Call for applications : artist residency MAP, l’Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montréal (EDCM), Quebec

As part of their mobility program, the Pepinieres europeennes de Creation and the CALQ are launching a call for applications for an artist residency in Montreal, Quebec. For its 2019-2020 program, the Ecole de Danse Contemporaine de Montreal hosts a European artist for a two-month residency period.

Amount of the scholarship offered to the selected artist

The Quebec Council for Arts and Letters (CALQ) is offering a $ 4,000 CAD scholarship for a two-month residency (8 weeks) to the selected artist.

Deadline : 1st September 2019








The residency

This residence is one of the emulation activities put forward by EDCM in order to allow a significant opening to the world in the context of professional training. It allows our students as well as the young choreographer selected artistic encounters in unfamiliar lands, and causes cultural shocks and exchanges enriching and necessary in a context of globalization.

Proposed domain of expression for this residence

Choreographic arts

Residency period

The choreographer in residence has 70 hours of creation spread between March 23 and May 23, 2020.


  • Deadline for submission of files: 1st September  2019
  • Number of selected files: 1
  • Length of residency: 2 months
  • Residency period: 23 March to 23 May 2020

For any additional information, do not hesitate to write to Jacques Urbanska at the following address: urbanskaj@hotmail.com > object (important): Pepinieres EDCM2020

Artistic support and logistics

  • Young choreographers in residence are integrated into the life of the school as well as all teachers: they will therefore benefit from pedagogical and artistic support.
  • The choreographer is accompanied by a rehearsal director who ensures the rehearsals of the work beyond the period of creation.
  • The School is responsible for the hiring and remuneration of lighting and costume designers and a technician for the production of a soundtrack.

The conditions offered

  • The resident artist will be given a well-equipped apartment, in the center of Montreal, close to the studios of the residency program.
  • A professional context of excellence (see below)
  • A $ 2,000 CAD creation fee per month.
  • The artist may submit additional funding applications, in which case he / she must do so independently;

*EDCM does not cover travel expenses, but undertakes to send you a letter of invitation that will eventually help you find, on your own additional help for your air tickets.

Expectations for the artist-in-residence

  • The choreographer-in-residence is mandated to create an original 30-minute work for a group of 10 to 20 young dancers who are completing their professional training in contemporary dance.
  • The created work will be presented publicly in a theater of the Wilder Dance Espace danse, from May 20 to 23, 2020, as part of the show Les danses de mai – Opus 2020.

Eligibility criteria

  • The call is aimed primarily at emerging professional artists up to 35 years of age (the concept of emerging artist is left to the discretion of the jury, which will be based primarily on the artist’s career more than on his age)
  • The artist must be recognized by peers as a professional artist
  • The artist must hold one of the European citizenships or have its main residence in the European Union.
  • A complete file must be submitted according to the terms and conditions below

The École de danse contemporaine de Montréal is recognized for the rigorous training it provides its students. It prepares professional and versatile dancers through quality instruction as well as technical, artistic and personal development tools, thus opening the door to a career in today’s world of contemporary dance. The school, which was founded in 1981, is affiliated with Cégep du Vieux Montréal and accredited by Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur.The School is also supported by Canadian Heritage.

The School’s particular approach is defined as the union of two essential components in the make-up of the dance artist: a profound search for his/her own creative uniqueness combined with the mastery of the dancer’s rigorous technique. This technique is acquired through an understanding of the body as well as intense and disciplined work with guest teachers who share a similar vision. Another essential focus of the training is reflection on the art, the movements made and their significance.

The school’s objective is to bring out each individual’s uniqueness and help them realize their full artistic and technical potential for entry into the job market.

The professional context

The École de danse contemporaine de Montréal is located in the Wilder Espace Danse Building where key players from the dance community are located. Designed to meet the highest standards of dance training, these new facilities offer a rich immersive experience in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. Highly qualified EDCM teachers are very active in the professional dance community. This living environment promotes networking and stimulating sharing around contemporary choreographic creation.

The territory

Major francophone city with its 1,7 million inhabitants, Montreal is home to cultures from over 100 nations, which gives it its cosmopolitan character. Montreal is renowned for its quality of life, its parks and waterways and for the warmth of its inhabitants. Deep source of inspiration for artists seeking new horizons, Montreal is also a place of unique expression. In the arts, Montreal welcomes dance in all its forms as evidenced by the success of artists who have chosen to invest their energy in this discipline and the many venues devoted to them. New technologies have acquired a leading role over the last few years: a multimedia City was created, which is in steady expansion.

The selection mode

A jury composed of the EDCM management team will be held in October 2019.

Sponsor of this scholarship

This international residency program is made possible with the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) The Ville de Montréal and L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal

The (CALQ) assumes the role of national coordinator for the Pepinieres europeennes de Creation. National Coordinator: Diane Isabelle, Program Officer, Direction of the support to the diffusion and the international radiation.

Visuals credits

  • performer : Charles Brécard
  • Choreographer : Alan Lake
  • Photographer : Maxime Côté.

Your application files

  • Letter of introduction and artistic approach
  • Intentions of creation
  • Support material: CVs, photos, porfolio…
  • For videos, include web links (Vimeo, YouTube) with password if applicable. Ensure videos will be accessible until 1st October 2019

Submission of the application file

  • To answer the call, please upload your compressed file (format .rar .zip etc. – maximum 500 MB) via the UPLOAD BOX provided for this purpose.
  • The uploaded folder will be named as follows: PEC_ EDCM2020_LastName_FirstName
  • Wait for the complete upload of your file before closing/refreshing the page
  • After uploading your file, please send a confirmation email to
    • Jacques Urbanska (urbanskaj@hotmail.com) and Lucie Boissinot (lucie.boissinot@edcm.ca)
    • Subject (important): Pépinières EDCM2020

*To be validated, your application must be submitted on 1st September 2019, midnight (Paris time).
* No file sent by mail, incomplete or received after the deadline will be accepted.


Public announcement of the laureats will be made on the websites of “European Pepinieres de Creation” and “Ateliers de l’Universel”. The Laureats page will allow candidates to check if they have been selected.


  • Deadline : 01.09.2019