Gesgapegiag, Quebec  OFF Shore: An Experimental Summer Lab series, July 9th to 15th, 2023



The Harbour Collective is an initiative formed to engage in artistic creation processes through holistic journeying that gives as much importance to the process-based artistic research, creative development and connective dialogue between artists, curators and cultural connectors, as it does to production and presentation. 

Harbour Collective seeks, via artistic path-making, to create process-based works, artistic interventions and professional programming based on a journey-shaped process that is auto-reflective and that positions at the forefront the importance of personal connections and relationships to triggering artistic growth and transformation. It considers the connection of self to community and place, and artistically examines what occurs in the liminal space between these three things. 

The OFF Shore Lab is intended for Indigenous artists who have had some experience experimenting with the form and content of the medium of moving image, as well those who have had similar experiences with other art forms. There will be six participants and one invited curator.  

The LAB will unfold over seven days July 9th, to Saturday July 15th, 2023, all artists meet with Harbour facilitators on Sunday July 9th, afternoon. Guest artists will shoot and edit individual and/or group video in digital format. Projects will develop over the week in this process driven workshop.

As well, each of our guest artists will present a talk on their work, nightly screenings of experimental films and documentaries will take place. 

The Lab will include basics in artistic and creative development concepts, historical concepts to the location of Gesgapegiag, Quebec, technical video, sound, postproduction, workflows, and moving past ideas stage and towards artistic creation. 

Time is available for individual technical mentorship as needed. Resources available video, sound. 

Participants are requested to bring their own gear they would normally use. Participants must bring laptops with editing software. DaVinci editing software to be loaded in computers. Participants must bring their own 1TB hard drive.

Letters of acceptance will be provided by Harbour Collective for artists to apply for travel funding.  


Accommodation is not provided for artists. 


Artists are to make their own transportation. Arrangements will be made to be picked up at airport and train station. 

Meals (Lunch & Supper)

 Lunch will be provided


Due to the large number of requests for this lab we have implemented an application process. This includes submission of application form, sample of work and statement of interest. Please take careful note of each of the deadlines below:


by February 15th, 2023
Please submit biography, artist statement and two pieces for support material. (

by March 15th, 2023
  participants announced

Harbour Collective will provide letter of acceptance for travel grant applications to your local arts councils or to the Canada Council for the Arts. Participants will be provided an honorarium.


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