The CAM en tournée (Touring Program)

This program is carried out in collaboration with the Maisons de la culture de Montréal and the Association des diffuseurs culturels de l’Île de Montréal (ADICÎM). Its aim is to circulate artistic works throughout the Island of Montréal. It provides the opportunity to reach new audiences and connect with residents through art close to home.

The CAM en tournée (Touring Program)

Introduction

Please note that you have until 5 p.m. to send your application on the submission deadline date. 

Who is this program for?
  • Unincorporated artists’ collectives
  • Non-profit professional arts organizations
  • Individual artists sponsored by a service organization
  • Individual visual arts artists and professional visual arts curators only
What are the program’s objectives?

This program aims to:

  • encourage the presence of Montréal artists in all disciplines
  • offer artistic services to residents throughout the Island of Montréal
  • promote the longevity of creations by allowing works to be revived
  • foster the consolidation of Montréal’s arts organizations and collectives by giving them the opportunity to reach a variety of audiences
  • support cultural host structures (Maisons de la culture and municipal presenters) and contribute to enriching municipal cultural programming
What are the specifics of this program?

This program focuses on circulating works that have already been created and are ready for touring. Works must have been created and presented in a professional context before the submission date.

IMPORTANT : before beginning the online submission process, please familiarize yourself with the potential locations for presenting your project.  This will allow you to understand the municipal dissemination context of the program and confirm whether your project is technically suitable.

 

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Support

What type of assistance is provided?

Assistance is provided for a tour featuring three to eight presentations on the Island of Montréal. The grant amount is based on the cost of the work and the number of presentations during the tour.

How long does the support last?

The grant is one-time and non-recurrent.

What do the dissemination partners contribute?

The CAM acts as an intermediary between Montréal artists, collectives, and organizations and the host structures of the two dissemination networks. It provides financial support and guidance to artists, collectives or organizations doing tours.

The presenters are responsible for disseminating the works, namely providing technical support at the venues, welcoming the public and promoting the selected works.

Eligibility

What are the general eligibility criteria?

Artists’ collectives

Status and conditions

  • Be a group of artists, regardless of the number (minimum of two)
  • Be represented by a person responsible for the application; the representative must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Two thirds of its members must be artists with Canadian citizenship or permanent residence; the proportion of members of the collective residing outside Canada may not exceed one third
  • The majority of the collective’s members (50% +1) must reside on the Island of Montréal, including the person responsible for the application

Professionalism

The collective must consist of professional artists.

Non-profit organizations

Status and conditions

  • Be a non-profit organization or an artists’ cooperative that pays no dividends
  • Be headquartered on the Island of Montréal
  • Have a board of directors whose members are mainly Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • Have as their principal mandate to create, produce, and disseminate artistic works, or to bring together and represent artists or cultural workers in a specific multidisciplinary discipline or sector

Professionalism

  • Possess a level of recognized and demonstrable competence
  • Be managed by qualified individuals
  • Have stable artistic direction
  • Have presented activities of recognized artistic quality
  • Bring together, represent or employ professional artists and/or cultural workers

Individual artists sponsored by a service organization

Status and conditions

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have resided on the Island of Montréal for at least one year
  • Have presented at least one artistic work in a professional context
  • Be sponsored by an organization that has a mandate for coaching, possesses expertise in the dissemination of artistic works, and is headquartered on the Island of Montréal

Professionalism

be recognized as a professional artist

Individual  visual arts artists and professional visual arts curators only

Status and conditions

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Have resided on the Island of Montréal for at least one year
  • Have presented at least one artistic work in a professional context

Professionalism

For visual arts curators, be recognized as a professional artist in their field

What works are eligible?

To be eligible, the proposed work must have already been publicly presented in a professional context before the application submission deadline.

What is the timing of the tour for this call?

The 2023–2024 CAM en tournée season will run from June 1, 2023, to May 31, 2024.

How many applications will be accepted?

The number of applications accepted is reviewed annually by the CAM review committees based on the particularities of the disciplines, the volume of applications and the Conseil’s strategic priorities.

What types of works, applicants, activity sectors and applications are ineligible?

Ineligible works

At the time of submission:

  • a work not yet produced
  • a work that has never been publicly presented in a professional context
Ineligible applicants
  • Individual artists (except an individual visual arts artist or professional visual arts curator only)
  • Collectives that do not meet the general eligibility conditions
  • Collectives wishing to act as a presenter or to organize a festival or events
  • Artists’ collectives that are incorporated as a for-profit or non-profit company, or as a general or limited partnership
  • Organizations that do not meet the eligibility status and conditions
  • Public or para-public organizations representing governments or municipal corporations
  • Organizations dedicated to teaching, education, and professional training
Ineligible activity sectors
  • Organizations or cooperatives working exclusively in variety arts or comedy
  • Organizations or cooperatives working exclusively in cultural mediation
  • Collectives wishing to act as a presenter or to organize a festival or events
Ineligible applications
  • Incomplete applications
  • Applications received after the deadline
  • Same proposal submitted in two different disciplines

Ineligible applications will not be considered by the evaluation committee.

 

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Questions about certain terms?

Consult our glossary

Accessibility

Can specific populations receive additional financial support to submit their application or complete their project (accessibility costs)?

Yes. Accessibility costs refer to costs that certain individuals, particularly those who are D/deaf and/or living with a disability, must pay to take advantage, in the same way as others do, of the services and programs offered by an institution to create, produce or disseminate their art. Reimbursement of part of these costs by the Conseil des arts de Montréal may offset the financial disadvantage.

The Support Fund for Accessibility Costs is a financial assistance measure that complements the Conseil’s other programs. The deadline to apply for support for accessibility costs is the same as that for the program being applied to.

Artists, collectives or organizations that have obtained financial assistance from the Conseil to carry out a project can also file an application for accessibility cost support up to three months after the decisions related to the successful project have been sent out, provided the project is not completed before the deadline to send out decisions for accessibility cost support applications.

Support is divided into three components:

  • financial support to submit a grant application
  • financial support for accessibility costs for a funded project
  • financial support for presenting organizations to welcome audience members who are D/deaf and/or living with disabilities

For more details, please see this additional information on the Support Fund.

Applications

Can I submit more than one application in the same year?

Only one work may be submitted to the CAM en tournée program per call for applications, except in the following cases:

  • film industry organizations may submit a maximum of five films or documentaries
  • service organizations with a coaching mandate (in addition to having expertise in the circulation of artistic works) may sponsor up to two works by individual artists annually

Also:

  • a given person may represent more than one collective provided that the collectives do not have the same mandate and the majority of members (50% +1) are different
  • each new application by a collective must be submitted by the same representative

PLEASE NOTE: the program aims to give as many people as possible the opportunity to tour their work and encourages the renewal of artistic proposals each year.

Who should submit the application?

Artists’ collectives

The collective must have a designated member responsible for the application.

Please note that at the end of the year, the person responsible for applications will receive the tax slips (T4A and Relevé 1) for the grant amount.

Non-profit organizations

The organization or cooperative’s designated representative (administration, management).

Individual artists sponsored by a service organization

The person responsible for the service organization (administration, direction) is the person responsible for the application.

Individual artists and professional visual arts curators

The individual artist or professional visual arts curator is the person in charge of the application.

Please note that at the end of the year, the person responsible for applications will receive the tax slips (T4A and Relevé 1) for the grant amount.

Can I submit an application in English?

Only individual visual arts artists, professional visual arts curators, and collectives can submit their applications in English. Note that the questions on the form are in French only.

What information and documents must I include in my application?

For all applications:

  • completed application form on ORORA
  • a budget using the Excel form provided
  • technical data sheet for the work updated according to the municipal dissemination context
  • internet links (three maximum) that present excerpts or complete works
  • if there have been any amendments, amended letters patent and by-laws of the organization

Organizations that are applying to the Conseil des arts de Montréal for any program for the first time will need to provide : the letters patent and by-laws of the organization.

Evaluation

How are applications evaluated?

The Conseil, with the help of peer evaluation by sector evaluation committee members and representatives of the municipal dissemination networks (Maisons de la culture and ADICÎM), assesses all applications on merit, taking into account the dissemination potential and the comparative value of all works.

What are the evaluation criteria?

Artistic quality: 40%

  • Originality: how the work stands out from all artistic proposals
  • Audacity: work showing imagination, creativity and difference in the subject matter, the proposal and the artistic practice
  • Merit of the project in terms of the artistic approach and the applicant’s discipline

Impact of the work: 30%

  • Ambition of the work to connect with target audiences, and expected benefits
  • The ability of the collective or organization to forge ties with the community(ies) targeted by the proposed work (different generations, cultural and ethnocultural origins, underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in various socio-economic contexts)

Feasibility: 30%

  • Work and technical sheets adapted to the municipal dissemination context
  • Ability to coordinate and undertake the tour
  • Realistic budget forecasts
  • Efforts made to compensate artists
What is the response time?

It will take 10 to 18 weeks from the deadline for the CAM to process the application and reach a decision.

The decision-making process involves five steps:
  1. the CAM en tournée team receives and checks the eligibility of the application (2 weeks)
  2. the CAM’s sectoral evaluation committees analyze and recommend applications (6 weeks)
  3. the presenters of the two networks (MCM and ADICÎM) review the recommendations and select the works (2 weeks)
  4. technical compatibility (feasibility) check (4 weeks)
  5. the board of directors meets to make the final decisions and allocates grants
How will I be informed of the decision?

The representative for the collective or organization will receive an email invitation to view the results on the ORORA platform. No decisions will be communicated by phone.

Can I appeal the decision?

The CAM’s decisions are final and not subject to appeal. However, CAM staff are available to answer any questions regarding decisions.

Applicants agree not to communicate with members of the evaluation committee or CAM’s Board of Directors about the management or evaluation of their application, or about decisions related to their application.

Obligations

Report

An activity report must be completed within four months of the end of the tour. The report is available on the ORORA portal.

Commitments

Accepting payment of the grant constitutes, for the artist, collective or organization, an undertaking to complete the activities covered by the grant and to comply with the accompanying conditions.

The artist, artists’ collective or arts organization agrees to:

  • do the tour as planned
  • notify CAM as soon as possible if unable to carry out the project in the fiscal year for which the grant was awarded; in this situation, the recipient may be asked to reimburse the grant in full or in part
  • submit the activity and financial reports when required
  • if applicable, include in the report photographs, videos or any other relevant, royalty-free visuals that the CAM may use for promotional or archival purposes

Assistance

Do you have any questions about the program?

Sign up for an online information session:

Session devoted to artists’ collectives, individual visual arts artists, and visual arts curators

October 4, 2022, from 11 to 12 p.m

Session devoted to-non-profit professional arts organizations

October 5, 2022, from 11 to 12 p.m

 

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Need more information?
Touring Program Team
Taïs Fleury-Berthiaume, François-Xavier Tremblay

514 280-3584

camentournee@montreal.ca