January 19, 2022
Call for Submissions for Major Projects 2022
Hosted by Eyelevel
Eyelevel supports 2-3 Major Projects every year, which are off-site, itinerant (roaming/mobile) and/or time-based projects by emerging and mid-career artists. Major Projects are well-supported programs that are made possible by project grants. In addition to artist fees above CARFAC minimums, Eyelevel provides additional support such as travel, childcare, material costs, space in one of our studios and other artist needs. These projects are larger in scale and include interpretive/engagement activities such as commissioned writing, workshops, community art builds and artist talks.
Artists applying for a Major Project are encouraged to think in-depth about how they want to be supported by Eyelevel, and consider additional public activities to make their proposed project as inviting and accessible as possible.
Eyelevel does not operate a formal gallery space, applications for Major Projects should consider our model of programming from an artistic and logistical standpoint. Eyelevel programs 1-2 years in advance, with all major projects occurring between June and November.
Applications for Major Projects are accepted from artists and groups at all stages of their careers who meet Canada Council's definition of a professional artist - joint/group applications or guest curatorial applications will also be considered.
Deadline: January 19th, 2022
Eyelevel accepts applications to Major Projects in multiple formats. Our preference is for artists to apply with the Google form. Proposals can also be emailed to Eyelevel in written, audio or video form, and pitched to Eyelevel in the form of a zoom or in-person interview, which will be recorded for the jury.
Contact Wren Tian, Eyelevel’s Interim Artistic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text Eyelevel’s cell phone at 902-425-6412 to schedule a time for a 30-minute pitch of your ideas. Please schedule this time before the deadline (Jan 18).
Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or are looking for some feedback throughout the application process.
It is within Eyelevel’s mandate that we aim to raise public awareness and capacity of our local arts community; particularly artists and arts workers who have been historically underserved and misrepresented in the contemporary art dialogue. Eyelevel strives to be a connector between artists, communities, and the broader public, to constantly question the balance of power and work against systemic oppression and discrimination by centring anti-violence and pro-survivor practices. Eyelevel works in treaty to build a more inclusive and caring world through art, and to advance positive change within the arts through its operations, policies, and programming.