Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Centre-Ville

Through many years of expertise, CJE offers required support to young artists with projects in development. CJE has the abilities to advise on juridic form of organisation, law and fiscality related to freelance and cultural organisation status, as well as finance.

Services: Individual meetings and group training. The personalised intervention by the agent for youth entrepreneurship is an invaluable asset for developing your projects.

Contact: 666 Sherbrooke W, Office #201, 21st floor, Montréal, H3A 1E7, (514)-875-9770,,

Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique

Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique supports contemporary dance artists by offering spaces and services adapted to research, creation, advanced training and professional development. It proposes a diversified programming of master classes and workshops, as well as a Support for Artists Program dedicated to dance professionals (residencies, mentorships and support for training program).


Residencies: Circuit-Est offers, per year, one to two technical residencies (two weeks, 50 hours of studio per week, a support to production, access to the technical equipment of the Jeanne-Renaud studio, 30 hours of technical service [set-up, touch ups, strike] in addition to the support offered by Circuit-Est’s Technical Director and its Assistant), four to six studio residencies (between 20 hours and 40 hours) intended for emerging choreographers (generational or disciplinary), and one to two mentorships (40 hours), intended for research or creation projects, and giving the opportunity to emerging artists to work with experienced artists. [Call for Submissions: March for the next season]

Services: Advanced training activities, rehearsal studios rental at affordable prices, international exchanges, studio/technical residencies, cultural mediation activities, Hors Circuit (last minute studio rental at reduced prices), Vendredis portes ouvertes (advice regarding project elaboration), and Chorégraphes anonymes (collaborative sessions on issues related to creation/production)

Diffusion: Presentation of ongoing work by artists in residence, closing presentation of cultural mediation activities and showcase by company members during events such as OFF CINARS, OFFTA, etc.

Contact: Édifice Jean-Pierre-Perreault, 2022 Sherbrooke East St. and espace Saint-André: 1881 Saint-André St., Montréal, (514) 525-1569,,

La Danse sur les routes du Québec

La Danse sur les routes du Québec supports a network of 14 multidisciplinary presenters of dance in nine regions of Québec. With a goal of increasing the circulation and influence of dance in Québec, they help coordinate tours, thereby lengthening the life-span of a work. Go to their events and invite them to your shows as they have a hand in most provincial tours of contemporary dance!
Contact: 4530 St-Laurent #305, 514-985-4294,,

Diagramme gestion culturelle

Diagramme is a service organization which assists professional artists – performers, independent creators, creation and production companies, and event organizers – who need support in the management of a particular artistic project or of a program of activities. Our services are provided as package plans for a yearly accompaniment or as short mandates for one-time support. Diagramme also offers production support services, training workshops and individual coaching sessions to the artistic community.


Services: Yearly accompaniment services, one-time support, coaching and training (training workshops and Lunch & Learn Sessions) and Diagramme PLUS (for artists/organizations benefiting from annual support, Diagramme PLUS enhances our basic services by providing special access—at a modest price —to professional resources).

Contact: 205-1210 rue Sherbrooke E., Montréal, H2L 1L9, (514) 524-7665,, 

Diversité artistique Montréal (DAM)

Since its creation in 2006, DAM has taken on the mission to promote cultural diversity in the arts by encouraging the recognition and inclusion of all artists in professional networks, cultural institutions and distribution channels in Montreal. DAM supports Montreal artists from all backgrounds and disciplines, including individual meetings, training and a mentoring program. Several structuring projects, combined with partnerships with the arts community, create opportunities for racialized and immigrant artists who face systemic barriers to their full professional integration.


Services: DAM offers accompaniments to artists, professional artistic mentoring, training, publications like TicArtToc magazine (on diversity in arts and culture), networking meetings, Cellule Idam (DAM offers a service of support for cultural organizations in their transition to a better consideration of the “ethnocultural diversity” factor within their organization) and diversity audition (for immigrant actors, born in Canada who see themselves as Visible minority or member of aboriginal communities, the opportunity to make a video demo, to be coached and to present their talent during the General Auditions of Théâtre de Quat’Sous.) (Rates: Between $20 and $90 depending on selected services).

Contact :331- 3680 Jeanne-Mance Street, Montréal, H2X 2K5, (514) 280-3581,,

English Language Arts Network (ELAN)

ELAN supports Québec’s English-speaking artists in making connections with one another, with their francophone colleagues and with their audiences in Québec, Canada and internationally.

Services: Offers networking and support for English-speaking artists and cultural workers of all disciplines from every region of Quebec,  information sessions, workshops, and showcases. Membership: $30 per year for professionals and organizations.

Contact: 460 Ste-Catherine O. Office #708, Montreal, H3B 1A7, (514) 935-3312,,

Société des arts technologiques (SAT)

The SAT is a large transdiciplinary centre devoted to the development and the conservation of digital culture. It is particularly interested in projects that question and use high-speed networks, immersive environments, open-source software and original technological research for multimedia shows. The centre programs events and offers residencies for up to a month with research support.
Submission deadline: No deadline, but two periods are privileged; summer (June, July, August) and winter (December, January, February)
Contact: 1195 St-Laurent, 514-844-2033,,


Le Gesù is a multidisciplinary centre for whom art is a privileged space of dialogue, of spiritualization. They present, offer residencies and rent two technically-equipped spaces: the Amphithéâtre (Italian-style theatre) and the Salle Aline Letendre (the church).
Amphithéâtre: 37’ width x 27’ depth x 16’ height, 425 places, hardwood floor and dance floor, $850-$950 per night.
Salle Aline Letendre: 20’ width x 32’ depth, 120 places, linoleum and dance floor, $350 per night.
Contact: 1200 Bleury, 514-861-4378,,

MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels)

MAI’s mission is to present and promote contemporary visual and performing art works, intercultural in nature. A center for development, MAI also offers residencies and mentorships. MAI has an intimate black box theatre, a large gallery, a café and two rehearsal studios. Rentals are possible.


Residencies: Offers residencies in studio rehearsal spaces and/or in performance spaces (theatre or gallery). Priority is given to programmed artists. Technical residencies are not remunerated, but funding can sometime be obtained through project grants. Applications must be received for residencies by November 30th (for either the theatre or gallery). Residencies are available from August to June of each year.
Services : Presenter, facilitator, mentorship program.
Diffusion : Call for proposals,  November 30th of each year
Auto-production: MAI offers its gallery, theatre (black box), café and two rehearsal studios.

  • Rates: 425$/day + technical needs
  • Theater Grid height: 12 ft 6 in
  • Capacity: Multiple options (75 to 139 seats)
  • Floor: Wood/masonite, danse mat
  • Other: Dressing rooms, shower, box office, coat check, staff members, café and bar.
  • Accessibility: Yes

Contact: 3680 Jeanne-Mance, Montréal, H2X 2K5, (514) 982-1812,

Regroupement des arts interdisciplinaires du Québec (RAIQ)

Founded in 2005, the RAIQ networks and represents companies, presenters and artists working in interdisciplinary arts in Québec.

Residencies : The Creation-Production Residency in new Artistic Practices thus offers an opportunity to pursue the creation of an interdisciplinary work and to produce it at La Chapelle Scènes contemporaines and at the Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord. January to october 2018.

Services : By initiating activities such as information, concertation, networking, promotion and professional development, the RAIQ is actively engaged in the advancement and the practice of inter-arts across Quebec. Cost artist: 20$/year – Cost organization: 100$/year

Contact : 3995 Berri, Montréal, H2L 4H21, (514) 380-3093,,

Regroupement québécois de la danse (RQD)

The Regroupement Québecois de la Danse represents and defends the interests of over 500 dance professionals involved in research, creation or repertoire, and plays a leading role in the development of all facets of the discipline: creation, production, presentation, training, services. By spearheading projects based on collaboration and long-term initiatives, including the Master Plan for Professional Dance in Quebec 2011-2021, RQD has helped to improve the discipline’s working conditions for close to 30 years.

Services : Training classes, professional development, continuing education, Coup de Pouce,  events, networking, bulletin board, dance Agenda, newsletter, training support program, information, promotion, resources, directory of members, discounts.

Contact: 3680 Jeanne-Mance, #440, 514 849-4003,,

Studio Bizz

Studio Bizz offers 10 studios for rent in Montreal with two locations in the heart of the city thus fulfilling the growing need for work spaces that are inspiring and versatile. Studio Bizz is a key place for teaching, creating and production of performing arts.

Residencies: Support for creation for artists and companies to give access to low price studios (between $ 8.5 and $ 11.5 hour). This program is open to independent artists and collectives of all ages, as well as non-profit organizations involved in dance, theater, singing and circus creations fields. The access to this residency program is very open.[Call for submission : At any time.

Services: Teachers at Studio Bizz Mont-Royal and Studio Bizz Iberville offer a variety of dance classes and other activites that you won’t find anywhere else in Montreal. Click directly on each class for more details. More than 100 courses are offered per week.

Ideal for live performances in dance, theater, circus, singing and stand-up comedy, this hybrid studio can now adapt to all types of projects. Without derogating from its original mandate to provide rehearsal and teaching rooms, Studio Bizz now offers a full range of services from creation to representation. A variable geometric shaped space.
- Prices: $350 + taxes + technicians
- Dimensions of the space: 35′ deep by 60′ wide.
- Ceiling height: 12′
- Seating capacity: 70 to 100 people
- Flooring: Flooring is made of 100% soundproof hardwood covered with a permanent ”Marley” type dance mat.

Contact: Studio Bizz Mont-Royal: 551 Mount-Royal Avenue Est, 3rd floor, Montreal, H2J 1W6, (514) 526-2499 // Studio Bizz Iberville: 2488 Mount-Royal Avenue Est, Montreal, H2H 1L3, (514) 526-2499,,


Tangente’s mandate is to generate public interest in new dance by presenting new artistic tendencies and international youth choreography. Their regular season is comprised of various series, with each program running for four nights. Danse Buissonnière, always the first show of the fall season, is a showcase of seven emerging artists on a shared program, selected by a committee of previous participants. Tangente’s documentation centre houses extensive information about choreographers, presenters, and schools, enabling Tangente to offer a consulting service to artists, critics, researchers, and the general public.

Submission deadline: Proposals for the regular season are accepted twice a year, and in January or February for Danses Buissonnière.

Contact: 1435, rue de Bleury #101, Montréal, QC, H3A 2H7, (514) 525-5584,,

Youth employment Services (YES)

Providing English-language support services to help Québecers find employment and start businesses. Services and resources specific to artists include: career and business counseling, workshops and seminars on various topics such as grant writing, access to computer lab and resource library, and an annual artist conference.

Services : Designed with artists of all ages and artistic backgrounds in mind, our Artists’ Program services include individual and group coaching, workshops, networking activities, conferences, lunch-and-learns, and more, to help turn your artistic passion into an economically viable career or business.

Contact: 666 Sherbrooke W., Montreal, H3A 1E7, (514) 878-9788,,


Artère is a web platform offering lots of useful information for emerging artists.


Services : Listings for rental spaces, calls for submissions, auditions, financial support (scholarships, grants, prizes), venues for creating,  producing and presenting work, copyright information etc, as well as training opportunities, promotional tools and career management tools  (budget, contract, insurance).

Contact : 1210 Sherbrooke E., Montréal, H2L 1L9, (514) 280-3580,,

La Serre – arts vivants

La Serre – arts vivants is a decisive incubator to improve the conditions under which emerging artists in the performing arts carry out their work. It positions itself as a collaboration agent between artists, various partners and the community. Artistically, La Serre – arts vivants promotes works and approaches that forge transparent links between the arts, nature and society and which foster encounters between the various disciplinary and sectorial sectors.


Residencies : In partnership with the Théâtre aux Écuries, You are here (YAH) is an annual intensive week of multidisciplinary creation for the graduates of the various performing arts schools in Montreal. Bringing together young artists, both Francophone and Anglophone, in dance, theatre, circus and performance, this unique event seeks to stimulate interest for innovative artistic practices. This one-week residency ends with three evenings of public representations. [Via call for submissions].

Services : Offer support to emerging artists (projects in research-creation, production and development), Les Ateliers de La Serre – arts vivants (co-working space, rehearsal spaces to rent and numerous activities offered to members). [Via call for submissions].

Diffusion : National and International Event productions (OFFTA festival, national and international curatorial projects). [Via call for submissions].

Contact : 1182 St-Laurent, Montréal, H2X 2S5,,

Eastern Bloc

Since 2007, Eastern Bloc has been at the forefront of digital art dissemination, promotion and production in Quebec. The vision at Eastern Bloc is to explore and push the creative boundaries situated at the intersection of art, technology, and science, as well as all other emerging digital practices. The gallery can be rented for private creation or public events.


Residencies: offers two residencies per year (from November to April). Eastern Bloc’s residency program is an opportunity for artists and audiences to critically engage in the artistic process, with a focus on DIY and open source culture as well as the political discourse surrounding contemporary digital culture, with a special consideration for pedagogy and technological democratization. [Via call for submissions].

Services: offers 10 workshops per year, access to a lab with equipment and machine, conferences, meet-ups around sound arts.

Presenting: offers events (Tombola, Nuit blanche, Ibrida Pluri, Dj-Q, Akousma, etc.), performances, exhibitions, interventions all year long. In addition, Sight & Sound Festival seeks out the best and most provocative and outstanding work of digital art currently being made by international and local emerging artists.

Rental and auto-production:

  • Prices: $360+per night
  • Stage Dimensions  : 3,500 s.f. (main space)
  • Capacity: 120 seated persons (200 standing)
  • Floor: unfinished hardwood floors.
  • Other: audiovisual equipement, kitchen and bar
  • Accessibility: stairs, freight elevator by a loading dock

Contact: 7240 Clark,Montréal, H2R 2Y3, (514) 284-2106,,