Julie-Andrée Tremblay, Expérimentations en atelier, 2004.
Julie-Andrée Tremblay, Expérimentations en atelier, 2004.

Artist residencies | REGULAR


This residency program is open to professional visual artists, whether established or emerging, from Québec, Canada, and other countries. The eight-week residencies host four artists per season. They include an honorarium, lodging, work spaces, logistical support, and access to the centre’s technical and documentary resources.

Call for application for artists | Regular


Duration of the residency:

8 weeks

Residency periods:

Spring: April 22 to June 14, 2024
Summer: July 8 to August 30, 2024
Fall: September 23 to November 15, 2024
Winter: January 27 to March 21, 2025


The eight-week residency includes:

  • Residency honorarium of CAD $1,769
  • 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, artistic and logistical support
  • Access to a bicycle in season/occasional local transportation in winter

* Materials, travel fees and other living charges are at the residents’ expense.

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 $200 is offered to artists whose workshop proposal is selected)

You application must include:

  • A curriculum vitae (maximum two pages, PDF format)
  • A text including an artist’s statement and your research and experimentation intentions, including any specific needs in terms of technical resources, if applicable (maximum one page, PDF format)
  • A portfolio of 10 to 15 images (JPG format) in a single PDF document accompanied by a description list of the images. If video works are used, provide a link (Vimeo, YouTube) accompanied by the password, if applicable. Make sure that the videos will be accessible.

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

Submit an application — Deadline: November 12, 2023

Artists are selected according to the following criteria:

  • The strength of the proposal
  • The potential impact of the residency on the artist’s career
  • Consistency with the centre’s mandate
  • The constructive complementarity of art practices

Est-Nord-Est recognizes the importance of bringing together a multiplicity of forms of artistic and cultural expression. In the selection process, emphasis will be placed on cultural, generational, sexual, and identity diversity. In this spirit of inclusion, we encourage artists from underrepresented, marginalized, and minority groups to apply.

Support for marginalized artists:

If you wish to submit a file in a format other than written, please contact us at info@estnordest.org or at 418-598-6363.
A virtual mentoring session is possible, upon request, to obtain support for the preparation of your application in response to this call. Please send a request to info@estnordest.org before November 1, 2023.

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