Drake AV (DAV) is a unique program that acts as a creative launchpad for emerging video artists in Toronto. The second cohort of this video art residency will work collaboratively to exchange ideas + thoughts about each other's work + the medium, allowing them to develop their work and share their art.
In partnership with Trinity Square Video, Drake AV aims to connect artists with industry professionals through tutorials, workshops + lectures. Over the course of the four-month semester, students will use The Drake Hotel and as a cultural hub to connect, collaborate + produce cutting-edge original video content that will be premiered at the Drake TV Artist Showcase (a.k.a. a killer video art party in the Drake Underground) + Nuit Blanche 2017. The works will grace Drake TV screens across all Drake locations, a one-of-a-kind platform for promoting + sharing your video art.
Kicking off the second year of Drake AV on June 1st, we're on the hunt for video artists to APPLY NOW.
- Artist honourarium + Trinity Square Video allowance
- Lectures, workshops + tutorials from established industry professionals + leaders
- Complimentary membership to Trinity Square Video
- Access to workshops + equipment from Trinity Square Video w/ allowance
- Exclusive screen time on Drake TV across all Drake locations (The Drake Hotel, Drake One Fifty + Drake Devonshire)
- Drake TV Artist Showcase with press + industry leaders in attendance
- Nuit Blanche 2017 screening (24-hour loop)
- 15% OFF of Drake Food while working + Drake General Store during your 4-month term
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit a 250-word statement of intent, CV, and video sample that showcases their creative vision, filmmaking expertise, and demonstrates an innovative interpretation of the media. Applicants with the most original + compelling submissions will receive an email of admission to the Drake AV by May 5, 2017.
Applications can be completed at thedrake.ca/jointheclub
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MAY 1st, 2017
TRINITY SQUARE VIDEO
Trinity Square Video is a space to re-imagine media arts.
For over 45 years, Trinity Square has been a champion of media arts practices. Our activities are guided by a goal to increase our members’ and audiences’ understanding and imagination of what media arts practices can be. Trinity Square strives to create supportive environments, encouraging artistic and curatorial experimentation that challenge medium specificity through education, production and presentation supports.
As video-based practices have become increasingly present across disciplines, Trinity Square engages artists and curators in critical investigations into the changing conditions of perception, materiality and the virtual. In addition to holding aesthetic worth in its own right, our artistic programming extends our education and production activities in order to generate new knowledges.
Our membership represents the diversity of the city and honours the original mandate of the organization—seeking to reduce barriers to access related to race, gender, sexual orientation, and socio- economic and physical ability. In order to serve our membership effectively, to be as accessible as possible, and to keep Trinity Square vital and dynamic, we offer a variety of membership options, including discounted rates for students. Check out www.trinitysquarevideo.com for more information.