The building housing the Québec studio in London
The Conseil des arts et des lettres (CALQ) wishes to participate in the initiative launched by the Québec government to broaden the presence of Québec artists in internationally renowned cultural milieus. In 2008-2009, it established the Québec Studio in London, thereby expanding the network of residencies offered abroad to Québec artists and writers.
London is a very stimulating city for artists. It has remarkable artistic infrastructure and it is very easy to make contacts there. The city has witnessed numerous artistic revolutions, in particular in music, literature and design. London reflects this history and Londoners display a spirit of openness to difference and a taste for novelty and the avant-garde. Moreover, professional artists in London are genuinely curious about and interested in the arts in Québec.
The London residence enables Québec artists and writers to engage in a significant experience in their professional development. The living environment and contacts with other artists create conditions favourable to the development of creativity and of artistic approaches, indeed to the enhancement of the artists' international profiles.
Architectural research, arts and crafts, cinema and video, circus arts, dance, digital arts, literature and storytelling, multidisciplinary arts, music, popular song, theatre, visual arts
Artists with over 10 years of artistic practice.
Writers eligible for Mid-Career or Development grants.
In London, the studio-apartment is located in the Bow Water district in East London, less than 300 m from the 2012 Olympic stadium. The apartment is in a former Victorian-era match factory, a historic site of 19th-century trade unionism. The artistic community is present in this neighbourhood, which is readily accessible by mass transit. The furnished, equipped apartment offers residents a living and work space suited to a stimulating period of self-renewal.
Length of stay and amount of the grant
Six months, from January to June or from July to December 2017.
The amount of the grant is $22 500.
April 1, 2016
This studio has been made available through the collaboration of Acme Studios - International Residencies Programme,
the Québec Government Office in London, the ministère des Relations
internationales et de la Francophonie
ministère de la Culture et des Communications.
Contact information for Québec government delegations, offices and field offices abroad is available on the Website of the ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie
Québec artists who have resided in the Québec Studio in London
Christian Quesnel (2008 visual arts), Michel de Broin (2009 visual arts), Alexander MacSween (2009
music), François Carrier (2011 music), Jeffrey Moore (2011 literature),
Hélène Lord (2012 visual arts), Lynda Gaudreau (2012 dance), Brent Hildebrand (2013 visual arts), Mathieu Beauséjour (2013 visual arts),
Daniel Canty (2014 literature), Sophie Jodoin (2014 visual arts), Denis
Chouinard (2015 cinema),
Jared Isaiah Ceccarelli (2015 music)
Living room and workspace
Living room and kitchenette
Photos : Acme Studios