PHYLLIS LAMBERT DESIGN MONTRÉAL GRANT: 2011 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
MontrÃ©al (Canada) Â Helen Fotopulos, Ville de MontrÃ©al Executive Committee Member responsible for Culture, Heritage, Design and the Status of Women, is pleased to announce that the Phyllis Lambert Design MontrÃ©al Grant will be awarded for a fourth consecutive year. Created for young design professionals, this grant aims to acknowledge and promote the talent of emerging MontrÃ©al designers and foster their professional recognition. The winner will receive a $10,000 award to fund a professional development project in one of the cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, of which MontrÃ©al is a member. A promotional campaign will also be organized to raise awareness of the winner among his or her industry peers as well as the general public.
"We all know thereÂs no shortage of talent in MontrÃ©al," stated Ms. Fotopulos. "With this grant, the City is offering young local designers the opportunity and means to complete a personal project in a special context, taking advantage of the best available resources in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The successful careers of grant recipients from previous years attests to their excellence and also to the role of the municipal administration as a strategic catalyst."
The Phyllis Lambert Design MontrÃ©al Grant rewards the talent of a young MontrÃ©al designer with fewer than 10 yearsÂ professional practice, and having demonstrated exceptional quality in studies and work as well as marked interest in the city. The grant must be used to fund a professional development project Â for example, a study trip, a work internship, participation in a design competition, workshop, or symposium or any other activity relevant to the advancement of a nascent design career.
The past recipients of the grant are:
- Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat (2010), two designers active in interactive design and narrative environments, for their project to create a series of object prototypes as part of the Open Design City Lab in Berlin;
- Ying Gao (2009), university professor and fashion designer, for her project to design "modulatable" garments whose construction is directly inspired by transformations in the urban environments of Berlin and Nagoya;
- Philippe Lamarre (2008), graphic designer, publisher and co-founder of the multidisciplinary design studio Toxa, for his project to create a collaborative website on vernacular graphic design in the cities of Buenos Aires, Berlin and MontrÃ©al.
- Fabrizio Gallanti, Associate Director, Programs, Canadian Centre for Architecture;
- FrÃ©dÃ©ric Gauthier, founder, La Past?que publishing house;
- Manuela Goya, Secretary-General, MontrÃ©al, Cultural Metropolis
- Louis-Charles Lasnier, graphic designer and founder, Atelier Louis-Charles Lasnier;
- Jean-Pierre LeTourneux, architect and partner, MENK?S SHOONER DAGENAIS LETOURNEUX Architectes.
The winning recipient will be announced at the Prix de MontrÃ©al pour les arts et la culture awards ceremony in the Bourgie Concert Hall of the MontrÃ©al Museum of Fine Arts on 1 November 2011. This is a joint initiative of the Conseil des arts de MontrÃ©al and the Ville de MontrÃ©al.
In honour of Phyllis LambertCreated by the City of MontrÃ©al in 2008, the grant is named in honour of Phyllis Lambert, a Great Montrealer and staunch defender of emerging designers. It underscores her remarkable contribution to the international reputation of MontrÃ©al and to the quality of life of its citizens, as well as the decisive influence she has had on the quality of urban planning, architecture, heritage and design in the city.
Application procedureInterested candidates are invited to complete the registration form available on the website www.mtlunescodesign.com, and submit their application packages no later than 16:30, 26 September 2011, to:
Bourse Phyllis-Lambert Design MontrÃ©al
Ville de MontrÃ©al
Bureau du design
303, rue Notre-Dame Est, 6e Ã©tage
H2Y 3Y8 Canada
For additional information, please contact:
Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee
+1 514 872 9998
+1 514 270 5800