Under the artistic direction of Priscilla Guy, Salon58 focuses on artistic experimentation, multidisciplinarity and proximity to the public, promoting encounters on a human scale. The programming is built with particular attention to new voices, as well as a concern for intergenerational, interdisciplinary, cultural and regional representation. Salon58 offers funded artistic residencies, public intimate performances and affordable rental options.

At the time of celebrating its 2nd anniversary, Salon58 held an information session and a virtual tour, followed by a meeting with five artists who testified about their residency experience. The complete session is available as a catch-up on Vimeo if you wish to discover Salon58 or to deepen your knowledge of it.

Our spaces

Located 5 minutes from route 132 in the municipality of Marsoui, Salon58 is an airy multi-purpose space, bright and warm, in the hollow of the valley, bordered by the Marsoui river. The tranquility of the place, the proximity to nature and the various functions of the place make it a great residence space.

The house includes:

– 3 bedrooms with 5 beds
– 1 boudoir
– 1 workshop in the basement
– 1 large living room with wood stove, sofa, couch and piano (large enough for solo dance work)
– 1 fully equipped kitchen
– 1 dining room
– access to a projector and a screen
– High speed internet with unlimited download
– large quiet land between the mountains near the river

It is possible to get studio hours at the village Recreation Center (5min by car) for a larger dance space.

Note that there is no cellular network or landline at Salon58, but the quality wi-fi connection facilitates communications.

Priscilla Guy – artistic director and co-founder of Salon58

Priscilla Guy is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker, curator and researcher in the arts based in Marsoui, Gaspésie. She founded Mandoline Hybride in 2007, a company under which she presents her scenic creations, in situ performances and choreographic short films at local and international levels. Also at the origin of several projects headed by Mandoline Hybride (Regards Hybrides, FURIES – contemporary dance festival) and involved in international collective projects (8DAYS, Expanded Hybrids), she is interested in the strength of the group to propel political, aesthetic and social ideas. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Studio303 and is pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Lille (France).


Founded in November 2018 by Benoit Paradis and Priscilla Guy, Salon58 welcomed more than 25 artists in residence from 2018 to 2020. At the end of these two busy and bright years, Benoit Paradis left the artistic co-direction of the project to focus on other challenges. From 2021, Priscilla Guy takes over the artistic direction of Salon58 by relying on numerous partnerships with organizations with diverse backgrounds. To discover Salon58 at its very beginnings, watch the Téléjournal ICI Radio-Canada report in November 2018.

FALL 2021

Saturday October 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Marvin Serandrei / Photography / Matane
Clément Brochet / Photography / Matane
In partnership with Matane CEGEP Photography department

Saturday October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Mak Murtic / Music / Zagreb (Croatia) * in partnership with Tour de bras
Camila Forteza / Multidisciplinaire / Québec in partnership with Recto-Verso

Saturday November 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Camille Larivée / Curator / Tiohtià: ke (Montreal)
Jade Maya / Dance / Montreal *in partnership with Nyata Nyata
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Saturday December 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Dayna Danger / Visual arts / Tiohtià: ke (Montreal)
Ariane DesLions / Youth theater and music / Sherbrooke
Stéphane Maddix Albert / Storytelling / Haute-Gaspésie
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Saturday January 16 at 7:00 p.m. [VIRTUAL]
Karla Étienne / Dance / Montreal
Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau / Visual arts and performance / Montreal

Saturday February 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Collectif l’indiscipline / Multidisciplinary art / Haute-Gaspésie
Zoom link : https://zoom.us/j/94693913009?pwd=eFJkalVNYnVrQ2hWOU9xWnN4UjA3Zz09

Saturday March 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Catherine Beau-Ferron + Emma Desgens + Priscilla Guy
Haute-Gaspésie / Feminist writing residency

Saturday April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Vanessa Bell / Poetry / Quebec
Dana Michel / Dance and performance / Montreal
Elena Stoodley / Music, sound and writing / Montreal

Saturday May 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Geneviève & Matthieu / Music and performance / Rouyn-Noranda
Soroush Aram / Visual arts and performance / Montreal *in partnership with MAI – Montréal, arts interculturels
Emile Pineault / Contemporary dance and circus / Montreal

Saturday May 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine / Poetry / Nitassinan + Tio’ta: ke (Côte-Nord + Montreal)
Christine Bolduc / Storytelling and music / Sherbrooke *in partnership with RCQ
Vickie Grondin / Dance and poetry / Île Sainte-Marie, Carignan *in partnership with La DSR


Olivier Arseneault / Jig and video / Montreal
Residency offered in partnership with BIGICO

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2007, Olivier Arseneault opted for a career in the field of dance. With a diverse background, ranging from folk dance to classical ballet through tango and capoeira, he stands out for his very physical, even acrobatic contribution, as well as a particular sensitivity to partner work in percussive dance. At the same time, he works in front of and behind the camera on numerous artistic projects.  (Photo : Anne-Marie Baribeau)

Camila Forteza / Multidisciplinary / Quebec
Residence offered in partnership with Recto-Verso

Camila Forteza is an actress graduated from the UQAM Superior Theater School (2017), director, author and photographer. Her artistic impulse leads her towards creation and is nourished by the meeting with other artists and disciplines. Among other things, she directed the adaptation of the novel Les Sangs d’Audrée Whilelmy, collaborated as assistant director, actress and photographer in Valparaiso by the company Singulier Pluriel and produced her first photographic exhibition Journal Argentique (Café Velours, Montreal 2019). Recently, her poem Volcan, inspired by the feminist movement in Latin America and the wave of denunciations of sexual assault in Quebec, was the subject of a video-poem directed by Edson Niebla Rogil. (Photo: Juan Maldonado)

Mak Murtić / Music / Zagreb (Croatia)
Residence offered in partnership with Tour de Bras

Mak Murtic is a Croatian saxophonist and composer, known for leading Mimika Orchestra, a large ensemble performing progressive folk-inspired jazz. He has worked with various ensembles, theatre companies, bands and orchestras (Septet Ad Libitum, Grand Union Orchestra, Croatian Radio Television Jazz Orchestra, Porto Morto, Clapham Community Choir and others). (Photo: Doringo Photography)

Camille Larivée / Curator / Tiohtià:ke (Montreal)

Camille Larivée is a street artist, independent curator, writer, and cultural worker based in Tiohtià:ke/ Montréal. Camille holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and a Certificate in Feminist Studies from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). Their curatorial practice revolves around the invisibility of BIPOC and 2SLGBTQQIA+ artists and muralists in urban public spaces. Camille’s last projects include the curation of the project “We are not made of bricks and dust” for the Réseau Accès Culture Montreal, as well as a research residency at Artexte as part of the “Wikipedia Art+Feminism” initiative. They are the Director of Programming for the Indigenous Curatorial Collective / Collectif des Commissaires Autochtones (IC/CA). (Photo : Jessica Sabogal)

Jade Maya / Dance / Montreal
Residency offered in partnership with Nyata Nyata

From the age of 15, during a striking encounter with Rosangela Silvestre, Jade Maya developed a passion for Brazilian dances from the contemporary African and Afro diaspora. Since then, she travels regularly to Brazil to train with her mentors, while learning more about the history, social, political and spiritual context of Brazilian culture. In 2018, she began the PEFAPDA (artistic and professional training and training program in dance) with Nyata Nyata, where she learned from Zab Maboungou the technique and art of movement of LOKETO. Since 2016, Jade has founded AIATA Movement, an organization that opens up safe spaces to express oneself through dance and reclaim one’s body. Her warm and sensitive approach will lead her to guide many workshops across Quebec, as well as in Mexico and the United States.  (Photo : Jonathan Gaudreau)

Emile Pineault / Contemporary dance and circus / Montreal

Emile Pineault is a choreographer, dancer and acrobat. His rigorous practice focuses on acrobatics from a somatic and conceptual point of view. Intimacy and desires are translated into movement, expressed through repetition, contortions, waving, and impulsion. He challenges the notion of virtuosity, promoting the creation of a queer space. His tactile approach to movement, sound and scenic devices questions the power relations at play between our different senses, opening up the realm of perceptions. He created “Normal Desires” (2018), “Glorious Forms” (Emile Pineault and Olavi Louhivuori, 2019), “More-than-Things” (2020), “Hard Waves” (Emile Pineault and John Simon Wiborn, 2021). His work was shown at OFFTA (CAN), La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines (CAN), New Baltic Dance (LT), CCOV (CAN), Silence Festival (FI), Parcours Danse Biennale (CAN), CirkusMania (SE), fabrik Potsdam / Made in Potsdam (DE). Emile is currently supported as an artist in delegate production by LA SERRE – arts vivants.  (Photo : Cooper Lee Smith)

Dayna Danger/ Visual arts / Tiohtià:ke (Montréal)

Dayna Danger (they/them pronouns) is a 2Spirit, Metis – Saulteaux – Polish visual artist, organizer and drummer, currently based in occupied tiohtiá:ke, or so called Montreal. Danger holds a MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Through utilizing the processes of photography, sculpture, performance and video, Danger creates works and environments that question the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming the space. Danger has exhibited their work nationally and internationally in such venues as Art gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB; Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, MB; Art Mur, Berlin; and the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe and most recently at the National Gallery of Canada. Danger is an Artist in Residence through Initiatives for Indigenous Futures at AbTeC (Concordia University) and an independent student, pursuing a indi-PhD focused on hide tanning practices from her great grandmother, Madeline, at Concordia University.  (Photo : Dayna Danger)

Ariane DesLions / Youth theater and music / Sherbrooke

“Fabricoleuse”, writer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer and social worker by trade, Ariane DesLions propels the character of the “fabricoleuse” into the life of her young audience, and is quickly standing out in the Francophone youth cultural landscape with over 150 performances given per year, and with her multi-award winning shows, albums and children’s books. Through a playful and orchestral sound coloring, the multi-instrumentalist offers to children and their parents words on family and social realities rarely addressed in children’s songs: separation, immigration, mental health, poverty, etc. The originality of her unique musical instruments, made from recycled materials, and the innovative character or her musico-social pedagogy led her to many prizes and distinctions in the music industry, such as a recent nomination at ADISQ (album of the year – youth 2020), and Prix Excellence Culture (2019). She also coordinates several cultural mediation projects that bring together school, cultural, and communal environments (Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, France, Peru). (Photo: Jocelyn Riendeau)

Stéphane Maddix Albert / Storytelling / Haute-Gaspésie

Story harvester of the Gaspe Coast and beyond, Maddix explores traditional Acadian Tales of Yonder, revisited with quirky twists and turns that bubble the brains of both young and old. Tales like the ones where carrots take over the world, crabs sing and dance perched on a tree, and sorcerers engage with genies in a battle of wit. (Photo : Marie-Anne Dubé)


Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau / Visual arts and performance / Montreal

Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists working across photography, video, installation, sound, text, performance, and print. In their practice, they engage with the nature of collaboration, and relationships between bodies and inanimate objects. Recently, these subjects are examined through chronic illness as alterity. They are based in Tiohtiá:ke (Montréal) and have worked collaboratively since 2000. Their works have been exhibited internationally, and are included in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. (Photo : Edwin Isford)

Karla Étienne / Dance / Montreal

Karla Etienne is associate director and performer at Zab Maboungou / Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata. She studied dance with several African and diaspora teachers and graduated from Nyata Nyata’s Professional and Artistic Dance Training Program (PEFAPDA). Karla participated as an emeritus dancer in Zab Maboungou’s major works (Mozongi, Lwáza, Montreal by Night, recreation of Mozongi). This last work was the Dance laureate of the Grand Prix of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, notably for “the astounding performance of its dancers” in 2015. Karla Etienne also works with independent artists including George Stamos, Katya Montaignac, Priscilla Guy and Sophie Corriveau. She also continues to contribute in the artistic and cultural milieu as a mentor, advisor, manager and philanthropist. Her commitment is recognized today, in particular for the renewal of policies concerning equity. (Photo : Mathieu Gaudreault)

Collectif l’indiscipline / Multidisciplinary Art / Haute-Gaspésie

The «collectif l’indiscipline» is at its core an intersectional, mutable, feminist anarcho-queer chosen family, bringing together five multidisciplinary artists living in so-called Gaspésie. The collective was created in 2018 following an urgent need to validate and put to the forefront our unique life experiences as rural queers. Throughout the years it has allowed us to take up space within the public sphere and simultaneously cultivate and celebrate the praxis of collective care. We strive to practice these values through the creation of inclusive social, artistic and uninstitutionalized spaces. (Photo : Collectif l’indiscipline)

Catherine Beau-Ferron / Feminist writing residency / Haute-Gaspésie

Born in Montreal, Catherine Beau-Ferron moved to the Gaspe Peninsula 10 years ago. After a degree in Visual Arts and Art History, and another one in Cultural Management, she left the city to dive into rural life, where she now consecrates herself to motherhood, community life, visual arts, illustration, writing… and growing potatoes, among other things. She published many essays in collective works (Remue-Menage, Écosociété) and political journals about degrowth, feminism, rural life and anti-capitalism. (Photo : Catherine Beau-Ferron)

Emma Desgens / Feminist writing residency / Haute-Gaspésie

Multidisciplinary artist, Emma Desgens finds inspiration with both feet in the cold water of Haute-Gaspésie. Her artistic practice is expressed mainly in the visual arts and illustration. Following her studies in the field of arts and cultural organization, she invests in collective, community and rural projects, leaving creation aside the time to devote herself to motherhood and rural life. Returning after a year of exploring the visual arts in the mountains of Auvergne, she is currently devoting a large part of her practice to poetic writing. Her universe is imbued with rurality, territories, salty air, feminism, motherhood, immense waves, birds, humans, friendships, the invisible and gentleness. (Photo : Matthieu Selsek)

Dana Michel / Dance and performance / Montreal

Dana Michel is a choreographer and live artist. Based in Montreal, she is an associate artist with Par B.L.eux, and counts three solo performance works to her repertoire, «Yellow Towel» (2013), «Mercurial George» (2016) and her last creation «CUTLASS SPRING» (2019). In 2014, she was awarded the newly created ImPulsTanz Award (Vienna) in recognition for outstanding artistic accomplishments, and was highlighted among notable female choreographers of the year by the New York Times. In 2017, she was awarded the Silver Lion for Innovation in Dance at the Venice Biennale. In 2018, she became the first ever dance artist in residence at the National Arts Centre, Canada. In 2019, she was awarded the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art. (Photo : Richmond Lam)

(Photo : Richmond Lam)

Vanessa Bell / Poetry / Québec

Active in the cultural world, Vanessa Bell is notably co-director of the Mois de la poésie, critic for the magazine Le Sabord, member of the editorial board at Lettres québécoises, president of the Table des lettres de Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches and collaborator at “C’est fou” radio show (Radio-Canada). Her practice in literary arts allows her to perform in Quebec, Europe and Scandinavia. In addition to the collection “De rivières”, she publishes in magazines and collectively, publishes an artist’s book and signs an exhibition catalog. She co-directs, with Catherine Cormier-Larose, “The Anthology of Current Poetry of Women in Quebec 2000-2020” to be published in February 2021 by Éditions du remue-ménage. (Photo : courtoisie Vanessa Bell)

Elena Stoodley / Music, sound and writing / Montreal

Elena Stoodley is a singer, author, songwriter and sound designer half of the time, the remaining being spent in community organizing. Born in Tio’tia:ke (Montreal), she often blends her passion for social justice and black liberation with her art practices. She studied Creative Writing and Electroacoustic music and performed her music internationally, including in Cameroon and in the Republic of Congo. She sometimes gives workshops or consults on topics of antioppressive work practices and intersectional inclusion. Her most recent sound design work was shown in the plays The Mountaintop, the Rootless tree, Manman LaMer, Black Out (nominated for outstanding sound design for the META’s – Montreal English Theatre Awards) and currently working on RISE, a virtual opera produced by Concordia University. (Photo: RFM Photography)

Geneviève & Matthieu / Music and performance / Rouyn-Noranda

The duo Geneviève and Matthieu, originally from Rouyn-Noranda in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, was created at the end of the 1990s. Their work is the result of a meeting between art, performance, music and everyday life. Playing on interdisciplinarity, from happening to musical composition and from performance to installation, this collective creates collective representations and staging of sometimes festive but always human social paintings. Since 2001, their discography includes five titles. Their works, which oscillate between baroque, abstract expressionism and “arte povera”, have been exhibited more than forty times in Quebec, across Canada, the United States, France and Belgium. Actively involved in their community, Geneviève and Matthieu have developed the center of artists “L’Ecart” and the Rouyn-Noranda Performative Art Biennial for more than 20 years. (Photo : Christian Leduc)

Soroush Aram / Visual arts and performance / Montréal
Residency offered in partnership with MAI – Montréal, arts interculturels

Soroush Aram is an Iranian multidisciplinary visual artist working in Montreal. After completing a course in Fine Arts at the University of Tehran in 2002, Soroush developed a particular aesthetic that interweaves drawing and performative art and juggles between images of the past and dreams of the future. His practice has been presented and recognized in Iran since 2010. Today, Soroush’s artistic career takes place mainly in Canada where he gradually integrates the different spheres of contemporary Quebec art, by participating in exhibitions, residencies, workshops and various programs (DAM; Montréal en Arts; SKOL; MAI – Montréal arts interculturels). (Photo : Bruce Tronole)

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine/ Poetry / Nitassinan + Tio’ta:ke (Côte-Nord + Montreal)

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine is a poet, multidisciplinary artist and indigenous rights activist. Innushkueu, native of Pessamit on the Côte-Nord region, she published her first collection of poetry in 2012, “Do not enter my soul with your shoes”, by Éditions Mémoire d’encrier. She works in radio, television, music, theater, contemporary art and literature in Canada. Her speeches from the pan-Canadian First Nations movement “Idle No More” and social struggles over the years have made her an essential voice in Quebec. Her objectives: to bring people and cultures together through books, arts, culture and the thought of decolonization. She is the author of books hailed by critics: “Manifeste Assi”, “Bleuets et Abricots”, “Nanimissuat – Île-tonnerre” (Mémoire d’encrier), “Kuei je vous salue: conversation sur le racisme” (Écosociété), as well as numerous publications in various collectives and magazines. In 2017, she won the Rights and Freedoms Prize awarded by the Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse du Québec for her poetry and social involvement. (Photo : Julie Artacho)

Christine Bolduc / Storytelling and music / Sherbrooke
Residency offered in partnership with Regroupement du conte au Québec

Christine’s work is both multidisciplinary and undisciplined from music to literature both oral and written, and everything in between. Through her work she speaks with conviction, audacity and sometimes even impertinence. Her heroes, or anti-heroes, are poets of life, wearing their emotions on their sleeves and rage in their core. Whether she is tragic or comedic, resistant or resilient, she revolts against banality and conformity. Christine was a finalist for the “prix relève du Conseil de la Culture de l’Estrie” (Up-and-coming artist prize for the Eastern township’s Arts council), received numerous grants from both the Canada and Quebec Arts councils, won runner up for children’s literature with Lurelu, “poète en lice au Prix de poésie Radio-Canada 2020” (Radio Canada poetry contest). She has had her voice heard with contemplative pleasure around the world from Quebec, Nova Scotia, France and Burkina Faso. (Photo : Richard Bernardin)

Vickie Grondin / Dance and poetry / Île Sainte-Marie, Carignan
Residency offered in partnership with La danse sur les routes du Québec

Vickie explores an intimate approach through the body, while herself being one of her research subjects. Her projects are built from intuitive and introspective calls using poetry (bodily, written, visual and relational) as a communicative channel. The body is at the center of her essays, constantly questioning its relationship to the territory. Through a quest for a balance of natural entities, she draws on ecofeminism. Driven by a desire for the total emancipation of women and the environment, she works to expand their space of expressiveness. Always in motion, the landscapes encountered leave traces in her geo-poetic works marked by kindness. (Photo : Carl Beauchemin)

The funded residencies aim to support artists in a turnkey formula including a professional creation fee, accommodation, transport and meals. These residencies totaling 10 days (including 2 days of transport and 1 day of preparation for the meeting with the public) are shared: two or three artists live in the house and occupy the workspaces. At the end of these residencies, the artists share their approach with the local population.

The program is put together thanks to curatorial work by the artistic direction of Salon58. Although spontaneous applications are accepted at all times, we do not launch a call for applications to select artists. To write to us: comm@mandolinehybride.com

A series of partnerships with various arts organizations now makes it possible to launch targeted calls for applications for certain artistic practices or groups of artists in particular – see the Calls for applications section.

As part of the partnerships that Salon58 is developing with various arts organizations, various calls allow artists to submit their applications. Eligibility and selection criteria are established by the partners.

Calls in progress

Check back later to see current calls

Completed calls

  • RCQ
  • MAI
  • La DSR
  • Recto-Verso

In addition to our program of supported artistic residencies, we are enthusiastic to receive artists visiting Gaspésie or who wish to visit Salon58 solo or in group. Each project being unique, the conditions and costs will be discussed individually, according to our resources and the availability of space. Write to us at comm@mandolinehybride.com with a brief description of your project, the dates and your needs.


– Samedi 7 décembre 19h : Anatoli Vlassov et Vander

– Samedi 16 novembre 19h : Théâtre Témoin et Michel F Coté

– Samedi 26 octobre 19h : Émilie Monnet, Kim-Sanh Châu et Catherine Leduc

– Samedi 15 juin 19h: Laurence-Anne

– Samedi 18 mai 19h : Marjolaine Beauchamp et Guillaume Arsenault

– Samedi 23 février 19h : Vincent Robitaille et Olivier Bélisle


– Samedi 24 novembre 19h : Ouverture du Salon58 avec le Benoit Paradis Trio

Each year, the audience of Salon58 is called upon to vote for the Public’s choice recognition among the artists of the program. This mention is accompanied by a grant of $ 500.00 awarded by Salon58.


2020: Andrew Turner / Dance / Montreal
2019: Marjolaine Beauchamp / Poetry / Gatineau

58 route de la rivière
Marsoui (QC) G0E 1S0
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Getting to Salon58

Salon58 is located at 58 Route de la Rivière (also called Route de la Colonie) in Marsoui, about 8-10 minutes from the village by car.

From Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, take the first street on your right when you arrive at the village, at the corner of La Couquerie restaurant. Then continue to the sawmill. At the end of the sawmill, keep left at the fork. The house is the last of the street, on the right.

Note that there is no cellular network at the Salon58, nor at the last minutes of the road (from the sawmill).


The funded residencies at Salon58 are made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Quebec as well as the CLD and the MRC of La Haute-Gaspésie within the framework of the “Entente en développement culturel” program.

2021 Residencies Partners




Design: Étienne Després