For its tenth edition to be held in spring 2019, RIPA (rencontre interuniversitaire de performance actuelle) is seeking volunteer collaborators in order to complete its team.

Initiated in 2012, RIPA is an annual non-profit event run by volunteer students whose aim is to promote performative practices of emerging artists from Quebec universities and neighbouring provinces and States. RIPA wishes to develop Quebec’s performance networks by fostering exchanges between students, audiences and the art community. Based in Montreal, the event is a unique and accessible platform that connects emerging and established practices around significant issues.

RIPA is a great opportunity for whoever wants to gain experience in managing a cultural event, familiarize oneself with Quebec’s artistic scene, and participate in such a major project.

RIPA is currently on the lookout for students who are interested in one of the following positions:

Programming coordination

  • – Write the call for proposals and carry out any follow-up actions;
  • – Assemble and be part of the jury;
  • – Selection and invitation of the guest artists;
  • – Take care of the artists and elaborate the global structure of the program;
  • – Develop the floor plan and sequence of events. 


  • – Undertake the event’s call for submissions;
  • – Set out a timetable for communications;
  • – Create a contact list with coincides with the communications strategy;
  • – Promote the event and round table (social media, email, radio, newspapers, etc.);
  • – Write the event’s booklet.


  • – Update the budget; 
  • – Write grant applications and the balance sheets;
  • – Follow up with the granting organizations;
  • – Manage invoices required forto the subsidy payments;
  • – Manage financial transactions such as cheque cashing.

Round table coordination/publication

  • – Think of an interesting and relevant concept for the round table (theme, format, etc.);
  • – Find potential speakers;
  • – Follow up with the guest speakers;
  • – Find a location;
  • – Welcome guest speakers and ensure the proper unfolding of the round table; 
  • – Act as a moderator, if needed.

Graphic design

  • – Create invitations, flyers, posters, pamphlets and so on for the 2019 edition;
  • – Create the layout for various types of documents (call for submissions, contracts, press releases, etc.).

Technical support

  • – Plan the technical needs related to the event and ensure the feasibility of performances in terms of installations, technical resources and the room’s particularities;
  • – Rent and install audiovisual gear and lighting;
  • – Ensure the proper technical unfolding of the event, in close collaboration with artists and volunteers. 

Please send us your application by email to ripa.contact@gmail.com before December first 2020, 11:59 p.m. Be sure to include, in PDF files:

– A letter of intent mentioning the position you want (one page maximum)

– An updated resume (two pages maximum)

– Please indicate the position you wish to apply for in the title of your email

Please note that applicants must be registered as full-time or part-time students for the 2020-2021 fall and winter semesters.

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Victoria Stanton, Sharpshooter (top 5 hits: 6 years later), RIPA 2019. Photo: alignements.
June 24, 2020