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Research and creation

The Maison des métiers d’art de Québec supports research in fine crafts and fosters the development of knowledge through a diversified programming. It offers a variety of contemporary contents about fine crafts.

Exchanges between fine crafts disciplines and with visual arts are encouraged.

Our research activities

Conferences

Free and opened to all, the MMAQ’s conferences broach various topics. Offered by arts or representatives of cultural organizations, they are an opportunity to discover the result of research and foster encounters.

Master classes and workshops

The MMAQ offers professional and emerging artists and artisans master classes and workshops. These intensive training activities allow the participants to expand their technical knowledge, enrich their practice, develop new markets and have stimulating exchanges.

Research committees

The MMAQ supports research groups in fine crafts by offering them privileged access to its spaces.

Studio rentals

Professional artists can rent or access our studios for research and creation projects in ceramics, textile, or sculpture. The MMAQ’s studios are well equipped and well maintained. The artists who access the spaces may benefit from the technicians’ expertise.

Research and creation residencies

Each year, the MMAQ invites professional artists and artisans of the province of Québec and abroad to submit a research and creation project in ceramics, textile, or sculpture, or in a cross-disciplinary practice that includes these disciplines.


Research and creation residencies

The Maison des métiers d’art de Québec is a unique place devoted to research and creation in ceramics, sculpture, and textile. Its actions are rooted in a will to decompartmentalise fine crafts.

The MMAQ invites professional artists and artisans of the province of Québec and abroad to submit a research and creation project in ceramics, textile, or sculpture, or in a cross-disciplinary practice that includes these disciplines. Our luminous workspaces, cutting-edge equipment and skilled technicians await you in a unique place.

Information
Marie-Soleil Guérin Girard
Project coordinator

marie-soleil.gugi@mmaq.com
418 524-7337 #240

Arrangements

Artists cover their stay and travel expenses as well as the cost of raw material. Some selected artists may receive a stay grant. Specific technical support by our available technicians.

Submission

Submissions must include:

  • A presentation letter including your full contact information
  • The desired stay duration as well as two dates options
  • An up-to-date resume
  • An artist statement text
  • A detailed description of the project and research intentions (techniques, materials, concept, sketches, or other useful details for the evaluation of the project)
  • 10 images of recent works (high resolution JPEG format) with the corresponding descriptive list

Submission deadline

February 28 of each year

The call for submissions is launched in January and ends on February 28 each year. The responses are sent within two months.

A few artists who have been welcomed in residency:

Pierre Boulanger . Jean-François Bourlard et Valérie Blaize (France) . Annie Charland Thibodeau . Marianne Chénard . Cynthia Dinan-Mitchell . Marie-Claude Drolet . Judith Dubord . Crystal Gregory (États-Unis) . Yoko Homareda (France) . Julien Lebargy . Ito Laïla Le François . Paryse Martin . Elisabeth Picard . Anna Piper (Grande-Bretagne) . Amélie Proulx . Michel Saulnier . Giorgia Volpe .