Residencies Programs

2012 Residency / Est-Nord-Est

November 15, 2011

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Québec) Canada

Est-Nord-Est is an artist-run centre which offers, through its residency program, technical support and a critical context to artists engaged in the process of research / creation. Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer. This is a unique occasion for both the artists and other art professionals to step out of their normal everyday situation to pursue a research project in a dierent, stimulating, vibrant environment; one characterised by the rural setting, the friendly welcome attentive to everyone's needs, the abundance of local resources, the quality of the technical and logistical assistance and the richness of the exchange with the other participants of various origins participating in the residence.

Est-Nord-Est is situated in the village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, about 115kms from Quebec City, 350kms from Montreal. The region presents a unique mixture of forest, a strong agricultural presence and the atmosphere of the waterway.

Founded originally on the idea of oering to contemporary sculptors a context to work and exchange in contact with a unique traditional savoir-faire, Est-Nord-Est today welcomes artists from all over the world involved in all disciplines and practices associated with current visual art.

Est-Nord-Est is a member of Res Artis - Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies, the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec, and is among the host organisations for Pépinières européenes pour jeunes artistes.


Artists receive a 1100$ stipend and free lodging for the eight-week period of the residence. They also have access to an individual studio space, a woodwork shop, various tools, mainly for wood - but also metal and stone, technical and logistical support, certain electronic equipment… and a bicycle. The artists and the curator or the writer share a collective house next door to the Est-Nord-Est studios. It has ve bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms and a laundry room.

Periods of residency

Spring: April 30 to June 22, 2012 / Summer: July 2 to August 24, 2012 / Fall: September 10 to November 2, 2012.

To apply

Your application must include:
- A resume (maximum two pages, Word (.doc / .rtf ) or PDF format);
- An artist statement (maximum one page, Word (.doc / .rtf ) or PDF format);
- A letter of intention explaining the residency project you wish to undertake (maximum one page, Word (.doc / .rtf ) ou PDF format);
- A visual portfolio (maximum 20 images, .ti ou .jpg formats and /or video on DVD/CD-ROM);
- A self-adressed stamped-envelope for the return of your documents (canadian stamps or a minimum of 6 international coupons);
- The completed application form.

Est-Nord-Est, résidence d’artistes
Call for applications 2012
Artist-in-residency program
Applications may be sent by mail (to be postmarked by November 15, 2011) or by e-mail (max 7 MO):
Applications are evaluated by a jury of peers.
Responses will be forwarded by the end of January 2012.

Est-Nord-Est, résidence d’artistes
335, avenue de Gaspé Ouest
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Québec) G0R 3G0 CANADA
Information: 418 598-6363


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