IN SITU – Site Specific Explorations
Deadline for Proposals: June 21, 2010 5:00 pm
The Toronto Animated Image Society, Art for Commuters and Onestop Media Group are seeking proposals for a commissioned project that brings together animation and public spaces. Each successful applicant will produce a one minute animation exploring the urban landscape. The intention is for each artist to complete the shooting of their project in a 24-hour period at a site-specific location of their choosing (within the City of Toronto). A selection of the commissioned projects will be screened by Art for Commuters once every 10 minutes for a week on the Onestop Network of 270 subway platform screens to an audience of over 1.3 million daily commuters.
Projects will be completed between July and September 2010. TAIS will offer support for the development and production process of the projects. Selected participants will be expected to attend a workshop prior to receiving access to equipment.
Selected artists will receive:
- TAIS Full Studio Membership – including equipment access
- $500 honorarium
- $200 materials fee
- participation & support from various community arts organizations across Toronto (dependent on location selected/needs of project)
Each application must include:
- Project description – 200 to 300 words
- CV, resume, or brief bio
- Samples of recent work (i.e., CD or DVD for time-based artists; maximum of 10 images on CD for visual artists)
- A self-addressed, stamped envelope. Submissions without a SASE will not be returned.
- If application is submitted digitally, samples of work must be sent via file hosting or via ftp link.
The Toronto Animated Image Society is a non-profit artist-run centre that explores and promotes the art of animation and supports animators as artists. Over the past 25 years, TAIS has encouraged the exchange of information, facilities, ideas and aesthetics within Toronto’s animation community through events, screenings, workshops, art exhibitions and by providing affordable access to a specialized animation studio. For more information, visit: www.tais.ca