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PARTNERSHIPS & SPECIAL PROJECTS

KAPSULA invites proposals for publishing projects that represent a range of cultural literacy. However, we place a special emphasis on working with small organizations that demonstrate a community focus. KAPSULA also welcomes proposals from individuals, collectives, and cultural institutions that aim to advance online art publishing through experimentation and collaborative approaches.

Collaborations may manifest as web-based content, as an interactive PDF, or as both depending on the nature of the project.

Partnerships and projects are selected via proposals submitted through the website (see form, below), and criteria for proposals is based on the artistic merit of an individual project or its mandate as well as how powerfully the content aligns with our own mission to provide a platform for experimental art writing in a networked context.

Types of projects we support:

  • Online curatorial research and projects
  • Conference proceedings
  • Satellite exhibition content
  • Experimental and/or interactive writing (ex. fictocritcism, interviews, journaling, annotations, data analysis)
  • Video and photo essays

SERVICES

For selected partners we offer comprehensive editorial and design services on a sliding scale payment model to support a professional and affordable means of widely disseminating content.

What to expect when working with KAPSULA:

  • Editorial consultation and services
  • Typesetting, layout and graphic design and/or collaborative design dependent on the nature of the project
  • Distribution of the project to KAPSULA's international subscriber-base
  • Creation of marketing materials including text and graphics
  • Co-promotion of the project

FEE STRUCTURE

Partner/project type

Academic Institution
Art Gallery or Presentation Space
Neighbourhood Organization or Community-led Initiative
Individual Artist or Arts Collective

Fee*

$2500
$1200
$800
$500

*All prices are listed in Canadian Dollars. Fees are subject to negotiation pending acceptance of the project proposal.

SUBMISSION FORM

GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR PUBLICATION

CITATIONS

Citations should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
Prior to submission, please see our example page.

  • Please do not use auto-formatted footnotes within word-processing programs. Instead, use a square bracketed reference number that corresponds to a list at the end of the text. It is easier for us to format plain-text versions of texts.
  • We welcome bibliographies that offer readers opportunities for further reading (again, please ensure that formatting is plain text).
  • There is no limit on the amount of footnotes or bibliographical sources, but please limit your footnotes to 75 words or less.

IMAGES

We encourage you to consider images that will compliment and enhance your text. As an arts publication, we are of the mind that our readership will respond better to a mixture of visual and textual information. As a digital publication we do not require print-quality resolution images, but we do require that you lawfully obtain permission to submit any images that are not your own.

  • Ensure images are in .jpg or .png format, no smaller than 1068 pixels wide at 72 dpi.
  • Figure captions with credits to the photographer/copyright holder should be included. Again, these captions should be listed at the end of the document or on a separate page (plain-text).
  • Please ensure that you have obtained copyright permission for the images submitted with your text. Please see our Image Permissions document.

CHARACTERS

Please utilize the following characters in your text submissions. This is essential to making the design process efficent and effective.

  • -     (single hyphen) for compound words
  • --    (two hyphens) for en dash
  • ---   (three hyphens) for em dash
  • < >  (angle brackets) wrap for hyperlinked content
  • / /    (forward slashes) wrap text for italics
  • * *   (asterisks) wrap text for bold

ACCOUNTABILITY

Contributors to KAPSULA are responsible for ensuring that any direct quotes, citations or any information otherwise presented as fact in submitted texts has been verified to the best of their knowledge and with due diligence in identifying the correct source(s). As a small, independent publication, our capacity to fact-check submissions is limited, and as such, we ask contributors to be accountable should any component of their research come under dispute. Although KAPSULA does not wish to inhibit our contributors from expressing their viewpoints, it is important that our publication serve as a platform for the debate of ideas and not whether something is fact or fiction.

Once a project has been accepted for publication, our editors will review individual drafts and send them back to the contributor(s) to make necessary changes and sign-off on any revisions before the piece(s) goes to production. By signing off in writing on the revisions to a submission, contributors certify that their writing has been fact-checked and indemnify KAPSULA against legal responsibilities that may arise from the publication of said submission.

Cover Image Submission Guidelines

KAPSULA welcomes artists to submit original art to be used as cover images for our monthly releases.

Although it should be made clear that KAPSULA is not a platform for exhibiting contemporary art, we do wish to support the emergent contemporary art community by exposing our readership to ideas and images that are fresh, salient and speak to the spirit of our publication.

We look for one new cover image each month. This is an ongoing call, but submitted imagery must relate to the current call for article submissions. The current call can always be found on the website homepage.

If you're not already a subscriber, we recommend you acquaint yourself with our past issues in the archives.

TO SUBMIT

E-mail a maximum of 5 images as high resolution .tiff or .jpg attachments to submissions@kapsula.ca

Please make sure your file is a minimum of 1068 pixels wide at 72 dpi, but no larger than 4 MB.

Please also include the following information w/ your submission:

  • Your full name
  • Your current location
  • A 50-200 word explanation of how your work relates to our current theme
  • Web, blog, or other online presence
  • Image information, including:
    • Title
    • Medium
    • Dimensions
    • Date completed


There are no calls for submissions at this time.