Donostia-San Sebastian & Errenteria (Gipuzkoa) / Basque Country

Choreographic residency in the Basque Country

Application deadline : To be determined

  • Profile
    • Individuals
    • Artist or Writer
    • Development or Mid-career
  • Discipline concerned
    • Dance

Rehearsal at the Dantzaz

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The Tabakalera international centre for contemporary culture in Donostia-San Sebastian

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Choreographic space at the Tabakalera

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Workshop and studios at the Tabakalera

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Donostia-San Sebastian, seen from the roof of the Tabakalera

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Errenteria in the Basque Country

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The Dantzaz in Errenteria

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Dantzaz dance studio

© Dantzaz

Artist's room in Tabakalera hotel and shared kitchen (San Sebastian)

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Private work space at Tabakalera (San Sebastian)

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  • Individuals
  • Artist or Writer
  • Development or Mid-career
  • Dance
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  • Introduction

    Please note that the submission period for this program is over for the present year. The documentation is provided for information purposes. A call for applications is expected in 2022.

    Go to  Mon Dossier CALQ and complete your grant application online.

    Before submitting an application, artists are advised to read the program over carefully. If you have any questions after reading the program or if there is anything else you would like to clarify, please email or phone the program manager. The manager can also provide information and advice on how to present your project and what to include in your application.

     

    Preamble

    In collaboration with Dantzaz International Choreographical Creation Centre (DANTZAZ), Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture (TABAKALERA) and Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, Department of Culture of the Autonomous Province of Gipuzkoako (GFA), the choreographic residency program in Spain’s Basque Country will enable choreographers from Québec to experience a key moment in the professional careers under conditions designed to foster their creativity, shape their artistic approach and boost their international career profile.

    The two-month stay in the Basque Country will include a one-month research/exploration residency at TABAKALERA in Donostia-San Sebastian and a one-month creation/production residency at DANTZAZ in Errenteria.

    The goal of the residency is to enable a Québec-based choreographer to complete a choreographic work (running time of 10-15 minutes) for 12 professional dancers affiliated with DANTZAZ. The final work will be presented publicly and will also be performed during a European tour.

    In return, a Basque choreographer will be hosted in Québec by the Montreal School of Contemporary Dance (EDCM), where he or she will be able to produce a choreographic work with the assistance of professional-level students (post-graduate).

    Objectives

    Conseil’s studio-apartment residency program has five objectives:

    • To support and stimulate artists by making available to them a suitable environment and the means to produce and disseminate their works.
    • To foster artistic renewal for artists and writers by giving them access to a new and stimulating cultural environment.
    • To facilitate exchanges of artistic or literary viewpoints and contribute to the formation of durable ties between artists from Québec and abroad.
    • To promote the work and career development of Québec artists internationally.
    • To develop new networks for artistic creation, production and dissemination.

    Residency characteristics

    Discipline concerned

    Contemporary dance

    Target applicants

    This international residency is geared towards choreographers who have more than five years of artistic experience and who have already had at least two works performed professionally.

    Length of stay and grant amount

    The residency runs for two months (from mid-January to mid-March).

    During his sojourn, the choreographer will share his time between TABAKALERA in Donostia/San Sebastian and DANTZAZ in Errenteria.

    The grant amount is $6,000, which is designed to cover transportation expenses, insurance and living expenses. Accommodation and project-related expenses will be covered by DANTZAZ.

    DANTZAZ will also pay a fee of €3,000, in addition to residual rights, to the selected choreographer to cover initial and subsequent performances of the produced work. This amount will be subject to an agreement between DANTZAZ and the visiting choreographer.

    Locations

    TABAKALERA

    Located in a former tobacco factory, TABAKALERA opened its doors in 2015 as an international contemporary cultural centre. Its goal is to foster and distribute contemporary artistic works, which comprise the focus of its services and activities. TABAKALERA is also a cultural ecosystem featuring private initiatives and institutions, as well as a space for the general public. It contains exhibition halls, a digital arts laboratory, workshops and a cinema, in addition to training and cultural mediation facilities, etc. Befitting its role as a creative hub, TABAKALERA is developing a residency program to support artists, creators and cultural agents.

    During their residency at TABAKALERA, visiting choreographers enjoy the following benefits:

    • A fully equipped apartment, including a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with a small workspace and Internet access.
    • Medical insurance during the residency.
    • A workspace in TABAKALERA’s production area, equipped with basic furnishings, lighting and electricity, as well as a dance studio.
    • Access to offices and common areas.
    • Access to a specialized creation library.
    • Access to a workshop and sound editing equipment.
    • Technical resources/assistance, depending on requirements and availability.

    DANTZAZ

    DDANTZAZ is an international centre for choreographic creation based in the city of Errenteria in the Autonomous Province of Gipuzkoa in Spain’s Basque Country. Its mission is to offer employment opportunities to young professional dancers, nearly half of whom come from the Basque Country. The company works in collaboration with national and international professionals and choreographers and its works are regularly performed on European tours. DANTZAZ works closely with an array of cultural partners to develop the professional dance sector in the Basque Country.

    During their residency at DANTZAZ, visiting choreographers enjoy the following benefits:

    • A fully equipped apartment, including a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, workspace and Internet access.
    • A company of 12 professional dancers to create a work with a running time of 10-15 minutes (to be confirmed).
    • A rehearsal hall.
    • A fee of €3,000 for creating the work, as well as subsequent rights of €50 for each subsequent performance (i.e. not including the premiere). These amounts will be subject to a specific agreement between DANTZAZ and the visiting choreographer.
    • Financial aid for creative expenses (costumes, stage design, lighting, etc.), in addition to production-related technical assistance.
  • Eligibility

    General criteria

    Discipline concerned

    Contemporary dance.

    Discipline

    Dance

    Dance encompasses a plurality of forms and styles and recognizes the diversity of cultures and traditions.
    Profils

    Professional artist

    The CALQ considers professional artists those who:

    • Declare themselves to be professional artists;
    • Produce works or practice an art on their own behalf or offer services for payment, as creators or performers, in disciplines within the CALQ’s jurisdiction;
    • Have been recognized by their peers;
    • Publicly present or perform works at sites or in a context recognized by their peers.

    Inuit and First Nations artist

    • Eligible artists include the Inuit and members of Canada’s First Nations residing in Québec.
    • Artists must be continuously engaged in their artistic practice and must have received recognition from their community or on their territory as practitioners of their art form, whether traditional or contemporary.
    • For the purposes of the CALQ’s programs, the term “artist” also includes writers, storytellers and artisans/creators.
    Statut

    The applicant must be a Canadian citizen or a landed immigrant as contemplated in section 2(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. In both instances they must normally reside in Québec and have resided there for at least the preceding 12 months.

    Applicants who have resided outside Québec for two or more years are considered ineligible for the Conseil’s programs, unless they have maintained their status as a Québec resident.

    In this instance, it is the applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate his eligibility by submitting proof of participation in Québec’s health insurance plan, as administered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec.

     

    Conditions

    These rules govern all CALQ grant programs.

    You can submit up to five separate applications and receive a maximum of five grants per CALQ fiscal year, from April 1st to March 31st. All applications submitted, including those deemed ineligible, are counted in the annual maximum.

     

    Applications with a fixed date:

    The fiscal year a grant application falls under is indicated under the application date for each program in the Presentation of the application” section.

    Apply any time:

    Travel, Circulation of Works Within Québec, Circulation of Works Outside Québec:

    Applications submitted between March 1st and 31st inclusively are counted for the following fiscal year.

    Others :

    Applications received between February 24 and March 31st inclusively will be recorded in the following fiscal year.

    You may not have more than three projects being considered, supported or under way at the same time.

    If you have received financial support from one of the CALQ’s grant programs, you must produce a Grant Use Report within three months after the completion of the project. To be eligible to submit a new application, you must have submitted Grant Use Reports for all projects that have reached their end, and these reports must be approved by the CALQ. The official end date for the project is the date you set when applying.

    Failure to meet deadlines for the submission of projects will render your application ineligible.

    Ineligibility

    • Projects carried out under the supervision of an educational program are ineligible.
    • A project that has already been rejected by the Conseil is ineligible for this program.
    • A group legally constituted as a not-for-profit or profit-making company or general partnership is ineligible for this program.
    • Incomplete applications.

    Amount of the grant

    The grant amount is $6,000, which is designed to cover transportation expenses, insurance and living expenses. Accommodation and project-related expenses will be covered by DANTZAZ.

    DANTZAZ will also pay a fee of €3,000, in addition to residual rights, to the selected choreographer to cover initial and subsequent performances of the produced work. This amount will be subject to an agreement between DANTZAZ and the visiting choreographer.

    Expenses covered by the grant

    Grants awarded by the Conseil under the Studios and studio-apartments section enable recipients to cover the cost of personal insurance, travel, living expenses and costs related to carry out their projects.

    The grant recipient is responsible for obtaining all of the documents necessary for his sojourn abroad, including a visa when the host country demands it.

    Applicants do not have to submit an itemized budget to support their application.

    Financial support is available for artists with disabilities with a view to ensuring access to CALQ’s services. Please complete the relevant section of your official form if you would like to submit an application.
  • Evaluation of applications

    Evaluation criteria

    • Artistic quality of the work
    • Interest and relevance of the project
    • Feasibility of the project

    Process

    All applications are evaluated on their merits, based on the specific objectives and assessment criteria for each of the program components. The selection process takes into account the comparative value of the projects and the available credits.

    The applications are evaluated by a jury whose members must appear in the official roster of resource persons (this roster is approved by CALQ’s Board of Directors).

    For reciprocity-based residency programs and specialized residencies, a jury commissioned by the artistic director of the foreign host organization reviews the applications. Recommendations are submitted to CALQ’s Board of Directors for approval. Decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

    Three months after their mandate has been completed, CALQ makes public the names of the Quebec-based jury members.

    Ethics
    Board members, employees and members of juries and committees of the CALQ are subject to Codes of ethics and professional conduct. All must act in good faith in performing their duties and refrain from taking part in any discussion concerning a grant application that risks creating a conflict of interest. Confidential or privileged information transmitted to them may not be used for personal reasons.

    Decision

    For reciprocity-based residency programs and specialized residencies, CALQ informs the candidates of its response to their applications within a maximum of eight months following the registration deadline.

    An applicant registered for Mon Dossier CALQ will receive an email inviting him to consult his online file to find out the result.

    If the application is successful, along with the announcement letter the applicant will receive a document describing the terms and conditions governing the use of the grant.

    If the application is unsuccessful and the applicant is not registered for Mon Dossier CALQ, the Conseil will communicate its decision in writing.

    The CALQ wishes to reiterate that its decisions are final and without appeal. No form of verbal abuse, harassment or intimidation towards its team after a decision is rendered, nor at any point in the application process, is tolerated.

  • Presentation of the application

    Registration deadline

    To be determined

    An artist who wishes to apply for this grant program must fill out the appropriate application form and provide a complete file, making sure to include all the requisite items.

    The date of submission online or the postmark is deemed to be the date of receipt of the application. Incomplete applications and those submitted after the application deadline are not accepted.

    Choice of host facility

    The applicant is invited to present a project for a specific location and must submit a brief justification supporting his choice.

    Application form

    Important

    As staff are teleworking, the Conseil will not be accepting applications by mail until further notice. Mon Dossier CALQ is the favoured channel for transmitting an application.

     

    If this transmission mode is not available for the present programme or if you cannot use it, exceptionally, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conseil will receive the application file by WeTransfer. Instructions for sending are provided on the Application form – Proposal description.

    Online
    Paper

    Titre

    • To print Grant application form for studios - Details of the project
    • Grant application form for studios - Personal Information

    Contents of the application file

    For some reciprocity-based residency programs and specialized residencies, candidates are advised to attach a two or three-paragraph summary describing the project in the language of the host country.
    The required file contents are detailed on the application form.

    Any documents or supporting materials received by the Conseil after the application deadline will not be submitted for evaluation.

    The Conseil cannot be held responsible for the loss of submitted items or damage sustained by such items during shipping. Applicants are urged to never send the originals of items or supporting materials required for a grant application.

    Subject to the provisions of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information, the Conseil respects the confidentiality of the documents and information in its possession and of those sent to it.

    Applicants must promptly notify the Conseil of a change of address so that mail can be sent to the new address.

    Place of registration
    Interested parties should submit an application online (Mon dossier CALQ ) or to CALQ’s Montréal office, addressed to:

    M. Laurent Rozencwajg
    Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
    1435, rue De Bleury, bureau 300
    Montréal (Québec) H3A 2H7

    Telephone: 514 864-3350
    Toll-free: 1 800 608-3350

     

    Sojourn Abroad

    The grant recipient is responsible for obtaining all the documents necessary for his sojourn abroad, including a visa when the host country demands it.

    Do not hesitate to contact the cultural team at the Québec delegation, government office or field office responsible for the territory where you will reside to take advantage of the resources that the team can offer you.

    Contact information for Québec government delegations, offices and field offices abroad is available on the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie.

  • Obligations and reports

    Awarding of grants

    • The Conseil determines the amounts awarded taking into consideration the funds available, budgets submitted and eligible expenses.
    • The grant will be disbursed in the month following the announcement. However, to proceed with a payment, the Conseil must be informed of the grant recipient’s social insurance number. In accordance with tax legislation, a grant recipient is bound to declare the amount of the grant awarded. The Conseil issues a tax slip to each grant recipient and submits the list of grant recipients to the ministère du Revenu.
    • For the studio and studio-apartment residency program, the grant will be disbursed two months prior to the beginning of the residency.
    • For the studio and studio-apartment residency program, the artist selected undertakes to comply with the applicable conditions and rules, whether communicated by the host organization or the institution overseeing the residency or posted on their website, as the case may be.
    For further information…

    • The Conseil cannot support the same project more than once. Moreover, the Conseil may not award a grant in respect of the same expenses related to a project already supported under another program of the Conseil or any other organization whatsoever.
    • By cashing a grant cheque, the artist enters into a commitment to carry out the project planned and comply with the conditions governing the use of the grant.
    • The grant recipient has three years from the application registration date to complete the project supported. The end of this period is the project expiry date. Should the artist fail to comply with this condition, the Conseil may demand repayment of the amount disbursed. Moreover, should the artist die or be disabled prior to completion of the anticipated activity, the Conseil may demand repayment of the grant prorated to the state of advancement of the activity.

    Report on the use of a grant

    The grant recipient undertakes to submit a detailed report on the use of the grant or the results of the research. This report must be submitted within three months after the end of a project. To be eligible to submit a new application, a grant recipient must have submitted the reports on the use of grants for all projects that have reached their end date, and these reports must be approved by the Conseil. The official project end date is determined by the candidate upon registration.

    Visibility and use of the Conseil’s logo

    Standards governing visibility

    • When the project results in public activities such as exhibitions or publications, the Conseil’s logo or a mention of its contribution must appear on any documentation, promotion or advertising materials.
    • The grant recipient must comply with Standards governing the use of the Conseil’s logo.

    Further eligibility

    Failure to comply with any of the foregoing conditions may jeopardize an artist’s eligibility to submit a subsequent application.
  • Tools and references

    Promotional sheet

    Promotional sheet Québec – Spain

    VIEW SHEET

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    Partners

    This residency is made possible by the collaboration of TABAKALERA, DANTZAZ, GIPUZKOAKO FORU ALDUNDIA (Government of the Autonomous Province of Gipuzkoako), the Montreal School of Contemporary Dance (EDCM) and Québec’s Government Office in Barcelona.

    Tabakalera
    Dantzaz
    Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia
    École de danse contemporaine de Montréal
    Bureau du Québec à Barcelone

    Contact info

    Contact information for Québec government delegations, offices and field offices abroad is available on the Website of the ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (www.mrif.gouv.qc.ca).

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