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Research and creation residencies

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

This support is available to individuals, groups and not-for-profit circus organizations active in the production of a show.

TOHU can host the entire project or offer support to a specific part or aspect of the production, depending on its scale and the support requested. Tohu does not provide any financial assistance, but does support the creative process by way of facilities and services.


TOHU is proud to be supporting Montréal's active circus scene through hosting many creative residencies. You are invited to submit your creative residency project for the 2024 winter season, which runs from January to April 30, 2024.

Submit your application

Production residences

TOHU offers professional artists, artist collectives and non-profit organisations access to its venue to support a project which writing, staging, set design and casting phases have been previously developed.

This type of residency aims at supporting the very last stages of the artistic process such as lighting design and sound effects.

If you would like to bring a project to our attention, please reach out to Sabine Jean, Circus Arts Support Coordinator, at

2345, rue Jarry Est,
Montréal (Québec) H1Z 4P3