Jouer dehors

Photo credits

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

Luz : Terre de Sonia Bustos

Photo : David Wong

Jouer dehors offers a selection of nine site-specific projects, all adaptable to health standards. It is also a coaching and professional development program in the presentation of dance for artists in site-specific performances – meaning anywhere but a performance venue.

Call for projects 2022-2023

Next call : spring 2023

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 (in French only).

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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