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&NOW 2019 – FMC Production Residency & Scholarship

Factory Media Centre (FMC) is proud to announce the launch of and call for submission for our Production Residency & Scholarship (PR&S) program set to begin this winter 2019. This is a valuable opportunity for artists and creators to utilize the space and resources at FMC to produce a new work or continue a developing body of work.

The FMC PR&S will feature a series of production residencies to take place at The Factory Media Centre between January and April 2019. Artists or artist teams working in digital or media art forms are encouraged to apply.

Selection criteria will be based on project originality, its potential for artistic growth and the use and integration of FMC as a production location. Selections will be made by the members of the FMC’s Programming Committee along with two guest adjudicators from the Hamilton arts community.

About the Factory Media Centre

The Factory Media Centre is a not-for-profit artist-driven resource centre dedicated to the production and promotion of creatively diverse forms of independent films, videos, and other streaming multimedia art forms. Our mission is to develop and support a vibrant, sustainable, creative, and diverse community of Members within Hamilton and its surrounding region, who are involved or interested in the art, the craft, and the technologies, of motion picture media. In addition to our mission, we also provide access to facilities, equipment, peer resources and educational initiatives to the community of time-based visual artists, as well as to the community at large. Through our programming we hope to encourage the development and appreciation of all related visual art forms through an ongoing program of screenings and events.

Eligibility criteria

  • Emerging, mid-career or established artists (or artist teams)
  • Must be a member of the Factory Media Centre before the adjudication period on December 20, 2018 (To become a member visit:
    • Full Membership: $45 + HST ($5.85)= $50.85
    • Seniors (65+) & Full time Student (18+): $25 + HST = $28.25


  • $2000 artist fee for the 5-week residency period. If applying as a team the artist fee will be split equally among team members.
  • Payment for artist talk and public program
  • Supplementary funding may be available for individuals requiring accessibility support to realize their project.
  • $1500 – $2000 scholarship for equipment rental (see rental page:
  • Artists will have 24 hour access to FMC space for creating work or exploring presentation approaches
  • Introduction orientation session and technical assistance as needed.
  • Staff and board support
  • Access to iMac pro with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Studio visit with peers from Hamilton’s art community

Artist(s) expectations during residency

  • Dedicate part-time to developing new or existing work during the 5 week residency period
  • Experiment with media art form, technique or content
  • Utilize FMC’s space for production, post-production or to test exhibition. Dedicate set hours at FMC and advertise open studio hours for community to visit.
  • Utilize FMC’s production and post-production rental equipment
  • Give one artist talk
  • Participate in open studio reception
  • Develop and deliver one public program that engages with one of the FMC’s surrounding community. This could be a workshop, participatory experience,
  • Acknowledge the support of FMC when presenting the work that was made while in residence.
  • Provide high-quality documentation (images, video or sound) for FMC website, archives, publication and grant applications.

How to apply

Please find below, a breakdown of submission requirements, followed by an online application form.

  1. CV (3 page max) and Bio (250 words max)
  2. Project Description (300 words max)
  3. How will your project utilize FMC’s space (200 words max)
  4. What production and postproduction equipment will your require. Please review our rentals page and list the equipment we have available.
    1. Ensure it is clear in your project description why this equipment is needed.
  5. What public program would you to provide to FMC’s Hamilton community and how does this compliment your project? (150 words max)
  6. Visual support material: (only one option is required)*
    1. 5-7 still images in one PDF document
      - with image information title, year, medium, duration/size
    2. 2-4 DIRECT website links to video projects or video/photo documentation (videos 2 min max):
      - with project information: title, year, medium, duration/size
  7. Indicate time commitment in studio, hours you will be active at FMC space.
  8. Select your residency period in order of preference:
    1. Jan. 11 – Feb 15.
    2. Feb. 8 – March 15.
    3. March 8 – April 12.

Full Details:

Factory Media Centre
228 James St. N., Hamilton ON
(905) 577 9191





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