Interaccess: Emerging Artists Exhibition: Call for Submissions

Calls for Submissions

General Information

InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre exhibits original projects from artists, curators, and collectives. Keeping with our mission to expand the cultural space of technology, we support electronic, interactive, and new media works in sculpture, installation, video, software, sound/music, and performance.
Proposals for Gallery Exhibitions are reviewed twice a year, following our submission deadlines in May and November. Submissions are reviewed by the Director of Programming and the Programming Committee, made up of members from our Board of Directors. InterAccess pays artist fees in accordance with CARFAC standards. For a gallery floorplan, please click here.


InterAccess 13th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition

Since its inception in 2001, InterAccess has organized an annual Emerging Artists Exhibition to showcase new media artworks produced by post-secondary students and recent graduates. Curated and organized by a selected emerging curator (or curators), this initiative offers young artists experience and exposure and aims to provide a productive space for the critical exchange of ideas among emerging arts professionals. Past exhibitions have been reviewed by The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and The National Post. Former participating artists and curators have gone on to work and exhibit at such institutions as the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, The Banff Centre, Western Front, Space Media Arts (London UK), FACT (Liverpool) and Transmediale (Berlin).
InterAccess is currently seeking submissions from emerging artists in Canada that employ electronic and new media technologies, materials, methods and ideas within their practice. We are accepting submissions from post-secondary students, recent graduates or independent practitioners who identify as emerging.
InterAccess welcomes new media works in the form of: sculpture, installation, video, audio, performance and interactive art. Web-based projects are also welcome. All works submitted must be exhibition-ready. Based on the works selected, the emerging curators will develop an exhibition theme and produce a curatorial essay.
This year’s Emerging Artists Exhibition will be co-curated by Nancy Webb and Natasha Chaykowski.
Each artist selected to exhibit will be paid standard CARFAC artist fees.
The 13th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition will run from July 26 to August 17, 2013.
Although artists are responsible for installing their own work, InterAccess will provide technical assistance and basic audio/video equipment.
  • Project description (Maximum 1 page)
  • Current CV (Maximum 2 pages)
  • List of technical requirements (Please list materials provided by the artist, as well as any equipment or materials expected from InterAccess)
  • Support material for proposed project/piece as well as of previous work (Maximum 5 files. Images should be 72 dpi and 600x800. URLs can be submitted for large video works.)
Please send all submissions to: info[at] and use “EAE 2013 SUBMISSION” as the subject line.
Total submission package must not exceed 100MB. All written components of the submission should be included in a single PDF file.
The final deadline for submissions is Friday, May 31st, 2013.
Additional information and questions can be directed to the 2013 InterAccess Emerging Curators: Natasha Chaykowski and Nancy Webb at info[at]
InterAccess is a public gallery, teaching facility, and production studio dedicated to the creative use of technology, electronic art, and new media culture. Showcasing both emerging and established new media artists on an international scale, we aim to provide a space for interdisciplinary dialogue, technological experimentation and artistic exchange. In 2013, InterAccess celebrates our 30th anniversary and we look forward to the next 30 years of producing and presenting electronic and digital art.
For more information about InterAccess, please visit
We warmly thank all applicants for their time and interest in InterAccess and the annual Emerging Artists Exhibition. All artist submissions will receive a timely response.
Natasha Chaykowski & Nancy Webb, Curators in Residence
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9 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, ON, Canada
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