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Support artistic practices of professional artists and writers representative of cultural diversity.

  • Grant
      • Grants for artists and writers
      • Other
      • Research, creation, exploration and production
  • Profile
      • Individuals
      • Artist or Writer
  • Disciplines concerned
    • Architectural research
    • Arts and crafts
    • Circus arts
    • Dance
    • Digital arts
    • Film and video art
    • Literature and storytelling
    • Multidisciplinary arts
    • Music
    • Popular song
    • Theatre
    • Visual arts
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  • Professional artist
  • Visual arts
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  • Introduction

    ATTENTION!

    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 and for finding out the status of your file.

    The project start date cannot be earlier than the date the application is filed.

    For the duration of the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this table takes precedence over this program’s text.

    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:

    All grant applications must include insurance costs in the budget. Otherwise, the application will be deemed ineligible.

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

    Objectives

    1. Support artistic practices of professional artists and writers representative of cultural diversity.
    2. Encourage efforts to achieve full participation in Québec’s professional artistic and literary sectors, taking integration barriers into account.
    3. Encourage the realization of projects that foster access for Quebeckers to artistic works and productions from professional artists and writers representative of cultural diversity.

    Target applicants

    Eligibility is restricted to professional artists and writers representative of cultural diversity working in the following artistic fields: circus arts, digital arts, cinema and video, multidisciplinary arts, visual arts, popular song, storytelling, dance, literature, arts and crafts, music, architectural research and theatre.

    Artists' groups

    An application from a group of artists or writers to undertake a common project must be submitted by a single artist applicant. The artist applicant must satisfy the program’s conditions for eligibility.

    If the application is successful, the grant will be disbursed to the artist applicant who, as the grant recipient and the group representative, will be responsible for project management and budget oversight.

  • Eligibility

    General criteria

    To be eligible, the applicant must :

    • be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant as contemplated in section 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, 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.

    He must also satisfy either of the following criteria :

    • be a professional immigrant artist or writer and have been born outside Québec and Canada.
    • be a member of a visible minority community, i.e. of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American or mixed racial heritage. Mixed racial heritage means belonging to one or more of the above groups.

    Moreover, to be eligible, applicants must satisfy either of the following criteria :

    • have participated in at least one production outside of his training, in a context recognized by his peers.
    • have produced and disseminated at least one work of art publicly in a place and/or context recognized by his peers outside of his training.

    Exceptionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, graduates students from art schools from post-secondary institutions who specialize in art are eligible in the discipline in which they studied, even if they do not meet all the eligibility criteria.

    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.
    Profile

    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. Moreover, they must have resided in the region or territory that is the focus of the program.

    Applicants who have resided outside Québec for two or more years are considered ineligible for the CALQ’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

    • Candidates may submit up to five separate grant applications per fiscal year (running from April 1 to March 31) covering all of the Conseil’s programs. All applications submitted, including those that prove ineligible, count towards the annual maximum. Unless indicated otherwise in the programs, applications received as of February 24 (or as of March 1 in the case of travel applications) will be included in the following fiscal year.
    • Candidates may not have more than three projects at the same time being analyzed, supported or carried out.
    • To be deemed eligible, applications must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the project start date.

    Ineligibility

    • Candidates who fail to submit a grant report for more than three months following project completion.
    • Legally incorporated groups.
    • Project already completed.
    • Projects that have already been rejected by the Conseil.
    • Incomplete applications.

    Projects

    Eligible
    • Personal exploration, research, creation, production, dissemination, advanced training or travel projects;
    • projects carried out in collaboration with a professional arts organization or a recognized professional artist or writer;
    • creation or dissemination projects that make use of advanced technologies and resources.
    Ineligible
    • Projects completed as part of a program of studies leading to the granting of a diploma.
    • A project related to the university research and educational publishing sectors.
    • A project aimed at starting up a business or creation workshop designed for strictly commercial purposes.
    • A project of a didactic nature.
    • A project related to a fundraising campaign.

    Expenses

    Eligible
    • Candidate’s remuneration.
    • Travel and living expenses (accommodation and per diems).
    • Professional honoraria (artists, collaborators, freelancers, technicians, etc.).
    • Purchase of materials.
    • Rental of studios, halls and equipment.
    • Transportation of materials and equipment.
    • Promotion expenses.

    The purchase of specialized equipment is eligible solely with regard to equipment required to carry out the project that cannot be rented or whose purchase price is lower than the rental price. Supporting documents must be submitted.

    Ineligible
    • Operating expenses of the organizations that participate in the project.
    • Training expenses leading to the granting of a diploma.

    Expenses already covered under the auspices of another Conseil program or by any other organization.

    Maximum amount

    $50,000

  • Presentation of the application

    Registration

    Apply anytime

    An application must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the project start date to be deemed eligible.

    The date of submission online or the postmark is deemed to be the date of receipt of the application.

    The CALQ sends an email acknowledgement of receipt. Applicants registered for Mon Dossier CALQ can track the progress of their grant application file’s processing directly in their online file.

    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.

    Any costs arising from a quarantine are not eligible expenses.

    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:

    • All grant applications must include insurance costs in the budget. Otherwise, the application will be deemed ineligible;
    • 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.

    Contents of the application file

    The required file contents are detailed on the application form. Letters of recommendation are not submitted to the jury.

    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.

  • Evaluation of applications

    Evaluation criteria

    • The project’s relevance in light of the program’s objectives (40 points);
    • the quality and artistic value of the project (30 points);
    • the impact of and subsequent effect of the project on the artist’s career (20 points);
    • the realism of the budget estimate and the artist’s ability to carry out the project (10 points).

    Process

    All applications are assessed on their merit, in light of the objectives and evaluation criteria specific to the different sections of the program. Project selection takes into account both the comparative value of the project and funds available.

    Grant applications are evaluated by juries formed in accordance with the Conseil’s Policy governing juries, committees and assessors. Members are persons recognized for their proficiency in the artistic fields concerned.

    Upon completion of the review process, jury members make recommendations to the Board of Directors, which then ratifies them. All decisions are final and are not subject to appeal.

    Three months after the announcement of the results, the Conseil makes available the names of the members of a jury.

    Decision

    The Conseil will informs the applicant of its decision approximately four months after the application deadline or submission date.

    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.

  • Additional information

    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.

    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.

    Paper forms

    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.

    • Grant application form:

    Application form – Project description (Word)

    Application form – Project description (pdf)

    Application form – Personal information (Word)

    Application form – Personal information (pdf)

     

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