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The Residency

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.

Give yourself a break from your daily routine and devote yourself entirely to your project. In a lodge on the banks of a river in the Laurentian mountains, explore your artistic practice and enjoy a work environment that is both resourcing and inspiring. Push the limits of your practice and indulge in a journey of self-reflection that will open the door to new avenues of creation. Test it, enhance it, or give it a new direction, you are in the driver's seat.

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.

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PHI North Calendar

Residency location: In the Laurentian, Québec (Canada)
Duration: 2 weeks

 Call for proposal:
    March 6 to April 5, 2023, at 11:59 PM
→ Online Q&A session (in French):
    March 21, 2023, at 4 PM
→ Online Q&A session (in English):
    March 23, 2023, at 4 PM
→ Public Announcement of selected artists:
May 2023

PHI North Residency program sessions planned for 2023-24:

  • Session 1: July 20 — August 4

  • Session 2: September 27 — October 12

  • Session 3: January 24 — February 8

  • Session 4: April 10 — April 25

Important notice: the dates above are approximate and may be subject to change according to the artist's and space’s availability.


For more information, please contact [email protected]

What Artists are Saying...

“The PHI North Residency is a creative haven where time no longer exists and ideas are awakened.”

Annie-Claude Deschênes
2022 Laureate

"This residency was a turning point. For me, there is a very marked before/after, and this, on several levels. I am happy to have been able to crystallize fragments of this experience in my new project."

Mehdi Bahmad
2022 Laureate

“I salute the initiative of PHI North to create an artistic centre that reflects the needs of today's musicians. Outside the tumults of the city, a new approach to creation was revealed to me, guided by an idyllic and intimate context. An invaluable experience that I will carry with me from now on and whose fruit will never cease to enrich my practice."

Gene Tellem
2022 Laureate

“PHI North is a place where dreams come true. In a space that is so serene, we were able to reflect on and awaken to what is truly important in the recording process - feeling joy in creating, embracing the waves of the musical process, eating well and resting, taking care of our bodies, taking care of each other, connecting with nature, and just simply being together!”

Thanya Iyer
2022 Laureate

Program Details

Musicians and bands, this residency is for you!

This is your chance to produce, explore, experiment, or refine your music project, whether it is in its early, middle or final stages. Get ready to experience a complete two-week immersion in an intimate, quiet and peaceful setting, the golden opportunity to expand your practice.

Selected project will receive:

  • A stay in Live-in creative loft in a stunning retreat setting during one of the planned sessions (valued at $18,000);

  • A stipend of $1,500 CAD for the distribution and diffusion of their video portrait across multiple platforms;

  • Access to recording studio at the heart of nature made available during the residency;

  • Sound engineer and technical support (up to 8 hours per day);

  • Promotional support of the final presentation across PHI networks;

  • Access to PHI’s vast network of collaborators;

  • Production of a video profile for promotional purposes.


Submit your application by April 5, 2023 before 11:59 PM by completing this Google Form. Applicants will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Contact information;

  • Short biography (max. 500 word count);

  • Description of the proposed project (max. 500 word count) ;

  • Intended session period;

  • Motivations and expectations;

  • Audio clip (one file only — duration under 5 minutes).

Applications can be completed in French or English. Incomplete applications or applications that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be considered.

The selected artist will be contacted after the deliberation process.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a Québec-based musician or band with a professional practice (including emerging artists);

  • You must already have a beginning of career development in Québec or Canada or represent a commercial development potential on this target market;

  • You must have released an album or EP within the last 24 months prior to your submission, or have an upcoming album or EP within the next 3 months;

  • You are looking for focused, uninterrupted time and space to work creatively on a specific project;

  • Groups and collectives of artists are eligible (up to 5 members), the conditions offered remain the same as solo artists.

Selection Process

The selection will be undertaken by a selection committee who reflect a diverse set of expertise and perspectives.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The conceptual and formal rigour of the proposed project (25%);

  • Music and composition (25)%;

  • The need and relevance of the proposed project (25%);

  • The motivation, personality, originality and the additional comments given in your application (25%).

PHI is committed to equity in all its forms.

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Q&A Sessions

PHI will hold two online Q&A sessions:

Online Q&A session (in French):
    March 21, 2023, at 4 PM
→ Online Q&A session (in English):
    March 23, 2023, at 4 PM

To attend, please click on the link of the appropriate session above. We invite you to send us your questions by email before the session.


Do you have any questions? Check out the following FAQ! For more information, please contact [email protected]


An initiative by PHI made possible thanks to the support of SiriusXM.

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