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Open Call for Choreographers for MAKING MOVES DANCE FESTIVAL 2020

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The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) invites NYC-based dance companies and choreographers to apply via open call for the 11th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 ~ Switchin’ It Up (MMDF2020). 

MMDF2020 offers paid performance opportunities for 11 choreographers on both the indoor and outdoor stages of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, with an Outdoor Kickoff Party on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

MMDF2020 will not only showcase new, emerging and underrepresented professional choreographers, but we’re Switchin’ It Up by providing an additional way for creative choreographers and dance artists to represent the diversity that is Queens and NYC: an open-style, live-juried, audience-participating Community Dance Battle set for Thursday, Sept. 24, including a pot of money and prizes to the winner. The Dance Battle , followed by our season kick-off Dance Party , is free and open to the public.
 

Program Timeline : The open-call application portal will be active as of Feb. 10; the deadline for applications is April 15, 2020. The jury will meet in May 2020. Selected groups will be notified by early June 2020. Calls of inquiry regarding the status of an application will not be returned.

Eligibility : MMDF2020 is open to emerging and underrepresented NYC-based choreographers and companies with bold ideas and a progressive/contemporary nature. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have presented work previously in a public format; students may apply only for the Community Dance Battle when sign-ups are made available in August 2020. Applicants must be NYC residents as of the application deadline or can demonstrate a significant, documented track record of artistic activity in NYC. Queens residents receive preference for all opportunities.

 

Selection Criteria : Applicants will be chosen based on the strength of their submitted work; quality samples are important. MMDF2020 jurors and JCAL's Director of Programs and Artist Services will base choices on clarity of choreographic vision and artist statement; ability of the artist (through visual aid, written or another form of communication) to share the choreographer's commitment to purpose, aesthetic and technique; a performing company of quality that is trained to represent the work of the choreographer; and a demonstrated desire and ability to share their work and vision.

 

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MMDF2020 Offers Four Opportunities for Choreographers and Dance Companies:

Major Commission : One choreographer will be commissioned to create a 30 to 45-minute work to be presented on the indoor stage at evening performances on Sept. 25 and 26. The commissioned choreographer will receive a stipend of $4,000 to create the work, and receive up to 80 hours of free rehearsal space at JCAL. The commissioned choreographer will also receive a $500 fee to deliver a public program developed over a residency period to support full development of the commissioned work. This public program may be a workshop, master class, free public performance or other community-based activity taking place in a JCAL studio. The commissioned choreographer will provide dancers, costumes, lighting, props, etc., out of commissioned funds.

Emerging Artists : Up to four emerging and/or underrepresented professional choreographers and groups will receive a stipend of $800 to present a 15 to 25-minute piece on the indoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26. The choreographers and/or groups will be able to demonstrate a track record of public performances, commit time to the choreographic process, and highlight their creative concepts.

Early-Career Artists : Up to four early-career professional choreographers and/or groups will receive a $500 stipend to present a 15 to 25-minute piece on the outdoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26 (presenting existing work is encouraged). The choreographers and/or groups will be able to demonstrate a track record of public performances, commit time to the choreographic process, and highlight their creative concepts.

New Artists : Two new choreographers and/or groups will receive a stipend of $350 to present a 12 to 15-minute piece on the outdoor stage on Sept. 25 and 26 (presenting existing work is encouraged).

 

Deadline: 
04/15/2020
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ADF's Movies by Movers Film Festival 2020 Submissions

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Female dancer in yellow dress falls onto couch covered in newspaper.

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Accepted films are screened at the American Dance Festival. Attendees to the festival receive tickets to a show, opportunities to take classes and network with other dance film artists.

Deadline: 
02/14/2020

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$15-$35
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Call for Artists in Residency 2020

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AiR2020 : Following a successful pilot programme in 2019,  ŻfinMalta - National Dance Company, is excited to offer 3 residencies between the months of March & June 2020.  

 

Located in the Mediterranean, Malta is a bilingual country, speaking both English and Maltese, with year-round sunshine.  Within this unique setting, and based at the ŻfinMalta studios on Valletta’s Grand Harbour - one of the most scenic harbours in the world - the National Dance Company offers national and international dance-makers a space for research and dialogue.  ŻfinMalta is looking forward to welcoming both experienced and emerging, Europe-based dance artists currently undertaking choreographic research to develop and explore their work further in a new context, providing the time and space for focus on the creation and development of work.

 

WHO ARE THE RESIDENCIES FOR?

ZfinMalta, is offering three residencies between April and June 2020 for local and Europe-based dance practitioners to further develop their choreographic research/practice. Each residency will run no longer than a week

 

These residency programmes are designed for choreographers, regularly creating work, who need to carry out research which will push the boundaries of their practice.

 

Choreographers from all dance backgrounds are encouraged to apply; whether their research is interdisciplinary, community-based, or dance practice based.

 

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED?

ŻfinMalta will host the selected artists in their studios in the island’s capital, Valletta, which enjoy the inspiring view of the Grand Harbour, defined by a coastline of forts and churches in yellow limestone.

 

Made up of two studios, ŻfinMalta welcomes selected artists to work in their space between 10am - 6pm. 

 

ŻfinMalta studios are equipped with a sound system, air conditioning, storage space, bathrooms, showers and kitchen facilities as well as WiFi access.

 

We regret that ŻfinMalta’s studio is currently not wheelchair accessible.

 

WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM RESIDENCY ARTISTS?

An informal presentation or sharing of work in a format which suits the artist’s practice. The audience will be facilitated by ZfinMalta and the approach discussed with the artist. The company believes that this interaction with an audience is fundamental in the research stages of creating work.

 

Permission for ZfinMalta to film agreed parts of the residency

 

Inclusion of ZfinMalta logos and/or  ZfinMalta word credit on publicity (print and digital) for any future work which is developed from research undertaken during this residency.

 

FINANCE 

ŻfinMalta offer a token of €1000 for each residency.  €500 will be offered as a first token, to cover the cost of accommodation and flights for artists based outside Malta, whilst another €500 will be offered for use of travel in Malta and other expenses necessary for the duration of the residency.

 

50% of the token will be offered upon the signature of the residency agreement with the respective artists, whilst the other half of the token will be presented upon the start of the residency, both on presentation of invoice.

 

Local artists who may not need the token in order to cover flights and accommodation expenses, are asked to outline how the token would be used.  Artists may want to bring in other people to explore their research on or even bring in other people to document their process. Such applications of the token are eligible as long as they are included in the budget within the application form.

 

TIME FRAME

3 residencies are currently available, one residency per month for the months of April, May and June 2020.  The ideal dates for the artist must be outlined in the application and upon selection, will be discussed and finalised with the company.

 

ZfinMalta will put every effort to accommodate the preferred dates but this may not always be possible.

 

The deadline for application is Saturday 8th February 2020 (00:00)

 

Candidates should expect a first contact by the 21st February 2019 and ultimately, the chosen applications will be announced by the end of February 2019.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Professional experienced and emerging choreographers residing within Malta and based in Europe, who are regularly creating and researching dance.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience

Candidates should have a good command of the English language

Applicants must be over the age of 21

Priority will be given to candidates who are open to sharing their research and work 

Priority will also be given to applications partially supported by other sources of funds

ZfinMalta will make every effort to accommodate the research requirements of artists within the parameters of our spaces. Artists will be expected to be respectful of the environment they find themselves in and to take care of the space they are allotted.

 

REVIEWS FROM AiR2019

Zoe Camilleri

“I think it is a great initiative that will help young and emerging creators and artists to have dedicated time to experiment with their work. The week helped me to focus my thoughts and ideas and put them into physical form. It also allowed me the space, time and finances to find get people on board this project and experiment in collaboration. I truly appreciated it!”

 

Ana Jezabel Carreira

“A perfect ‘beginning’ to our process.  I am really happy and it is because of the work that goes into opportunities like this that artists can survive.”

 

Colectivo Lamajara

“Super happy with the experience, was a real pleasure to be in Malta.”

 

SELECTION PROCESS & EVALUATION

A selection panel will be appointed to process the applications. The panel will be made up by members of ŻfinMalta with two external panelists.  Together they will select three Residency Artists. 

 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST/APPLICATION PROCESS

Within the application form, artists are required to provide :

- A description of their background, work & interest

- A brief description of the purpose of the residency within the timeline of the work

- A budget breakdown of how the €1.000 token would be used. 

- An outline of a workshop, session or talk to be offered in return.

- Links to a maximum of 2 work/research samples in video form

- Preference of residency months (with specific starting dates) between April 2020 - June 2020

 

We cannot support production or post-production of films

 

Selected applicants are required to cooperate in the marketing and sharing of their experience and workshops during this residency through various means, including social media, media interviews, photoshoots and receptions.

 

Deadline: 
02/08/2020
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Open call for residencies with Bora Bora Residency Centre

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Bora Bora Residency Centre launches the open call to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed in season 2020-21 (August 2020 to June 2021) in a residency with one of our Danish co-hosts.

*Deadline January 31st 2020 at 16:00 Copenhagen time*

There are a handful of residencies open to professional dance artists or dance ensembles or stage directors with a strong choreographic idea from all over the world.

DANISH OR BASED IN DENMARK?
In addition to our regular residencies, it is possible for Danish or Danish-based artists to also apply for consideration for our international and nordic residency programmes, which are based on exchanges with our Residency Centre partners.

International/Nordic Exchange Residencies are open to professional dance artists, dance ensembles or stage directors with a strong choreographic idea.

FOR RESIDENCIES
Bora Bora Residency Centre provides:
- economically sustainable set up with fees, travel and accommodation for an artistic team of up to four people for a period of two to three weeks.
- professional working conditions with our Danish partner venues and folk high schools who have joined forces at Bora Bora Residency Centre. Read more about our partners at www.bora-bora.dk/residency
- possible cooperation with the inhouse dramaturgs at Bora Bora, selected artistic mentors and external partners with in the field of new technology, education, research and outreach

*Deadline January 31st 2020 at 16:00 Copenhagen time*

Bora Bora Residency Centre is supported by Bikuben Foundation, Nordic Culture Fund, Danish Arts Foundation, The Augustinus Foundation and The Beckett Foundation.

Deadline: 
01/31/2020
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Open call for Kinitiras residencies 2020

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Kinitiras created the first residency centre for performing arts in Greece in December 2008. Until August 2019, it hosted numerous artists throughout the world from the fields of dance, theatre and performance.

This year, we move on and create another flexible model of residency that will connect artists from Greece and the rest of the world without Kinitiras’ having a permanent base.

We invite artists from Senegal, Cameroon, Nigeria, Germany, France and Greece specialized in community dance and theatre to apply for this shared residency. They will work with performers, professionals and amateurs, from Kinitiras’ network under the theme of TRANSITION.

Selected artists have to be available from March 5th 2020 until April 5th 2020 (the exact 20 days between those dates will be announced soon) and they will stay all together at a place provided by Kinitiras. Apart from accommodation, Kinitiras covers travel and per diem expenses.

Applications' deadline: December 26th 2019, midnight (Greek time)

You can find more information here

Deadline: 
12/26/2019
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MADC's Collective Thread Open Call Submission

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MODArts Dance Collective (MADC) is elated to announce its fifth annual dance festival, Collective Thread, on March 13-14, 2020 7:30 PM at The Performance Project @ University Settlement, 184 Eldridge Street (at Rivington), NY, NY 10002. The open submission call for women/womyn identifying choreographers of color is now - 11:59 PM EST on December 21, 2019. For more information and to apply, click here.

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Participating artists will receive free photos and a video of the performance piece, as well as an allocated tech/dress time, four lighting cues, and exposure through advertising/marketing.

Deadline: 
12/21/2019

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$25/application fee; $50/production fee if chosen
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