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Deadline: September 9, 2019

The RT Collective are pleased to announce the third edition of Screen:Moves--a screening program of short dance videos. Presented in collaboration with Dancemakers, Screen:Moves invites artists to conceive and create original works for this event.

The program operates on a "micro-commissioning" model. We do not program existing works. Instead, we invite artists to submit proposals for new works they would like to create and then support that process of creation. Selected projects will receive a screening fee of $250 and be screened as part of the program in February 2020 as part of the Progress Festival.


  • We accept proposals for new works that are conceived and created specifically for this program. Please do not submit works you have already created for consideration.

  • Collaborative teams must have at least one artist based in Canada.

  • The program is geared specifically to works created with all forms of video (rather than works shot on film).

  • Submissions using accessible video technologies like smart phones, iPads, or webcams, are encouraged.

  • Completed works should be 4 minutes or less. 

  • Projects should address or feature the medium of dance in some way.

  • Formats can include: experimental, narrative, comedic, documentary and animated works.


  • Proposals must be submitted via email using the attached form.

  • Proposals submitted without the form or with incomplete information are ineligible.

  • Proposals must include a link to one previously created video work. The jury will watch a maximum of 4 minutes.

  • First time video makers are welcome. In the event you have never made a video, include a link to some other artistic project you have previously created. 

  • Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted.


September 9, 2019


September 13, 2019

Completed works deadline

January 13, 2020

The submission form is available here.

Email questions here.



Program Dates: November 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020

Developed in response to a need for increased choreographic development for artists in Toronto, the Peer Learning Network is an opportunity for emerging* choreographers to learn, experiment, develop work, develop methodologies, but most of all to do it together. Artists working in all forms and practices of dance are encouraged to apply.

This project is an ongoing experiment in self-directed learning. Interested artists should be willing to commit to working with the group, attending sharing sessions, and where possible, working with other choreographers as outside eyes, collaborators, and accomplices.  

This program is not a traditional residency program where artists need to pitch a particular work to develop, but rather an opportunity to develop your practice in the context of sharing and group learning.

*For the purposes of this program, Emerging Choreographers are those with 5 years or less professional experience as a choreographer

Up to eight selected artists will receive:

  • Up to ten hours of studio time per month at Dancemakers Centre for Creation throughout the duration of the program, based on studio availability

  • An honorarium

  • Discounted tickets to performances at Dancemakers throughout the duration of the program

 The artists agree to:

  • Attend a minimum of three out of four quarterly sharing sessions, facilitated by Dancemakers’ Curator Amelia Ehrhardt:

    • November 11, 2019 from 2 to 4 pm

    • January 27, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm

    • April 6, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm

    • June 15, 2020, from 2 to 4 pm

  • Commit to co-working with the group and to prioritize coordinating within the cohort to work collectively

  • Be available for a public sharing moment of their work through the Peer Learning Network

 To apply, please submit the following:

  • An artists’ statement (maximum 250 words): Please describe your artistic interests, methods, curiosities. What are you specifically working on as a choreographer? What motivates you to make dances? How do you make them? What is similar between your dances?

  • A biography (maximum 250 words): Please list any professional choreographic experience and training as well as other relevant information.

  • A brief statement (maximum 250 words) about why and how you plan to work with other members of the group

  • Your availability for the four sharing sessions

  • Support material: Please submit up to 5 minutes of video documentation - only send the links to your video on your application form and not the entire video!

Submit your application through this Peer Learning Network Application Google Form by 5 PM on September 15, 2019.

Selected participants will be notified within one month of the deadline.


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