Call to Artists: Ontario Dance Platform

In Call to Artists on May 28, 2010 by danceumbrella

Ontario Dance Platform 2010

September 23-25, 2010

Ontario Dance Platform 2010 is a curated program of dance performances, events, and presentations that will showcase an ever expanding range and diversity of professional dance in Ontario. Arts presenters from Ontario, Canada and abraod will be invited to attend full-length and excerpted performances to assist Ontario dance artists in reaching new markets. Other events will include artist pitch sessions and opportunities to meet arts presenters.

The Platform, coordinated by CCI Ontario’s Presenting Network, will be held at Dancemakers Centre for Creation Main Studio and Toronto Dance Theatre Winchester Street Theatre.

It’s truly an exciting time to be part of dance in Ontario and we must celebrate our achievements!

Apply now!: Application deadline on or before 5pm, Monday June 7, 2010

Submit a complete application form, supporting documents and video support material outlined in the application form to:
CCI Ontario s Presenting Network
125-215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5T 2C7
There is no registration fee.

Dance artists, dance companies or dance collectives selected to perform on the Platform will not receive an engagement fee and are responsible for their artists fees and other production expenses. Dance artists, dance companies or dance collectives selected from outside Toronto will receive a tour subsidy to contribute to travel costs.
All related venue costs will be covered.

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be a professional Ontario-based dance artist, dance company or dance collective.
  • You must have previous touring experience in Ontario, Canada or internationally; administrative support to conduct a touring program, and dance work(s) that have received a professional production that can be presented on a evening length program and available for touring over the next two years.

Selection process
Dance artists, dance companies or dance collectives are selected to perform on the Platform by a jury comprised of arts presenters from Ontario, Canada and abroad. The guiding principles of the selection process are: artistic merit tour readiness and experience proven ability to tour performance work available to tour so that arts presenters can be assured they are able to book what they see at the Platform.

Dance artists, dance companies or dance collectives selected to perform on the Platform will be notified in July 2010.

ONTARIO DANCES Ontario Dance Platform 2010 is a new initiative of Ontario Arts Council’s 3-year pilot program – ONTARIO DANCES. ONTARIO DANCES is a three-year pilot project (2008-2011) to strengthen and develop the presentation of dance in Ontario. Funded by the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), the initiative aims to increase the range and diversity of dance that is available to communities across Ontario. The program builds capacity for dance arts presenters, dance artists and dance organizations and also fosters audience development. In short, it provides a greater number of Ontarians with access, and engagement in dance of all kinds.

OAC is coordinating the pilot in partnership with seven multi-disciplinary arts presenters from across Ontario: Brock Centre for the Arts, Brock University (St. Catharines); Capitol Centre (North Bay); Kiwanis Theatre, Chatham Cultural Centre (Chatham); Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (Oakville); Orillia Opera House (Orillia); River Run Centre (Guelph) and Waterloo Dance Projects (Kitchener). ONTARIO DANCES is administered by CCI Ontario Presenting Network.

For more information
Application forms are available online @ or contact:
Brenda N. Kahura, Program Assistant
CCI Ontario’s Presenting Network
416-703-6709 ext. 4

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