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1 Apr 2013

New research and creation residency in Mumbai

Salono Doshi, Space 118; Benoit-Jean Bernard, Director, Québec Government Office in Mumbai; and Eve Lemesle, Darling Foundry.

The Québec Arts Council (Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec - CALQ) is extending its network of studios and residencies to India as the result of a two-year partnership agreement with two organizations: Space 118 and What About Art? The agreement will provide Québec artists with a new location for research and creation in Mumbai, India.

“CALQ has established this new residency with the collaboration of the Québec Government Office in Mumbai in accordance with the government’s desire to pursue lasting cultural ties with India. The initiative will provide Québec artists with a unique opportunity to become familiar with the incomparable cultural richness of this major Indian urban centre and immerse themselves in its creative vitality, said Yvan Gauthier, President and CEO of CALQ.

Under the agreement, a Québec artist will receive a $10,000 grant and spend four months in India’s economic capital. The artist will also be provided with an apartment, a studio at Space 118 and professional supervision from the organization What About Art?, which will facilitate contacts for the artist’s career development.

Creative environments around the world

CALQ annually awards grants to about 50 artists, writers and independent curators to carry out research or creation residencies in 15 countries in America, Europe and Asia. In return, it hosts artists from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Scotland, Spain, Finland, France, Mexico, Wales and Switzerland, in collaboration with Québec organizations. In all, CALQ offers 27 artist residencies, with six Québec studios located in Paris, New York, Rome, Berlin, London and Tokyo, and access to the Pépinières Européennes pour jeunes artistes network (Studio-apartments for young artists).

Research and creation residency in Mumbai
Studios and exchange programs – CALQ
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