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Opportunities: Call for Choreographers – Dance Canvas 15th Anniversary Season (2022-23) (Atlanta, GA) Deadline – August 30, 2022

Opportunity: Call for Choreographers – Dance Canvas 15th Anniversary Season (2022-23)
Where: Atlanta, GA
When: September 2022 – March 2023
Deadline: August 30, 2022
Online Application:
Fee to Participate or Apply: No Fee to Apply; $150 tuition for selected choreographers

Description Of Opportunity:


Dance Canvas is kicking off our 15th Anniversary season and we are looking for Emerging Choreographers or movement based artists who are interested in creating new works for our 2022-23 Choreographer Career Development Initiative. For this year’s program, we will select up to 10 choreographers to work with Dance Canvas to be presented in our 2023 Performance Series at the Ferst Center for the Arts on March 24th – 25th 2023.

Choreographers will spend 6 months conceiving, work-shopping concepts, and receiving feedback/mentorship with the end goal of presentation in our performance series. We encourage choreographers from all genres of dance to consider applying. In the past, we have presented ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, aerial, and tap choreographers, as well as multimedia and dance filmmakers.

This year…In honor of our 15th Anniversary Season, we are seeking new work that addresses “Celebration” (*in any aspect). Successful proposals will clearly describe the proposed work and how it intersects with our celebratory theme.

Don’t be afraid to pitch something unique…Originality is a factor in our selection process. Applications are open to Atlanta-based and out-of-state choreographers. (*Scholarships available for out of state choreographers)

We define “emerging professional” as:

– Artists with professional credentials in dance/art industry (*If applicant does not have professional experience, we encourage collaborations)

– Less than 10 years of experience choreographing for professional companies

– An artistic transition for an experienced choreographer (*ie. An experienced Hip Hop choreographer, transitioning to dance filmmaker)

– A new dance company or collaborative

– An established dance company that is supporting the work of a resident emerging choreographer

Emerging Professional applicants must be at least 18 years old, and not currently enrolled in an undergraduate college, university or conservatory program (*Exceptions: Kennesaw State University, Emory University, Spelman College or Georgia Tech student choreographers should contact their department heads for more information on our collegiate partnership opportunities). Graduate/Doctoral candidates can apply.

Selected Choreographers receive:

– Discounted/Free Studio Rehearsal space

– Access to professional dancers (assistance with dancer casting/auditions)

– Professional photography and video of the performance

– Marketing/Promotion of your project

– Workshops and Mentoring opportunities

– Performance (rehearsal/tech time) at the Ferst Center for the Arts

– Industry network connections (Complimentary tickets)

– Teaching/residency opportunities (*based on request from partner institutions)

How To Apply:

Applications can be found on our website at

Deadline to apply: 11:59pm on August 30th, 2022

(Photo credit Richard Calmes; Choreography by Dara Capley – Dance Canvas 2022 CCDI Choreographer)

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