New Works 2023 Call for Choreographers
To apply, please fill out this form BY MIDNIGHT on SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2023. Please note that late applications will not be reviewed as it overextends our small staff.
A note on language in your application: we are aware of and have been complicit in the “professionalization” of proposal language which centers whiteness and prioritizes education that has not been accessible to everyone. In an effort to better support artists who may not have written proposals before, we ask that you focus on communicating your ideas in the best way that reflects your style. If we are unclear on essential elements, we will reach out to you.
Also, we ask for references because accountability is important in this program. New Works creators who can respond to deadlines and lead their own projects lessen the workload for our small staff.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write a description of the concept or idea you would like to develop, how your personal style of performance-making will approach this idea, and a brief description of what the final work might look like. Describe any envisioned plans for live performance, site specific performance, virtual or video-based performance and attend to details about sound, costumes, etc. and how you will create these elements. Proposed pieces should be no longer than 20 minutes in length.
Address how making this piece fits into your history and future as a choreographer and/or director. What aspects of producing your work are most interesting to you, and what do you want to learn more about?
Prior experience in professional presenting is not necessary, however if you have no prior professional experience there is a section below to include an additional paragraph describing how you are prepared to manage the resources available through the largely self-directed New Works program.
Proposal Schedule and Project Management
Please outline the anticipated rehearsal/creative schedule, taking into account these important dates:
FEB 5, 2023 – New Works proposals due | FEB 28, 2023 – notification of chosen choreographers/directors | EARLY MARCH, 2023 – projects begin | LATE JUNE, 2023 – final showing/performance/screening(s)
Prior experience in professional presenting is not necessary, however if you have no prior professional experience please include an additional paragraph describing how you are prepared to manage the resources available through the largely self-directed New Works program.
Please also include the contact information for two references (professional references if available).
Please provide a link to a full-length video of an original work created within the last five years. Vimeo, YouTube, and online storage links such as Dropbox (with password provided as necessary) are preferred.
The selected work should be a minimum of 5 minutes long, and the panel will view no more than 15 minutes of longer works. Please specify the time frame you would like reviewers to watch, if the sample piece is longer than 15 minutes.
Please provide the link to your work sample.
Please provide any required passwords or instructions for viewing your work sample.
Please give the contact information of the primary contact person for the proposal. If you are working as a collaborative artistic group, please select one person to be the primary point of contact and list their information, and add the names and contact information of the other artists below.
Please list the names and email addresses of the other collaborators.