International Writers´ and Artists´ Residency-Val-David, Quebec, Canada

General information

Brief description of organisation

The Residency is a non for profit organization geared to support international writers and artists in their creative endeavors
The biannual International Festivals held at the Residence in May and October of each year provide a meeting place for artists and writers of the world to present their work, enhancing the possibilities for further contacts and cooperation on a global scale.

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

The International Writers’ and Artists’ Residency offers residencies of one to six weeks to artists, poets, fiction writers and creative nonfiction writers in Val David, Canada, 50 miles north of Montreal. Residents are provided with a private room and work space. The residency fee ranges from $200 Canadian (approximately $185) for one week’s lodging with a shared bathroom to $1,300 Canadian (approximately $1,200) for six weeks in a private apartment. Residents are responsible for their own food and transportation. Discounts are available for students and seniors. Residency applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Financial aid is available through the Jean Taranu Bursary, which covers half the fee for a month long residency. To apply for a bursary for an April/ May or October/ November residency, submit a 10-page work sample, a curriculum vitae, a project description, and two letters of reference by February 15 or July 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for an application and complete guidelines.
For participating in our biannual (May and October) Multilingual Writers’ and Artists’ Festivals please contact us at
International Writers’ and Artists’ Residency, c/o Flavia Cosma, 12 Homedale Drive, Scarborough ON M1V 1M2, Canada. (416) 292-5279. Flavia Cosma, Contact.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • translation, mixed-media
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

between 5 and 10

Grants available

The Canadian participants can apply for a grant from Canada Arts Council or their provincial Arts Councils Foreign participants should inquire about funding to the governments of their countries of origin

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Other

a light breakfast is provided by te Residence

Expectations of the artist
  • Other

the participants are encouraged to use their time for advancing theirr projects

Application who/how

Open Call

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

  • Internet Connection
  • Library
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Live-work space

  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Exhibitions

How to reach

By train

to Montreal,Quebec, Canada

By plane

To Montreal, Quebec, Canada

By car

By bus and car, directions provided

Nearest airport

Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Montreal

Contact information

International Writers´ and Artists´ Residency-Val-David, Quebec, Canada
1045 Rue du Renard et du Corbeau
J0T 2N0 Val-David, Quebec

Phone: (416) 292-5279, (819) 320-0378

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International Writers´ and Artists´ Residency-Val-David, Quebec, Canada