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December 1, 2021

Call for Proposals: Justice

Hosted by Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)

Justice is a digital project conceived for a trio of makers (video, sound artists, writers). Each commissioned video will have two soundtracks – one created by a composer, and one written and narrated by a text-based artist. Through use of a QR code, viewers/listeners will have the capacity to choose either soundtrack at any given time (presented both outdoors and online). For Canadian residents only.

MAI is looking to support a total of four teams of artists in producing and sharing their audio and visual works. Artists can apply collectively or individually. The teams will have three artists each: video, sound artist, and writer. Artists are encouraged to apply as a trio, but this is not mandatory – if artists apply individually or as a pair, they will be paired with other artists through a suggestive and collaborative process. 

The works are to focus on the theme of justice – visions of a better future, greater freedom for all, racial justice, queer liberation, disability justice, combatting homelessness, however you understand, enact and see justice. What does justice mean/look like/feel like to you? Where do you desire justice in the world, how do you hope justice will come about? What are you or others doing to create and pursue justice? 

The works will be presented such that the viewer/listener can choose to experience the video and audio clips separately or together, in whichever combination and order they choose. Each production by each team will be presented consecutively over the course of several weeks, both digitally and through projection. A QR code will allow for listening variations. 

Each work is to be 3 to 4 minutes long (video, musical score/composition, and narration). Each artist will receive a commissioning fee of $5,000. 

Deadline for proposals is December 1st, the project will take place in March 2022.


Questions can be directed to Jean Grünewald at coordo@m-a-i.qc.ca


Montréal, arts interculturels (MAI)

3680, rue Jeanne-Mance,, Bureau 103, Montreal, QC, H2X 2K5, Canada

Phone number: (514) 982-1812

Email: info@m-a-i.qc.ca

MAI is neither an institution nor a self-managed artist center. We often speak of MAI as a strange beast because of its multidimensional modus operandi and the peculiarity of its mandate. He is an inclusive, multicultural and multidisciplinary presenter offering an artist-oriented support program and the initiator of an annual community exchange and an audience development program called Public + . The MAI defends and supports the development, creation, presentation and promotion of intercultural arts (hybrid arts resulting from an amalgam of forms, genres, styles, disciplines and languages) intended for various audiences. It offers programs that stimulate dialogue about intercultural, intergenerational, interdisciplinary arts and related themes, while encouraging community and intercultural exchanges that transcend gender, race, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion, age, language or other sectarian axes of identity,marked or not. In other words, MAI is a space where dualities and pluralities are one. Ultimately, the MAI aspires that its programming and its public development and community exchange activities promote inclusion and offer a different perspective from “we”. He wants to be the home of artists for whom the communion of cultures is essential.