Is there someone you have wanted to collaborate with, but you have never been able to be in the same place at the same time? Are you interested in virtual ways of being together, creating and sharing work with others in a digital format? TDT’s Bridgemakers Project is a new initiative that seeks to create connectivity and stimulate artistic collaboration between Toronto-based dance artists and artists across Canada and Internationally.

Five pairs of artists (ten artists in total) will be commissioned to work remotely on the creation of five new digital works to be included in Toronto Dance Theatre’s upcoming season.

Before filling out the application, please carefully review the full project details and requirements found below.

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What does the project offer?

Each selected project will receive $2200 CDN ($1100 per artist) to support their collaboration as well as a small budget for materials. A Digital Dramaturg/Technical Consultant will support the artists in setting up their strategies to collaborate as well as to consider the artistic implications of digital-based works. A Public Sharing of the work at the end of the working period will be hosted online and promoted by TDT. Applicants must be available during the proposed work periods, as well as for the online Public Sharing at the conclusion of their project. Artists are responsible for deciding how their collaboration will happen and what forms of technology (or other methods) they will use to collaborate remotely. Studio access at the Winchester Street Theatre may be possible (depending on availability) along with technical help (e.g., access to a projector, etc) to facilitate the collaborative process.

Who should Apply?

Teams of two artists where one applicant is a dance artist based in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Collaborations between dance and other disciplines, as well as collaborations between pairs of dance artists are welcome.

The Selection Process:

Selection will be based on the quality of the proposal in relationship to the idea of collaborating at a distance, as well as the feasibility of the project. Artists are encouraged to take into account the particularities of collaborating remotely. Projects that involve digital technologies (e.g., video, animation, etc.), projects that propose creative methods of working together by distance, and projects that foster exchange between unique combinations of artistic aesthetics and backgrounds will be prioritized. Availability for Public Sharing dates will also be taken into account.