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The deadline for submitting a project is October 1st of each year for the following season

The MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) invites professionals in contemporary arts to submit their creation projects before October 1. Artists and independent curators in visual arts, media art and. related fields (including cultural workers, researchers, art historians and theoreticians, art educators, and design and architecture professionals) as well as organizations, may submit a project for an individual or a group exhibition. Artists that are selected may benefit from extended setup periods in the gallery, creation and technical residencies. The MAI also offers audience development activities. The MAI accepts projects from local, national or international artists. We offer technical, promotional and administrative support as well as a guaranteed fee.

Projects must be intercultural in nature*.       

Preference is given to original creations that are designed for MAI’s space and have not been presented in Montreal before. Please note that the size of the gallery is 39’ x 65′ or 13.87m x 23.13m, therefore projects making ample use of the gallery, such as installations, video screenings, etc. are our first choice although the disciplines of painting, sculpture, photography, etc. are not excluded.

Requested documents:

  1. Artistic description of the project.
    Please also mention intended dates for the exhibition, list of technical requirements
  2. Description of the project’s intercultural approach.
  3. Detailed artist statement (intent and creative process). For group exhibitions, please submit each artist’s statement.
  4. Detailed curator statement, if applicable.
  5. Curriculum vitae for each artist and the curator if applicable.
  6. A minimum of 12 (maximum of 20) clearly identified images on CD, specifying which slides are related to the project and which are of recent work. Originals will not be accepted. Please include a detailed image list (title, dates, size and media).
  7. A press kit, publication or other relevant documents.
  8. Names and contact information of the project coordinator and / or collaborators.
  9. Self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) should you like your support material returned.
  10. A preliminary budget illustrating sources of revenue and those costs to be assumed by the MAI. Please note : The MAI generally contributes to the cost of travel, accommodation and a minimum amount to the installation of the exhibition (construction, paint. etc.).

Please send proposals C/O: Agathe BodineauProduction Coordinator
3680, Jeanne-Mance Street, Suite 103
Montreal (Quebec), H2X 2K5
Tel.: (514) 982-1812  /

Please note that all artists will be notified in writing, between eight to twelve weeks after the submission date.
*The MAI’s Intercultural Vision

MAI offers a space for exploring new artistic intercultural practices. These practices are based on intercultural relations: exchanges between individuals or groups of defined identities. 
This approach requires a commitment to the notion of dialogue as the very core of the process, and an emphasis on developing the forms of this hybridization. In this perspective, MAI contributes to the development of intercultural artistic practices by offering residencies to professional artists and collectives, providing an opportunity to develop fully-realized, mature works, in addition to encounters with the public and collaborations.

Cross-cultural creation not only provides a dynamic field for questioning intercultural relations, but also allows for a reflection on the very essence of art and on the necessary conditions for its renewal. Intercultural artistic practices also lead to fundamental changes in traditional artistic disciplines. Interdisciplinary productions that incorporate mixed artistic approaches and create new and original artistic languages are therefore included in MAI’s regular season, as well as through special activities and its Series Public Plus.

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)
3680 Jeanne-Mance, bureau 103
Montréal H2X 2K5

Heures d’ouverture : mardi au samedi de 15 h à 18 h

EXPOSITION : WassinkLundgren – Tomoko Sawada

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal

Du 8 septembre au 5 octobre  – Entrée libre

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