Charleroi/Belgium

Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Belgium BPS22

Application deadline : 03 April 2018

  • Profile
    • Individuals
    • Artist or Writer
    • Development or Mid-career
  • Disciplines concerned
    • Digital arts
    • Multidisciplinary arts
    • Visual arts

BPS22, the Province de Hainaut's museum of fine arts

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BPS22, the Province de Hainaut's museum of fine arts

© BPS22

BPS22 front & mezzanine

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The Palais des Beaux-Arts, a performing arts hub in Charleroi

© Google street view

Artist accommodation in Charleroi

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Artist accommodation in Charleroi

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Work by American artist Maya Hayuk in Charleroi, European street art capital

© Maya Hayuk

Works by Belgium artists Sozyone Gonzalez and Sara Conti and Danish artist HuskMitNavn in Charleroi, European street art capital.

© Sozyone Gonzalez | Sara Conti | HuskMitNavn
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  • Introduction

    Go to  Mon Dossier CALQ and complete your grant application online.

    Before submitting an application, artists are advised to read the program over carefully. If you have any questions after reading the program or if there is anything else you would like to clarify, please email or phone the program manager. The manager can also provide information and advice on how to present your project and what to include in your application.

     

    Foreword

    Given the importance that the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Conseil) accords to augmenting the influence of Québec artists abroad and the special relations that the Québec government maintains with Francophone Belgium, the Conseil entered into a partnership agreement with the BPS22 Musée d’Art de la Province de Hainaut (BPS22) for the implementation of a creative residency exchange program in the visual arts.

    Under this exchange agreement, a Québec artist can engage in a two-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.

    Objectives

    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.

    Residency characteristics

    Concerned artistic fields

    Multidisciplinary arts, Digital arts (more specifically sound art), Visual arts

    Target applicants
    Artists with at least two years of artistic practice.

    Applicants in the digital arts must be engaged more specifically in sound art.

    Length of stay and amount of the grant

    The residency will run for two months beginning in August 2018. The exact duration is to be confirmed by the selected artist and BPS22.

    The amount of the grant is $6 000.

    Location

    The BPS22 Musée d’art de la Province de Hainaut, in Charleroi, is an exhibition space dedicated to art forms addressing social issues. Over several years, the BPS22 has formed collaborations and national and international partnerships with unanimously recognized European institutions.

    In a glass and steel industrial complex from 1911, the BPS22 occupies a former factory space encompassing nearly 2500 m2. These buildings, now partially designated heritage sites by the Walloon Region, once housed workshops for industrial training.

    In 2015, following extensive renovation and expansion activity, the BPS22 became the Musée d’art de la Province de Hainaut. The renovation plans included a huge 800 m² gallery, which was built to museological standards while conserving the character of the industrial building with its 1200 m2 grand hall. Emphasis was placed on spatial diversity with several smaller galleries installed to enable the BPS22 to host more intimate scale art projects. A stage was mounted to feature distinctive performances or concerts. The facility is also equipped with two halls reserved for cultural mediation activities.

    For the use of the invited artists, the BPS22 makes available a private residence within the museum (including bathroom facilities, kitchenette and office) as well as a suitable workshop space dependent upon the nature of their project.

  • Eligibility

    General criteria

    Concerned artistic fields

    Multidisciplinary arts, Digital arts (more specifically sound art), Visual arts

    Discipline

    Visual arts

    The visual arts encompass painting, sculpture, engraving, photography, drawing, illustration, mixed techniques, installations, comic strips, performance, textile arts or any other form of related expression.
    Profiles

    Professional artist

    For the purposes of Conseil’s program, the term “artist” is defined as follows:

    • They declare themselves to be professional artists.
    • They create work or practise an art on their own account or offer their services for remuneration, as creators or performers, especially in the fields under the responsibility of the Conseil.
    • They have gained the recognition of their peers.
    • They disseminate or publicly interpret their works in places and/or contexts recognized by their peers.

    Indigenous artist

    • Eligible artists include the Inuit and members of Canada’s First Nations residing in Québec.
    • Artists must be continuously engaged in their artistic practice and must have received recognition from their community or on their territory as practitioners of their art form, whether traditional or contemporary.
    • For the purposes of the Conseil’s programs, the term “artist” also includes writers, storytellers and artisans/creators.
    Status

    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.

    Conditions

    The following conditions apply to all of the Conseil’s grant programs, regardless of which section or category of the grant program is concerned.

    • An applicant can submit no more than five separate applications and can receive a maximum of five grants in any given fiscal year for the Conseil (April 1st to March 31st). All applications submitted, including those deemed ineligible, count towards the annual maximum.
      • Travel grants: All applications filed between March 1st and 31st, 2019 inclusively will be treated in the 2019-2020 fiscal year for accounting purposes.
      • Acquisition and marketing, Commissioned works, Commissioned works and residencies, Professional development, Promotion, Research and creation projects and Literary or storytelling performances and hypermedia literary works: All applications filed between January 21 and March 31st inclusively will be treated in the 2019-2020 fiscal year for accounting purposes.
      • Studios and studio-apartments: The applicable fiscal year for a grant application is specified under the application date for each studio. An applicant can only submit one application to this Studios and studio-apartments residency program in a given registration period.
      • Territorial partnership: The applicable fiscal year for a grant application is specified under the application date for each program. An applicant can only submit one application to this section in a given registration period.
    • An applicant who has already received financial support under a Conseil grant program, regardless of the section, is obliged to produce a Report on the use of the grant, which must be submitted within a maximum of three months from the project’s completion date indicated on the application form. The Conseil must have approved this report before any new application can be made.
    • For open applications with no set deadlines, an application must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the project start date to be deemed eligible. In the case of a Travel Grant program, the applicant’s departure date is considered the project start date, whereas for all other financial support programs this corresponds to the date project activities commenced.
    • An applicant cannot have more than three concurrent projects either under evaluation, supported or in the process of completion.

    Ineligibility

    • 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.
    Artists’ or writers’ groups (previously referred to as collectives) are not eligible.

    Amount of the grant

    The amount of the grant is $6 000.

    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.

    News flash! 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.
  • Evaluation of applications

    Evaluation criteria

    • Artistic quality of the work
    • Interest and relevance of the project
    • Feasibility of the project

    Process

    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.

    Ethics
    Board members, employees and members of juries and committees of the Conseil are subject to Codes of ethics and professional conduct. 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.

    Decision

    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.

  • Presentation of the application

    Registration deadline

    April 3, 2018

    An application filed for this studio will be treated in the 2018-2019 fiscal year.
    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.

    If the registration deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, it moves to the next business day.

    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.

    Application form

    Online
    Paper
    • To print Application form for studios and studios-apartments

    Contents of the application file

    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
    All applications for studio-apartment residencies must be sent to the Montréal office, addressed to:

    Mme Diane Isabelle
    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

     

    Sojourn Abroad

    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.

  • Obligations and reports

    Awarding of grants

    • 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.

    Report on the use of a grant

    • 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 form provided by the Conseil. This report must be submitted no more than three months after the project’s expiry date and must be approved by the Conseil. To be eligible to present a new application, an applicant must have submitted all due reports on the use of a grant.
    • Research results, as well as any rights an artist may hold on any work, specification, drawing, document, plan, report, datum, invention, method or process produced in conjunction with the program remain the property of the artist. However, the Conseil may reproduce certain of these documents for the purposes of internal management and promotion.

    Visibility and use of the Conseil’s logo

    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.

    Further eligibility

    Failure to comply with any of the foregoing conditions may jeopardize an artist’s eligibility to submit a subsequent application.
  • Tools and references

    Partners

    This exchange is made possible thanks to the collaboration of the BPS22 Musée d’art de la Province de Hainaut and the Centre Bang, in Saguenay.

    BPS22 Musée d’art de la Province de Hainaut

    Centre Bang

     

    Contact info

    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).

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