Dance Residencies & Projects
Supporting the artistic development of dance artists.
A call for program submissions is published annually: visit Upcoming Deadlines for details.
Dance Centre membership is required to apply for programs.
The Dance Centre’s 2022-23 Artist-in-Residence and DanceLab programs are supported in part by PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
The Artist-in-Residence program supports artists in the development of new work with space, mentorship and resources, and connects them with wider audiences through activities such as talks, showings and performances.
Photo Arash Khakpour & Emmalena Fredriksson/Yvonne Chew
The DanceLab program supports research and collaboration between dance and other disciplines. It provides fully subsidized studio space, enabling the participating artists to research how cross-art form collaboration can enhance their artistic growth and the development of new work. Upon completion of the process, the artists share their research with the public in an informal studio showing.
Photo Restless Productions/Claire French
The Dance Centre offers choreographic development projects with local, national and international partners. Artist-led initiatives include online media, video, talks and roundtables, writing, and exhibitions as well as research.
Photo Olivia C. Davies/Chris Randle
12 Minutes Max seeks to foster experimentation and the development of a choreographic idea or work-in-progress. Artists have access to support and feedback from facilitators, and the opportunity to share and discuss their work.
Photo Megan Hunter/Shannyn Higgins
Our workshops, information sessions and consultations are designed for artists and others working in the dance sector. Topics range from grant writing, career development, and marketing, to choreographic development, working with a lighting designer, and creating with text.