Tétouan/Maroc

Artist and studio-apartment residency exchanges between Québec and Morocco

Application deadline : To be determined

  • Profile
    • Individuals
    • Artist or Writer
    • Development or Mid-career
  • Discipline concerned
    • Visual arts

La ville de Chefchaouen, au Maroc

© Fabio Santaniello Bruun

View from the terrace of the residency in Morocco

© Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (AMJ)

Geometric art characteristic of Morocco

© Annie Spratt 542975 Unsplash

National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan

© Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan

Tetouan, Morocco

© Kamal Bilal 576667 Unsplash

workshops of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan

© Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan

workshop of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan

© Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan

workshop of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan

© Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan

workshop of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan

© Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan

One of the studios of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan

© Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan

One of the studios of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan

© Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan

One of the studios of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan

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  • Introduction

    Please note that the submission period for this program is over for the present year. The documentation is provided for information purposes.

    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.

     

    Projects involving travel outside Québec

    Travellers outside Québec must have travel insurance covering emergency medical care, including risks associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19), for the entire duration of the trip. In this regard:

    Make sure you have read the program’s “Presentation of the application” section before submitting your application.

    Preamble

    To participate in the Government of Québec initiative to increase the presence of Québec creators in new territories and inspiring cultural settings, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Conseil) entered into a partnership agreement in 2019 with the Ministry of Culture and Communication of the Kingdom of Morocco (MCCKM) to create a program of artist and residential workshop exchanges between Québec and Morocco.

    As part of this exchange, a Québec artist in visual arts or comic books has the chance to spend two months at the National Institute of Fine Arts of Tetouan (INBA of Tetouan). The MCCKM will provide Québec artists a place to live and work.

    In exchange, a Moroccan visual artist or comic book artist will be hosted in Quebec for two months, by the organization Adélard in Frélighsburg.

    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

    Discipline concerned

    Visual arts including comic book arts

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

     

    Length of stay and grant amount

    The length of the stay is two months, in May and June.

    The amount of the grant is $3,500, covering international travel and insurance.

    Room, board and local transportation are covered by the MCC-KM. Workspace and artistic support are offered by the INBA of Tetouan.

    Location

    Founded in 1945 by Spanish artist Don Mariano Bertucci, the École préparatoire des beaux-arts de Tétouan (fine arts training school of Tetouan (1945 to 1956) became the Institut national des beaux-arts (INBA) of Tetouan in 1993. The INBA is an institution of higher learning in fine and applied arts.

    The INBA of Tetouan has three main departments:

    •  The Art Department offers training in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video art, performance and installations.
    •  The Design Department offers training in graphic cultures, interior architecture and design.
    •  The Comic Book Arts Department offers training in storytelling in images.

    The INBA of Tetouan is recognized as a centre of excellence for the training it provides, as well as for its international partnerships: visiting professors, encounters between Moroccan and foreign artists, student exchanges, exhibitions and openings, participation in and hosting international encounters of arts schools and more. It has also signed partnerships and cooperation and exchange agreements with institutes, training centres and associations in Morocco and around the world.

    Since 2000, the INBA of Tetouan has distinguished itself for its teaching and the visibility it provides comic book arts. Since 2004, the INBA has been organizing the International Comic Arts Forum in Tetouan, making Tetouan the African capital of comic book arts.

  • Eligibility

    General criteria

    Discipline concerned

    Visual arts including comic book arts

    Conditions

    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.

    Others :

    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.

    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 grant amount is $3,500, which covers transportation and insurance.

    The lodging and the expenses for board and local transportation are covered by the Ministry of Culture and Communication of Morocco. A workspace and artistic support are provided by the INBA of Tetouan.

    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.

     

  • 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 CALQ 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

    The Conseil will inform applicants of its response to the application 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.

     

  • Presentation of the application

    Registration deadline

    To be determined

    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.

    Application form

    Important

    As staff are teleworking, the Conseil will not be accepting applications by mail until further notice. Mon Dossier CALQ 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.

    Online
    Paper

    Titre

    • To print Grant application form for studios - Details of the project
    • Grant application form for studios - Personal Information

    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
    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

     

    Projects involving travel outside Québec

    To facilitate the decision-making process, please submit your application only when you are certain that the project or program of activities as submitted is feasible. Factors that may make it possible to complete them include:

    • the official re-opening of the sector (as decreed by government authorities);
    • the signing of contracts.

    By submitting an application for financial aid under these programs, the artist or curator accepts the following responsibilities:

    Travellers to another Canadian province or another country:

    • have consulted the COVID-19 information website of the destination province our country and are able to comply with the travel rules in force at the time of their trip;
    • are aware that they must conduct their professional activities in accordance with the workplace rules, standards and protocols in force at the time of the activities;
    • understand that they will have to cover any unexpected expenses in the event of sudden changes arising during the trip (expenses related to quarantine, emergency return, closing of borders, etc.).

    Travellers returning to Canada understand that they must follow the rules established under the emergency orders, particularly those described on the official Government of Canada site.

    Travellers outside Québec must have travel insurance covering emergency medical care, including risks associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19), for the entire duration of the trip. In this regard:

    • By accepting the grant, the recipient recognizes that it is his or her responsibility to purchase and maintain the appropriate insurance policies, including civil liability and medical insurance, from a recognized insurer, as the CALQ assumes no responsibility of any kind to the recipient. The awarding of the grant by the CALQ entails no liability on its part and the recipient is solely responsible for his or her actions in connection with the use of the grant.

    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. 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.

    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

    Promotional sheet

    Promotional sheet Québec – Morocco

    VIEW SHEET

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    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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