PHI is committed to artists at all stages of careers, artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, and artists with bold artistic proposals.
Established in 2021, the PHI Residency program provides artists with the accompaniment, tools, and support necessary to broaden the scope of their practice and take their art to the next level. The residencies have been designed to be multidisciplinary, accessible, and inclusive.
PHI currently offers three residency streams: PHI North, PHI Montréal, and PHI Immersive.
PHI North offers musicians the opportunity to produce, explore, experiment, and refine their artistic project. Selected participants are granted a two-week creative retreat at a riverside lodge in the Laurentian mountains featuring exclusive access to a recording studio with in-house engineer and technical assistance.
Specifically oriented for Quebec-based artists, this residency provides a much needed escape from the everyday in order for participants to completely immerse themselves in their artistry.
This residency program, produced in partnership with the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, offers an artist residing in Montréal and an artist residing in Québec outside Montréal the opportunity to collaborate with the PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art for the conception and presentation of a public engagement project. The outcomes of this residency can take on a multiplicity of forms, including (but not limited to) talks, performances, a compact exhibition or creative workshops.
The PHI Montréal Residency grounds itself in the emerging field of public engagement, an approach founded on sustained dialogue and collaboration between artists, cultural institutions and communities in the ideation, development and presentation of artworks.
The PHI Immersive Residency is a 4-week program with PHI Studio in Montréal (Canada) focused on the development stage of a proposed project. This year, the theme is artificial intelligence at the service of creativity. The selected project will work alongside Studio PHI specialists to conceptualize, plan and prototype a work based on artificial intelligence, in a responsible framework. The work can be presented on different media, including but not limited to extended reality technologies (VR, AR, MR).
The selected project will receive personalized support, working space and select resources to develop and elaborate their concept within a broader context and create a prototype to prepare the project for eventual production.