EXPLORE

Our programming is multiplicitous and diverse: we develop and deliver a range of activities designed to be flexible, responsive, and valuable for artists working today. All of our programming falls under one of three categories, outlined below. 

RESIDENCIES
 

  Amanda Acorn and Ann Trépanier in rehearsal for "Leisure Palace", by Acorn. Photo by Omer Yukseker.

Amanda Acorn and Ann Trépanier in rehearsal for "Leisure Palace", by Acorn. Photo by Omer Yukseker.

Our rotating roster of Resident Artists are the core artists at Dancemakers. Our primary residency program offers a three-year fully funded residency, of up to seven weeks a year of studio time, during which time artists bring a new work to production. This residency is curated through research and does not have an open call. We also host a two-year Emerging Artist in Residence, a two-week Technical/Production residency, and Le Switch and Toronto>Montreal Exchange Program. All of these residencies are curated through an open Call

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  Participants in Kelly Keenan's class for the Toronto Dance Community Love-In. Photo by Omer Yukseker.

Participants in Kelly Keenan's class for the Toronto Dance Community Love-In. Photo by Omer Yukseker.

We program ancillary events including outreach, education, presentation opportunities, and professional development. These events are concomitant to the residency activities, often supporting or orbiting the works of the Resident Artists, and are aimed at providing opportunities for a wider field of practitioners. Current activities in this category include the Dance Writers in Residence Program, our Adult Beginner Contemporary Dance Classes, our partnership with the Toronto Dance Community Love-In, and others.

PRESENTATION platforms

  Meg Foley in her work "Elbows in/the undergird," at Flowchart. Screencap from footage by Francesca Chudnoff.

Meg Foley in her work "Elbows in/the undergird," at Flowchart. Screencap from footage by Francesca Chudnoff.

We present work by local and non-local artists at Dancemakers outside of our roster of artists principally through our multidisciplinary performance series Flowchart. We also engage in co-productions and partnerships of work by both our resident artists and members of the community.

For more information on these programs, please contact our Curator, Amelia Ehrhardt. Open calls for our programs are always posted on our website at the Current Calls page.

Banner photo: Elinor Fueter in Zoja Smutny's "Rosé Porn". The Darling Foundry, Montréal, 2016. Photo by Guntar Kravis.