts Gallery pays an artist fee of $3000, $500 per diem, travel costs, and any materials associated with workshops or other public events. Artists-in-residence also have access to the centre’s media arts equipment and facilities.
Residencies are selected by a committee of Struts Gallery members.
All submissions must arrive at the gallery by Midnight on November 21st, 2022.
Struts Gallery is located on the unceded ancestral lands of the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik/Wәlastәkwiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik/Wәlastәkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations. We acknowledge, honour, and pay respect to the traditional owners and custodians of this land.
Struts Gallery is grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture, Canadian Heritage, The Town of Sackville, The Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation, and our members. Thank you.