Public Events and Presentations

Manifestation et présentation publique



Program Type

Dissemination, Production



Type of Aid


Financial Aid

75%, no maximum


This program makes resources available to the professional arts community in order to encourage the development of artistic disciplines and the outreach of artists both within and outside of Quebec. It also seeks to stimulate the emergence of projects or initiatives that are vital to the development of their discipline and that promote encounters between different practices and points of view.


  • Partners must provide a letter of intent or commitment to the project
  • Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the start of the project
  • Organizations receiving CALQ’s operating funding cannot submit a new application in any program if their fiscal year has been over for four months or longer and a report on the use of the grant, including financial statements, has yet to be received and approved by CALQ
  • Regardless of the program or section, an application cannot be made if a funded project has been completed for three months or longer and a report on the use of the grant has yet to be received and approved by CALQ
  • Maximum of eight concurrent projects with CALQ per year
  • An applicant cannot present a project that has already been reviewed and rejected in the same fiscal year unless it has been significantly altered
  • Organizations funded by SODEC or the Ministry of Culture and Communications are ineligible
  • Applicant organizations must use professional writers, artists or storytellers, or recognized practitioners in the discipline
  • Applications must be accompanied by confirmation of at least three performances or activities to be eligible
  • Eligible projects must involve the dissemination of works by writers and storytellers in Quebec
  • Activities must be part of a partnership project

Eligible Expenses

  • Fees and royalties (exposition, reproduction, publication, communication, representation, etc.)
  • Promotion costs directly related to the project
  • Travel and accommodation costs for artists and other participants
  • Transport costs for works
  • Production costs for works
  • Costs associated with presenting works
  • Equipment and facility rental costs that are directly related to the project
  • Certain costs related to travel and professional or contractual honoraria (consultants, technicians or any other specialist providing expertise to the project)

Supporting Documents

  • Completed CALQ application form
  • Copies of the organization’s letters patent
  • Copies of the organization’s general regulations
  • Copies of documents outlining the transaction terms between related parties (if applicable)
  • Copies of signed contracts with artists, presenters, participants, etc.
  • Curriculum vitae of the participating artists
  • Press kit
  • Written confirmation of artists, curators, and other participants
  • Supporting audiovisual materials
  • List of board members