Dance

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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Dancefest at Nextfest is now accepting submissions for the 2016 edition, taking place June 2-12, 2016!

Who can apply?
Dancefest is geared towards emerging choreographers under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance. We are looking for works in the 10-45 min range but all applications will be considered. If this is you, read on!

Submission Requirements
To apply for Dancefest at Nextfest 2016, please send the following information to info@goodwomen.ca:

  • A description of your piece
  • Statement of interest (why you would like to present your work at Nextfest)
  • Choreographer’s CV
  • Estimated length of the work
  • Technical requirements
  • List of performers and collaborators
  • Link to online video documentation (this can be of the proposed work or rehearsal footage of the work, or documentation of a previous work.) Please send a video link; do not send a hard copy.

Deadline: February 12th, 2016 at midnight

You will be contacted by February 29th, 2016 with your application results.

Please send all submissions electronically to: info@goodwomen.ca. Late, incomplete or hard-copy submissions will not be accepted. Questions? Please contact us at: info@goodwomen.ca.

We look forward to receiving your submission!

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Dancefest @ Nextfest is now accepting submissions for Nextfest 2015, taking place June 4-14, 2015!

Dancefest is geared toward emerging choreographers under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance. We are looking for works in the 10-45 min range but all applications will be considered.

Submission Requirements

To apply for Dancefest at Nextfest 2015, please send the following information to info@goodwomen.ca
– A description of your piece (1 page)
– Statement of interest (why you would like to present your work at Nextfest)
– Choreographer’s CV
– Estimated length of the work
– Technical requirements
– List of performers and other collaborators.
– Link to online video documentation (this can be of the proposed work, or rehearsal footage of the work, or documentation of a previous work.) Please send a video link; do not send a hard copy.

Deadline: February 13th, 2015 at midnight

Please send all submissions electronically to info@goodwomen.ca. Late, incomplete or hard-copy submissions will not be accepted. You will be contacted by March 2nd, 2015 with your application results. Questions? Contact us at info@goodwomen.ca

We look forward to receiving your submission!

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The Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards

The Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards are designed to recognize, encourage and support the initiative and excellence of young independent artists residing in Alberta. For the purpose of these awards an emerging artist is defined as an individual who:

 is under the age of 30
 has completed an initial phase of training in their artistic field
 is on the cusp of visibility

The intention of The Awards is to support and encourage artistic activity. Awards are not intended to fund production costs, promotional materials, or post-secondary tuition. Assessment of nominees will be based on the uniqueness, plausibility, and community involvement of the articulated artistic activity.

How To Apply

An individual artist will nominate him/herself for the award. The nomination will articulate the individual’s artistic activity, (past, present, and future). “Artistic activity” may include research, professional development, facilitation, or creation. It is highly recommended that if an artistic activity involves a partnership (e.g. a mentorship with an established artist) that evidence be provided confirming that partner’s participation (i.e. letter of invitation, letter of agreement, receipt of registration, etc). Nextfest will not be responsible for the return of support materials, so please do not send originals.

The total award allocation will not exceed the sum of $5,000. The quantity of awards will be determined by the jury, but generally each award is a minimum of $1,000. Meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee an award. Awards will be announced and presented at the Nextfest 2014 Opening Ceremonies on June 5, 2014.

Nominations are to be sent to:

Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards
c/o The Roxy Theatre
10708 124 St
Edmonton, AB
T5M 0H1

Or emailed to:

steve@nextfest.ca

Deadline: May 23, 2014 

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Curated by Good Women Dance Collective, #nxtfstDANCE presents brave new works by emerging choreographers and dancers.

2014 Dancefest @ Nextfest
Call for Submissions

Dancefest @ Nextfest is now accepting submissions for the 2014 edition, taking place June 5-15, 2014!

Who can apply?

Dancefest is geared towards emerging choreographers under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance. We are looking for works in the 10-45 min range but all applications will be considered.

Submission Requirements

To apply for Dancefest @ Nextfest 2014, please send the following information to info@goodwomen.ca:

  • A description of your piece
  • Statement of interest (why you would like to present your work at Nextfest)
  • Choreographer’s CV
  • Estimated length of the work
  • Technical requirements
  • List of performers and other collaborators.
  • Link to online video documentation (This can be of the proposed work, or rehearsal footage of the work, or documentation of a previous work.) Please send a video link; do not send a hard copy.

Deadline: February 14th, 2014 at midnight

You will be contacted by March 3rd, 2014 with your application results. Please send all submissions electronically to: info@goodwomen.ca.

Late, incomplete or hard-copy submissions will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact us at: info@goodwomen.ca

We look forward to receiving your submission!

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Dancefest@Nextfest is now accepting submissions for the 2013 edition, taking place June 6-16, 2013!

Who can apply?

Dancefest is geared towards emerging choreographers under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance. If this is you, read on!

Submission Requirements

To apply for Dancefest@Nextfest 2013, please send the following information to info@goodwomen.ca:

– A description of your piece

– Statement of interest (why you would like to present your work at Nextfest)

– Choreographer’s CV

– Estimated length of the work

– Technical requirements

– List of performers and other collaborators.

– Link to online video documentation (This can be of the proposed work, or rehearsal footage of the work, or documentation of a previous work.) Please send a video link; do not send a hard copy.

Deadline: April 15 at midnight

Please send all submissions electronically to info@goodwomen.ca

Late, incomplete or hard-copy submissions will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact us at: info@goodwomen.ca

We look forward to receiving your submission!

 

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The Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards are designed to recognize, encourage and support the initiative and excellence of young independent artists residing in Alberta. For the purpose of these awards, an emerging artist is defined as an individual who:

– is under the age of 30
– has completed an initial phase of training in their artistic field
– is on the cusp of visibility

The intention of The Awards is to support and encourage artistic activity. Awards are not intended to fund production costs, promotional materials, or post-secondary tuition. Assessment of nominees will be based on the uniqueness, plausibility, and community involvement of the articulated artistic activity.

How To Apply:

An individual artist will nominate him/herself for the award. The nomination will articulate the individual’s artistic activity, (past, present, and future). “Artistic activity” may include research, professional development, facilitation, or creation. It is highly recommended that if an artistic activity involves a partnership (e.g. a mentorship with an established artist) that evidence be provided confirming that partner’s participation (i.e. letter of invitation, letter of agreement, receipt of registration, etc).

Nextfest will not be responsible for the return of support materials, so please do not send originals.

The total award allocation for 2012 will not exceed $5,000. The quantity of awards will be determined by the jury, but generally each award is a minimum of $1,000. Meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee an award. Awards will be announced and presented at the Nextfest 2012 Opening Ceremonies on June 7, 2012.

Nominations are to be sent to:

Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards
c/o The Roxy Theatre
10708 124 St
Edmonton, AB
T5M 0H1

Or emailed to:
steve@nextfest.ca
Deadline: May 31, 2012

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Nextfest 2012

Call for submissions for all high school playwrights, actors, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, and theatre artists/creators

High school students are invited to work in a professional theatre setting and showcase their talent at Edmonton’s largest emerging arts festival, Nextfest 2012.

Ways to get involved:

Shadow a professional playwright, actor, director, designer (set/lighting/costume), stage manager, theatre technician, or dramaturg while they produce a show at Next Fest.

Submit your play to be considered for a staged reading or full production.

Work on a production written by a high school student as an actor, director, designer, or stage manager.

We respond to unique artistic proposals: send us your script, idea, musing, or rant.

There are also opportunities for those interested in dance, choreography, music, visual art, and film & video.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 31 2012

Contact Laura Raboud or Steve Pirot for more information

Laura Raboud, High School Mentorship Coordinator: boo@nextfest.ca or 780-637-9110

Steve Pirot, Nextfest Festival Director: nextfest@theatrenetwork.ca or 780-453-2440

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