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Grants to Nunavik, Quebec Artists and Writers for Residencies in Montreal

Grants Program for Arts and Literature in Nord-du-Quebec (Kativik sector) - Research and Creative Residency in Montreal

Kativik Regional Government (KRG), The AVATAQ Cultural Institute, The Ministere Des Affaires Municipales et De L Occupation Du Territoire (MAMOT), The Ministere De La Culture et Des Communications (MCC), The Minister Responsible for The Abitibi-Temiscamingue and Nord-du-Quebec Regions, The Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs and The Conseil Des Arts et Des Lettres Du Quebec (CALQ)


Agency: Local

GrantWatch ID #164103

Grant Description

Grants of up to $10,000 to Quebec professional artists and writers from the Inuit community for residencies in Montreal. Applicants must be engaged in the following artistic disciplines: circus arts, digital arts, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, visual arts, popular song, storytelling, dance, literature, arts and crafts, music, architectural research and theater.

These practices can be related to traditional arts or contemporary practices.

Projects must entail the residency of Inuit artists and writers in a studio-apartment located in Montreal in order to engage in a two-month creative and artistic renewal sojourn.

Projects presented must comply with at least one of the following objectives:

1. Support and stimulate artists by offering them a dynamic environment and the means to produce and disseminate their works.

2. Foster renewal periods for artists and writers by according them access to a fresh and stimulating cultural environment.

3. Facilitate exchanges of artistic or literary viewpoints and contribute to the formation of enduring ties between the artists and writers of Nunavik and those from other regions of Quebec.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility is restricted to professional artists and writers from the Inuit community.

Applicants under this section heading must be beneficiaries of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement or be from Nunavik. In both instances, they must usually reside in Quebec and have been Quebec residents for the past twelve (12) months.

An applicant who presents a project at the outset of their career must be sponsored by a professional arts organization or supervised by a recognized professional artist or writer.

Note: Projects submitted under the framework of this financial assistance program are not required to include community partnerships.

Eligible Expenses:
- Creation expenses (these expenses offset the loss or reduction of income stemming from the realization of the project and cover fixed subsistence costs: rent, food, telephone, electricity, childcare, and so on). These costs do not have to be itemized and are attributable to the artist.
- Artist travel expenses.
- Professional honoraria, travel expenses and per diem allowances of contract workers, collaborators, consultants, technicians or any other specialist who contributes short-term expertise to the realization of the project.
- Costs of materials, equipment rental and transportation stemming from realization of the project.
- Promotion expenses.
- Mentorship or professional development expenses.

Click here for more information regarding eligibility: http://www.calq.gouv.qc.ca/regions/renseignements_generaux_artistes_en.htm

NOT ELIGIBLE:

Projects and applicants deemed ineligible for this financial support include:
- Members of the personnel of program partner organizations.
- A project carried out in conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate university program. Students who are registered in a university program at the time of the application are required to submit a letter from the educational institution attesting that their projects are separate from their training programs.
- A project submitted to obtain funding for a legally constituted group.
- A project related to the university research and educational publishing sectors.
- A project aimed at starting up a business or creation workshop designed for strictly commercial purposes.
- A project aimed at the realization of a business or marketing plan.
- A project of a didactic nature.
- A project related to a fundraising campaign.
- A project already carried out by the application deadline.
- Incomplete applications.

The following expenses are deemed ineligible:
- Fees above and beyond artistic production expenses.
- Operating expenses of the organizations that participate in the project.
- Expenses related to fundraising, financing or market development campaigns.
- Expenses stemming from the establishment of organizational infrastructure (office rental, installation of a telephone, etc).
- Purchases of specialized equipment, except for equipment that is necessary for the project and that cannot be reused.
- Capital costs and renovation and construction costs.
- Training expenses.

Additional Geographic Information:

Montreal, Quebec

Pre-Application Information:

The application form is available upon request from the AVATAQ Cultural Institute.

A single copy of the application file must be submitted (21.6 cm x 27.9 cm or 8½ x 11). Documents must be printed in black ink on white paper, using only one side of the page. To facilitate photocopying, do not staple or bind the documents.

The file must include a single copy of the following documents:
- Duly completed and signed form.
- Curriculum vitae of the applicant (maximum 3 pages).
- List of participants (artists, collaborators, freelancers, technicians, etc.).
- Written confirmation of the commitment of partners.
- A copy of the collaboration agreement, if applicable.

Attach four (4) copies of one or another of the following documents, identified with the applicant name:

1. For theater, the circus arts and multidisciplinary arts: a recent work presented on a DVD or CD or a compilation of selected works lasting no more than 15 minutes.

2. For dance: a maximum of three choreography segments lasting no more than 15 minutes recorded on a DVD.

3. For music: a recent recording, in studio or in concert, lasting no more than 15 minutes recorded on a CD or DVD.

4. For the media arts, digital arts, visual arts, arts and crafts, and architectural research: 15 digital images or a compilation of selected excerpts lasting no more than 15 minutes presented on a DVD or CD.

5. For literature and storytelling: a recent work or a compilation of selected excerpts lasting no more than 15 minutes presented on a DVD or CD; and/or a book or manuscript excerpt.

Applications must be sent to:

AVATAQ Cultural Institute
Aumaaggiivik Nunavik Arts Secretariat
Grant Program for the Arts and Literature in Nord-du-Quebec (Kativik sector)

Montreal Office
4150, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Suite 360
Westmount (Quebec) H3Z 2Y5

Telephone: 514 989-9031, ext 246
Toll-free: 1 800 361-5029
Fax: 514 989-8789
Email: aumaaggiivik@avataq.qc.ca

Inukjuak office
(Quebec) J0M 1M0

Telephone: 819 254-8919 or 254-8939, ext 246
Toll-free: 1-866-897-2297
Fax: 819 254-8148

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

The allowable maximum that may be accorded for a project is $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The residency will last for two months. The CALQ will offer free accommodation in a studio-apartment located in downtown Montreal for the duration of the sojourn.

Contact Information:

Kativik Regional Government:
Telephone: 819 964-2961
Toll-free: 1 877 964-2961
Fax: 819 964-2956

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec:
Telephone: 514 864-3350
Toll-free: 1 800 608-3350
Email: info@calq.gouv.qc.ca

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