An open and inclusive studio space, where artists and creators of all backgrounds can come and experiment without constraints; a conducive environment where (almost) anything is possible, built around a constantly evolving eclectic and vibrant artistic identity.
Customized residency project
This program is for any creator who wishes to carry out a project with the centre’s resources, for a specific duration. Selected members will be entitled to preferential rates on the centre’s services. L’imprimerie is designed to support projects with specific needs; for example, projects that require training or technical support specific to our facilities, or projects that need specific conditions that generally fall outside our regular parameters or that promote our mission.
To submit a project, candidates must send their application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must include:
- An artist’s statement and project outline, including technical needs
- An up-to-date resume
- Visual documentation, along with a brief description of contents
- Up-to-date membership is required when submitting and for the duration of the project.
Call for applications suspended for an indefinite period
L’imprimerie is pleased to invite its members to participate in the RECIPROCITY exchange program for artists in residency between six artists-run-centres in Québec: Presse Papier, Atelier Circulaire, Zocalo, Engramme, L’imprimerie and SAGAMIE. In addition to their residencies, the selected artists will be presented on the INTER-CENTRES / CONTEMPORARY ART – Dissemination and Mobility web platform. L’imprimerie will offert the selected artist a one-month research-creation residency in its facilities during 2021, a production fee of $500 and an allowance of $500 to cover the costs of materials, technical support, personalized training and digital printing.
Submissions deadline: May 17, 2021
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Research and creation residencies
Tromsø / Montreal Exchange Project
L’Imprimerie is proud to announce its first Quebec-Norway international exchange. In October 2020, three Montreal-based artists will fly off to Tromsø to participate in a 4-week residency at Prima Ink Studio. This residency will be a opportunity to stimulate research, and to facilitate the transmission of knowledge regarding eco-conscious printing and photographic practices. In this regard, L’Imprimerie will focus on projects proposing health-safe and environment-friendly techniques and materials.
There are currently no calls for proposals
View the 2019 call
Since June 2018, artists Caroline Boileau and Stéphane Gilot are taking over L’imprimerie’s storefront—an adaptable exploration space overlooking Sainte-Catherine Street East—by integrating to it an architectural structure that is more creation laboratory than exhibition space. L’imprimerie’s members are invited to take possession of this unique space by submitting proposals for installation works. All media are welcome: print, photography, drawing, sculpture and performance, with a strong focus on hybrid practices that use paper as primary material.
Le Chantier, a research project on the printed and photographic image
Le Chantier is a vast collective research project focused on the interdisciplinary development of the printed and photographic image. Its aim is to generate exchanges between different fields in order to encourage fundamentally transform artistic practices, beyond technological hybridization.
Montreal Emerging Photography Award
Presented in collaboration with Occurrence, the Montreal Emerging Photography Award aims to assist, recognize, and encourage local emerging artists (40 years and younger), by offering concrete support to help them get their career started.