Calgary, Canada
Event dates: 2007

Mountain Standard Time
M:ST, Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

M:ST (Mountain Standard Time) is a biennial Southern Alberta performative art festival that brings together a wide range of local, national and international artists from a diversity of performative practices and cultural identities. The festival fosters discourse crucial for the growth and progression of the performative arts and an important inter-regional and international dialogue through panel discussions, workshops and dissemination activities.

Local, national and international artists are invited to submit proposals for performative works and lectures to be presented as part of M:ST4 in October, 2007.

M:ST encourages the submission of innovative performative works, media/audio works, site-specific works, public interventions and lecture/panel based proposals. The term “performative” describes practices that originate from a visual or media arts discourse and involve the live presence of the artist. These often incorporate sound, video, film, spoken word, or live web streaming.

M:ST is accepting proposals from professional artists of all backgrounds, and the M:ST 4 Festival will include performative works which include both gallery or off-site exhibitions. M:ST meets or exceeds the recommended minimum CARFAC artist exhibition fee.

Travel, accommodation and shipping assistance is contingent on sufficient funding.

Submission Procedure

Proposals are reviewed through a peer review process by the M:ST Programming Committee consisting of local artists and programmers who have extensive visual, performance, and media art backgrounds.

Applicants should expect to hear the results of our selections process by February of 2007.

The following materials must be included in your proposal:

  1. curriculum vitae: Maximum of 3 pages, describe your artistic background (e.g. education, grants, scholarships or awards received, professional status, previous exhibitions or performances, commissions, professional memberships, articles, etc.)
  2. venue preference: Explain which venue you wish to perform in and why it is important to your work
  3. proposal: Describe the proposed exhibition or project. Provide details about your spatial, and material requirements, including equipment needs.
  4. artist statement
  5. budget: Explain costs involved in presenting your project.
  6. slides and/or other relevant audio or visual materials: Provide a maximum of 15 numbered and labeled slides (name, title, date), cued VHS tapes (max 10 min.), CD-ROMs (please confirm with the gallery that it is compatible with our equipment and software), audio cassettes or other relevant support materials.
  7. slide list: A clearly labeled and numbered list of slides, including the artist(s’) name(s), titles, dates, mediums and dimensions.
  8. self-addressed sufficiently stamped envelope: Due to excessive costs for the gallery, your submission will not be returned without one.

tips: When building your proposal, please keep in mind that each jury member receives and reviews a photocopy of your written materials before they view your visual support material. It is to your advantage to provide written materials that are easily readable after being photocopied. Do not staple or bind your materials in any way.

Deadline: 01/07/06

Contact

Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society
c/o 516D – 9 Avenue, SW
T2P 1L4 Calgary, Alberta
Canada
phone: 403-263-5001
fax: 403-290-1714
info@mstfestival.org