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Pépinières européennes de Création and Langage Plus
Call for applications : langage plus, map, artist residencies, alma, québec

In the Framework of the Map mobility programme, Pépinières européennes de Création and Langage Plus (+ its partner the Sagamie Center) launch a call for applications for a 2 months residency, from January 27 to March 27, 2021.

Amount of the scholarship attributed to the selected artist

The Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec offers a grant of 2 000$/month for a maximum total of 4 000$.


Demystifying contemporary art by building bridges between creation and human dialogue is a strategy aiming to broaden the public’s sensitivity to art. The artistic residency will be inspired by art and life, will be rooted in the community and its development and will develop through observation and collaboration, in communion with a group from Alma’s local or regional community. The experience will be both sensitive and instructive, will bring together different perspectives, its approach will be unique and its results  varied.

We  seek  to  democratise  art  by  progressive  development  of closer  bonds between the artist and the urban or rural communities in order to fulfill the objective of trying to integrate art into daily life, so that it may become a creative force in localities that are far away from the large metropolis. The project may be distributed  by  Langage  Plus  as  a  fitting  response  to  the  intercultural  challenge  and  a celebration uniting varied cultures.

Fields of expression proposed for the residency

Visual arts
Period of the résidence

From January 27 to March 27, 2021
The conditions offered

The Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec offers a grant of 2 000$/month for a maximum total of 4 000$. The residency will depend on the attribution of this grant.
A professional context of excellence (see below)
The artist may submit additional funding applications, in which case he/she must do so independently;
*Langage Plus does not cover travel expenses, but undertakes to send you a letter of invitation that will eventually help you find, on your own additional help for your air tickets.


The artists are hosted outside the premises of Langage Plus, close to services and about a 15-minute walk from Langage Plus and downtown Alma.

Material resource made availableto the artist

The  artist  will  dispose  over  a  creation  studio,  a  Mac  computer  with  image  manipulationsoftware’s  (Photoshop,  Illustrator,  Final  Cut  Pro),  an  access  to  common  spaces(documentation  center,  conference  room,  kitchen,  etc.),  carpentry  equipment,  audiovisual equipment, a technician skilled in numeric arts…

Meansused to promote the artist’s work

Langage Plus offers the invited artist the possibility to exhibit its final work at the end of his stay in the project room of the center in the form of a solo exhibition, promoted with posters, invitation card and PR communication by press release. As the exhibition is part of the annual programming  of  the  Centre,  it  will  also  be  diffused  on  the  Québec  self-managed  artists centre’s website (RCAAQ).


Deadline : 18.10.2020
Number of laureate : 1
period of residence : 2 monthes
Eligible applicants

The call is aimed primarily at emerging professional artists (the emerging artist concept is left to the discretion of the jury, which will be based primarily on the artist’s career more than on his age). The artist must / should :

Hold a citizenship other than Canadian.
Have completed his studies and develop a professional artistic practice
Must imperatively stay in Alma for the duration of the residence (without family);
Not have other professional obligations for the duration of the residency.

deadline : October 18, 2020
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