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May 11, 2022

Call for Applications: Collective Access Screendance Residency

Hosted by InterdepenDance Collective

Creative people who love dance/movement are invited to apply for a paid online dance film residency.

The residency brings together artists from Deaf and cross-disability communities, to co-create a short dance film with multiple modes of access.

The residency is from June 2022 to March 2023.

Artists will meet on Zoom once per week for two hours, paid at $35 per hour.

There will also be monthly workshops by mentors in disability arts to build skills in video accessibility (including audio description, captions, transcripts), collective access, multisensory creation, co-directing, creatively filming dance, and video editing.

The project is based on the West Coast and partly prioritizes people “in BC” outside of Metro Vancouver, but is also open to people beyond this region.

Deadline for applications: May 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST


Multiple application formats are available: online application form, Word document, meeting on Zoom or phone or Video Relay Service, sending an audio recording, or sending a link to a video response.

If you hire a support person to assist you in filling in the application form, there is likely funding to reimburse this expense: please be in touch for details.

The application form asks what would support your access realities. For example, sign language interpreter, captioning/transcriber, audio description, access buddy, note-taker, breaks, etc.

More information about accessibility is available on the InterdepenDance Collective website.

Please contact Joanne at Joanne@CreativeMoment.im or 250-812-2501 with any questions.


InterdepenDance Collective

The InterdepenDance Collective is passionate about Disability Justice and interconnections among communities. We are a group of artists who are active in cross-disability dance, and who experience barriers in the arts. The group was started by dancers mostly based in Lekwungen homelands and the islands region. The group is committed to ongoing learning around decolonial practices, Indigenous sovereignty, intersectional Disability Justice in/through dance, multigenerational collaborating, and prioritizing the leadership of Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Deaf, Mad, Spoonie, Sick, Crip, Disabled, Two-Spirit, trans, non-binary, gender-expansive and queer artists and communities.