Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration

Scott-Organ Room

Deadline: October 15, 2017

Residency to take place: February 2018


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 Scotts 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 guidelines below:


  • Applicants must be current members of Video Pool or willing to purchase a General Membership:
  • Members can only hold one fund at a time at Video Pool.
  • All types of technology-based artistic projects are eligible, including web based art, installation or performance works with strong media art component, physical computing, interactive art, robotic or experimental electronic art, video installation, or sound works.
  • Works in progress are not eligible.
  • School projects are not eligible.
  • Commercial projects are not eligible.

NOTE: Applicants to the Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration are strongly encouraged to contact the Programming Coordinator prior to submission. For more information email:


Fund recipient will have access to Poolside Gallery, and should make a list of proposed equipment for their project. Video Pool will attempt to provide access to equipment needed, but may not be able to fulfill all requests.

Please note that Poolside Gallery has some physical constraints. The space is approximately 380ft2 with 6 doorways and 1 post. In addition, unfortunately we are currently not able to exhibit work involving loud audio volumes. While we will do our best to accommodate most projects, applicants are encouraged to adapt their work to the room. For a layout of the gallery please visit:

Poolside Gallery layout


The Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration will be juried by Video Pool’s Executive Director, another member of Video Pool staff, and 2 media artist’s from the community. Notices of the jury’s decision will be sent out within 8 weeks from the application deadline by the Programming Coordinator.


Each individual is required to adhere to the following:

  • The recipient must pursue the project as proposed. Any dramatic deviation in the project’s content must be cleared with the Programming Coordinator.
  • Projects must credit Video Pool Media Arts Centre and the Scott Leroux Fund for Media Arts Exploration.
  • The recipient must submit audio/visual documentation of the project to be used for promotional materials and social media.
  • The recipient must allow the public regular weekly access to them while working in the Poolside Gallery.
  • The recipient is required to submit a final report and financial statement. A template will be provided to successful applicants to facilitate this process.


One copy of the application and ALL supporting materials must be received at the Video Pool office by midnight on the deadline date. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it defaults to the next working day. Email applications are preferred, however they can also be dropped off in person or by mail.

Submissions must include the following:


Provide a synopsis of the proposed project and a visual/sound treatment detailing how the project will be realized (not to exceed 2 pages). Jurors should get a clear sense of the work, how it contributes to the applicant’s artistic development and why the applicant wants to pursue the proposed piece.


List of all equipment necessary for the work.


Provide an outline for the public engagement aspect of the residency. This might include artist talks, open studio time, workshops, meetings, discussions etc.


Should detail relevant artistic experience of the applicant (not to exceed 3 pages.)


Limited to 2 samples and may include: online links to video (max.10 minutes running time); audio on CD or online (max. 10 minutes play time); or, max 10 still images emailed with the application or on CD or USB (.jpg or .tif only.) Please include a list detailing the support material and label all support material with applicant’s name and title of the work. Do not submit originals, as Video Pool assumes no liability in the loss of, or damage to, any support material. A deadline date will be set for applicants to pick up non-web based submission materials (ie. CDs, DVDs, etc.), after which, materials will be destroyed.

For additional information, please contact:

Kelsey Braun

T: +1 204.949.9134 (x.108)

or by mail to:
Scott Leroux Fund
Video Pool Media Arts Centre
300-100 Arthur Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H3

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