Jouer dehors

Photo credits

Moe Clark, Yohayna Hernández, Sonia Bustos, Natalia Telentso, Andréane Leclerc.

Luz : Terre de Sonia Bustos

Photo : David Wong

Jouer dehors is a coaching and professional development program in the presentation of dance. It is intended for dance artists who have created a work to bo performed in situ (meaning offstage) from any genre and of all origins like ballet, jigging, indigenous dances, street dance, flamenco, ect…

Call for projects 2024-2025

Opening of the call for projects: March 26, 2024

Deadline: Midnight on April 15, 2024

The program offers artists the opportunity to expand their performance presentation skills, acquire a genuine ability to develop their partner network and thereby provide the stability required to achieve their artistic ambitions. The collective approach helps participants develop their skills for their effective and long-lasting integration into the performance world.

For 10 years, it has proved to be a fantastic professional development tool for about 40 artists as well as a catalyst for a new dance performance circuit. The program is a driver for between 75 and 160 outdoor performances annually. This success led Dance West Network to start a sister program in British Columbia called Des arts dehors/Arts Outside, and there has been collaboration between these programs through artistic exchange since 2015. Moreover, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) named Jouer dehors a structuring project for artwork circulation in its 2019-2022 Action Plan Report for the Circulation of the Performing Arts in Quebec.

Provided services:

  • Online training sessions;
  • 1 toolkit (contract templates, technical data sheet, etc.);
  • 1 directory of presenters including more than 800 contacts;
  • 50 hours of individual coaching;
  • Collective promotional tools, including a brochure and a promotional video;
  • Collective promotional campaign aimed toward presenters;
  • Representation of program artists : collective kiosk at ROSEQ and RIDEAU.
performances in Quebec
performances in Quebec
audience members reached
716825 $
fees paid to artists


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