Jouer dehors

Call for submissions 2022

Would you like to present an offstage dance show? Meaning anything you can present outside of a theatre, with low technical requirements or totally on your own? Do you want to strengthen your distribution efforts? Do you like sharing and team work? Submit your project to Jouer dehors 2022!

The selection committee of Jouer dehors puts emphasis on artistic relevance and welcomes site-specific creations of any genre from choreographers of all origins.

For the past ten years, it has proven to be a fantastic professional development tool for around forty companies and choreographers as well as being the catalyst for a new circuit of dance programming. In addition, the Jouer dehors program was named as a structuring project for the circulation of artworks by the CALQ in its 2019-2022 action plan report for the circulation of the performing arts in Quebec. 

It promotes between 75 and 160 performances outdoors every year. This success led Made In BC – Dance on Tour to start a twin program: Arts outside, with which an artistic exchange collaboration has been established in 2015 to enable the presenting of dance between both provinces by giving companies from Quebec and British Columbia the opportunity to work on both territories; and Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ), which gives one artist the opportunity to present their show during the Week-ends de la jeune scène québécoise, in Saint-Malo, France.

 Deadline :

  Midnight on April 30, 2021
  1. Being a La DSR member in 2020-2021
  2. Complete the form

Provided services:

  • Group training sessions;
  • Individual coaching;
  • Coordination of shared resources, information and a database;
  • 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, parcours in situ during Parcours Danse.



In situ : show that can be presented anywhere but inside a theatre, with low technical requirements or in total autonomy.


  • Being a La DSR member in 2020-2021;
  • Being a choreographer, company or peer- or community-recognized collective;
  • Headquartered in Quebec or Indigenous territories in the province;
  • Provide hyperlinks to a complete version and an excerpt of the In situ show (mandatory);
  • Provide three pictures of the In situ show;
  • The application can be submitted in either English or French;
  • No deposit fees;
  • Upon request, La DSR can provide assistance in preparing the application;
  • If there are any access or equity issues associated with the criteria, La DSR invites candidates to contact its team to discuss these and find solutions;
  • The form must be completed by April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. at the latest;
  • For artists who would like to submit several shows: please fill out a separate form for each show;
  • The proposed works may or may not be in COVID mode.

Selection Criteria

The Jouer dehors selection will be made via a peer assessment committee. The selection process will be conducted in keeping with La DSR’s approach to help ensure proper equality for all artists applying by consulting with peers who are culturally representative and specialized in the form of dance being submitted. 

All projects are subject to the following selection criteria:

  • Artistic coherence and relevance of the work;
  • Work is relevant to the context of presentation: in situ (piece that can be presented everywhere except in the performance hall) with light technical requirements or in full autonomy;
  • Company, collective or individual’s ability to invest time and energy in the development of the distribution/presentation;
  • Individual’s ability to clearly express the work’s concept.

Selected artists are committed to the following

  • Name a distribution/presentation representative who will actively take part in weekly follow-ups throughout the term of the agreement (June 2021 to September 2022);
  • Renew your membership to La DSR in 2021-2022;
  • Attend the onboarding activity and the training on Writing your own promotional texts (mandatory) on May 26, 2021, from 9AM to 5PM, on Zoom;
  • Participate in group online exchanges, individual follow-ups (phone and e-mail) and training sessions throughout the term of the agreement (June 2021 to September 2022);
  • Pay the annual dues: $600 + taxes for an independent choreographer, $700 + taxes for a project company or $800 + taxes for a functioning company annual dues must be paid by April 1, 2022;
  • Mention La DSR’s contributions and support in their communications;
  • Provide high quality pictures and videos of the In situ show by August 2021. 

La Danse sur les routes du Québec’s commitments

  • Recognize issues of equality, the impacts of colonialism and the notion of privilege in its activities and in the sector;
  • Honour and respect cultural specificities in artistic practices;
  • Facilitate the evaluation of artistic files by culturally representative peers;
  • Offer services with an openness spiritEnsure that these same services listen, empower and allow for the self-determination of indigenous artists and artists from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Collaborate with culturally representative professionals who are sensitive to the specific issues of indigenous artists and artists from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Participate in the development of artistic practices as well as efforts to change the sector;
  • Tools and services are offered in French.
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