The mission of La Maison d’Ariane is to welcome architects, landscape architects and artists of all artistic and cultural disciplines from here and from abroad for residencies outside of an urban context. Located a stone’s throw from the St. Lawrence River, in the heart of the bucolic village of Métis-sur-Mer.
La Maison d’Ariane aims to establish itself as a laboratory for experimentation and research that stimulates the creation, invention and imagination of the artists it welcomes and connects. The main drivers that guide its actions, both for the creators and for the communities and organizations it serves, are dialogue and exchanges, meetings and sharing. The International Garden Festival of the Reford Gardens owns the historic summer home and manages its artist-in-residence program.
The RBC Residencies at La Maison d’Ariane are funded by the Royal Bank of Canada’s Emerging Artists Project, which helps artists bridge the gap from emerging to established and supports organizations that provide the best opportunities to advance artists’ careers.