Artist EOI: A New Dance Festival

A new biennial dance festival 1-31 March 2023 is coming. This will be the festival’s pilot year; an experiment.

Call Out open Tuesday 31 May 2022
Call Out close 9am Monday 27 June 2022.

This is a call for dance artists to propose ideas and projects for the festival to be supported, presented, and realised by up to 11 Festival Partners. The festival will feature all kinds of dance projects: shows, talks, films, public programs, sharings, workshops, labs, dinners, publications, gatherings, installations — both in-person and digitally. Dance projects must be led by independent dance artists and small to medium dance companies based in Australia. International collaborators are welcome.
The festival will comprise programming from multiple Festival Partner organisations. Each Festival Partner also commits to programming works by independent artists, selected via this Expression of Interest and reviewed by a centralised festival Curatorium.
March 2023 is very soon. Considering the timeline and resources available, the festival and its projects will be small-scale. All festival projects must be able to be realised by the festival partner’s existing resources — there may be no additional grant funding available to you.
All ideas and projects remain the intellectual property of the submitting artist.

Members of the festival Curatorium will hold Zoom briefings to answer your questions on 5pm, Monday 13 June; and 5pm, Monday 20 June. Register to attend those briefings or receive the recordings here.

2023 Festival Partners

Festival partners are organisations who will contribute projects and resources to the Festival in 2023 and will consider ideas through the EOI:

  • Arts House
  • Bunjil Place
  • Centre for Projection Art
  • Chunky Move
  • Dancehouse
  • Darebin Arts Speakeasy
  • Lucy Guerin Inc
  • Punctum
  • Temperance Hall
  • The Australian Ballet
  • The Substation

The following are important partners to the Festival contributing programs and resources but will not consider projects from the festival EOI:

  • Ausdance VIC
  • APAM (Australian Performing Arts Market)
  • Abbotsford Convent
  • BlakDance
  • Next Wave

2023 Festival Curatorium

The festival Curatorium comprises artists appointed and supported by the festival Partners. For the 2023 festival, the Curatorium includes:

Alisdair MacIndoe, Amos Gebhardt, Antony Hamilton, Feras Shaheen, Jennifer Ma, Jo Lloyd, Joel Bray, Jonathan Homsey, Lilian Steiner, Lucas Jervies, Lucy Guerin, Lz Dunn, Olivia Adams, Phillip Adams, Priya Srinivasan, Rachel Coulson, Victoria Chiu and 2 other members to be appointed.

Festival Partners