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Grants to Quebec Artists and Writers to Promote Artistic
and Literary Projects Within Local Communities

Arts and Literature in the Eastern Townships – Territorial Partnership - Creation, Production, Dissemination

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Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Quebec artists and writers in eligible locations for projects that promote the arts. Funding is intended to support projects to create, produce, and disseminate artistic and literary works within the community. Funds may be used for projects in the areas of dance, music, theater, visual arts, literature, multidisciplinary arts, storytelling, architectural research, arts and crafts, circus arts, digital arts, film and video art, and popular song. Requests will be accepted from artists and writers in the Eastern Townships.

Projects must meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Support creation, production, and dissemination projects that help forge links between the arts and the community.
  • Favor the access to and promotion of artistic and literary works among local and regional populations.
  • Contribute to the development of artists and writers in Québec from all generations and origins.

Eligible projects:

  • Creation or dissemination projects resulting in a professional engagement and enabling a public presentation.
  • Creation or dissemination projects that entail a special collaboration with an educational institution, library or municipal body.
  • Creation or dissemination projects that make use of advanced techniques and resources.
  • Projects involving community groups or interveners in the creation and dissemination process.

Eligible expenses can be found at:

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GrantWatch ID#: 199457

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount of financial assistance may not exceed $20,000. The amount accorded may not represent more than 80% of the total cost of the project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available for artists and writers.

The applicants must be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant. To be eligible, the applicant must:
- Reside in an RCM or a municipality targeted by the program.

(Applicants who have resided outside Quebec for two or more years are ineligible, unless they have maintained their status as a Quebec resident.)

Moreover, to be eligible, applicants must satisfy either of the following criteria :
- Have participated in at least one production outside of his training, in a context recognized by his peers.
- Have produced and disseminated at least one work of art publicly in a place and/or context recognized by his peers outside of his training.

For further eligibility information regarding the visual arts and professional artists, see

An application from a group of artists or writers to undertake a common project must be submitted by a single artist applicant. The artist applicant must satisfy the program’s conditions for eligibility.

- Staff members of partner organizations for this program.
- A project submitted to obtain funding for a legally constituted group.
- A project already carried out by the application deadline.
- A project which was already rejected by the Conseil.
- Incomplete applications.

Ineligible projects:
- A project carried out in conjunction with an undergraduate or graduate university program. Students who are registered in a university program at the time of the application are required to submit a letter from the educational institution attesting that their projects are separate from their training programs.
- A project related to the university research and educational publishing sectors.
- A project aimed at starting up a business or creation workshop designed for strictly commercial purposes.
- A project aimed at the realization of a business or marketing plan.
- A project of a didactic or historical nature.
- A project related to a fundraising campaign.

Ineligible expenses can be found at:

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: 25 November 2021

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, it moves to the next business day.

The date of submission online or the postmark is deemed to be the date of receipt of the application. Incomplete applications and those submitted after the application deadline are not accepted.

The Conseil will inform the applicant of its decision approximately three months after the application deadline or submission date.

An application filed for this grant program will be treated in the 2021-2022 fiscal year. This program is updated each year. Please ensure that you have the version for the current year.

You may not have more than three projects being considered, supported or under way at the same time.

You may submit up to five separate applications and receive a maximum of five grants per CALQ fiscal year (April 1 to March 31). All applications submitted, including those found to be ineligible, are counted towards the annual maximum.

- Applications submitted between March 1st and 31st inclusively are counted for the following fiscal year.
- Applications received between February 24 and March 31st inclusively will be recorded in the following fiscal year.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Exceptionally, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec agrees to receive the application file by WeTransfer. (Instructions for sending can be found in the Project Description application form.) Send the file via WeTransfer to

For information, technical support and visibility standards:
Conseil de la culture de l’Estrie
Guillaume Houle
Agent de développement
Telephone : 819 563-2744, extension 223
Email :

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
79, boul. René-Lévesque Est, 3e étage
Québec (Québec) G1R 5N5
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Canada: Quebec: Eastern Townships;

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