Coaticook, traditionally called the « Pearl of the Eastern Township », invites professional artists practicing in visual arts. Located in the South-East corner of « la belle province », this charming small town is anchored on both sides by the river carrying its name. From Coaticook, the City of Montreal can be reached in an hour and 15 minutes, and the United States in 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the route chosen.

Several years ago the Town of Coaticook started an « Artiste en résidence » program allowing artists to work in an equipped artist studio and live in a small adjoining apartment located in our downtown area. The enchanting sites of the town and the surrounding countryside generate the perfect environment to stimulate inspiration and creativity. Located in the centre of mixed forests typical of the Appalachian mountain range, our valleys, hills, streams, lakes and wooded areas will invariably prompt any natural creative instinct.  All artists who have joined the program used the opportunity of their sojourn to increase their artwork collection.

Please find linked the Program description as well as an application form. You are invited to read it and pass it on to your artist friends who may be interested in such a venture. If anyone from your group wishes to submit their candidacy, the application form must be completed and returned to us no later than September 23, 2022.

If you need more information please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at (819) 849-2721, extension 256, or by e-mail at the following address:

Thank you very much for your time and attention. Greetings from the citizens of Coaticook.

Shirley Lavertu
Responsable de la culture et des communications