Arts and Literature in Montreal - Territorial Partnership - Support for Emerging Artists

Arts et lettres de Montreal - Partenariat Territorial - Soutien pour artistes de la relève



Program Type




Type of Aid

• Grant

Financial Aid

100%, up to $15,000


COVID specifications: Please refer to this document.

In cooperation with the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) and Culture Montreal, this program is designed to encourage artistic and literary initiatives by awarding a first grant to an emerging artist or writer from the Montréal area.

The program encourage artistic and literary initiatives by awarding a first Conseil grant to an emerging artist or writer from the Montréal area, contributing to the development of emerging artists and writers from all origins


  • This program is intended for emerging artists and writers who have never received a grant from the CALQ. Applicants:
  • Must reside in the Montréal area.

  • Have participated in at least one production outside of his training, in a context recognized by his peers.

  • Have produced and disseminated at least one work of art publicly in a place and/or context recognized by his peers outside of his training.

  • To be qualified as an emerging artist, have a maximum of five years of professional artistic practice at the time of filing the application

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

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

  • Must include insurance costs for the duration of the trip during Covid-19.

  • Not eligible:
  • Staff members of partner organizations for this program.

  • A project already supported by the CALQ through another program.

Eligible Expenses

  • Creation expenses, attributable to the artist applicant.
  • Research expenses.
  • Expert’s fees, including honoraria.
  • Fees for participant artists and collaborators (excluding the artist applicant).
  • Production expenses such as workshop rental, expenditures for materials, equipment rental.
  • Transportation expenses.
  • Travel-related expenses.
  • Living expenses (hotel and meals).
  • Promotion expenses.

Supporting Documents

  • Completed application form with a description of the project
  • Personal Information form
  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant (maximum of 3 pages)
  • List of participant artists and collaborators and their CV
  • Contract, confirmation or letter of intent from partners
  • Press kit