The Ville de Montréal’s Bureau du design is delighted to mark Phyllis Lambert’s 90th birthday by inaugurating the ninth edition of the grant established in her name. The grant is now awarded every two years. The 2017 edition coincides with Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, which, among other things, will highlight the creativity of designers and architects. If you are a young Montreal designer with an interest in and passion for the city, now is your time to shine in this cultural metropolis where anything is possible!
The professional development project enables the recipient to explore a theme focusing on the city. It may be in the form of a work internship, participation in a design competition, workshop, symposium or any other activity relevant to the advancement of a nascent design career. The selected project must be undertaken in collaboration with one or more of the cities in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, which includes Cities of Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music.
The grant is in the amount of $10,000, with an initial installment of $8,000 coinciding with the recipient announcement ceremony, and the remaining $2,000 paid upon final fulfillment of the recipient’s obligations.
The applicant must:
The grant recipient undertakes to complete the project as described and to notify the Ville de Montréal of any major change thereto, as applicable. He or she further undertakes to make changes to the project based on recommendations from the jury, and to complete the project no later than June 1, 2018.
The recipient further undertakes to submit an article 1,000 words in length for publication on the Design Montréal website, to be submitted no later than October 30, 2018. He or she shall also report on the outcomes of the professional development project by means of a workshop or lecture, sharing his or her experience with the community. The date of this presentation shall be confirmed with the Bureau du design.
The recipient also undertakes to provide a two-page log book documenting the process of the project, so that the Bureau du design may be apprised of the contacts made locally and internationally by the recipient, as well as the number of visits and presentations made. This document is to be submitted no later than October 30, 2018.
Lastly, the recipient undertakes to be available for media interviews, as well as events at which he or she will represent Montreal locally or internationally; among other things, he or she will act as an ambassador promoting the Phyllis Lambert Grant to peers, members of the public and the media.
An independent jury made up of representatives recognized by the design and architecture community will study the eligible applications using the following evaluation criteria:
All applications will be evaluated on the basis of merit as well as compliance with the eligibility conditions, the competition objectives and the evaluation criteria. The jury’s decision is final and without appeal.
The jury members are (in alphabetical order):
To submit an application
In addition to the online form to be completed, the applicant must provide the following documents, as a single PDF file, via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org :
During the call for proposals process, questions are to be sent only to the project manager, Justine Leggett-Dubé, at email@example.com.
Timeline and steps
Call for applications: January 24, 2017
Deadline for submitting an application: March 16, 2017 at 5PM
Public announcement of the recipient: Early June 2017
The Ville de Montréal guarantees the confidentiality of documents, subject to the applicability of the Act Respecting Access to Documents Held by Public Bodies and the Protection of Personal Information.
About the Bureau du design
The Bureau du design’s mandate is to support public commissions in design, develop the market for Montreal-based designers and architects and raise awareness of the talents of Montreal designers and architects. In June 2006, Montreal was named a UNESCO City of Design, and became part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.