Dancefest Call for Submissions


Curated by Good Women Dance Collective, Dancefest @ Nextfest is now accepting submissions for the 2018 edition (May 31- June 10)!
The series features emerging dance and performance artists from around Edmonton and across Canada.

Who can apply?
Dancefest is geared towards emerging choreographers under the age of 30 who are pursuing a professional career in dance.

What are we looking for?
Dance works in the 10-20 minute range will be prioritized.

How to apply?
Please send us the following details:

  • A description of your piece (1 page maximum)
  • Statement of interest – Describe why you would like to present your work at Nextfest and how the festival will benefit you as an artist
  • Choreographer’s CV
  • Estimated length of the work
  • Technical requirements
  • List of performers and other collaborators
  • Link to online video documentation – Footage of the proposed work is preferred. Rehearsal footage of the work or documentation of a previous work will also be accepted. Please send a video hyperlink. Do not send a hard copy.

*Current high school students: mentorship by one of the Good Women Dance Collective artists is automatically included in this opportunity.
*Non-students are encouraged to request free mentorship services, if desired.

When to apply?
Please send us your application package by February 2, 2018 at 11:59 MT

Where to apply?
Please send all submissions electronically to:
Late, incomplete or hard-copy submissions will not be accepted.

When will decisions be made?
You will be contacted by February 26, 2018 with your application results.

Questions regarding this application can be emailed to