Art Pop 2009 - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
Deadline: 26th of February, 2009, at midnight
As the Visual Arts component of Pop Montreal, Art Pop’s purpose is to showcase fun
and exciting artists that resonate with the innovative energy of the music festival at large.
We program artists and art collectives both emerging and established, from Montreal
and beyond, to work within and around pre-established structures of the Pop festival to
create a sense of exchange between aesthetics, community and music.
Art Pop 2008 was concerned primarily with exploring the ways in which new interactive
technologies and alternative spaces can come together to produce a more integrated
visual arts component to the festival. This year, with a desire for more experimentation
and border-crossing, Art Pop is looking for artists willing to make the visual arts segment
more accessible to the general music going crowd, as well as strengthening ties with art
spaces, centres and loose artistic communities here in Montreal.
The focus for Art Pop 2009 will be on immersive practices, i.e. projects and ideas that
fully integrate a sense of immersion and experiential modes of expression. We’re less
interested in the media you work in and more interested in how you locate your project
and practice within the realms of immersive, encompassing situations.
We are searching for artists willing to stretch themselves beyond the bounds of how they
normally work to potentially collaborate with other artists and the public in the
construction and dissemination of their work, as well as artists who are interested in
collaborations with musicians.
A good question to keep in mind in presenting your submission is: If you had a room or a
space either alone or with a group of artists, what immersive project(s) would you
We are also extremely partial to anything that involves crystals.
Artists can apply as individuals, collectives, or with musicians.
Please include the following with your application: