Place Publique Residency

Place Publique Residency

The 2019 Place Publique Residency is the first year of a planned three year pilot project. The Darling Foundry is launching a call for applications for international artists wishing to make a residency in Montreal, by developping a project linked to the the programming of Place Publique. Conceived as an area of collective development and exchange since 2007, Place Publique has served as a public meeting place around art, where a section of Ottawa street is reclaimed by artists and citizens. 

Wishing to reach a specific local public - workers and residents of the neighborhood - the curator of this 12th edition of Place Publique, Milly-Alexandra Dery, launches a call for projects to performers and collectives who rethink the nuances of participatory experience and the parameters of collaboration. How are these strategies actualized today, thirty years after the transformations of art made by the social performative practices of the 1990s ? For example, how do they relate to Relational Aesthetics and its critical re-readings ? Do they constrat with another tradition or present a new artistic paradigm ?

Through the ephemeral interactive installation, the destabilizing experience between the real and the performed, the collective creation inspired by subcultures of DIY universes, or through indirectly educational and pedagogical methods, artists are invited to propose the exploration of new forms of engagement with the viewer. By promoting critical and experimental practices, the Darling Foundry wishes to open a dialogue on issues of passivity, authoritarian construction of knowledge and the shocks and antagonisms that modulate our relations between the individual and the group. 

The residency includes : 

  • One return flight ticket up to CAN $1500;
  • A live-in studio at the Darling Foundry from, from May 1 to August 25, 2019;
  • An artist fee of $4000 CAD;
  • Per diem of $300 CAD per week;
  • A production budget to be determined according to the project proposed;
  • Logistical and technical assistance upstream and ongoing events;
  • Guidance, networking, meetings, excursions, etc.

The Place Publique Residency provides artists with a live-in studio, access to common areas, production facilities, as well as a program of hospitality and curatorial guidance, affording the artist in residence networking and promotion opportunities in an effort to introduce their work to new audiences.

Candidates must submit their application by email to [email protected] no later than Thursday, January 10, 2019 (UTC-4, Eastern time zone). The files should be compressed in .zip and sent through a transfer service (dropbox, yousendit, we transfer or other).