Harbour Collective seeks applications from Indigenous artists working in media art for a Moving Image Lab at Meech Lake (Quebec), Mon Aug 23 to Fri Aug 27, 2021.

The Moving Image Lab at Meech Lake (Quebec) was previously set for August 2020, but has been moved to August 2021 due to COVID-19.

  • Applications process opens: Jan 4, 2021
  • Application deadline: Mar 24, 2021
  • Applications notified by: Apr 15, 2021
  • Lab dates: August 23 – 27, 2021

This call for applications is open to Indigenous artists (18+) working in any art form, interested in learning and expanding knowledge. Applicants should be able to work within an English lab environment.


The Moving Image Lab at Meech Lake (Quebec) is a pilot project of Harbour Collective and is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

It will provide an intensive opportunity for six emerging to established Indigenous artists from across Canada – with a priority on those living in low-resource settings – to engage in artistic reflection, dialogue, experimentation and exchange focused on personal moving image practices.

The week-long lab will include specialized seminars on:

  • artistic and creative development concepts in experimental moving image art practices
  • historical concepts connected to the site of the institute (Meech Lake)
  • technical concepts, including video and sound production and post production systems and workflows
  • working process concepts, including how to move past the ideas stage


  • Howard Adler (Ottawa)
  • Cecilia Araneda (Winnipeg)
  • Jason Baerg (Toronto)
  • Cooper (Ottawa)
  • Penny McCann (Ottawa)

Learn more about the faculty here.


  • There is NO FEE to apply!
  • Selected applicants will receive a full scholarship for tuition, room and board during the lab, as well as a $1,000 honorarium upon lab completion.
  • As space in the program is limited, applicants who are selected to participate in the lab will be asked to pay a $250 deposit to reserve their spot. This deposit will be reimbursed in full upon lab completion.
  • Selected applicants will be responsible for their own transportation to Ottawa. We will provide transportation from Ottawa to the lab site. 
  • Selected applicants will be responsible for providing their own external hard drive for media storage (recommended 1-2 TB minimum)


>> SUBMISSIONS FORM (click to open the form in a new window)

An application package includes:

  • Contact information
  • A current CV (Word or PDF)
  • A paragraph explaining what you are interested in achieving through the lab (type into form)
  • Two samples of recent art works (in any discipline)

Inquiries can be sent to program manager Liz Barron at info@harbourcollective.ca

Harbour Collective acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for this program.