Q1: What are the accommodation options near the Maison du Citoyen?
A) At the Four Points by Sheraton *** hotel, 35 Laurier Street, where you can access the Maison du Citoyen via a walkway (discount will be negotiated for artists for the duration of the Symposium). Parking at the hotel
B) At the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel ****, 15 minutes from the Maison du Citoyen (discount uncertain for artists for the duration of the Symposium)
C). At the Best Western*** Hotel, 131 Laurier
Q2: Are there discounts for accommodation for artists exhibiting at Symposium 2023?
There will be 1 hotel that will offer a discount for artists: A discount will be negotiated at the Four Points by Sheraton, adjacent to the Maison du Citoyen (35 Laurier Street)
Q3: Where can I park during the Symposium hours? And at what cost?
A) In the Maison du Citoyen underground parking lot - Free from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Friday. Free from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. IMPORTANT, it is forbidden to park between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. (risk of fines and/or towing)
B) Free parking in the surrounding streets in the evening and on weekends
C) Parking at the History Museum, next to the Maison du Citoyen
D) Dubé parking lot, Notre-Dame-de-l'Ile street, next to the Maison du Citoyen
Q4: What are the restaurants near the Maison du Citoyen?
A) Le Cellier
D) Le Troquet
E) Le 138 restaurant
F) Astoria Bistro Botanique
G) Canadian Museum of History
H) The Palais des Congrès food court is closed on weekends
J) Le Rustiek
K) La Squadra
L) Brasseurs du Temps
M) La Belle Verte
N) Bien Manger
O) Bistro Coqlicorne
P) Les Vilains Garçons
Q) Soif Wine Bar
S) Bistro la Gargouille
T) And many others...
Q5: When will I know if I have been selected to participate in the Symposium?
Registration closes on April 15th. Following the evaluation of each application, we will let each applicant know the results by the end of May.
Q6: Do I have to pay the application fee again if I paid it last year?
Yes, there is a recurring fee for the review of applications by the jury members from year to year. Depending on the number of applications and the works submitted, it is possible to be accepted one year and rejected the next. The competition may vary from year to year. The jury must be paid each year.
Q7: Do I get a discount if my meals are not included?
No, meals are included in the exhibition package. Contractual agreements with suppliers do not allow us to make changes to the number of meals.
Q8: Can I withdraw with a refund as an exhibitor if I have a valid reason?
Yes, this is always possible. However, you must notify us as soon as possible so that we can offer the space to a candidate on the list.
Q9: If I am not selected, is there a chance that I will be called to offer me a spot if one becomes available due to a cancellation?
Yes, it is possible.
Q10: What is the average number of visitors to the Symposium in recent years?
Between 2000 and 3000 visitors per year.
Q11: Is there a way to pay the registration fee via interac or email? Or directly online?
No, this is not possible this year. This is a goal that we may be able to achieve for the year 2024.
Q12: Is there an electronic payment system available for exhibitors?
Yes, people will be able to purchase one or more works via credit card (except American Express) and via Interac. A 5% fee will be deducted from the artist's reimbursement to cover the Symposium's costs. Please note that there is no payment via PayPal. The artist paid directly by a client has no fees to pay to the Symposium.
Q13: Is the Maison du Citoyen adapted for people with reduced mobility?
Q14: Do we have access to a wifi internet service?
Q15: Is it possible to buy tickets for the draw other than during the Symposium?
Yes, some local artists will have tickets on sale during the month before the Symposium.
Q16: What can I win by participating in this draw?
A painting by the invited artist