Purpose of the call
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 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 December 31, 2016.
The recipient further undertakes to submit an article 1,000 words in length for publication on a news and information media platform covering design and architecture. 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.
Lastly, the recipient undertakes to be available for media interviews, as well as events at which he or she will represent Montréal 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.
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.
- Be a university graduate in a design discipline (e.g., architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, graphic design, industrial design, urban design, environmental design, urban planning, experience design, interactive design);
- Have fewer than 10 years’ professional practice;
- Have been a Canadian citizen or permanent resident for at least 12 months;
- Be a resident of or have a production studio in Montréal;
- In the case of a collective, all members must meet these criteria, and a team lead must be designated to represent them.
Besides the electronic form to fill out, the applicant must provide the following documents to the Bureau du design in electronic format to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Letter of intent (500 words)
- Presentation of the project (1,500 to 2,000 words)
- Curriculum vitae
- Letters of recommendation from two members of the applicant’s professional network
An independent jury made up of representatives recognized by the design and architecture community will study the eligible applications using the following assessment criteria:
- Quality and relevance of the applicant’s profile (e.g., calibre of achievements, involvement in the community);
- Interest and relevance of the grant’s contribution to the proposed project;
- Contacts already established;
- Feasibility of the proposal;
- Clarity of applicant’s work intentions;
- Presentation quality of the application documentation.
All applications will be assessed on the basis of merit as well as compliance with the eligibility conditions, the competition objectives and the assessment criteria.
The jury’s decision is final and without appeal.
Timeline and steps
Call for applications: September 18, 2015
Deadline for submitting an application: October 29, 2015
Public announcement of the name of the Phyllis Lambert Grant recipient: December 2015
The jury members are:
- Manon Asselin, architect and co-founder, Atelier TAG;
- Francis Brisebois, Industrial designer, corporate executive - signage, Société de transport de Montréal;
- Annie Lebel, architect, in situ atelier d'architecture;
- Benoit Gérard, designer and Partner, Blazysgerard;
- Andrew Goodhouse, editor, Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA);