Pleasure Dome is a year-round, artist-run exhibition group dedicated to the presentation and appreciation of experimental film and video.

With a curatorial mandate to program time-based work from local, national and international artists, Pleasure Dome presents a variety of different genres, styles and traditions, from those of the historical avant-garde, to contemporary post-modern strategies of video/film mixes, alongside other attempts to re-imagine the modernist experimental tradition.

We are proud of our long-standing and ongoing commitment to alternative media arts and artists through commissions, the exhibition of diverse formats and perspectives, and to the development of public appreciation and critical understanding of experimental media art through the distribution and publication of critical writing on the art form.

In an effort to foster a diverse and inclusive screening environment which encourages attendance from as many sectors of the public as possible, Pleasure Dome exhibits innovative works in engaging and “expanded” presentations which include installation and other unconventional exhibition formats, all with a low admission cost. We often program short length and small format work while seeking out and presenting works by women, visible and invisible minorities, First Nations and Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Pleasure Dome does not offer awards or prizes, but all selected artists will be paid screening fees at or above IMAA minimum rates:

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. Pleasure Dome is made possible through the generous support of our funders, as well as our members, sponsors and community partners.

This call is open to Canadian artists (artists who reside in Canada) or works produced in Canada, as well as international artists living and working outside of Canada.

For exhibition formats, we can accommodate 35mm, Regular / Super 8, 16mm, VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray, or QuickTime files not greater than HD (1920×1080).