Residency opportunities

Four seasons of comic book residencies in Quebec

Quebec City is a place where the seasons play an essential role in the rhythm of life of its inhabitants. Québec BD is pleased to invite comic book authors to apply for a new series of four international residences that will allow them to create and experience these seasons in Québec City. These one-month residencies are aimed at authors from outside of Canada and residents of cities who are members of the UNESCO Literary Cities Network. A different candidate will be selected for each season, and the residencies will take place according to the following schedule:

  • Winter – February 2022 (Event : Quebec Winter Carnival)
  • Spring – April 2022 (Event : Festival Québec BD)
  • Summer – July 2022 (Event : Festival d’été de Québec)
  • Fall – October 2022 (Event : Québec en toutes lettres)

During their stay, the selected authors will be invited to participate in an event coinciding with the season they have chosen. Each participating author will produce five pages on their experience to be used in an exhibition whose presentation will begin in April 2023. Meetings will also be held with the public and representatives of the comic community in Quebec.

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm EST on Friday 25 October. Find out more here


Literary Residencies for Writers and Translators in Poland

Creative residencies for writers and translators have had a long and noble tradition in Europe and across the world. Across centuries, the concept has remained unchanged – artists are offered a place of temporary residence, of several weeks or months, to engage in their work in peace and quiet, without the distraction of daily life. That is why three Polish cities: Gdańsk, Cracow, and Warsaw have initiated such scholarship programme for writers and translators. Find out more