CCOV PRODUCTIONS – 2021-2024 PROJECT

Are you a choreographer with an ambitious project you are looking to develop? Do you dream of having a base that provides you with the resources and infrastructure to fully explore and develop your art? The CCOV is looking for an artist with whom to collaborate as a production partner; together, we will bring an ambitious project to life!

After FRONTERA (2019) by Dana Gingras and IN MY BODY (work in progress – 2022) by Crazy Smooth, the Centre de Création O Vertigo – CCOV is launching a new call for projects in order to find the choreographer with whom to collaborate on this third production. The selected person will have carte blanche artistically and will benefit from the support of the CCOV who, as producer  of the project, will be responsible for providing financial, logistical and human resources for three years. This period includes: the research-creation period, and the world premiere of the choreographic work. After the premiere, the CCOV will produce the tours of the work for three years. The two parties will work together to establish the creation budget, the elements related to its production and its eventual distribution.

This project is based on a close collaboration between the artist and the CCOV and the selected person will have the opportunity to create in a framework conducive to research, exchange, support, deepening and collegiality.

Long-term residency 2017-2019: Dana Gingras
Long-term residency 2019-2022: Crazy Smooth

AS THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE PROJECT, THE CCOV IS ENGAGED TO OFFER THE ARTIST:

  • The CCOV creation studio and its technical equipment;
  • Budget management and logistical support;
  • Assistance in identifying and securing co-production support;
  • Technical support (technical director);
  • Production direction;
  • Project coordination (scheduling, rehearsal timetable, tour coordination);
  • Communications and marketing management;
  • Support regarding the sale of the show;
  • Touring support.

All candidates must:

  • Be a professional artist with Canadian citizenship, residing in Quebec;
  • Have presented at least two full-evening choreographic works;
  • Demonstrate an artistic approach that is unique, innovative, avant-garde;
  • Present a project that broadens the candidate’s artistic evolution;
  • Apply as a choreographer and not as a company;
  • Demonstrate how the human and financial resources offered by the CCOV are necessary to the successful completion of the project;
  • Possess a network of presenters and partners in Quebec, Canada, and/or the international community;
  • Demonstrate the capacity to collaborate for six years (3 years for the research/creation period, and 3 years for presentation/touring).

Question? In need of clarifications? We are eager to learn more about your project and encourage you to contact Paul Caskey, Executive Director of the CCOV: 514-251-9177 ext. 222 or paul.caskey@ccov.org

The selected artist must:

  • Attend all meetings regarding the project’s preparation, development and implementation;
  • Respect the mutually established production schedule;
  • Respect the production budget, which will be developed in accordance with project’s needs and the financial support offered by the CCOV. Deficits will not be permitted, and the artist must agree to adjust any expenses that lead to budget overruns;
  • Mention CCOV Productions in all promotional material related to the work, its creation and its touring;
  • Consent to the project’s management and coordination by the CCOV;
  • Collaborate with the CCOV on the dissemination of the work.

TO SUBMIT A PROJECT, PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Letter of intent (one page);
  • Project description, including list of collaborators (1000 words maximum);
  • A budget (to be downloaded here) that outlines research and creation expenses;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Press kit;
  • Two letters of recommendation from presenters (ideally one from your local community and one from the national or international community);
  • A list of potential presentation or co-production partners (optional);
  • YouTube or Vimeo links presenting two complete recent works (with passwords, if required);
  • Following this first step in the selection process, successful candidates will be invited for an interview.

(Please provide, if possible, a single PDF that contains all of the above.)

SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO candidature@ccov.org
DEADLINE: February, Monday 15 11.59 p.m.

Selection criteria:

  • The quality of the project and the artist’s potential to successfully complete it;
  • Consistency of the candidate’s artistic approach, and the project’s potential to reinforce and broaden it;
  • The significance and relevance of creating within the conditions offered by the CCOV in the artist’s approach and career trajectory;
  • The need for financial and organizational support.

Following a preliminary analysis of the projects, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO candidature@ccov.org
DEADLINE: February, Monday 15 11.59 p.m.

For any questions or additional information, contact:
Paul Caskey, Executive Director, 514-271-9177 extension 222, or paul.caskey@ccov.org

Cover page : FRONTERA by Dana Gingras / Animals of Distinction
Photo : YANNICK GRANDMONT