Since its inception in 1994, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) has been highly active in the development of a network of centres devoted to creation, production and artistic renewal offered to artists and writers to enable them to pursue their work under professional conditions.

The network of studios and studio-apartments is one way that the CALQ encourages the presence of Québec artists and their works on the international scene. This residency network has made it possible to expand exchange opportunities with foreign countries and participate in the career development of numerous artists and writers the world over.

The CALQ seeks to offer the artists and writers participating in the program exceptional opportunities for artistic renewal and creation that are hard to achieve otherwise. Residency sojourns offer artists unique personal and professional experiences in which they invest time and energy, and which contribute in a profound manner to their career development and consequently to the enrichment of Québec culture.

As a general rule, only professional artists and writers with at least two years of artistic practice may apply for the CALQ’s studio-apartment residency program. However, any such offer is subject to the proviso of the partners abroad maintaining their commitment.

List of studios and studio-apartments

  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Belgium BPS22
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 March 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Colombia
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 May 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Japan
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 May 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Mexico
    • Development or Mid-career
    13 December 2018
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Senegal
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 May 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and South Korea
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 February 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Upper Austria
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 February 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artistic residencies in Paris
    • Development or Mid-career
    Anytime
  • Studios and studio-apartments Choreographic residency in Potsdam (Germany)
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 September 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Choreographic residency in the Basque Country
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 May 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Composer and Studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Dresden (Germany)
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 February 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Exchanges of artists and studio-apartments Québec - Argentina
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 September 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Exchanges of writers and comic book artists between Québec and Bavaria
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 September 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Exchanges Québec – La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 May 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Film/video artistic residencies
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 March 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Montréal studio-apartment
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec - New York State artist-in-residence program
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec artists and writers in residence at the Banff Centre
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 May 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in Berlin
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in London
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in New York
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in Paris
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in Rome
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec-New Brunswick artist-in-residence program
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec-Ontario artist-in-residence program
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and creation residencies for architects and visual artists at the British School at Rome
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 May 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and creation residency at the Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia (Brazil)
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 May 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and creation residency in Mumbai (India)
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 February 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and Creation Residency in Nantes (France)
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 March 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research residency for independent curators and visual artists at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 February 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Residencies for Québec Artists and Writers at the Tokyo Arts and Space
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 April 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Residency for artists and writers in Vietnam (Institut Français, Ho Chi Minh City)
    12 March 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Studio-apartment of the Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation (Finland)
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 February 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Studio-apartment of the Fondation Christoph Mérian in Basel (Switzerland)
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 May 2019
  • Studios and studio-apartments Studio-apartments for young artists (Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes)
    • Development or Mid-career
    Anytime
  • Studios and studio-apartments Writer and graphic novelist exchanges between Québec and the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
    • Development or Mid-career
    12 September 2019

Development or Mid-career

Artists : at least 2 years of professional artistic practice. Writers : at least 2 books or a minimum of 5 different texts. Storytellers and spoken word artists : at least one solo creation.