CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2013-14
THE ERA OF THE FIERCE BEASTS OF HOPENovember 23, 2012 - January 10, 2013
To local, non-local and international artists, DARE-DARE has the pleasure of presenting this call for proposals for its 2013 programming. “Le temps des bêtes féroces de l'espoir “, an expression from renowned Québecois poet Gaston Miron, is the theme of the year. Within our present social context, and in light of our recent collective awakening towards the obligations and repercussions of an exacerbated individualism, DARE-DARE is calling for projects that liberate themselves from traditional notions of time, that re-set the conventional one-month format and would contribute -as we would hope- to transgress standard formats for artistic intervention. The projects could potentially take the form of cyclical periods of appearance/disappearance, from the fleeting instantaneous to the never-ending. We are hoping for audacious propositions that look to renew the collective experience of the city and that discuss, negotiate, ignore or amplify, transcend or submit themselves to the constraints of time.
During the selection process, preference will be given to projects that echo the following ideas:SET TERM – PULSATION – FLUX – FREQUENCY – RHYTHM – SPORADIC – ACCELERATION – IDLE TIME – TIMEOUT – OFF-BEAT – BOREDOM – DIVERSION – REVOLUTION – CONTINUITY – SLOWNESS – TIME FRAME – EXPIRATION – HISTORY – THE PRESENT – PROGRESS – ROUTINE
In order to develop and refine its playground, DARE-DARE has decided to add a radio project to its programming this coming year. We hope that this will broaden the territory explored by the artists, and will further propel our foray into fleeting and infiltrative forms of artistic intervention in the real world/public sphere.
In order to properly construct next year's programming, the selected theme will extend into 4 separate branches: one dedicated to public space, a residence/laboratory, a section dedicated to urban literature, and the new radio branch.
A flexible space, open, dedicated to research and innovation, DARE-DARE supports and promotes emerging artists, and expresses a marked interest for diverse methods of production and dissemination of artwork.
With the Dis/location : projet d'articulation urbaine, DARE-DARE has, since 2004, established a framework for the research and dissemination of site specific public art. This urban exploration is achieved through consecutive medium-term stops around the city of Montréal, in spaces that elicit rich social and political, polemical inquiries. Submitted projects may take place anywhere in the city, sometimes in the periphery, in interior spaces as well as exterior, in public or private spaces. The present dis/location is situated within the zone of the Quartier des spectacles, and the selection committee will pay particular attention to projects that work within that district.SECTION 1Interventions in public space (installations, performances, maneuvers, infiltration scenarios, etc.) DARE-DARE is offering :- an honorarium- author's rights- reimbursement of project materials- project promotion and organization- to secure the necessary authorizations and permits.
SECTION 2Residency/laboratory project (1 to 2 months – depending on the location from which the artist is arriving)
Documented research on current art issues in relation to public space, or an artistic exploration of the public environment. The residence culminates with a public conference-type presentation.DARE-DARE offers :- an honorarium- reimbursement of production materials- a per diem - housing (if the artist is arriving from outside of Montréal) - travel costs - project promotion and organization- to secure the necessary authorizations and permits. SECTION 3Urban literature on a light box sign
Artists are invited to submit a series of 10 successive texts (up to 15 words) that could take the form of slogans, haikus or tweets. These short sentences, poems or questions will be displayed for one week each on a light box sign.DARE-DARE is offering :- an honorarium- author's rights- project promotion and organization- loan of materials (letters and light box sign)
Artists are invited to produce performance radio broadcast projects for an extended antenna time period. Emission time can vary from several days up to two weeks. DARE-DARE welcomes projects that take into consideration the limited zone in which the FM band station can be broadcast. (Within the Quartier des spectacles or adjacent areas.) The artist must be able to work independently with regard to the other aspects of his/her project.DARE-DARE is offering :- an honorarium- author's rights- FM radio emitter access- access to a Podcast on the internet
YOUR PROPOSITION MUST CONTAIN :• a Resume (max. 3 pages in PDF format) • a Project proposal (around 300 words in PDF format) including for Section 1, your preferred intervention site and two alternatives. • If possible- images of the proposed project (sketches or models) (max 4 in JPEG format) depending on your practice:• Visual documentation (max. 10 images in JPEG format, 1 Mg per image maximum). The images must be named as such: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_1.jpeg • Video documentation (YouTube, Vimeo or other video links on the web) Note : Video documentation must remain online until the end of February 2013. • Sound documentation (soundcloud or other sound links on the Web) Note : Sound documentation must remain online until the end of February 2013. • Index of images/videos/sound files in PDF format Thumbnail image, title of piece, year, city, short description of each image (25 words).
Send everything before January 10th, 2013 at email@example.com – Maximum 15 Mg for total file space
Please specify as the title of your email : CALL FOR SUBMISSION 2013 – SECTION 1, 2, 3 or 4
The Quartier des spectacles extends from Sherbrooke street to René-Lévesque boulevard, and from City Councillors to Saint-Hubert streets.
DARE-DARE is located at the corner of Maisonneuve boulevard, between Saint-Laurent and Saint-Dominique.
For more information, contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
or ask for Martin Dufrasne at 514 849 3273