In times of COVID-19, PIX FILM Collective is adapting its yearly Studio Immersion Program, by creating the new 

PIX FILM Collective Virtual Residency 

In 2021 we will encourage artists to experiment in creations or re-creations of their work

in Augmented Reality | 3d | 360 views to be exhibited in an exclusive web platform adapted for the PIX FILM Collective program.

This initiative extends and re-thinks the frame of shared practices and philosophies of openness.

Artists can adapt or create new digital artwork.

The resulting work is to be exhibited within an augmented reality 360-degree virtual place, reflecting creativity, optimism and resilience. 

We want you to develop loop work, which can be abstract or representational or derived from hybrid

multi-arts practices. 

The work can be 1-3 minutes in duration and suitable to be exhibit online and via an XR APP.

The work will be exhibited at the ARTIFICIAL MUSEUM in Toronto and Vienna in fall 2021- winter 2022 

Eight artist projects, selected by a jury, will be granted a combination of $1,500 cash and $500 for technical support, experimentation and production expenses.

The program will also include a workshop for technical guidance for artists selected in early August. 

(Understanding of software programs such as After Effects, 3D, Photoshop can be an asset but is not necessary)


Eligibility criteria:

The proposed project should allow the artist to transform and innovate within their art practice by repurposing or creating a hybrid artwork for the web.

Artists will be Canadian 

PIX FILM Collective encourages submissions from applicants at all stages in their careers from all across Canada.

Proposal description: use 300 words max. 

CV, Artist Bio. 

Support Materials: up to 3 sketches or one time-based media material that supports your proposal

and/or one example of relevant previous work.


Send your application in one pdf document to: 

PIX FILM Collective Virtual Residency

Accepting applications until July 5, 2021, at 5 pm (CST)

Results will be announced on August 2, 2021

This program is supported by THE PETMAN FOUNDATION.



Artists Selected for 2020

Stephanie Castonguay ( Montreal )

Driven by experimentation, Castonguay investigates electronic circuitry as a physical process and phenomenon that leaves a palpable, audible trace. Her approach to sound and DIY electronics is playful, practical and organic: she disassembles and repurpose obsolete, barely audible machines to reveal the resonance, glitches and random sounds unexpectedly hidden within. Her work has been presented in Montreal and abroad, such as Perte de Signal, STEIM, Tsonami Arte Sonoro, and most recently at Festival Internacional de la Imagen and Athens Digital Arts Festival. She has performed in various festivals such as Sight & Sound, Ibrida Pluri II, Instruments Make Play, Code d’Accès, Mutek, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Lux Magna and Suoni Per il Popolo. She is a member at Perte de Signal.

Britany Gunderson ( Milwaukee, USA )

Britany Gunderson received a BFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her practice is often interdisciplinary, creating film and video work that uses material forms such as hand-cut paper, textile fabrics, and celluloid. Exploring ideas of personal non-fiction, her work expands the idea of what a moving image can be. She has screened at venues internationally and received an Honorable Mention at the 2018 Milwaukee Underground Film Festival.

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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)