2022 Seasons at Dancehouse
an open invitation for projects
Dancehouse invites Australian independent dance artists to propose projects for Dancehouse’s 2022 seasons (and beyond)
Dancehouse 2022 Seasons
Dancehouse seasons are clusters of presentations (productions, exhibitions, talks and events) that invite audiences to experience and appreciate dance.
Dancehouse seasons are a deliberate mix of artistic voices, styles, genres and works: from new works to remounts; projects by emerging and established artists; from pure movement to expanded choreographies; from projects about dance to projects that involve audiences dancing; theatrical black box productions to white box installations; improvisation nights to all style battles. All dance is welcome.
Throughout 2021, and following Victoria’s extensive COVID-19 shutdowns, Dancehouse has combined some delayed 2020 projects and events (and some new ones) into five seasons throughout the year. An overview of Dancehouse seasons in 2020 is provided at the end of this document.
Dancehouse anticipates about 3-4 seasons in 2022 and welcomes project ideas by Australian independent dance artists for these seasons.
We’ve included more information about how seasons work, come together, and what Dancehouse offers below.
This invitation is for live-performance projects at, or on-track for, a presentation outcome to an audience or community. See opportunities at Dancehouse for works in development and screendance works at the end of this page.
Dancehouse is accepting proposals for 2022 seasons up to midnight 18 July 2021.
Dancehouse seasons support projects’ presentations including:
- An all inclusive presentation fee based on the expected box office/ earned income for the project;
- Use of Dancehouse venue and spaces for the presentation;
- Seating bank with a configuration to be agreed and set by Dancehouse in negotiation with all project teams in a season;
- Basic production and technical costs including a shared season allocation for equipment hire and use;
- Labour including bump-in (6 hours) and bump out (4 hours);
- Operators may be negotiated if required;
- Front of House ushers and staff and venue supervision in season;
- Marketing including website listings, e-news, invitations and social promotions.
Dancehouse aligns presentation fee offers based on the expected earned income or box office for the project.
Presentation fees are paid to artists in advance of the project. Dancehouse retains 100% of box office.
From time to time, Dancehouse may increase the presentation fee above the expected box office if the project is contextualised through other festivals or events or is co-presented or co-commissioned.
Submit a Project Idea
Please send your project to Dancehouse using the ‘Submit’ button on this page.
Sending a project idea is simple: we ask for the lead artists’ contact details and for a single attachment of your proposal (max. 2 pages or around 800 words). Please provide attachments as Word or PDF documents.
Dancehouse will confirm receipt of all projects by COB Monday 19 July 2021.
For more information on what to include in your proposal, project types, spaces, capacity and eligibility, please ensure you read the full guidelines.
Other Dancehouse Opportunities
This invitation is for live-performance projects at, or on-track for, a presentation outcome to an audience or community.
There may be other, better aligned contexts for you or your project including:
- Projects at research or creative development stage should consider On Residence — Dancehouse’s program of paid residencies with dance-friendly host partners in regional Victoria and NSW.
- Screendance projects should consider Dance (Lens)
- Artists interested in Melbourne Fringe 2021 should apply directly
- Dancehousing and Emerging Choreographers Program (ECP) artists and participants have discrete opportunities to be included in Dancehouse Sundays and Dancehouse Season 5
- The Keir Choreographic Award (KCA) is a specific call-out.