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April 30, 2022

Call for Artists: 2022-2023 Residencies

Hosted by OBORO

OBORO particularly encourages Indigenous and culturally diverse artists and curators, as well as members of equity-seeking groups and under-represented communities to submit a residency proposal. Submissions will be evaluated on the basis of artistic merit, coherence with OBORO’s mission and mandate, ecological impact, as well as feasibility in relation to technical and human resources available. OBORO seeks to support artists who are parents by researching childcare options and offering financial help whenever possible.

OBORO invites artists, artist collectives and curators in visual arts, media and digital arts or interdisciplinary practices to propose residency projects for a duration of 4 weeks. These residencies will take place between the fall of 2022 through to the end of 2023. Your residency project may also include a suggestion for a public event (talk, workshop, master class, mediation activity, etc.).

We are interested in innovative practices that offer a contemporary perspective on the issues facing us as individuals, as a society and as artists. OBORO’s mandate is to support creation in various cultural practices and to encourage innovation, experimentation, the exchanging of ideas and the sharing of knowledge. OBORO’s objective is to promote awareness and dialogue within the art world and society at large, and to contribute to a culture of peace. 

Accessibility

If, for reasons pertaining to equity, you wish to submit your proposal in an alternate format, please contact us in order to make arrangements. 

OBORO strives towards removing structural barriers to access and participation, and is committed to treating all artists and members of the public with equity. The majority of our public events are free and child-friendly. OBORO is located on the third floor of the 4001 Berri building. There are 44 stairs to climb in order to reach the gallery spaces. Our New Media Lab and our studio/residence are located on the second floor (20 steps to climb). A ramp is available on demand (please contact us in advance), and the public may access a freight elevator if accompanied by a member of our team. Our washrooms are all gender-neutral, however they are not currently wheelchair accessible.

Organizations

OBORO

4001, rue Berri, espace 301, Montreal, QC, H2L 4H2, Canada

Phone number: 514-844-3250

Email: oboro@oboro.net

Founded with the conviction that living transcultural artistic experiences contribute to the betterment of humankind, OBORO is an artist centre that favours the development of art practices locally, nationally and internationally. OBORO’s sphere of activity encompasses visual and media arts, performing arts, new technologies and emerging practices. OBORO’s more specific mandate is to support creation in various cultural practices; to encourage innovation, experimentation, the exchange of ideas and the sharing of knowledge. OBORO's objective is to promote awareness and dialogue within the art world and society at large and to contribute to a culture of peace.