Call for Submissions: Ontario-Quebec Coaching for Dance Artists
Do you want your unique artistic vision to be shared across Ontario and Quebec? Would you like more access to networks of presenters and to spaces for your work to be seen? Do you want to strengthen your distribution and marketing tools?
Who we are:
Presentation networks La danse sur les routes du Québec and Ontario Presents, along with The CanDance Network are collaborating with Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) dance artist, Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, and experienced presenter and arts manager, Lee Bolton, on a new project to promote the work of dance artists from Indigenous and racialized communities through coaching, facilitating communications, and organizing meetings between the artists and presenters in Ontario and Québec.
In the spirit of reconciliation and with the desire to increase representation of Québec and Ontario artists who self-identify as members of an Indigenous nation or a racialized community, artists will be chosen to follow this free program from July through December of 2019. The artists will receive assistance through individual consultations, conference calls, marketing advice, promotional material development networking opportunities, and peer sharing, to help support their artistic vision/practice and inform presenters of their work.
We will work with presenters to familiarize them about alternative/diverse/different cultural approaches, methods, and views of dance. The intention is to cultivate new connections, understanding and relationships between these dance artists and presenters.
See the PDF below for full project details.
Creative Exchange Project
Announcing the 2019-20 Creative Exchange Project! CanDance has awarded funds to This is actively built, a project devised by artist Nate Yaffe, and supported by Studio 303 (Montreal) and Fluid Festival (Calgary). This is actively built supports the political and creative practices of dance artists from the queer community. A five-day research residency will hold space for dance artists from the queer communities in Calgary and Montreal for dialogue, collaboration and creation. It’s the first time this initiative will bring together artists from these communities for an intensive period to articulate the questions, challenges, and dreams they have in relation to their body practices; to engage in mutual education/creative support; and to develop new queer art-making structures.
Québec-Ontario Cultural Exchange Program Artists Announcement
The CanDance Network, La danse sur les routes du Québec and Ontario Presents are proud to welcome Aicha Bastien-N'Diaya, Andrea Pena, Aria Evans, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Natasha Powell and Nova Bhattacharya in the first cohort of skills development in dance touring and distribution. The participants will be accompanied and guided by Mohawk artist Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo and experienced arts manager, Lee Bolton.
This program aims to promote the work of dance artists from Indigenous and racialized communities by focusing on coaching, peer support, developing promotion materials, and the organization of meetings between artists and presenters in Ontario and Quebec.
This project is made possible thanks to the support of the Government of Quebec, the Government of Ontario and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.
2018-19 Creation Fund Announcement
CanDance Projects Gallery
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