How To Apply for CoWorks Series

Call for Proposals for the 2020-21 DanceWorks CoWorks Series

DanceWorks is accepting applications for the 2020/21 DanceWorks CoWorks Series. Self-presenting professional dance artists/companies, events and festivals, working in any dance form, are invited to apply. Events must take place between October 1, 2020 and June 15, 2021.

The CoWorks Series provides production support and marketing benefits to a limited number of professional dance events each year, primarily in Toronto, Ontario. Preference is given to applicants who clearly explain the nature of their work, identify the community they work within, and show how they will engage with audiences.

For a fee of $350 (plus HST; $395.50 total), a DanceWorks CoWorks Series event receives any or all of the following:

– photo and listing in the DanceWorks season brochure

– listing on DanceWorks season Display Boards

– ticket sales through the annual telemarketing campaign

– listings in DanceWorks programmes and electronic publicity materials, where possible

– consultation on fundraising, production and media relations

– access to electronic press list

-eligibility for Dora Mavor Moore Awards, presented by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)

Available for an additional fee:

– access to third person liability insurance coverage

The package is flexible and subject to availability.

If you want your event to be part of the 2020/21 DanceWorks CoWorks Series, please send a proposal with the following information:

1) Project description

2) Artists’ résumés or biographies

3) Performance dates

4) Name and address of venue

5) Budget for creation and production

6) How you plan to reach and engage with audiences

7) Examples of choreographic work by web-link

To:                   DanceWorks
304-15 Case Goods Lane
Toronto, ON, M5A 3C4

For CoWorks Series events taking place in 2020-21, the latest date to apply is April 30, 2020.  Applicants will be notified of programming decisions by June 4, 2020. For more information, contact Mimi Beck, Dance Curator at (416) 204-1082 or visit:

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April 30

- 30, 2020