Sandra Volny, PRIM Residency recipient

Sandra Volny, PRIM Residency recipient

Sandra Volny,
PRIM Residency recipient

Sandra Volny in residency

We are pleased to announce that Sandra Volny is the new artist in PRIM Residency !

This residency is offered by invitation of the Board of Directors and its objective is to provide an artist with all the resources of PRIM for one year to produce an original work.

Sandra Volny is a contemporary artist and researcher.

Her sense-based artistic practice revolves around the perception of aural space. Working across diverse media such as sound, moving images, photography, sculpture, and text, she produces installations, instruments, and videos. Volny completed a PhD in Art Sciences and Aesthetics at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne by conducting a thesis research on “Surviving Aural Spaces,” which explores the persistence of sound in space in its material, sensory and social constellations.

She is currently an artist in residence at Fonderie Darling and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Biological Sciences, Université de Montréal, and at École des arts visuels et médiatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal.

She has exhibited work in Canada and Europe, most recently at Dazibao, Centre Clark, FOFA Gallery, Centre d’Exposition de l’Université de Montréal, Place Publique/Fonderie Darling, Galerie Michel Journiac, Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, and Raumlabor-267 Quartiere für zeitgenössische Kunst und Fotografie.

Volny is also the founding member of Sound and Space Research, an international art research platform focusing on sound, space, and its resonances within the social and environmental context.

Congratulations to Sandra, we look forward to welcoming her!

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Welcome to Mélanie and Amélie

Welcome to Mélanie and Amélie

Welcome
to Amélie
and Melanie

Amélie & Mélanie

PRIM’s team is pleased to welcome two new employees to its team: Amélie and Mélanie!

Amélie arrived in February, as a post-production assistant. She assists Sylvain in the preparation and finishing of projects, scanning orders, transfers and duplications. She also collaborates in the updating of the equipment, as well as the technical support of the users.

Amélie holds a French Master’s degree in Arts, specializing in film and audiovisual studies. Her work has always focused on Quebec cinema, to which she has devoted her academic research. An interest in the image and its language that continued throughout his master’s degree in art, research-creation, at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. Recently graduated with an AEC in editing techniques and computer graphics from the Grasset Institute, she specializes more particularly in the fields of post-production by refining her skills with the language of video editing, from its poetry to its aesthetics, through its technicalities.

Melanie arrived in May as Member Services and Communications Coordinator. It is responsible for liaising with the membership and providing support to the administration. She ensures the smooth running of the center and also coordinates the organization’s communications.

After completing her Master’s degree in Communications at UQAM, Mélanie began to apply her passion for digital communications to the Quebec independent film industry, working at Main Film. She discovered the richness of local creations and with this experience, she wishes to enrich her career with PRIM. Melanie will use all her organizational skills to serve you at PRIM and her communication skills to enhance your project.

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A new era for PRIM

A new era for PRIM

A new era
for PRIM

Agora Prim

After almost 2 years of construction, the entire PRIM team is delighted to be able to welcome you to its new premises!

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, PRIM is thrilled to announce the end of the renovation work at its centre, which allowed them to modernize their installations and to add new spaces devoted to creation in media and digital arts, which are adapted to the needs of the members and the artistic community.

New facilities
It’s the beginning of a new era for PRIM, the technical and human resource centre devoted to the creation and production of independent media works. Thanks to a reflection begun in 2011, the centre has notably built a new sound mixing studio, a space devoted to research and creation in digital art and virtual reality, as well as a space for specialized training.

The project reflects the vitality and importance of PRIM as a creation and production centre in Montréal, at the service of creators since 1981. The new installations will allow them to serve a greater number of artists thanks to new creation spaces and will broaden the accessibility to the installations by a greater number of artistic disciplines. The new studios will also contribute to fostering digital art exploration by being more open to research.

PRIM is happy to be able to offer more resources to artists so they can professionalize and adapt themselves to the technological advances, encouraging encounters between local and international artists in a rewarding context of collaboration and exchanges. The project also participates in the revival and consolidation of the Faubourgs neighbourhood, an important cultural creation hub.

The Saucier + Perrotte Architectes firm, responsible for the architectural design of the new PRIM centre, is internationally renowned for the unique signature of its creations. It is notably behind the recent transformation of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

The project is financed by the Government of Canada, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Ministère de la culture et des communications, and the Ville de Montréal (under the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal), as well as PME-MTL.

A real rejuvenation for the center, which has been 95% renovated!
What better way to celebrate 40 years of PRIM?

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Our new colors!

Our new colors!

Our
new
colors!

Our visual identity

The entire team is proud to unveil the new PRIM colors!

This new image accompanies the reopening of the center and translates in a graphic way our will to anchor ourselves in modernity, to offer a unifying space, and to privilege creative freedom.

This minimalist logo allows us to leave all the space to the graphic creation, the way we leave all the creativity to our members. The oval shape that wraps around the logo represents support and inclusion, while the unique typography recalls freedom and creativity.

We also wanted to add color to our graphic charter. Thus our palette is composed of soft and joyful colors. It reflects a creative and daring universe and contributes to make PRIM accessible, inclusive and friendly.

This new visual identity, designed by Featuring, has been thought to adapt in multiple ways, and to make your moments spent with us pleasant, whether in the center or online.

The new design of the site puts the spotlight on your projects, offering them a beautiful space of visibility, while allowing you to know what is happening in the center, with the new format of the news.

So that browsing the new website is a bit like having a coffee in the agora – discovering members’ projects, chatting and having a good time!

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Three new assistance programs

Three new assistance programs

Three new
assistance programs

Three new assistance programs

Since the center reopened, three additional assistance programs have opened at PRIM!

In order to be as close as possible to the needs of artists, PRIM has added three support programs; in addition to the already popular Creation Assistance Program and Risky Documentary Assistance Program.
The Research and Exploration program in addition to the October and April deposit, and 2 programs available at all times: Distribution Assistance Program and Organization Assistance Program.

● The objective of theResearch and Exploration Asssistance Program is to support artists who have a research approach that aims to promote innovation in the arts and the exploration of new avenues that contribute to the development of disciplines. In order for artists to have the opportunity to carry out their artistic research in complete freedom, and without being burdened by their budgetary constraints, PRIM grants an incomparable discount of 90% on the non-member rate for the rental of rooms, studios and filming equipment for research and exploration.

● The Distribution Assistance Program, available at all times, is designed to support the completion of independent media works and encourage their dissemination under the best possible conditions. To apply, you must have proof of scheduled broadcast and a working version of the work confirmed for broadcast.
The assistance granted is a 75% discount on the non-member rate for room, studio and equipment rentals for finishing services, as well as access to the -75% rate of the Creation Assistance Program for DCP production (the maximum value of the assistance granted will be $2,500).

●The purpose of the Organizations Assistance Program is to support nonprofit organizations that have a cultural, social, or community focus and have a project that contributes to the achievement of their mission As such, organizations can be a non-profit cooperative, a foundation or a charitable organization. This assistance is available at all times. The assistance provided is a 75% discount on the non-member rate for room, studio and equipment rentals for finishing services, as well as access to the Creation Assistance Program rate of -75% for DCP production.

In this way, PRIM wishes to accompany you in the highlights of your artistic life.

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