« Le Switch » Toronto / Montréal

The applications are currently closed. Stay tuned this Fall for the application period for the 2019-20 edition of “Le Switch”!


This inter-city residency project will provide one Toronto-based artist a week long residency in Montreal and one Montreal-based artist a week long residency in Toronto. Curated by open calls generated by both Dancemakers Centre for Creation (Toronto) and Centre de Création O Vertigo (Montréal), the objective of this initiative is to create stronger links between the two dance communities and to give opportunity to artists who do not already have networks in the host city. This program also aims to address the current lack of artistic collaboration between the 2 city centres and is significant as the only Montreal / Toronto residency exchange program for Contemporary choreographic practice in Canada.


Residency@ Dancemakers Toronto – Dates to come

Residency @ CCOV Montreal – Dates to come

Who Can apply

Artists of all experience levels -preference given to those who have little experience working or performing in the host city to which they will travel.

What does it include

  • Travel and per diem and housing for a 7 day stay
  • An artists fee of $1040 for the week
  • Facilitated introductions to the respective communities (this could be in the form of showings, sharings, discussions etc)

How to apply

Please send us in a pdf document:

  1. A 250 word artist’s statement
  2. 150-200 words on how you propose to use the space during the residency
  3. 150-200 words on why you wish to forge greater connections in the host city
  4. relevant links to examples of your work
  5. an updated CV (3 page max)

Applications can be submitted in English or French.

Artists from Montreal, send your applications to info@dancemarkers

Artists from Toronto, send your applications to candidature@ccov.org