Applications for artist residencies 2018

** Due to execution of the capital investment project Est-Nord-Est: Tous azimuts!, please note that the 2018 residencies will take place at a temporary site situated in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli **

About ENE

Est-Nord-Est (ENE) is an artist-run centre the mandate of which 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 traditional skills typical of the region, ENE now welcomes contemporary visual-arts artists from all disciplines. 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 and of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec.

ENE Residencies

The residency periods offered in spring, summer, and fall usually bring together four artists and one author in contemporary art. However, in 2018 ENE is undertaking its major capital investment program, as part of which its premises will be completely reconstructed. ENE is therefore, exceptionally, using a temporary site that will give residents access to a shared studio attached to their living quarters. As a consequence, only two artists and one author will be selected for each eight-week residency period.

For ENE, 2018 is a pivotal year, as the centre’s premises will be completely torn down and reconstructed on the current site. To underline this year of change, while remaining open to artists of all types, the 2018 program particularly encourages artists in whose practices memory, archive, transmission, and oblivion are issues; those who address notions of geography, the environment, and ecology; those whose work is based on ideas about architecture, renewal, and transformation; and those whose approach involves studying the local environment or intervention on the land.

Residency periods

Spring: June 4 to July 27, 2018

Summer: August 6 to September 28, 2018

Fall: October 9 to December 1, 2018

For more information and to submit an application

Applications must be uploaded directly to the centre’s website at this URL:

For any questions, contact the ENE team: