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CALLS AND PROJECT PROPOSALS – THREE ENTRY POINTS TO WORK WITH SPOROBOLE

Sporobole is an artist-run centre based in Sherbrooke (Québec/Canada) whose mandate is to encourage the research, production and dissemination of contemporary artistic practices in the digital era. The organization supports the plurality of contemporary, new, and critical practices that use, question, rebuild, or revisit the very idea of digital world and its tools.

Sporobole focuses on long-term projects that integrate the continuum of artistic creation (research, production and presentation) and that are developed in collaboration with the centre’s team and interdisciplinary partners.

This support can take the form of research and production residencies, training, co-productions, projects for presentation in galleries, in public spaces or in unusual places, or projects that bring all these aspects together. Also, Sporobole has many production facilities and expertise in large format photographic printing, 3D printing and digitization, as well as the development and production of immersive or spatialized sound works, virtual or augmented reality works, video works and interactive and generative works.

Artists who wish to work with Sporobole have three separate access points.

1/ The first one is a call for project proposals that may cover more than one of the artistic research, production and presentation components. Artists selected for this call will receive a payment for their stay, copyrights if their project is presented and a production envelope for the realization. To submit a project in this section please fill out this short form.

2/ The second point of entry is close to a co-production model where artists have their own funding (or intend to obtain it) and wish to develop their project with Sporobole’s expertise. Some of the projects selected in this section may also receive a contribution and support from Sporobole, which may take translate into several forms. These projects can also receive support from the ideation phase through letters of support, proofreading or financial and technical evaluations. To submit a co-production project please fill out this short form.

In both cases, the proposals submitted are examined by a programming committee composed of Sporobole’s general and artistic management, members of the organization’s board of directors and invited experts. Artists can submit their proposals at any time. The committee meets on a quarterly basis to evaluate the proposals received. Only selected artists will be contacted.

3/ The last entry point concerns production projects for which artists simply want to use Sporobole’s services without the organization contributing financially or in any way to the realization of the project. This type of project is not evaluated by the programming committee and requests can be sent directly to the Sporobole team whose contact information is shown on this page.

 

Photo credits: Tanya St-Pierre