2018 London Dance Festival Call to Artists
Calling All Dance Artists!

The London Dance Festival is inviting all dance artists, whether amateur, emerging or established to participate and perform in the 2018 festival. The festival will take place in various locations in London from June 29 to July 1. Learn more about the festival at londondancefestival.ca

This year the London Dance Festival is seeking a variety of submissions from performers, choreographers and workshop facilitators. Preference is given to London and area artists, but we welcome submissions from across Canada and around the globe. Movement and music content must be appropriate for a family audience.

2018 Summer Submission Opportunities (see details below):
-> Emerging Artist Performers: Eldon House, Friday, June 29
-> Community Showcase: Ivey Park, Saturday June 30
-> Spotlight Series Performers: Various festival locations, June 29 to July 1
-> Movement and Dance Workshops: Various festival locations, June 29 to July 1

Apply Now! Artists may apply for all opportunities for which they are eligible. To apply for any of the opportunities listed, please fill out the form below.

Questions? Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca

Emerging Artist Performers: Eldon House, Friday, June 29
-> Dances of 3 to 15 minutes by emerging artists in all styles. Choreographers and performers ages 16 and up are welcome to apply. From all submissions we will select approximately 8 pieces. Selected choreographers will have opportunities for professional coaching in staging their piece, and artists will receive a performance fee. Performances will take place on the back lawn of Eldon House, outdoors on grass in the early evening with professional sound. Tech/dress rehearsals will happen earlier the same day. This will be a ticketed event.

Community Showcase Performers: Ivey Park, Saturday June 30
-> Dances of approximately 2 to 6 minutes, in any style. Choreographers ages 13 and up are welcome to apply with dancers of all ages. From all submissions we will select approximately 12 pieces. Choreographers will receive an honorarium. Performances will take place outdoors on grass or concrete surfaces. Please specify your surface preference, if any, in your application. Tech/dress rehearsals will happen earlier the same day.

Spotlight Series Performers: Various festival locations, June 29 to July 1
-> Dances of 10 to 30 minutes by established companies, in any style. From all submissions we will select up to 4 pieces. Artists will receive a performance fee. The Spotlight performances will be paired with other festival events, and may be indoors or outdoors on grass or concrete surfaces. Please specify your venue and surface preference, if any, in your application.

Dance & Movement Workshop Facilitators: Various locations, June 29 to July 1
-> Workshops of 45-60 minutes in any dance or movement style will be open to public participation. Facilitators must have at least three years teaching experience. We will select approximately 8 facilitators from all submissions. Facilitators will receive a teaching fee. Workshops will be outdoors on grass or concrete surfaces, or indoors at various location. Please specify your venue and surface preference, if any, in your application.

****APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 5, 2018****

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Applicant Name (Company or Artist) *
Email address *
Mailing Address *
Primary Contact Person *
Phone *
Website
Title of Proposed Piece or Workshop *
Choreographer/ Instructor *
Number of Dancers
Approximate Length of Piece or Workshop *
Names of performers (or date when names will be confirmed)
Style of Dance *
Preferred Venue and Surface *
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Web link to performance/rehearsal/teaching footage *
Applicant biography and performance history (max 200 words) *
Description of proposed dance piece or workshop (max 150 words) *
Upload two to five high resolution photos of the work, artists, company, choreographer and/or teacher, or provide a download link. Photos will be used for promotion of festival events, if selected.
Name of photographer and artist(s) in photo
Web link to performance or rehearsal footage for performers/choreographers, or teaching footage for workshop facilitators. If video of the proposed piece/workshop is not available, then similar work should be submitted. (Please ensure web links are active and working). *
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