Special event

Create your next audio or musical project in this creative retreat on the banks of a river in the Laurentian mountains.

Deadline to apply:
March 1st

PHI Residencies - NORTH programs (2 weeks): 

Session 1 - March/April
Session 2 - May/June
Session 3 - September/October

Announcement of the selected applicants:

The Laurentians, QC.


PHI Residencies — NORTH is dedicated to musicians, bands and audio artists who wish to produce, explore, experiment, or improve their artistic project. This two-week face-to-face creative retreat in a riverside lodge in the Laurentian mountains gives the residents exclusive access to a state-of-the-art recording studio and support from PHI multidisciplinary acknowledged experts in their fields. The call for applications for the 2021 cohorts is open until March 1st.

A word from our ambassador Narcy:

"PHI North is a healing experience for the artist at this time. To be in a safe space, with access to everything you need, isolated from the world — it helps you create freely. A feeling seldom felt in a global lockdown.''

Credit: Hasan Alsalman

The new residency for musicians and audio artists

Musicians, bands and audio artists, this residency is for you. This is your chance to produce, explore, experiment, or improve your artistic project, whether it is in its early, middle or final stage. Get ready to experience a complete two-week immersion in an intimate, quiet and peaceful setting, the golden opportunity to expand your project.

Introspection at the service of creation

Give yourself a break from your daily routine to 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 self-reflection journey 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.

A state-of-the-art recording studio at the heart of nature

Produce your musical and sound art piece with exclusive access to a state-of-the-art recording studio, a network of multidisciplinary acknowledged experts in their fields, and a dedicated technical support team attentive to your needs.

PHI Residency — NORTH program calendar

Registration is open for the three cohorts planned for 2021.

Session 1: March/April
Session 2: May/June
Session 3: September/October

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


Submit your application before March 1, 2021 by completing the registration form. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to you once the registration form has been completed. Please note that only one registration is required in the case of a band.

You will not be required to exhibit your project following the residency.

A safe and secure environment for our residents

To ensure a safe and secure experience for the residents, the PHI team has carefully followed the health recommendations drawn up by Public Health authorities. Please refer to our health and safety policy

Who is the residency for? 

You are a musician, band or audio creator.
You have an established professional practice and you are recognized by your peers.
You reside in Canada.

Who is eligible to apply?

You have produced a body of work and have experience in public presentation and-or shows.
You have completed the registration form before March 1, 2021 and have taken the time to fill in the following informations:

  • Contact information
  • Intended cohort
  • Description of your project
  • Motivations / Expectations
  • Musical or creative style
  • Completed projects

You will also need to provide the following documents:

  • Short biography
  • Audio Clip

Applications that do not meet the eligibility requirements will not be considered.

What are the requirements to apply as a candidate?

You are required to be available during the period of residency.

What resources and facilities are available to residents?

This residency will offer the following :

  • Live-in creative loft in a stunning retreat setting
  • State-of-the-art studio space made available during the residency
  • Sound engineer/technical support and assistant (up to 10 hours per day)
  • Separate 3 bedroom living quarters with full kitchen: quietude as a creative retreat in nature, away from the urban centre
  • Opportunity to connect with PHI creative, technical and programming teams (up to 5 hours)

How many artists will take part in the residency at the same time?

Each session will be composed of one artist or band of up to 4 people.

How are candidates selected?

The selection will be undertaken by a committee composed of PHI team members as well as two external nominated committee members to reflect a diverse set of expertise and perspectives.

Applications are reviewed according to the following evaluation criteria:

  • The conceptual and formal rigour of the proposed project
  • The quality of the proposal and the impact that the residency may have on the development of the project
  • Completed artistic projects

In order to meet the requirements of public health authorities and government in the current pandemic context, only one application (artist or band) will be selected per cohort.

Once the selection process is complete, only successful candidates will be notified.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

When are the selected candidates announced?

The selected candidates will be announced in March.

What is the duration of the residency?

The residency lasts 14 days.

Is there an admission fee?

There is no application fee.

For further inquiries

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact us at [email protected]

To reiterate its commitment to supporting local artistic communities working in the digital environment, and to help shape the art of tomorrow, PHI launches three artistic residency programs: NORTH, MONTREAL and IMMERSE. Although they meet different artists needs, their common mission is to provide them with the tools, support and impetus they need to expand the scope of their practice and take it to the next level. PHI RESIDENCIES — NORTH is the first to open its doors.

More information on IMMERSE and MONTREAL programs will be communicated shortly.

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