Call For Proposals: Toronto Animated Image Society’s DRIFT: The Elements Project

Call for applications to:
The Toronto Animated Image Society and Art For Commuters
DRIFT: The Elements
Deadline Submissions: June 24, 2011

The Toronto Animated Image Society is seeking proposals for a commissioned project.
DRIFT: The Elements takes for its theme the essential elements of life:
Earth, Wind, Fire and Water; elements that can give or take LIFE. Artists are invited to explore their own personal interpretation of these fundamental elements with a focus on abstraction and experimentation.
Each successful applicant will produce a one to three minute animation exploring this theme.  Projects will be completed between July and September 2011. 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.
Works will be screened on October 1, 2011 for 12 straight hours overnight at Nuit Blanche 2011 on the Onestop Network of 300 television screens in the Toronto Transit Commission Subway System.
DRIFT: The Elements will dominate the underground tunnels, bringing art to over one million commuters, without interruption from the news and advertisements that usually populate the screens.
The works will also be hosted on the www.onestopallnight.com website.
Selected artists will receive:
·     TAIS Full Studio Membership ­ including equipment access worth $150 each
·     $400 cash honorarium
·     Mentoring & support from an experienced instructor
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.

Selected artists will be announced on June 30, 2011

Contact and mailing address for submissions:
TAIS Programming Committee
Toronto Animated Image Society
60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 102
Toronto. Ontario,  M6K 1X9
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  416-533-7889

**Digital submissions can be submitted via email through a file hosting site or via ftp link. Please do not send large files via email.

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