Call for projects in partnership with Télé-Québec - La Fabrique culturelle
Creation of original digital content for La Fabrique culturelle
Please note that the submission period for this program is over. The documentation is provided for information purposes.
IMPORTANT: This program is not yet available through Mon Dossier CALQ. You must complete the grant application form available on the "Presentation of the application".
Before submitting an application, it is recommended that you read the program carefully. If any questions remain after this reading or to validate its understanding, we suggest that you contact the person in charge of this program, by email or telephone, for information and advice on how to present your project and what to include in your application.
The project start date cannot be earlier than the application deadline.
With this measure originating from the Plan culturel numérique du Québec This link will open in a new window, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Conseil) is encouraging the creation and integration of original artistic content on lafabriqueculturelle.tv This link will open in a new window, the digital cultural platform of Télé-Québec.
- Ensure the continuing influence of Québec culture by supporting the creation of quality artistic productions specifically conceived for distribution on digital platforms and networks;
- encourage the creation and development of original digital cultural content.
- Professional artists and writers working in the following artistic fields are eligible: architectural research, arts and crafts, circus arts, dance, digital arts, film and video art, literature, multidisciplinary arts, music, popular song, storytelling, theatre and visual arts.To be eligible, the applicant must satisfy the General criteria and conditions for this program.
- The Conseil will provide support to a maximum of $50,000 per project.
- The support is attributed, upon evaluation and acceptance of the application, in the form of a one-time non-recurring grant.
- Télé-Québec is offering grant recipients the equivalent of $12,000 per project in post-production services (voice recording, sound effect research, sound mixing, digitization) in Montreal or one of its nine other regional offices.
- Royalties, broadcasting rights and artist fees related to the webcast presented by Télé-Québec must be included in the amount requested from Conseil, covering a three-month period of exclusive transmission (unless otherwise agreed) and nine months of non-exclusive transmission.
- Sound art works are eligible for this program. For further information on the technical specifications required, please refer to the Restrictions section.
If you meet the eligibility criteria in one discipline, you may present a project in any of the disciplines supported by the CALQ This link will open in a new window.
If you have already submitted a grant application to the CALQ, and it has been found eligible, you are automatically eligible for this program.
If this is your first application to the CALQ, please ensure you meet one of the following conditions:
- have participated in at least one production independent of or subsequent to your education, presented in a context recognized by peers in circus arts, multidisciplinary arts, popular song, film and video art, storytelling, spoken word creation in the literary domain, dance, music or theatre.
- have disseminated a work or body of work publicly at sites or in a context recognized by peers in digital arts, visual arts (including comic strips) and arts and crafts, or have publicly disseminated a work in architectural research. These works must have been produced independent of or subsequent to your training.
- have published, in a context recognized by peers, at least one book or three texts in a literary genre eligible for the CALQ. Electronic publications and self-published works are also eligible. A context recognized by peers does not include the university research and academic publishing milieus.
To be eligible, you must be a professional artist and have minimal experience in one of the disciplines supported by the CALQ. The CALQ considers professional artists those who:
- declare themselves to be professional artists;
- produce works or practice an art on their own behalf or offer services for payment, as creators or performers, in disciplines within the CALQ’s jurisdiction;
- have been recognized by their peers;
- publicly present or perform works at sites or in a context recognized by their peers.
For the purposes of this program, the term “artist” also includes writers, storytellers, architects and craftspersons.
The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant as contemplated in section 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. In both instances they must normally reside in Québec and have resided there for at least the preceding 12 months.
Applicants who have resided outside Québec for two or more years are considered ineligible for the Conseil's programs, unless they have maintained their status as a Québec resident.
In this instance, it is the applicant's responsibility to demonstrate his eligibility by submitting proof of participation in Québec's health insurance plan, as administered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec.
These rules govern all CALQ grant programs.
You can submit up to five separate applications and receive a maximum of five grants per CALQ fiscal year, from April 1st to March 31st. All applications submitted, including those deemed ineligible, are counted in the annual maximum.
Applications with a fixed date:
The fiscal year a grant application falls under is indicated under the application date for each program in the ''Presentation of the application'' section. You can only submit one application per registration.
Apply any time:
Travel, Circulation of Works Within Québec, Circulation of Works Outside Québec:
Applications submitted between March 1st and 31st inclusively are counted for the following fiscal year.
Applications received between February 24 and March 31st inclusively will be recorded in the following fiscal year.
You may not have more than three projects being considered, supported or under way at the same time.
If you have received financial support from one of the CALQ’s grant programs, you must produce a Grant Use Report within three months after the completion of the project. To be eligible to submit a new application, you must have submitted Grant Use Reports for all projects that have reached their end, and these reports must be approved by the CALQ. The official end date for the project is the date you set when applying.
Failure to meet deadlines for the submission of projects will render your application ineligible.
- A group legally constituted as a not-for-profit or profit-making company or general partnership is ineligible for this program.
- Projects already completed at the time of application.
- Projects carried out under the supervision of an educational program.
- A project that has already been rejected by the Conseil.
- Promotional video projects.
- Interactive works that require the creation of a microsite or cannot be hosted on the Fabrique Culturelle site.
- Projects that involve creating a work sponsored by the private sector.
- Works with strictly educational or historical content.
- Projects commissioned specifically for television.
- Projects related to a television series or video.
- Incomplete applications.
Only one application per applicant will be accepted.
Works in video format must be submitted according to the following specifications:
- Format: 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080
- Type: H264
- Container: MP4
- Frame rate: 29,97 p
- Bitrate: 5 mbps, variable, 2 passes
- Number of audio tracks: 2
- Audio Bitrate: 224 kbps
- Audio Type: AAC
Works in audio format must be submitted according to the following specifications:
- Format : Wave (.wav)
- Sampling rate : 48 kHz
- Bit depth : 24 or 32 bits
Application Deadline: November 22, 2023
An application filed for this program will be treated in the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
Incomplete applications and those submitted after the application deadline are not accepted.
The Conseil sends an email acknowledgement of receipt. Applicants registered for Mon Dossier CALQ can track the progress of their grant application file’s processing directly in their online file.
The required file contents are detailed on the application form. Letters of recommendation are not submitted to the jury.
Subject to the provisions of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, the Conseil respects the confidentiality of the documents and information in its possession and of those sent to it.
The Conseil will not be accepting applications by mail until further notice. Mon Dossier CALQ This link will open in a new window is the favoured channel for transmitting an application.
If this transmission mode is not available for the present programme or if you cannot use it, the Conseil will receive the application file by WeTransfer. Instructions for sending are provided on the Application form – Proposal description.
Quality and interest of the project
- Quality of the artistic concept
- Originality of the proposal
Management and feasibility of the project
- Realism of the budget estimate
- Applicant's ability to carry out the project
- Feasibility of the project (including the relevance of the collaborators and the specialists associated with the project)
Applications are considered first by CALQ’s program managers based on eligibility conditions and the general objectives of the program.
Eligible applications are evaluated by juries, whose members are recognized for their skill in the disciplines in question. When necessary, the CALQ may choose to call upon assessors.
The jury evaluates the merit of the application based on the evaluation criteria indicated in the program. After their evaluation is complete, members make recommendations to the board of directors, which ratifies them. Decisions are final and not subject to appeal.
The CALQ bases its funding decisions on peer assessment, seeking balance between generations, genders, ethnocultural groups and regions of Québec to reflect the diversity of the population and the range of artistic practices. The selection takes into account both the relative value of projects and the credits available.
The CALQ makes available the name of members of the selection committee three months after the end of their mandate.
Board members, employees and members of juries and committees of the CALQ are subject to Codes of ethics and professional conduct This link will open in a new window. All must act in good faith in performing their duties and refrain from taking part in any discussion concerning a grant application that risks creating a conflict of interest. Confidential or privileged information transmitted to them may not be used for personal reasons.
The Conseil will informs the applicant of its decision approximately three months after the application deadline.
An applicant registered for Mon Dossier CALQ will receive an email inviting him to consult his online file to find out the result.
If the application is successful, along with the announcement letter the applicant will receive a document describing the terms and conditions governing the use of the grant.
If the application is unsuccessful and the applicant is not registered for Mon Dossier CALQ, the Conseil will communicate its decision in writing.
After receiving the results, the applicant may request the jury's or the evaluator's general rankings of the project for each evaluation criterion.
The CALQ wishes to reiterate that its decisions are final and without appeal. No form of verbal abuse, harassment or intimidation towards its team after a decision is rendered, nor at any point in the application process, is tolerated.
- The Conseil determines the amounts awarded taking into consideration the funds available, budgets submitted and eligible expenses.
- The grant will be disbursed in the month following the announcement. However, to proceed with a payment, the Conseil must be informed of the grant recipient's social insurance number. In accordance with tax legislation, a grant recipient is bound to declare the amount of the grant awarded. The Conseil issues a tax slip to each grant recipient and submits the list of grant recipients to the ministère du Revenu.
- For the studio and studio-apartment residency program, the grant will be disbursed two months prior to the beginning of the residency.
- For the studio and studio-apartment residency program, the artist selected undertakes to comply with the applicable conditions and rules, whether communicated by the host organization or the institution overseeing the residency or posted on their website, as the case may be.
For further information…
- The Conseil cannot support the same project more than once. Moreover, the Conseil may not award a grant in respect of the same expenses related to a project already supported under another program of the Conseil or any other organization whatsoever.
- By cashing a grant cheque, the artist enters into a commitment to carry out the project planned and comply with the conditions governing the use of the grant.
- The grant recipient has three years from the application registration date to complete the project supported. The end of this period is the project expiry date. Should the artist fail to comply with this condition, the Conseil may demand repayment of the amount disbursed. Moreover, should the artist die or be disabled prior to completion of the anticipated activity, the Conseil may demand repayment of the grant prorated to the state of advancement of the activity.
The grant recipient undertakes to submit a detailed report on the use of the grant or the results of the research and a summary of expenses incurred, using the Report on the use of the grant This link will open in a new window form provided by the Conseil.
This report must be submitted within three months after the end of a project. To be eligible to submit a new application, a grant recipient must have submitted the reports on the use of grants for all projects that have reached their end date, and these reports must be approved by the Conseil. The official project end date is determined by the candidate upon registration.
Standards governing visibility
- When the project results in public activities such as exhibitions or publications, the Conseil's logo or a mention of its contribution must appear on any documentation, promotion or advertising materials.
- The grant recipient must comply with Standards governing the use of the Conseil's logo This link will open in a new window.
Failure to comply with any of the foregoing conditions may jeopardize an artist's eligibility to submit a subsequent application.
- Frequently Asked Questions This link will open in a new window
- Code of ethics and professional conduct governing jury and committee members and assessors hired by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (65 KB)
- Glossary This link will open in a new window
- Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information This link will open in a new window
- Immigration and Refugee Protection Act This link will open in a new window
- Act respecting the professional status and conditions of engagement of performing, recording and film artists This link will open in a new window
- Act respecting the professional status of artists in the visual arts, arts and crafts and literature, and their contracts with promoters This link will open in a new window
- Policy governing juries, committees and assessors (365 KB)