Creation and research program

DAC Creation and Research Program

Studio Residencies and Research Bursaries

​Application deadline: October 1st, 2019

The DAC Creation and Research Program exists to support choreographers in their creative research process and artistic evolution. Our program aims to nurture the development, distinction and evolution of their creative voices and signatures. We encourage fusion, risk and investigation of contemporary dance, ballet, contemporary ballet, urban dance, performance art, and more.

 

Our residency program distinguishes itself by providing the resident choreographers with access to a panel of consultants and mentors (dramaturges, rehearsal directors, lighting designers and sound designers) who are available to act as an outside eye and soundboard to the residents. We will focus on developing strategic collaboration with local, national and international presenters. Selected resident artists are supported in their research of new ideas and concepts, the development of  new creations and in reinventing existing works. 

 

Residencies are available for both established and emerging choreographers.

There are 3 categories of residencies.

What is included in these residencies?

Category 1 residency

1 selected choreographers will be awarded:

  • 50 hours (1-2 weeks) of studio time

  • Research bursary of $1,000

  • 40 hours of accompaniment with our mentors and/or consultants

  • Studio sharings and/or feedback session

  • Invitation to present an excerpt of work at Carte Blanche

*2018/2019 Category 1 recipients : Victor Quijada, Emmanuelle Lêphan & Elon Höglund

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Category 2 residency

1 selected choreographer will be awarded:

  • 40 hours (1-2 weeks) of studio time

  • Research bursary of $500

  • 20 hours of accompaniment with our mentors and/or consultants

  • Studio sharings and/or feedback session

  • Invitation to present an excerpt of work at Carte Blanche

*2018/2019 Category 2 recipients: Clara Furey, Alan Lake, Anne Plamondon, Emma Portner, Virginie Brunelle, Catherine Gaudet, David Albert-Toth & Emily Gualtieri, Andrea Peña, Sara Harton

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Category 3 residency

2 selected choreographers will be awarded:

  • 20 hours (1-2 weeks) of studio time

  • 6 hours of accompaniment with our mentors and/or consultants

  • Studio sharings and/or feedback session

  • Invitation to present an excerpt of work at Carte Blanche

 

*2018/2019 Category 3 recipients: Alexandre Morin, 7Starr, Alexandra "Spicey" Landé, Morgane Le Tiec, Kyra Jean Green, Lucy M.May, Dorotea Saykaly, Greg Selinger

Eligibility requirements :

  • Be a professional choreographer regularly creating dance work

  • Be based in Canada

  • Have at least 2 years of professional experience (except for emerging choreographers)

 

Research Bursaries

3 of the selected resident artists will be awarded a creation and research bursary of between $500 and $1,000. We understand that this will not cover the costs of your research and creation. We encourage you to look for additional partners and grants to make your project feasible. You must demonstrate how you plan to fund your research on your application.

How do we select resident artists?

All applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of established experts and peers in the professional Montreal dance community.

  • We are looking for inventive approaches and clarity in the artistic vision and implementation of the project.

  • We are looking for fresh perspectives and new ideas from different areas of contemporary dance, contemporary ballet, urban dance etc.

  • We want to encourage approaches that are playful and abstract as well as rigorous and technically focused.

  • Our support of your research is intended to answer creative questions and generate new ones.

  • We want you to challenge yourself, us, your collaborators, your artists, and your audience.

  • We encourage multidisciplinary collaborations and projects.

 

Residency period (November 1st to March 31st 2020)

Application deadline: October 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm

Successful applicants notified: November 1st, 2019

 

Residency Partners:

Cultural Partners: