Jan 2023

Nextfest 2023: Dance Submission Call

Three dancers pose in a triangle with flashlights on a dark stage.

Curated by Good Women Dance Collective, Nextfest Arts Company is now accepting submissions of dance works for the 2023 edition.

What are we looking for?

This season, we are seeking dance works that will be showcased at the home of Theatre Network, The Roxy Theatre in Edmonton, AB from June 1- 11th 2023. Dance pieces in the 10-20 minute range will be prioritized, but all lengths will be considered.

GWDC is an equity-seeking organization: We support and encourage the sharing of space and stories from all bodies, lands and histories, many of which have yet to be experienced on our stages and in our studios. We acknowledge this and actively strive to change it. Feel free to contact us via becky@goodwomen.ca with any questions you may have prior to submitting your application.

Who can apply?

Dance at Nextfest is geared towards emerging choreographers under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance and/ or the performing arts. Emerging artists from all movement disciplines and backgrounds are welcome to apply.

How to apply?

Please fill out the Nextfest 2023 Dance Application form to apply. 

When to apply?

You can apply anytime for this submission between now and February 13, 2023. Submissions will be reviewed by Good Women Dance Collective and applicants will be notified of the results by March 6, 2023.


Questions regarding this application can be sent to becky@goodwomen.ca


The Good Women Dance Collective is grateful to be living and working in Amiskwacîwâskahikan, colonially known as Edmonton, on Treaty 6 territory. We make our home in the Shumka Dance Centre, located in the O-day’min ward, the heart of the city. O-day’min is the Anishinaabe word for strawberry and is used in traditional teachings to represent vulnerability, carrying its seeds on the outside of the fruit and not protected within. We hold this teaching very close to our hearts, as we are able to live and work as artists in this place.

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