Artist Support

New Works envisions community as a space where all artists have support to operate from a place of abundance, sustainability, and resilience.

Since 1998, New Works has offered stable, affordable, and responsive strategic management and administrative support to some of Vancouver’s most innovative dance artists. We are proud to collaborate with our partners, big or small, to offer support as best serves the artist or organization at each stage of its lifecycle. In the past this support has taken a range of forms from hands-on holistic organizational management, project and touring support, and production management, to assisting an organization in incorporating as a non-profit, building strategic and marketing plans, and developing transparent financial practices. Over the course of a season individual artists seek support with New Works through grant writing, design, and marketing clinics, alongside ongoing mentorship relationships and personal consultation and feedback. We strive to support through resource sharing, making space for peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, and networking across local, national, and international communities.

Looking for support on your next project? Reach out and start a conversation with us.


Mentorship & Management Partners

Out Innerspace

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre is devoted to creating exciting and integral contemporary dance works. Determined to be innovative yet accessible, they push beyond traditional aesthetics and forms with unreserved ingenuity. Through research and experimentation, OIS celebrates the importance of challenging the preconceptions of what can be expected, experienced and expounded in contemporary dance.

New Works has been supporting contemporary creators David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen + their training initiative, Modus Operandi, since 2012. In 2018, OIS brought on a second administrative staff member employed and supported by New Works, and shared administrative resources. New Works has helped OIS during the development and touring of Vessel, Me So You So Me, Major Motion Picture and current piece Bygones. In 2021, as New Works relocated its’ office to Arts Umbrella Q7 where OIS operates, there is even more opportunities for collaboration and creative partnership between the organizations.

Ne.Sans Opera and Dance 

Established in 2017 by Artistic Director Idan Cohen in Vancouver, Canada Ne. Sans Opera & Dance is re-imagining and reconnecting Opera & Dance.

Directing opera through contemporary dance opens a whole new world of collaborative opportunities: an environment that involves working with singers, dancers, musicians, visual artists and designers.

By experimenting and constantly expanding our knowledge of multi-disciplinary art forms, we are forging what we see as a natural hybridization of the Arts. Our ambition is to create exciting, thought-provoking, artistically challenging art- and to strengthen and inspire our community.

New Works has been supporting Ne.Sans projects and tours since 2022.

OURO Collective 

OURO Collective (OURO) creates and produces new dance works on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and the City of Vancouver. We wish to express our gratitude to the Indigenous people who have ties to this territory and acknowledge that we are guests on this land we work, play and live in as artists and settlers.

OURO was formed in 2014 and is currently entering their eight season together. Fusing hip-hop, waacking, breaking, popping, and contemporary dance as their foundation, each street dancer has trained with the original founders of their respective dance styles and brings specific knowledge to the group aesthetic.

Action at a Distance

Action at a Distance Dance Society is a contemporary dance company located on ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. The company is directed by choreographer Vanessa Goodman, a woman and mother who shares her experiences through physical, visual and sonic practices. Focusing on creating experiential generative systems to build immersive environments. The company’s work is driven by questions surrounding intimacy through performance-based practices.  Since Goodman became Artistic Director, the company's work has been presented locally, nationally and internationally in Canada, The USA, Europe, the UK and South America.

The company is inspired by artistic collaboration across multiple disciplines, with a mission to create environments and facilitate engrossing experiences for those who engage with the work. An inclusive dialogue is fostered with the community as part of each project through open studio showings, workshops, and discussions surrounding the work. Performance is made possible by those who witness it, and the company views the audience as the final collaborator in each project. // Work: Graveyards and Gardens; Photo by David Cooper; Performers Vanessa Goodman and Caroline Shaw

Gaurav Bhatti Dance Company

Gaurav’s dance is rooted in the north Indian classical form of Kathak, but is contemporary in its sensibilities. He has trained under Saveeta Sharma (Ottawa), Lata Bakalkar (Mumbai) and Aditi Mangaldas (Delhi). As part of Aditi Mangaldas’ repertory, he has performed at major venues in the UK, Germany, Singapore, Russia and India. His own choreographies have been performed and screened in India and North America.

Past Management 

African Friendship Society / Jacky Essombe

Justine A. Chambers

Tara Cheyenne Performance

The Response Dance Society

Company 605

Wen Wei Dance

Company Co.ERASGA

Stephanie Morin-Robert

James & Jamesy


Past Support

Olivia C. Davies – O.Dela Arts

Ne.Sans Opera and Dance

Marissa Wong/The Falling Company

Megan Andrews

Jennifer Summer Ashley

Holly Bright

Shay Kuebler – Radical System Art

Deanna Peters – Mutable Subject

Tin Gamboa

Jennifer McLeish-Lewis

Nyla Carpentier

Jacky Essombe

Immigrant Lessons

Olivia Shaffer

Daisy Thompson

Luciana Freire D’Anunciacao

Foolish Operations / Julie Lebel

Chalk dance collective

Inverso Productions

Marissa Wong/ TWObigsteps Collective

Jamie Robinson

Erica Hiroko Isomura

Rachel Meyer

Veronique West

Anais West

Stefania Indelicato

Damarise Ste Marie

Katie Cassady

Eloi Homier

Helen Walkley

Alexis Fletcher

Antonio Somera

The Bitting School

Julianne Chapple

Project Soul

Salome Nieto

Sophia Wolfe

Isabelle Kirouac

Avery Smith

Erika Mitsuhashi

Eric Cheung

Kevin Li

Here For Now