Call publication date: Thursday March 11, 2021
Deadline to submit your application: Deadline has been extended to Friday, April 16, 2021, before midnight
Artistic disciplines: circus arts, street arts, dance, new artistic practices (multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity), music and theater
In order to reduce the environmental consequences of cultural productions, Écoscéno and the Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM) are joining forces to offer three eco-design supports to organizations or groups of performing artists wishing to be assisted and equipped in order to reduce the environmental footprint of their creations.
These supports are intended for creators who wish to become leaders in the fight against climate change and who believe that the arts and culture communities can be full of opportunities to do so.
The objectives for these supports are:
- Understand and apply various ecodesign strategies;
- Learn when to intervene in the production timeline;
- Identify the materials, textiles and construction techniques with the smallest impact on the environment;
- Better communicate the eco-responsible approaches undertaken
Advising will run from the first production meeting until dismantling. The Écoscéno coaches will attend meetings in the places of creation of the selected organizations and collectives, who will thus benefit from a total of 50 hours of advice.
One of these supports will be reserved for a project led by one of the following priority groups:
- Indigenous artists (First Nations peoples), Métis and Inuit;
- Artists from racialized / visible minorities;
- Artists from ethnocultural minorities;
- Artists with disabilities;
- Deaf or hard of hearing artists;
- Anglophone minority artists;
- Allophone artists;
- Artists from the LGBTQ2+ community;
- Organizations and groups of artists must be supported by one of the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s grant programs.
- All of the production and presentation stages must take place between May 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 (to the extent that health measures allow).
Project selection will be made according to the following criteria:
- The team’s commitment to incorporating ecodesign strategies into their practice
- The feasibility of the project
Projects will be evaluated by a jury composed of a member of the Conseil des arts de Montréal team, a member of the Écoscéno team, and an external expert.
The selected projects will be announced during the week of April 26, 2021.