OPEN CALL: DanceNL Dancer in Residency (DIR) 

Dancer In Residence 2022 Poster

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a big place with dance happening across spaces, places, and cultural communities. DanceNL is happy to announce the opening of its Dancer in Residency (DIR) program for 2022. The program will spotlight connection with the dance community in NL.

What is dance? Where does it happen? How do we know?

The past two years have had an incredible effect on all of us. This time has affected artists in particular ways. Throughout it all, we have felt it in our bodies. Its effect on Dance, as a live and shared performing art, has been profound and everything in between.

This DIR is an opportunity to nourish the connections you have craved as a dancer.

Tell us about it…

  • Where in NL you would like to do your residency.
  • Do you need time? How long do you need?
  • Do you need support and/or connections? With who? Other dancers? Videographer? Writer? Visual artist?
  • Is this research? Creation? Performance? Connection with the community?
  • Do you need materials? What are they?

We provide funding and will help connect you with community members, resources, and space to do your work.

We have a set amount of money we can use to support your vision so…be bold.

How to apply:

Submit your Proposal to; subject line: DIR-2022

Send a resume and one page (max) about your proposed residency. Include a proposed timeline, materials you think you might need and/or a proposed budget, and a description of how you’d like to spend your time.

We encourage racialized dancers including those working in Dance styles and traditions of the Indigenous people of Newfoundland and Labrador or alongside those Indigenous communities.

DanceNL values diversity and encourages Women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Colour) individuals, LGBTQ+ individuals, Disabled People, and others of marginalized identities to apply.

Closing date February 18, 2022

The Dancer in Residence to be announced on March 1, 2022