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.
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With a view to participating in the initiative launched by the Québec government to intensify the presence of Québec creators in new territories and stimulating cultural circles, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) has concluded a 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. This residency follows several years of collaboration between Circuit-Est, centre chorégraphique de Montréal, the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea and the municipality of Bassano.
The residency enables joint work between Québec and Italian choreographers. The Québec choreographer will spend five weeks at the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea in Bassano and will continue the residency for three weeks at Circuit-Est in Montréal.
In exchange, an Italian choreographer will work with the Québec choreographer for three weeks at the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, in Bassano, and five weeks at Circuit-Est, in Montréal.
Accommodations and a workspace will be provided to the artists. A dramaturg will support the artists in their project for part of the residency.
Conseil's studio-apartment residency program has five objectives:
- To support and stimulate artists by making available to them a suitable environment and the means to produce and disseminate their works.
- To foster artistic renewal for artists and writers by giving them access to a new and stimulating cultural environment.
- To facilitate exchanges of artistic or literary viewpoints and contribute to the formation of durable ties between artists from Québec and abroad.
- To promote the work and career development of Québec artists internationally.
- To develop new networks for artistic creation, production and dissemination.
This international residency is for choreographers with over two years of practice who have had at least two works presented in a professional context.
Length of stay and amount of the grant
Two-month collaborative residency, from August to October, five weeks in Bassano (August - September) and three weeks in Montréal, at Circuit-Est (September - October).
Details of the 2023 calendar (provided for information) :
- July 31 to August 13, 2023: solo work by the Québec choreographer in Bassano
- August 14 to September 3, 2023: collaborative work by Québec and Italian choreographers in Bassano
- September 4 to 24, 2023: collaborative work by Québec and Italian choreographers in Montréal; September 25 to October 8, 2023: end of the residency for the Italian choreographer in Montréal
The amount of the grant is $6,000. The successful applicant pays for the cost of their personal insurance, travel, living expenses and expenses related to the project.
Centro per la Scena Contemporanea di Bassano del Grappa
The municipality of Bassano del Grappa is located in northeastern Italy. Its Centro per la Scena Contemporanea (CSC) is a centre for dance dedicated to the development of contemporary dance in the region of Veneto. Its OperaEstate festival has 35 cities in its region participating and annually programs close to 300 performances and multidisciplinary events. The CSC is supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture (MIBAC), and many of its international cooperation projects receive European Union support. The CSC is a member of European dance centre networks (European Dance Network, Aerowaves). The CSC is also part of the first Italian network for contemporary dance artists, involving 37 presenters in 15 different regions. In recent years, the CSC began collaborations with partners in Asia, Australia, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the Czech Republic.
The municipality of Bassano del Grappa is highly involved in the development of contemporary dance: it supports the creation, production and dissemination of works while promoting the mobility of artists. It offers Italian and international artists more than 35 arts residencies every year. The municipality believes that dance is a vector for social change.
The residency for Québec artists
The artist selected will be housed in a Piccolo Brennero studio, an annex of the Hotel Brennero, located in the centre of Bassano del Grappa, close to the Garage Nardini performance space, the train station and the offices of the CSC - Centro per la Scena Contemporanea and the CSC Guadagnin.
Each Piccolo Brennero studio has a bedroom and a fully equipped kitchenette with a private bathroom. The studios also have an independent heating and air conditioning system with Internet access and phone. Upon request, the artist can also use the services of Hotel Brennero, located 50 m from the Piccolo Brennero.
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.
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.
- Projects carried out under the supervision of an educational program are ineligible.
- A project that has already been rejected by the Conseil is ineligible for this program.
- A group legally constituted as a not-for-profit or profit-making company or general partnership is ineligible for this program.
- Incomplete applications.
The amount of the grant is $6,000. The successful applicant pays for the cost of their personal insurance, travel, living expenses and expenses related to the project.
Expenses covered by the grant
Grants awarded by the Conseil under the Studios and studio-apartments section enable recipients to cover the cost of personal insurance, travel, living expenses and costs related to carry out their projects.
The grant recipient is responsible for obtaining all of the documents necessary for his sojourn abroad, including a visa when the host country demands it.
Applicants do not have to submit an itemized budget to support their application.
Financial support is available for artists with disabilities with a view to ensuring access to CALQ's services. Please complete the relevant section of your official form if you would like to submit an application.
- Artistic quality of the work
- Interest and relevance of the project
- Feasibility of the project
All applications are evaluated on their merits, based on the specific objectives and assessment criteria for each of the program components. The selection process takes into account the comparative value of the projects and the available credits.
The applications are evaluated by a jury whose members must appear in the official roster of resource persons (this roster is approved by CALQ's Board of Directors).
For reciprocity-based residency programs and specialized residencies, a jury commissioned by the artistic director of the foreign host organization reviews the applications. Recommendations are submitted to CALQ's Board of Directors for approval. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
Three months after their mandate has been completed, CALQ makes public the names of the Quebec-based jury members.
Board members, employees and members of juries and committees of the CALQ are subject toCodes 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.
For reciprocity-based residency programs and specialized residencies, CALQ informs the candidates of its response to their applications within a maximum of eight months following the registration 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.
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.
September 22, 2022
An artist who wishes to apply for this grant program must fill out the appropriate application form and provide a complete file, making sure to include all the requisite items.
The date of submission online or the postmark is deemed to be the date of receipt of the application. Incomplete applications and those submitted after the application deadline are not accepted.
Choice of host facility
The applicant is invited to present a project for a specific location and must submit a brief justification supporting his choice.
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, exceptionally, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conseil will receive the application file by WeTransfer. Instructions for sending are provided on the Application form – Proposal description.
For this residency, we recommend that you apply entirely in English or make a summary in English in the appropriate section of the form.
The required file contents are detailed on the application form.
Any documents or supporting materials received by the Conseil after the application deadline will not be submitted for evaluation.
The Conseil cannot be held responsible for the loss of submitted items or damage sustained by such items during shipping. Applicants are urged to never send the originals of items or supporting materials required for a grant application.
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.
Applicants must promptly notify the Conseil of a change of address so that mail can be sent to the new address.
Place of registration
Interested parties should submit an application online (Mon dossier CALQ ) or to CALQ's Montréal office, addressed to:
M. Laurent Rozencwajg
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
1435, rue De Bleury, bureau 300
Montréal (Québec) H3A 2H7
Telephone: 514 864-3350
Toll-free: 1 800 608-3350
The grant recipient is responsible for obtaining all the documents necessary for his sojourn abroad, including a visa when the host country demands it.
Do not hesitate to contact the cultural team at the Québec delegation, government office or field office responsible for the territory where you will reside to take advantage of the resources that the team can offer you.
Contact information for Québec government delegations, offices and field offices abroad is available on the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie This link will open in a new window.
- 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. 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.
This program is made possible through the collaboration of the municipality of Bassano del Grappa, the Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, the Circuit-Est and the Québec Government Office in Rome.
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 (www.mrif.gouv.qc.ca This link will open in a new window).
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