Residencies Programs

Research and Creation / Est-Nord-Est

November 15, 2012

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Québec)

Est-Nord-Est, résidence d’artistes. Call for applications 2013

Artist-in-residency program

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 different, stimulating, vibrant environment; one characterized 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 residency.

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 offering 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 organizations for Pépinières européenes pour jeunes artistes.

Artists receive a 1122$ 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 five bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms and a laundry room.

Periods of residency
Spring: April 29 to June 21, 2013  / Summer: July 8 to August 30 / Fall: September 9 to November 1st, 2013

To apply
The applications must be sent electronically to the following address: estnordest@videotron.ca. Important: maximum 7 MB per email. For videos, we suggest you send us YouTube or vimeo links.

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) or PDF format);
 - A visual portfolio (maximum 20 images,  .tiff or .jpg formats and /or video )
- The completed application form.

Deadline: November 15, 2012
Applications by email only (max 7 MB).
Applications are evaluated by a jury of peers.
Responses will be forwarded by the end of January 2013.

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