Le Labo is actively committed to promoting francophone artistic creation in Ontario by positioning itself as a specialized media arts incubator. We offer dynamic support to our community, i.e. to professional or aspiring professional artists, artist collectives and French-speaking curators in Ontario, to bring their artistic projects to fruition. This support (subject to Labo’s membership) includes professional assistance in the form of advice, affordable rental of professional equipment, and financial support through our role as recommender to various funders.

  • 3 hours of consultation with the team: discussion of artistic statement, review of grant applications, budget revision, identification of distribution opportunities, etc.
  • Communication of your events on request. Profile on our social media and website
  • Access to equipment rental and studio 277 rental at 401 Richmond at a decent price
  • Remuneration at CARFAC rates for projects selected through calls for proposals.
  • Co-production with the artist after specific consultation for joint grant applications.
  • Recommendation in french to programs such as Telefilm Canada’s « Talents en vue » or the Ontario Arts Council’s exhibition assistance program. As of June 09, 2023, we have just opened the exhibition assistance program.

In the past, we have supported many projects and artists:

  • Sophie Dumesny and her cross-Canada tour of a hundred students across Western Canada.
  • Josiane Blanc and her successful series « Ainsi va manu« , which you have seen on TV5 Unis
  • Juliette and Fanny and their exhibition Unstoppable against woman abuse. Find out more about their project in the podcast (in French).
  • Carolina Reis and her exhibition project Au fil des connexions
  • Shahla Bahrami and her group exhibition Mes histoires courent, courent
  • Beatrice Lewis
  • Lise Goulet
  • Samuel Choisy
  • Christine Tatilon
  • Philippe Blanchard
  • Karole Marois
  • and many others

Selection criteria

To submit an application, please consult our  »Submissions » page, where you’ll find all the criteria. Remember, before applying, you must be a francophone or francophile from Ontario, and have written your submission in French.