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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS : EST-NORD-EST, MAP ARTISTS RESIDENCIES, QUÉBEC

As part of their mobility program, the Creative European Pepinieres and Est-Nord-Est Centre are launching a call for applications for artist residencies in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. For its 2020-21 programming, ENE welcomes artists for residency periods of two months each.

Amount of the scholarship attributed to the selected artist

4 000$ CAD

Deadline : 10th January 2020

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THE RESIDENCE

Est-Nord-Est (ENE) is an artist-run centre the mandate of which is to provide an international community of artists and authors in contemporary art with support by offering space and time for research and experimentation, as well as privileged access to local resources and knowhow.

The centre is situated in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a village on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, in a unique geographic and historical locale. The predominant aspects of the landscapes are farms, forests, and the river. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is situated 115 km from Quebec City and 350 km from Montreal.

Originally based on the idea of encounters between sculptors with contemporary practices and those using regional traditional skills, ENE now welcomes contemporary visual-arts artists from all disciplines. The residencies at ENE are intended for professional artists, both established and emerging, from all over the world. They offer artists and authors an opportunity to explore their research more deeply, to experiment, and to create in a cultural space that is unique, lively, and stimulating. ENE is a member of Res Artis, Pépinières européennes de création and of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec.

The eight-week residency periods, which bring together four artists and one author in the field of contemporary art, are offered in spring, summer, fall, and, in 2020 for the first time, winter. In summer 2019, Est-Nord-Est moved into its new building created and designed specifically for artist and author residencies. The centre’s expertise in hosting residencies oriented the choices made when its premises were built. This new architectural concept places exchanges, friendly relations, and technical and logistical assistance at the heart of the experience offered to residents. Through these choices, the centre once again reaffirms its innovative position with regard to art residencies.

Proposed field of expression for this residence

Visual and Media Arts

Residency periods

  • Spring: April 20 to June 12, 2020
  • Summer: July 6 to August 28, 2020
  • Fall: September 14 to November 6, 2020
  • Winter: February 1 to March 26, 2021

Amount of the grant and conditions offered to the selected artists

  • The Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ) offers a CAD $ 4,000 grant for a two-month residency (8 weeks) to each selected artist.

  • Access to an individual studio-workshop to be used for work and lodging
  • Access to specialized equipment (wood, metal, ceramics)
  • Access to a documentation centre (books, magazines)
  • Access to local resources
  • Technical and logistical support
  • Access to a bicycle in summer/ local transportation organized by ENE in winter

ENE offers artists:

  • Time and a place to devote themselves to research and experimentation
  • Privileged access to local resources and diverse areas of knowhow
  • An international art community

Expectations towards the artists:

  • To make full use of the residency period offered for his/her research
  • To be present during the entire residency period 
  • To present his/her approach and research interests at the beginning of the residency at a public event organized by ENE
  • To present his/her research and experiments carried out during the residency at a public event organized by ENE at the end of the residency period
  • OPTIONAL: To propose a workshop for a youth or community organization in the region (an additional fee of $100 is offered to artists whose workshop proposal is selected)

Eligible applicants

  • The call is aimed primarily at emerging artists (the emerging artist concept is left to the discretion of the jury, which will be based primarily on the artist’s career more than on his age)
  • Have a professional artistic status
  • The artist must hold a citizenship other than Canadian
FURTHER INFORMATION

Est-Nord-Est

Originally based on the idea of encounters between sculptors with contemporary practices and those using regional traditional skills, ENE now welcomes contemporary visual-arts artists from all disciplines. The residencies at ENE are intended for professional artists, both established and emerging, from all over the world. They offer artists and authors an opportunity to explore their research more deeply, to experiment, and to create in a cultural space that is unique, lively, and stimulating. ENE is a member of Res Artis, Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes and of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec.

The territory

The centre is situated in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a village on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, in a unique geographic and historical locale. The predominant aspects of the landscapes are farms, forests, and the river. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is situated 115 km from Quebec City and 350 km from Montreal.

Artists are selected according to the following criteria:

  • The artistic quality of the proposal
  • The potential impact of the residency on the artist’s career
  • A constructive mix of art practices
  • A mix of genders and generations
  • Representation by residents from Quebec, Canada, and around the world

A jury of peers evaluates the applications. For each residency, ENE selects artists and authors whose practices are complementary in nature or in dialogue with each other and comply with its mandate.

 

SUBMISSION

To apply, please

* To be valid, your application must be filed December January 10, 2020 at midnight (Paris time) at the latest.
* All applications sent by mail, incomplete or received after the deadline will be automatically rejected.

Laureates

Public announcement of the laureats will be made on the websites of “European Pepinieres de Creation” and “Ateliers de l’Universel”. The Laureats page will allow candidates to check if they have been selected.

 

Infos

Production

  • This international residency program is made possible with the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and the partnership of Langage Plus, the Sagamie Centre and the Pepinieres Europeennes de Creation.
  • The (CALQ) assumes the role of national coordinator for the Pepinieres europeennes de Creation.
    National Coordinator: Diane Isabelle, Program Officer, Direction of the support to the diffusion and the international radiation.