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Choreographic Opportunities

Choreographer Career Development Initiative (CCDI)

CALL FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS - Deadline August 31, 2023

Dance Canvas welcomes choreographers to apply for our signature program, the 2023-24 Choreographer Career Development Initiative. This season, we are asking choreographers to create work with innovation at the heart of it! What does the future, forward-thinking, innovation mean to you as an artist and through your work?

NEW THIS SEASON, we are offering a limited choreographic residency in partnership with the High Museum, for a choreographer to create and rehearse their work at the High. The High Museum will grant the choreographer space to create in an open "Dance Lab" within the museum. Selected choreographer(s) rehearsal time must fall within the following hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm. This development period will be open to public viewing, so choreographer must be comfortable with an open rehearsal process (*just audience viewing, not interacting.)

All 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 2023-24 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: On Film

CALL FOR DANCE FILM MAKERS - Deadline August 31, 2023


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. 


If you have questions, please email

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