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Call for Proposal 2015-2016 Artist in Residence Program – May 22

Published April 15, 2015
Call for proposal 2015-2016 artist inresidence program - May 22

Artist in residence alaska B. setup. Photo by Ximena Holuigue, 2015.

Studio XX launches a call for proposals for their 2015-2016 artist in residence program.

Studio XX’s residencies offer an opportunity for artists to experiment and produce work which explores interdisciplinary ideas and approaches. We respond to the technical, creative and theoretical requirements of the artists by offering references to our network of community experts, whose involvement must be arranged by the artist herself/himself. For a period of six weeks, resident artists have access to a dedicated work space with a computer suited to a range of media projects. Residents receive an artist fee, technical support and free access to all Studio XX workshops and equipment. The completed production or the work-in-progress, will be publicly presented at an XX event dedicated to our artists-in-residence. There are three open residencies offered per year (which includes the possibility of virtual residencies).

Types of residencies:


Completely open and self-directed, this residency is for artists who wish to research something new, deepen the experimentation of a current project in development, or put the finishing touches to a production.


In response to a growing demand by artists working outside of the Montreal region who wish to explore the possibilities of online and/or networked collaborations, Studio XX offers Virtual Residencies. By using our own server, the Studio can provide remote technical support according to the needs of each project. Participants will be allocated space on the server and the completed production will be published online and hosted by the Studio for a specified period.

Practical Information

All submissions are reviewed by a Selection Committee and projects are based on the following criteria:

• Work created by artists self-identifying as female, women, trans, dissenting or gender non-conforming;
• Innovation in both content and form: web art, network art, digital video or audio, interdisciplinary practices, installation, or multimedia performance;
• Works that can be explored or produced with the resources available at Studio XX (equipment, technical support, financial resources).
Selection of applicants is based on two of the following criteria:
• The residency will offer a significant opportunity for the artist, it will represent an important point in the artist’s development;
• XX’s mandate for experimentation and creativity must be reflected in the selected projects.
• The work selected must demonstrate a relevant and innovative expression of theoretical, political and / or social engagement.
Residencies are six weeks in length. Accepted proposals receive the following from Studio XX:
• $1,000 artist’s fee;
• technical support;*
• access to the Studio’s equipment;
• participation in certain workshops;
• dedicated work space for the artist;
• dissemination of the project through Studio’s programming and platforms : events, HTMlles Festival, XX Files radio show, on-line Matricules archives, etc.
* To be defined according to the parameters of each project and the available resources.

Residencies DO NOT include travel costs, accommodation, or per diem. The artist is responsible for her living arrangements while in Montreal.

Studio XX favours interdisciplinary approaches and welcomes projects created or directed by artists or collectives working in collaboration with other professionals. This axis responds to the growing number of trans-disciplinary projects and their inherent technological challenges and complexities. Selected projects must be undertaken using Studio’s available resources (equipment, technical knowledge, financial resources).

Equipments for Artists in Residence:

Disk Space on Studio XX local and Web Servers

* 1 computer :
• IMAC (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
• AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB
• 500.11 GB SATA/SATA Express 6GO/s drive
• System MAC OSX Yosemite with free and proprietary software : Suite Adobe CS5, Final Cut Pro X and more
• Interface audio Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 Firewire
* Sound System:
• 6 Loud-speakers powered KRK Rockit8 and supports
• Console Mixer Allen and Heath Mix Wizard 16 mic/line inputs
* Recording equipment and peripherals:
• H4 Zoom audio recorder
• Canon EOS REBEL T5i
• JVC 3CCD Pro HD Camcorder and tripod
* Other :
• 2 ceiling mounted projectors and 1 portable short-throw projector
• 3D printer Dito Pro
• various electronic material. ie, circuit and sensor building, etc.
* Access to Matricules Archives:

The Matricules Project is comprised of more than 5000 images files, sounds, videos, written critical texts and press releases documenting all our artistic streams: The Femmes Br@nchées Salons, The Artist Residencies, Co-productions and Collaborations, Projects and Special Events, training workshops, the HTMlles Festival, XX Files radio interviews and .dpi articles. The Matricules Project data base allows the user to cross-reference individual artists, events and documents, switching from one event to another. Matricules’ main interface offers an image table of contents by event type and by month, providing historical trajectory of the Studio’s activities. []

Submissions Guidelines

Projects should be submitted by email only and must include the following information in a PDF document:
• Download Submission Form (PDF)
• Residency Type (Open, Virtual):
• Name of artist (s):
• Address:
• Phone number:
• Email address:
• Biography (250 words max):
• CV
• Title of the project:
• Project Description (500 words max):
• Detailed Technical Specifications:
• A maximum of 5 images included in the PDF: 1024 X 768 pixels, 72 dpi
• A URL for sound and/or audio projects
Send the completed PDF document to: programmation(at)

*Please note that incomplete submissions as well as those received after the deadline will not considered.

Subject line: Artist Residency 2015-2016

Deadline for submission: May 22, 2015

Founded in 1996, Montreal-based Studio XX is a bilingual feminist artist-run centre for technological exploration, creation and critique. Studio XX’s mandate focuses on enabling the creative actions and perspectives of women at the forefront of contemporary technological landscapes and the development of a digital democracy that values autonomy and collaboration. Studio XX supports the creation and dissemination of independent media art.

Studio XX thanks its members and Partners for their generous support: The Canada Council for the Arts, The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canadian Heritage, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Emploi Québec, Conseil québécois des ressources humaines en culture (CQRHC) Studio XX is a member of and active in the following associations and organizations : Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA), Conseil québécois des arts médiatiques (CQAM), Culture Montréal, English-Language Arts Network (ELAN), Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ), Koumbit, La table des groupes des femmes.
TÉL: 514.845.7934 . ATELIERS : 514.845.0289 . CONTACT . WWW.STUDIOXX.ORG