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

    Under this exchange agreement, a Québec artist can engage in a two or three month sojourn in Charleroi at BPS22. In return, a Belgian francophone artist will be invited to Québec, to engage in a residency in the Saguenay region, at the Centre Bang.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Colombia
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Japan

    A three-month sojourn for artists in digital or visual arts with at least five years of artistic practice.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Mexico
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Morocco
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Senegal
    • Development or Mid-career
    10 September 2020
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and South Korea
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Upper Austria

    A Québec artist can reside for a two-month sojourn in the Atelierhaus Salzamt international artists residency space in the City of Linz.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artistic residencies in Paris
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Choreographic residency in Potsdam (Germany)
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Choreographic residency in the Basque Country

    Include a one-month research/exploration residency at TABAKALERA in Donostia-San Sebastian and a one-month creation/production residency at DANTZAZ.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Choreography exchanges between Québec and Bassano del Grappa

    Collaboration agreement with the municipality of Bassano del Grappa (Bassano), Italy, to implement an artist exchange and studio-apartment residency program between Québec and Italy in contemporary dance.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Composer and Studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Dresden (Germany)

    A two-month sojourn in Dresden at HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden is offer to composer.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Exchanges of artists and studio-apartments Québec - Argentina
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Exchanges of writers and comic book artists between Québec and Bavaria
    • Development or Mid-career
    10 September 2020
  • Studios and studio-apartments Film/video artistic residencies at Montreuil in France
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Montréal studio-apartment

    This residency is reserved solely for Québec artists and writers who do not live in Montréal. The residency will last for six months.

    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    06 May 2021
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec - New Brunswick artist-in-residence program
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    02 April 2020
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec - New York State artist-in-residence program
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    02 April 2020
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec artists and writers in residence at the Banff Centre in Alberta
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in Berlin

    Six month residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, located in the heart of the lively neighborhood connecting the Kreuzberg and Neukölln districts.

    • Development or Mid-career
    06 May 2021
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in London
    Five months sojourn in London offer to artists with over 10 years of artistic practice.
    • Development or Mid-career
    06 May 2021
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in New York

    Six months sojourn offer to artists with over 10 years of artistic practice.

    • Development or Mid-career
    06 May 2021
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in Paris
    Six months sojourn offer to artists with over 10 years of artistic practice.
    • Development or Mid-career
    06 May 2021
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in Rome (Italy)
    Six months residency offer to artists with over 10 years of artistic practice, located in the Monteverde Vecchio district, a quiet residential neighbourhood near the Janiculum and the ancient quarter of Trastevere.
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec-Ontario artist-in-residence program (Canada)
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    02 April 2020
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec-Taiwan artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges

    Two-month research and writing residency for filmmakers and videographers at the Taipei Artist Village, in Taiwan. Registration deadline: June 17, 2021

     

    • Development or Mid-career
    17 June 2021
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and creation residencies for architects and visual artists at the British School at Rome
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and creation residency at the Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia (Brazil)
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and creation residency in Mumbai (India)

    WAA? welcomes international artists in the visual arts, digital arts, cinema and video for a period of four months.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and Creation Residency in Nantes (France)
    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research residency for independent curators and visual artists at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn

    For independent curators and visual artists at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn (New York State).

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Residencies for Québec Artists and Writers at the Tokyo Arts and Space (Japan)

    TOKAS comprises two venues dedicated to the production and showcasing of artworks, as well as a residency site, situated in the Sumida Ward.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Residency for artists and writers in Vietnam (Institut Français, Ho Chi Minh City)

    Residency for artists and writers in Vietnam (Institut Français, Ho Chi Minh City), lasting 2 or 3 months.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Studio-apartment of the Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation (Finland)

    Each year the FASF makes available to a Québec artist a studio-apartment in a 10-unit architectural complex in the city of Espoo.

    • Development or Mid-career
    To be determined
  • Studios and studio-apartments Studio-apartment of the Fondation Christoph Mérian in Basel (Switzerland)
    • Development or Mid-career
    17 June 2021
  • Studios and studio-apartments Studio-apartment residency at La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon (France)
    • Development or Mid-career
    10 September 2020
  • Studios and studio-apartments Studio-apartments for young artists (Pépinières Européennes de Création)
    • Emerging Artists
    Anytime
  • Studios and studio-apartments Writer and graphic novelist exchanges between Québec and the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles in Brussels (Belgium)
    • Development or Mid-career
    10 September 2020

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.