Creation and production residencies in non-disciplinary artistic practices


January 24 2024, 17h

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

NEW - Orora Self-Identification Form

From now on, you will be asked to complete an optional self-identification form when you apply on Orora. The information collected will be used to document and measure the impact of the Conseil’s initiatives, improve program eligibility, ensure fair access, help us better host and support artists from underrepresented groups, following the adoption of our equity policy in September 2023.

Personal information collected through this form is protected under privacy legislation (Law 25).


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

Information session

The meeting will be held on Zoom on January 11, 2024, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
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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
  • a support from REPAIRE
  • a budget allocated to artistic and/or technical coaching (if necessary), up to $1,000 (taxes included)

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 (taxes included)
What is the period for the residency?

From May 1rst, 2024 to November 30, 2024

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

Status 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

Status 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, at the Édifice Gaston-Miron, between May 2024 and November 2024
  • at La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines, between June 19 and 30, 2024
  • In Situ, between May 1, 2024 and November 30, 2024

The residency will end in December 2024 with the delivery of the final activity report.
The residency must be limited to the planned dates.

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


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.


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
Can I submit my application in English?

Yes, it is possible to submit your request in English, but the questions on the form are presented in French.

What information and documents must I include in my application?

For all applications:

  • summary of your project
  • description of your project (its implementation context, impact, feasibility, consistency of the project with the location chosen for the In Situ component)
  • technical sheet
  • project timeline
  • detailed project budget
  • list of Internet links featuring previous works by the collective, the organization and/or artists
  • list of participants (artists, designers and other collaborators)

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

For collectives only:

  • nature and history of your collective
  • list of members of the artists’ collective
  • CV or bio of artists, collaborators or members of the collective

For the In Situ residency only:

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


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 Conseil’s decisions are final and not subject to appeal. However, Conseil staff are available to answer any questions regarding decisions.

Applicants agree not to communicate with members of the evaluation committee or the Conseil’s Board of Directors about the management or evaluation of their application, or about decisions related to their application.


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.

Résultats de programme

Results ratified by the Board of Directors on November 28, 2023 and winners selected by the Adhoc evaluation committee on February 16, 2024.

Number of eligible applications submitted: 30
Number of applications accepted: 2

List of recipients:

Collectif Élise Bergeron (for the In situ part)
Soeurs Shmutt (for the indoor part)

Total amount invested: 40 720,00 $
(Payments made by REPAIRE – Regroupement de pairs des arts indépendants de recherche et d’expérimentation)

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

514 280-0540