Creation Residencies

Fondation Les 7 doigts de la main Uncategorized July 5, 2024

The 7 Fingers Foundation is inviting professional artists and creators in circus arts to apply for residencies intended for embryonic or early-stage development projects. 

Whether you are a collective or an individual artist, this residency offers you a week (5 days) of work in the Orangerie studio, located at the 7 Fingers’ creation center. You will also benefit from 3 hours of mentorship with an artistic director of the company. 

Application Deadline: July 30, 2024, at 5:00 PM 

Results Announcement: August 26 

Objectives of the Residency 

  • Encourage research, reflection, and exploration in embryonic or early-stage creation projects. 
  • Provide a workspace and artistic guidance to develop the initial stages of your project. 
  • Support artistic creation and innovation in circus arts. 
  • Foster the emergence of new works. 

What is Included 

  • Studio Orangerie: Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
  • Mentorship: 3 hours with an artistic director 


Two residency periods are available. Participants must choose the date that suits them and specify it in the application form. 

  • September 16 to 20 
  • September 30 to October 4 


2111 Saint Laurent Boulevard 
Orangerie Studio on the 6th floor. The Orangerie is a bright space offering a panoramic view of downtown Montreal. 

  • Area: 1350 sq ft / 123 m²Dimensions: 71 ft x 19 ft / 21.6 m x 5.7 mHeight: 20 ft and 13 ft / 6 m and 4 m 

Project Evaluation Framework 

Projects will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of two members of the artistic direction, a board member, and the director of the 7 Fingers Foundation. 

The criteria evaluated are: 

  • Relevance and quality of the artistic approach 
  • Innovation 
  • Impact on the development of the project/artist or collective 

Please note that liability insurance will be required. 

Application Procedure 

  • Attach the following documents to your application form: 
  • CV 
  • List of needs for the creation week 
  • Photos, videos, relevant web links for the evaluation of your project 

For more information and to access the application form, please visit our website or contact us directly at 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to develop your creation project in an inspiring and professional environment. We look forward to welcoming you! 

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