PRESENTATION
Engaged in current and breaking artistic enquiry, l’Œil de Poisson (Fish eye) is actively committed to topical issues within contemporary art, the centre encompasses a full spectrum of visual arts and features a professional infrastructure able to respond to the varied interests of its members and the community.

Highly involved in multimedia and inter/multidisciplinarity, the centre promotes experimental art and breakthrough practices, thereby stimulating transfers and mergers between disciplines. Part of Méduse — a complex housing 10 production and/or exhibition venues — l’Œil de Poisson offers artists and the public an outstanding location for exchange, generating the type of energy that is essential to creative development.

COMMITTED PRODUCER
AND EXHIBITOR
The preeminent feature of l’Œil de Poisson’s mandate remains its commitment to its immediate cultural environment.

Simultaneously engaged in exhibition and production, the centre seeks to respond to the multiple concerns and avenues of contemporary art through widely diverse activities in its gallery and its production workshops.

Whether through exhibitions; the production or presentation of live events; collaborative projects involving in-house production facilities; artist residencies; local, provincial, national or international exchanges; and publishing, the centre relies on multiple fields of interest to bear witness to the practices and investigations of art being made here, now.

The centre encourages unusual and contextual exhibitions, first-run multidisciplinary projects or events, and original enquiry.

EXHIBITION
SPACES



MAIN
GALLERY
Submission of proposals: October 15

Surface: 115 m2
Height: 4 m
Lighting: 12 dimmers console and 30 projectors (Leko, Par, Fresnel)
Floor: polished and sealed concrete

SMALL
GALLERY
Submission of proposals: October 15

Surface: 8 m2
Height: 4 m

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
2017-2018 PROGRAMMING
Deadline: Octobrer 15th, 2016

L’Œil de Poisson, art center for production and diffusion of contemporary art practices, welcomes artists and curators to submit their project for its 2017-2018 programming. October 15th is the deadline to forward the requests for a project in the main gallery and the small gallery. Highly involved in inter/multidisciplinarity, the centre promotes experimental art and breakthrough practices, thereby stimulating transfers and mergers between disciplines.

All the selected artists receive exhibition fees following CARFAC standards and free access to our workshops for one month period preceding their project.

Content of the file:
(In a ZIP file–please avoid subfolders)
Résumé (3 pages max.)
Artist statement (250 words max.)
Short biography (200 words max.)
Text describing the project (500 words max.)
(Please indicate desired space: main gallery, small gallery.)
  Visual documentation (15 pictures max. JPEG format, 72 dpi)
Video extract or soundtrack (YouTube, Vimeo or other Web provider URL)
Note: Media URLs must be kept online until december.
A media file (optional)

Email applications only:
programmation@oeildepoisson.com
(Subject: Proposal - 2017-2018)

NO PAPER FILE WILL BE ACCEPTED*

PRODUCTION SPACES
WOOD SHOP, METAL SHOP,
FINISHING SHOP
The workshops are open to all short and long-term creation projects that require specialized tools for the fabrication of wooden or metal structures.

Possibility of a collaboration agreement to support an artist’s work. Possibility of receiving an artist-in-residence at all times upon presentation of an artist’s file.

Workshop residencies are offered to artists selected as part of the annual programming. Possibility of a residency, by selection, to support an artist’s practice or a specific project: submit project and visual support. Following acceptance of a residency project, it may be possible to use l’Œil de Poisson workshop facilities free of charge. Additional production studios within the Méduse complex may be rented, pending availability.

MEMBERS
Subscription member
Contributes to the development of the centre. He/she receives invitations and information about the centre and may vote at general meetings.
1 year: $20

Active member
Participates in the consolidation of the centre. He/she has access to all information involving the centre’s operation, including calls for proposals, projects, the documentation centre, and member support services (e.g., support for grant requests, etc.). Active members benefit from preferential user-fees and may vote at general meetings.
1 year: $20 (submit artist’s file for selection)

Producing member
Contributes to the development of the centre. He/she receives invitations and information about the centre and may vote at general meetings.
1 year: $60

STAFF

Office
Émilie Roi (director)
Charles-Étienne Brochu (program coordinator)
Audrey Careau (communications coordinator)

Workshops
Frederik Levesque (coordinator)
Robin Dupuis (technician – wood shop)
Francis Labissionnière (technician – metal shop)