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Art POP x Art Volt 2023 Performance Event

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Art Volt and POP Montreal are partnering to feature recent alumni of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts through a curated performance art event. 

POP Montreal International Music Festival is a not-for-profit grassroots organization that champions independence in the arts by presenting emerging and celebrated artists from around the world. In addition to the main festival, POP presents multidisciplinary events locally and internationally throughout the year. 

Art POP is the contemporary art component of POP Montreal. Art POP’s mission is to provide a platform for artists to exhibit; to advance a curatorial space that is distinct and relevant to the local contemporary arts community while remaining closely connected with the identity of POP Montreal and its programming.

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Program Overview

The Art POP x Art Volt 2023 Performance Event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 20th 2023 at L'Entrepôt 77. This is an outdoor site in the Mile-End neighbourhood that is framed by a large steel structure. Formerly a warehouse, L'Entrepôt 77 has been repurposed as a cultural venue. 

We are now accepting submissions from graduating students and recent alumni of Concordia’s Faculty of Fine Arts interested in engaging with that space through site-specific, ephemeral projects, interventions, and art-based performances. We seek proposals from a range of disciplines that engage with the site, that are accessible, meaningful and critically-relevant contemporary art projects. 

The site is an open access, outdoor, multi-purpose space without overnight security. As such, projects must roll out on the day of the event and leave no traces behind. 

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $440 for their performance. They must be available to perform on Sunday, August 20th 2023. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday, September 10th 2023 and so selected artists will also need to keep this date available in their calendars temporarily.

Application Criteria

Applicants must be registered for graduation or have graduated from Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts, within the last three years.

Alumni interested in applying, are invited to join an information session on Wednesday, May 31st 2023 at 12PM. Applicants will be able to ask questions, as well as discuss their submission package with Art Volt and Art POP. To join the information session please request a zoom link with

Artists will be selected based on artistic impact, feasibility, and the scope and clarity of the project proposal. The committee will also strive for balanced representations of diverse communities and practices. The selection committee will jury the submissions and aim to notify applicants six weeks prior to the event date.

How to Apply

Please send your application in ONE PDF or in ONE ZIP FOLDER (if you are submitting audio recordings) to before Monday, June 12th 2023 at 5PM.

Please provide the following information:

1. Personal information: 

  • Full name (If you are applying as a group, please list all participating artists) 

  • Preferred pronoun (optional) 

  • Telephone number

  • Email address

2. Supporting documents:

  • A written bio (max 250 words), or an audio recording (1 min. max). 

  • A written project proposal (max 1 page), or an audio recording (2 min. max): describe the artistic project you wish to perform, clearly outline your production needs (ex: do you require electricity, tables, chairs, ladders, other materials, etc.), and the duration of the performance.

  • A written curriculum vitae (2 pages max) or an audio recording (3 min. max)

  • Proof of graduation: screen capture of your graduation status on your Student Hub, your unofficial transcript or your diploma.

3. Audio/Visual Documentation:

  • A portfolio of past works or of the proposed performance, including any relevant support material (ex: sketches or in-progress versions of the proposed project)
    (max. 5 images and/or links to 2 audio/video excerpts of 2min max.)

  • A written descriptive list of visual/audio documentation (max 1 page) or an audio clip (1 min. max) : Please include the title of the work, the media, the year of creation and any other relevant information. 

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This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Peter N. Thomson Family Innovation Fund.

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