History and goals of the program
Created in 2007, the VivacitéThis link will open in a new window program is the result of a collaboration between the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and partners: the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Foundation of Greater Montréal.
Initially available only to Montréal residents, the program, renamed Vivacité in 2018, is now open to creators from every region of Québec. It is now headed up exclusively by the CALQ.
Designed to support professional artists from culturally diverse groups, the program has generated a great deal of enthusiasm in recent years and is gaining visibility in the arts community.
The initial goals of the Vivacité program are to:
1. support the practice of artists and writers from culturally diverse groups;
2. foster efforts for complete participation in professional arts and literature settings in Québec, taking into account barriers to integration;
3. encourage projects that foster access among Québec audiences to the work and productions of artists and writers from culturally diverse communities.
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Vivacité at a glance
Some of the artists supported
Chadi Ayoub’s sculptural installation for the exhibition Mets-toi dans ma peau.
Magella Skerritt’s album Checkmate.
Maryam Izadifard’s exhibition Mémoire de l’eau.
Justice Rutikara’s film La cité des autres.
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Do you want to sit on CALQ juries or committees, particularly those for the Vivacité program? Consult eligibility conditions and send in your application by email.
Frequently Asked Questions This link will open in a new window
The CALQ grant primer This link will open in a new window
Guide for grant recipients This link will open in a new window
All programs for artists This link will open in a new window
Support for people living with a disability This link will open in a new window
Glossary and CALQ’s definition of artistic disciplines This link will open in a new window