Call for projects

We are not taking applications at the moment. Details of the call for the 2025 residency will be announced on March 14, 2024!

The Foundation

The Guido Molinari Foundation (GFM) is intended to promote and perpetuate the creative work of Guido Molinari (1933-2004) and, in doing so, to encourage the work of emerging artists. Located in the artist’s former studio, a former bank in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, it includes an exhibition and documentation center. The GMF presents an annual program of exhibitions, conferences, cultural and educational activities for various audiences. Access to the GMF and all its activities is free.

The residency includes an 8-week research stay at the Foundation with a dedicated space, access to its collection and archives and ongoing support from the team. The selected artist will receive a stipend and a production allowance to support the realization of the exhibition. The artist’s project will also receive support from the GMF for media promotion of activities related to the residency.

Photo : Fondation Guido Molinari.
Photo : Fondation Guido Molinari.

In addition to the exhibition, the artist commits to presenting two conferences for the public, to working in collaboration with the Foundation’s team and, if necessary, to contributing to fundraising and promotional activities. Any production resulting from the work undertaken at the Foundation must acknowledge the Foundation’s support.

The residency

We accept applications from artists working in various fields of recognized artistic practice (painting, drawing, photography, architecture, installation, augmented reality, digital art, interactive works, participatory and community practices, sound art, video art, net/internet art, site-specific works, etc.)

We are looking for exceptional projects in the field of contemporary art that open new avenues of dialogue with the work of Guido Molinari. The Guido Molinari Foundation wishes to be involved in current theoretical debates, and thus to revisit bodies of art history with a contemporary eye. For example, interdisciplinary approaches and postcolonial, feminist and queer methodologies and theories are welcome.

Without being exhaustive, the following list enumerates some themes that would be welcomed:

  • Critical perspectives on Quebec art history, particularly on the visual heritage
  • Critical perspectives on the history of abstraction and painting
  • Reflections on the history and location of the Foundation
  • Reflections on a specific period of Guido Molinari’s work or life

Residency support and endowment

  • The artist will have a working space at the Guido Molinari Foundation for the duration of the residency.
  • The artist will receive mentoring and training from the Guido Molinari Foundation team.
  • The artist will meet with the director weekly for feedback and assistance in moving the project forward.
  • The artist will benefit from the expertise of the Foundation’s technical staff to assist with the project.
  • In addition to hosting at the Foundation, the artist residency is endowed with an amount of approximately $5,000 CDN, which includes production support, exhibition rights and a fee for a mediation activity. The Foundation also provides logistical and administrative support for the mounting and production of the exhibition and, if necessary, for grant applications.

Eligibility

The residency is open to artists residing in Quebec (Canadian citizen or with a work permit). The artist must have a minimum of 5 years of professional practice, have exhibited his or her work individually in recognized institutions and have received peer recognition.

Projects submitted must be in line with the mission and objectives of the Guido Molinari Foundation.

Duos are eligible, the conditions offered remain the same.

Selection criteria

Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • The artist’s background and artistic approach
  • The relevance and originality of the proposed project in relation to the Foundation’s mandate
  • The general quality of the application
  • The feasibility of the project
  • Ability to adapt and be autonomous
  • Favorable impact of the project on the applicant’s career

Selection process

All applications will be evaluated by a committee, composed of the artistic director of the Guido Molinari Foundation and members of its programming committee. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.