French, English
8 weeks for artists. 4 weeks for curators & writers.
Paid by host 

An honorarium of 1215 $ CA.

Paid by artist 

Travel costs and personal costs that are not covered by the stipend.

Application guidelines 

Your application must be file electronically to the following address:

  • A curriculum vitae (two pages maximum PDF format)
  • An artist’s statement (one page maximum PDF format)
  • A letter presenting your research project, including any specific needs in terms of technical resources (one page maximum PDF format)
  • 10 to 15 visual images (JPG) of your work, along with a description list of the images
  • For videos, include a link (Vimeo, You Tube, etc.). Please be sure that the videos remain online until mid-April 2017

A jury of peers evaluates the applications. Est-Nord-Est attempts to bring together artists whose practices are of a complementary nature or are in dialogue with each other, and are appropriate to the specificity of the residency.




Est-Nord-Est is an artist-run centre which offers, through its residency program, technical support and a critical context to artists engaged in the process of research/creation. Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer. This is a unique occasion for both the artists and other art professionals to step out of their normal everyday situation to pursue a research project in a different, stimulating, vibrant environment; one characterised by the rural setting, the friendly welcome attentive to everyone’s needs, the abundance of local resources, the quality of the technical and logistical assistance and the richness of the exchange with the other participants of various origins participating in the residence. Founded originally on the idea of offering to contemporary sculptors a context to work and exchange in contact with a unique traditional savoir-faire, Est-Nord-Est today welcomes artists from all over the world involved in all disciplines and practices associated with current visual art.

With the intent to encourage the development of art writing and professional curatorial practice in Canadian contemporary art, Est-Nord-Est launched in 2012 a residency for Canadian curators and writers in contemporary art. Convinced of the importance and the value of the meeting of art and words, this initiative hopes to promote and stimulate a fertile relationship between artists in residence at Est-Nord-Est and Canadian professionals working in the sphere of the mediation of Art. The curators and writers share a work environment with the artists. In this way, they can pursue their own research while being involved, through exchange and discussion, in a context of “art in the making”. They will also be encouraged to develop a critical reflexion on the resident artists work and their creative processes. As for the general residency program, three residencies are off­ered, in the spring, summer and fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the curator or the writer.

Accommodation Information 

The artists and the curator or the writer share a collective house next door to the Est-Nord-Est studios. It has five bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms and a laundry room.

Studio Information 

Individual studio space, a woodwork shop, various tools, mainly for wood, but also metal and stone, technical and logistical support, certain electronic equipment… and a bicycle.


Est-Nord-Est is situated in the village of Saint-Jean-Port-Joli on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River, about 115 kms from Quebec City, 350 km from Montreal. The region presents a unique mixture of forest, a strong agricultural presence and the atmosphere of the waterway.

335, avenue De Gaspé Ouest
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, QC G0R 3G0
+1 418 598 6363

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