Call for Submissions: Vector Festival 2023
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
VECTOR FESTIVAL 2023
Deadline: March 22, 2023
Vector Festival is an experimental media arts festival, proudly in its 10th year, dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. The festival is proud to be a participatory and community-oriented initiative organized by InterAccess in Toronto, Ontario.
InterAccess invites submissions of artworks to the festival’s 2023 program, which will include screenings, performances, workshops, and digital projects taking place July 6 – 16, 2023. The festival’s flagship exhibition is scheduled to take place at InterAccess from July 6 – August 5, 2023.
Vector Festival does not charge submission fees. All artists selected for participation will receive fees in accordance with CARFAC and IMAA fee schedules, as well as support to apply for external funding.
We invite submissions of digital and new media artworks for the following festival programs, the scope and perspective of which will respond to the submissions received:
Flagship Exhibition, curated by Mitra Fakhrashrafi
New media artworks for consideration in our flagship, on-site exhibition. The exhibition, tentatively titled shadow work, engages the formal and informal and mundane and arcane ways that classification systems attempt to contain the messy realities of our lives and shape our conditions. Confronting the work that both maintains and disrupts these systems, shadow work presents interventions on labour, the calculability of human life, the ungovernable, the echoes and reverberations of colonization and propositions for new, “life-giving” languages. We invite work that explores these themes to be featured in this group exhibition.
Web-based projects and digital artworks that can be presented online, including interactive and time-based digital projects.
GIFs intended for presentation on public screens.
Experimental film, video, animation, and machinima works.
Performance-based proposals including lo-fi, chiptune, sound art, live coding, A/V performances, and telematic performances.
Proposals for online and in-person workshops teaching emerging and experimental approaches in new media art and game art.
Please submit the following details using our online application form at vectorfestival.org:
- Project description (approximately 300 words)
- Documentation (maximum of five images, and/or link to audio/video documentation)
- Technical requirements
- Artist biography (approximately 150 words)
- CV or resume
- Connection to the Greater Toronto Area, if applicable
More in-depth details are included on the submission form at vectorfestival.org.
Please contact InterAccess’s Programming Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding the submissions process.
Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. The festival was founded in 2013 as the “Vector Game Art & New Media Festival” by an independent group of artists and curators: Skot Deeming, Clint Enns, kris kim, and Katie Micak, who were later joined by Diana Poulsen and Martin Zeilinger.
Founded in 1983 as Toronto Community-Videotex, later renamed InterAccess, is a gallery, educational facility, production studio, festival, and community hub. I/A is a non-for-profit registered charity dedicated to new media and emerging practices in art & technology.
InterAccess’s mission is to expand the cultural significance of art & technology by fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition.
We host an environment in which:
- Art that engages technology gains widespread cultural resonance;
- Critical discourse around technologies is catalyzed by artists, curators, and cultural workers;
- The full life cycle of art and artists is nurtured.
Our studio facilitates the sharing of skills and techniques required to produce the work we exhibit in our gallery space. Annually, InterAccess presents multiple exhibitions, a full curriculum of skill-building workshops, critical theory groups, and a broad range of discursive community events that explore the impact of technology on the social, political, and cultural aspects of contemporary life.
See the documentation of past festivals at vectorfestival.org
For more information about the festival contact the Vector Festival team at email@example.com