Call for Proposals: IN SITU – Site Specific Explorations

IN SITU – Site Specific Explorations

Deadline for Proposals:  June 21, 2010  5:00 pm

The Toronto Animated Image Society, Art for Commuters and Onestop Media Group are seeking proposals for a commissioned project that brings together animation and public spaces.  Each successful applicant will produce a one minute animation exploring the urban landscape.  The intention is for each artist to complete the shooting of their project in a 24-hour period at a site-specific location of their choosing (within the City of Toronto).  A selection of the commissioned projects will be screened by Art for Commuters once every 10 minutes for a week on the Onestop Network of 270 subway platform screens to an audience of over 1.3 million daily commuters.

Projects will be completed between July and September 2010.  TAIS will offer support for the development and production process of the projects.  Selected participants will be expected to attend a workshop prior to receiving access to equipment.

Selected artists will receive:

  • TAIS Full Studio Membership – including equipment access
  • $500 honorarium
  • $200 materials fee
  • participation & support from various community arts organizations across Toronto (dependent on location selected/needs of project)

Each application must include:

  • Project description – 200 to 300 words
  • CV, resume, or brief bio
  • Samples of recent work (i.e., CD or DVD for time-based artists; maximum of 10 images on CD for visual artists)
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Submissions without a SASE will not be returned.
  • If application is submitted digitally, samples of work must be sent via file hosting or via ftp link.

Contact and mailing address for submissions:

Tara Schorr
Toronto Animated Image Society
In SITU Submission
60 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 102
Toronto. Ontario
M6K 1X9

About The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS)

The Toronto Animated Image Society is a non-profit artist-run centre that explores and promotes the art of animation and supports animators as artists.  Over the past 25 years, TAIS has encouraged the exchange of information, facilities, ideas and aesthetics within Toronto’s animation community through events, screenings, workshops, art exhibitions and by providing affordable access to a specialized animation studio.  For more information, visit:

About Art for Commuters (A4C)
Art for Commuters is a non-profit arts collective that initiates unique, thought-provoking projects in the public realm. As Onestop Media Group’s community arts programming partner, they bring urban art festivals and competitions to over 1 million people daily on the Onestop network of screens throughout the TTC subway system. Projects include: Contacting Toronto, Earth Day ‘Every Day Heros’ Film Competition, The Toronto Urban Film Festival, and DRIFT (part of Nuit Blanche). Art for Commuters was founded in 2007 by Sharon Switzer. For more information visit:

About Onestop Media Group
Onestop Media Group is a world leader in the development, operation and innovation of Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Media. Onestop owns and operates Canada’s largest portfolio of DOOH properties, collectively reaching a Canadian audience of over 2,000,000 viewers daily. Onestop is constantly expanding its DOOH portfolio through qualified new partnerships, joint ventures, and strategic


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