ARTISTS

 

Are you local to the Calgary area? Do you seek innovative ways to engage with community? Do you have a passion for the avant-garde, spirited dialogue and exploration of ideas?

 

TEDxYYC invites all Calgary-based artists from all fields to apply for the TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence pilot program.

Application deadline has passed. Stay tuned for our announcement.

This call is open to artists whose permanent place of residence is located in the greater Calgary area and who have completed their training or demonstrated a body of work in their chosen field. As part of this TEDxYYC residency, the artist will be required to create a new artistic creation for installation or presentation at TEDxYYC 2017. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to create a piece of work to be installed, displayed or presented at TEDxYYC 2017 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall theatre lobby (raised semi-circle stage, 20’9″ across x 11’10” deep). The work may be a performance piece, visual or digital presentation, or installation intended for lobby exhibit.

General

 

– TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence program dates: April 15, 2017 – June 23, 2017.

– This residency is intended to fund a creation of a new artist work inspired by the event theme for TEDxYYC 2017. The work may be a performance piece, visual presentation, or installation intended for lobby exhibit.

– A series of meetings with the artist will be conducted with the TEDxYYC curatorial and production teams to discuss content, budget, timeline and execution of the project. A project proposal may be adapted and updated based on the outcome of these conversations.

– Applicants are responsible for logistics and transportation of their project to and from the TEDxYYC venue (Arts Commons in Calgary, Alberta), any presentation equipment (easels, projectors, screens, etc.) and for any expenses including artist fees that fall beyond the expense limit as set forth in the TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence program. Where possible, TEDxYYC may assist in the presentation of the exhibit, but the costs of the presentation/installation should be considered in the project budget and are the responsibility of the artist.

– A creation developed as part of the TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence program is not automatically scheduled for a public presentation at TEDxYYC. The decision to include a project in TEDxYYC programming is made separately from the decision to support a residency.

– Expenses will be paid only when the artist has completed the project and participated in the TEDxYYC 2017 event. Should the TEDxYYC committee choose not to include the project in the event programming, funds for expenses shall be paid – provided the artist has completed the work on the project. This decision is at the discretion of the TEDxYYC committee.

– Length of the pilot project is approximately two (2) months in duration, culminating at the TEDxYYC 2017 event. All projects should be completed within this timeframe.

All applications will be considered. Individual application feedback will not be provided. The TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence program does not include accommodation.

– As part of the TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence program, the artist may be asked to engage in media interviews, meetings, presentations to the public and/ or social media activity regarding the residency and their work.

– The artist is seen as an independent contractor and not a representative of TEDxYYC, TEDx, TED, or its affiliates.

– The artist should be prepared to install or perform their creation at the event on their own. Where possible, TEDxYYC may provide technical or installation support. For performance-based creations, rehearsal time on stage will be provided, but this time will be limited to basic technical needs and a dress rehearsal.

– Artists who have already participated in previous Artist in Residence programs organized by TEDxYYC or another TEDx organization are not eligible for participation.

– A representative from TEDxYYC will check-in on the progress of the project several times prior to the TEDxYYC 2017 event. Schedule of check-ins will be set after March 31, 2017.

– The artist will be asked to complete a final report on the TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence experience after the completion of the program.

– Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to, paints, artistic materials, rental of studio or rehearsal space, post production services. Artist fees are not eligible as an expense. Expenses outside this list must be approved by the TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence program coordinator prior to expenditure. Capital costs are not eligible. The artist will be required to submit receipts for the expenses and submit an expense report.

– While TEDxYYC encourages a diversity of ideas and themes, all projects must adhere to the TED organizational mandate. Projects should not endorse specific political, religious, or commercial endeavours or ideals.

 

Program Selection

 

The TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence will be selected by a jury of TEDxYYC committee members and designated community partners. The decision of the jury is final.

 

Ownership

 

The artist shall maintain ownership of creation at all times. TEDxYYC retains the right to exhibit or present the creation at no fee during the TEDxYYC 2017 event.

To be eligible for the TEDxYYC 2017 Artist in Residence program, the artist’s primary residence must be located in the greater Calgary Area, Alberta. The artist has completed training in their chosen field or demonstrated a proven track record of creation in their field.

 

Artists working in the following disciplines are invited to apply:

 

  • Visual arts
  • Art photography
  • Video and media art
  • Interdisciplinary arts
  • Music and Composition
  • Literature
  • Theatre
  • Dance

 

**TEDxYYC welcomes great diversity in backgrounds, projects, goals and disciplines.**

 

– Applications are open to individuals or teams. Groups should assign a primary contact that will be responsible for the communications on behalf of the group, check-ins, expenses and final reporting. A single award (up to CAD $1500) will be paid for the eligible project expenses upon project completion for TEDxYYC 2017, regardless of the number of applicants involved in the project.

– Only one (1) application per artist or team per year.

– While TEDxYYC encourages a diversity of ideas and themes, all projects must adhere to the TED organizational mandate. Projects should not endorse specific political, religious, or commercial endeavours or ideals.

TEDxYYC 2017 artist in residency program includes:

 

Two (2) tickets to the TEDxYYC 2017 event in Calgary, Alberta (excluding travel and accommodations)

Up to CAD $1500 towards the materials or expenses of the artist’s creation for TEDxYYC 2017, subject to review and approval by the TEDxYYC committee.  

A TEDxYYC liaison to support the creation and execution of the project at the TEDxYYC 2017 event.

The application deadline has passed.

We will announce our Artist in Residence shortly!