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2024 Seasons at Dancehouse

an open invitation for projects

‘Explicit Contents’ (2022), Rhiannon Newton. Photo by Gregory Lorenzutti.
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Dancehouse invites Australian independent dance artists to propose projects for Dancehouse’s 2024 seasons (and beyond)

Dancehouse 2024 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.

Dancehouse has produced and presented 2-4 seasons of work annually in 2022 and 2023.  Each season consists of four to eight curated productions ranging in genre, scale and style. 

We anticipate these seasons to continue and grow in 2024 and beyond and we welcome project ideas by Australian independent dance artists for consideration.

We’ve included more information about how our seasons come together, and what Dancehouse offers below. 

This invitation is for live-performance projects at, or on-track for, a professional presentation outcome to an audience or community. 

Please find information on other opportunities at Dancehouse (such as works in development, Melbourne Fringe and Screen Dance) at the end of this document.

Dancehouse is accepting proposals for 2024 seasons up to 11:59pm, Sunday 7 May 2023.

Dancehouse Offers

Dancehouse seasons support projects’ presentations including:

  1. An all inclusive presentation fee based on the expected box office/ earned income for the project;
  2. Use of Dancehouse venue and spaces for the presentation;
  3. Seating bank with a configuration to be agreed and set by Dancehouse in negotiation with all project teams in a season;
  4. Basic production and technical costs including a shared season allocation for equipment hire and use;
  5. Technical labour for bump in and bump out
  6. Technical operators can be supplied on negotiation;
  7. Front of House ushers, staff and venue supervision in season;
  8. Marketing including website listings, e-news, invitations and social promotions.

Presentation Fee Offers
Dancehouse presentation fees are offered based on the expected earned income or box office for the project. Dancehouse’s spaces in season have capacities ranging from 50-120 and box office calculations and artists expectations of fees should be based around both this and the expectation of a minimum four show season of performances.

From time to time, Dancehouse may increase the presentation fee above the box office potential if the project is contextualised via other festivals or events or is a co-presented or co-commissioned work.

Presentation fees are paid to artists in milestone payments. Dancehouse retains 100% of box office receipts for all in season projects.

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 as either a document (max 2 pages) or a video or audio file (max 5-10 mins). 

Dancehouse will confirm receipt of all projects by COB Monday 8 May 2023.

For more information on what to include in your proposal, project types, spaces, capacity and eligibility, please ensure you read the full invitation.

Other Dancehouse Opportunities

This invitation is for live-performance projects at, or on-track for, a professional presentation outcome to an audience or community. 

There may be other, better aligned contexts for you or your project including:

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