The Support for artists program promotes not only the emergence of new talent, but also its development and full expression, by offering dance artists 15 to 18 residencies and advanced training support each year (July 1 to June 30).



Technical residency

The 2 weeks technical residencies in the studio Jeanne-Renaud include:

  • 5 days of studio time per week;
  • production support during the residency;
  • access to the technical equipment of the studio Jeanne-Renaud;
  • 30 hours of technical service (set-up, touch ups, strike) in addition to the support offered by Circuit-Est’s technical team;
  • a 1 500$ financial contribution to their project.

Periods of technical residency : January 27 to February 7, 2025 and June 16 to 27, 2025


Studio residency
Circuit-Est Studio residency and Nyata Nyata

The studio residencies are intended for emerging choreographers [generational or disciplinary]. Interpreters are also invited to submit a project. Selected artists will be offered 30 to 40 hours of studio time and a 750 to 1 000 $ financial contribution to their project.

To be considered for a technical and studio residency you must:

  • be engaged in a professional career in dance;
  • have a research and questionning approach in their work;
  • demonstrate quality in their artistic work;
  • already have presented your work to the public in a professional context.


First residency

First residency is dedicated to choreographers who have entered the professional milieu after January 1st, 2021.

Circuit-Est offers :

  • 30 hours of studio;
  • an artistic accompaniment of 15 hours;
  • a 750 $ financial contribution to their project.

The mentorship program offers the selected choreographers 40 hours of studio time to work on their new creation, including 20 hours with a mentor of their choice. They also receive a 1 000 $ financial contribution to their project. Mentorship gives the opportunity to emergent artists to work with experienced artists.

To be considered for a mentorship you must:

  • be an emergent artist;
  • present the potential of a promising artistic development;
  • have a willingness to blossom on an artistic level and demonstrate the significant contribution that a mentorship represents.


Support for advanced training

Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique will be able to give full support to performers, enabling them to take part in all the advanced training activities of the 2024-2025 season for free. To be considered, you must be a performer engaged in a professional career in dance.



The next deadline for applications will be on March 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Folders with videos exceeding the imposed limits will not be considered. You can only apply to one program.

The allocation of support is carried out by a committee, and the choice of artists will be announced on April 29, 2024.

Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique subscribes to the principle of equal access to the program and wishes to reflect the diversity of identity, culture, sex, gender and language of people living in Quebec. We therefore encourage applications from people from traditionally under-represented communities, such as Indigenous, racialized and LGBTQIA2S+ people.

Partner of the Support for artists program

Cultural partner

Credit: Édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault © Vanessa Forget