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January 9, 2022

Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration

Hosted by Video Pool Media Arts Centre

The Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration is an annual residency program for media arts exploration and discovery.

Artist Scott Leroux was a creative force during the time he spent making artwork at VP. He had boundless energy and an ability to bring people together around his and others’ acts of expression. Scott was a multi-talented musician and composer, photographer and video artist, and developed a unique artistic process through experimentation. His presence breathed an air of curiosity into VP’s studios.

Suddenly, and sadly, Scott passed away on October 29, 2016. VP is honoured that his creative legacy will continue through this program started by the Leroux family in Scott's name. Through a combined effort between the Leroux family and VP, the Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration (SLFMAE) offers $2000 for a one-month residency exploring a specific technology and related aesthetic approaches. In addition, the artist will also have access to a mentor/instructor valued at $1500 if desired. Artists are encouraged to spend their time experimenting and pushing the boundaries of their practice, using VP's facilities as a ‘living laboratory’ where work can be explored, developed, exhibited, and discussed.

Application Deadline: JANUARY 9, 2022

Accessibility

Video Pool Media Arts Centre is aware of underrepresented groups in media arts and tech communities. BIPOC artists, women, and LGBTQ+ artists are encouraged to apply.

VP will also accept other forms of applications that might better suit applicants. You may email us ahead of time to let us know how you would like to submit and what assistance VP can provide.

Questions about applications can be sent to: emma@videopool.org. We will do our best to respond to your questions but please note VP will be closed for a portion of December.

Organizations

Video Pool Media Arts Centre

300 – 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1H3, Canada

Email: info@videopool.org

Video Pool Media Arts Centre aims to inspire curiosity and creative expression through technological empowerment and open exploration in all media art forms, cultivating experimental artistic practices and accessibility to technology through presentation, production, preservation, and education. We house the largest collection of prairie video art in Canada, present work at the intersection of technology and art in our Poolside Gallery, and The Output, our A/V performance and rehearsal venue, provides new opportunities for performance based work. VP is Manitoba’s only artist-run centre dedicated to the exploration of technology-based art.