La danse sur les routes du Québec (La DSR), the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) and the Maisons de la culture de Montréal (MCM) network have joined forces to support the development of dance and encourage more encounters between the public and Montréal’s dance artists.
This project is available to artists’ collectives and dance companies to support the development or redevelopment of a dance piece over 18 months, provide optimal conditions for artistic creation and provide the dance community with a choreographic heritage. This project will also help selected artists carry out a cultural mediation project to strengthen the ties between their work and communities as well as establish roots in a municipal cultural centre.
The selected artists’ collective or dance company will be expected to:
This Call for Projects is open to peer- or community-recognized artists’ collectives and dance companies who meet La DSR’s criteria.
To be eligible, legally incorporated dance companies must be headquartered in Montréal. For collectives to be eligible, most members must have a Montréal address.
This Call for Projects is open to any dance residency project. We are looking for projects with a variety of aesthetics, from contemporary dance, classical ballet and jazz to urban dance, powwow, jigging and flamenco, to name a few.
This Call for Projects is open to any residency project, regardless of where it is in the development or redevelopment process, with or without a public presentation. Public presentation of the piece is not one of the objectives of this Call for Projects.
The project must be carried out over an 18-month period, between June 1, 2023 and December 31, 2024.
The project calendar will be established based on artists’ availability, the host organization’s availability, the nature of the piece and the development of a mediation project. For example, Phase 1 may take place entirely during the first year of the residency, and Phase 2 (mediation project), during the second year.
The residency will be hosted by a member of the Maisons de la culture de Montréal (MCM) in any of Montréal’s 19 boroughs, based on artists’ mobility and the host organization’s availability. Given the wide variety of arts centres in the network and their varying levels of accessibility, please clearly indicate your technical and logistical needs. Information on the various host organizations is available by consulting the following links :
Studio/Practice Space (in French only)
Technical Specifications (in French only)
SELECTED ARTISTS’ COMMITMENT
Eligible expenses for Phase 1 (development or redevelopment phase):
The budget for Phase 2 (cultural mediation phase) will be established separately at a later time according to the nature of the project as determined by selected artists, the host organization’s team and the specialized resource, as well as the project schedule, target audience, etc.
SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA
Project selection is made by a jury of paid, culturally representative dance industry professionals, MCM network representatives and a CAM observer. The following will be taken into consideration:
Candidates must submit a complete application including high-quality photos and video excerpts that are representative of their current or past work. The application can be submitted in either English or French. There are no application fees.
Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on January 23, 2023.
Any applications considered incomplete or submitted after the deadline will be automatically disqualified. Applications are considered submitted (for deadline purposes) at the time the form is received.
Feel free to consult the Médiations en danse edition of La danse sur les routes du Québec’s Cahier des routes magazine (available in French only), for inspiration on the cultural mediation activity.
Support and Equity Policy
La danse sur les routes du Québec (La DSR) has implemented a Support and Equity Policy, which aims to promote access to our services for Indigenous people, Black people or people of colour, members of the LGBTQ2+ community, single parents and persons with disabilities.
Commitment to Indigenous and Diverse Artists
*Dry residency: no technical support, sole use of the space, no use of specialized technical equipment, possibility of using an auxiliary sound system. The residency can consist of pure research, on-stage rehearsals, staging, etc.
**Technical residency: use of technical equipment under the supervision of the host organization’s team (technical support, access to equipment). The residency can involve light design for a show, stage design research, technical sequencing, etc.
For assistance with your application or for any questions, please contact Annie-Claude Coutu Geoffroy, Director of Parcours Danse, Territorial and International Development at email@example.com