Submissions

MPCAS 2024 ANNUAL JURIED CALL:
NOW OPEN 🙂 


We are currently accepting works for our 2024 juried programming! While we accept submissions year-round, we jury submissions once annually. Our current juried call is open from November 13 – January 12.

Deadline: January 12, 2024

 

THE MPCAS VISION

Our vision is to provide an urban screen that showcases content received from and is responsive to its viewers, in contrast to the advertising consumer paradigm with most highly visible screens in a public space.

Our calls for submission welcomes works from artists of all levels, collectives, curators and other community members, organizations and community festivals. Generally speaking, submitted works should be 10 minutes or less in length and could include (but are not limited to) still images, time-based media, animations, performance works, archival video, GIFs, experimental video, and curatorial/screening proposals. Please note that the MPCAS does not play audio.

THEME

The Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen is opening this call to works under any theme. We would however, like to highlight that we will continue to jury works using these three categories:

/40 – Artistic Merit
/30 – Relevance to place/Mount Pleasant/grunt
/30 – Community Impact

In the past, we have called for the broad theme of PLACE.
You are welcome to use this as a framework and guideline!


The theme of PLACE has come to be interpreted expansively, including but not limited to: the engagement of unceded territory from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives, mapping, gentrification, displacement, locality, diasporic identity, home, kinship, digital space and community and contested space. We will continue to honour its initial framing of PLACE, and ask that when submitting, artists and filmmakers continue to consider what it means to display work publicly in this neighbourhood, what it means to take up this space, and to consider the communities that most engage with the screen. The MPCAS continues under a mandate of being a responsive, non-commercial and community-generated project.


SUBMITTING YOUR WORK


SINGLE ARTIST WORKS:
Artists submitting a single artwork, please complete this form.

CURATORS:
Curators submitting a program of works, please complete this form.

TECHNICAL GUIDELINES:
View our MPCAS Content and Technical Guidelines PDF here.

Click here to read our Submissions FAQ.

If you have further questions about our submissions process or require assistance please contact us at submissions@grunt.ca


DIGITAL STORIES WORKSHOPS

You can also be part of the MPCAS through our Digital Stories Workshops!

grunt gallery and
EastVan Digital Stories join forces with Mount Pleasant and Vancouver residents who wish to create short videos around the theme of PLACE. Artists Lorna Boschman and Sebnem Ozpeta host a series of free workshops that walk participants through the process of digital story making. Selected videos from the workshops will be shown on the MPCAS.

To register or for more information on digital stories, please email: lorna@digitalstories.ca


Image credit: Yaloo, New Milliennium Workout Routine, video, 2014.