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Artist residency

Dates: March 15 - April 23, 2021

Deadline: March 7, 2021

As the arts milieu continues to adapt and evolve to the ongoing conditions set to face the ongoing pandemic, we are pleased to have the opportunity to re-open the gallery to offer a residency opportunity for a Montreal-based artist. Following our inaugural Permeable Lines residency, the restrictions on operations in arts spaces, galleries, and museums have been lessened and we would like to invite a local artist into the gallery to create, share, and exhibit their practice. 


For the second edition of our 2021 residency program, we will continue to foster exchange-focused residencies that centre relationships between artists and the team at SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art. We invite prospective applicants to imagine this residency as an opportunity to make connections, research, and explore a project of their own – whether this be an ongoing project, revisiting a past body of work, or engaging a new field of interest. 


With the re-opening of the gallery, we now have the ability to share the artist’s work on-site to allow visitors to witness the work in progress. We invite artists to include in their application, a short proposal on how they might take advantage of the gallery space to invite the public to experience their creative process, in consideration of the safety guidelines and restrictions on gatherings and public programming. The proposal can also include ideas on digital interventions to complement the residency and artist’s work.



  • Artist fee of $ 2 000 CAD

  • Gallery space offered as an individual workspace during the residency period

  • Access to office equipment: computer, printer, library books, basic hardware tools

  • Production stipend of $900 CAD

  • Please note that we do not cover accommodation or transportation costs. Therefore, we seek submissions from artists based in Montreal, especially as travelling is discouraged at this time.


Please submit your application no later than 7 March 2021 to


In a single PDF document, please include:

  • Motivation letter – your interest in the proposed residency format related to your approach and experiences. (max. 550 words)

  • Artistic process and project intention – a proposed exploration cycle and a brief description of material and technical requirements (max. 600 words). 

  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) 

  • Press kit (max. 3 pages) – Optional


Visual file:

  • 5 to 10 images - JPG format, 72 dpi - Identified as: 01_firstname_lastname.jpg

and/or video and audio excerpts (5 minutes max) - Hyperlinks required (with password if necessary)

  • Descriptive list of images and/or audiovisual excerpts - PDF Format


Send your application (15 MB maximum) via WeTransfer to:, with the subject line: Residency Committee 2021.


DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: 7 March 2021, 11:59 PM EST


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