Artist in Residence

The Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta

Program Description

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
  • Exhibition

Application information for the Artist in Residence Program can be requested through FAVA Programming.

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Previous Residencies

Matthew Rankin

Summer 2014

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.

Here are some links to clips of Matthew’s work: Cattle Call Negativipeg Tabula Rasa You can visit his website here

… 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!

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Matthew Rankin

FAVA Artist in Residence 2014

Christina Battle

Summer 2012

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.

Originally from Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), Christina Battle is currently based in Denver, Colorado. She has a B.Sc. with specialization in Environmental Biology from the University of Alberta, a certificate in Film Studies from Ryerson University and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her works are often inspired by the role of official and non-official archives, our notions of evidence and explore themes of history and counter-memory, political mythology and environmental catastrophe. She has exhibited internationally in festivals and galleries, most recently at:SOMArts (San Francisco); RL Window Gallery (New York); Redline Gallery (Denver); Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria, BC); The ODD Gallery(Dawson City, YT); Gallery 44 (Toronto); WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg); The Images Festival (Toronto); MCA Denver; the Aspen Art Museum; and the Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto). Christina is a contributing editor to INCITE Journal of Experimental Media and a co-conspirator of the media arts exhibition series Nothing To See Here in Denver.

Special Ops Calendar

Special Ops Programs

The Special Ops Calendar is a combination of pretty much all FAVA Projects, Challenges, and the Artist in Residence Program. For other calendars select from the following:

Select from the links above for their specific calendars. Or browse the following calendar to find all programming events.

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Grants & Awards

Grants & Awards

FAVA offers a variety of Grants, Awards and Scholarships to help you make your stuff. Check out some of the opportunities available to our membership and the greater arts community.

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Upcoming Classes

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Video Kitchen

This is our introductory class. It is a prerequisite to Main Course. Video Kitchen provides a creative place to explore and express your ideas visually.

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Acting

for Screenwriters & Directors

This is your chance to move from one side of the camera to the other. and figure out what exactly you’re asking your actors to do!

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Producing

Learn how to make a project “go!” in this wide-ranging intensive class, led by industry experts. Sign up for the full class or take individual modules.

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Screenwriting

Got a screenplay you’re itching to write? Develop your short or feature film script or one-hour teleplay in an intense but supportive workshop setting.

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Main Course

This is our intermediate production class. Participants must have completed FAVA’s Video Kitchen course, or have proven equivalent experience.

Workshops

All Workshops

FAVA also offers one-off workshops, and collaborates with other arts and culture organizations in workshops too. Check out the Calendar of upcoming workshops at FAVA and in the greater arts community.

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FAVA Free For All Workshops

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.

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Personal Instruction

Access to Artists

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 programming@fava.ca, to set up one-on-one, member-to-member training through our Access to Artists program.

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We Dare You

Super8 Challenge

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.

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FAVA Endowment Fund

Let's reach $100 000

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)

25%

Increase in Donations (2012-2013)

27%

FAVA Annual Reports

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012

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Navigating fava.ca

Select from the following tabs to navigate the main sections of this website. This site is organized by the main menu categories listed at the top of each page. Read more about each of the main sections of the menu and follow the links to the corresponding content.

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Broad Strokes / Brass Tacks

The 5 Ws of FAVA. Also A Calendar, News, and shout outs to the Community.

PROGRAMS

EVENTS

The To Do List

FAVA hosts a variety of events each year including: The FAVA Summer Party, Gotta Minute Film Festival, FAVA Holiday Party, FAVA FEST, Screenings.

MEMBERS

Join and Meet the Members

This section is for and about the membership and includes info on how to join as well as member profiles and works.

CONTACT

Get in Touch

Main Office: 780-429-1671

Rentals: 780-424-4368

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