CALLS TO ARTISTS

We currently have 2 calls to artists:

Peer Learning Network: a choreographic working group for emerging artists

DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28, 2017 AT 5 PM

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 inaugural project is an 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 an interpreter.

Eight selected artists will receive:

  • 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 monthly group sharing session, facilitated by Dancemakers’ Curator Amelia Ehrhardt
  • Commit to working collectively with the group, including as outside eyes or interpreters, as available
  • Be available for a public sharing moment of their work through the Peer Learning Network

Participants will be the first to take part in this new program at Dancemakers. We are committed to developing this program in response to participant need and feedback and as such participants can expect to be in dialogue with Dancemakers around effectiveness and structure of the program.

Program dates are from April 1 to July 31, 2017.

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

To apply, please submit the following:

  • An artists’ statement (maximum 500 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.
  • Support material Please submit up to 5 minutes of video documentation. Links to video only: no attachments/dropbox.

Submit all documents as a single PDF to info@dancemakers.org with the subject line “Peer Learning Network Application” no later than February 28, 2017 at 5 pm.

Selected participants will be notified within two weeks of the deadline.

PEER LEARNING NETWORK: A CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKING GROUP FOR EMERGING ARTISTS IS SUPPORTED BY

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 2017-2018 TECHNICAL RESIDENCY

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2017

Dancemakers is pleased to announce a call to artists for our Technical Residency Program. This program grants up to two weeks of exclusive access to the studio for the technical development of a work. It is geared towards works that have a performance date scheduled but lack adequate time or resources in a theatre to develop the production.

Individual artists, collectives, ad-hoc or incorporated groups can apply. Artists working in any form of dance or choreographic practice will be considered.

The residency can take place over two weeks, which do not need to be done consecutively, between August of 2017 and July of 2018.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Description of the work (max 300 words)
  • A technical rider/list of technical needs
  • A summary of what you plan to do (max 400 words)
  • A biography of the artist/group
  • Link to support material:  A maximum of five minutes of footage of the proposed work. Links to video only: no attachments/dropbox.

The secured performance dates, venue, and/or presenter if applicable

A list of all revenue sources, including in-kind, with indication of whether they are confirmed/pending

Submit all documents as a single PDF to info@dancemakers.org with the subject line “Technical Residency Application” no later than March 15, 2016 at 5 pm.

 

Banner Photo: Robyn Breen and Jesse Dell in Kelly Keenan's class/The Toronto Dance Community Love-In. Photo by Omer Yukseker.