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Resources for Artists

Opportunities

1. Residencies 2023-2024  - Ada X - NEW

"Do you need resources to develop a media arts project? Send a project proposal to develop in residency at Ada X! You may be selected for a 6-8 week production residency at Ada X between September 2023 and June 2024.

 

This call is open to artists residing in the greater Montreal area only.  Artists in residence will have access to workspace, specialized equipment, a residency fee of $2460, a production fee of $600, and more.

Deadline: Sunday, February 5, 2023, 11:59 p.m. (Montreal, ET)

3. Vallum Art Prize - Vallum - NEW

"The winner of the Vallum Art Prize (previously known as the Vallum Cover Award) receives $500 and publication in our Spring 2023 issue, Vallum 20:1 “Dreams vs. Nightmares. Deadline January 20, 2023

4.  Bédélys Independant Awards - Montreal Comic Art Festival - NEW

"The Bédélys Independant Awards (Francophone and Anglophone) recognize the best self-published comics in Quebec. Each of these prizes comes with a $1,000 grant, an original trophy and a table to share at the next Festival." - Bédélys Independant

 

 

5. Programming - VU (Photography) - NEW

"Do you need to deepen your research, follow a training, share your practice with other artists, be accompanied in an approach, work with a community? In order to imagine our next program with you, we invite artists interested in photography to share their ideas, projects and practices. Deadline February 1, 2023

6. Creation and production in non-disciplinary artistic practices - Conseil des arts de Montréal - NEW

This residency offers the ideal opportunity to pursue a research or artistic creation project in the classroom or in situ under optimal financial and technical conditions in order to promote the emergence of works that attempt to blur disciplinary boundaries. Deadline: January 30, 2023

7. Call for Submissions - Existere Journal of Arts & Literature - NEW

Funding

1. Conseil des Arts de Montreal
"Founded in 1956, the Conseil des arts de Montréal identifies, supports, and recognizes excellence in the professional creation, production, and dissemination of the arts. To remain in tune with the organizations and collectives it serves, the Conseil relies on its knowledge of the communities, its innovative skills, and its ability to bring the city’s artists and financial partners together." - Conseil des Arts de Montreal 



2. Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec
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." - Conseil des arts et des letters du Quebec 



3. Canada Council for the Arts
We're proud to be Canada’s public arts funder. We champion and invest in artistic excellence through our grants, services, prizes, and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations. - Canada Council for the Arts 


 

Guidance

1. Never Apart     

"Never Apart is a non-profit organization in Montréal, Québec, Canada, determined to bring about social change and spiritual awareness through art, culture, and music events." - Never Apart

2. ELAN - English Language Arts Network   

"The English-Language Arts Network (ELAN) is a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports, and creates opportunities for Quebec’s English-speaking artists and arts communities." - ELAN

3. YES Montreal

"As a not-for-profit organization, YES enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start and grow businesses." - YES Montreal 

4. RAAV Regrouping of Visual Arts in Quebec

"Bringing together more than 1,500 members, its primary mission is to work to improve the living conditions and professional practice of artists who make a career in the field of visual arts in Quebec." - RAAV

5. Art Souterrain

"Art Souterrain is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide a wider accessibility to contemporary art since 2009. With the will to demystify the artistic process and artworks, the organization implements long-term initiatives to cultivate an understanding and to create a bond between an artwork and its audience." - Art Souterrain

6. Archive Montreal 

"Arcmtl is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving local independent culture" - ARCMTL

 

 

7.  Reseau Art Actuel  

"The Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec (RCAAQ) is a national advocacy organization whose mandate is to support, bring together, represent, and promote Quebec’s artist-run centres. To facilitate the dissemination of art within society, it supports research activities and artistic experimentation, and encourages self-management by artists."

8. OBORO 

"OBORO is an artist-run centre that favors the development of art practices locally, nationally, and internationally. OBORO’s sphere of activity encompasses visual and media arts, performing arts, new technologies, and emerging practices." - OBORO

 

 

 

9. OPTICA 

"Since its foundation in 1972, OPTICA has defined itself as a venue dedicated to contemporary practices on the local, national and international scene. The center annually presents a varied program of exhibitions, symposiums and meetings with artists, and it invests in the production of exhibition curators. All of these programs offer critical reflection on art news, supported by editorial activity." - OPTICA

10. Occurrence 

"Occurrence is dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary arts, with photography and image practices as an anchor. Its programming choices are based on a committee of peers, made up of artists and art actors with multiple perspectives, renewed each year, ensuring a diversified program that reflects current issues." - occurrence

11. Dazibao 

" Dazibao is a contemporary art center and non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination and mediation of contemporary image practices, privileging artistic experimentation, enquiry and reflection related to current social issues." - Dazibao

12. ELEKTRA 

" ELEKTRA presents and promotes works created at the intersections of contemporary art and new technologies, inscribed in the latest aesthetic current of research and experimentation." ELEKTRA

    

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