Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply for this year’s cohort program.

Apply for our new Cohort Program!

Deadline: January 14, 2021

New Works supports artists each year through a variety of services, which include grant writing, administration, graphic design, marketing and promotion, mentorship, consultations and more. These services are provided at sliding-scale and subsidized rates, with some aspects provided free.

We are launching a new program to support dance makers and companies, and we want to hear from you.

The New Works Cohort Program is a mix of mentorship and coaching program. A maximum of 10 participants will have the opportunity to create individual learning strategies with the support of Kristina Lemieux and Julie Mamias. At the same time, the cohort will have access to workshops and peer learning sessions. By learning from each other experiences, the participants will gain sustainable skills and knowledge over the course of 6 months (from February to July 2021). This program will all be entirely online. If you are an artist or company looking for being part of the 2021 Cohort, please complete the application form below. Deadline to apply: January 14, 2021.

Selection Criteria:

  • This program is open to dance artists. Projects can include interdisciplinary elements.
  • This program is open to individuals, collective, non-profits, and charities with an organizational budget under $150K.
  • The artist or company must be based in BC.
  • The participant must have clear and specific goals and objectives.
  • The participant must commit to be present to 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 1h each month during the duration of the program.

We prioritize 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.

The requests for support will be reviewed by a selection committee in January 2021.

Selected projects will be announced at the end of January 2021.

About the program coordinators:

Kristina Lemieux is an accomplished arts manager with more than 20 years of professional experience. She is also a contemporary dancer. Raised in Treaty 6 territory (rural Alberta), Kristina lived in Edmonton, attending the University of Alberta, for 10 years before heading to Vancouver where her passion for the arts has driven collaboration, creation, and innovation in the Vancouver arts scene for over a decade. After working with Generator in a freelance capacity for several years, Kristina made the move to Toronto in January 2017 to take on the role of Lead Producer of Generator. She is also the proud co-founder and Creative Producer of F-O-R-M.

Kristina is passionate about generating dialogue in the arts and, to this end, earned a certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement from Simon Fraser University. In all that she does she works to support independent artists across performing disciplines in finding ways to make art outside of the currently prescribed modes.

For more about Julie Mamias, visit our New Works team page here.

2021 Cohort Program Participants:

  • Jhoely Triana
  • Ne.Sans Opera and Dance (Idan Cohen)
  • Tamar Zehava Tabori
  • Stephanie Cyr
  • Joshua Ongcol
  • Kayla De Vos
  • Kelly McInnes
  • Lily Cryan
  • CAMP (Brenna Metzmeier, Sarah Formosa, Ted Littlemore, Isak Enquist, Eowynn Enquist)
  • VD/CM Productions (Kay Huang Crossmaneuver & Virginia Duivenvoorden)

Since 1998 New Works has operated as a vibrant dance management + performance organization. We provide stable, affordable management services to some of Vancouver’s most innovative dance artists. View the pages below for more information about how we supports dance artists.