January 23 2020

Subsidies for artists in the visual arts and craft arts : Program 2020

Application deadline: March 31, 2020

The City of Montreal and le Conseil des arts de Montréal are announcing the launch of the 2020 visual arts and crafts subsidies program, whose budget has been tripled for a total of $ 735,000.

This program provides financial support for occupation of an artist’s studio for creation of original artistic expression or research. Professional artists in visual arts and crafts arts who rent or own a studio space (a building or part of a building) in a NON-residential property are eligible to apply. 2020 program (for 2019 leases) is now open. 

2020 is a year of change for the visual arts and crafts subsidies program:

  • the amount allocated for research-creation spaces is more than doubled, going from $ 5.38 to $ 13 per square meter of artist's studio;
  • more uses and surfaces are eligible since storage space will now be funded ($ 3 per square meter)

These changes were made possible thanks to a partnership between the Service de la culture of the City of Montreal and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

The enhancement of this program is the first step of a global municipal action plan for the development and sustainability of artists' studios in Montreal. This plan will be announced in the coming months.

All practical information and the application form are available on the city web site. Learn more

Service de la culture de la Ville de Montréal
514 868-5819