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Artist in Residence Program, 2013-2014

Site 3 coLaboratory Artist in Residence program

When is the residency?
August 1, 2013 to August 1, 2014

Where is the residency?
Site 3 coLaboratory, 718r Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada.

How To Apply:
Send the following to info@site3.ca by 11:59pm on July 30th, 2013:

As your cover letter, introduce yourself and provide a no-more-than 750-word essay on why you want to come work with us. We need to know who you are and what you’ve done and why you think we’re a good fit for you.

Attached to e-mail, submit a project proposal totalling no more than 1000 words and three supporting images that tells us how you intend to use the shop space and the shop equipment.

What You Get:
- Six months access to Site 3 coLaboratory, with key.
- Free access to any normal member workshops hosted in the period, ie: basic equipment training classes. Example: Laser.
- Funding for liquor licence and normal liquor, portable toilet, etc. for display show at end.

What We Need You To Supply:
- You will organize a full display of work produced for a show-off event at the end of your residency; a lightning talks round, a DJ night, something to display the work you’ve done.
- A report of what you’ve done for our website, so we can promote you. And us, of course.
- You should be prepared to be a major part of the Site 3 promotional team, which means you say nice things about us and our facility when asked by your peers, and direct people to us who you think would get along with us.

Who Qualifies:
We are looking for artists and artisans with a view to the future. Preference will be given to those not previously affiliated with Site 3, although of course we would like to see a broad range of response. Preference will be given to interdisciplinary project proposals which incorporate a high level of technical accomplishment with some element which could not be easily achieved without the support of Site 3. We are open to proposals from emerging artists (“The Youngs”), but emerged artists (“The Olds”) are also specifically welcome to apply. There will be no preference given to one material technique over another.
We want to see some amazing things. We think you have some idea of what you want to make. Come make it with us.

By alex | 02 July 2013 | Featured,learning,news | | 1 Comment   

SoonCon 2011 is at TIFF Bell Lightbox

SoOnCon is the Southern Ontario Hackerspaces & Makers Mini-Conference. Previously hosted by Kwartzlab of Kitchener-Waterloo and ThinkHaus of Hamilton, this year it’s coming to Site 3 Toronto and TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Find out more here:
SoonCon Wiki

This here is the Call For Proposals. We would like to hear from you!

By alex | 15 August 2011 | events,Featured,learning,news | | 0 Comments   

Another successful Mask-making workshop wraps up

Site 3 member and costume guru Adam Smith ran another awesome leather mask-making workshop this weekend!

Here are two of Adam’s demo masks:

Demo Mask


Just imagine, YOU could be the proud owner of a mask just like these ones, or something completely different – whatever you can dream up! Stay tuned for future mask-making workshops, and check out what else is in store while you’re at it!

Upcoming classes include “Learn to Make Chainmail”. Chainmail AND a leather mask? That’s practically an entire new wardrobe. Come let Site 3 clothe and educate you!

By Hobgob | 22 June 2011 | learning,news | , , , | 0 Comments   

More circuit prototyping classes!

Our last circuit prototyping class was a hit, and so we’re having another on June 24 from 7-9PM. In fact, we’re going to be making them a monthly affair, so if you’re all booked up in June, don’t worry, we’ll still be here in July.

From the event description:

Interested in learning to build electronic circuits, but don’t know where to start? This is the course for you! In this introductory-level course you’ll learn how to read a schematic and how to use it to build a working prototype. During the course you’ll build the Atari Punk Console, a circuit that produces sounds reminiscent of retro video games. We’ll also discuss some basic theory of how the circuit works, and we’ll do some basic “circuit bending” by tinkering with the design and see how our changes affect the circuit’s behaviour.

Intrigued? Check out the eventbrite page to secure your spot in the class!

Circuit Prototyping Class May 27!


On May 27, Site 3 is holding another of our wonderful Introduction to Circuit Prototyping classes!

The class will show you how to follow a schematic, prototype an electronic circuit on a breadboard, test it, and then play with it. For our circuit we will be using the Atari Punk Console, which is a fun noise-making circuit that sounds like something out of an old 8-bit video game.

If you’ve ever been interested in building your own electronic circuits and need a little help getting your feet wet, then this class is perfect for you.

So go ahead, buy a ticket, come on down and learn!

By Hobgob | 19 May 2011 | learning | , , | 0 Comments   

Leather mask workshop roundup, and future dates!


This past weekend’s mask-making workshops were a huge success! I was amazed at how great everybody did, and the variety of masks people created was incredible. Everyone had time to work on and take home three masks. You can see several more pictures from the Sunday session at our Flickr page (and hopefully we’ll add some from Saturday, too).

Our last sessions sold out so quickly that many people who wanted to register didn’t get a chance. The good news is, we’re doing it again in February! Once again there will be two sessions, one of Saturday, February 19th, and the other on Sunday, February 20th. If you’re interested, register quickly! As always, registration for our events is available at site3.eventbrite.com.

By Jonathan | 25 January 2011 | learning | | 0 Comments   
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