Call For Proposals | Artist In Residency 2016-17

Studio XX launches a call for proposals for our 2016-2017 artist in residency program in research and creation.

Deadline for submission: March 15, 2016


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 (shared 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 XX event dedicated to our artists-in-residence. There are three open residencies offered per year. 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.



All submissions are reviewed by a Selection Committee 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, produced or experimented  with the resources available at Studio XX (equipment, technical knowledge, financial resources).

Selection of applicants is  based on two of the following criteria:

  • the residency will have a significant impact on the artist’s career in the media arts
  • 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 can provide letters of support to artists who wish to apply for travel funding ONLY if their projects are selected.



  • Disk Space on Studio XX local and Web Servers
  • 1 computer MAC Pro with dual boot Linux and Mac OS X:
    • 2GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-4×512 NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB
    • 500GB Serial ATA 3GO/s drive
    • 16x SuperDrive DVD dual layer burner
    • Linux Partition: UbuntuStudio (Gimp, Blender, Audacity, Ardour, Cinelerra and more)
    • Partition MAC OSX avec logiciels propriétaires : Adobe Phototshop, Adobe Illustrator, FCPX
  • Audio interface Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 Firewire
  • Sound System:
    • 6 Loud-speakers powered KRK Rockit8 and supports
    • Console Mixer Allen & 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. []



To submit a proposal to Studio XX, send the application in a .zip or .pdf file (max. file size 5 MB) to programmation@studioxx.orgby Tuesday, March 15th, 2016, at midnight.

Please download and complete the APPLICATION FORM and include the required documents.

Incomplete or late applications will be not be considered.

All applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt.

Selected participants will be notified by the Programming Committee in April 2016.

Subject line: Artist Residency 2016-2017
Deadline for submission: March 15, 2016

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