Family Room by The Falling Company
September 23, 2022
ECDYSIS by Emmalena Fredriksson
September 23, 2022

2023 Cohort Program

New Works is proud to present the now annual Cohort Program as part of the 2022-23 Season.

The New Works Cohort Program is a 5-month long program offering both mentorship and coaching around the business of creating dance. Up to 10 participants will have the opportunity to create individual learning strategies with the support of the New Works team and network, alongside access to monthly workshops and peer learning sessions.

By learning from each other’s experiences, the participants will gain sustainable skills and knowledge over the course of the program.

Application Deadline Extended: 25 November 2022, 5pm

On Monday, November 21, New Works will host a free, online info session in advance of the application deadline. The info session will include a program overview, details around upcoming schedule and format, and will walk folks through the application process. Following the presentation, there will be opportunity to ask questions. All participants must register to attend the info session in advance.

Online Info Session: 21 November 2022, 5:15pm

Potential Outcomes:

*Be part of a supportive network of dance makers, learning together and sharing experiences.
*Shine a light towards where your career or company is going, and feel empowered with new skills so you can get there.
*Be guided by a professional mentor, whose counsel is tailored specifically to your situation.

Selection Criteria:

  • This program is open to dance artists. Projects can include interdisciplinary elements.
  • This program is open to individuals, collectives, non-profits, and charities with an organizational budget under $150K.
  • The artist or company must be based in the province of BC.
  • The participant must have clear and specific goals and objectives.
  • The participant must commit to be present at the majority of the shared learning sessions: a 2-hour workshop + a 2-hour peer learning session each month.
  • The participant must commit to work with the mentor 1-hour each month for the duration of the program.

Check out the Cohort Program from past seasons (2021 and 2022).

Get to know Cohort Program mentors Jason Dubois and Michelle Kneale. In addition, the entire New Works team will support and share their expertise over the course of the program.