French / English
3 to 6 weeks (1 artist per year)
Paid by host:

A 1750$ artist fee, a 300$ production budget (purchase of equipment or hire of specialized assistance), access to spaces and equipment at Rustines|Lab.

A selected author will write a critical text either on the artist’s work or on a specific project. The author is chosen by Perte de Signal.

Paid by artist:

Accommodation, transportation

Application guidelines:

Eligibility: To be engaged in media, audio or digital arts practice.

Guidelines: Application may be individual or collective. Information requests and submissions should be made to [email protected]; Additional support material should follow by regular mail. Application may be submitted in either French or English. Selection is based on the artistic merit of the applicant.

Further information here:

Application must include:

  • A resumé and a biography;
  • An artist statement;
  • Audiovisual support material (Website or DVD);
  • A statement regarding desired residency periods.
February 15 every year

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Perte de Signal

Workshop, residency centre, and venue for dissemination, Rustines|Lab is a creative research-creation lab dedicated to supporting media arts, new media, and audio art projects. The lab's primary purpose is to provide our
community with a place to connect with various actors and practitioners in both local and international contemporary art scenes. It is also devoted to providing emerging artists with production spaces, technical resources, and programs for research-creation to assist in the production of performance and installation projects.

This program offers research-creation assistance to local and national artists and artist collectives for the creation of digital arts, installation and performance projects. The residency provides space and equipment at Rustines|Lab for the production of a three(3)- to six(6)-week research creation project. A curator, critic or theoretician will be invited to collaborate with the artist-in-residence to draft a text on the researchcreation project or on the artist’s creative process.

This program seeks to offer the artists a space of encounter to support the development of a creative process. Meeting with the artist and drafting of a text, an author will participate in the process and in the artist’s reflection on his or her work.

Rustines|Lab offers different types of research-creation programs:

  • Research-creation residencies (described on this page)
  • Open source research residencies (FLOSS)
  • Résidences Commutation
  • Research-creation labs
  • Digital art production
  • Emergent Project
Contact information

2244, rue Larivière
Montréal QC H2K 4P8

rustines [at]