Participating organizations

As part of its international outreach work, Méduse offers research-creation and production residencies to three foreign artists through its annual residency program. The artists stay at the cooperative’s studio-apartment, a living and working space. These three residencies have been supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), the Ville de Québec and the Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation (since 1998), as well as the MAP program of the Pépinières européennes for young artists (since 2000).

Méduse's international residencies are offered in collaboration with the cooperative member organizations. Supported by an organization, the artist has to be autonomous. Each organization has its own participation in the program. Here is the list of available mentor organizations for the international residencies.

Antitube (cinema) – writing and pre-production projects
Avatar (audio and electronic art) – creation and production projects
La Bande Vidéo (video) – creation and production projects
Engramme (printmaking) – creation and production projects
L'Oeil de Poisson (multidisciplinary arts) – creation and production projects
Productions Recto-Verso (multidisciplinary arts) – temporary support for creation and production
Spira (cinema) – research-creation and postproduction projects
VU (photography) – creation and production projects
Manif d'art (visual arts) – writing and curatorial projects

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Partners of the international residencies

Méduse's international residencies program is made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (artist residencies in partnership with the Pépinières européennes and artist residencies in partnership with the Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation) and the Ville de Québec (artist residencies in partnership with the Pépinières européennes).

Conditions of the residency

As part of an international residency, we provide the artist:
- artistic support (mainly provided by the mentoring member organization *) ;
- logistics support (mainly provided by Méduse) ;
- access to technical studios, supervision by experienced technicians and specialized equipment (free or paying access depending on the type of project, the mentoring organization and the availability **) ;
- support for professional networking (by Méduse and the mentoring member organization) ;
- organization of artist talks and public presentations (coordinated by Méduse) ;
- production of a short video clip documenting the residency and/or the project (coordinated by Méduse).

Méduse also offers:
- housing in the studio-apartment (3 months);
- production allowance (as part of the PE - MAP program only), that allows the artist to arrange for his/her international AR transportation (home-Méduse), purchase and/or rent material, cover his/her production and personal expenses (food, transportation, etc.);
- access to coop member rates for equipment rentals and services;
- promotion of the residency;

Note: The artist may apply to programs for complementary funding. If so, the artist must handle these applications autonomously.

* By mentoring organization, we mean one of the cooperative member organizations. Depending on the projects, more than one organization may simultaneously welcome an artist.

** Méduse's international residencies do not grant unlimited and continuous access to the technical studios and technicians. The equipment lists are available on each member organization's website. See meduse.org.

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The studio-apartment

Méduse's studio-apartment is a 750-square feet (about 70 m2) open housing and working space equipped with a double bed, bathroom, toilet, storage, kichenette, work area and Internet connection. Specifically dedicated to international residencies, it is accessible only by the guest artist. Located on the 5th floor of the building, it offers an exceptional view on Downtown Québec City and the surrounding mountains, an environment propitious for research and creation projects. Méduse also puts a bicycle at the disposal of the guest artist.

© 2016  L’atelier-résidence, Méduse, Ricardo Savard. All Rights Reserved.
© 2016  L’atelier-résidence, Méduse, Ricardo Savard. All Rights Reserved.

Application ans selection modalities

Eligible projects :

Writing, curatorial, research-creation, or production projects in one or more disciplines of visual, multidisciplinary and media arts. Only solo artist can be eligible.

To applicate for the residency, you need to contact one of the two partner organisms of Méduse :

Les Pépinières européennes (Call of projects in Spring) :
To be eligible to one of the two residencies offered in the program MAP of Les Pépinières européennes, the artist must not be a Canadian resident and hold less than 10-year career. For more information about the residency offer, please refer to their website : http://www.art4eu.net

Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation (Call of projects in Autumn):
To be eligible to the residency offered by the Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation, the artist needs to be a Finland citizen. For more information about the residency offer, please refer to their website : http://ateljeesaatio.fi/english/index.html 

Selection :

The reception, administration and selection of the files are handled by the Pépinières européennes and the Finnish Artists' Studio Foundation. The final selection of applicants is made by a jury of professionals at Méduse. The artistic directors of the cooperative member organizations from the jury.

Note : files that are sent by mail, received after the deadline or incomplete will be rejected.