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Grant Program for The Arts and Literature in the Sherbrooke Region

Grants to Quebec Artists, Writers and Groups
to Produce and Disseminate Creative Works

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Ville de Sherbrooke, The Conseil De La Culture De l'Estrie, The Ministère De La Culture et Des Communications (MCC), and the Conseil Des Arts Et Des Lettres du Québec (CALQ)

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Quebec artists, writers, and groups to support the realization or dissemination of initial creative works in the Sherbrooke region, contribute to the dissemination and circulation of works, and encourage projects that foster access by the general public.

Types of eligible projects include:

- Creation or dissemination projects resulting in a professional engagement and enabling a public presentation.

- Dissemination projects that entail a special collaboration with an educational institution, library or municipal body.

- Projects by up-and-coming artists at the outset of their career sponsored by a professional arts organization or mentored by a professional artist or writer recognized in his region.

- Creation projects that necessitate access to technical studios and equipment.

- Projects to disseminate works in the region and beyond with an aim to developing new audiences.

- Research and creative residency projects in which the artist or writer can set his own objectives for the sojourn and fix the parameters and conditions for realizing the project in collaboration with an arts or community organization.

- Creation or dissemination projects that make use of advanced technologies and resources.

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GrantWatch ID#: 164101

Estimated Size of Grant:

Individual artists and writers: up to $15,000.

Groups: up to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

The grant recipient and each member of a group has three years from the application registration date to complete the project supported.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must have resided in the Sherbrooke region during the preceding 12 months.

Professional artists and writers and artists' and writers' groups working in the following artistic fields are eligible: architectural research, arts and crafts, circus arts, dance, digital arts, literature, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, music, popular song, storytelling, theatre and visual arts.

The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant as contemplated in section 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. In both instances they must normally reside in Quebec. Moreover, they must have resided for at least the preceding 12 months in the region or territory that is the focus of the program for which the application is submitted.

Applicants who have resided outside Québec for two or more years are considered ineligible for the CALQ's programs, unless they have maintained their status as a Quebec resident.

Pre-Application Information:

An applicant can submit no more than five separate applications and can receive a maximum of five grants in any given fiscal year for the CALQ (April 1st to March 31st).

Contact Information:

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

Celine Lavallee
514 864-6070

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
Programme pour les arts et les lettres du territoire de Sherbrooke
79, boulevard Rene-Levesque Est, 3e etage
Quebec (Quebec) G1R 5N5

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