Call for Proposals: Blue

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January 27, 2021

clue call for proposals

Koffler.Digital invites artists and collectives to submit proposals for the creation of digital works that examine the colour Blue and its evocations. Selected works will be presented in an online exhibition curated by Letticia Cosbert Miller, Director of Koffler.Digital.

Much has been said about the absence of the colour Blue from the earliest Western cultural records, being the last colour to emerge in many languages and, thus, the visual imagination. But what of Blue’s contemporary exploitation? What has this particular colour, filtered through innumerable cultures and collective experiences, come to signify psychologically, emotionally, spiritually, politically?

As a guide, we are interested in proposals that use the colour Blue as a lens to critically engage with the following indications:

rest, sleep, quiet, peace, tranquility, respite, leisure; divinity, spirituality, piety, reverence, devotion, care, deference; otherness, incorporeality, that which is misunderstood, that which is unknowable, the metaphysical, aerial, spectral, transcendental; mourning, loss, sorrow, melancholia, grief, desolation; militarism, colonialism, conquest, surveillance, policing, compliance, subjugation.


We are seeking proposals for the creation of original artwork with the ability to be presented online, such as video, sound, animation, illustration, photography, integrative media, etc. We are especially interested in proposed works that incorporate interactive elements, [to be implemented in collaboration with Koffler.Digital’s production team]. Artists living and working across Canada, at all levels of their career, are welcome to apply. Please note that we will not accept proposals for work that has already been produced and publicly exhibited.

The deadline for submissions is February 21, 11:59 pm. Production of successful proposals will take place over the remainder of winter and spring, with final completed works due June 2021.

All successful applicants will receive the following compensation for their work:

$1,250 artist fee
$750 production fee (up to)


The Koffler Centre of the Arts is a cultural platform that explores critical ideas and concerns of our time through exhibitions, publications, performances, literary events and digital initiatives. We examine complex issues through transformative art experiences that stimulate intercultural dialogue and position Jewish identity in conversation with diverse perspectives and global voices.

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