Spring is around the corner…🌸

Artist Opportunities & New Works Updates
February 8, 2021
Artist Residencies, March 2021
April 5, 2021

Spring is around the corner…🌸

New Works Spring Grant Clinic 

Announcing our New Works Spring 2021 Grant Clinic with professional grant writer Michelle Kneale!

Michelle will knowledgeably guide you past the pitfalls and point you towards grant writing success. We’ll have a 101 Grant Writing Workshop on March 22 at 11am as well as 1 hour individual consultations between March 29-31. You can sign up for one or both!

10 dance artists and/or arts groups will be accepted into our clinic as part of the many services we offer free, subsidized, or at low cost to artists and companies.

We encourage applications from equity-seeking artists who have or are facing systemic barriers that infringe on their artistic career. This includes, but is not limited to, artists who identify as Indigenous, Black, Person of Colour, Trans, Non-binary, Queer, Disabled, low income, and living in the intersections of these identities.


Let’s chat!

Announcing our next Peer to Peer Dance Exchange topic: One Year of COVID-19. We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of our lives being disrupted in a major way by the pandemic. How has this affected the dance community? Let’s meet up, chat and share ideas!

Wednesday, March 10 from 1-2pm on Zoom
Facilitated by Julie Mamias, the executive director of New Works

Our new bi-weekly online drop-in discussions are an opportunity to share ideas, connect and gain knowledge from other members of the dance community. You can join at any time and stay for as long as you’d like.

We are welcoming suggestions for future topics – you can email us (info@newworks.ca), message us on social media or offer your suggestions during the meeting!


Virtual Office Hours

Do you need information on budgeting, strategy, touring, programming, grant writing, marketing?

You can book a free 30 minute consultation with our New Works Team to get the information you need for your dance project. Both Julie Mamias, Executive Director, and Katheryn Petersen, Development and Artist Support Manager, have their doors open.

You can easily see their real-time availability and schedule time with Julie or Katheryn here: www.newworks.ca/office-hours/

They are looking forward to chatting with you!


Share Dance Spring Break Camp

Join us for a free online Share Dance spring break camp: Hip Hop with Thaiyo Seo!

Week 1: Tuesday March 16 & Thursday March 18 @ 4:30-5:15pm (PST)
Week 2: Tuesday March 23 & Thursday March 25 @ 4:30-5:15pm (PST)

Classes will be live-streamed on Zoom. Registration Required! (A few drop-in spots will be available). This program is designed for families with children between 4-7 years old, but everyone is welcome to participate.


Emerging Dance Artists: Apply for Funds to Create your Own Share Dance Project! 

Do you have an idea for a dance project that will benefit underserved young people in Metro Vancouver? We want to hear from you! We are offering $1000 commissions for emerging dance artists to create and deliver their own Share Dance projects between May-July 2021. 

Deadline for applications: March 17th, 2021
If you have questions, please email sindy@newworks.ca


In the Community

🌸 Job Posting at the Dance Centre: Membership and Outreach Coordinator. Deadline for applications: March 15, 2021, Start date: April 20, 2021. More details here.

🌸 Community Workshops: Captioning, Transcription and Non-Auditory Access. Presented by grunt gallery and Kay Slater. Online, FREE. Learn more here

🌸 African Friendship Society’s Spring Break Camp. A 6-day cultural camp with a daily immersion into African arts, culture, history and languages for Black children. March 15-20. More details here.

🌸 Van Vogue Jam, Free/Donation classes. Every Tuesday, Online from 8-9pm (PDT). Learn more here.

🌸 Raven Spirit Dance Society’s by donation Pow Wow classes. Work up a sweat, build stamina & muscles dancing to the heartbeat of the Powwow drum. Learn more here.

🌸 Coastal Dance Festival Celebrates Indigenous Arts – The annual dance festival goes online, virtual, and FREE this year, running from March 12-18. The program will feature the world premiere of a new dance by Dancers of Damelahamid, honouring late Elder Margaret Harris, as well as performances and cultural sharing by many of the festival’s long-standing artists. More info here.