What’s Cooking? Call for Submissions


Calling all Artists!

movement, music, visual, theatre, comedy, performing arts!


The Good Women Dance Society is calling for submissions for our 4th annual “What’s Cooking?”. “What’s Cooking?” is an informal work-in-progress event in which artists get the chance to present their work and engage in valuable feedback discussions with the audience about their work. Audience members will be given written surveys about each piece of work, to both comment and critique the work shown, and there will be a short question and answer period following each piece.


The performance occurs on Sunday April 28th 2013, location TBA. We are looking for works from any genre of art that are in a creation or development phase. Only artists who intend on developing their work  further will be considered. Each artist who successfully applies will be given a 20 minute slot to present their work AND dialogue with the audience. For this reason we advise that the work presented stays around the five minute mark to ensure that there is enough time left over to engage in a meaningful discussion with the audience. The work presented does not have to be completely set or in sequence – you can choose to show an improvisation score or to just show sections or phrase work.


For your submission we require 

-An artistic description of the work you are creating

-Why you are interested in receiving feedback on your work

-What you intend to do with the feedback following the showing

– Details on how many performers are in the piece, the duration of the piece, and your technical requirements in terms of sound, props, and set.


PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be providing lights for this showing. There will be a general lighting state that everyone will perform in. There is also NO remuneration in terms of performance fees, however you do get valuable feedback on your creation as well as a delicious free dinner catered by the Pour House Bistro! Additionally, you may get the chance to have your work-in-progress selected to be showcased at a later stage of it’s choreographic development in “Simmer”, which is a second edition of “What’s Cooking?” that runs between September 13th and 15th 2013.


The submission deadline is Friday March 15th 2013 at midnight and we will notify applicants of our decision by April 1st 2013.

please email your submission document to info@goodwomen.ca

any support material you would like to include must be accessible electronically via Vimeo or youtube. Support material is not required for your application.

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