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Choreographic Opportunities

2022 Dance Canvas/Atlanta Contemporary Summer Choreographic Residency

CALL FOR DANCE ARTISTS - Deadline Friday, May 20, 2022


Both Dance Canvas and Atlanta Contemporary 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. 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. 


We are seeking choreographers to create new works as a response to the social/cultural current climate in our communities. We are looking for unique, diverse perspectives from all genres of dance/movement artists. Successful applications include a thorough description of the project, clear plan for use of the residency time and space (ie. please visit Atlanta Contemporary prior to applying), and innovation in concept/choreographic lens. Selected proposals will be between 10-15 minutes in length. There is no limit on the size of the cast, however please consider your rehearsal process and the ability of a large cast to meet during the outlined time. (*The majority of the residency rehearsals should take place on the Atlanta Contemporary campus.)


Eligibility requirements:

  • Open to metro Atlanta area professional choreographers

  • Professional applicants must be at least 18 years old, and not currently enrolled inan undergraduate college, university or conservatory program

  • Graduate/Doctoral candidates may apply

  • Choreographers and casts must be available for the entire residency

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Dance Canvas: On Film

CALL FOR DANCE FILM MAKERS - 2022-23 Applications will be available in June


Dance Canvas: on Film is 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 annually select up to 3 choreographers for the 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

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Choreographer Career Development Initiative (CCDI)

CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - 2022-23 Applications will be available in June

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

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