Cultural Diversity & Indigenous Communities Residency


Atelier Circulaire aims to enable artists from Global and Indigenous communities to carve out a place in Montreal's artistic community by pursuing and enriching their practice in printmaking, all while working in a professional studio.

Atelier Circulaire understands the reality and challenges for artists from Global and Indigenous communities in regards to their harmonious integration into a professional environment and having regularly received membership requests from a multitude of artists newly arrived in so-called Montreal. Printmaking requires a lot of time and resources, and we realize that it is not always feasible for immigrating artists to maintain their practice their art. We are also well aware of the inequalities still present for members of Indigenous communities in all spheres of our society. In this sense, AC is actively committed to actively finding solutions and opportunities in the world of printmaking for artists from Global origins and Indigenous communities. 


This grant offers a 5-month artistic residency (from February 23 to July 21, 2018) to an artist from Global or Indigenous communities of the city of Montreal or the island of Montreal to carry out a project at AC. This residency will offer the selected artist access to a professional print studio, allowing them to develop and create an artistic project with technical assistance. 


  • A consecutive 5 month work plan (value of $ 800);

  • A $ 2,000 honorium;

  • 25 hours of coaching / training / printing (value of $ 1000);

  • A $ 350 credit at the AC's Art Supply Store;

  • Free technical support during the “Fridays at the Studio” activity;

  • A presentation and exhibition of the work at the Members’ Gallery (in the production studio);

  • Promotion of the work by our communication team;


    All candidates must be:

  • A professional artist or in the process of becoming a professional artist;

  • A citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

  • From an Indigenous community and domiciled on the territory of the agglomeration of Montreal or the island of Montreal (see the CAM definition); or

  • From an ethnocultural community (1st generation) and domiciled on the territory of the island of Montreal


Interested candidates must submit an application to, with the subject line 2018 Diversity and Indigenous Residency, including:

  • An identity card with photograph and residence address (health insurance, driver's license or passport);

  • A proof of residence (electricity, gas, telephone bills, etc.), if applicable;

  • An artist's resume and a short biography;

  • A short text describing the general artistic approach of the artist;

  • A general and technical description of the project to be carried out;

  • 5 to 15 images of works (JPEG format, RGB, approximately 1024 x 768 pixels) (if necessary, video or audio documentation can be sent via Vimeo, Youtube or Soundcloud links);

  • A descriptive list of the images indicating the title, the year, the medium and the dimensions of the works.

Deadline for submission : February 12, 2018 (11:59 pm)

Period of residence : February 23 to July 21, 2018

If you do not receive a confirmation email after sending your application or if you encounter problems at one of the stages of transmission, do not hesitate to contact us at


This residency is possible thanks to the financial support of the Montreal Arts Council.


Posted on January 17, 2018 .