Studio residency

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.

To be considered for a residency you must:

  • be engaged in a professional career in contemporary 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.


The Mentorship program offers the selected choreographers 40 hours of studio time to work on their new creation. Mentorship also 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.


Technical residency

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

  • 50 hours of studio time per week, for a total of 100 hours;
  • 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.


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 2020-2021 season for free. To be considered, you must be a performer engaged in a professional career in contemporary dance.



Please, send your application in one PDF document at the latest March 1st, 2020, at 11:59 pm to Thank you for using a font size of 11 points or larger. Folders with project descriptions and videos exceeding the imposed limits will not be considered. You can only apply to one type of residency.

Circuit-Est encourages applications from Indigenous artists, artists who belong to visible and invisible minorities and recently immigrated artists.


Studio residency, technical residency and mentorship

Your application must include:

  • a cover letter explaining why this residency would be important for you;
  • the project’s description – two (2) pages maximum;
  • a list of the artists, collaborators, and partners involved;
  • the choreographer’s biography – one (1) page maximum;
  • a video excerpt [10 minutes maximum] of recent creations with Youtube or Vimeo links;
  • for the studio residencies and the mentorships, an ideal rehearsal schedule betweenJuly 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021;à
  • for the technical residencies, a choice of periods between:- August 31 to September 4 + September 8 to 12, 2020
    – November 16 to 27, 2020
    – January 11 to 22, 2021;
  • the date of the performances to come, if applicable.


Support for advanced training

Your application must include:

  • a short text explaining why receiving this support is important for you;
  • biography;
  • a recommendation letter from a teacher or choreographer.
  • a videoclip of five minutes (vimeo or youtube). This excerpt can be a segment from a technical class, a rehearsal or an improvisation.

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Photo: Gabrielle Desgagnés © Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique