Nov 2017

Nextfest 2018: Call for Emerging Choreographer Submissions

Good Women Dance Collective, curators of Dancefest at Nextfest, are in search of an emerging choreographer to create a new work for Dancefest at Nextfest 2018.

Who can apply?
Dancefest is geared towards emerging choreographers and movement artists under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance.

Who will you be working with?
As choreographer, you will be working with a group of 15 to 25 dancers from Victoria School for the Arts to create a new movement piece.

Artistic mentorship and guidance will be available to you from the Good Women Collective Artists – our attendance at all of your rehearsals will be expected.

What does the creative process involve?
Rehearsals will run Monday afternoons from 3:30-5:30pm, beginning March 5, 2018 and continuing up until the Festival, which runs from May 31- June 10, 2018.
*There will be no rehearsals on April 2nd or May 21st.

You will need to be available for the technical and dress rehearsals (exact dates TBA, likely between May 26-May 30, 2017).

Where will you rehearse?
Studio space will be provided at Victoria School for the Arts.

What kind of funding is there?
You, the choreographer will be guaranteed a minimum honorarium of $400 for the creation and presentation of your work in Nextfest.

However, we would encourage and support your application for funds through the Edmonton Community Foundation’s Young Edmonton Grants program. This grant can provide a young Edmonton creator (13-24yrs) with funds up to $3000 for a project such as new choreography.

Good Women Collective Artists will be available to provide guidance in writing this application, should you require it. Applications for this grant are due by February 15, 2018.

How do you apply?
To apply as a choreographer for Dancefest at Nextfest 2018, please send the following information to info@goodwomen.ca:

  • Statement of interest – Description of Work/Why you would like to create new work to be mentored and presented at Nextfest
  • Artistic Statement – Describe your choreographic style and what concepts you intend to explore in your piece
  • Link to online video documentation – Video footage of the proposed work is preferable. This can include in-studio rehearsal footage. Documentation of previous work can also be submitted. Please send a video link—do not send a hard copy.
  • Choreographer’s CV

When is the deadline to apply?
February 2nd, 2018 at 11:59pm (MT)
Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

When will you know the results of your application?
You will be contacted by February 26, 2018

If you have questions:
Please contact us at: info@goodwomen.ca


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