4 artists Residencies 2020-21 @ Est-Nord-Est (Qc) | European Pepinieres of Creation MAP program

As part of their mobility program, the Creative European Pepinieres and Est-Nord-Est Centre are launching a call for applications for artist residencies in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. For its 2020-21 programming, ENE welcomes 3 artists for residency periods of two months each. THE RESIDENCE Est-Nord-Est (ENE) is an artist-run centre the mandate of which is to provide […]

As part of their mobility program, the Creative European Pepinieres and Est-Nord-Est Centre are launching a call for applications for artist residencies in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec. For its 2020-21 programming, ENE welcomes 3 artists for residency periods of two months each.

THE RESIDENCE

Est-Nord-Est (ENE) is an artist-run centre the mandate of which is to provide an international community of artists and authors in contemporary art with support by offering space and time for research and experimentation, as well as privileged access to local resources and knowhow.

The centre is situated in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a village on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, in a unique geographic and historical locale. The predominant aspects of the landscapes are farms, forests, and the river. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is situated 115 km from Quebec City and 350 km from Montreal.

Originally based on the idea of encounters between sculptors with contemporary practices and those using regional traditional skills, ENE now welcomes contemporary visual-arts artists from all disciplines. The residencies at ENE are intended for professional artists, both established and emerging, from all over the world. They offer artists and authors an opportunity to explore their research more deeply, to experiment, and to create in a cultural space that is unique, lively, and stimulating. ENE is a member of Res Artis, Pépinières européennes de création and of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec.

The eight-week residency periods, which bring together four artists and one author in the field of contemporary art, are offered in spring, summer, fall, and, in 2020 for the first time, winter. In summer 2019, Est-Nord-Est moved into its new building created and designed specifically for artist and author residencies. The centre’s expertise in hosting residencies oriented the choices made when its premises were built. This new architectural concept places exchanges, friendly relations, and technical and logistical assistance at the heart of the experience offered to residents. Through these choices, the centre once again reaffirms its innovative position with regard to art residencies.

Informations

English: pepinieres.eu/ENE2020EN
Français : pepinieres.eu/ENE2020

Est-Nord-Est

Originally based on the idea of encounters between sculptors with contemporary practices and those using regional traditional skills, ENE now welcomes contemporary visual-arts artists from all disciplines. The residencies at ENE are intended for professional artists, both established and emerging, from all over the world. They offer artists and authors an opportunity to explore their research more deeply, to experiment, and to create in a cultural space that is unique, lively, and stimulating. ENE is a member of Res Artis, Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes and of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec.

The territory

The centre is situated in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a village on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, in a unique geographic and historical locale. The predominant aspects of the landscapes are farms, forests, and the river. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is situated 115 km from Quebec City and 350 km from Montreal.

Artists are selected according to the following criteria:

  • The artistic quality of the proposal
  • The potential impact of the residency on the artist’s career
  • A constructive mix of art practices
  • A mix of genders and generations
  • Representation by residents from Quebec, Canada, and around the world

A jury of peers evaluates the applications. For each residency, ENE selects artists and authors whose practices are complementary in nature or in dialogue with each other and comply with its mandate.

 

Duration of residency

Residency periods

Spring: April 20 to June 12, 2020
Summer: July 6 to August 28, 2020
Fall: September 14 to November 6, 2020
Winter: February 1 to March 26, 2021

Accommodation

Access to an individual studio-workshop to be used for work and lodging

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

Visual and Media Arts

Access to specialized equipment (wood, metal, ceramics)
Access to a documentation centre (books, magazines)
Access to local resources
Technical and logistical support
Access to a bicycle in summer/ local transportation organized by ENE in winter

ENE offers artists:

Time and a place to devote themselves to research and experimentation
Privileged access to local resources and diverse areas of knowhow
An international art community

Studio / Workspace

Access to an individual studio-workshop to be used for work and lodging

>> more info (in french) https://estnordest.org/modalites

Fees and support

The Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ) offers a CAD $ 4,000 grant for a two-month residency (8 weeks) to each selected artist.

Expectations towards the artist

– To make full use of the residency period offered for his/her research
– To be present during the entire residency period
– To present his/her approach and research interests at the beginning of the residency at a public event organized by ENE
– To present his/her research and experiments carried out during the residency at a public event organized by ENE at the end of the residency period
– OPTIONAL: To propose a workshop for a youth or community organization in the region (an additional fee of $100 is offered to artists whose workshop proposal is selected)


Application deadline
2020/01/10

Residency starts
2020/04/20

Residency ends
2021/03/26

Location
CA

Link to more information
http://pepinieres.eu/ENE2020EN