Dance & Design supports the design development of four dance performance projects each year in Orillia, Ontario. Movement artists and collectives are offered resources to deeply investigate their creative process with specific focus on sound, costume, lighting, projection, and/or set design. Applicants are invited to propose one project in collaboration with a designer of their choice. Lead artists must be Ontario based.
The residency supports:
Five days of rehearsal time at the Orillia Opera House studio theatre
Five days of technical development time in the studio theatre with one technician
Accommodation for 10 days in Orillia, ON for up to 7 artists
CADA weekly rate for up to four performing/collaborating artists
Established artists are invited to visit the community of Orillia for an additional week of solo writing research that supports a biographical or archival project related to the artist's career.
All successful applicants must agree to participate in one community engagement while in Orillia. This can take the form of a workshop, artists’ talk, lecture, or performance demonstration. Residencies are offered to artists in four separate categories of professional development. All applications will be juried by a peer assessment committee.
• The portals for Transitioning and Mid Career artists are now closed.
If the proposed residency dates are not possible for your project please communicate your preferred dates to Orillia Centre prior to making your application and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Dance & Design (Residency)
Emerging Movement Artists
• Artists with less than 5 years of performance making experience
Residency dates: To be confirmed
Transitioning Movement Artists
• Artists with 5 to 10 years of performance making experience
Residency dates: Jan. 9-19, 2023
Artists will be notified by Oct. 1, 2022
Established Movement Artists
• Artists with more than 20 years of performance making experience
Residency dates: Sept. 19-29, 2022
Artists will be notified by May 1, 2022
Mid Career Movement Artists
• Artists with 10 to 20 years of performance making experience
Residency dates: Nov. 14-24, 2022
Artists will be notified by June 1, 2022