Travaux de recherche sur l'idée du commun en art actuel par Véronique Leblanc
Véronique Leblanc, Travaux de recherche sur l'idée du commun en art actuel à partir du travail d'Anne-Marie Ouellet, 2019. Crédit photo: ENE / Jean-Sébastien Veilleux photographe.

Author residencies | REGULAR


This residency program is open to authors from Québec, Canada, and other countries whose work concerns ideas, practices, or issues in contemporary visual and media arts. In symbiosis with the presence of the artists, the eight-week residencies host one author per season. They include an honorarium, lodging, logistical support, and access to the centre’s technical and documentary resources.

Call for applications for author residencies | 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 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 authors:

  • 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 authors:

  • 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 residence stay 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 resident whose workshop proposal is selected)

Your application must include:

  • The application form duly completed
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum two pages, PDF format)
  • A text presenting your research and experimentation intentions, including your specific needs for technical resources, if applicable (maximum one page in PDF format)
  • Two published texts on contemporary art: review or critique of an exhibition, essay, or a text from a pamphlet, catalogue, or book on art (maximum 10 pages in total in PDF format)

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

Authors are selected with the following criteria in mind:

  • The theoretical, analytical or critical quality of the proposal
  • The potential impact of the residency on the author’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 authors from underrepresented, marginalized, and minority groups to apply.

Support for marginalized authors:

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 before November 1, 2023.

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