Appel a candidatures : résidence d’artistes 2021

As part of their mobility program MAP, European Pepinieres of Creation and the Quebec Co-operative Méduse are launching a call for applications for 2 residences that are part of its annual program residencies.

Amount of the scholarship attributed to the selected artist

CA $ 6,000 per residence

Deadline (extended): June 24, 2020 July 06, 2020 at midnight (Paris)









Méduse is a unique structure in North America. A cooperative of artistic, cultural and community producers and disseminators, it opened its doors in 1995. Its 4000 m2 building complex, located in the St. Roch District, at the heart of Downtown Québec City, includes ten (10) autonomous non-profit organizations leading the way in contemporary arts. They have distinct, complementary missions. Through its member organizations, Méduse gives artists access to high-end production and dissemination spaces and equipment. The cooperative is a major hub for the production and dissemination of contemporary arts in Canada.

Proposed field of expression for this residence

Visual and media/digital arts


Méduse’s international residencies are offered in collaboration with the cooperative member organizations. Each organization has its own participation in the program. Here is the list of available mentor organizations for the international residencies.

  • Antitube (cinema) – writing and pre-production projects;
  • Avatar (audio and electronic art) – creation and production projects;
  • La Bande Vidéo (video) – creation and production projects;
  • Engramme (printmaking) – creation and production projects;
  • L’OEil de Poisson (visual and multidisciplinary arts) – creation and production projects;
  • Spira (cinema) – research-creation and post production projects;
  • VU (photography) – creation and production projects;
  • Manif d’art (visual arts) – public art, writing and curatorial projects.

Hosting facilities

As an international residency host, we offer:

  • artistic support (mainly provided by the mentoring member organization *) ;
  • logistics support (mainly provided by Méduse) ;
  • access to technical studios, supervision by experienced technicians and specialized equipment (free or paying access depending on the type of project, the mentoring organization and the availability **) ;
  • support for professional networking (by Méduse and the mentoring member organization) ;
  • organization of artist talks and public presentations (coordinated by Méduse) ;
  • production of a short video clip documenting the residency and/or the project (coordinated by Méduse).

* By mentoring organization, we mean one of the cooperative member organizations. Depending on the projects, more than one organization may simultaneously welcome an artist.
** Méduse’s international residencies do not grant unlimited and continuous access to the technical studios and technicians. The equipment lists are available on each member organization’s website. See meduse.org

Residency conditions

It offers:

  • 3 months accommodation in single occupancy in nearby accommodation;
  • production allowance: CA$ 6,000*** ;
  • access to coop member rates for equipment rentals and services;
  • promotion of the residency;
  • organization of artist talks or public presentations;
  • production of a short video clip documenting the residency and/or the project.

The artist may apply to programs for complementary funding. If so, the artist must handle these applications autonomously.

*** The allowance is given to the artist to cover his/her international transportation (home-Méduse), material purchases and/or rental, production expenses and personal expenses (food, transportation, etc.).


  • Deadline (extended): June 24, 2020 July 06, 2020 at midnight (Paris).
  • Number of proposals to be selected: 2
  • Residency dates: January > March 2021 & April > June 2021

Eligible applicants

Writing, curatorial, research-creation, or production projects in one or more disciplines of visual and media/digital arts.

  • 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

Application file must include:

  • an artistic statement and project intention (1000 words max. in French or  English);
  • the chosen residency period;
  • a preferred mentoring organization (1 or more organizations of the cooperative);
  • support material (CV, 10 images max. and/or 10 min max. in PDF – web links to video/sound)


he selection of applicants is made by a jury of professionals at Méduse. The artistic directors of the cooperative member organizations form the jury. The jury will be held in 2020, August.


Méduse cooperative

Méduse is a cooperative of artistic, cultural and community-based producers and disseminators founded in 1993. It was built around a major real-estate project funded by the Canadian Heritage Ministry, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Ville de Québec, the Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins, Gaz Métro and the founder organisations.

Based on the idea of bundling services and know-how in the artistic and cultural fields, Méduse is recognized as a leading hub for the production and dissemination of contemporary arts in Canada. Ever since it foundation, its member organizations have been offering high-end well-equipped research and creation spaces, professional artistic services, artistic residencies, training and dissemination activities, including exhibitions and screenings.

The coop’s objective is also to give professional artists access to professional artistic facilities and equipment, and offer work opportunities, to foster the improvement of their socioeconomic and practice conditions. Meduse’s singular management structure makes it a remarkable economic leverage tool for Québec City, its artists and cultural workers.

Largely accessible, Méduse is an emblematic, remarkable co-operation and interaction model on the artistic, cultural and social levels, and an outstanding development tool for creators and citizens. With its artist residency activities and foreign exchange projects, it is a major contributor to the national and international exposure of the province of Québec.

Geographic location

Located in the Saint-Roch district between Lower Town and Upper Town of Quebec, at the crossroads of De Saint-Vallier Est and Côte d’Abraham streets, the cooperative’s compound consists of 9 interconnected buildings rehabilitated by the architect Émile Gilbert in 1995. Representing an area of 4,000 m2, the building currently hosts 10 tenant-members (9 artistic organizations and 1 community organization), who act independently and in a complementary manner.


To apply, please considere

  • What elements your application must include
  • Upload your compressed file (.rar .zip etc. – maximum 500 MB) via the UPLOAD BOX provided for this purpose.

* To be valid, your complete application must be uploaded before the June 24, 2020 July 06, 2020 at midnight (Paris)
** All applications sent by mail, incomplete or received after the deadline will be automatically rejected.


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


  • Dealine (extended): 24.06.2020 06.07.2020
  • Méduse – 650 côte d’Abraham, Québec, G1R1A1, Canada
  • info : info@pepinieres.eu
  • meduse.orgpepinieres.eu