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Call for Artists

Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art


Aug. 9, 2021


Critical Mass Call for Artists
(Multiple opportunities for Residencies, Soundscapes, and Community-Focused Art Leaders & Innovators)
Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 8, 2021 by 11:59 p.m.

4 Artists in Residence: 4 weeks between (June 2022 & Sept 2022)
2 Sound Artists: Project begin Fall 2021 and launch by spring/summer 2022
2 Community Art Leaders: Begin asap (Summer 2021), end by Spring 2022.
2 Art Innovators: Begin Fall 2021, end by Summer 2022.

$5,000 per curator, artist or artist collective;
$7,500 for soundscape artists (includes licensing agreement)

Location: Port Hope, Ontario

Critical Mass: A Centre for Contemporary Art is a Port Hope-based not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to bringing contemporary art experiences to our community, in Port Hope, Ontario.

All of our lives have been shaken by both the pandemic and the important cultural and social issues brought to the forefront this past year. We are now at a time and place of change.

Where do we go from here?

As we move into our second decade as a centre for contemporary art, we are looking for artists to look widely, think deeply, discuss and lead new programming that addresses current societal shifts to expand our thinking and deepen our relationship with every member of the community. Critical Mass exists to generate interactive contemporary art experiences for all.

Our Program Director will also host two information sessions over Zoom to discuss these opportunities in more detail and answer any questions. Attendees must register in advance.

Session 1: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @7PM
Session 2: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 @7PM