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.