Seeking Latinx Canadian Media/Visual Artists and Practitioners

Training opportunity for Latinx artists in the use of a new Augmented Reality program

PIX FILM Collective in collaboration with Southern Currents Film + Video Collective (aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival) is hosting an open call for a new Artist Studio Immersion Program, supported by the Petman Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.


PIX FILM Collective will accept artist proposals from members of Latin Canadian communities to create and exhibit their work in a new, virtual space with no walls and boundless possibilities for an open imagination in the ARTIFICIAL MUSEUM.

From these proposals, eight (8) artists will be selected by a jury of peers and industry professionals.

Selected artists will be offered a paid opportunity to be guided through a new augmented reality program. They will be provided with technical skill development for the execution of their own Augmented Reality project and web-based exhibition.

The completed works will be exhibited in Augmented Reality via the ARTIFICIAL MUSEUM in Toronto (both on-site and online).

Proposals should be reflective of creativity, optimism, and resilience. This project will encourage new experimental creations, or the opportunity to adapt previous works into 3D AR for exhibition.

Participants will be trained in the use of the 3D modelling software “Blender,” as well as 360 immersive photography.

Eligibility criteria:

  • This project is designed as an opportunity for Latin Canadian media and visual artists

  • The proposed project should allow the artist to grow and innovate within their practice

  • PIX FILM Collective encourages submissions from applicants at all stages of their careers

  • Must be willing to commit to 6 online or onsite workshop classes in summer 2021

  • Knowledge of PhotoShop, 2D/3D digital art, or any media software is an asset.

Submissions should include:

  • Summary of proposal (max. 300 words)

  • Artist bio and CV

  • Support materials: Up to 3 sketches or other media materials that support your proposal and/or examples of relevant previous work

Chosen artists will be paid $1000 CAD for production and skill development, in addition to $200 CAD for exhibition of their work.

About Pix Film Collective:

We care about analog and digital filmmaking, hybrid and multidisciplinary experimentation. We formed the Collective within the framework of experimental cinema: non-fiction, abstract, avant-garde, animation, arts education with openness and inclusiveness.
PIX FILM Collective is established to further the establishment and operation of a Gallery/Working/Study space for artists with interest and practice of multiple disciplines in visual and media arts.

About Southern Currents Film + Video Collective: We are a Toronto-based non-profit dedicated to celebrating Latin American arts in all forms. We offer exciting events every year including film screenings, panels, creative workshops, live music, art exhibitions, and more!

We are committed to championing underrepresented voices in the works and artists we feature. We remain committed to programming and promoting community-oriented events that raise the profile of independent Latin arts in broader communities, and to developing a public appreciation for the wide scope of Latin Canadian arts activities.

For more than twenty years, we have held the annual aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival, showcasing the best in independent Latin American cinema from around the world.


Send your application in one pdf document to: 

PIX FILM Collective AR Residency

Accepting applications until May 15, Midnight (EDT)

Results will be announced on Early June, 2022

This program is supported by THE PETMAN FOUNDATION and The Ontario Arts Council.


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​PIX FILM Collective engages with artistic voices facilitating space for research, creation, exhibition, and discussion at PIX FILM Studio/Gallery.

The collective provides appropriate support by means of mentoring, guidance, and equipment materials resource for artistic explorations.​ At PIX FILM Collective we encourage cultural advocacy and collaboration with service organizations.


Past Recipients of
The Petman Foundation Award

Anna Vasof (Vienna- Greece)

Brett Long (Toronto)

Michael Enzbrunner (Toronto)

Leslie Supnet (Winnipeg)

Sally Walker-Hudecki (Toronto)

Andreas Wutz (Germany)

Sabine Gruffat (France-USA)

Matthieu Hallé (Ottawa)

Blinn & Lambert (NYC - USA)

Andrew Lennox (Toronto)

Stephanie Castonguay (Montréal)

Britany Gunderson ( Milwaukee-USA)

Khadija Aziz (Toronto)

Nick Fox-Gieg (Toronto)

Coco Guzmán ( Toronto/Spain)

Winston Hacking (Montreal/USA)

Libby Hague (Toronto)

Marco Royal Nicodemo (Montreal)

Elise Simard (Montreal)

Debashish Sinha (Toronto)

Kate Wilson (Toronto)