The 2016 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts
Request for video proposals to honour great Canadian Artists
To directors from British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec
You are invited to be a part of an exciting initiative in which the Canada Council for the Arts (Council) and the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) have come together to honour the 2016 recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts Awards (GGAVMA).
We’d like you to participate!
We are looking to pair directors with the 2016 winners to create artistic three-minute video portraits. The commissioned directors will be acknowledged in every way possible as creators of these videos. The video portraits will be shown on Council’s web site and YouTube channel. They will also be shown on partners’ web sites and at public events organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Office of the Governor General of Canada. The commissioned directors and IMAA members are encouraged to show the works as well on their websites and social media channels.
Each video is to be an artistic portrait of the recipient, in which the commissioned artist has complete creative control. Please consult the attached document for more details.