Submit a project

With our arrival in Édifice Wilder – Espace danse, our renewed artistic vision aims to support emerging, local artists (though not exclusively) in the earlier phases of creating their own performance works. We favour imaginative strategies for audience engagement and experimental work that questions traditional forms of presentation.

Depending on your profile, one of two options is available: New Waves, for freshly graduated dance artists, or the open call for local artists.

Call for local artists for the 2020-2021 season

The deadline for the 2020-2021 season is September 9, 2019. A consulting committee, including our curator, will make final choices and responses will be sent no later than eight weeks after the application deadline.

Deadline to apply

  • September 9, 2019

Who is it for?

  • professional contemporary dance/movement artists
  • interdisciplinary collective of artists that include dancers

Types of eligible projects

  • Choreographic performances
  • Hybrid projects (including videodance and other non-traditional projects for public presentation)
  • Habitations (open form, exploratory working sessions with a group, 1 or 2 weeks)

Available spaces

  • Espace Françoise Sullivan (Espace Orange)
  • Espace Dena Davida (Espace Vert)
  • Café-bar and walkway

How to submit a project?

If you are living and working in Montréal, here is how to proceed to submit a project:

1st step: Contact our curator Dena Davida any time to discuss your project. Invite her to your performances and/or studio sessions to familiarize her with your aesthetic.

2nd step: After determining, along with our curator, the relevance of your project to Tangente’s programming, completely fill out the form below. Send it in .doc format to our curator Dena Davida and add Julie Deschênes in the cc field.


Open call form – 2019-2020 (Word)


Habitations form – 2020-2021 (Word)


If you live and work outside of Montréal but within Canada, contact our curator. You might be able to meet her at various events.
If you are an artist living outside of Canada, due to our primary commitment to local artists, we advise you to not submit a project unless you have previously developed a relationship with Tangente. If you travel to Montréal, our curator would be pleased to meet you in person.

Application for the open call


Send your project to [email protected], ccing [email protected]

2020 KickStart Festival

CanAsian Dance is accepting applications for its 2020 KickStart Festival commissions. This year, CanAsian Dance is collaborating with Festival Accés Asie and Tangente to produce performances in both Toronto and Montreal.

Deadline to apply

  • November 30, 2018 at 11:59PM


  • Your 20 minutes proposal must include an investigation into an Asian-based concept, principle or practice as an aspect of the proposal.
  • Your proposal must articulate a question or proposition that you plan to research.
  • Your proposal must suggest a creative process that will expand your current dance practices, knowledge, aesthetic and/or skills.
  • Your proposal must show how this represents a fresh perspective or investigation into your choreography.
  • Ontario and Québec based applicants of any race and cultural background will be considered.
  • Choreographers will be considered at various levels of professional experience from emerging to accomplished, provided they have at least 5 publicly presented works.

Successful applicants will get

  • The opportunity to present their creation during 3 evenings in Montreal within Tangente’s programming and the Festival Accès Asie, and during 3 evenings in Toronto.
  • A fee for all the diffusion dates.
  • A fee to help cover research and creation costs (dependent on funding support).
  • The support of an accomplished mentor-dramaturg to provide dramaturgical guidance and provocations.
  • Travel expenses for the Toronto and Montréal performances for out-of-town artists.
  • Administrative mentorship and lighting conception support​.

When applying please include

  • Your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and website.
  • A proposal for the new work that fulfills the KickStart criteria above (1 page max).
  • A short biography or CV (1 page max).
  • A digital submission vimeo link of documentation of recent work.  The Selection Committee will view 20 minutes max.  Please do not submit highly edited promotional trailers.
  • Contextual information about your video including title, credits, cueing notes, and how it represents your work (1 page max).

Send your completed application package by e-mail to [email protected]

New Waves

Call for artists for the 2019-2020 season to come…