Demystifying Grants 

Demystifying Grants

Registration deadline

October 23, 2023


Members: 55.25$
Non-members: 55.25$


Date and time: November 1, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Alice Kop
Location: En Piste office
(1450 City Councillors, #410, near Sainte-Catherine, Montréal)
Duration: 8 h (6 h group + 2 h individual coaching)
Number of participants: 8 maximum
Language: French

For: artists and collectives

This training course is designed to demystify the grant application process and provide a general overview of the various grants available, eligibility requirements and the appropriate methods for approaching each new application.

Dedicated to individual artists or those with a collective project, its objectives are to:
_ improve their knowledge of the various funding programs;
_ provide them with the tools they need to ensure the coherence of their project;
_ improve their chances of success.

Training is adapted to the specific requirements of the circus arts milieu. It takes into account the specific habits and needs of circus creation and touring, as well as the vocabulary to be used. It also addresses technical and budgetary aspects.

Take note that a training session on subsidies for companies will take place in February 2024.


Alice Kop ©Nicolas Descoteaux

With a degree in art history from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and in management of cultural organizations from the HEC in Montreal, Alice Kop has been forging her career as a manager in the circus arts since 2007. While acting as Executive Assistant at Cirque Éloize from 2007 to 2010, she became involved with her circus friends on a volunteer basis. In particular, she helped Cirque Alfonse register the organization and apply for its first grants, and quickly came to understand the various challenges facing young creators. As Tour Director until 2012, she discovered the challenges of touring, site management and logistics specific to the circus arts. She has worked with TOHU, Moment Factory, Cirque du Soleil, En Piste, the 375th anniversary of Montreal and Cirque Éloize. These rich and varied experiences enabled her to understand the milieu from every angle, and to develop a vision of the needs to be met and the projects to be put in place to meet them. In 2020, with Antoine Carabinier Lépine and Nicolas Fortin, she co-founded La Compagnie des autres, a service organization whose mission is to support creation in the circus arts. As head of the company, she is resolutely committed to the diversity of circus arts proposals.

© Nicolas Descoteaux