Icelandic Art Center
Icelandic Art Center
29. 07 2016
Apply for Artist Residency Program 2017

Est-Nord-Est is an artist-run centre in which the principal mandate is to give production support to artists engaged in the process of research / creation through its residency program. The residency periods in the spring, summer and fall bring together up to four artists at a time, as well as a curator or a writer of contemporary art. For eight weeks, the artists have the opportunity to create and work in a stimulating and vibrant cultural environment.

Originally based on the idea of an encounter between contemporary sculpture practices and those using traditional skills, Est-Nord-Est today welcomes artists from all disciplines who have a contemporary visual art practice. The residencies at Est-Nord-Est are intended for both established and emerging professional artists from all around the world. Est-Nord-Est is part of Res Artis – Worldwide Network of Artist Residencies, one of the host organizations for Pépinières européenes pour jeunes artistes and a member of the Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec.

Est-Nord-Est is located in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a village on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, about 115 kms from Quebec City and 350 kms from Montreal. The region features a strong presence of farmland and forests along with the maritime atmosphere of the River.


The residency of 8 weeks includes the following:

  • An honorarium of 1215 $ CA;
  • Lodging in a house close to the studios, which is shared with the other artists and the curator or writer;
  • Access to a private studio;
  • Technical and logistical support;
  • Access to wood and metal workshops as well as tools for working various materials such as stone, ceramics and so on;
  • Access to a computer and audiovisual material;
  • Use of a bicycle.

Residency Periods

Spring: May 1 to June 23, 2017 / Summer: July 3 to August 25, 2017 / Fall: September 4 to October 27, 2017.

Given the impending work on the Est-Nord-Est : Tous Azimuts! building project, some changes may take place concerning the holding of the 2017 residencies. Est-Nord-Est will communicate these changes to the people concerned.

Applications / Deadline: October 1, 2016

You should use the guidelines below and present a single compressed file (zip) having a maximum of 10 MB. You should title your file as follows: 2017_surname_first name.

Your file must include:

  • A curriculum vitae (two pages maximum PDF format);
  • An artist’s statement (one page maximum PDF format);
  • A letter presenting your research project, including any specific needs in terms of technical resources (one page maximum PDF format);
  • 10 to 15 visual images (JPG) of your work, along with a description list of the images;
  • For videos, include a link (Vimeo, You Tube, etc.). Please be sure that the videos remain online until mid-April 2017.

A jury of peers evaluates the applications. Est-Nord-Est attempts to bring together artists whose practices are of a complementary nature or are in dialogue with each other, and are appropriate to the specificity of the residency.

Est-Nord-Est gives the artists:

  • Time and space to carry out research, create and experiment;
  • A place in which to expand his or her knowledge and skills;
  • An international art community.

Est-Nord-Est makes its choices according to the following:

  • The artistic quality of the proposal;
  • The repercussions of the residency on the art career;
  • A constructive mix of art practices;
  • A mix of genders and generations;
  • A representation of artists from Quebec, Canada and around the world.

You will not receive an email that your submission has been received. When you send your application, a message at the very bottom of the form will let you know that we have received your submission.

For any questions, please contact

Richard Noury:

Thank you for your interest in Est-Nord-Est, artist’s residency.

To see the application form in full please click here.