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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - FIRST TOUR OF QUÉBEC ! 

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - FIRST TOUR OF QUÉBEC !
March 19, 2024

EN PISTE IS LOOKING FOR A TROUPE OR ARTIST WHO HAS NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TOUR QUÉBEC WITH THEIR CREATION

 

Launching your first tour can be a daunting process, but with the support of the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, En Piste can help!

 

The starting point for your circus journey across Quebec begins here!



This is a unique opportunity to shine under the spotlights throughout Québec. Registrations are open until April 30, for a tour of at least 5 venues across Québec in 2025-2026. Don't miss this chance to touch hearts and dazzle audiences across the province. We look forward to discovering the exceptional talents who will light up our stages. Get your applications in! 

 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL!

 

Project Objectives:

Through this project, we aim to strengthen the dissemination of emerging circus talent, focusing on the following points:

• Increase the visibility of emerging circus companies to Quebec presenters and audiences;
• Develop the skills and knowledge of participants for organizing a first tour of shows;
• Stimulate presenters' interest in diversifying circus aesthetics and forms of performance;
• Introduce audiences to a diverse circus reflecting emerging trends;
• Design an environmentally friendly and sustainable touring format.

What We Offer:

• A tour across Quebec in at least 5 performance venues registered in En Piste's Destination Cirque program.
• Guidance from la Compagnie des autres for creating documents such as your technical rider, tour plan, etc.
• Support for digital marketing with Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda.
• Assistance in developing cultural mediation contents, and/or drafting of an educational booklet.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Be an artist, collective, or contemporary circus company, coming from the circus scene.
  2. Have never conducted a tour in performance halls before.
  3. Have a team composed of at least 50% Quebec residents.
  4. Be committed to an environmentally friendly and sustainable touring format.

Ineligibility:

• Non-professional activities.
• Activities already completed at the time of application submission.
• Incomplete applications.
• A project submitted by an organization whose support falls under the Société de dévelopment des enterprises culturelles (SODEC) or the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Québec (MCCQ).

The selection of the shows submitted in 2024 will be made by the 15 presenters who have signed an agreement for this project.

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