Call for Exhibition assistance
Deadline: Jan 8st, 2024

Le Labo invites all francophone and francophile artists and curators to apply to our calls. To see the details of these calls, their guidelines, the documents required* for project submissions and the support offered, go to the pages of each call:

Call for Exhibition assistance
Deadline: Jan 8st, 2024

Besides our yearly calls for submission that are exclusive to the Labo’s members for exhibitions such as our annual silent auction, the FAAS (Foire d’art alternatif de Sudbury), Cinéfranco and more. We invite you to become a member to enjoy all our services.

*New in 2022:
The only way to submit a file is now through the airtable form
**No application received by email will be considered.**


1.What do we mean by francophone or francophile ?

Francophile: a person who has a strong affinity towards the French language and/or Francophone history in Canada. 

Francophone*: based on the Government of Ontario’s Inclusive Definition of Francophone (IDF), which includes “those persons whose mother tongue is French, plus those whose mother tongue is neither French nor English but have a particular knowledge of French as an Official Language and use French at home.”

* Ontario’s Francophone population is culturally diverse and includes people from countries all over the French-speaking world. For many Francophones, the arts are a critical link between language and cultural identity, and Ontario’s Francophone artists are deeply valued by their communities. Because Francophone individuals and communities are dispersed throughout Ontario, Francophone artists and arts organizations may face particular challenges.

The artist or curator who presents the project must be able to communicate in French and develop bilingual context about the exhibition. If the curator is francophone or francophile, the artist presented does not have to be and vice versa.

2.What do we mean by media art ?

We refer to artworks involving the recording of either images, sounds, or new technologies in the broadest possible sense. We are very open to discovering projects from any background if they involve technology at any point in the process or outcome.

3.What does Le Labo cover versus what are the applications supposed to cover?

We are limited to one CARFAC artist fee per project. Unfortunately, Le Labo is not able to cover additional fees for additional artists/participant.

Le Labo is not responsible for shipping.
Le Labo does not offer a production fee.
Le Labo can afford a letter to apply for funding through a granting body.
Le Labo provides its equipment and a budget of $300 for any purchase and/or technical rental.

4.Where can I get access to Le Labo layout?

You can find Le Labo’s layout on the page dedicated to our space.

5.Where can I get access to Le Labo equipment list?

For several years we have been in partnership with Charles Street Video. We invite you to visit their page and prefer material tagged with our logo.

6.What does Le Labo mean by mediation activity?

Any activity that involves a close relationship with the public at a specific time such as a workshop for professional artists, the general public or children, a guided tour, participation in a podcast, etc.

If the project presented includes this mediation activity, Le Labo will pay an additional fee to the artist.

7.What are the advantages of being a member of Le Labo ?

To benefit from technical support and access professional equipment and setting.

  • Receive exclusive calls on various artistic projects with Le Labo
  • Have your artistic news shared on Le Labo newsletters and social medias
  • 20 dollars discount on your FRIC membership
  • Free membership with Charles Street Video  
  • Enjoy membership rate with Trinity Square Video. Attend their workshops or rent their equipment.
  • Receive Le Labo newsletter and exclusive arts communication 
  • Enjoy membership rate for all Labo workshops
  • Free access to the professional workstation 
  • Accès à la location d’équipement de production et de post-production
  • Professional production and post production equipment rental 
  • 50% discount on studio rental 
  • 10% discount with Desseres —

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