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Residency Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Canada



Est-Nord-Est (ENE) is an artist-run centre whose mission is to provide an international community of artists and authors in contemporary art with support by offering space and time for research and experimentation, as well as privileged access to local resources and knowhow.

The centre is situated in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, a village on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, in a unique geographic and historical locale. The predominant aspects of the landscapes are farms, forests, and the river. Saint-Jean-Port-Joli is situated 115 km from Quebec City and 350 km from Montreal.

The eight-week residency periods, which bring together four artists and one author in the field of contemporary art, are offered in spring, summer, fall, and, in 2020 for the first time, winter.


Artists are selected according to the following criteria:

  • The artistic quality of the proposal
  • The potential impact of the residency on the artist’s career
  • A constructive mix of art practices
  • A mix of genders and generations
  • Representation by residents from Quebec, Canada, and around the world


  • Residency honorarium of CAD $1,530

  • Access to an individual studio-workshop to be used for work and lodging

  • Access to specialized equipment (wood, metal, ceramics)

  • Access to a documentation centre (books, magazines)

  • Access to local resources

  • Technical and logistical support

  • Access to a bicycle in summer/ local transportation organized by ENE in winter