Impact residency for circus arts

Applications deadline: October 24, 2021

The Conseil des arts de Montréal, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirque Éloize, the circus arts national network En Piste and TOHU are launching the second edition of this residency. This program for an arts collective or a circus arts organization will provide an opportunity to develop original creations through research and exploration of new circus arts dramatic writing, unfettered by the constraints of presentation. It also aims to promote “auteur” circus works and the emergence of new aesthetics. 

The recipient will receive a Conseil des arts de Montréal grant to carry out a four-week residency in the studios of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirque Éloize and TOHU. The residency will provide an opportunity to achieve an initial stage of documented development in order to then seek out partners and public and private sources of funding. The recipient will also receive professional guidance and excellent networking opportunities from the circus arts national network En piste. 

Residency period
Between January and August 2022

Residency duration
The residency will last four weeks during the period mentioned above. The schedule is to be determined jointly with each of the partners. 

The professional guidance offered by En piste will take place over a two-year period between January 2022 and December 2024, according to a schedule set up jointly between the partner and the grant recipient.

For details, please consult the following documents:
Impact residency

You have questions?

Register to an online information session (in French only

October 12, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

October 12, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

To apply:


Salomé Viguier
Cultural advisor – Circus arts and street performance
New artistic practices, multidisciplinary sector
514 280-3389

Gaëlle Gerbe-Raynaud
Coordinator - Touring Program
514 280-3628