Rome, Italy

Research and creation residencies for architects and visual artists at the British School at Rome

Application deadline : To be determined

  • Profile
    • Individuals
    • Artist or Writer
    • Development or Mid-career
  • Disciplines concerned
    • Architectural research
    • Visual arts

Inside a studio of the British School at Rome

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The British School at Rome

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Inside a studio of the British School at Rome

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Aerial view of the British School at Rome

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The Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna e contemporanea, near the British School at Rome

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The Galleria Borghese à Rome

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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. A call for applications is expected in 2022.

    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

    In 2008, a program of residencies was established, allowing a Québec professional in the realm of architectural research (architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and environmental design) or a visual artist whose practice is related to architectural research to engage each year in a three-month research and creation residency in the Italian capital. The residencies take place in the facilities of the British School located on Via Gramsci and allow the applicants selected to take advantage of numerous possibilities for professional contacts related to their career development.

    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.

    Specific objectives

    In particular, this program is intended to:

    • Offer support adapted to the artistic research of creators in the architecture or visual arts sector to foster their receptiveness to new practices and the enhancement of their plastic language;
    • Contribute to the establishment of enduring links between Québec and foreign architects and visual artists and facilitate exchanges of artistic viewpoints;
    • Offer Québec creators the possibility of engaging in a period of artistic renewal in one of the world’s foremost cultural capitals;
    • Facilitate the identification of new artistic creation, research, production and dissemination networks.

     

     

    Residency characteristics

    Disciplines concerned

    Architectural research (architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and environmental design) and visual artist related to architectural research

    Target applicants
    Artists with at least two years of artistic practice.
    Length of stay and amount of the grant

    Three months, from January to March 2021.

    The amount of the grant is $5 000.

    The Conseil will pay directly to the British School at Rome the cost of accommodation, most meals and professional guidance during the residency.

    Location

    The British School at Rome is dedicated to artistic and architectural excellence and is receptive to international cultural diversity. It is one of the most prestigious foreign cultural institutions in Rome. It enables architectural professionals engaging in residencies to work on a personal project, pursue individual development and enrich their approaches through professional exchanges with artists from an array of backgrounds. Through its interdisciplinary program in contemporary architecture, the British School at Rome is contributing to the career development of numerous British and international professionals.

    It is precisely in conjunction with this mission that the British School at Rome has sought a partnership with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Conseil) to establish a residence project.

    In Rome, the British School at Rome, located in the highly prestigious Villa Borghese district, provides accommodation and professional guidance. Each resident will have the use of a bedroom-workshop with private bathroom and access to shared spaces intended for documentation and research. Residents usually eat in the institution’s dining room.

    Residents are expected to interact with other artists and architects invited by the institution and will have numerous opportunities to present their work. Certain public events such as workshops, readings, meetings and a group exhibition will be organized in conjunction with the residency.

    A catalogue is published annually by the British School at Rome and showcases works completed by guest artists and architects during their residencies.

     

  • Eligibility

    General criteria

    Concerned artistic fields

    Architectural research (architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and environmental design) and visual artist related to architectural research

    Discipline

    Architectural research

    Architectural research includes practices, discourse and works intended to renew artistic language in the realms of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and environmental design.
    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.

    Inuit and First Nations 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 CALQ’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, 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 $5 000.

    The Conseil will pay directly to the British School at Rome the cost of accommodation, most meals and professional guidance during the residency.

    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.

    Éthics
    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

    May 5, 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

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

    Online
    Paper
    • To print Grant application form for studios - Details of the project

    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

    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 of the British School at Rome

    VIEW SHEET

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    Partners

    This residency is made possible through the collaboration of the British School at Rome and the Québec Delegation in Rome.

    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).

    Québec artists who have resided in the British School at Rome

    Québec artists
    Pierre Gendron (2008 architecture), Darrel Ronald (2009 architecture), Katherine Lapierre (2011 architecture), Felix Schwimmer (2012 architecture), Natacha Boucher (2013 architecture), Ana Rewakowicz (2014 visual arts), Georges Audet (2015 visual arts), Jonas St-Michael (2016 visual arts), Caroline Cloutier (2017 visual arts), Marie-Claire Blais (2018, architecture and visual arts), Dan Popa (2019 cinema and architecture), Sarah N. Pupo (2020 visual arts).
    The masculine form used in this document is understood to designate men and women equally.

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