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Do you have a dance  work that is ready to be explored, developed, and refined? OR a work in progress ready for more development?

The Incubator initiative is designed with a focus on having the freedom and additional time for exploration, rehearsal and revision, with an opportunity to  enhance presentation skills in a professional venue.  This residency includes 75-hours for creation in studio, followed by 3 days in the Studio Theatre. This incubator also includes 4 hours of  administrative support from dance Immersion, plus 4 hours with an outside eye of your choice, who will assist with the artistic development of the work.

INCUBATOR DATES:   January 21-24, 2019, January 24 , 2019, February 27th and 28th, 2019

Eligibility Criteria:

Application is open to dance artists who have a work that is ready to be explored, redeveloped, refined or a work in progress that needs more time for development.

  • Applicant is actively practicing and/or has been practicing for a minimum of two or more consecutive years
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Commitment to utilizing the space provided for 7 days (DAYTIME HOURS)

Application Process & Submission Requirements

Submission Deadline: Friday September 28, 2018

It is mandatory that you submit your application and support material via Dropbox or WeTranfer to before midnight on Friday September 28, 2018.

Support material must be submitted in video, JPG or PDF format.

Applicants should submit:

  • Name, contact number and email
  • Statement on what work you are submitting to the incubation process and what you hope to accomplish, (maximum 500 words)
  • CV or Resume
  • Bio (200 words) with head shot
  • Artists Support Material – can be one or a combination of the following: Footage of work in progress/ or most recent work (send link to YouTube or Vimeo video and cue number for viewing) (maximum 10 minutes in total)

Selection Process

After all applications are received and have met the eligibility criteria, applications will be reviewed by a committee who will make the final selection. Artist/group will be notified by November 19, 2018.

Our Partner

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North York Arts is a non-profit and registered charity.

North York Arts (NYA) is one of six Local Arts Service Organizations (LASOs) in Toronto whose purpose is to deliver on the City’s social, economic and cultural goals outside of the downtown core. NYA was created to specifically address the needs and interests of artists, arts organizations and residents based in North York.


An inclusive, engaged, and sustainable arts and culture community in North York.


To collaborate with artists, arts organizations, and partners to develop, strengthen, and promote cultural programming and initiatives for North York communities