Attention, Dancers.

Dance Victoria is inviting applications from dance artists who are at different stages of their career and who have an international focus. The application will be posted in early January, but in the meantime, you might want to start thinking about it and lining up the two required letters of recommendation. The Chrystal Dance Prize is open to two groups of dance artists:

  • Emerging dancers/choreographers who want to pursue further studies at an accredited institution outside Canada.
  • Mid-career dance artists who have a project (new dance work) or have developed a self-directed course of study outside Canada with a mentor or a dance company. The proposal could also include a group of activities like workshops, research, working with an “outside eye”, or a residency. If you are proposing a new work, preference will be given to applicants who include a residency in Victoria at Dance Victoria Studios. In each circumstance, the applicant’s proposal must include working with another individual or group of individuals. Solo work or research in a studio will not be supported by this program.  The applicant must demonstrate how this course of study will contribute to the development of their practice.

In 2012, the value of the prize will be $14,000.

Application Deadline: postmarked no later than Friday, March 30, 2012

Only one Chrystal Dance Prize will be awarded each year. For this reason alone, it is essential that applicants submit clear, concise and complete proposals.

All applicants:

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or have Landed Immigrant Status
  • Must have resided in one of Canada’s four western provinces (BC, AB, SK, MB) for the past two years.
  • Must provide two reference letters. Reference letters must be sent directly from the referee to Dance Victoria and will address the applicant’s aptitudes, special skills, work ethic and ability to work with others.
  • Must include a non-refundable $30 application processing fee with a completed application. Only cheques or money orders made payable to Dance Victoria Society will be accepted. Applications submitted without payment will not be considered.

~ by DanceHouse on December 5, 2011.

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