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New York State / Province of Quebec Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program

Residencies for New York Artists to Engage Quebec
Communities in the Creation of New Artistic Works

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Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc. (ASI), on behalf of New York State Council on the Arts, in partnership with Province of Québec Council of Arts and Letters

Deadline Date:

06/26/15 12:00 PM EST


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A residency program providing a $9,000 stipend is open to New York professional artists to work in the Province of Quebec for a three-month period in order to create new work and engage the community in a meaningful way. Art disciplines include architecture, cinema and video, contemporary crafts, dance and choreography, digital and media arts, literature and poetry, multidisciplinary arts, music and composition, theatre and playwriting, traditional folk arts, and visual arts.

ASI, on behalf of the New York State Council on the Arts, will provide each artist a stipend of $9,000 to cover their costs for travel, materials, and labor. The artist cannot be compensated in any way while in Quebec, and all displays of work or performances must be free and open to the public.

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GrantWatch ID#: 156757

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Estimated Size of Grant:

$9,000 stipend.

Term of Contract:

The residency will take place over a three-month period between August 2015 and July 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The selected individuals must be able to successfully meet the following criteria:

-Show high quality and sustained artistic output in their chosen discipline;
-Demonstrate how a residency in the Province of Quebec will positively impact them and their work;
-Be able to successfully cross the border between the United States and Canada;
-Agree to engage the community in which they are in residence in a meaningful way;
-Secure a host site in the Province of Quebec.

Pre-Application Information:

The project schedule is as follows:

April 24, 2015 – Materials are released.
May 27, 2015 – Questions to the RFP are due.
April 1, 2015 – Answers are released.
June 26, 2015 (12:00 PM noon) – Applications are due.
Week of July 13, 2015 – Panel review and selection.
July 17, 2015 – Selected artists are announced.
August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016 – Residences take place.

Respondents are required to submit one copy of the proposal as well as their letter from the host site in PDF form electronically as attachments to an email sent to prior to 12:00 PM noon EST on June 26, 2015.

Each applicant will need to secure a letter of commitment from a host site in the Province of Québec and submit said letter at the time of application. This letter, signed by the director of the site, should clearly state that the site agrees to host the artist if he or she is chosen for the residency, as well as provide details of the hosting (work space,live space, materials, range of dates the site is available, etc.).

A list of potential host sites can be found at Artists may use any viable site within the Province of Quebec whether or not it is on this list.

Because artists are not being compensated for their work while in Canada, no special visas are required for this program. Artists will, however, need to be able to cross the border between countries throughout their residency.

Potential applicants are encouraged to go to: to ensure they have the necessary identification and can meet the requirements for border crossing.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Inc.
95 Perry Street, Suite 402
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 362.8389

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