Union PDX – Festival of Contemporary Dance seeks professional companies and artists making contemporary work in any dance style, genre, or tradition to present work at the acclaimed Hampton Opera Center in Portland, OR November 16-19, 2023.

Where: Hampton Opera Center, Portland, Oregon, USA

When: November 16-19, 2023

Deadline for submissions: May 3rd, 2023 @ 11:59pm PST

Festival:23 | Open Call
Applications NOW OPEN!

Presented by US-based dance company push/FOLD, applications are now open worldwide for the fifth annual Union PDX – Festival of Contemporary Dance!

Dedicated to the growth and advancement of dancers and artists, selected festival artists perform at the prestigious Hampton Opera Center, teach advanced and professional level dancers, engage with audiences through post-show Artist-Talks and Q&As, network with fellow artists, presenters, and company directors, and celebrate the art of dance.

Curated by a panel of professional artists representing various movement disciplines and racial, ethnic, and gender demographics, the Union PDX festival selects contemporary dance-makers and companies (regional, national, international) in ANY dance style, genre, or tradition. Strong submissions will demonstrate clarity to artistic vision, professional execution within your form, and a devotion to pushing artistic boundaries and advancing the craft of movement.

By compiling professional-level artists in a high-caliber and curated festival format, we have the honor of highlighting the artists paramount to the future of dance in a format attractive to presenters and representatives of major arts and educational organizations.

Questions related to the festival and application process, including becoming a festival partner, should be directed to: contact@pushfold.org.

Participant Compensation:
– US-based artists: performance stipend (between $600 – $1000). The stipend is calculated from several factors including the length of the work, size of group, and travel distance.
– Non-local US-based artists: per diem will be provided for up to 4 artists for up to 5 days, in addition to the above stipend.
– International artists: housing and food will be provided up to an equivalent value of $1000.
– Non-local artists: travel to/from venue and lodging within city for performances and respective masterclasses, and travel to/from Portland International Airport (PDX).
– Professional photographs and video footage of performance.
– Professional photographs of masterclass instruction.
– Free access to all festival masterclasses and workshops.
– Artists are responsible for travel to/from Portland and any applicable visas, fees, and taxes associated with performing in the United States.

To apply, please visit the festival website and submit the online application:

Please Note:
– Required materials for the application include a link to your full work sample video and a minimum of three (3) professional and hi-rez photos.

– Interested artists/groups may submit up to two (2) works. Works up to a maximum of 24 minutes are acceptable.

– Artists/groups must have a demonstrated 3+ years of professional choreographic experience.

** Please visit the website for eligibility information **

Free to apply | Individual expenses related to travel and stay in Portland if selected.

Contact details:
Questions related to the festival and application process, including becoming a festival partner, should be directed to: contact@pushfold.org.

For further information, please visit https://pushfold.org | @push.fold | @unionpdx

For more OPEN CALLS, please visit https://dancingopportunities.com/category/open-calls/