Residencies Programs

Résidency for Canadian Curator and Writer in Contempory Art / Est-Nord-Est

June 13, 2014

Saint-Jean-Port-Joli (Québec)

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. 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 involved in all disciplines and practices associated with current visual art. Est-Nord-Est is situated in the village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, about 115 kms from Quebec City, 350 kms from Montreal.

The region presents a unique mixture of forest, a strong agricultural presence and the atmosphere of the waterway.

With the intent to encourage the development of art writing and professional curatorial practice in Canadian contemporary art, Est-Nord-Est launched in 2012 a residency for Canadian curators and writers in contemporary art. Convinced of the importance and the value of the meeting of art and words, this initiative hopes to promote and stimulate a fertile relationship between artists in residence at Est-Nord-Est and Canadian professionals working in the sphere of the mediation of Art. The curators and writers share a work environment with the artists. In this way, they can pursue their own research while being involved, through exchange and discussion, in a context of "art in the making". They will also be encouraged to develop a critical reflexion on the resident artists work and their creative processes.

This year, three residencies are offered, 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.

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.

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