Public Presentation

Présentation publique



Program Type




Type of Aid

• Grant

Financial Aid



COVID specifications: Please refer to this document.

By supporting projects that culminate in the presentation of public works, show or exhibitions, this program seeks to encourage the presentation of new works or new presentations of existing works that showcase the excellence and diversity of Québec production, and to facilitate access to those works in all regions of Québec and visibility outside Québec. CALQ will prioritize projects that include a partner recognized for expertise in presentation, from Québec or abroad.


  • Eligibility criteria:
  • Only individuals who carry out on their own an activity covered are eligible for financial aid.

  • Previous applicants to CALQ programs are automatically eligible for this program.

  • First time applicants must have participated in at least one production independent of or subsequent to education, have produced and disseminated at least one work of art publicly, or have published, at least one book or three texts in a literary genre eligible for the CALQ in a context recognized by peers.

  • Applicants cannot have more than five separate applications and receive a maximum of five grants per CALQ fiscal year, from April 1st to March 31st

  • Applicants cannot have more than three projects being considered, supported or under way at the same time.

  • Eligible projects and expenses:
  • Shows.

  • Public readings.

  • Performance programs.

  • Exhibitions.

  • On-site installations.

  • Programming in digital arts and film and video art.

  • Ineligible projects:
  • Project produced by or with a corporation or a partnership of which the applying artist is a shareholder or partner; project produced by or with a non-profit organization of which the applying artist is an employee.

  • Projects that are not accompanied by a letter of interest or commitment from the partner.

  • Participation in fairs.

  • Promotional projects.

Eligible Expenses

  • Candidate’s remuneration.
  • Fees for participating artists and partners, excluding the applicant.
  • Copyright and resale rights.
  • Research expenses.
  • Development expenses, such as renting a studio, workshop or equipment and the purchase of materials.
  • Rehearsal expenses.
  • Expenses to produce and present works.
  • Costs for photos and rehearsal videos that document the process.
  • Promotional expenses.
  • Reasonable travel and living expenses for the project: maximum of $125 per day per participant.
  • Administration expenses up to 10% of the total cost of the project.

Supporting Documents