Call for Submissions: Vector Festival 2022
Deadline: March 18, 2022
Vector Festival is an experimental media arts festival dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. The festival is proud to be a participatory and community-oriented initiative organized by InterAccess in Toronto, Ontario.
InterAccess invites submissions of artworks to the festival’s 2022 program, which will include screenings, performances, workshops, and digital projects taking place July 14 – 24, 2022. The festival’s flagship exhibition is scheduled to take place at InterAccess from July 14 – August 13, 2022.
Vector Festival does not charge submission fees. All artists selected for participation will receive fees in accordance with CARFAC and IMAA fee schedules, as well as support to apply for external funding.
We invite submissions of digital and new media artworks for the following festival programs:
Digital and post-digital artworks, including new media installations, game mods, screen-based work, and sound art
Web-based projects and digital artworks that can be presented online, including interactive and time-based digital projects
Animated GIFs intended for presentation on public screens
Experimental film, video, animation, and machinima works
Performance-based proposals including lo-fi, chiptune, sound art, live coding, A/V performances, and telematic performances
Proposals for public workshops teaching emerging and experimental approaches in new media art and game art
Please submit the following details using our online application form:
• Project title, year, and description (approximately 300 words)
• Documentation (maximum of five images, and/or link to audio/video documentation)
• Description of technical requirements (please outline materials provided by the artist and materials required from the exhibiting venue)
• Documentation (images of, and/or links to, the submitted project)
• Artist biography (approximately 100 words)
• Please indicate if your work has a thematic, conceptual, or historical connection to Toronto, or if you have a biographic connection to the Greater Toronto Area
• Current CV
Vector Festival is a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing digital games and creative media practices. Presenting works across a dynamic range of exhibitions, screenings, performances, lectures, and workshops, Vector acts as a critical bridge between emergent digital platforms and new media art practice. The festival was founded in 2013 as the “Vector Game Art & New Media Festival” by an independent group of artists and curators: Skot Deeming, Clint Enns, kris kim, and Katie Micak, who were later joined by Diana Poulsen and Martin Zeilinger.
Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a gallery, educational facility, production studio, festival, and registered charity dedicated to new media and emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.
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Image: of ties and tethers, screening curated by Maria Alejandrina Coates and presented in partnership with Toronto Outdoor Picture Show for Vector Festival 2021. Artwork by Benjamin Chang. Photography by Jahmal Nugent.