Artists’ residence in Quebec
Langage Plus is a contemporary art centre where research and creation lead to a diverse programme of exhibitions, residencies, and educational events and activities.
In 2003, a partnership agreement between the Agence culturelle d’Alsace, the FRAC Alsace, and Langage Plus came into being through the founding of a programme of Residency exchanges between Alsace and Lac-Saint-Jean. The first residencies between Alma and Strasbourg took place in 2004 and were articulated around preoccupations concerning one of the following themes : the environment, ecology, the garden ; routes, itineraries and maps ; regional cultural identity, the link between society and culture ; nomadism ; urban projects.
Two artists from Quebec and two French artists benefit annually from a one-month residence in Strasbourg or Alma. The promotion of the work produced, either through a studio or gallery event, is much appreciated by the artists and the public alike. The publication of a monographic colour catalogue offers the advantage of recording, extending and of prolonging the experience beyond the residence itself. Its conception is directed by the artist with the aid of a publication committee made up of specialists in order to be closely linked to the artistic work and particular needs of the artist in terms of promotion.
The programme of Exchange Residencies between Alsace, France / Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, l’Agence culturelle d’Alsace / FRAC Alsace and Langage Plus is supported – in Quebec by an artistic and culturel development agreement with the City of Alma, as well as by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, direction des affaires internationales et des relations intergouvernementales and the Délégation générale du Québec in Paris, – in France by the Ministry of Culture and Communication / DRAC Alsace and the Alsace Region.
The programme also benefits from a collaboration with the Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse for the logistics of overseas travel (plane travel and reception on the first day in the host country). French artists may benefit from an expertise in large format digital art at the SAGAMIE Centre, including 3 to 5 days of production with technical help and a production allowance.
Every year, two artists working in Alsace are received in Alma for a period of one month (one in spring, the other in autumn). The call for applications goes out during the previous winter. If you wish to be informed about this call, consult Artists Professional Space on this site or enroll for the artists’ newsletter in which you will find all the calls for applications.
For this residence, the partners are :
AbroadLe Centre d’art Langage plus Le Centre Sagamie L’Office Franco-Québecois pour la Jeunesse
In FranceAgence Culturelle d’Alsace FRAC Alsace
Langage Plus 555, rue Collard Ouest C.P. 518 Alma (Québec) G8B 5W1 E-mail
SAGAMIE Centre d’art actuel 50, St-Joseph C.P. 517 Alma (Québec) G8B 5W1 E-mail