2018 Edition

Looking for Young Dance & Theatre Professionals and Critics

  • Young creators: directors, playwrights, choreographers, actors, performers or any other candidate with a performing arts practice
  • Young critics: performing arts critics, specialized journalists or academics enrolled in a graduate program focused on contemporary art practices

Sharing Expertise and Discussing Performing Arts

 

Bringing together some 20 young professionals aged 25 to 35, performing artists as well as critics, the International Rendezvous takes place over an 11-day period. Participants will engage in exchange and dialogue, expanding their thinking and their approaches to contemporary theatre and dance, confronting artistic reality, developing a critical eye and sharing their experiences and expertise with their peers.

The FTA seeks to encourage the development of emerging art forms through the circulation of ideas, the commingling of disciplines and diversity of creative contexts. The gathering is an opportunity to enrich participants’ professional practice and artistic approaches as they meet with artists and attend performances of contemporary theatre and dance from Quebec and elsewhere.

The 2018 delegation includes artists and critics from Argentina, Belgium, Burkina Faso, France, Germany, Haiti, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Quebec and Canada. Welcome to Montreal!

Participants

Over the past decade, more than 175 young professionals from the Americas, Europe and Africa have taken part in this project. This year the FTA will welcome participants from Wallonie-Bruxelles, many francophone communities, the Arab world, Germany, Itlay, South America, Switzerland, Québec and Canada.

These young professionals seek to improve their particular skills and contribute to the growth and development of their chosen art form. All participants invited to the Rendezvous have established credentials in their fields. Contact with their peers in such a context is of great benefit to their professional development.

Program activities

    • See at least 8 FTA shows
    • Discuss FTA shows and related topics with an emphasis on critical analysis
    • In-depth discussions with FTA artists
    • Workshops and round tables with Montreal based critics and artists
    • A selection of optional shows outside of the FTA’s program

More details

Candidate selection

Special attention will be given to candidates who have demonstrated over the course of their short careers a desire to reflect in depth about their chosen art form and to further advance that particular discipline.

Candidates are selected jointly by Festival TransAmériques and its partners. Candidates must:

  • Have good spoken French
  • Be between 25 and 35
  • Have at least two years of professional experience
  • Candidate applications should include: cover letter, resume and a copy of the photo page of your ID card or passport.

Partners

Successful completion of such a large project relies on strong partnerships, making it possible for foreign candidates to attend the FTA. Since the very first edition of the Festival de théâtre des Amériques in 1985, the Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (Lojiq), particularly the Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ), have been a partner and an instigator of numerous delegations of performing arts young professionals.

Institutional partners of the 2018 edition:

In association with Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) + Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (ATFC) + Festival Quatre Chemins (Port-au-Prince) + Goethe-Institut Montréal + Fondation suisse pour la culture Pro Helvetia + Ambassade d’Espagne à Ottawa + Istituto Italiano di Cultura Montréal + Consulat Général d’Israël à Montréal

 

Participants from Quebec

REGISTRATION FEES : $248 / participant
Not covered by the Festival :

  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Lodging*
  • Tickets for shows not included in the Festival’s programme

* A special rate is available at universitary residences.

Every submission requires:

  • 1 page cover letter
  • resume
  • photocopy of your identity card (at the photo page)

The cover letter should focus on your professionnal experience and clearly state your objectives as a potential candidate.
Submit your files at the latest on January 22rd to jeanne-renee@ fta.ca.
The selection process should be done prior to February 12th. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Contact
Jeanne-Renée D. Lorrain | Project Manager
Festival TransAmériques
514 842 0704 poste 26
jeanne-renee@ fta.ca

Participants from Canada (excluding Quebec)

For all details concerning registration fees and submissions, please consult the following website:  www.atfc.ca

Contact
Sophie Stephenson
Association des théâtres francophones du Canada
613 562 2233
candidature@atfc.ca

Participants from Belgium

Please submit your application at the latest on January 22rd to jeanne-renee@ fta.ca.
I
f selected, a potential participant will have to ensure the necessary financial supports for its commitment.

We suggest you the Tremplin + program offered by the Bureau International Jeunesse in order to support international transportation: www.lebij.be.
Deadline: April 1st, 2018

Participants from Germany
 

For all details concerning registration fees and submissions, please consult the following website : www.goethe.de/montreal 

Contact
Caroline Gagnon
Coordinator of the Cultural program
514 499 0159  ext 107 / 514-499-0919
kultur@montreal.goethe.org

Participants from Italy
 

For all details concerning registration fees and submission for financial support, please contact the Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Montréal:

Laura Molé
Program Coordinator
514 849 3473
laura.mole@esteri.it

Participants from France

For all details concerning registration fees and submissions, please consult the following website

Participants from South America

For all details concerning registration fees and submission for financial support, please contact:

Marie-Noëlle Fortin
Project Manager
418 646 5708
mnfortin@lojiq.org

Participants from Switzerland

For all details concerning registration fees and submissions, please consult the following website: www.prohelvetia.ch

Contact
Anne Maurer
French theatre Manager
+ 33 1 49 33 28 58
amaurer@prohelvetia.ch

Participants from the Arab World

Please submit your application at the latest on January 22rd to jeanne-renee@ fta.ca.
I
f selected, a potential participant will have to ensure the necessary financial supports for its commitment.

We suggest you to contact the Roberto Cimetta Fund for bursary opportunities regarding transportation: www.cimettafund.org
Application as of: January 1st, 2018

Contact
+ 33 1 45 26 33 74
info@cimettafund.org


INFORMATION

Jeanne-Renée D. Lorrain
Project Manager
jeanne-renee@fta.ca / 514-842-0704 ext. 26

Testimonials from participants

“For me it was a very unique experience, learning all sorts of new things and realizing that beyond cultural differences, art takes place in a forum that challenges common references… Moreover, the city of Montreal, already recognized ’internationally for its music festivals, is certainly the most representative theatre and dance showcase in North America, and is slowly taking its place alongside the major festivals in Avignon and Edinburgh. This project will have a long-term impact in terms of my artistic development.” Cynthia Becker, Curitiba

“This project brought together a group of artists from around the world. It allowed me to establish new contacts with others in my chosen field, and also with other theatre disciplines. I was able to discuss local working conditions with young artists of my generation, to discover the shows in the FTA program, talk with both up-and-coming and veteran theatre professionals and discover the Montreal theatre milieu. I made fantastic new contacts, met interesting young artists and had incredible group experiences.” Nils Haarmann, Berlin

“The meetings with participants were incredible! I was in a state of intellectual stimulation just seeing so many shows. The Montreal theatre people that we met were very open. They really conveyed great energy and belief in their projects.” Eve-Chems De Brouwer, Paris

“Meeting so many interesting, passionate and talented people (both critics and artists) was unquestionably a positive element. And of course, the shows, even though not all of them impressed me, reflected the openness, curiosity and daring that are indicative of the FTA program.” Gilles Abel, Namur

 “This project exposed me to other approaches to theatre criticism, plunging me for one week into a provocative, stimulating context where it was possible to reflect on the performances and open up to new horizons.” Rodolfo Sacchettini, Florence