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Call for Proposals – 2022 RBC Artists Residencies at La Maison d’Ariane

Métis-sur-Mer, December 17, 2021. The International Garden Festival, presented since 2000 on the site of the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens in Gaspésie, is pleased to launch its second call for proposals for its artist residencies at the Maison d’Ariane, in the picturesque village of Métis-sur-Mer. This call is part of the Royal Bank of Canada’s RBC Emerging Artists Project, which helps artists bridge the gap from emerging to established and supports organizations that provide the best opportunities to advance artists’ careers. The 2022 call for proposals is open to Canadian artists 35 years of age and under working in the visual arts (painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, illustration, multiple techniques, installations, comics, performance and textile arts) or literary arts (written literature, storytelling and spoken word in the literary field). To reflect the cultural, sexual, identity and linguistic diversity of Quebec and Canada, we encourage people from traditionally under-represented or marginalized groups to apply.


What we are looking for

Four (4) emerging artists* available for a four (4) week research-creation residency: May 22 to June 18, 2022 or September 4 to October 2, 2022. Each residency will bring together two (2) artists, who will live together in accordance with the health measures imposed by government authorities at the time of their residency.

What we offer to artists
✓ A private room with a workspace adapted to the needs of the artistic discipline;
✓ $2,000 research/creation grant;
✓ A fee of $250 paid for each mediation activity offered to the community;
✓ Living expenses of $350 per week;
✓ Travel expenses up to $500;
✓ Creative and/or production costs, up to $2,000;
✓ Free access to the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens and its International Garden Festival, as well as to their facilities, workshops and equipment.

What we expect from each artist
✓ Be present during the entire duration of the residence;
✓ Share accommodations with the other selected artist (family or guests are not permitted to overnight in the house);
✓ Be responsible for the preparation of meals, the maintenance of the bedroom and common areas;
✓ Be autonomous and carry out the residence project in accordance with the proposal submitted;
✓ Share the fruit of the creative residency during at least one meeting with the public, at the Maison d’Ariane or at the Reford Gardens.