The Vue sur la Relève Festival is now seeking the artists who will form the program of its 27th edition.

Where: Montréal, Canada

When: May 2023

Deadline for applications: October 31st

** The main initiator or creator of the project, as well as the majority of the artists performing on stage, must be emerging artists aged 40 and under as of May 31st 2023, and must be Canadian residents. **

After a successful return to the stage during its 26th edition in 2022, the Vue sur la Relève Festival is now launching its Call for Artists to compose its 2023 edition ! A fantastic occasion for up-and-coming artists to join a high quality multidisciplinary programming, simply by completing our online application form, which is on our website, before Monday October 31st 2022.

The Vue sur la Relève team is proud to announce that, in solidarity with emerging arts communities, registration for the 2023 edition of the festival will once again be entirely free. Moreover, given that we constantly reflect on how we can contribute to a more inclusive and accessible art ecosystem, the initiative to raise the maximum age for participation to 40 years old will be maintained. We recognize that some artists, namely people belonging to socially diverse communities and indigenous communities, may face structural barriers that could delay their integration into the performing arts industry.

By submitting your application to Vue sur la Relève, you might get to be part of our program and thus…

》Have the opportunity to present your work in a paid, professional context especially designed for up-and-coming artists, and that doesn’t take the form of a competition.

》Be eligible to receive the “Coups de pouce”, which consists of professional help (in the form of a grant, a performance (gig), mentorship, production, etc.) offered by more than 40 partners from the performing arts industry.

》Have the opportunity to be discovered by people that might have an impact on your career development and by an audience that might follow you for the rest of your career.

》Become part of a large, supportive family that listens to the needs of its artists.

》Potentially have access to a creative residence as part of the “Chantiers de création VSLR”.

》Benefit from the guidance of industry leaders during round tables and talks about the issues affecting emerging artists, as part of our “Rencontres professionnelles”.

》Network and exchange with artists from various fields within the performing arts who represent new trends in the field, along with industry professionals.

How to apply / register:

To submit your project, you must fill out our online application form, which is on our website, before October 31st, 2022 at 23h59. Here is a list of documents we strongly suggest you gather before starting the registration process :

》Provide a link to a video recording of the entirety of your proposed performance.

》Provide a synopsis (one page, 500 words maximum) that explains your artistic process (motivations, inspirations, themes addressed, explored forms, etc.).

》Provide a technical sheet of your performance, including all specifications related to the necessary technical equipment as well as its placement on stage.

》For projects including on-stage instruments: provide a detailed list of your instruments (patch list) and a detailed plan of their layout on stage (as an indication for the festival’s Technical Director).

》For projects with a specific lighting design: provide an extensive lighting plan (as an indication for the festival’s Technical Director).

》For projects with a specific scenography or accessories : provide a detailed plan of the elements’ placement on stage and a summary (as an indication for the festival’s Technical Director).

》Optional : Provide a press review with a compilation of reviews or articles about you/your collective.

》Optional : Provide the resumes of all artists taking part in your project.

The registration is entirely free !

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