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Call for applications 2021-2022

Introduction

Est-Nord-Est (ENE) is an artist-run centre whose mission 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 all contemporary visual arts and media disciplines and practices. 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 artists and one author in the field of contemporary art, are offered in spring, summer, fall, and winter. ENE occupies a building designed and constructed specifically for artist and author residencies. This architectural concept places exchanges, friendly relations, and technical and logistical assistance at the heart of the experience offered to residents.

Due to the pandemic, the number of artists and authors in residency and where they come from may vary depending on the governmental measures in force.

Length of the residencies

8 weeks

Residency periods

Spring: April 19 to June 11, 2021

Fall: September 13 to November 5, 2021

Winter: January 31 to March 25, 2022

Conditions

The eight-week residency includes:

  • Residency honorarium of CAD1,560
  • Occupation of 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 season)/occasional local transportation in winter (in compliance with health measures in force)

Because of the pandemic, residents and employees must comply with sanitary protocols implemented by ENE.

* Materials, travel costs, and other living expenses are the residents’ responsibility.

ENE offers artists:

  • A space and the time to devote themselves to research and experimentation
  • Privileged access to local resources and diverse types of expertise
  • Contact with an international art community

Expectations of the artists and authors in residency:

  • To make full use of the residency period offered for their research
  • To be present throughout the residency period
  • To present their approach and research interests at a public event organized by ENE at the beginning of the residency period
  • To present their research and experimentations conducted during the residency at a public event organized by ENE at the end of the residency period
  • OPTIONAL: to propose a creative workshop for a youth or community organization in the region (a fee of CAD200 is offered to residents whose workshop proposal is accepted)

The selection of artists is guided by the following evaluation criteria:

  • The artistic quality of the proposals
  • The potential impact of the residency on the participant’s career
  • A constructive mix of practices
  • A mix of genders and generations
  • Representation by residents from Québec, Canada, and other countries

A jury of peers evaluates the applications. For each research and creation residency, ENE selects artists and an author whose practices are complementary to or in dialogue with each other and comply with its mission.

Your application must include:

  • A curriculum vitae (maximum two pages, PDF format)
  • An artist’s statement (maximum one page, PDF format)
  • A text presenting your research, experimentation, or production intentions, including your specific needs in terms of technical resources, if applicable (maximum one page, PDF format)
  • A portfolio of 10 to 15 images (JPG format) accompanied by a description list of the images. If videos are presented, include a link (Vimeo, YouTube) accompanied by the password, if applicable. Make sure that the videos will be accessible.

The application must be sent online. No applications that are sent by mail, incomplete, or received after the deadline will be accepted.

 

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CLOSED – Flash call to artists in Québec

Deadline: March 28, 2021

In the current context of the pandemic, ENE wants to support the province’s art community, so it is launching a call for applications exclusive to artists in Québec. Two two-month research residencies will be offered to complement the spring 2021 program. Both of the artists chosen will join one artist and one author selected following the 2020 call for applications.

Residency period

Spring: April 19 to June 11, 2021

 

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Call for applications: Artists in Québec and Atlantic Canada

Deadline: May 9, 2021

ENE is launching a call for applications for artists in Québec and Atlantic Canada. Four two-month research residencies will be offered to complement the fall 2021 and winter 2022 programs. The artists chosen will join the residents selected following the 2020 call for applications.

Residency periods

Fall: September 13 to November 5, 2021
Winter: January 31 to March 25, 2022

Submit an application