Call for Proposals – Documenting Cuts

Dead­line: Mon­day July 29th, 2019

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario (MANO) is call­ing for pro­pos­als from Ontario artists for a com­mis­sion of short video works for online dis­sem­i­na­tion. These short videos will look at the impacts of provin­cial gov­ern­ment cuts to var­i­ous sec­tors in Ontario such as arts and cul­ture, legal aid, or edu­ca­tion. These artist gen­er­at­ed adver­tise­ments may take doc­u­men­tary, exper­i­men­tal, or humor­ous approach­es to fos­ter greater under­stand­ing of the val­ue of the non-prof­it and pub­lic sec­tors.

Com­mis­sioned works will be no more than 2 min­utes in length. Accept­ed projects will be pro­vid­ed with $1,500 towards artist-fees and cash expens­es and up to $2,000 in equip­ment and post-pro­duc­tion sup­port. Select­ed pro­pos­als will go into pro­duc­tion in August 2019 for deliv­ery in Sep­tem­ber 2019.

Pro­pos­als should include:

-Short out­line of pro­posed video (1 page max­i­mum)
-Bio and CV (max­i­mum 150 words for bio, max­i­mum 3 pages for CV)
-Basic bud­get and pro­duc­tion out­line (2 pages max­i­mum)
-Links for one to two pre­vi­ous works (please pro­vide time­code of a five minute selec­tion for longer works)

Sub­mis­sions and ques­tions to: submissions@mano-ramo.ca

Orga­ni­za­tions and indi­vid­u­als wish­ing to sup­port this project should con­tact MANO at the email above regard­ing dona­tions.

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) is Ontario’s only arts ser­vice orga­ni­za­tion exclu­sively ded­i­cated to fur­ther­ing the work of media arts orga­ni­za­tions and the inde­pen­dent artists they rep­re­sent. MANO/RAMO is focused on devel­op­ing respon­sive, inno­v­a­tive and proac­tive ini­tia­tives that cre­ate mean­ing­ful oppor­tu­ni­ties for media artists and orga­ni­za­tions.

Game Arts International Network (GAIN)

The Game Arts Inter­na­tion­al Net­work (GAIN) is a reg­is­tered not-for-prof­it focused on inter­con­nect­ing exist­ing game arts orga­ni­za­tions and nur­tur­ing new struc­tures in emerg­ing regions. As games are increas­ing­ly rec­og­nized for their cul­tur­al val­ue, local col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions with a focus on games as a form of cre­ative expres­sion have begun to emerge all over the world. These enti­ties have the poten­tial to be an endur­ing resource for cre­ators in this field if they’re able to meet the chal­lenges of sus­tain­abil­i­ty and renew­al.

GAIN STAKEHOLDERS include game arts orga­niz­ers and cura­tors in Los Ange­les, Mon­tre­al, Buenos Aires, Van­cou­ver, Madrid, Ottawa, Austin, Seat­tle, Tel Aviv, Hal­i­fax, New York, Berlin, Mel­bourne, Port­land, Reyk­javík, Pitts­burgh, Lon­don, Boston, Copen­hagen, Cape Town and Toron­to.

http://gameartsinternational.network

Grey Zone Collective

Since 2002, the Grey Zone Col­lec­tive (GZC) has pro­duced the Fab­u­lous Fes­ti­val of Fringe Film in Durham, West Grey, ON. We present inde­pen­dent and exper­i­men­tal media art, show­cas­ing Cana­di­an and inter­na­tion­al artists to a rur­al audi­ence in unex­pect­ed places. And we have fun doing it! The annu­al Fes­ti­val emerged out of the con­cert­ed ener­gies and syn­er­gies of Tony Mas­sett, Phil Hoff­man and Myke Dyer. The GZC has trans­formed over the years, bring­ing Corin­na Ghaz­navi, Deb­bie Ebanks Schlums, and Adri­an Kahgee into the fold. With loca­tions in Durham, Hanover and Saugeen First Nation, the Fes­ti­val acknowl­edges that we oper­ate on Saugeen Ojib­way Nation tra­di­tion­al ter­ri­to­ry.

http://fabfilmfest.ca

Registration now open for Cold Waters

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario / Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) and Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L) are pleased to invite artists and cul­tur­al work­ers to North Bay, Ontario from June 12–15, 2019 to our bien­ni­al gath­er­ing, Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium & Media Arts Fes­ti­val.

For more infor­ma­tion and reg­is­tra­tion see:

http://www.coldwaters.mano-ramo.ca/

Call for Submissions Cold Waters Symposium & Media Arts Festival

MANO-RAMO and Near North Mobile Media Lab are pleased to announced the title for the 2019 Media Arts con­fer­ence: COLD WATERS Sym­po­sium & Media Arts Fes­ti­val, tak­ing place June 12–15, 2019 in North Bay, ON.

As part of the event we have three excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for the media arts com­mu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate in the Sym­po­sium and Fes­ti­val pro­gram­ming.

  1. Call for Sub­mis­sions for Work­shops, Events & Dis­cus­sions Dead­line March 15th, 2019. Open to all artists and cul­tur­al work­ers at all stages of their career.
  2. Call for Sub­mis­sions for Screen­ings and Sound Art Events Dead­line April 1st, 2019. Open to all North­ern Ontario artists at all stages of their career
  3. Call for Sub­mis­sions for Remote Stu­dio Talks Dead­line April 1st, 2019. Open to North­ern Ontario artists at all stages of their career.

MANO is Hiring a Conference Coordinator — March 18

Con­fer­ence Coor­di­na­tor

Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium & Media Arts Fes­ti­val

North Bay, June 12–15, 2019

Dead­line for appli­ca­tions 6:00PM Mon­day March 18, 2019

The North Bay Con­fer­ence Coor­di­na­tor will work with staff at the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario and Near North Mobile Media Lab to ensure the logis­tics and hos­pi­tal­i­ty at the Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium and Media Arts Fes­ti­val run smooth­ly. This is a short term con­tract from April 1 to June 23, 2019 with com­pen­sa­tion of $5,000. The Con­fer­ence Coor­di­na­tor will work part-time flex­i­ble hours in the months of April to ear­ly June, but will need to be avail­able full time from June 10th to 16th, inclu­sive.

The Cold Waters: Sym­po­sium and Media Arts Fes­ti­val is Ontario’s bien­ni­al con­fer­ence of Media Arts and Artist Run-Cen­tres. It will fea­ture pan­els, work­shops, artist talks, stu­dio vis­its, screen­ings, per­for­mances, instal­la­tions, and a vari­ety of avenues for net­work­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tion.

Respon­si­bil­i­ties Include:

-Orga­nize del­e­gate and artist accom­mo­da­tions, food, trav­el, attendee badges & wel­come pack­ages, reg­is­tra­tion list, venue sig­nage

-Man­age reg­is­tra­tion table, pro­vide atten­dees with pack­ages, col­lect any mon­ey owing, answer ques­tions about pro­gram­ming, etc.

-Coor­di­nate Fes­ti­val logis­tics includ­ing room book­ings, sched­ule of activ­i­ties, tech­ni­cal & space needs, local equip­ment rentals, cater­ing of meals and snacks, etc

-Recruit, train and man­age event vol­un­teers, includ­ing front of house ush­ers for tick­et­ed events, mon­i­tor­ing capac­i­ty, safe­ty, set-up and clean up of spaces, etc

-Oth­er duties as assigned

Qual­i­fi­ca­tions:

-Pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence work­ing in a con­fer­ence, fes­ti­val, or film pro­duc­tion envi­ron­ment

-Knowl­edge of the North Bay hos­pi­tal­i­ty indus­try

-Excel­lent orga­ni­za­tion­al and time man­age­ment skills

-Prob­lem solv­ing skills, abil­i­ty to think on your feet

-Abil­i­ty to work with a team of orga­niz­ers remote­ly as every­one is locat­ed in dif­fer­ent parts of the Province

-Driver’s licence and access to own vehi­cle are an asset

Dead­line for appli­ca­tions 6:00PM Mon­day March 18, 2019

 

Apply to symposium@mano-ramo.ca with cov­er let­ter and CV as one pdf doc­u­ment.

About MANO & N2M2L

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) is Ontario’s only arts ser­vice orga­ni­za­tion exclu­sively ded­i­cated to fur­ther­ing the work of media arts orga­ni­za­tions and the inde­pen­dent artists they rep­re­sent. MANO/RAMO is focused on devel­op­ing respon­sive, inno­v­a­tive and proac­tive ini­tia­tives that cre­ate mean­ing­ful oppor­tu­ni­ties for media artists and orga­ni­za­tions.

Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L) pro­vides the tools media artists, stu­dents, film­mak­ers, and audi­ences in North­ern Ontario need to pro­duce, present, and enjoy con­tem­po­rary media arts in all its forms.

 

May 8-Peterborough Media Arts Roundtable

Wednes­day, May 8th, 2019
Art­space, 378 Aylmer St N, Peter­bor­ough, ON
5:00 to 7:00 PM
FREE

MANO-RAMO, in part­ner­ship with Art­space and ReFame Film Fes­ti­val, will host a round­table dis­cus­sions in Peter­bor­ough on May 8th. We are inter­ested in learn­ing about the community’s cur­rent chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties, as well as dis­cussing issues such as fund­ing and build­ing col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions. This ses­sion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for indi­vid­ual media artists and emerg­ing or estab­lished orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives to come togeth­er and dis­cuss the field with­in the region; along with fund­ing and col­lec­tive solu­tions. Please rsvp to membership@mano-ramo.ca.

Orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives in the region may book free half hour con­sul­ta­tions with MANO staff between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on May 8th by email­ing: membership@mano-ramo.ca, with the sub­ject line: MANO Meet­ing.

March 19-North Bay Media Arts Roundtable

Tues­day, March 19th, 2019
White Water Gallery, 122 Main St E, North Bay, ON 
6:00–7:00 PM
FREE
MANO-RAMO, in part­ner­ship with White Water Gallery, will host a round­table dis­cus­sions in North Bay on March 19th. We are inter­ested in learn­ing about the community’s cur­rent chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties, as well as dis­cussing issues such as fund­ing and build­ing col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions. This ses­sion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for indi­vid­ual media artists and emerg­ing or estab­lished orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives to come togeth­er and dis­cuss the field with­in the region; along with fund­ing and col­lec­tive solu­tions. We will also be dis­cussing the upcom­ing Media Arts Sym­po­sium and Fes­ti­val, tak­ing place in North Bay from June 12 to 15, 2019

The dis­cus­sion will be guid­ed by a short sur­vey cir­cu­lated in advance to those who RSVP, by email, to membership@mano-ramo.ca

March 5-Thunder Bay Media Arts Roundtable

Tues­day, March 5th, 2019
6:00 to 8:00 PM
Mag­nus The­atre, 10 Algo­ma St S, Thun­der Bay, ON
FREE

MANO-RAMO will con­tin­ue its series of round­table dis­cus­sions in Thun­der Bay on March 5th. We are inter­est­ed in learn­ing about the community’s cur­rent chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties, as well as dis­cussing issues such as fund­ing and build­ing col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions. This ses­sion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty for indi­vid­ual media artists and emerg­ing or estab­lished orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives to come togeth­er and dis­cuss the field with­in the region; along with fund­ing and col­lec­tive solu­tions.

The dis­cus­sion will be guid­ed by a short sur­vey cir­cu­lat­ed in advance to those who RSVP, by email to membership@mano-ramo.ca

Orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives in the region may book free half hour con­sul­ta­tions with MANO staff between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on March 5th by email­ing: memebership@mano-ramo.ca, with the sub­ject line: MANO Meet­ing.

January 23, Windsor: Funding and Organizing Media Arts and Artist-Run Culture

Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 23rd, 2019
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Arts Coun­cil Wind­sor & Region
1942 Wyan­dotte St E, Wind­sor, ON
FREE

The Arts Coun­cil Wind­sor & Region (ACWR) is pleased to host a dis­cus­sion with MANO-RAMO, the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario cov­er­ing fund­ing and build­ing col­lec­tives and orga­ni­za­tions. This ses­sion will pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty for indi­vid­ual media artists and emerg­ing orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives to come togeth­er and dis­cuss the field with­in the region; along with fund­ing and col­lec­tive solu­tions.

The dis­cus­sion will be guid­ed by a short sur­vey cir­cu­lat­ed in advance to those who RSVP, by email to: info@acwr.net

Orga­ni­za­tions and col­lec­tives in the region may book free half hour con­sul­ta­tions with MANO staff between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Jan­u­ary 23 by email­ing: info@acwr.net, with the sub­ject line: Mano Meet­ing.