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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

Project Dates : January-December 2022
Application deadline: November 29, 2021
Laboratoires de Cirque is a new, year-long artist development program organized by TOHU in collaboration with Canadian presenting organizations in three provinces and supported by the Canada Council on the Arts. Over the course of the calendar year 2022, the program aims to support circus artists as they develop their auteurial voices, as directors, choreographers, writers/dramaturgs, or guides of collective creation, through arts exposure and mentorship. Participating artists will enrich and hone their unique creative visions by immersing themselves in a range of performing arts languages, through master classes with practitioners; attendance of and discussion about performances; and critical and contemplative writing.
More information HERE.

Application deadline: November 29, 2021
In July 2022, creators and presenters of the circus arts from around the world will be mobilized in Montréal for MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE. La TOHU, project manager of the Festival, will present the 13th edition of this unmissable event.
The partnership between la TOHU and La Chapelle Scènes Contemporaines seeks applications from circus companies open to interdisciplinarity for their programming initiative “L’Autre Cirque”. With the goal of diversifying their programming while representing and staying attuned to the staged arts milieu, the TOHU and La Chapelle will co-present a bold program. This will be an opportunity for the general public, presenters, and programmers attending the Marché International du Cirque Contemporain (MICC) to discover a different kind of circus and to expand their understanding of circus arts.
More information HERE


Application deadline: January 06th, 2022 (Applications sent after that date may also be considered).
TOHU is seeking short circus shows and concepts, including those already created and those currently in development, as well as circus - based street performance concepts, for our outdoor and circus tent programming from mid’May to the end of August 2022. Performances may take place in outdoors or circus tents during Destination TOHU, Montréal Complètement Cirque Festival, in the Parc Frédéric-Back, at TOHU’s Falla event, and/or in a range of Montréal neighborhoods. For outdoor projects, please consider weather conditions (light rain, strong heat). Works-in-development maybe eligible to receive free residency time in our facilities between January and June 2022.
More information 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


Residencies

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.

Residencies


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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