I/O Movement is looking for 5 performance-based emerging artists with an interest in creating and performing work appropriate for all ages in an outdoor environment.

Where: Toronto, Canada

When: October 1st-6th

Deadline for applications:September 5th at 5 PM

I/O Movement is a contemporary dance project specializing in site-specific performance. This is Our Place is a public dance residency and a call for artists to activate an urban core. Exploring the importance of civic art, five emerging dance artists will be assigned a portion of The Bentway, and over five rehearsal days will create a site-responsive performance. The culminating performance of This is Our Place will be an immersive participatory event.

This is Our Place is a residency hosting dance artists in non-traditional spaces. Inspired by the City Beautiful Movement in the 1900s, this year’s residency theme City Play is a call for artists to activate an urban core, The Bentway’s Strachan Gate, as a multifunctional environment.

I/O Movement is looking for 5 performance-based emerging artists with an interest in creating and performing work appropriate for all ages in an outdoor environment. We encourage artists of all backgrounds and communities to apply. Applicants must be available October 1st-4th between 11AM-2PM, October 5th between 11AM-5PM and all day October 6th. Selected artists will receive CADA emerging artists hourly rates (15 hours total) plus a combined fee for dress rehearsal and performance.

Please provide:

1) Name of Applicant
2) Home Address, Phone Number and Email
3) Website
4) Artist bio or CV
5) Artist Statement (max ~400 words)
6) Can we invite play into our built world? What defines a public commonplace as shared space becomes harder to find? How can we express our history and values through the organization of public space in our city? What is the importance of public art? How does this apply to your current practice? (max ~400 words)
7) Video Support: Please provide links to past work with viewing times. Do you have an existing work (under 8 minutes) you would like to see live in a public space? Part of The Bentway’s 2018 Community Incubation Program

How to apply

Please send a proposal in PDF format saved as “LASTNAME_TIOPBentway” with email subject “This is Our Place: The Bentway Application” to info@iomovement.ca by September 5th at 5 PM.

For further information, please visit iomovement.ca

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