Selected projects will receive a $2,000 honorarium and $500 to cover additional costs or supplies that are not already included as part of the spaces accessed (transportation costs for participants, honorariums for invited collaborators, catering, etc.). Participants will be asked to spend approximately 100-150 hours on site at Bâtiment 7 developing their community engagement projects in the context of one or more of the studio spaces, interacting with community members, or in supportive cohort-based activities. Beyond this, and in exchange for their work with the community, participants will be encouraged to use the spaces which they have access to in order to contribute to the ongoing development of their personal artistic practice.
All selected participants will attend two focused half-day sessions, over the course of the program in order to allow for coordinated or collaborative arts interventions and to allow participants to offer/gain perspective and support.
At the onset of the program, a half-day training will be provided by the Office of Community Engagement and Bâtiment 7 in order to sensitize participants to community-based arts approaches. Such a training will draw on critical pedagogy, intersectionality, and will familiarize participants to the Bâtiment 7 context, and to its socio-economic mission in relation to the Pointe-St-Charles neighborhood.
Over the course of the program, participants will benefit from support provided by the Office of Community Engagement and the staff responsible for holding its anchored presence on site. OCE staff will be available to meet with participants as needed and will be able to provide mentorship, context-based support and provide references to resources as needed.