The Research-creation support program has the following objectives:
• Support quality research-creation within the context of projects carried out by a researcher-creator (CRU, CRUN or CRUT status: CGR Appendix 1) (Individual Project component) or a group led by a researcher-creator (Team Project component);
• Support research-creators in the development and advancement of their careers;
• Contribute to and enhance student training in research-creation at every level, and improve the quality of supervision while encouraging students to develop their own practices;
• Facilitate the transmission, presentation and dissemination of the experimentation and/or results of research-creation projects of all types to students, peers and the general public;
• Promote the integration of researcher-creators into institutional research and training missions, research-creation networks and relevant practice settings, on national and international levels;
• Contribute to the visibility and recognition of Québec research-creation and the people who are conducting it.
The Fonds defines research/creation as research processes or approaches that foster creation as a continuous process. Depending on the practices and temporalities specific to each project, these may combine design, experimentation, production, and/or critical and theoretical analysis of the creative process. As there can be no research-creation without give and take between the work of art and the creation process by which it exists, a problematization of the artistic practice with the aim of producing new esthetic, theoretical, methodological, epistemological or technical knowledge is required by the Fonds.
For the purposes of the Fonds, a research-creation approach is based on:
• a sustained artistic or creative practice;
• the development of a narrative within the production of new or unpublished artworks or the implementation of new creation processes;
•the transmission, presentation and dissemination of these works or creation processes to students, peers and the general public.
A research-creation approach must contribute to the development of the field in question through the renewal of knowledge or practices, or through innovation of some kind.
Specifically, the research-creation activities carried out under this program must contribute to:
• The development of productions or works resulting from an artistic or creative practice, provided that the approach, process, technology, materials, form of presentation or experimentation, repertory or interpretative style is innovative and/or renewing;
• Student training;
• Greater recognition of individuals working on research-creation within their institutions and in national and international artistic and cultural environments and communities;
• The enrichment of the cultural heritage of Québec, Canada and/or the international community.
For the purposes of this program, performance in the context of a theatrical, choreographic or musical presentation is considered to be creation provided that it is part of the research question. However, performance for the purpose of the interpretation or analysis of artistic works or productions does not qualify for this funding program.