Est-Nord-Est - two open calls: artists and authors

Est-Nord-Est - two open calls: artists and authors

Est-Nord-Est (ENE) is an artist-run centre whose mission 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. 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. 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.

Residencies for artists - Duration of eight weeks, in the following periods: Spring: April 20 to June 12, 2020; Summer: July 6 to August 28, 2020; Fall: September 14 to November 6, 2020 and Winter: February 1 to March 26, 2021.The eight-week residency includes:

  • Residency honorarium of CAD $1,530
  • Access to an individual studio-workshop to be used for work and lodging
  • 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

* Materials, travel fees and other living charges are at the residents' expense.

Expectations towards the artists:

  • 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
  • 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) (optional)

Deadline for applying is January 10, 2020. Applications must be uploaded directly to the organization’s website, with the following documents:

  • The completed registration form
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum two pages, PDF format)
  • An artist’s statement (maximum one page, PDF format)
  • A text presenting your research, experimentation, or production intentions, including any specific needs in terms of technical resources, if applicable (maximum one page, PDF format)
  • A portfolio of 10 to 15 images (JPG format) accompanied by a description list of the images
  • For videos, provide a link (Vimeo, YouTube), accompanied by the password, if applicable. Make sure that the videos will be accessible until April 1, 2020

* You must name your file as follows: 2020-21_last name_first name.

Residencies for authors - In 2020–21, ENE opens its call for applications to international authors for the first time. Because ENE is convinced of the important bond between artworks and words, the centre encourages writing about contemporary art by offering a residency to authors. More specifically, these residencies are reserved for authors whose research and writing focuses on notions, practices or issues related to contemporary and current visual and media arts. The duration is eight weeks, in the following periods: Spring: April 20 to June 12, 2020; Summer: July 6 to August 28, 2020; Fall: September 14 to November 6, 2020 and Winter: February 1 to March 26, 2021. The eight-week residency includes:

  • Residency honorarium of CAD $1,530
  • Access to an individual studio-workshop to be used for work and lodging
  • 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

* Materials, travel fees and other living charges are at the residents' expense.

Expectations towards the author:

  • 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 residence stay at a public event organized by ENE at the end of the residency period

Deadline for applying is January 10, 2020. Applications must be uploaded directly to the organization’s website, with the following documents:

  • The completed registration form
  • A curriculum vitae (maximum two pages, PDF format)
  • A text presenting your research, experimentation, or production intentions, including your specific needs for technical resources, if applicable (maximum one page in PDF format)
  • Two published texts on contemporary art: review or critique of an exhibition, essay, or a text from a pamphlet, catalogue, or book on art (maximum 10 pages in total in PDF format)

* You must name your file as follows: 2020-21_last name_first name.