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Alliance

Hosting 10-15 artists, collectives and companies per year, Alliance is a unique support program conceived for artists from all fields who encounter systemic and structural obstacles. The program strives to eliminate  barriers to their full participation in the arts by offering customized financial allocations and guidance that are adapted to the learning and creative needs and desires of each participant.

The program is especially geared to artists in the early stages of their careers, recently immigrated artists, as well as older artists (55 years and older).

MAI invites proposals from racialized artists (including recently immigrated artists), Indigenous artists (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), artists living with disabilities or chronical diseases, neurodiverse or differently-abled artists, and/or artists who are members of 2SLGBTQQIPAA+ communities.

image: Thaïla Kampo

One program, three streams

The Alliance program is designed to adjust to artists’ individual needs. Candidates build their own structure by proposing one or many services they wish to work with. Accepted candidates receive a special allocation to cover their requested services.

Artists can apply to three different streams within the Alliance program: the general program, the joint mentorships, and punctual supports. All streams offer the same basic support: guidance and coordination support, a special allocation, access to the MAI studios, and opportunities for collective exchange. However, the amount of the allocations offered in each stream vary, and each stream has its own application form.

Artists can submit proposals in more than one stream simultaneously.

General program

allocation of a value of $8,000
+
basic support* 

* basic support includes:
– guidance and project coordination support –
– opportunities for collective reflection and exchange –
– access to the MAI’s rehearsal studios –

The “General program” stream is best suited to artists who wish to take a multi-dimensional approach to advance their practice.

deadline: July 15, 2020

Punctual supports

allocation of a value 0f $2,000
+
basic support * 

* basic support includes:
– guidance and project coordination support –
– opportunities for collective reflection and exchange –
– access to the MAI’s rehearsal studios –

The “Punctual support” stream is ideal for artists to take a more focused approach to their professional and artistic needs. A smaller allocation – maximum $2,000 – allows artists to pursue one or two services.. 

deadline: July 15, 2020

Joint mentorships

 Mandoline Hybride + MAI joint support for artists

allocation of a value of $5,000
+
basic support* 

+

Residency and presentation at Salon58

+

Artist fee ($ 1000)

 

* basic support includes:
– guidance and project coordination support –
– opportunities for collective reflection and exchange –
– access to the MAI’s rehearsal studios –

This partnership between Mandoline Hybride and MAI supports artistic maturation and professional development of artists that encounter systemic and structural obstacle to their full participation in the arts. We welcome applications from artists from all disciplines or interdisciplinary artists.

Managed and produced by Mandoline Hybride, Salon58 is a cultural space located in Marsoui in the Gaspé Peninsula. It focuses on artistic experimentation, multidisciplinarity and proximity to the public.

The joint support Mandoline Hybride+ MAI offers to the selected artist one-year support and an allocation of funds of $ 5000 to cover a range of services, as well as a 9-day residency in Spring 2021 at Salon58 and presentation in the part of the regular programming of Salon58 following the residency (with $ 1000 artist fee). The artist’s lodging and per diem are covered, and they will also receive a contribution for their transport costs.

Refer to the Artist’s guide for more details about what this joint mentorship includes, eligibility criteria and other conditions.

deadline: July 15, 2020

articule + MAI joint support for curators

$ 5 000 allocation in 2020-21
+
MAI’s basic support in 2020-21* 

+

Curator residency at articule in 2021-22

Fees for the curator and artists in 2021-22 

(Curator fee: 1000$, total fees for artist(s): 2161$)

* basic support includes:
– guidance and project coordination support –
– opportunities for collective reflection and exchange –
– access to the MAI’s rehearsal studios –

articule is an open-access artist-run centre dedicated to social engagement, experimentation and interdisciplinarity.

The articule + MAI joint support takes place over 2 years:
  • 2020-21:  Support from the MAI. The curator receives a special allocation of funds and support designed to consider their desires, needs, experiences and ways of knowing.
  • 2021-22: Curator residency at articule and presentation of their project in the programming of the artist centre, with fees for the curator and the artists involved in the exhibition, based on CARFAC.
Refer to the Artist’s guide for more details about what this joint mentorship includes, eligibility criteria and other conditions.

deadline: July 15, 2020

The CAM + MAI joint support for dance artists is currently being redesigned to better meet the needs of the community.