Call to Francophone / Francophile Artists and Curators: 2023-2024 Programming at Le Labo
Le Labo launches its call to artists for its new programming cycle under the theme of fallowing.
In keeping with the ancestral practice of cultivators, we choose to let Le Labo “rest” by “recovering strength” to allow itself to be covered with a dense, spontaneous and free creativity in order to prepare for the future.
This program invites francophone or francophile artists and curators in new media, interdisciplinary and digital arts to a new fertile field where they are the seeds of renewal. Artists are invited to propose an exhibition, a cycle of screenings, or other interventions that engage in multiple reflections on the notions of (non)action, space and cycles. Special attention will be given to projects offering an outreach activity to support the proposed project.
Le Labo is a space for artistic production and experimentation in the field of the media arts, interdisciplinarity and digital creation. Le Laboratoire d’Art is the only francophone artist-run center in Toronto. To support the sensibilities and the unique realities of francophone culture, Le Labo cultivates multiple activities by emphasizing research, innovation, collaboration and training. In addition to access to a studio in 401 Richmond and to professional equipment (see below), its programming includes residencies, workshops and artist talks, as well as screenings and exhibitions. The 307 sq. ft. Labo’s gallery is an industrial space located on the second floor of 401 Richmond with high ceilings and exposed piping. Three large windows let in natural light, making it a real playground for exploring the spatial design of an exhibition. Le Labo is interested in receiving original projects for its programming beginning June 2023, which will transform this space into a vibrant one.
Interested artists must submit:
- A curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
- Exhibition or project description + outreach activity (maximum 1 page)
- Any technical requirements necessary for the installation of the works according to the map
- 10 images of the works and/or the Vimeo URL (maximum length of 5 minutes) and/or a Wetransfer link
- A descriptive list of the works (title, date, dimensions and techniques used)
The only way to submit a file is now through this airtable form no later than January 9th at 11:59 PM EST.
For any questions, please email us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Regular Programming
**No application received by email will be considered.**
- Francophone or francophile artist/curator only (visit our FAQ)
- Selected artists receive exhibition fees according to CARFAC standards and a free Labo’s professional membership for a period of one year following their exhibition
- The first exhibition period will take place in June 2023
- Access to a technician is not guaranteed. In this case, the artist is responsible for setting up the exhibition with the support of the Labo team
We recognize that the system of programming in the art sector that has been perpetuated for years has disproportionately affected and continues to affect the most marginalized people in society, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis, people of color, working class people, women and LGBTQ+ people. Because we believe that these communities should be at the heart of our reality, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. Applicants who have difficulty providing the requested material in the suggested form can contact the team at email@example.com and we will make arrangements for the submission of a file.