Requirements of Application: Artist Bio (100 words), Statement of Intent (750 words), Artist’s CV, Link(s) to previous work. Submit application here. Deadline to submit April 30th 11:59pm MST.
FAVA seeks an exciting, inspiring, and innovative media artist to come to Edmonton this summer!
The FAVA Visiting Artist Residency welcomes applications from artists in any stage of their practice, based anywhere in the world outside of Edmonton, who are producing film or video art.
The successful applicant will be required to be in Edmonton for the month of August, 2017. FAVA will provide CDN $5000.00 to the successful applicant, to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence, and materials. All arrangements for travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the visiting artist. The successful applicant will receive the payment in three instalments:
first payment upon signing of contract = CDN $2,500.00
second payment upon arrival in Edmonton – CDN $1,250.00
third payment upon completion of residency – CDN $1,250.00
The activity of the residency will be:
Select one video for streaming on FAVATV, and write an accompanying artist statement blog post about the work. Selection can be a previous work by the Visiting Artist, or an existing film by another artist who has inspired you – the Visiting Artist must secure permission from rights holder to stream any work.
Reside in Edmonton for the month of August 2017.
Create a new work to be streamed on FAVA TV. This work can by any length, in any style or genre. The Visiting Artist will have free use of any gear in the FAVA Production Depot that is not booked out by other FAVA members, and free use of our Exhibition Suite and post-production facilities (edit suite, darkroom) as available. Project must be uploaded to FAVA TV by August 31, 2017, along with an accompanying artist statement blog post.
Present an artist talk at FAVA.
Run a workshop (three hours or longer) for FAVA members. Workshop must result in something tangible which can be exhibited at the FAVA Summer Party on August 25th (this can include samples from workshop participants’ work-in-progress).
Keep weekly scheduled office hours (three hours per week) to meet with FAVA members and provide artistic guidance or feedback as requested.
Submit application here. Deadline to submit April 30th 11:59pm MST.
Application Requirements: Artist Bio (100 words), Statement of Intent (750 words), Artist CV, Link(s) to previous work. Submit application here.
FAVA seeks exciting, inspiring, and innovative media artists from the Greater Edmonton Area for our new Artist in Residence series!
The FAVA Community Artist Residency welcomes applications from artists in any stage of their practice who are producing film or video art.
There are four residencies available; each residency is two months long. FAVA will provide CDN $1500.00 to each successful applicant, to cover materials and necessary expenses for their project. The Community Artist will receive the payment in three instalments:
first payment on the first day of residency (upon signing of contract) – CDN $500.00
second payment upon receipt of first deliverable (curated video & blog post) – CDN $500.00
third payment upon receipt of second deliverable (original new work for streaming on FAVA TV – CDN $500
The activity of the residency will be:
Select one video for streaming on FAVA TV, and write an an accompanying artist statement blog post about the work. Selection can be a previous work by the artist, or an existing film by another artist who has inspired you – you must secure permission from rights holder to stream any work.
Create a new work to be streamed on FAVA TV. This work can be any length, in any style or genre. The Community Artist will have free use of any gear in the FAVA Production Depot that is not booked out by other FAVA members, and free use of our Exhibition Suite and post-production facilities (edit suite, darkroom) as available. Project must be uploaded to FAVA TV by the last day of residency at 11:59pm GMT, along with an accompanying artist statement blog post.
Present an artist talk at FAVA
Submit application here. Deadline to submit for September/October residency is June 30th 11:59PM MST.
Previous FAVA Visiting Artists have included Christina Battle and Matthew Rankin.
Matthew Rankin was born in Winnipeg. He studied Québec history at McGill and Université Laval before entering the cinematic vocation. He is a three-time alumnus of the Sundance Film Festival, a two-time Jutra loser, and one of his films was briefly banned in his native Manitoba. In 2014, Matthew received the National Media Arts Prize for his body of independent work and, in 2015, he was awarded the crystal for experimental animation at the Annecy International Animation Festival in France. He has been Artist in Residence at the MacDowell Colony, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture and, in 2016, the Québec Artist Studio in London.
… on the basis of the work I did at FAVA, Tesla Love Synapse is now going to be transmogrified into a full-fledged animated short produced through NFB Montréal for 2016. So my time in Edmonton was a really career-altering period of work for me!
FAVA Artist in Residence 2014
Working with film, video and installation, Christina’s works explore themes of history and counter-memory, political mythology and environmental catastrophe. In this informal presentation she will present a talk & screening introducing FAVA members to her recent work.
The FAVA Free For All is an ongoing series of one-off workshops that are FREE for our membership. Workshops are topical and range from beginner to professional levels. They could introduce you to new gear, best practices, aesthetics and techniques, or just about anything. Make sure to contact FAVA Programming and register for a FAVA Free For All, spaces are limited for each workshop.
Looking to learn how to use a specific piece of equipment or brush up your your skills in a certain area? If there isn’t a class or a workshop covering what you are interested in learning, FAVA members can contact our Director of Programming at email@example.com, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.
Shoot some film! We dare you! Included in the cost of your registration you’ll get: a three-hour workshop on shooting super8; one roll of super8 film (one only! It’s a challenge!); a weekend rental of a super8 camera (or use your own if you have one); FAVA pays for shipping to the lab, film development, and transfer of all the films to DVD. See your masterpiece for the very first time alongside the other challenge participants at FAVA’s summer BBQ. Crank up your nerve and come have some fun shooting film.
The Society established an endowment fund in 2012 and has contributed to it in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The fund is administered by the Edmonton Community Foundation. The purpose of the fund is to create an investment resource that will help sponsor artist training, production and distribution far into Alberta’s future.
Endowment Fund (Goal $100 000)
Increase in Donations (2012-2013)
FAVA Annual Reports
Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2012
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