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Choreographic Opportunities

Summer Choreographic Residency

CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - DEADLINE June 16th, 2021 at 11:59pm


Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas are partnering on a new Summer Choreographic Residency!


Dance Canvas is excited to partner with Atlanta Contemporary on the 2nd year of Summer Choreographic Residencies. Both organizations are strong believers in the power of art and the strength of artists' voices to heal, make commentary, lift spirits, inspire hope, and demand change. Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary are offering resources to support dance artists in metro Atlanta. The residency is designed to provide metro Atlanta-based choreographers with a platform for creation and presentation of works reflecting our communities and to be a creative outlet for dance artists while supporting and amplifying diverse voices.

Please review the guidelines below. All applications will be evaluated based on the guidelines.


If you have questions, please email

Dance Canvas: On Film

CALL FOR DANCE FILM MAKERS - DEADLINE July 16, 2021 at 11:59pm


Dance Canvas is launching a new initiative to support dance and film artists interested in creating and producing dance films. With a similar structure as our Choreographer Career Development Initiative, we will be selecting up to 3 choreographers for the 2021-22 Dance Canvas: On Film program. Choreographers will be provided with production resources (access to film equipment), access to dancers, access to rehearsal space, and promotion/marketing. Additionally, Choreographers will take workshops from industry experts in Concept design/storyboarding, Movement for camera, Producing and Distribution, and Lighting (*Note: Workshop descriptions are subject to change based on the selected artists).

Please review the guidelines below. All applications will be evaluated based on the guidelines. Participant tuition for this program is $150.


If you have questions, please email

2021-22 Choreographer Career Development Initiative (CCDI)

CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - DEADLINE August 13, 2021 at 11:59pm


Dance Canvas invites you to apply for our 2021-22 Choreographer Career Development Initiative!

Selected Dance Canvas Choreographers will create, incubate, receive feedback and present their choreography to Atlanta Audiences. Our choreographers will also be invited to workshops, roundtable discussions, and seminars to develop their careers and build professional networks. For our 2021-22 season, we continue our partnership with the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, with culminating performances at the Ferst Center!

Dance Canvas will select up to 10 choreographers to be part of the Choreographer Career Development Initiative. Selected choreographers will receive:

  • Up to 10-minute submission slot in Performance Series Ferst Center for the Arts; a 1000 seat state-of-the-art theater

  • 30 minutes of tech rehearsal time in theater

  • Full dress rehearsal in theater

  • Up to 15 hours of free/discounted studio rehearsal space (at sponsoring studios)

  • Professional video copy of choreography

  • Access to database of professional dancers

  • Access to performance photos (of the presented work); Photos by Richard Calmes

  • Audition for professional dancers arranged by Dance Canvas

  • Contact/Resource list

  • Online, E-mail, Print and Broadcast promotion

  • Networking opportunities

(* More choreographer benefits added regularly!)

Please review the guidelines below.

Participant tuition for this program is $150.

If you have questions, please email

Dance Canvas Inc - - 404-384-7140
Photos by Richard Calmes; Courtesy of Dance Canvas, Inc.