Call for Pepinieres MAP résidency program | Langage Plus, Québec 2019

Call for Pepinieres MAP résidency program | Langage Plus, Québec 2019

In the framework of the Creative European Pepinieres MAP program, The Langage Plus Centre lauch a call for applications for a two months artist residency in Alma au Québec.

Deadline to apply:  December 01st, 2018 at midnight (extended dealine)


Demystifying contemporary art by building bridges between creation and human dialogue is a strategy aiming to broaden the public’s sensitivity to art. The artistic residency will be inspired by art and life, will be rooted in the community and its development and will develop through observation and collaboration, in communion with a group from Alma’s local or regional community. The experience will be both sensitive and instructive, will bring together different perspectives, its approach will be unique and its results  varied.  We  seek  to  democratise  art  by  progressive  development  of closer  bonds between the artist and the urban or rural communities (from Quebec, native and multi-cultural) in order to fulfill the objective of trying to integrate art into daily life, so that it may become a creative force in localities that are far away from the large metropolis. The project may be distributed  by  Langage  Plus  as  a  fitting  response  to  the  intercultural  challenge  and  a celebration uniting varied cultures.

Fields of expression proposed for the residency

  • Visual arts
  • Trandisciplinarity

Total budget attributed tothe artist for the creation prize

The Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec offers a grant of 2 000$/month for a maximum total of 4 000$. The residency will depend on the attribution of this grant.

Eligible applicants

  • The call is aimed primarily at emerging professional artists aged up to 35 years (the emerging artist concept is left to the discretion of the jury, which will be based primarily on the artist’s career more than on his age).
  • have a professional artistic status ;
  • have one European citizenship ;
  • Must imperatively stay in Alma for the duration of the residence (without family);
  • No other professional obligations for the duration of the residency.

Application file must include

  • an updated Curriculum Vitae
  • an artistic statement
  • a detailed description of the residency project (2000 words max.);
  • support material (20 images of recent works)
  • a list of Web links (video, sound, online projects…)

To apply

  • Download your compressed file (.zip format – maximum 500 MB) via the UPLOAD BOX (password : residence).
  • The uploaded folder will be named as: lastname_firstname-pepinieres-langage-plus-2019
  • Please wait for the complete upload of your file before closing/refreshing the page
  • After the upload of your file (or for any request for information), please send a confirmation email to Jacques Urbanska (
    Subject of your mail (important): “Pépinières LangagePlus2019”

Files that are sent by mail, received after the deadline or even incomplete will be rejected.


Langage Plus and the SAGAMIE Center will work together to offer the artists a two months residency, once a year. Langage Plus provides the artists with housing and hosting, coordinates the project and supports the artist along their residency time (human, technical and material resources). The Center also takes in charge the contacts with a targeted group of the community and takes care of all the necessary to ensure the follow-up between the artists and the participants.

The Sagamie Center offers the invited artist the services of a technician skilled in numeric arts to assist him in his creation process.

The host organisation

Langage Plus is a space for current art where research and creation lead to a various range of exhibitions, residencies, events and educational activities. By hosting artists from here and elsewhere, Langage Plus allows a large regional audience to discover and experiment today’s art, thus participating to the notoriety of the city of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean on the national and international scene.

The artistic direction aims at offering a diverse range of activities linked to its orientations that are :

  • individual and collective identity;
  • territory and its appropriation;
  • art and life, its anchorage in the community and its future;
  • current art’s purposes and development possibilities.

Langage Plus is place that keeps aware about the problematics linked to current art and alsoa creation space that stays opened to the world.


Artists are hosted in a studio (loft), outside of Langage Plus’ space and attached to a privatespace. Private access and possibility to benefit from the other areas of the house (living room,kitchen, cleaning room). The studio is located close to a grocery store and 15 minutes awayby foot from Langage Plus and the city center.

 Material resource made availableto the artist

The  artist  will  dispose  over  a  creation  studio,  a  Mac  computer  with  image  manipulationsoftware’s  (Photoshop,  Illustrator,  Final  Cut  Pro),  an  access  to  common  spaces(documentation  center,  conference  room,  kitchen,  etc.),  carpentry  equipment,  audiovisualequipment.

Meansused to promote the artist’s work

Langage Plus offers the invited artist the possibility to exhibit its final work at the end of his stay in the project room of the center in the form of a solo exhibition, promoted with posters, invitation card and PR communication by press release. As the exhibition is part of the annual programming  of  the  Centre,  it  will  also  be  diffused  on  the  Québec  self-managed  artists centre’s website (RCAAQ).

The territory

The city of Alma covers a superficy of 202 Km2, with 15% as urbanized territory. The city has 30 463 inhabitants. The presence of a heavy industry ensures the economy while small and middle-sized firms contribute to the current development of the city. We want to highlight the fact that the center-city of Alma plays an important role in local dynamism and this thanks to the efforts of the local community. A large part of the territory is covered by crops that also contribute to the economic development of the city. Finally, from a geographic point of view, Alma shares a border with the Saint-Jean Lake and crossed by two rivers, the Petite Décharge and the Grande Décharge – big and small relief, that form the Saguenay river at their junction. Generally, the territory of Alma is marked by many geographic accidents like accidented reliefs, deep ravines, rock outcrops. However, although these strains can be considered as obstacles on physical or economical point of view, they contribute to give a very  particular  urban  landscape,  by  its  proximity  to  beautiful  natural  sites  that  ignore monotony. At a cultural level, the region of Saguenay-LacSt-Jean offers a wide range of activities  and  events  in  current  art  and  constitutes  a  privileged  place  for  artistic experimentation. This is partly due to the presence of numerous pedagogical institutions from secondary  to  university.  Four  Art  centers  are  present  on  the  territory,  as  well  as  three organisms providing workshops and specialized tools (carpentry, cinema production etc.), positioning the region as the 3 rd  in terms of cultural poles after the cities of Québec and Montréal.

Financers of this creation prize

Quebec’s Council for Letters and Arts

National coordinator: Diane Isabelle, Program attachee Direction of support for diffusion and international outreach, International Council for Arts and Letters of Québec

Creative European Pepinieres

The Creative European Pepinieres facilitate and foster the mobility of young artists, in view of their professionalisation on the european and international scenes. In order to implement these actions, Pépinières develop mobility, artistic creation, coproduction, dissemination and training programmes to enable young artists and creative professionals to develop and share artistic projects with the audiences they encounter. In a cross-cutting and prospective approach, Nurseries are particularly attentive to new hybrid creative practices as well as digital cultures.


Langage Plus international residencies program is made possible with the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (in partnership with the Pépinières européennes).

National coordinator: Diane Isabelle, Program attachee Direction of support for diffusion and international outreach, International Council for Arts and Letters of Québec