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Quebec Creative Residency

Residencies to New Brunswick Artists for
Career Development Opportunities in Quebec

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New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec (CALQ)

Deadline Date:

02/01/18 Postmarked


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Residences of up to $10,000 to New Brunswick professional artists for residencies of one to three months to Quebec for creation-based projects in professional development. Artists may have complete autonomy and define their own parameters and conditions in collaboration with an arts or community organization in the territory where the period of residence is to take place.

The program reflects the desire of artsnb to offer New Brunswick writers and artists a new career development opportunity and to continue its productive collaboration with the arts councils of neighboring provinces.

The program is for professional artists in the following disciplines: visual arts, arts and crafts, architecture, media arts, multidisciplinary arts, literature and storytelling, music, theatre and dance.

Among the program’s aims are the following:
- Encourage artists to develop their skills by giving them access to a stimulating new cultural environment;
- Promote the exchange of artistic views and contribute to the establishment of lasting ties between artists in Québec and New Brunswick;
- Strengthen ties between creators and communities;
- Identify new artistic creation, production and presentation networks.

Funding is intended to cover the following expenses: the artist's personal insurance, travel, accommodation and living expenses and the costs of purchasing, transporting and insuring the materials required to carry out the project. Applicants may also request up to an additional $1 000 to cover their travel expenses to and from their place of residency.

Evaluation criteria:
- Quality of the artistic work;
- Artist's contribution to his discipline and his work's level of recognition in the art world;
- Information concerning the exchange's relevance and objectives;
- Proposal relevancy and feasibility.

Candidates are responsible for finding their own accommodation and making any professional contacts required for their projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178769

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000 for a one-to-three month residency ($3,000 per month).
Applicants may also request up to an additional $1,000 to cover their travel expenses to and from their place of residency.

Term of Contract:

Interested candidates must submit to artsnb a residency proposal that includes a stay outside the province of one to three months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants must submit at the time of registration a letter of intent from the host organization in which the latter undertakes to offer professional support during the period of residence and that specifies the nature of the collaboration that the organization intends to establish in conjunction with the project.
- Candidates must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and must have lived in New Brunswick for at least the last 12 months.
- They must be eligible for the grant programs of artsnb, which means that they must have been in professional practice for at least two years and have presented works of art in a recognized professional setting.

Artists’ or writers’ groups are not eligible for this program.

Definition of a professional artist:
- An individual who has specialized training in the field (not necessarily in academic institutions), and who is recognized as such by her or his peers (artists working in the same artistic field), who is committed to devoting more time to the artistic activity if financially feasible, and who has a history of public presentation in a professional context.
- Practices an art and offers services in exchange for remuneration as a creator, as a performer, or as a director in one or more of the following arts disciplines: theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literary arts, craft, media arts and architecture.
- Satisfies three of the following criteria, including one of those set out in paragraphs 1, 2, 3, and 4 below:
1. The artist receives or has received remuneration for works, notably in the form of sales, royalties, commissions, fees, residuals, grants, or awards that can reasonably be considered an integral part of the income that the artist earns from his/her professional activity;
2. The artist has made earnings or suffered losses resulting from the exploitation of his/her works and corresponding to the whole of his/her artistic career;
3. The artist has received tokens of professional recognition from the public or peers, notably honourable mentions, awards, bursaries, or critical attention in the media for his/her work;
4. The artist has earned a degree, diploma or certificate in fine arts or creative writing from a recognized institution;
5. The artist has presented works to the public through exhibitions, performing arts activities, publications in book form or in periodicals, invited readings, production and/or broadcast of creative scripts by theatre, radio, or television, showings, or any other means corresponding to the nature of the works;
6. The artist is represented by an art dealer, a publisher, an agent, or other similar representative, depending on the nature of his/her activity;
7. The artist has signed a service contract with a producer;
8. The artist devotes a reasonable percentage of his/her professional activity to promoting and marketing works, attending auditions, seeking patrons or agents, submitting work to publishers, magazines, theatres, radio, and television, and other similar efforts, depending on the nature of his/her activities.

Pre-Application Information:

If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

Applicants will be notified of the results by mail approximately three months after the competition deadline.

The funding source will provide the grant in one lump-sum payment.

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

506.440.0037 or 1.866.460.2787

225 King Street, suite 201
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1E1
Tel.: (506) 444-4444
Toll free in New Brunswick: 1-866-460-ARTS (2787)
Fax: (506) 444-5543

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: New Brunswick