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Artists and Professionals

TOHU offers a number of services for professional circus artists and companies as well as for professionnals in the field of contemporary circus creation, presenting, & touring.

Calls for applications and special opportunities

Call for projects "En Plein Air"

Dear Artists, for our outdoor and tent programming from mid May to the end of September 2024 , TOHU launches its “En Plein Air” Call for Projects and seeks :
- circus shows suitable for outdoor and tent environments
- circus acts
- circus-based strolling/walkabout
- circus based workshops proposals for general audiences and children

Performances could take place:
1) In Frédéric Back Park (“Grain de Ciel” and “Lumières de St-Michel”)
2) The streets of Saint Michel (“Aux Balcons St-Michel”)
3) On the TOHU exterior site as well as in its circus tents ( "MCC", “Weekends summer 2024”, “Grain de Ciel”, “Lumières St-Michel”)
4) On Place Émilie Gamelin ("MCC")
5) On rue Saint-Denis (“Place aux Performances MCC”)
6) At Place Pasteur (“Cirqu’Easy MCC”)
7) In parks or streets in different neighborhoods of Montreal (“Tournée des Quartiers MCC”)

Deadline to apply is January 15th, 2024. Final answers will be given by March 15th at the latest.

If you have several projects to present, please submit one form for each of them. Your project may already be created or in development. For outdoor performances, please consider fluctuating weather conditions (light rain, high heat).

Apply now

Eco-friendly Circus Lab

La TOHU is pleased to launch a call for projects to recruit 15 circus artists sensitive to environmental and ecoresponsible issues.

Starting in February 2024, these artists will follow a series of workshops, training sessions and group meetings that will stimulate discussion, exchange and reflection with the aim of creating or rethinking a circus artistic project in the way to produce an act, a work and/or the purpose of the work itself.

Of all the projects imagined by the participants, 3 will be selected to take the concept a step further, and will each receive an grant of $3,000.

You have until December 4 to submit a project

Submit your project here

Self training

Self-training offers circus arts professionals completely independent access to specialized equipment and infrastructures for occasional or regular training to keep themselves in condition or for technique practice.
Tohu offers training spaces at National Circus School.

Self training


TOHU aims to stimulate the evolution of circus aesthetics. It encourages the exploration of new forms and practices in this art form by offering space and time for research and innovative initiatives. In response to COVID, La TOHU is expanding its residency program for research and creation projects in the circus field.

TOHU also offers professional artists, collectives and non-profit companies access to its performance space in order to support a project whose writing, directing, scenography and casting have been developed in advance.


MICC - Professionals

A vital forum of exchange and connection for contemporary circus artists, companies, presenters, and professionals, the International Market of Contemporary Circus (MICC) is a key annual point of encounter for the circus world since 2015.
Since July 2020, the MICC has become an ongoing platform, featuring regular (monthly) online programming such as pitch sessions, working group meetings, and more.
Click here here to become a member of the new MICC network, a year-round community devoted to the creation, presentation, and touring of contemporary circus in North America and around the world.

MICC - Professionals

Training and education with En Piste

En Piste, the Circus Arts National Network, offers professional training sessions to circus artists. For more information, please visit En Piste Website.

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