Call for Sound Artists in Residence 2023:
The Cracks Are Showing

Resources and structures that are purportedly or intended to be supportive of individuals and social movements are failing, collapsing, or being exposed as exploitative or extractive. What does this sound like to you? How would you interpret the impact of this sonically? 

Call application ends Dec. 5th, 2023 at 5pm PST.

Successful applicants notified by Dec. 7th, 2023.

The selected proposals will ultimately result in a eight-week virtual residency with the completion of stereo compositions that will be presented as a group compilation of all artists selected for this call.

View our previous residencies.

Eligibility requirements:

    • artists must be based in Canada
    • artists must have access to equipment to complete high quality sound recordings and compositions
    • artists must be able to attend an initial and a final gathering (both online)
  • Media Arts Committee centers BIPOC / LGBTQI2S and artists with disabilities


Requirements for audio submission of final works:

  • final pieces must be between a minimum of 1 minute to a maximum of 5 minutes
  • all compositions must meet audio recording quality standards (no clipping or extraneous noise that is not part of the piece)
  • all pieces must be submitted as 24 bit 48kHz wav files


Application Deadline: December 5th, 2023.

Artist Fee: $975

We note composing rates for electroacoustic works via the Canadian League of Composers and as such, we invite artists to determine the length of their piece as you see appropriate for your work and effort.


Note: you must reside in Canada to apply for this program
Note that all projects must result in the submission of a stereo audio file, or please explain why this would not be your submission format.