4. Resources

Support organizations, performance opportunities and venues available for co-presentation and rental for independent dance productions. Each entry has some technical specifications, but the list is not comprehensive. There are many theatres in the city including those in universities and colleges that are uncharted territory for dance. Prices listed are subject to change.

Agora de la danse

Agora de la danse was the first permanent venue in Quebec devoted specifically to contemporary dance, and has been at the forefront of new dance creation and presentation for more than 25 years. In addition to offering a public performance venue for dance, Agora also co-produces avant-garde dance projects and provides long-term support for choreographers.


Residencies: counts artists in residency who are being offered space for research, creation and technique, and associate artists who receive support throughout the process of creating new work (usually 2 or 3 years). They also offer residency to performers as well as technical residency.
Presenting: Danse creations, shows, performances, hors-séries, and hors les murs.
Rental and self-production: offer five different spaces to rent

  • Prices: on request
  • Seating capacity: 50 to 400 seats
  • Accessibility: accessible to wheelchairs
  • Dimensions: 1,420 to 2,930 sf

Contact : Édifice Wilder , 102-1435 Bleury, Montréal, H3A 2H7, (514) 525-7575, info@agoradanse.com, agoradanse.com


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, info@artere.qc.ca, artere.qc.ca

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, info@cjemontreal.org, cjemontreal.org/en/

Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV

Located in the heart of Place des Arts, the Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV supports the research, creation and production of new choreographies. From initial concept to final production design, this fully equipped creation studio functions as an incubator for ideas and a catalyst for new talent.


Residency: CCOV offers long-term residency to a single choreographer who receives two-year support for the research and production of a large-scale work. This residency includes major production support and up to three year’s worth of touring support. Short-terms residencies are also being offered. They can be simple, as a one week of exclusive access to the creation studio or technical, as a one-two weeks of exclusive access to the creation studio plus up to $2000/week for technical expenses. [Via call for submissions].

Diffusion : The CCOV is a production house, not a presentation venue. This said, the CCOV’s Artistic Curator programs a variety of cultural mediation activities and other events designed to stimulate creative dialogue. For more information, visit the website and/or contact the CCOV directly.

Rental and auto-production : The creation studio is not available for presentation activities, but may be hired for rehearsals.

  • Price: Contact the CCOV for details
  • Dimensions: 16m75 x 16m15 (55’ x 53’) Grid height: 6m05 (19’10”)
  • Floor: Sprung, black battleship lino (Harlequin and Rosco carpets available)
  • Other: Complete lighting & sound systems, curtains, cyclorama

Contact: Place des Arts, 175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal, H2X 1Z8, info@ccov.org, ccov.org

Segal Centre for performing arts

This theatre located in the Snowdon district is attached to the Jewish community centre and programmes its own season. The Centre houses a theatre and a more affordable equipped studio.

Diffusion: Offer theatre, music, cinema and other Ségal specific shows, as well as Yidish Dora theatre presenting and invited companies.
Rental and auto-production:

  • Price: $700 per night
  • Stage dimension: 30 pi largeur x 30 pi profondeur
  • Capacity:186 seats (movable)
  • Floor: sprung wooden floor

Contact: 5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montréal, H3W 1M7, (514) 739-2301, rentals@segalcentre.orgsegalcentre.org

Cinquième salle of the Place des Arts

The fifth and smallest stage in the Place des Arts complex presents contemporary dance, multimedia and theatre creators. Although probably unaffordable to most emerging artists, it is an interesting option for larger-scale productions.
Stage dimensions: 20’width x 40’depthx 16’ grid height (modular)
Seating capacity: 250 to 413 seats (configuration can change with mobile platforms)
Floor surface: sprung dance floor
Other: 2 dressing rooms, toilets, showers, bar, aids for the hearing-impaired, assistance for persons with reduced mobility.
Cost: $830 basic rate, plus $490 per day of set-up, rehearsal or day off.
Contact: 260 de Maisonneuve O., 514-285-4200, info@pda.qc.ca, www.pda.qc.ca

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, info@circuit-est.qc.ca, circuit-est.qc.ca/en

Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Located at the foot of Mount Royal, l’Espace Marie Chouinard is the creation space for Compagnie Marie Chouinard.


Residencies: Creative residencies (dance, drama, voice, photography, multimedia, etc.) are offered free of charge to artists, according to studios availability and evaluation of the application. An insurance policy is requested. [Applications are accepted year-round].

Contact gcuny@mariechouinard.com, mariechouinard.com

Danse à la Carte (DAC)

The mission of Danse à la Carte is to support, unite and strengthen the professional Montreal dance community by providing creation, professional development, networking and performance opportunities.


Residencies: Offers one to three (25h per week) of studio time and feedback sessions to a maximum of 12 choreographers. A creation fee between $250 and $500 is offered to four residency artists. Residency artists get a free access to classes throughout the residency. [Call for submissions: July and December].

Diffusion: Carte Blanche presents excerpts and short works by Montreal artists working in ballet, contemporary dance, urban dance, circus, and screendance.

Contact: 2 Ste-Catherine Est, MTL, H2X 1K4, (514) 573-5162, claudine.hebert@dansealacarte.comhttps://www.dansealacarte.com/


This artist-run centre is devoted to experimentation, risk and critical inquiry. DARE-DARE presents artists who create site-specific work in a variety of public spaces.


Residencies: The border between residence and production is thin at DARE-DARE, the center adapting to each selected project, which can vary from a few days to a year. We also have a writing residency on outdoor light box at the entrance of the center.

Services: Residency, dissemination, assistance to artists, documentation center (Halte), events, day camps, reading circles, communications

Presenting: DIS / LOCATION is a project of urban articulation that multiplies diffusions of artistic interventions in the public space under the ideas of stealth, invisibility, dissemination and exploration of marginalized contexts. [Call for submissions: January]

Contact: DARE-DARE is located in the triangle formed by Atwater, Green and Doré, (514) 849-3273, info@dare-dare.org, dare-dare.org/en/

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, info@diagramme.org, diagramme.org 

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, info@diversiteartistique.org, diversiteartistique.org

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, info@easternbloc.ca, easternbloc.ca

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, admin@quebec-elan.org, quebec-elan.org

Festival Accès Asie

Festival Accès Asie is a Montréal-based arts festival that promotes Asian arts, cultures and histories through a diversity of artistic disciplines including the visual arts, dance, theatre, video, film, music, comedy, poetry, literature, performance, new media and culinary arts. And all of this during the month of May, Asian Heritage Month in Canada.


Diffusion : Exhibitions of visual arts, music, dance, theater, video and film projections, discussions, readings and forums on various artistic disciplines. [Via call for submission].

Contact : 1200 Bleury #111, Montréal, H3B 3J3, (514) 298-0757, info@accesasie.com, accesasie.com

Festival Quartiers Danses

The Quartiers Danses Festival has made it its mission to democratize contemporary dance and all its forms and hybrids by making it more accessible to all audiences in traditional and unusual venues. The FQD mostly offers shows from local artists, but also from national and international creators. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach of original dance that comprises show presentation, performances, installations, films, exhibits, meetings and discussions, and, lastly, cultural mediation workshops.


Services : Around 60 cultural mediation workshops are given each year to more than 40 social, cultural and health organisms.

Diffusion : The festival is in September each year. [Call for submissions: February for performances and March for videos].

Contact: 75 Square Sir-Georges-Étienne-Cartier, Montréal, H4C 3A1, (514) 751-2207, info@quartiersdanses.com, quartiersdanses.com

St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival

The Fringe Festival occurs every June with participants presenting their work multiple times over the course of the festival. Technical time and storage space are at a bare minimum. The festival offers promotional and front-of-house of support.


Diffusion :

  • Prices: the registration fee is $450 to $750, you keep the box office income
  • Piece length: anywhere from 15 minutes to 90 minutes.
  • Application procedure: fill out a form; selection is either on a first come, first served basis or by lottery.

Contact : St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival a/s Théâtre MainLine C.P. 42013, Montréal, H2W 2T3, (514) 849-3378, fringe@montrealfringe.camontrealfringe.ca

Fleur d’asphalte

The mission of the studio is to encourage and facilitate training, creation and presentation for dance professionals. The studio is beginning to offer residences and a series of six performances (shared programs) per year.
Space dimensions: 640 square feet plus reception area
Seating capacity: 40 people (6 tables, 40 chairs)
Floor surface: hardwood floors
Other: reception area, piano, ballet bars, complete sound system.
Cost: call for rates
Contact: 6847 St-Hubert, 514-529-6635, info@fleurdasphalte.com, www.fleurdasphalte.com


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, info@gesu.net, www.gesu.net

La Chapelle

La Chapelle is a multidisciplinary presenter of contemporary performance work. They support artistic creation through collaborations, diffusions and selected independent productions (rentals), which benefit from promotional support via their annual programme.

Résidences : Offers residencies to artists scheduled in the regular programming (these are mainly technical residencies when it precedes broadcasting or creative residences during the summer).

Services : La Chapelle offers technical supervision as part of the residency as well as support for set-up and tear-down for companies programmed in diffusion. As part of a rental residence, the team must provide its own technical staff.

Auto-production :

  • Prices : $3600 per week for a rental residency. Residences can also sometimes be offered to artists, prior to the broadcast of their show at La Chapelle.
  • Stage dimensions: 36’3’’ width x 31’ depth x 17’11’’ grid height
  • Seating capacity: 116 seats (raked)
  • Floor surface: wood covered in masonite, dance floor.
  • Other: dressing room, shower,  reservation phone, box office, bar-café

Contact: 3700 St-Dominique, Montréal, H2X 2X7, (514) 987-1639, info@lachapelle.org, lachapelle.org/en

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, pbeaudry@ladansesurlesroutes.com, www.ladansesurlesroutes.com

La Machinerie

The Machinerie is a non profit organization dedicated to the performing arts community that pools resources and shares expertise to support creators and promotes the realization of quality artistic projects.

Services : La Machinerie connects its members and initiates collaborations between them. It offers custom solutions to empower its community by creating unique and innovative learning opportunities. La Machinerie wants to make human resources more accessible and to improve the conditions of work of the sector by pooling and sharing expertise.

Contact : 102-2  Sainte-Catherine E. (building 2 – 22), Montréal, H2X 1K4, (514) 285-4545, info@machineriedesarts.ca, machineriedesarts.ca

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, info@laserre.ca, www.laserre.ca

Montreal’s Escales Improbables

Billed as a meeting place for art without borders, this 5-day event takes place every September on or around Labour Day, presenting free site specific performances and interactive installations . There is no call for submissions, but you are encouraged to make yourself and your practice known to the director, Sylvie Teste, if it fits in with the mandate and the aesthetic of the festival.

Diffusion: Offer presenting contexts which encourage encounters among artists, spaces and audience. The latter is invited to be active, rather than being considered as a consumer.

Contact: 2025  Parthenais, Office #246, Montréal, H2K 3T2, (514) 313-6667, info@escalesimprobables.com, escalesimprobables.com/?lang=en

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, info@m-a-i.qc.cam-a-i.qc.ca/en/

Mange mes pieds

Mange mes pieds is a non-profit studio that encourages art and well-being.

  • Prices: $280 per night (with taxes)
  • Stage dimensions: 22’ width x 42’ depth, no posts
  • Seating capacity: 80 people (60 chairs,15 benches and a few mats)
  • Floor surface: hardwood
  • Other: general studio lighting, sound system, VHS player and monitor, changing room, piano, mirrors and curtains.
  • Contact : 10 Pins W., Office #214, Montréal, H2W 1P9, (514) 963-1850, studiomangemespieds@gmail.com, studiommp.com

    Monument National

    Inaugurated in 1893, this heritage building now belongs to the National Theatre Scool, and includes three houses of different capacities (included technical equipment) and several related rooms.

    Auto-production : Each venue can be rent.  The renting fees are available on request.

    • Ludger-Duvernay Theatre: proscenium theatre, seating capacity of 804 people (parterre: 347; mezzanine: 158; balcon: 299)
    • Studio Hydro-Québec: studio with variable configuration (black box), seating capacity of 125 to 180 people.
    • La Balustrade: Pocket theatre in a cabaret set-up, seating capacity of 55 people.
    • Le café: a theatre with variable configuration from 100 seats to 180 standing people.

    Contact: 1182 St-Laurent, Montréal, H2X 2S5, (514) 871-9883, info@monumentnational.com, monumentnational.com/en/

    OFF.T.A. Festival

    The OFFTA is an artistic event created by Montreal artists on the edge of the Festival TransAmériques. Since 2007, the OFFTA offers a multidisciplinary program centered on contemporary creation and the encounter of various art forms. The OFFTA bases its identity on an art direction encouraging strong and singular approaches, emerging practices and experimentation. The OFFTA is not only a showcase of the vitality and creativity of the artistic community, but also a platform for exchanges between artists from different disciplines and horizons. As such, the OFFTA aspires to decompartmentalize contemporary artistic practices along with their respective audiences.

    Residencies : Among the submissions, a limited number of projects will be selected for a residency, which includes a public presentation and feedback session.

    Diffusion : Participants produce their own show with the professional support of the festival’s team. A honorarium and/or ticket sales revenue sharing is offered to the artist, depending on the show. The call for proposals for OFFTA 2018 is currently closed: the call for OFFTA 2019 will be launched in June 2018 (deadline: October 2018)

    Contact: 11182 St-Laurent, Montréal, QC, H2X 2S5, info@laserre.ca, info@offta.com, offta.com/en/

    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, info@raiq.ca, www.raiq.ca

    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, info@quebecdanse.org, quebecdanse.org/anglais

    Sala Rossa

    This is a cabaret-style venue usually used for alternative music events. It has an elevated proscenium stage and a bar. Booking should be done at least 2 months in advance for weekends.
    Stage dimensions: 21’7’’ width x 13’7’’ depth
    Capacity: 220 maximum capacity, 150 chairs, 22 tables
    Cost: $250-$400 per night
    Contact: 4848 St-Laurent, 514-284-3804, booking@casadelpopolo.com, www.casadelpopolo.com

    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, joseph@sat.qc.ca, www.sat.qc.ca

    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. https://studiobizz.com/en/cours-de-danse-montreal/

    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, informations@studiobizz.com, www.studiobizz.com


    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, info@tangente.qc.ca, www.tangente.qc.ca

    Théâtre de l’Esquisse

    Located in the Plateau, l’Esquisse offers two intimate space to rehearse, explore or present the work of emerging artists from many disciplines including theatre, poetry, dance, storytelling and music in a well equiped space located at the heart of Plateau Mont-Royal.

    Auto-production : yes

    Salle L’Imprévu, 4333, rue Marquette
    - Fees: rehearsals 15$/h + txes, classes 18$/h + taxes / intimate show: 35$/h + txes. Reduced fees for 25 h and over
    - Dimensions: 600 sq feets (25 pi X 30 pi)
    - Capacity : 25 to 35 persons
    - Floor: tile linoleum on a wood floor
    - Others: sound and light, chairs

    Salle L’Esquisse, 1650, rue Marie-Anne Est
    - Fees: rehearsals 15$/h + txes, classes 20$/h + txes Reduced fees for  25 h and over
    - Show: $350 + taxes per night, door and tickets. Fees for many evenings Technic director on request (extra fees)
    - Dimensions  : space: 1800 sq feet / Stage: 20 pi x 20 pi
    - Capacity: 65 to 90 persons
    - Floor: space : wood
    - Stage: linoleum on wood
    - Other: Sound and light, chairs and tables. Technical support on request (extra fees)

    Contact : 1650 Marie-Anne E., Montreal, QC H2J 2E1, (514) 527-5797, location@theatredelesquisse.qc.ca, theatredelesquisse.qc.ca

    MainLine Theatre

    MainLine Theatre is the official venue and offices of the Fringe Festival. It’s a technically equipped theatre, renovated in 2009 and the seating configuration can be easily modified to suit different work.

    - Stage dimensions: 24’ width x 24’ depth (standard configuration)
    - Seating capacity: 102 seats on three sides of stage area (standard configuration)
    - Floor surface: vinyl covered cement.

    Contact : 3997 St-Laurent, Montréal, H2W 1Y4, (514) 849-3378, info@mainlifetheatre.ca, mainlinetheatre.ca

    Théâtre Ste-Catherine

    Théâtre Ste-Catherine hosts live theatre, improv, music and comedy shows almost every night of the week.

    Services: Coffeeshop, bar, catering services, improv workshops
    Diffusion: Comedy shows, improv shows, plays, music concerts and more.
    Auto-production: yes
    - Prices: $300 per nightStage dimensions: 13’ width x 8’ depth
    - Seating capacity: 100 seats
    - Floor surface: wood floor
    - Accessibility: Yes (except for bathrooms)

    Contact: 264 Ste-Catherine E., Montreal, H2X 1L4, (514) 284-3939, info@theatrestecatherine.com, theatresaintecatherine.com/en/

    wants&needs dance (Piss in the Pool, Short & Sweet)

    Andrew Tay and Sasha Keinplatz’s mission is to provide original platforms for dance artists to show their work outside of the confines of the traditional theatre context. To challenge the choreographic process by providing guidelines for creation that compel choreographers to examine their artistic practice. To diversify and broaden the audience for contemporary dance by creating shows which are engaging and unpretentious. To create links between Montreal choreographers and bridge the gaps of language, experience, and dance aesthetics.

    Diffusion: With a goal of diversifying the audience for contemporary dance, the company has become known for their unique productions that take place in non-traditional dance spaces.  Short & Sweet is an underground dance series happening a few times per year. Experienced and emerging choreographers create a concise idea in piece of three minutes or less, in just two weeks.

    Contact : info@wantsandneeds.ca, www.wantsandneeds.ca

    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, info@yesmontreal.ca, yesmontreal.ca

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