Villeneuve lez Avignon/France

Studio-apartment residency at La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon (France)

Application deadline : 10 September 2020

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    • Artist or Writer
    • Development or Mid-career
  • Discipline concerned
    • Theatre

La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

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La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

© Alex Nollet | La Chartreuse

La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

© Alex Nollet | La Chartreuse

Chemin des Chartreux and Rue de la pente rapide in Villeneuve lez Avignon

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  • Introduction

    Important message: Depending on the evolution of the world situation with regard to COVID-19, the CALQ may be forced to cancel some international stays related to its studios and residencies program.

    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

    Seeking to participate in the initiative undertaken by the Québec government to increase the presence of Québec’s artists and writers in internationally renowned cultural settings, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Conseil) entered into a partnership agreement with La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon – France (La Chartreuse – under the framework of its program Textes Nomades – with the support of the Direction Générale de la Création Artistique-ministère de la Culture-France – DGCA) aimed at setting up an artist and studio-apartment residency exchange program between Québec and France, in the discipline of theatre intended for children’s and youth audiences (drama writers).

    Through this agreement, the Conseil wants to promote the cultivation of durable bonds between dramatic authors from Québec and from France, while contributing to their literary development and the dissemination of their works.

    In the context of this exchange, a dramatic author from Québec writing for the children’s-youth audience can reside for six or eight weeks sojourn at La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon. In return, a French dramatic author writing for the children’s-youth audience will be hosted in Québec, in Montréal, by the Centre international de recherche et de création en théâtre pour l’enfance et la jeunesse, Le Cube (Le Cube), for a writing residency of equal duration.

    For this residency exchange program, the final selection will be made in Québec for the French artist and at La Chartreuse for the Québec artist.

    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

    Drama writing for youth / children’s theatre.

    Target applicants

    Eligible drama writers must have had a work previously published or staged professionally for a youth / children’s theatre audience.

    Artists with at least two years of artistic practice.
    Length of residency and amount of the grant

    The sojourn is for a period of six weeks from April 19 to May 29, 2021.

    The amount of the grant is $5,500.

    The location

    Founded in 1356 by Pope Innocent VI, La Chartreuse served principally as a monastery for more than four centuries. During the French Revolution, the monastic orders were suppressed and the land was distributed to the villagers. Beginning in 1909, the French Government carried out a survey of the buildings and undertook the initial work to redeem and restore the buildings.

    In 1971, La Chartreuse became the Centre international de recherche, de création et d’animation and integrated the centre national des écritures du spectacle in 1990. La Chartreuse hosts about 300 dramatic authors and artists annually in writing residencies, for sojourns of from 15 days to 2 months, and organizes a major international component annually, including the “Textes nomades” project. Authors in residency at La Chartreuse are in daily contact with some twenty other artists and professionals in residence at the same time, and have an opportunity to join networks of French and international professional artists, and sometimes collaborate on cross-sectoral or transversal projects. La Chartreuse regularly opens its door to the public and professionals, during residence and lab showcases, and La Chartreuse nights, so that the written texts can begin to engage in the production process. The centre is also a partner in the Avignon festival, a relationship dating back 40 years. The centre welcomes close to 70,000 visitors and spectators yearly, and is now considered one of the major centres in France and in Europe for residencies dedicated to writing for the theatre. (www.chartreuse.org).

    Residency conditions

    The selected artists will be housed for free in the ancient monastic cells of the Chartreuse order, now transformed into rooms. All these living quarters are furnished with an equipped kitchen, bathroom and Wi-Fi access. Sheets and towels are provided by La Chartreuse and are changed once weekly. Moreover, the authors are invited, from Monday to Friday, to join the La Chartreuse host’s table for the evening meal and meet other residents. These meals are provided by La Chartreuse.

    La Chartreuse welcomes and houses the Québec author in the habitual living conditions of the residence at La Chartreuse. Applicants must declare that they are acquainted with these residence conditions (read the conditions of reception at http://chartreuse.org/site/la-residence-mode-d-emploi) and agree to comply.

  • Eligibility

    General criteria

    Discipline concerned

    Drama writing for youth / children’s theatre.

    Eligible drama writers must have had a work previously published or staged professionally for a youth / children’s theatre audience.

    Discipline

    Theatre

    In this context, theatre includes theatre for adults, children’s and youth theatre and puppet theatre or any other related form of artistic expression.
    Profiles

    Professional artist

    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.
    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, Circulation of Works Within Quebec, Circulation of Works Outside Quebec: All applications filed between March 1st and 31st, 2021 inclusively will be treated in the 2021-2022 fiscal year for accounting purposes.
      • Acquisition and marketing, Creation, Professional development, Public presentation, Publication and Critical Documentation, Research and exploration, Strategic Opportunities and Career Planning, Vivacité, Inuit and First Nations Arts programs that can be registered at any time: All applications filed between February 24 and March 31st 2021 inclusively will be treated in the 2021-2022 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.
    • A applicant who has received financial support from one of the Conseil’s grant programs is required to produce a Report on the Use of a Grant within three months of the end of the project. To be eligible to submit a new application, the grant holder must have submitted reports on the use of a grant 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.
    • 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 $5,500.

    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

    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.

  • Presentation of the application

    Registration deadline

    September 10, 2020

    An application filed for this studio will be treated in the 2021-2022 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.

    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

    Titre

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

    Contents of the application file

    Applicants must provide only one copy of supporting documents.
    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

    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 – La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

    VIEW SHEET

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    Partners

    This program was made possible through the collaboration of La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon and Le Cube – Centre international de recherche et de création en théâtre pour l’enfance et la jeunesse.

    La Chartreuse de Villeneuve lez Avignon

    Le Cube – Centre international de recherche et de création en théâtre pour l’enfance et la jeunesse

     

    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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