The International Residency Program has built a reputation as one of the world\’s best artists\’ residencies. This flagship program we have been running since 2008 stands out due to the exceptional conditions it offers to its guests.
The Darling Foundry, located in Old Montreal (Quebec, Canada), is an alternative visual arts complex with an outstanding architectural design. The Visual Arts Centre provides opportunities for research, creation, production, and exhibition. Its multifaceted spaces, spanning 3500 square metres, provide room for residency studios, living accommodations, technical workshops, gallery spaces, a restaurant, and offices. The International Residency is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. The program supports foreign visual artists from outside of Canada. One residency of six months will be awarded. The schedule of the residency is from the beginning of January to the end of June 2013. The resident artist will receive a grant amount of 23,000 CAD which contributes towards travel, subsistence, and production costs.
The resident artist will be provided with a studio measuring 100 square metres and a separate living accommodation (for single occupancy) with access to common living spaces. In addition, the Darling Foundry provides the laureate with organizational and technical assistance, as well as promotion and networking opportunities. The resident artist will have the option to participate in open studio events, studio visits by arts professionals, and trips to artistic events. Applications are evaluated by a selection committee consisting of arts professionals. The committee bases their selection on the artistic quality of the applicant\’s artistic work, the potential impact of the residency on the applicant\’s career, and the contribution to the Montreal and Canadian arts community.
Application form and support materials must be submitted by 1 June 2012 (post stamp) to:
Selection Committee – International Residency Program
745 Ottawa Street
H3C 1R8 Canada
T 514 392 1554
We will not accept applications postmarked after the deadline date, or submitted by fax or email.