Call for entries
deadline: 15 October 2012

Sortir de l’écran / Spoken Screen.

Agence TOPO, a Montreal-based artist-run centre for new media, launches a new call for projects for its series Sortir de l’écran / Spoken Screen.
This program, initiated in 2007 with the NT2 Lab (University of Quebec in Montréal), presents (hyper)media works that incorporate a performative
aspect and which explore the links between the screen and the off-screen space: poetry readings and interpretations, participative performances,
interactive devices, etc.

For its coming editions, Agence TOPO will consider proposals of works comprising a narrative and performative dimension that fosters visual,
audio and textual exploration, both in its physical and on-screen aspects.

The selected artists and projects will benefit from technical support for a period of 4 to 8 weeks within a residency program that can be spread out
over time depending on the artists’ needs and specific project requirements. The planned release dates of the series are in spring and autumn 2013-2014.
In order to respect the foreseen deadlines, projects currently under development and those demonstrating a strong commitment from the artists will be given priority.

Artists interested in this theme, and by the production context offered by Agence TOPO are encouraged to submit their proposals before
October 15th 2012.

Submissions / Content

– Project proposal (1 page max.)
– Description of technical needs
– Proposed work timetable
– Summary of artistic approach
– Curriculum vitae (3 pages max.)
– Press kit (3 pages max.)
– Visual/audiovisual documentation (cd / dvd / web)
– A stamped addressed envelope for the return of the documents (if requested)

The selected artists will have the following benefits:

– Production fees
– Production fees
– Production budget
– Access to a computer and audiovisual equipment
– Web design assistance (programming and multimedia integration)
– Coordination / Project assistance
– Organization of a presentation event in Montréal

We do not accept proposals sent by email or only available through a website.
Avoid covers and stapled documents to facilitate photocopy.

Travel and residence conditions
Travel and residence costs are not covered by Agence TOPO. For artists living outside of Montréal, travel and residence costs will need to be
addressed by a specific agreement. The residency acceptance may be conditional on the financial contribution of external partners.
Agence TOPO is an artist-run centre for new media whose mandate is to produce, disseminate and distribute multimedia works which explore
new narrativities and interdisciplinary and intercultural intersections. See the Presentation section of the site for the series
Sortir de l’écran/Spoken Screen 2007-2009

Send your proposals to:

Éric Paillé, projects manager, Agence TOPO
5455, de Gaspé, suite 1001, Montréal (Québec) Canada H2T 3B3
T +1 – 514 279 8676 –