Montreal Studios

In the building adjacent to the exhibition galleries, the Darling Foundry offers twelve creation studios, including inspiring workspaces for Montreal artists and high-quality live-in studios for international artists and curators. In addition, highly equipped production workshops, completely renovated in 2017, are available to the artistic community of Montreal. These harmonious and luminous spaces are distributed on the three floors of an old warehouse. The building was converted mindfully to preserve the original character of the building, its brick walls and its visible beams.

Of the twelve studios, nine are reserved for Montreal visual artists for professional purposes. The Montreal studios are offered for rent at modest prices for a period of two years, renewable for one year. The artists must commit to occupy their studio on a regular basis for the duration of their contract and participate in the collective life of the Darling Foundry in a spirit of openness, exchange and sharing.

The Darling Foundry team regularly organizes professional visits, open studio events, and various educational activities to develop the professional career of artists, awaken a wider audience to current artistic practices and foster direct contact between artists and their audiences.

In addition, the Darling Foundry is continuously developing and improving its studio sponsorship program, which covers an artist's studio fees for one year, complemented by a production grant. Initiated in 2006, this program creates a bond of trust and support between an artist and a sponsor - be it a museum institution, a corporate collection, or a private patron. Please note that the sponsorship program is independent from the selection of artists in studios and is not guaranteed under any circumstances.

The call for 2019-2022 is now closed. Our heartfelt thanks to the 130 artists who submitted their application. All the candidates will receive a reply by email, by November 23, 2018.