Lost Stories

Call for Submissions

The Lost Stories Project 2017 Edition
Four Works of Public Art to Mark 150 Years of Canada

Deadline: 25 November 2016

We invite artists who have some connection with one of the four 2017 Edition stories to submit a dossier, no later than 25 November 2016. Be sure to indicate the story for which you would like to create a piece of public art, and explain your ties to that story. Please apply for only one of the four commissions. Since the creative process will take place on camera, we are not asking for detailed proposals of possible artwork. However, we are interested in reviewing artist’s CVs, and receiving links to works that we can view on-line. Moreover, it would be helpful to have a sense of the type of artwork that is central to your practice, together with any pertinent experience that would indicate your comfort in discussing your practice on camera.

Dossiers will be evaluated by the team directing the Lost Stories Project, which includes individuals with a wide array of experience in presenting stories about the past in public space. Short lists will be created in late November, with interviews (most likely by Skype) to follow. Final decisions will be made by mid-December. Successful candidates will receive $2000 as exhibition rights and a $10,000 budget for supplies and materials. If travel is required to the site for installation of the artwork, a small travel budget is available.

For further information, or to submit your dossier, contact: historylost@concordia.ca, using the subject line: Lost Stories Artwork.

Your submission should contain:

  • Cover letter outlining your ties to the stories or communities involved as well as your reasons for wanting to take part in the making of a piece of art for that story and your experience related to speaking about your practice. Please be sure to specify which story you are applying for.
  • CV
  • Examples of previous works. Please send links to your website or other online site (such as Dropbox or Google Drive) to view examples of your previous work.

Applications must be received by midnight on 25 November 2016.

For more information on the individual stories, follow the links below: