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CALQ to provide feedback to help artists prepare grant applications

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The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) is introducing a new system to provide artists with feedback following the evaluation of their grant application by a jury of their peers.

[Translate to English:] Obtenir de la rétroaction sur une demande
[Translate to English:] Le volet Création du programme général de bourses est le premier à bénéficier de ce nouveau système.

The feedback system meets artists’ expressed need for information on how to improve their future grant applications and is in line with the CALQ’s commitment to supporting artists. Recently, the CALQ also created the CALQ grant primer This link will open in a new window, a series of videos that provide advice on writing grant applications.

The feedback system is based on consultations with professional artists who have served on various juries. That process helped the CALQ develop tools for jury members to indicate how a grant application could be improved.

“We know artists work hard on their grant applications and it is important for them to receive feedback. The new system we have set up will give them constructive, useful comments on various aspects of their project from the peers who evaluated their applications.” – Anne-Marie Jean, CEO, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

Feedback system will be phased in

The new system is being implemented first for the Creation section of the general grant program and will subsequently be expanded to the other sections. Artists will be informed at the appropriate time. Only artists who submitted an application after August 27, 2022 will receive feedback. While the feedback is intended to help artists improve their chances of success on future grant applications, there is no guarantee of success, as the CALQ’s ability to award grants is limited by its budget allocation.

The evaluation grid used by the juries is now available This link will open in a new window on our website.

About the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) invests in the imagination and celebrates the successes of those who create memorable works, shape Québec’s cultural identity, and make it shine. With a view to equitable, sustainable artistic development, the CALQ supports creation, experimentation, and production in the arts and literature in all regions of Québec and promotes dissemination in Québec, Canada, and abroad.

Every year, the CALQ financially supports some 1500 artists and 800 non-profit arts organizations, contributing to the expression of a vibrant culture accessible across Québec. It encourages landmark artistic and literary works that generate pride among citizens, nourish our culture, and above all, create a timeless imprint.


Kassandra Nadeau-Lamarche

Conseillère en communication 
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec 

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