Artists’ Health Alliance (AHA) is partnering with Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) to present an intensive opportunity for 8 emerging animators to create ONE- MINUTE long animated films about artists’ health.
•The selected artists will be awarded $1000 plus in-kind use of studio space and equipment at TAIS
•Selected artists will receive a one-year TAIS Studio membership
•The work must remain in the artistic control of the artist. Projects servicing a third-party producer are not eligible
•AHA and TAIS will retain a copy of the work for archiving, dissemination and presentation.
Please note that artists retain distribution and presentation rights to their work produced through this project
•The Toronto Animated Image Society, Artists’ Health Alliance, and the Canada Council for the Arts must be acknowledged in the credits of in the finished work, and acknowledged in all future presentations of the work produced
•Production during the project period must to be done in TAIS studios, located at 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit B, in downtown Toronto
PARAMETERS FOR SELECTION
For this Intensive program, it is imperative that projects proposed be primarily animation (of any style including hand drawn (digital or classical), stop motion, 3D/CGI, or other experimental forms) , and focused on project production . Project proposals that are research or pre-production based will not be eligible. The proposals will be adjudicated using the following criteria
• The subject matter is clearly focused on issues that arise in artists’ health, including but not limited to: precarious work, mental health issues, food and/or housing insecurity, issues of identification/gender/culture, harassment, and physical injuries
•A script, storyboard, and/ or project pitch must be submitted. The proposal should include a clear detailed description of the story or narrative, or, if experimental in nature, include a clearly articulated outline or visual approach (readers should be able to visualize the work through the description provided)
•The proposal must outline a project that is achievable within the time allotted for production - December 7, 2018 to February 1, 2019
•A detailed, clear , step-by-step work plan for production of the project, achievable within the time allotted for the project