Located in the La Filature building - a former magnificently renovated industrial textile mill - DAÏMÔN offers creation, production and dissemination resources in the areas of media arts and photography.
By way of its programs Artiste résident, (resident artist), Recherche et création, (research and development), Photographie et impression numérique (photography and digital printing) and Soutien aux premières œuvres, (support for first works), DAÏMÕN encourages artists to push the limits of their practice and to develop new approaches with image, video, as well as sound and electronic art, including installation, interactive and performative practices. DAÏMÕN privileges projects emphasising the increasingly complex interrelations between media and those that push the limits of intermedia rather than simply addressing the vocabulary of the chosen media. Only projects involving a degree of research will be considered.
With its STUDIÕ, production and exhibition spaces, DAÏMÕN encourages the materialization and installation of, and experimentation with, works of significant scale as well as the development of transversal practices. Public and informal meetings are regularly organized in order to allow the local community to familiarize itself with the work of artists in residence. This multipurpose STUDIÕ is available to artists for the experimentation, production and presentation of work requiring a specific technical infrastructure.
DAÏMÕN provides artists with access to image and sound recording equipment and digital audio and video editing suites. A darkroom enables large scale (1m 32) silver emulsion development from negatives of up to 280 mm. A digital printing service (EPSON Stylus 9600 Pro) is also available.
Offered to professional artists outside the Ottawa-Gatineau region, this program aims to promote fruitful exchange between artists from here and elsewhere. Established, mid-career artists with at least five years of active and significant practice are invited to apply.
For each of the projects the centre provides a residency of 4 to 6 weeks including accommodation, access to the Centre’s equipment, and the services of a technician (60 hours). An artist’s fee of $1500 is provided. DAÏMÕN is also able to provide travel allowance and cover limited daily expenses. All other production costs are the responsibility of the artist. DAÏMÕN organises a public evening artist’s talk, in which the artist presents their past and present work.
Research and Creation
Open to professional emerging, mid-career or established artists. DAÏMÕN selects six artists annually, three from the Ottawa-Gatineau region and three from elsewhere.
DAÏMÕN provides each artist with technical and artistic support, access to the Centre’s equipment for four (4) weeks and the services of a technician (50 hours). DAÏMÕN is also able to provide travel allowance and cover limited daily expenses for artists from outside the region. All other production costs are the responsibility of the artist.
Photography and Digital Imaging
This program aims to improve the support offered to artists working on paper using darkroom or digital imaging techniques.
DAÏMÕN provides each artist with technical and artistic support, access to the Centre’s equipment for three (3) weeks and the services of a technician (15 hours). DAÏMÕN is also able to provide travel allowance and cover limited daily expenses for artists from outside the region. All other production costs are the responsibility of the artist. Artists using darkroom facilities must provide their own development chemicals and photographic paper.
Support for First Works
DAÏMÕN continues its support for the production of a first work for three artists from the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Admissible projects include the production of an original work using video or the application of hybrid media in artwork.
Emerging artists from the Ottawa-Gatineau region with basic training are invited to apply to create a first work in photo, video or new media in a professional context. Professional artists from the Ottawa-Gatineau region with an established practice in another discipline (painting, sculpture, photography, installation, etc.) who wish to develop a production in video or new media are also encouraged to apply.
DAÏMÕN provides each artist with technical and artistic support, access to the Centre’s equipment for three (3) weeks and the services of a technician (30 hours). All other production costs are the responsibility of the artist.
HOW TO APPLY
Artists are encouraged to consult the specific conditions of the program that interests them. In every case, applications should clearly state the program choice and include:
- Summary of project (5 lines)
- Artist’s statement (max 1/2 page)
- Clear and concise project description (max 1 page)
- Technical specifications and Timeline (max 1 page)
- Resume (max 3 pages)
- Supporting documentation* with descriptive list
- Self-addressed stamped envelope
* The support materiel must reference one's artistic practice and not be limited to the proposed project. Supporting documentation may include a maximum of 10 images (digital documents, slides or photographs), 1 VHS, 1 CD, 1 DVD (max 5 min.), 1 URL or 1 publication.
For candidates to Artist Residencies program, a maximum of 20 images (digital documents, slides or photographs), 1 VHS, 1 CD, 1 DVD (max 10 min.), 1 URL or 1 publication.
In order to have access to the Centre's services, artists whose projects are chosen must become active members at a cost of $75.
Applications sent by email or fax will not be considered.
Applications should be sent to:
Centre de production DAÏMÕN
78, rue Hanson
Canada J8Y 3M5
DAÏMÕN thanks its members, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Service des arts, de la culture et des lettres de la Ville de Gatineau.
Marie-Hélène Leblanc, artistic director
819.770.8525 ext. 302