Artists today play many roles in their projects; they are researchers and creators, but may also act as producers or managers. The CALQ wishes to recognize the needs related to these multiple skills and contribute to improving the financial situation of artists.
Structured into nine components, our grant program offers financial support for a wide range of activities in all disciplines, regardless of the artist’s experience. Our goal is to better meet the needs of artists and improve conditions surrounding their practice. Changes include more flexible eligibility conditions, the expansion of the types of activities supported, and the adjustment of maximum amounts.
In order to better understand the differences between each component, the application process, the organization of a jury and to maximize your chances of submitting a complete application, we have prepared a series of information videos entitled ”The CALQ grant primer”. Watch them all below or on our YouTube channel This link will open in a new window.
The nine components
Aims to financially support the risk inherent in the research process to promote innovation in art and the exploration of new avenues that contribute to the development of disciplines. Can also support stages of research and experimentation prior to the creation of a work, an exhibition, or a publication.
Aims to financially support the creation of new works, to foster the development of the practice of artists and independent curators, and to encourage a diversity of practices and the renewal of creation.
Aims to financially support the public presentation of works, shows or exhibitions, to encourage the dissemination of Québec works, and to facilitate public access to those works in all regions of Québec and abroad.
Aims to support outreach and the participation of artists and curators across Québec and internationally in activities that promote their career development.
Aims to generate exposure for the work of artists and curators within Québec, to extend the lifespan of the works, to grow audiences, and to facilitate encounters between the public and the works.
Aims to provide exposure for the work of artists and curators outside Québec, to promote their work, and to extend the lifespan of their works.
Aims to help artists and curators participate in professional development to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to advance in their careers. Professional development may also include career management activities.
Aims to support the advancement of knowledge in different artistic practices and make the public aware of the work of Québec artists and curators.
Aims to support a project or set of projects, in the short or long term, to enable artists and curators to seize decisive opportunities for their career development and planning and for the exploitation of their work.