Call for Proposals
Digital Strategy Fund Zone
Deadline: EXTENDED to January 25, 2019
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org | 647 479 4260
Are you a Canadian individual or organization that has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund, or other digital strategy funding in Canada? Would you like to have a chance to share a short presentation on your project mandate, activities, desired (and actual) impacts for the purpose of soliciting greater networks for your project and shared learning? The Digital Strategy Fund Zone pitch presentations or panel discussions at the Digital Arts Services Symposium from March 18-20, 2019 are the platform for you.
What is the format?
Pitch presentations should be 5 to 8 minutes in duration with a maximum of 20 slides. A short Q&A will follow once all presentations are complete. Presentations will be selected to represent a diversity of regions, disciplines, and priorities.
Up to 6 presenters will be invited to participate in a panel discussion to dive deeper into issues related to the Digital Strategy Fund’s three priorities for transformation, literacy, and engagement. Each panelist will be allocated up to 10 minutes for their presentation plus 5 minutes for Q&A with the audience. A further 30 minutes will consist of open dialogue with the panelists, facilitated by a moderator. Two panelists will be selected representing each of the three Digital Strategy Fund priorities.
What types of topics are eligible?
Pitch Presentations are the ideal way to share early-phase project updates or thoughtful lessons and insights that can be delivered with a punch. This can include the heart-warming, thought-provoking, funny-but-true, and everything in between. Proposals are encouraged to address one or more of the “human, socio-cultural, financial, technological” dimensions underlying digital initiatives. Proposals are also encouraged to investigate one of the daily Symposium themes, featuring either inspiring, critical, or practical insights.
Panel discussions are a terrific opportunity to dive deeper into the transformative strategies of your digital project and identify shared insights within a wider, cross-disciplinary context. Panelists will be selected to represent a diversity of priorities, regions, disciplines, and cultures.
Issues to be addressed include:
- Opportunities, barriers, and resources required to cultivate and sustain greater digital collaboration across regional, disciplinary and cultural silos
- Evaluation of digital strategy funding and future needs.
Selection Process & Deadline
Proposals will be selected based on the topic and connection to each of the daily themes to present a coherent and varied pitch session on each day of the Symposium. All submitted proposals will have the opportunity to be published on the Symposium website at DigitalASO.ca. Proposals are due December 14, 2018. Confirmation of participation will be announced by January 7, 2019. Proposals are welcome from anywhere in Canada.
All selected participants will receive complimentary registration to one day of the Symposium on March 18, 19 or 20, 2019, including hospitality (value of up to $170). Participants selected from outside of Toronto may also be offered a travel subsidy, depending on availability of funding and expressions of need. If financial support is required to participate, please let us know when you submit a proposal. If travel to Toronto is not possible, as an alternative your presentation may be shared with conference attendees as a pre-recorded video or via live video conferencing online.