Conduit Dance+ Call For Proposals
Conduit Dance seeks proposals for original contemporary dance and interdisciplinary performances to be featured in this year's Dance+ Performance Festival in July 2013 fully produced at Conduit’s versatile and intimate studio theater. The Dance+ Performance Festival is dedicated to presenting innovative, exploratory, collaborative, and hybrid works.
The Festival is looking for new contemporary works by artists of all types— the work must include dance as a core element. Any artist interested in incorporating movement and dance is encouraged to apply. The Dance+ Performance Festival is interested in collaboration and encourages cross-fertilization with artists of many genres to become involved in dance and performance. The Conduit space is well suited for artists not looking for the typical proscenium or black box performance setting. While both natural light and white out are possible, proposals that integrate and/or capitalize on the character of the Conduit space (in mid-July) are encouraged. The lead applicant may be an artist of any genre, but the project must feature dance or movement forms and be contemporary in its approach and conceptual framework. A strong proposal will include an experienced movement artist.
Original works will be 15-30 minutes and will be presented in one Thurs-Sat weekend program (July 11-13 or July 18-20, 2013). A panel of peer artists and arts administrators will assist in selecting up to seven proposed projects. The curatorial goal to create an exciting and balanced set of programming may affect the number of weekends and artists presented.
Dance+ Festival artists/projects will be announced by April 2nd. Conduit will provide accepted artists with technical requirements, a work space grant, and an honorarium fee of $400-$800.Artists outside of Portland are eligible to apply, but transportation and lodging expenses are not covered. Priority may be given to Portland area artists.
Conduit Dance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing contemporary dance and serving as an incubator for the development of dance artists and their work. Conduit’s intimate studio theater, a versatile and unique performance venue offers historic architecture, large windows for ambient lighting or white out, a wood dance floor, a house sound and lighting system, and seating for 70-100 people.
Contact the Dance+ Series Coordinator for questions via email at email@example.com
Dance+ is made possible by funding from The Celebration Foundation, Autzen Foundation, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Funding for DANCE+ Work Space Grants is provided by the Robert Rauschenberg SEED Grant.
All documents submitted must be labeled with the primary contact name, email, and phone number.
Artists selected to participate in the 2013 Conduit Dance+ Festival will be contacted by April 2, 2013.
The selected artists or their representatives will be required to attend meetings on the following dates and times: Saturday April 6, at 11:30 am and Saturday June 1, at 1 pm at Conduit Dance. Please note these dates are not negotiable.