Thursday, June 10, 2010

Call for Artists at Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

1306 - Ten Years Later
September 25, 2010
A day-long event, free and open to the public!

The Dance Center is celebrating their 10th Anniversary! Ten years ago, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago moved to its current home at 1306 South Michigan Avenue. In the fall of 2000, we opened our doors to the public with 1306, an ambitious celebratory event involving over 45 dance artists and companies.

To mark the 10th Anniversary of our move, we are reprising the free day-long event with 1306 – Ten Years Later (link: on September 25, 2010. Performances, classes, workshops, media installations and multidisciplinary programs will occur simultaneous in our studios, theater and other public spaces.

At this time, we are issuing a request for Proposals for Programming for anyone that is interesting in participating in 1306 - Ten Years Later - either individually, with a company or in a collaboration with someone else.

If you are interested in participating in 1306 – Ten Years Later; either individually, with a company, or in collaboration with someone else – please complete an application form and submit it by June 21, 2010.

Applicants can apply to participate in 1306 - Ten Years Later as individual artists, with a company or in collaboration with someone else.

If you are a director or manager of a company, please distribute this letter and application to your performers. If you are an individual artist, please pass it along to other artists you know or work with. We're interested in hearing your ideas.

Projects could include (but are not limited to): participatory experiences such as masterclasses, workshops or open improvisations for adults, children, families, or specifically targeted populations; site-specific performances; studio showings; fully presented performances; sound or media installations; readings; and lecture/demonstrations. We expect that, in general, each contribution of work or programming will not exceed 60 minutes, and most will be much shorter. Some programs may be repeated throughout the day, or a section of the day...others will occur only once.

Because 1306 – Ten Years Later will be presented to the public free-of-charge, there are limits to the fees we can offer participating artists. Fees will generally range between $250-$1,000 for individual programs dependent upon the scale of the project, the number of artists participating, and the number of times the program is performed/presented.

Technical support will also be limited, as not every studio nor public space is equipped for fully presented performances. Projects that are technically self-sufficient will be favorably received.

All programming ideas will be reviewed, and a schedule of events will be shaped by mid-summer. We will contact you if we have specific questions or to discuss specific points of your proposed project.

Download Application
Click here to download application

All applications must be sent to The Dance Center by Monday June 21, 2010.

For additional information about 1306 – Ten Years Later and ways in which you can participate, please click here.

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