Call for Proposals: Vidéographe 50th Anniversary Residency
Description of the project In 2021, Vidéographe will celebrate 50 years of continuous commitment to research, dissemination, and...

Description of the project

In 2021, Vidéographe will celebrate 50 years of continuous commitment to research, dissemination, and sharing in video and experimental moving image practices. Always inspired by the legacy of its founders, Vidéographe pursues and develops initiatives in order to remain a prolific artist-run centre, in which artists of different generations and backgrounds can come together, experiment, support each other and learn.

As part of its 50th anniversary, and with a view to encouraging artists of different generations to meet and build relationships, Vidéographe is offering a residency during which established/mid-career and emerging artists will be paired together to produce new works.

We invite Quebecer and Canadian artists to submit a proposal indicating how you would envisage this collaboration taking place and what is particularly interesting to you in this way of working. The selected artists will be invited to a group meeting during which the pairs will be determined collectively.

This residency is intended for the creation of single-channel videos that could take a variety of forms, such as: video art, animation, digital art, video essay, documentary, or dance video. We envisage these to be between 5 – 20 minutes in length in order to facilitate their dissemination, but we are open to longer or shorter durations.

Vidéographe recognizes the richness of the diversity of culture, gender, sexual orientation, identity and language in Quebec and Canada. We encourage members of minority, marginalized or traditionally under-represented groups to submit their candidacy.


Each artist will receive a production fee of $5,000. A production budget for equipment rental and external experts (e.g. sound mixing, color correction) will also be allocated to each pair. The works will be produced in 2021-22. They will be put in circulation via our distribution service and will be integrated into the collection. The artists will retain copyrights over their works.

Please note that this project will be subject to a funding application. Its realization is contingent on obtaining this funding.

Submitting a proposal

You may submit your proposal in French (written) or English (written), LSQ or ASL (video). Please include the following:

  • A proposal explaining your interest in the project and your approach to collaboration (1,000 words or 5 minutes maximum);
  • Your curriculum vitae;
  • Visual or written documentation of previous projects or documents to illustrate your proposal, maximum 15 images (max: 1024 px wide, 72 dpi) or 10 minutes of video footage.
  • If you send videos, please send them via a URL link and don’t forget to let us know the password if there is one.


Only files sent via email will be accepted. Please write 50th RESIDENCY in the subject heading of your email and send your file to Charlie Carroll-Beauchamp at

About Vidéographe

Founded in 1971, Vidéographe is an artist-run centre dedicated to the research and dissemination of moving image practices. This includes experimentation in video art, animation, digital arts, installation, essay, documentary, fiction and dance video. We are dedicated to promoting the recognition and understanding of current and archival works equally.

Vidéographe’s collection comprises more than 2,250 works created from the 1970s to today by more than 800 artists, activists and socially engaged citizens. It is one of the most important collections of Canadian video art.

4550, rue Garnier
Montréal, QC H2J 3S7