KAPSULA and Artexte Residency Fellowship Program 2018, Canada

Publish Date: Dec 14, 2017

Deadline: Jan 22, 2018


KAPSULA and Artexte have partnered to offer a research residency at Artexte’s documentation centre in Montreal, Quebec to a select applicant in May 2018. The residency provides an opportunity for an emerging scholar, artist or writer working within Canada to conduct a personal research project at Artexte, working with the centre’s extensive collection of textual materials covering visual arts in Canada from 1965 to the present. The outcomes of the research residency will be published in a special issue of KAPSULA in fall 2018.

While the topic of the research residency is determined by the resident, they will be asked to employ the bibliography as a conceptual and/or structural prompt for creating their output. A bibliography can be both enumerative, a systematic listing of references, or descriptive, a record of qualitative data. A bibliography may serve as an anatomical record of a physical object—a means of turning the insides out, so to speak—or as an expansive network, bringing objects into relationship with one another. Bibliographies function as micro and macro tools, perform autobiographically, act as indexical records, present textual cartographies—they document action and process. Taking the interactive and networked medium of the web into consideration, the possibilities of the bibliography extend to create a living document of relations that invite feedback and participation.

We ask that applicants consider expanded notions of the bibliography in relation to Artexte’s collection to formulate their research project. Applicants should indicate an interest in digital publishing tools and relate this to their research project or question. How can the structure and interface of the digital perform bibliographically? It is not required that applicants have expertise or experience in digital publishing, but they should consider the final output of the research residency—a special issue of KAPSULA Magazine—in their application.

Residency Details

  • 10 consecutive days (between May 1st and 20th 2018);
  • A research honourarium of $750.00;
  • Compensation for travel expenses up to $750.00 (maximum);
  • Accommodation in Montréal and per diem ($50/day)

Residency includes:

  • A work space at Artexte;
  • Support from Artexte’s Librarian in carrying out research;
  • Access to a storage area;
  • Internet connection;
  • Access to a printer/photocopier, and scanner;
  • Use of Artexte’s kitchen and conference room;
  • Editorial and production support from KAPSULA

Application Materials

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Short project description (300-500 words)
  • Writing sample (5 pages or less)

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