FAVA supports local, national, and international artists in the creation of new work, providing facilities, materials and financial support for an artist in residence. The Artist in Residence is then responsible for some of the following residency components:
Workshop for FAVA members
Artist Talk & Screening
Office Hours to meet with FAVA members
Production of Work
Application information for the Artist in Residence Program can be requested through FAVA Programming.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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