In with the new! Registration is now open for our three seminars for Indigenous youth, emerging artists and critics under 35. FTA is calling on young creators from here and abroad to apply now to take part in the Festival next spring.

New this year: The English seminar Conversations on Performance is now open to applicants from outside Canada! 

In these stimulating experiences, participants will expand their ideas about contemporary theatre and dance, confront their artistic realities and critical thinking, and share their expertise with their peers. They will attend multiple shows presented during FTA and benefit from workshops and conversations with the Festival’s artists and the wider arts community. Find out more on all three seminars on our Outreach page.


Eka shakuelem

Eka shakuelem 2022 ©Vivien Gaumand


+ May 24 to 30, 2023
For Indigenous youth aged 18 to 25 who are pursuing their studies, seeking employment, or thinking about their career path 
Seminar in French
+ No registration fees
 (show tickets, activities, lodging, all transportation as well a daily allowance are included)
Apply by January 30 

In collaboration with Productions Menuentakuan 



Rencontres internationales

Rencontres internationales 2022 © Maryse Boyce


+ May 29 to June 8, 2023 
+ For young performing arts professionals and critics aged 25 to 35 from Quebec, Canada, and all over the world
Seminar in French
Registration fee: $290 (includes 8 shows and 11 days of activities)
Apply by January 30





Conversations on Performance

Conversations on Performance 2022 © Maryse Boyce


+ May 29 to June 6, 2023
+ For English-speaking professional artists and critics aged 25 to 35
Seminar in English
Registration fee: $276 (includes 8 shows and 9 days of activities)
Apply by January 30

* Now open to applicants from outside of Canada!




With the support of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec + Randstad + Fondation LOJIQ + LOJIQ + Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse + Goethe-Institut Montréal + Festival Quatre chemins – Port-au-Prince + Embassy of Spain in Ottawa