Images Research Forum Call for Applications

January 30, 2019

Images Research Forum Call for Applications!

Established in 2015, Images Research Forum is an educational initiative that takes place during the 32nd edition of Images Festival. Understanding the need to support the creation and dissemination of critical thinking and dialogue, Images Festival is inviting artists, writers, researchers, curators and thinkers to collectively engage with contemporary moving image culture within the context of the festival's program with mentorship from leading international curators, artists, and researchers in the field.

Participants will be expected to attend seminar meetings and tours with the seminar leader and invited festival guests, in addition to as many festival screenings and events as possible.

The Forum’s guest seminars will be hosted by the exhibitions 4 Waters: Deep Implicancy at Gallery TPW and Touching From A Distance II: Transmediations in the Digital Age at the Goethe-Institut Toronto. The Forum will conclude in a public presentation at Gallery TPW where participants will share their collective conversations and burgeoning research with the public.

Successful applicants will be engaged in contemporary moving image culture in their own practice, through art-making, writing, curating, or academic pursuits. The festival will select 8-10 applicants to take part in the seminar. Indigenous peoples, Black people, people of colour, women, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people are encouraged to apply.

Participants will receive a $100 honorarium and a pass to attend the entire 2019 Images Festival. Accommodations will be provided for participants based outside of Toronto. Please note that participants coming from outside of Toronto are responsible for their own travel.


Images Research Forum dates: April 11th–18th, 2019

Notification date: March 1, 2019

Support offered: Festival pass, $100 honorarium, accommodations for participants outside of Toronto

Images Festival Research Forum Call for Applications is now Closed.

Co-presented with Gallery TPW and the Goethe-Institut Toronto. Additional support by Scarborough Pictures and ViaRail.