What’s Cooking? Call for Artists


The Good Women Dance Collective is calling for What’s Cooking? submissions.

The informal work-in-progress showcase on April 29, 2017 is for artists to present their work and engage in a critical dialogue with the audience about it. Following each performance, audience members will provide feedback in a question and answer session, as well as through written surveys specific to each piece.

Who can apply?
We are looking for works from any genre of performance art that are in a creation or development phase.
Only artists who intend on developing their work further will be considered

Each artist who is accepted will be given a minimum 20-minute slot to present to their work and dialogue with the audience.
For this reason we advise that the work presented stays around the five- to ten-minute mark to ensure that there is enough time left 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 improvisational score or to just show sections of work. 

How to apply?
To apply to be part of What’s Cooking? 2017, please send the following information to info@goodwomen.ca:

  • Artist’s CV
  • A description of the work you are creating
  • Why you are interested in receiving feedback on your work/the type of feedback you are looking for
  • What you intend to do with the feedback/What is the next step in your creation?
  • Details of performance:
  1. Number of performers
  2. Duration of the piece
  3. Technical requirements (sound, props and set)
    *There will be a general lighting state that everyone will perform in. We are not providing lights for this showing.
  • Though it is not mandatory, you may submit additional support material such as video footage or photos.

Deadline to apply
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 11:59pm MT
Late or hard copy submissions will not be accepted

When will final decisions be made on a successful applicants?
All applicants will be notified about decision by March 18, 2017

Will performers get paid?
There is no remuneration in terms of performance fees, however you will get a performance opportunity, valuable feedback on your creation as well as a free meal!


IMAGE: Thea Green & Kari Larson © Mat Simpson