Adélard, new space for creation,

bringing together the community and contemporary artists

In 2019, Adélard will host artists in immersions in Frelighsburg.

Adélard will come to life in May 2019 in the village of Frelighsburg in the Eastern Townships. Initiated by people invested in local development, this contemporary-art project will be an activator in the community and, for its first edition, will host a minimum of three artists in immersions (studio-residencies).

Adélard’s activities are anchored in the landscape and in the community. That is why the immersions will allow artists to undertake a process of research and creation, while offering multiple opportunities for exchanges with all members of the community, notably young people, through mediation activities.


More than a simple creative residency, the six-week immersions are based on genuine encounters between artists and the community. Contemporary artists, depending on the project they propose, may work with local artists, artisans, or producers to discuss particular areas of knowledge, to explore, or to become involved with the territory. They may also develop their projects with retailers or the general public, depending on their approaches and the questions that they would like to investigate.

Applications for 2019 is completed

Professional artists from Québec, Canada, and abroad, emerging and more established, were invited to submit an application based on the specific parameters given in the call for applications, available at, before January 15, 2019. The artists selected will be contacted by February 2019.

The immersions will take place between May 18 and September 29, 2019. The artists selected will be housed in the community and will receive an honorarium of $1,500, to which $500 will be added for participation in mediation activities.

Selection committee 2019

The selection committee is composed of peers and people recognized for their expertise. The committee includes the chair of the board of directors of Adélard, Sébastien Barangé; the artistic director of Adélard, Laurent Vernet; a representative from the local community; and two visual arts experts. The final composition of the committee was announced in January 2019 on Adélard’s website and social media.