Call for local artists
Our current, evolving orientation in Espace danse is directed more decidedly (but not exclusively) towards emerging, local artists in the earlier phases of creating their own performance works, and who propose imaginative strategies of audience engagement and question traditional forms of presentation, and research-based activities and events.
In a change from former years, we will be programming in six months segments (September-December 2017 and January-May 2018). The deadline is : December 1, 2016 for the winter-spring 2018. A committee of three, including our curator, will make final choices and the answers will be sent between six and eight weeks after application deadline.
FOR THE WINTER-SPRING 2018:
DEADLINE TO APPLY:
- December 1, 2016 for winter-spring 2018
WHO IS IT FOR?
- professional contemporary dance/movement artist
- dance/interdisciplinary collective of artists
TYPES OF ELIGIBLE PROJECTS:
- Shows in the venue
- Habitations (Free exploratory working sessions in group)
- Workshops, seminars, and other kinds of “working groups” of a practical and theoretic nature
- Digital arts projects (Video, installations, performance)
- Non-traditional, imaginative presentation forms engaging audiences
- Main theatre
- Café-bar (depending on the project)
- Other (depending on the project)
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROJECT:
If you are living and working in Montreal, here is how to proceed when submitting a project:
1ST STEP: Please consider our mandate to determine if your work is a good fit with our artistic vision and priorities.
OPEN CALL FORM _ WINTER-SPRING 2018
If you are not a local artist, you can communicate with our curator even if you are not eligible to the open call.
If you live and work outside of Montréal but within Canada, an initial conversation with our curator can take place through Skype. She also attends showcase events throughout the country on a regular basis (for instance Dance in Vancouver, the All Networks meetings, Dance in Canada Festival, etc.) where you can schedule a meeting with her in person.
If you are an artist living outside of Canada, due to our commitment to local work and the ever-mounting number of inquiries being sent to us over the web, we advise you to not submit a project unless you have developed a previous relation with Tangente. If you do travel to Montréal for any reason, our curator would be pleased to meet with you in person and have a conversation with you about your work and the situation of arts presenting in Montréal. We generally give priority to artists hailing from outside of Canada by way of collaborative projects with various presenting networks, and also to artist-driven exchanges with work that is being developed jointly between Québec artists and those from other countries.