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June 16, 2022

NAISA General Call for Submissions

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) invites artists of all ages and nationalities to submit works on the theme Remote Connections for consideration in New Adventures in Sound Art's 2023 programming.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was strongly evident in the ways that people connected or lost connections across long distances, whether to local or distant soundscapes, or between people near or far. NAISA would like to consider works that draw attention to remote connections that have had or can have significant impacts.

For its 2023 programming, NAISA is interested in submissions of work related to the theme Remote Connections and creative ways that this theme can be explored. Individual interpretations or variations on the theme are encouraged, but should be realized with sound as the primary component. NAISA would also like to encourage artists to submit works for performance, interactive sound installations and sound sculptures for indoor and outdoor contexts, fixed media audio or audio-visual works, livestreaming and any emerging digital formats that include sound as a primary element.

Please complete in full the online submission form and upload your support materials by midnight on June 16, 2022. Note: there is a $5 submission fee in order to defray the cost of processing the submissions. All works chosen for presentation will receive an artist fee. Only those artists being considered for presentation will be contacted.

This year’s call includes consideration for two special awards:

The James Bailey Award - a $300 award that will recognize a work submitted by a Canadian artist to NAISA’s call for submissions which best exemplifies an inventive and adventurous spirit and pushes the boundaries of radio and transmission art.  Special consideration will be given for a work submitted by an artist who is new to the field of radio and transmission art. This annual award has been established by NAISA from a gift made by Kevin Austin.

The Andra McCartney Mentorship Award - a mentorship residency awarded to an artist who has submitted a work and is new to the field of sound art and living in Northern Ontario.

Deadline June 16, 2022