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February 7, 2022
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Avatar-MUTEK Production Residency // Call for Proposals

MUTEK22 Ida Toninato et Pierre Luc Lecours credit Frederique Menard Aubin MG 9293

Avatar and MUTEK are once again joining forces to propose the Avatar-MUTEK Production and Presentation Residency.

This call for proposals is addressed to artists of all origins, residing in Canada. The successful candidate will be hosted by Avatar in the City of Québec for a production residency to create a performance piece using any form of technology (audio art, audiovisual works, experimental practices, modular synthesis, DIY practices, mapping, etc.).
Artists can choose to develop a new original work or pursue a work in progress. This residency includes the presentation of the finished work during the 23rd edition of the MUTEK festival, which will take place from August 23 to 28 in Montreal.

Deadline to apply: March 21, 2022

Residency conditions offered by Avatar:
- Production fees: $2,200
- Accommodation and per diem for artists from outside the City of Québec
- Travel (up to $1,000)
- Technical support: 30 hours (pre-residency + residency)
- Access to Avatar studios and equipment
The residency takes place from August 1 to 22 (to be determined jointly between the artist and Avatar).

Presentation conditions offered by MUTEK:
MUTEK offers optimal presentation conditions for artists. The exact venue and date of the performance will be determined by the programming team based on the work created. MUTEK will take place in Montreal from August 23 to 28, 2022.
The artist will receive a fee respecting the festival’s fee structure.
Transportation and accommodation are covered for artists from outside Montreal (duration depending on the date of the performance).
Each artist will receive professional accreditation for the MUTEK Forum (August 23-26, 2022).

Artists must send a proposal including
- a bio or CV
- a project description
- examples of previous works (images, links, attached files)
by March 21 2022 at 11:59 p.m. to artistique@avatarquebec.org.

The "Subject" of your email or WeTransfer should read:
Avatar-MUTEK Residency/Your Name.


About Avatar
Avatar is dedicated to the research, creation, circulation, and dissemination of audio and electronic artworks and artists. To support artistic practice, Avatar produces projects, invites artists, reflects on practices, and fosters new collaborations via a local and international network.
Located in the heart of Québec City, Avatar offers a venue for interactions and initiatives, explores new artistic territories, and facilitates access to equipment and specialized skills.
In North America, Avatar is a pioneer in research on audio and electronic arts.
At Avatar, sound creation covers a broad field of activities, ranging from the creation of listening devices, and the invention of musical instruments, to audio installation, including performance, radio art, and sound sculpture. Audio art crosses over the fields of music, visual arts, and poetry, opening itself to hybrid forms of audible performance, acoustic excavations, and environments. Avatar also takes part in the development of the programming of custom-made software and electronic interfaces, as well as interactive and kinetic installation systems, and telematic performances.


Photo credit: Frederique Menard Aubin

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