Creation and production residencies in non-disciplinary artistic practices


January 30 2023, 17h

la chapelle

Take part in a residency in a performance space or In Situ to pursue the research or creation of an interdisciplinary work under optimal financial and technical conditions!

Creation and production residencies in non-disciplinary artistic practices


Who is eligible to apply?

Collectives and organizations operating in the field of interdisciplinary arts practices and who offer works in performance spaces or In Situ.

What are the program objectives?

This program aims to:

  • Allow two professional arts collectives or organizations to pursue the research or creation stages of a work under optimal financial and technical conditions;
  • Improve the conditions of practice and professional development of artists, artists’ collectives and arts organizations in non-disciplinary artistic practices (formerly new artistic practices) and interdisciplinary arts practices;
  • Promote skills transfer among professionals in the sector.


What type of assistance is provided?

Two separate residency projects will be supported:

  • A residency project at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines
  • An In Situ residency project

Residency project at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines

The 90-hour residency is divided as follows:

  • 70 hours at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines
  • 20 hours in the Conseil des arts de Montréal studios

It includes:

  • A creation grant of up to $15,000
  • Support from REPAIRE
  • A budget allocated to artistic and/or technical coaching (if necessary), up to $1,000

Residency In Situ, at a location decided by the collective or organization

The 90-hour residency is divided as follows:

  • 70 hours in the In Situ space chosen by the collective or organization
  • 20 hours in the Conseil des arts de Montréal studios

It includes:

  • A creation grant of up to $15,000
  • Support from REPAIRE
  • A budget allocated to artistic and/or technical coaching (if necessary), up to $1,000
What is the period for the residency?

From May 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023

What are the services offered?

Conseil des arts de Montréal

20 hours of free access to the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s studios.

La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines

  • Access to a performance space, technical equipment and services from a technical manager, up to 70 hours
  • Basic logistical and technical support during a performance space residency
  • Internet access
  • On-site hosting and discussions with the team

Regroupement de pairs des arts indépendants de recherche et d’expérimentation – REPAIRE

  • Guidance and networking service in artistic or technical coaching.
What is the duration of the support?

This is a one-time, non-recurring grant.


What discipline qualifies?

Non-disciplinary artistic practices, in particular interdisciplinary artistic practices.

What mandates qualify?

Creation and/or production.

What are the general eligibility criterias?

Artistic organization

Statut and conditions:

  • Be a non-profit organization or artist cooperative that pays no dividends
  • Be headquartered on the Island of Montreal
  • Have a board of directors composed primarily of Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • Have the mandate to create, produce or present artistic works or to bring together and represent artists and/or cultural workers from a single discipline or the multidisciplinary sector


  • Possess a level of recognized and demonstrable competence
  • Be directed by qualified persons
  • Have steady and reliable artistic direction
  • Have a track record of activities whose artistic quality has been recognized
  • Bring together, represent or employ professional artists and/or cultural workers

Artist collectives

Statut and conditions:

  • Be represented by an application responsible
  • Be a group of artists, regardless of number (with at least two artists)
  • Be composed of two-thirds of artist with Canadian citizens or permanent residence
  • The proportion of collective members residing outside Canada cannot exceed one-third
  • Be composed of artists mainly domiciled (50% +1) on the territory of the city of Montreal whose person in charge of the application
  • Be composed of professional artists
Are there any special eligibility conditions?
  • Read the technical data sheet of the two places of residence in order to ensure the technical feasibility of the project
  • Comply with the dates specified for the residency
  • Participate in a status meeting with project partners
What types of projects are eligible?

Interdisciplinary works that have undergone the initial research and/or creation stage.

The In Situ project must take place in Montréal, at a location not dedicated to arts practice.

When must the project be carried out?

The residency will take place as follows:

  • In the studios of the Conseil des arts de Montréal in the Gaston-Miron Building from May 2023 to November 2023
  • At La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines from June 21 to July 2, 2023
  • In Situ, from May 1, 2023, to November 30, 2023

The residency must take place between the dates specified.

How many applications will be accepted?

Two separate residency projects will be supported:

  • A residency project at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines
  • An In Situ residency project
Who is ineligible to apply?
  • Individual artists
  • Collectives and organizations that do not meet the general and specific eligibility requirements
  • Artists’ collectives that are incorporated as for-profit or not-for-profit organizations
  • Groups, associations, service organizations or artists’ agents
  • Teaching, educational, or professional organizations
  • Public or para-public organizations representing governments or municipal corporations
  • Organizations registered as partnerships
Ineligible applicants


Projects not yet started that have not undergone a prior research or creation stage.

Activity sectors

  • Organizations working exclusively in variety arts or comedy
  • Applicants working exclusively in cultural mediation


  • Incomplete applications
  • Applications received after the deadline

Ineligible applications will not be considered by the evaluation committee.

Questions about certain terms?

Consult our glossary


Can specific populations receive additional financial support to submit their application or complete their project (accessibility costs)?

Yes. Accessibility costs refer to costs that certain individuals, particularly those who are D/deaf and/or living with a disability, must pay to take advantage, in the same way as others do, of the services and programs offered by an institution for research, to create, produce or disseminate their art. Reimbursement of part of these costs by the Conseil des arts de Montréal may offset the financial disadvantage.

The Support Fund for Accessibility Costs is a financial assistance measure that complements the Conseil’s other programs. The deadline to apply for support for accessibility costs is the same as that for the program being applied to.

Artists, collectives or organizations that have obtained financial assistance from the Conseil to carry out a project can also file an application for accessibility cost support up to three months after the decisions related to the successful project have been sent out, provided the project is not completed before the deadline to send out decisions for accessibility cost support applications.

Support is divided into three components:

  • component 1 – Financial support to submit a grant application or to apply for one of the Conseil’s initiatives
  • component 2 – Financial support for accessibility costs for a project funded by the Conseil
  • component 3 – Financial support for presenter organizations for accessibility costs to welcome audiences for a project funded by the Conseil

For more details, please see this additional information on the Support Fund.


Please note that the ORORA platform’s submit function is currently not working. The platform will be available as of January 12, 2023. 

Can I submit more than one application in the same year?

Artists’ collectives and organizations may only submit one application to this project per year.

All artists’ collectives and organizations can apply for the same project to other programs such as project support under the General Funding Program.

Who must file the application?
  • For organizations: a representative appointed to file the application
  • For collectives: the person designated by the collective, who will receive the award (cheque) on behalf of the group
What information and documents must I include in my application?

For all applications:

  • Description of the project (artistic approach, creative context, impact, feasibility, consistency of the project with the location chosen, and ability to carry out outdoor projects (only for the In Situ component))
  • List of participants (artists, designers and other collaborators)
  • Short curriculum vitae of artists (maximum of two pages per artist) including their addresses
  • Technical sheetDetailed project budget
  • List of Internet links featuring previous works by the collective, the organization and/or artists

For organizations only:

  • Letters patent and general regulations of the organization for first-time applicants or if changes have been made since the last application
  • Most recent financial statements

Only for the In Situ residency

  • Confirmation of the authorization of access to the site by the owner for the period of residency.

How can I submit an application?

Most of the applications to the Conseil des Arts de Montréal will progressively be submitted through the ORORA online application portal.


How are applications evaluated?

Applications are evaluated by a committee of peers from the Conseil des arts de Montréal and REPAIRE. All projects will be evaluated on merit; the projects’ comparative value will be taken into consideration.

What are the evaluation criteria?

The evaluation committee will take into account the program objectives and the following criteria:

Artistic merit: 80%

  • The project’s artistic merit and quality
  • Innovative nature and originality of the artistic approach
  • Project interest in developing interdisciplinary artistic practice
  • Quality of past artistic work of organization or collective members

Project management and financial stability: 20%

  • Feasibility and practicality of the proposed project
  • Practicality of the proposed budget and financial soundness
  • Financial health of the organization
What is the response time?

It will take six to eight weeks from the date of the application for the Conseil to process it and reach a decision.

How will I be informed of the decision?

Collective’s and organization’s representatives will be invited by email to consult the results on the ORORA portal. No decision will be relayed by telephone.

Can I appeal the decision?

The decisions of the Conseil are final and not subject to appeal. However, Conseil employees will be available to answer any questions regarding the decisions.

Applicants agree not to contact any members of the evaluation committees or the Conseil’s Board of Directors regarding the processing, evaluation or decision related to their application. Only Conseil employees are authorized to respond to questions from applicants.


How will the grant be paid?

The $15,000 grant will be paid in two instalments:

  • $10,000 at the start of the residency
  • $5,000 upon submission of the final report

Grant for artistic and/or technical coaching (if necessary), up to $1,000, including taxes (30 hours @ $30/hour), will be paid by REPAIRE upon presentation of an invoice.



By accepting payment of the grant, the collective or the organization agrees to complete the activities covered by the grant and to respect the accompanying conditions communicated upon acceptance of the request.

The collective or organization agrees to:

  • complete the project in accordance with the specified conditions
  • notify the Conseil, as soon as possible, if it finds it is unable to complete the project covered by the grant. Depending on the circumstances, the collective may be required to repay the grant, in part or in full
  • if required, submit the required activity and financial reports at the required intervals
  • if applicable, include in its report photos, videos or any other relevant free from rights visual element related to the completed project that can be used for promotional purposes for the Conseil

Visibility Standards and Logos

Arts organizations, collectives or individual receiving grant from the Conseil must mention this funding in their information, promotional, or advertising material.

Need more information?
Karine Gariépy
Karine Gariépy
Project Manager - Local and international initiatives

514 280-0540