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July 15, 2021

Call for Submissions: Open Studio Series + Explorations

Kinetic Studio invites artists to submit works for consideration for the 2021/2022 Open Studio Series in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Kinetic is looking for innovative new work from emerging and established choreographers and movement artists working across Canada. Nova Scotia-based artists are also invited to submit to Kinetic Explorations.

The Open Studio Series offers choreographers the opportunity to show short in-progress or finished works in an informal, flexible setting. Performances are held over two weekends each season, at our home venue, DANSpace.

​We are looking for innovative pieces from emerging and established artists working in Nova Scotia, the Atlantic region, and across Canada. We seek works where questioning and experimentation are alive, and welcome a wide spectrum of approaches, including multi-disciplinary works that create dialogue and intersection. Traditional and alternative uses of space, time and genre are invited.

Submission deadline: July 15, 2021


Kinetic is committed to programming and supporting artists who represent a diversity of gender identities, races, sexual orientations, physical or mental abilities, and ethnicities.

In the 2021/2022 season, Kinetic is particularly interested in supporting artists who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of colour, including newcomers, immigrants, and/or otherwise racialized people), artists with disabilities, and/or artists with other experiences of marginalization and under-representation.

All presenting artists are expected to work with Kinetic Studio to make sure work is as accessible as possible. This includes captioning of videos where applicable, communicating with an ASL interpreter, and other relevant practices.