For its eleventh edition to be held in spring 2022, 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 Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, the event proposes a unique and accessible platform to present contemporary performance art in all of its diversity. The event unfolds in two complementary components: a performance evening that presents the work of university-level artists and a subsequent gathering for collective reflection. RIPA acts as a laboratory, both practical and theoretical, and seeks to establish contacts between emerging and established communities. 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.

The following positions are available for the 2022 edition of RIPA:


  • Ensure the diffusion of the call for submissions for this edition;
  • Create a communications plan to promote the edition’s events;
  • Create and manage a contact list that coincides with the communications strategy;
  • Coordinate the promotion of the events (via social media, email, radio, newspapers, etc.);
    *Most of the work is done before the event

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  • Think of an interesting and relevant concept for podcast (theme, format, etc.);
  • Invite potential speakers and follow-up with confirmed guests;
  • Find a location to record the podcast;
  • Welcome the speakers and ensure the proper unfolding of the event; 
  • Act as a moderator, if needed.
    *Most of the work is done before and after the performance event, and during the round table event

Graphic designer

  • Create a visual identity for the 2022 edition;
  • Produce visuals to be printed for the performance evening (posters, pamphlets, etc.);
  • Produce digital visuals for the promotion of the events via social media (call for submissions, contracts, press releases, etc.).
    *Most of the work is done before the event


  • Ensure the venue rental for the performance evening and follow-up with the owners in preparation for the event;
  • Address all logistical needs related to the event : organize the event’s bar (if possible), look for suppliers, buy food, find sponsorships, reserve equipment, etc.
    * The majority of the work is done before and during the event


  • Establish and register updates to the budget; 
  • Research and complete funding applications well before the event, and complete financial reports at the end of the edition;
  • Follow-up as needed with funding organizations;
  • Manage the invoices required to receive funding;
  • Manage financial transactions such as cheque cashing.
    *Most of the work is done before and after the event

Artistic programming

  • Prepare the call for submissions and manage the process;
  • Compose a jury for the selection of submissions, and participate;
  • Select and invite a professional artist to serve as mentor for the edition;
  • Work with the selected artists, ensure the signing of their contracts, and establish the technical and logistical needs for their performances;
  • Prepare the global structure of the evening’s program, the plan of the performance space, and the order of the performances.
    *Most of the work is done before and during the event

To apply, please send us your application by email to ripa.contact@gmail.com by 11:59PM on November 1st 2021. We ask that you indicate the position you wish to apply for in the title of your email, and that you attach the following documents as PDFs:

  • A letter of intent mentioning the position you want (one page maximum);
  • An updated resume (two pages maximum).

Please note that applicants must be enrolled as full-time or part-time university students for the 2021-2022 fall and winter semesters.

October 1, 2021