Call for Proposals

Call dates: Oct. 12 Nov. 27, 2022

Following important reflections and actions in the wake of the Autorésidences (2020) program, put in place during the pandemic, AXENÉO7 artist-run centre is launching a new call for proposals format to be part of the centre's regular programming.


This new orientation is structured around three axis. The fist aims to recognize the diversity of artistic practices, with the recognition that these do not always manifest themselves by way of a gallery-based exhibition form. The second is to define the anchorage point of the residency as a state rather than in its intrinsic link to the place, thus providing it with an experimental and interpretive format. The last is to open up the term “artists” to anyone who displays an interest in contributing to contemporary art reflection and production.


AXENÉO7 is looking for artists who are willing to engage in a collaborative relationship with the centre and its community through their proposals to the programming. The centre invites all interested persons who self-identify as artists—without condition or restriction—to interpret, question and reappropriate the customarily proposed models.

AXENÉO7 encourages artists to propose initiatives, avenues of research and draft projects that may lead to alternative production and presentation formats, such as conferences, curatorial work, collaborations, performances, research presentations, off-site interventions and community engagement activities. Exhibition proposals will also be considered. The center values proposals in situ, elaborated in dialogue with the center.

To support artists in the production and presentation of their works, the centre offers guidance and assistance in two phases: the selected artists will be invited to take part in an initial exploratory residency, directly at AXENÉO7 or remotely—open format—, so as develop their proposals and to define, in dialogue with the centre, what kind of presentation will be undertaken. The artists will then present their proposal in project form as part of the centre's programming.

According to the nature of these projects and the artists' intentions, AXENÉO7 may, if needed, offer research and production residencies of variable durations to support the carrying out of their works and the progression towards their presentation.


  • Assistance and guidance over a period of approximately two years including
    • An exploratory residency OR autoresidency;
    • A presentation as part of the centre's programming;
  • Research and production residencies (according to the proposals and needs);
  • Accessibility measures (according to the needs);
  • Compensation for the residencies and fee payment according to the RAAV-CARFAC standards.


  • A one (1) page text describing the proposal and its context as well as the motivating interests to collaborate with AXENÉO7 artist-run centre;
  • A résumé;
  • A selection of 5 to 15 images and/or videos of recent works or ones that are pertinent to the proposal;
  • A descriptive list of the selection.

Please send all your documents in a single document in a PDF format of a maximum 10 MB file size to AXENÉO7 via WeTransfer to the email address no later than Sunday November 27, 2022, 11:59 PM. Only emailed applications will be accepted. The artists will be notified of the final selection by mid-January 2022.

We acknowledge that the production of this application represents a large unpaid workload. Although we receive high quality proposals each year, the number of laureates is limited. Therefore, in the interest of equity and to assist participants in the completion of their application, a virtual information session in English will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (EST) and a clinic on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To register, please email