Music creation Residency in Douala


February 15 2022



Festival Afropolitain nomade

Take part in a music creation residency that will culminate in a performance during the eighth Afropolitan Nomad Festival.

Music creation Residency in Douala


Who is eligible to apply?

Individual professional artists in music 

What are the program objectives?

This program allows the selected artist to:

  • increase international outreach and dissemination of works by professional musicians in Montréal 
  • meet with producers, cultural agents and promoters from the Cameroonian music scene 
  • develop connections and network with local musicians 
  • create a work that will be performed at the end of the festival, under the artistic direction of the Afropolitan Nomad Festival team
  • attend specific events that are relevant to the artist’s professional development 
What does the residency entail?

The creation residency will take place from June 12–26, 2022. The residency culminates in a 30-minute performance during the eighth Afropolitan Nomad Festival, which takes place on June 24 and 25, 2022, in Douala, Cameroon.


What type of assistance is provided?

The selected artist will benefit from:

  • a two-week residency in Douala, Cameroon, as well as one week of establishing contact and pre-trip training as part of the Afropolitan Nomad Festival
  • a $5,000 grant to cover:
    • the artist’s fees
    • per diems
    • international travel
    • visa
    • vaccines
    • insurance
    • instrument transportation and insurance, if applicable
  • pre-trip training
  • professional meetings with local and international presenters
What is the duration of the support?

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

What do the partners provide? 
  • pre-trip training
  • professional meetings with local and international presenters
  • guidance from a professional artistic director


What are the general eligibility criteria?

Status and conditions

  • be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada 
  • have been residing on the Island of Montréal for at least one year


  • be a professional artist
  • have presented at least one artistic work in a professional context
When must the project be carried out?

The artist must be available from June 12 to June 26, 2022.

How many applications will be approved?

One application will be accepted.

Ineligible applicants 

  • arts organizations and artists’ collectives
  • individual artists who do not meet the general and specific eligibility requirements
  • artists’ collectives that are incorporated as for-profit or not-for-profit organizations
  • alliances, associations, service organizations or artists’ agents
  • teaching, educational or professional organizations
  • public or para-public organizations representing governments or municipal corporations
  • organizations registered as general partnerships

Ineligible projects

  • incomplete applications
  • applications received after the deadline

Questions about certain terms?

Consult our glossary


How can I submit an application?

Visit the website for more information or to submit your application.


What are the evaluation criteria?
  • quality and value of the artistic proposal 
  • demonstrated impact of the creation residency on the artist’s career 
  • significant impact on the artist’s artistic approach
  • potential for promoting Montréal’s music scene abroad
What is the response time?

It will take six to eight weeks from the deadline to process the application and reach a decision. 


How will the grant be paid?

The Conseil’s $5,000 grant will be provided through the Afropolitan Nomad Festival.


What are my obligations?

Accepting payment of the grant constitutes, for the recipient, an undertaking to complete the activities covered by the grant and to comply with the accompanying conditions, which will be communicated upon acceptance of the application.

The artist agrees to: 

  • carry out the project as planned
  • notify the Conseil as soon as possible if unable to carry out the project in the fiscal year for which the grant was awarded; in such cases, they may be obliged to reimburse some or all of the amount awarded
  • if requested, submit activity reports and financial statements at the required times
  • if applicable, include in the report photographs, videos or any other relevant, royalty-free visuals that the Conseil may use for promotional purposes

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?
Vanessa Kanga
Founder and designer - Afropolitan Nomad Festival Website
Karine Gariépy
Karine Gariépy
Project Manager - Local and international initiatives

514 280-0540