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
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Colombia
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and France
    • Development or Mid-career
    15 February 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Scotland
    • Development or Mid-career
    19 September 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and South Korea
    • Development or Mid-career
    15 February 2018
  • Studios and studio-apartments Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Upper Austria
    • Development or Mid-career
    15 February 2018
  • 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
    19 September 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Choreographic residency in the Basque Country
    • Development or Mid-career
    02 November 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Composer and Studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Dresden (Germany)
    • Development or Mid-career
    15 February 2018
  • Studios and studio-apartments Exchanges of artists and studio-apartments Québec - Argentina
    • Development or Mid-career
    19 September 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Exchanges of dramatic authors for children’s and youth audiences – Québec – La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon
    • Development or Mid-career
    19 September 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Exchanges of writers and comic book artists between Québec and Bavaria
    • Development or Mid-career
    23 November 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Montréal studio-apartment
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec - New York State artist-in-residence program
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec artists and writers in residence at the Banff Centre
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in Berlin
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in London
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in New York
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in Paris
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec Studio in Rome
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec-New Brunswick artist-in-residence program
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Québec-Ontario artist-in-residence program
    • Development or Mid-career
    • Emerging Artists
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and creation residencies for architects and visual artists at the British School at Rome
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and creation residency at the Goethe-Institut Salvador-Bahia (Brazil)
    • Development or Mid-career
    15 February 2018
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and creation residency in Mumbai (India)
    • Development or Mid-career
    15 February 2018
  • Studios and studio-apartments Research and Creation Residency in Nantes
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • 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
    15 February 2018
  • Studios and studio-apartments Residencies for Québec Artists and Writers at the Tokyo Arts and Space
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments Studio-apartment of the Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation (Finland)
    • Development or Mid-career
    15 February 2018
  • Studios and studio-apartments Studio-apartment of the Fondation Christoph Mérian in Basel (Switzerland)
    • Development or Mid-career
    01 April 2017
  • 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
    19 September 2017
  • Studios and studio-apartments WRITERS’ AND COMIC BOOK ARTISTS’ EXCHANGES BETWEEN QUÉBEC AND HAITI
    • Development or Mid-career
    19 September 2017

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.