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New studios in Toulouse and Guadeloupe: the CALQ’s network of studio-apartment residencies expands


Two new residency agreements have been added to the CALQ’s offer of artist studios around the world!

In Toulouse

Starting next summer, a residency in circus arts will be open to Québec creators in Toulouse. As part of this program, a circus artist or collective can spend five weeks at La Grainerie - Pôle européen de Production. 
This is the first residency program exclusively for circus arts to be included in the network of CALQ studios. Interested artists and collectives have until November 17 to apply.

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In Guadeloupe

Beginning in 2023, Québec playwrights can also fly to the Caribbean for a two-month writing and artistic renewal residency in Guadeloupe.

For this first residency site in France’s overseas territories, playwrights will be welcomed by the organization Texte en paroles, a key actor in promoting contemporary Caribbean theatre writing, and can tap into rich, original imaginations. The application This link will open in a new window deadline for this residency is October 20.

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“Travel offers a new perspective and stimulates creativity. By enabling artists and writers to spend several months away from their normal work environment, these residencies help renew inspiration and strengthen spirited cultural diplomacy.”
- Anne-Marie Jean, President and Executive Director of the CALQ


The CALQ offers Québec artists and writers residency sites in vibrant cultural capitals in 23 countries. This fall, a call for applications is open for several studios, in anticipation of a 2023 departure.

Until September 22

  • Belgium
    Two-month residency with a $6000 grant for writers, author-illustrators, or graphic novelists in Wallonie-Bruxelles.
  • Brazil
    Two-month residency for artists in multidisciplinary arts, digital arts, songwriting, film and video, literature and storytelling, music, architectural research, and theatre in Salvador-Bahia, accompanied by a $6000 grant. 
  • Italy
    Two-month residency between Bassano del Grappa and Montréal accompanied by a $6000 grant, for choreographers with over two years of practice and at least two works presented in a professional context.
  • Japan
    Three-month residency in Tokyo for artists in digital arts and visual arts, with an $11,000 grant.

Until October 20

  • Guadeloupe
    Two-month residency in Guadeloupe for Québec playwrights with the organization Textes en paroles, accompanied by a $8000 grant.
  • Mexico
    Agreement covering several disciplines and allowing four Québec artists to complete a three-month residency in Mexico with a $6500 grant.
  • Provence (France)
    Two-month residency for Québec children’s or youth theatre playwrights in Villeneuve lez Avignon and Seyne-sur-Mer, accompanied with a $6500 grant.

Apply until November 17

  • Potsdam (Germany)
    Two-month stay for Québec choreographers and dancers, accompanied by an artistic partner of their choice, in Fabrik Potsdam, with a $7500 grant.
  • Cuba
    Two-month residency in Matanzas for artists in arts and crafts and theatre, accompanied by a $5500 grant.
  • Toulouse (France)
    Five-week residency for circus artists or collectives in Toulouse, accompanied by a $3500 grant per artist.

A network of residencies around the world

A large network of studios, exchanges, and studio-apartments on four continents offers creators from all disciplines some 40 possibilities of residencies to stimulate their professional practice, including in New York, Taiwan, Buenos Aires, Paris, Rome, Berlin, London, Mumbai, Seoul, Tokyo, Dakar and Tetouan.

The CALQ residencies program is for professional artists and writers looking for artistic renewal and exploration, who want to immerse themselves in other cultures or have access to internationally renowned sites to conduct research and explore new avenues for creation. 

Since the inauguration of the Québec Studio in Paris in 1965, this program has enabled an expansion in the number of exchanges with international partners and contributed to the career development of many artists. 

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