Brooklyn/USA

Research residency for independent curators and visual artists at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn

Application deadline : 15 February 2018

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

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ISCP International studio & curatorial program, Brooklyn

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Mark Hilton's studio during his residency at ISCP in 2017.

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Jess Johnson's studio at ISCP during Spring Open Studios, 2017.

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  • Introduction

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

    Before completing your application, it is important that you read the Eligibility section. There you will find complete information on the general criteria and conditions for eligibility and the amount of the grant.

     

    Foreword

    In 2011, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) concluded an agreement with the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York, in United States. This agreement calls for the establishment of a residency program that enables a Québec curator to engage in a three-month research residency in Brooklyn.

    From 2018-2019, this program is also open to visual artists with more than five years of professional practice.

    Through this agreement, CALQ wishes to offer Québec professional curators or visual artists a new career development tool and initiate fruitful collaboration with the ISCP.

    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

    Disciplines concerned

    Digital arts, visual arts

    Target applicants 

    The program is intended for independent curators with professional experience in the organization of contemporary arts projects and to visual artists with more than five years of professional practice.

    An independent curator is a specialist who independently organizes exhibitions or programs. He often has to his credit a number of publications. He may have specific training in art history, sociology, philosophy or the arts, or be a professional artist. To be eligible, applicants must have:

    • realized independent projects;
    • to their credit at least three public presentations of their work or five years of experience in the organization of projects, programs or events;
    • published critical texts in a professional context.

    Individuals who are employed full time as curators in an artistic institution are ineligible for this program.

    Artists are 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.
    Types of eligible projects
    • research linked to the development of a concept for an exhibition, project or program related to a dissemination site or an event;
    • research on active artistic networks in New York;
    • exploration and analysis of practices linked to the interpretation of artistic forms that might be drawn upon in the Québec professional context;
    • professional enrichment;
    • the development of ideas and the drafting of a text focusing on an aspect related to contemporary art that refers to the Québec and American cultural contexts.
     Length of stay and amount of the grant

    The sojourn is for a period of three months, from October 1 to December 31, 2018.

    The amount of the grant is $11,500 and is intended to cover the curator’s or the visual artist’s personal insurance, travel costs, housing and living expenses, and the cost of purchasing, transporting and insuring the material required to carry out his project.

    Location

    Established in 1994, the ISCP is one of the leading contemporary arts residency centres in the United States. The ISCP occupies in Brooklyn a building that houses 36 studios, exhibition room and a space in which to carry out projects. The ISCP fosters career advancement by enabling guest artists and curators to interact with New York’s artistic community and establish ties with it.

    Tours of the ISCP’s facilities are organized regularly for American or foreign interveners, thus putting the artists and curators in residence in contact with numerous professionals. The ISCP also organizes study trips and open house events. Each year, 100 or so artists stay at the ISCP and over 10 000 visitors take part in the organization’s public activities.

    The International Studio and Curatorial Program makes available to the guest Québec curator a work space and ensures professional guidance during his stay.

  • Eligibility

    General criteria

    Disciplines concerned

    Digital arts, 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 $11,500 and is intended to cover the curator’s or the visual artist’s personal insurance, travel costs, housing and living expenses, and the cost of purchasing, transporting and insuring the material required to carry out his project.

    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

    February 15, 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

    For some reciprocity-based residency programs and specialized residencies, candidates are advised to attach a two or three-paragraph summary describing the project in the language of the host country.
    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 through the collaboration of the International Studio and Curatorial Program and the Québec Government Office in New York.

    International Studio and Curatorial Program

    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).

    Reference documents

    Synoptic table of the studios and studio-apartments eligibility per artistic field and professional experience (PDF).

    Quebec artists who have resided in Brooklyn

    Quebec artists
    Jean Michel Ross (2011 visual arts), Marie Perrault (2012 visual arts), Claire Moeder (2013 visual arts), Véronique Leblanc (2014 visual arts), Iliana Antonova (2015 visual arts)
    The masculine form used in this document is understood to designate men and women equally.

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