Residencies Programs

Résidence de recherche jeune création, Montréal - Valence / Optica

March 1, 2010

Valence (France)

OPTICA (Montreal) and art3 (Valence) initiated a combined residency and grant program for young artists. The host organizations’ primary function is to serve as mediator for artists working in new environments, setting up meetings with professionals and organizing public presentations. At the end of the three-month residency, the grant recipient makes his or her work public and a publication is co-produced by OPTICA and art3 the following year.

- living in Quebec
- being less than 40 years old
- submitting a proposal including :
- 10 to 20 digital images* (CD-Rom) of recent work or a video tape/DVD (if it applies)
- press clippings, catalogues
- an up-to-date CV, on paper only (a copy submitted on CD will not be taken into account)
- a description of the project for the residency, on paper only
- all documents must be sent to OPTICA before March 1rst, 2010.

* For digital images, please only submit MAC-compatible JPG files in RGB colour, at 72dpi, and no larger than 0.5 MB and 1024x768 pixels. Please include a printed version (contact sheet) with your proposal.

Selection Process
OPTICA receives the submissions from the Quebec artists. Candidates are then evaluated by art3, in Montreal.

Stay in Valence, France
For the selected candidate, the length of stay and the terms of the exchange are defined by contractual agreement between the two centres. art3 provides the artist in residence with a studio. The artist must pay transportation costs as well as communications and living expenses.

The next residency in Valence is planned from October to December 2010.

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