Programs

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

DANCE CENTRE PROGRAMS + AWARDS

2019-2020 SEASON

Deadline: Monday November 19, 2018

Dance artists, apply now for our 2019-2020 season programs and awards!

  • Dance from all traditions and genres, and artists at all stages of their careers, are welcomed.
  • Dance Centre membership is required for all programs.

How to apply:

  • Read the guidelines below
  • Review past programs and awards on our website to determine which is a fit for you
  • Contact the Programming Coordinator if you wish to discuss your project in more detail, or you are unsure which program to apply to: 604.606.6405 programming@thedancecentre.ca

APPLY ONLINE


PROGRAMS

September 2019-August 2020 season

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: CREATE + ENGAGE

Olivia C Davies/photo David C Wong

When: Season-wide
Who can apply: Full Artist and Company members
Level: Emerging, mid-career, established

-The AIR program supports artists in the creative development of new work, and connects them with wider audiences through outreach and adjunct activities.
-Artists receive fully-subsidized studio and/or theatre space, with potential for supported presentation and participation in other programs; exchange and networking opportunities; and staffing and resource support for outreach initiatives.
-Proposals should articulate how a residency would be a creative contribution to your needs, and show a clear goal related to your professional path. You should also include outreach ideas to engage a broader community, such as studio showings, talks, or classes.
-Larger projects must include a secured funding contribution or other confirmed financial support.
-Creativity, collaboration and exploration are encouraged when developing outreach activities.
-Local artists collaborating with other artists from across Canada and abroad are also eligible.


DANCELAB: INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH

TWObigsteps collective/photo Erik Zennstrom

When: Season-wide
Who can apply: Full Artist and Company members
Level: Emerging, mid-career, established

-The DanceLab supports research and collaboration between dance artists and those working in other art forms (eg film, music, theatre, visual art), aiming to enhance dialogue, provoke thought, encourage risk, and develop opportunities.
-Your proposal must articulate a clear goal, and include collaborators from other disciplines: this program is not a substitute for rehearsals.
-Participants receive up to 40 hours of fully-subsidized studio space; and host an open studio sharing for peers and the public to discuss and observe the research process.
-DanceLab is an ideal precursor to Artist-In-Residence.


DANCE IN VANCOUVER: BIENNIAL PLATFORM

Wen Wei Dance/photo Chris Randle

When: November 2019
Who can apply: Full Artist and Company members
Level: Emerging, mid-career, established

-DIV contributes to the dissemination of choreographic works through touring and exchanges, fosters collaboration among dance communities regionally, nationally and internationally, connects artists with presenters, and contributes to the strengthening of the dance infrastructure in BC.
Guest Curator: Dieter Jaenicke (Director, internationale tanzmesse nrw).
-Events include public performances, studio showings and specific programming for presenters who attend from across Canada and around the world.
-Artists may apply for:
Mainstage Performances (completed and tour-ready works, tech rider required);
Studio Showings (completed or works in progress).
Special Projects


DISCOVER DANCE! PERFORMANCE SERIES

Dancers of Damelahamid/photo Chris Randle

When: Monthly Sept – Nov 2019, Mar - May 2020, Thursdays at noon + optional 6pm show same day
Who can apply: All members
Level: Mid-career, established

-Popular, informal, low-tech performance series promoting BC-based dance of all genres and cultural traditions to a broad audience.
-Fun, entertaining, educational shows combine performance, discussion, Q&A sessions and at times audience participation, lasting one hour in total.
-Your show should be polished, engaging and lively: this program is also well suited to assist you in promoting your upcoming activities.


SCOTIABANK DANCE CENTRE OPEN HOUSE: COMMUNITY EVENT

Open House/photo Chris Randle

When: September 14, 2019
Who can apply: All members
Level: Emerging, mid-career, established

-Open House offers a day of free events in a diverse range of dance styles for a broad public, in an informal, welcoming atmosphere. 
-You may propose a class/workshop, studio showing/open rehearsal, performance, talk, installation, or any other engaging, accessible event.


INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY: CELEBRATE THE ART OF DANCE

Shot of Scotch/photo Chris Randle

When: April 29, 2020
Who can apply: All members
Level: Emerging, mid-career, established

-IDD is a global celebration of the art of dance through free, engaging public events
-Activities may include informal performances, workshops, classes, studio presentations and more.
-Your event should be accessible and engaging for a broad audience.
-Partnerships with other organizations, schools and venues are encouraged. 


BRING YOUR OWN PROJECT

When: Season-wide
Who can apply: All members
Level: Emerging, mid-career, established

-For any proposals which don’t fit into the above programs, such as:
-One-time special projects or partnerships; programming beyond the stage (online media, dance video projects, and related initiatives); discourse projects (roundtables, panels, writing, ideas exchange); and exhibitions (dance-related visual arts and media-based installations).


OTHER PROGRAMS

12 MINUTES MAX

Alejandra Miranda & Juan Villegas/photo Erik Zennstrom

When: Fall, Winter, Spring + May 2019 performance
Who can apply: Full Artist and Company members
Level: Emerging

-12MM aims to foster experimentation and the development of a choreographic idea or work-in-progress, from the initial stages through to the first public encounter.
-Artists have access to support and feedback from the facilitators, the opportunity to share the work with their peers in the program, and participate in community dialogues with audiences at public showings.
-Participants receive subsidized studio space at Scotiabank Dance Centre, and participate in an informal public showing.
- At the end of the season, the facilitators will identify a selection of the works for further development and the introduction of production elements, leading to a ticketed performance at Scotiabank Dance Centre.

Facilitators: Josh Martin and Lisa Gelley, Company 605.

Submissions are invited year-roundview dates and guidelines.


AWARDS

IRIS GARLAND EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER AWARD

Julianne Chapple/photo Ed Spence

When: Award presented Spring 2019
Who can apply: Full Artist and Company members
Level: Emerging

-The IGECA is presented every two years to a senior dance student or emerging dance artist between 19 and 35 years of age who demonstrates exceptional choreographic ability and the potential to realize a future in the creative realm of dance.
-The Award invests up to $5,000 into the chosen work, to be used towards the creation and/or production costs of presenting the work in the Faris Family Studio at Scotiabank Dance Centre.

Full guidelines

ISADORA AWARD

Currently under review - returning in 2019!

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Photos top to bottom: Olivia C. Davies/David C. Wong; TWObigsteps collective/Erik Zennstrom; Wen Wei Dance/Chris Randle; Dancers of Damelahamid/Chris Randle; Open House/Chris Randle; Shot of Scotch at International Dance Day/Chris Randle; Alejandra Miranda & Juan Villegas/Erik Zennstrom; Julianne Chapple/Ed Spence.