Calls for proposals 2023-2024


December 2, 2022 - January 15, 2023
September 1, 2023
This call is closed.

As part of its two-part call for proposals (interventions, residency and public writings), the DARE-DARE artist-run center is seeking proposals for research projects and artistic dissemination to design its 2023-2024 programming. The selected professional artists will be invited to make public space their playground and to activate the theme of mutual becoming.

Becoming and doing together challenges the multiple forms and modalities of being communities. Considering the specificities and current issues related to the neighborhood in which the center is located, DARE-DARE wishes to engage in a collective and inclusive reflection on the public space of the Southwest neighborhoods in Montreal/Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang.

What issues motivate us? What associations are possible for us? What ethics guide us? The projects presented will put into practice - through strategies of sharing and companionship - our ways of building, inhabiting, or living together, as well as our mechanisms of encounters and confluences, here and now, in the environment where we choose to make our roots and care for our relationships. 

How do we envision mutual futures, in real, imagined, and multiple spaces? How to build the alliances, the ramifications, the rhizomes, and the constellations necessary to grow in reciprocity?


(intervention component) between April 2023 and March 2024

The call is addressed to artists who wish to inscribe art in everyday life, who wish to interfere in the geographical and social environment through stratagems of all kinds and of varying durations. DARE-DARE invites you to consider site specific art in dialogue with the context in which the Center is positioned or, new genre public art to generate encounters, gestures, collaborations, situations in new and non-dedicated places for the presentation of art.

DARE-DARE offers:

  • Support for the coordination, dissemination, and promotion of the project
  • Exhibition fees or professional fees (CARFAC rates)
  • Reimbursement of production materials

  • Assistance in obtaining necessary permits and authorizations
  • Photographic documentation

(residency component) September and October 2023

The objective of the CONFLUENCES residency is to put DARE-DARE's expertise at the service of an artist to activate a research-creation project lasting two months, but also to use the socio-cultural, historical, and current soil of the Sud-Ouest, to highlight points of reflection, revelation, and ramification from its community heritage (stories, anecdotes, celebrations) and its architectural heritage. More information on the residency

DARE-DARE offers:

  • accommodation
  • per diem
  • Support for the coordination, dissemination, and promotion of the project
  • Exhibition fees or professional fees (CARFAC rates)
  • Reimbursement of production materials

  • Assistance in obtaining necessary permits and authorizations
  • Photographic documentation
  • BIXI bike-sharing system subscription (2 months)

●○ Corollaries
(public writing component) between April 2023 and March 2024

Borrowing the brief form of a slogan, a haiku or a tweet, these short sentences, aphorisms, poems or questions are displayed for a week on an illuminated sign located in Sainte-Cunégonde Park (Little Burgundy district). The texts are thus made visible, day and night, to the passers-by who transit near the documentation stop of the artist-run center. We wish to offer this component to four artists/writers who wish to explore the theme of mutual futures. Each person will be asked to create 12 written formulas of a maximum of 15 words each (21 characters per line). Join some examples to your proposal.

DARE-DARE offers :

  • Exhibition fees
  • Copyright fees
  • Dissemination and promotion of the project
  • Lending of the necessary materials (letters and illuminated signs)


Your application may include...

Send us your proposal in a form that suits you (text, visual or audio) paying attention to these four points:

  • Explain your artistic practice
  • Explain your project and its feasibility
  • Explain your support needs
  • Present your approach, elaborating on the articulation/dialogue between CONTEXT and ART
  • 3 brief written formulas, of a maximum of 15 words (21 characters per line)

► Only files sent in digital form will be considered - total file size 15 Mb max.

Accepted formats: PDF documents, mp3 sound, mp4 video (max 5 minutes), max 15 JPG images, website

Send all before January 15, 2023 (11:59pm) to:


In the interest of better representation, DARE-DARE strongly encourages submissions from people and practices that are under-represented in the arts.

Since 2004, DARE-DARE has been a nomadic artist-run center, currently located in the neighborhood of Little Burgundy, in the southwest of Montreal.
Little Burgundy is bounded by the Ville-Marie Expressway to the north, the Lachine Canal to the south, Atwater Street to the west and Guy Street to the east. It is certainly one of the most multicultural neighborhoods on the island of Montreal with over 83 diverse ethnic communities. In addition, the socio-economic profile of its population is contrasted since the northeast sector of the neighborhood is one of the most disadvantaged in Montreal while the southwest sector is rather well off. Finally, the neighborhood is also distinguished by its many parks and its proximity to downtown.


Past Projects

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October 26, 2022
October 1, 2022
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