Call for proposals
Share your knowledge, share your passion.
At Sur Place, you can lead a practical training workshop to make additional revenues out of what you love.
What we're looking for
The goal is to teach students concrete skills that can advance their own art & media practices, and that they can use to get paid contracts or jobs. The small class size (4-8 participants) means that teachers will have time to mentor student projects one-on-one. A workshop can be quite specific (e.g. shoot & edit portrait photography) or more general (e.g. short fiction writing). Propose a workshop in an area you have expertise in and passion for. For instance:
How it works
PLEASE NOTE | During the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops have been transitioned online. Because of this, meetings will take place over the phone or via video conference, rather than face-to-face.
ONGOING | Submission proposal
1-2 WEEKS | Review + meeting scheduling
– 2H – Meeting + discussion of programming and promo
6-8 WEEKS | Promo
4 WEEKS | Workshop sessions (you get paid 1 week after start date)
RINSE & REPEAT | If the workshop was successful, let’s run it again
_Studio backgrounds (white, green, black)
_Projector, screen, speakers
_Lighting kit: 2x softbox, ring light, reflectors kit
_Camera: Sony Nex-5 camera, GoPro, Teleprompter
_Sound recording: various microphones, zoom rec & audio gear
_Webcam (for remote guests)
_Production PC with Adobe CC suite
_Printer, copier, scanner
What if I have more than one workshop idea?
Submit as many as you like.
Can I lead a workshop in French?
Yes, definitely. Workshops can be in English or French (or both!).
How will the workshops be promoted to Montrealers?
Sur Place produces a video ad for each workshop with the teachers; we’ll hold an open house a couple weeks before the session; we’ll do online and flyer advertising.
What if only a couple people sign up for my workshop?
Normally, 4 students is the minimum number of students needed to proceed. The pay is always based on 75% of tuition received.
What if I want to be picky about who gets to take my workshop?
That should be fine. Let’s talk about it.
What if I have another question?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.