Québec-Acadie Residencies

After establishing ties with Gaspesian communities, Quartier Éphémère is renewing its residency offer and extends its reach to the Maritimes by associating its activities with two other New Brunswick art centres. 

As the Matapédia train station is located at a border point between two provinces, this cross-residency project between New Brunswick and Quebec follows on from the Montreal-Matapédia Residencies. The Québec-Acadie residency program aims to strengthen ties between Canada's French-speaking communities, while showcasing Acadian culture and fostering closer ties between the two provinces' art scenes through collaboration between artist-run centers and residency spaces. 

Moncton's Galerie Sans Nom and the recently opened Projet Borgitte in Cap-Pelé join the adventure, acting as host venues for the artists. These on-site partners make it possible to imagine a residency that extends as much in New Brunswick's cultural capital as on the seashore, facing Prince Edward Island. Artists from Quebec and New Brunswick are invited to apply for one or more of the five residencies of different formats, which are based on reciprocity and unfold as follows:



Residency #1: From August 26 to November 18, 2024
> Gaspésie : August 26 to November 3, 2024 at the Matapedia Trainstation
> Nouveau-Brunswick: November 4 to 18, 2024 at Galerie Sans Nom and at Projet Borgitte

Residency #2: From February 15 to May 25, 2025
> Gaspésie: February 15 to March 15, 2025 at the Matapedia Trainstation
> Nouveau-Brunswick: March 16 to April 15, 2025 at Galerie Sans Nom and from April 15 to May 15 at Projet Borgitte



Residency #3: January 6 to April 3, 2025
> New Brunswick: January 6 to 20, 2025 at Galerie Sans Nom and Projet Borgitte
> Gaspésie: January 21 to February 3, 2025 at Gare de Matapédia
> Montreal: February 3 to April 3, 2025 at Fonderie Darling



Residency #4: August 15 to November 17, 2024
> Montreal: August 15 to November 2, 2024 at Fonderie Darling
> Gaspésie: November 3 to 17, 2024 at Gare de Matapédia

Residency #5: March 17 to June 18, 2025
> Gaspésie: March 17 to April 17, 2025 at the Matapédia train station
> Montreal: April 18 to June 18, 2025 at Fonderie Darling



In Montreal, artists are housed at Fonderie Darling, a visual arts centre in a former industrial complex that combines two buildings, one dedicated to exhibitions, the other to artists' studios and residencies. Artists have access to technical and logistical support, plus a production workshop.

In Gaspésie, at Gare de Matapédia, artists have access to daily technical and logistical support, as well as access to production workshops, local resources and meetings with artists and artisans.

In Moncton, artistic and logistical support will be provided by Galerie Sans Nom, and artists will be able to contribute to public activities at Galerie d’art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen. Galerie Sans Nom's mandate is to present contemporary art in all its forms, from a professional perspective. Galerie d'art Louise-et-Reuben-Cohen is a key institution dedicated to the visual arts of Eastern Canada's French-speaking community. Its mandate is to promote Acadian art around the world, while presenting contemporary Canadian programming.

At Cap-Pelé, artists are in residency at Projet Borgitte, a new space for creation and reflection, away from the hustle of the city, in a magnificent seafront site. An important aspect from its mission is to foster artists from different disciplines and backgrounds. 



Each of the residencies offered includes the following conditions: 

• Weekly stipend of 300 CAD for 13 weeks, and a production budget of 1000 CAD
• Grant of 3000 CAD
Access to production workshop
• Promotion and support program
• Ten-week stay in a live-in studio at Fonderie Darling, in Montreal
• Two-week studio at Gare de Matapédia and private housing aside, in Gaspesie 

* these conditions are subject to funding and will be confirmed with the artists  


This call for applications is committed to equal opportunity in the arts and welcomes all applications, with a particular focus on those currently under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. To find out about possible access measures or for any accessibility questions, please contact the host organizations.

Fonderie Darling : residence@fonderiedarling.org  T: +1 514-392-1554
Gare de Matapédia : info@garedematapedia.ca  T: +1 418-865-2510
Galerie Sans Nom : direction@galeriesansnom.org T : +1 506-854-5381
Projet Borgitte : info@projetborgitte.ca T : +1 514-707-2895


Artists applying to this program must submit a complete application via this form by May 28, 2024 at midnight (UTC-4, Eastern Time). Only complete applications submitted via the form will be evaluated. 



This program is generously financed by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the New Brunswick Arts Board, the New Brunswick Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Culture and the province of Quebec.