Monday, June 29, 2009

Modern Fuel Call for Video Submissions

This summer, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre plans to screen a series of short video works in a public space in Kingston, Ontario. It will be much like last year's Square Pegs: Video Art in the Square, which featured eight artists in a screening in Kingston's Market Square. This is an open call. Please submit your short videos (up to a maximum length of 15 minutes) on NTSC DVD or MiniDV, along with an artist's statement and CV. Modern Fuel is an equal opportunity video projector.

Applications and proposals will be accepted until July 20th, 2009.

For further information, contact:
Michael Davidge or Bronwyn McLean
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21A Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1
(613) 548-4883
[email protected]

Call to artists - show and sale + craft demos

Artists wanted for two events this summer - a farmers /artisan market - Aug. 25 - 29th @ the firehall Theatre and artisan and crafts demonstrations Aug. 28th.

This is all part of "up The Creek WeeK' - an historical celebration of the Gananoque.

Please contact: Pam Staples - 613-382-7086 if interested in showing/selling your work.

Modern Fuel is an Exhibition Assistance Recommender

Every year Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre is a Recommender for the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) Exhibition Assistance Awards. If your residence falls within zone 4 of the OAC's list of Exhibition Assistance Recommenders (see Map) you may send us your application in correspondance with the requirements of the OAC listed below.

Please visit the OAC's website for further information:

Purpose: The program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work for an exhibition.

Grants are made through third-party recommenders like Modern Fuel
(public art galleries, artist-run centres and arts service organizations) throughout the province. Artists must apply directly to a recommender located in the zone in which they live. Approved applications are forwarded to OAC by the recommender once the decision to award a grant has been made.

Eligibility: This program is open to Ontario-based professional visual artists, craft artists and media artists who have a confirmed, upcoming public exhibition.

Deadlines: Applications must be submitted prior to the dates of the artist's exhibition. Applications may not be submitted more than one year in advance of the exhibition. Modern Fuel now sets deadlines three times a year for the adjudication of applications. The dates this year are Friday, July 10, 2009, Friday, October 9, 2009, and Friday, January 8, 2010. Artists will be notified of the results of their application shortly following these deadlines.

For further information contact:
Michael Davidge or Bronwyn McLean
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21A Queen St, Kingston, ON, K7K 1A1
(613) 548-4883
[email protected]

Contest Winning Film Seeks Crew with Industry Chops

Michael Catlin and Lenny Epstein, the producers of Ruby Can’t Fail, the short screenplay by first-time writer director Colette Lacousiere, hope to involve local key crew in the production of the HD film. The film project, which was selected as the winner of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival’s “10 Years, 10 Minutes” competition will be produced in and around Kingston in the early fall.

A young woman sets off with lofty aspirations and the hopes of her town on her shoulders. Ruby Can’t Fail, set in Los Angeles, California and Kingston, Ontario, brings that young woman home to face her lack of success.

We would like to be in touch with people who have experience in the film industry as: Director of Photography, Production Design/Art Department, Wardrobe, Hair/Make Up, Sound, Casting, and Locations or other fields.

Please send an introductory email to producer Lenny Epstein.
Email address: [email protected]
The casting process will occur in mid-July. Information for actors to follow soon.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Call for Submissions Art in the Park 2009

Art in the Park is back for another year.

Artsweek is pleased to announce that the second annual Art in the Park will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2009. The day-long art fair will take place in Millennium Park, Peterborough, in conjunction with Artsweek’s opening day festivities.

Art in the Park is a juried art fair where local and area artists exhibit and sell their original artwork. Last year 35 artists participated in this event, attracting over 500 visitors to the park.

Call for Submissions

Artists interested in applying to Art in the Park can download the application form at The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31 at 5pm. Please apply early as space is limited, and booth locations will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis.

For further information about Art in the Park, please visit or call (705) 772-5191.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ontario Crafts Council awards won by local artists

I just wanted to share that Carolyn Barnett and I both received awards from the Ontario Crafts Council and are included in the exhibition at the gallery until July 11th. Carolyn received the The Mary Diamond Butts Scholarship in Embroidery and Needlecraft and I received the Sureway Trading Fibre Supply Grant.

I am also a new member of the board of directors for the OCC!

Andrea Graham-Feltmaker
Felted Art-
Waldorf Education Resources-

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Kingston School of Art Open Salon Competition 2009

The Kingston School of Art Open Salon Competition 2009 Fundraiser.
This OPEN COMPETITION runs until September 1, 2009. First Place Prize is $1000.
The entrance fee is $35 CAD. For rules and guidelines visit:

Kathy Van Cott

PR for Kingston School of Art

[email protected]

(613) 544-0284

Monday, June 15, 2009


The curatorial premise for this group exhibition is to reflect the wide-ranging practices of artists in the Kingston region and is meant to provide a forum in which to compare artistic modalities from one year to the next. Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre invites artists to submit works produced in visual and time-based disciplines: painting, sculpture, printmaking, video, installation, sound, etc.. We also welcome proposals for performative, interventionist and live works for presentation at the reception or according to a schedule. This initiative to feature time-based works alongside more traditionally visual works is meant to reflect the diversity of artistic practices in the region.

This year’s guest curator, Steven Loft, will be asked to select works based on their exploratory character – exploratory insofar as they pose interesting question (formally, conceptually and politically) within current artistic and broader socio-cultural contexts. Steven Loft is a curator, writer, and media artist. A Mohawk of the Six Nations, he currently resides in Ottawa, where he was appointed as the first Aboriginal curator-in-residence at the National Gallery of Canada in 2007. Note: According to our organizational mandate, Modern Fuel ARC will provide CARFAC fees to exhibiting artists.

Artists may submit two to three works not previously shown in Modern Fuel Gallery or the State of Flux. Please submit only digital images of the work on a disc along with the completed application form (attached). (Additional criteria for performance, video, sound, etc.: Please attach a short description (1/2 page) of the proposed work with appropriate supporting material (such as video, diagrams, sound recordings, performance scores, etc.).)

Artists must be members of Modern Fuel. If you are not currently a member, please include a membership fee with your submission ($30 regular, $20 Student/Senior). Submission deadline: July 3rd, 2009.

Send submissions to:

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
21 Queen Street
Kingston, ON
K7K 1A1

For further information contact Modern Fuel at 613-548-4883 or [email protected]

Thursday, June 11, 2009

International Financing Forum: international financing partners are critical to funding today’s independent feature films



International Financing Forum 2009 – Sept 13 & 14, 2009


at the Toronto International Film Festival®

Because international financing partners are critical to funding today’s independent feature films.


· Application deadline for Canadian producers: June 26, 2009

· Application deadline for International producers: July 24, 2009

IFF is a feature film co-financing event at the Toronto International Film Festival® that brings together selected international and Canadian producers developing English language projects to do business in a relaxed atmosphere of brokered meetings and networking opportunities with international sales agents, distributors, funders, agents, and executive producers.

IFF 2008 brought producers together with representatives from 49 North Media (USA), Aramid Capital Partners (UK), Backup Films (France), Bavaria Film International (Germany), Big Beach (USA), Celluloid Dreams (France), Cinetic Media (USA), Endeavour Talent Agency (USA), Film4 (UK), Fortissimo Films (Hong Kong/Netherlands), HanWay Films (UK), IFC Entertainment (USA), Kinowelt International GmbH (Germany), Magnolia Pictures (USA), The Match Factory (Germany), Maximum Films International (Canada), Overture Films (USA), Paramount Vantage (USA), Participant Media (USA), TrustNordisk (Denmark), William Morris Agency (USA).

Canadian and International feature film producers are invited to apply to participate in the IFF. Registration is free but competitive, with final selection to participate based on company track record and the suitability of projects.

Eligible applicants must have at a minimum, one producer credit on a theatrically released feature by a recognizable distributor, and a market oriented project in development that requires international co-production and/or financing partners.

· International Financing Forum (IFF) Application Form

Please direct any inquires to:

Jan Nathanson
Producer, International Finance Forum
Ontario Media Development Corporation
[email protected]

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Film Festival award goes to Kingston native

Yorkton Film Festival, SK

Winners of Golden Sheaf Awards in 30 categories were announced at the Yorkton Film Festival's awards gala on May 23. Among the winners, Still a Girl Inside produced and directed by Kingston native Val Westgate, was named Best in Documentary Short Subject.