Every fall, AXENÉO7 launches a call for submissions for projects to join its regular programming.* The centre invites artists, curators, researchers, and collectives to submit a project of exhibitions and residencies. AXENÉO7 encourages First Nations, disabled, and visible minority artists to submit their dossiers. Proposals are selected by a programming committee.

*Please take notes that the call for submissions scheduled for fall 2020 will exceptionally be postponed to spring 2021


In the current events which are causing us all to rethink our ways of doing things, the artist-run centre AXENÉO7 is proposing the following remote initiative to artists in order "[...] to expand the parameters of artistic practice and its presentation, and to improve artists’ conditions for production".* As such, through this initiative, AXENÉO7 is going to participate in the collective effort to support the work of artists and artists-curators in isolation.

AXENÉO7 launches the Autorésidences program. An extraordinary program calling for twenty proposals of autonomous residency project to be initiate from home during this period of self-isolation. The results of the residencies will be presented within the coming year, over the course of regular events to be held at AXENÉO7.

Due to the unique nature of this crisis, confusion is a natural response. AXENÉO7 proposes that we reframe how we view this exceptional situation not as a limiting imposition, but as an opportunity for creative freedom, abundant in its virtuality. We aim to structure Autorésidences around the proposals we select and in collaboration with the artists. In the context of this call for proposals, AXENÉO7 wants to lighten the guidelines in order to allow artists and artists-curators to pursue their research and, in so doing, create a collaborative relationship which can extend beyond the limits of physical presence.

Duration : Lockdown period, 2020 — 2021
Allocated amount: A financial contribution of $ 1,500 per project.


As part of its regular programming, AXENÉO7 — artist-run centre offers its residence space to each artists benefiting from an exhibition in its galleries — facilitating the realization of the exhibition. 

Duration of stay: two to four weeks.
Allocated amount: a daily allowance — per diem — of $ 25 in addition to an exhibition fee in accordance with CARFAC standards and a production fee of $ 250.

Residency partnership

AXENÉO7, in collaboration with le lieu unique, is a proud partner of the Research and Creation Residency in Nantes (France) of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ). In 2016, the CALQ signed a partnership agreement with le lieu unique, the scène nationale de Nantes and the City of Nantes, aiming to set up an artist exchange program and studio-residencies between Quebec and France. As part of this exchange, a Quebec visual artist will stay two months in Nantes, at le lieu unique. In return, a French visual artist will be hosted in Quebec, for an equal duration, at AXENÉO7 — artist-run centre.

Modalities of the residency :

The residency offers a stay of two months during the fall, as well as a stipend of $ 6,000. For more information regarding the modalities of the residency partnership :

Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Research and Creation Residency in Nantes (France)

Le lieu unique

Characteristics of the residency location and accommodation

The space dedicated to the pursuit of residencies at AXENÉO7 is located in the La Filature building. Artists in residence have access to a multifunctional studio space as well as a private apartment. Located on two floors, the space allows complete autonomy to resident artists while benefiting from the immediate proximity of AXENÉO7 — artist-run centre, DAÏMÕN — production centre, and a community of local artists.

Ground floor

Multifunctional studio space of approximately 200 square feet / 19 square meters, near a loading dock and a woodshop. The studio space includes:

  • A modular office space
  • Unlimited access to a wireless Internet connection
  • Gallery style lighting system
  • Direct access to the residence’s private apartment

Private apartment

The apartment includes:

  • A fully-equipped kitchenette
  • A private bathroom
  • One bedroom with double-sized bed
  • Storage spaces
  • Unlimited access to a wireless Internet connection
  • Free access to a laundry room (shared)