Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

Application deadline: 16 December 2016

The Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec: a distinction bestowed by CALQ honouring those individuals who have played a prominent role in Quebec’s artistic development
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  • L'Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

    This distinction honours the commitment and devotion of those who have contributed to the development, promotion or dissemination of the arts and letters in Quebec. The Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec, which is non-remunerative, is symbolized by an insignia.

    CALQ wishes to thank Hydro-Québec, which is associated with the delivery of this honor.

  • Insignia

    The design of the honorary insignia was the subject of a call for projects in December 2014, addressed to recognized professionals working in fine crafts. The insignia was to be in the form of a lapel badge, composed of materials from Quebec. The project of Christine Dwane was ultimately selected. Simple and original, the insignia features a small cluster of blue aluminum cubes, to be worn on the lapel or as a broach.

    Insigne de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

    Jewellery designer, goldsmith and gemmologist Christine Dwane studied jewellery making in Montreal before apprenticing with the Swiss-German goldsmith Robert Ackermann. A graduate of the Gemmologists Association of Great Britain, she currently teaches at the École de joaillerie de Montréal and the École de gemmologie de Montréal. Her one-of-a-kind pieces are forged and hand-assembled in precious metals (gold, silver, titanium and platinum). For ecological reasons, she offers all her work in totally recycled materials.

  • Compagnes et Compagnons

    The following individuals received the title of Compagnon or Compagne des arts et des lettres du Québec:

    The presentation texts and ceremony photographs can be found on the following pages:

    2017

    Jacques Brault
    Win Butler et Régine Chassagne (Arcade Fire)
    Michel Dallaire
    René Derouin
    Yvon Deschamps
    Diane Dufresne
    Denise Filiatrault
    Roger Frappier
    Phoebe Greenberg
    Pierre Lassonde
    Kent Nagano
    Lorraine Pintal
    Michel Rabagliati
    Charles Richard-Hamelin
    Florent Vollant
    Vincent Warren
    Kim Yaroshevskaya

    Watch the May 29, 2017 ceremony on Facebook.

    2016

    Marie-Claire Blais
    Marie Brassard
    Madeleine Careau
    Jacqueline Desmarais
    Jean-Pierre Ferland
    Bernard Labadie
    Guy Laliberté
    Marie-Nicole Lemieux
    Rita Letendre
    Édouard Lock
    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
    Anna McGarrigle
    André Melançon
    Moshe Safdie
    Gilles Ste-Croix
    Janine Sutto
    Gilles Vigneault
    Denis Villeneuve

    2015

    David Altmejd
    Denis Arcand
    Godefroy-M. Cardinal
    Melvin Charney

    Marie Chouinard
    Leonard Cohen
    Clémence DesRochers
    Xavier Dolan
    Réjean Ducharme
    Marie-Hélène Falcon
    Liza Frulla
    Jean-Claude Germain
    Oliver Jones
    Marie Laberge
    Dany Laferrière
    Phyllis Lambert
    Ginette Laurin
    Louise Lecavalier
    Michel Lemieux
    Louise Lemieux-Bérubé
    Robert Lepage
    Gilles Maheu
    Jovette Marchessault
    Monique Mercure
    Guy Morin
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Élise Paré-Tousignant
    Fred Pellerin
    Victor Pilon
    Luc Plamondon
    Guy Rodgers
    William St-Hilaire
    Françoise Sullivan
    Michel Tremblay

    Les premières Compagnes et premiers Compagnons des arts et des lettres du Québec

    Les premières Compagnes et premiers Compagnons des arts et des lettres du Québec

  • Applications

    Candidates

    Professional artists, cultural administrators/workers and patrons-of-the-arts, among others, may earn the title of Compagne or Compagnon des arts et des lettres du Québec. The distinction is strictly honorary and symbolized by an insignia designed by artist Christine Dwane. The insignias are bestowed at a ceremony sponsored by Hydro-Québec or at a special event.
    General Conditions

    Eligibility

    Eligible candidates include professional artists, craftspersons and writers, cultural administrators/workers, teachers and patrons, as well as any other individual who has contributed, in a professional capacity, to the development and promotion of the arts and letters in Quebec.

    The Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec is intended primarily for candidates residing in Quebec, but individuals residing outside the province may also be appointed.

    Former CALQ employees, directors or Board members are all eligible.

    Ineligible Candidates

    • Legally incorporated groups or partnerships
    • Current employees of CALQ and members of its Board of Directors
    • Members of the Conseil de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec
    • Individuals previously appointed to the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec
    • Appointments to the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec cannot be made posthumously.

    Evaluation Criteria

    • Contribution of the candidate to the development of Quebec arts and letters, or to their national or international dissemination
    • Impact of the candidate’s actions or achievements on the evolution of one or more artistic disciplines
    • Commitment of the candidate, at the community level, to the development or promotion of the arts and letters

    Evaluation Procedure

    The Conseil de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec was set up by CALQ’s Board of Directors to assess the candidates and select the recipients. Its recommendations are endorsed by the Board.

    Appointment Policy

    The CALQ’s Board of Directors sets the number of distinctions to be awarded each year.

    The selection favours diversity (of genres, generations, origins, regions, artistic disciplines, etc.).

    The number of people residing outside Quebec must not exceed one third of the total recipients in a given year.

    This honorary distinction is non-remunerative.

    Application Deadline

    The application deadline is 2016 December 16.

    Guidelines

    All candidates must be proposed by a third party.

    Any individual or organization may propose a candidate by completing the appropriate form.

    Grant application form :  WORD or PDF

    Compagnes and Compagnons of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec and  the members of the CALQ’s Board of Directors may also propose candidates.

    Registration Site

    The form and required documents must be posted to the following address:

    Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec
    Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
    79, boulevard René-Lévesque Est, 3e étage
    Québec (Québec) G1R 5N5