Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer.
Artists receive a 1168$ stipend and free lodging for the eight-week period of the residence. They also have access to an individual studio space, a woodwork shop, various tools, mainly for wood – but also metal and stone, technical and logistical support, certain electronic equipment… and a bicycle.
Curators and writers receive a 583$ stipend and free lodging for the four-week period of the residence. A 260$ writer’s fee will also be paid for texts on the residency produced for publication by Est-Nord-Est (250 words per artist). Curators and writers have access to an individual studio space, documentation on the artists, certain electronic equipment, logistical support… and a bicycle.
The artists and the curator or the writer share a collective house next door to the Est-Nord-Est studios. It has five bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms and a laundry room.
Est-Nord-Est is situated in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (3,500 inhabitants), on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, in a region characterized by agriculture, forests, and the waterway. The origin of the centre’s name comes from this geographic situation, east-northeast of airports and city life (115 km from Quebec City and 350 km from Montreal).
Audiovisual and computer
2 video projectors; slide projectors; DVD player/video recorder (VHS-NTSC); projection screens; light table; scanners; black-and-white/colour laser printer; high-speed Internet.
The artists may use this equipment on an occasional basis to complement their work in studio. Artists who wish to make intensive and continuous use must bring their own computer.
12-inch planer; 12-inch jointer; band saw (clearance 32 inches, height 16 inches); table saw with guide; mitre-box saw; radial saw; electric chain saws; vertical, horizontal, disk, and band sanders; drill press; wood lathes.
Electric plane; drills; routers; clamps; gouges, chisels and knives; workbenches with vices etc.
Cutter; oxyacetylene torch; arc welder; grinder ; forge. etc.
Compressor; pneumatic polisher; grinder with diamond-impregnated blade; mallets; spikes and chisels etc.
To meet artists’ other needs, we also solicit other technical resources in the region.