Artist call: Studio residency 2024

March 5, 2024, 4:05 p.m.  –  by

Deadline to apply: April 9, 2024 at midnight.

Residency duration: 12 weeks, from June 2024 to August 2024.


About the residency:

For a period of 12 weeks between the months of June and August 2024, six selected residents will develop a personal project in a shared studio space.  The aim here is to develop a personal project in a shared environment.


Who can apply:

The residency is for emerging artists interested in experimenting, developing or working on a personal project while establishing themselves in the Montreal artistic community. We invite those who are starting or in a transitional phase of their career to apply. CB aims to also promote artists with unconventional practices and projects which aim to support the Montreal art community. The residency takes place in person, in Montreal. Therefore, this call is aimed at people who are able to reside in Montreal during the 2024 Summer – no compensation for housing is provided for residents.

Céline Bureau welcomes a wide range of practices and disciplines, such as, but not limited to, sculpture, photography, print media, textiles, painting, drawing, performance, writing, curation, theater, etc. We encourage proposals that consider a creative use of the space and resources available, collaborative processes, and an engagement with the Mile End community, all within a visual arts context. 

The space will be adapted to the material and technical needs of the residents. To ensure these needs are met, please indicate your material needs in the proposal form as clearly as possible. 

The residency aims to give visibility to a diversity of mediums, expertise, and ages, and to the different communities that have been marginalized within the artworld for example: indigenous communities, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQAI+, newcomers, etc.


What is offered:

  • 12-week access to Céline Bureau's studio space, photo studio and tool depot. For a complete inventory of our equipment, please click here. For a floor plan of the studio space, please click here.
  • A fee of $1600 to participate in 4 critique sessions throughout the residency.
  • A Céline Bureau membership until December 2025. To see member benefits, please click here.  



Throughout the 12-week residency, artists will meet with 4 mentors of the Montreal art community for mandatory group critique sessions. These serve to present, discuss, and nurture the evolution of their personal project, as well as to foster a positive group dynamic and encourage discussion. Here are the 4 selected mentors: Jasmine Sihra, Sophie P. Voyer, Dayana Matasheva, and eunice bélidor.


Selection criteria: 

  • Feasibility (realistic schedule, materials);
  • Strength of documented work;
  • Strength of proposed project;
  • Potential for collaboration with other residents;
  • The proposed project considers the specificity of the Céline Bureau residency.



Céline Bureau values ​​the contributions of people who are part of the marginalized communities. We encourage, amongst others, visible minorities, people from indigenous communities, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from the 2SLGBTQAI+ community, women, immigrants, and people without formal artistic training to apply. We also understand that candidates may experience several of these identities simultaneously in ways that strengthen and nuance their experience.

If you would like to be considered for residency equity, you can let us know by checking the box below. While it is not necessary to explain why you would like to be considered for equity, please feel free to discuss any relevant lived experiences in your responses.


Apply here


For any questions, comments, or technical problems, contact María Escalona at residency@celinebureau.info.