Residency opportunity at Méduse Cooperative (Quebec)
Informations en français ici (dès la page 5)
Méduse is a unique structure in Northern America. It is a cooperative dedicated to art, cultural and community based producers and distributors that opened its doors in 1995 in Quebec City. Today the 4,000 square-metre building houses ten (10) non-profit organisations that all take an active role at the forefront of contemporary arts; their missions are different, yet complementary. Through the action of its member organisations, Méduse also provides artists with an access to production and dissemination spaces and high level equipment that position the cooperative as one of Canada’s major production and dissemination pole for contemporary arts.
The workshop residence :
Méduse’s workshop-residence is an open accommodation and work place of 750 feet surface (about 70 m2) equipped with a double bed, a bathroom, toilets, storage units, a small kitchen, a workspace and an internet connection. It is specifically dedicated to international residencies and its access is strictly limited to the invited artist. It is located on the building’s 5th floor and offers an exceptional view of Québec’s Bass-ville (“lower town”) and the surrounding mountains, favouring the implementation of research and creation projects. Méduse also lends a bike to the artist in residence.
Méduse offers for two European artists:
- accommodation in the workshop
- accommodation (3 months) ;
- production fee of $2000 CAD / month*** ;
- access to the rental rates of the cooperative’s members in regard to equipment and services;
- promotion of the residency;
- the organisation of public presentations (coordinated by Méduse);
- the making of a short video to document the residence and/or the project.
The artist may ask for complementary funds, in which case he will have to do it autonomously.
*** This fee enables the artist to cover his/her travel from his place to Méduse and back, the purchase and/or rental of equipment, the production expenses and his/her personal expenses (food, transportation, etc.)
Deadline: 18 May