Video Pool: Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration, Application Deadline October 15

August 21 2017

Press Release for immediate circulation

Announcement for The Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration

Scott Leroux was a creative force during the time he spent making artwork at Video Pool Media Arts Centre. He had boundless energy and an ability to bring people together around his and others' acts of expression. Scott was a multi-talented musician and composer, photographer and video-artist, and developed a unique artistic process through experimentation. His presence breathed an air of curiosity into Video Pool's studios. Suddenly, and sadly, Scott passed away on October 29, 2016.

Video Pool is honoured to announce that his legacy will continue through a fund created by the Leroux family in Scott's name that offers $1,200 for a one-month residency in our new Poolside Gallery. Artists will produce new work and are encouraged to spend this time experimenting and pushing the boundaries of Media Arts, using Poolside as a 'living laboratory' where work can be explored, developed, exhibited, and discussed. Artists are invited to propose a project through the submission form found here.

Deadline for submission is October 15 2017. Applicants will be notified of the jury's decision within one month.

Inaugarated in May of 2017, Poolside Gallery is located in Video Pool Media Arts Centre on the 2nd floor in the vibrant Artspace building in downtown Winnipeg. While Video Pool has played a major role in many projects from the production side of the Media Arts, we also have a long history of curatorial projects and information-based conferences. We realize that there is a need for space with an emphasis on the Media Arts as well as experimentation and strive for Poolside to serve the arts and greater communities in an inclusive way.

Video Pool Media Arts Centre grateful acknowledges the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support over the years. We would also like to recognize the Winnipeg Foundation, whose special project funding was critical to the establishment and programming of Poolside Gallery.

For more information please contact:

Kelsey Braun

Programming Coordinator