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The DJD Dance Centre Creative Residency Program is a program that aims to encourage the independent dance artist sector in Calgary and nationwide. The residency program has been created to support the research, development, and/or final phase of production for independent choreographers working on specified, self-directed projects that are targeted for production. During the residency, artists will have access to one studio at the DJD Dance Centre free of charge for the duration of their residency. This arrangement is designed to allow choreographers to work and grow in a concentrated manner and with as few limits as possible to the choreographer’s creative energies.

 


APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE 2022 CREATIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The purpose of the program is to support the research, development, and/or final phase of production for independent choreographers working on specific, self-directed projects targeted for production.

Selected artists will have access to one studio at the DJD Dance Centre free of charge for the duration of their residency. This arrangement is designed to allow choreographers to work and grow in a concentrated manner and with as few limits as possible to their creative energies.

Priority will be given to mid-career and established independent artists with a proven track record and a solid project proposal. Priority will also be given to independent artists not specifically associated with an established dance organization (charitable or for-profit). Emerging choreographers are also encouraged to apply and may be granted shorter windows of residency time based on availability.

APPLICATIONS FOR January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022

Contact Laura Kleiner for more information


Creative Residency recipients

 

2020 2019 2018
Kara Bullock Barbara England Kyrsten Blair & Tina Guthrie
Kathleen Doherty* Catherine Hayward & Shayne Johnson Mark Ikeda
Barbara England Sasha Ivanochko Melanie Klotzel
Aria Evans* Meghann Mickhalsky Rebecca Sawdon
Megan Hunter Sylvie Moquin Su Lin Tseng
Melanie Kloetzel* Danny Nielsen
Meghann Michalsky Kyra Newton
Sylvie Moquin Rosanna Terracciano
Erin O’Loughlin*
Katharina Schier*
Avery Smith*
George Stamos*
Rosanna Terracciano
Heather Ware*
*Postponed/TBA due to COVID

 

2017
Kate Stashko
Linnea Swan
Pamela Tzeng

 

What past RECIPIENTS have said:

The time and space to explore, research, create, share and ask questions with both my collaborators and the Calgary community proved to be valuable and essential to the creative process.” – Kate Stashko

I am grateful for the time and space to push myself into challenging artistic territory– Pam Tzeng

The generosity provided through the DJD Creative Residency is a perfect example of how this organization is sharing within our community for the enrichment of the entire sector.– Mark Ikeda

This generously provided a beautiful space to delve into my choreographic practice, opportunity to connect with a new creative community and time to focus on my latest creation.– Rebecca Sawdon

 

 

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