You Suffer, by oualie frost (2021)


Video, Video Installation, Activist Video,

Performance Art, Experimental Documentary, Animation

… or anything in between!




    Submissions Open: October 24. 2023

    Submissions Deadline: December 22. 2023


To submit work for consideration, please send a .pdf to submissions@vtape.org with the following:

    · Links to no more than two examples of your recent work (completed in the past two years)

    · Current bio and CV 

    · Synopses for each work, and a list of any public screenings or exhibitions of the submitted works (.pdf)   

    · A link to your website (if you have one)


A little about us

Vtape is a non-profit, arts-oriented video distributor that represents contemporary and historical work by an enormous diversity of Canadian and international artists, from world-famous media and visual artists to new and emerging figures. All rights for the works we distribute are retained by the artist. We work collaboratively with our artists on an ongoing basis to determine the most effective distribution strategy for their work, and are mandated to secure fees for any exhibition or licensing of the works in our collection, with 70% of all revenues earned returned to the artist. We specialize in services to institutions and organizations that exhibit and acquire video artworks. Want to know even more? Visit our Distribution for Artists page


Not sure if Vtape is the right home for your work?

We provide a permanent home for your work: we’ll ensure it is maintained and continues to be made available to arts professionals, educators, and audiences into the future. Vtape’s collection proudly represents many works by artists from Indigenous, Black, POC, Queer, LGBTQ+, and Deaf and Disabled communities. For emerging artists, it provides a cultural context for your artworks alongside brand-new videos and canonical classics alike. Have a look at the list of Vtape artists and at the titles in our catalog to see if Vtape looks like the right home for your work.


Want your work previewed by curators, educators, programmers?

If your work is at Vtape, it becomes available for preview by curators, festival programmers, writers, and researchers from around the world.




Still have questions?

Visit our Distribution for Artists page, OR, send inquiries to Madeleine Scott, Vtape’s Submissions & Distribution Coordinator, at collections@vtape.org


Vtape’s new submissions process is supported by the Ontario Arts Council’s Arts Response fund