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Ewing Visual Arts Research and Residency Program
William A. Ewing Visual Arts Research and Residency Program aims to encourage creative, interpretative, and written work based on the contemporary art represented in the OPTICA Archives. A grant of $25,000 CAD will be awarded through a competition run under OPTICA’s auspices. This program includes an educational component designed for young artists and general audiences.
Made available to grant winners are the services of qualified staff, attached either to the centre or to partner organizations, including Concordia University Archives, repository of OPTICA’s archives, the Optica Art Gallery Fonds. Recipients will make their findings public in talks given to a university student clientèle, and such presentations will be published in OPTICA’s “Voix contemporaines / Contemporary Voices” series.
The creation of the program was announced in 2007 as part of the centre’s 35th anniversary celebrations, highlighted by a benefit concert given by Pierre Lapointe at the Monument National.
Résidence de recherche jeune création, Montreal – Valence (France)
OPTICA (Montreal) and art3 (Valence) initiated a combined residency and grant program for young artists. The host organizations’ primary function is to serve as mediator for artists working in new environments, setting up meetings with professionals and organizing public presentations. At the end of the three-month residency, the grant recipient makes his or her work public and a publication is co-produced by OPTICA and art3 the following year.
- living in Quebec
- being less than 40 years old
- submitting a proposal including :
- 10 to 20 digital images* (CD-Rom) of recent work or a video tape/DVD (if it applies)
- press clippings, catalogues
- an up-to-date CV, on paper only (a copy submitted on CD will not be taken into account)
- a description of the project for the residency, on paper only
- all documents must be sent to OPTICA before March 1rst, 2012.
* For digital images, please only submit MAC-compatible JPG files in RGB colour, at 72dpi, and no larger than 0.5 MB and 1024x768 pixels. Please include a printed version (contact sheet) with your proposal.
OPTICA receives the submissions from the Quebec artists. Candidates are then evaluated by art3, in Montreal.
Stay in Valence, France
For the selected candidate, the length of stay and the terms of the exchange are defined by contractual agreement between the two centres. art3 provides the artist in residence with a studio. The artist must pay transportation costs as well as communications and living expenses.
The next residency in Montreal is planned for fall 2013.
David Dupont (Grenoble) - link currently available in French only
Residency in Montreal – August and September 2006, January 2007
Diane Morin (Montreal) - link currently available in French only
Residency in Valence – September through December 2007
Anne-Lise Seusse (Lyon)
Residency in Montreal – September through November 2009
Olivia Boudreau (Montreal)
Residency in Valence – October through December 2010
Laurent Pernel (Lyon)
Residency in Montreal – October through December 2011
Mathieu Latulippe (Montréal)
Residency in Valence - October 1st through December 31 2012
© art3 (Valence), April 2009. (Photo : Marie-Josée Lafortune)
This residency program is supported by the gouvernement du Québec (ministère des Relations internationales du Québec, Direction France dans le cadre de la 62e session de la Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise) and by Région Rhône-Alpes.