Other Professional Development Opportunities

To list your upcoming  professional development
opportunity on this page contact the director of member services.

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums, and Intensives

AlternateROOTS: Apply for Partners in Action!

AlternateROOTS' Partners in Action is a program that allows ROOTS the opportunity to be a supportive partner working with progressive activist artists from all artistic disciplines. PIA funds social justice partnerships in grassroots communities throughout ROOTS' fourteen state region in the U.S. South. Artist(s)-led partnerships may include social services organizations, arts and cultural presenting organizations, a group of teachers, neighborhood and community associations, an extended family, or a group organized around an issue, cause, or concern. Our goal is to support proposals that are culturally rooted, clear in their objectives, and creative in their approaches. Partners in Action offers support and resources needed to work with more strategy and consistency.

Deadline to apply is January 29, 2018

Click here to to view a full program overview and to learn about the application process.

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Dance Exchange: Winter Institute

Registration is now open for Dance Exchange's annual Winter Institute on January 4 - 7, 2018. Dance Exchange Institutes are an intergenerational experience for ages 18+ that build the capacities for artists to ignite inquiry and inspire change in their own communities. Click here to register.

Institutes are part of Organizing Artists for Change (OAC), Dance Exchange's initiative to extend the relevance of dancemaking and cultivate environments where change can thrive. Based on the core practices of Dance Exchange, institutes offer a dynamic and multi-disciplinary experience to grow as movers, makers, collaborators, and leaders. With a focus on responding to important issues and opportunities of our time, institutes share tools and practices for researching, generating, and making artwork and action across diverse communities through performance and collaboration. Read about previous institutes from participants, facilitators, and artists on the blog.Questions about the institute or scholarship/work study,

Contact Sam Horning, with any questions. 

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Dance/NYC's 2018 Symposium
Dance/NYC is pleased to invite you to its 2018 Symposium. Taking place on February 25, 2018 at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, the Dance/NYC’s 2018 Symposium will consider the role of New York dance artists and their artistry in a changing United States, as the dance field responds to the priorities of a new presidential administration.

Registration is now open.
Click here to register and learn more. 

Highlights include discussions on the role of the artist as an advocate/activist, with United States Artists President & CEO Deana Haggag, and New York Live Arts Artistic Director Bill T. Jones; on the role of government in supporting the arts, with Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch; on the funding of dance, with Grantmakers in the Arts Incoming President and CEO Edwin Torres; on education, with Ana Rubinstein of the NYC Department of Education; and on race and dance, with writer, curator, and educator Eva Yaa Asantewaa.

Dance/NYC is partnering with arts and cultural consultants and arts and entertainment attorneys volunteering through the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law and Intellectual Property Sections of the New York State Bar Association for one-on-one legal, financial, and management consultations.

Stay tuned to learn more about our growing list of participants and sessions. Click here for the latest program information.

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Data Arts: Free Online Webinars
DataArts is offering free, interactive courses to help arts leaders use data effectively. For more information on the courses, click here

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Giordano Dance Chicago 2018 Workshop & Certification Program
Giordano Dance Chicago is offering the following classes for Teaching Training with the Nan Giordano Certification Program:

  • Monday, June 11, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Advanced
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Professional
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Basic
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Beginning
  • Friday, June 15, 2018 Giordano Technique Certification - Intermediate

For more information, click here
Giordano Dance Chicago is also offering a workshop on June 10-15, 2018. For more information, click here.

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Golden Autumn Arts Oasis

Golden Autumn Arts Oasis is an international residency for performing arts practitioners from October 25 - 30, 2017 in Tuscany, Italy. Arts Oasis opens its doors again to performers from all continents! Early bird applicants are entitled to the Scholarship Opportunity; each scholarship covers part of the program fee. Registration is open, send your online application form today. For complete details, click here.  

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Call for Proposals for International Association of Blacks in Dance's 30th Annual International Conference and Festival

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: January 23-28, 2018

Lula Washington Dance Theatre is hosting the International Association of Blacks in Dance's 30th Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance on January 23-28, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. 

For more details on the conference and information on how to register, click here

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MELT Winter 2018

Location: New York, NY

MELT Intensives are a series of daily workshops in technique, somatics, improvisation, composition and other areas offered each summer (5 weeks) and winter (4 weeks). Taught by Movement Research’s internationally recognized faculty as well as acclaimed guest artists, these workshops provide students with the unique opportunity to engage with some of the most highly regarded and innovative artists in the field of dance today.

Click here for more information. 

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The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Master of Fine Arts in Dance

Location: Philadelphia, PA and Paris & Montpelier, France

The University of the Arts in Philadelphia sets in motion a new Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Dance that extends the context of learning from the studio, theater and classroom to the international festival environment as a space for learning.  Each summer the program departs from the traditional semester format by focusing instead on international residencies, workshops, and symposia that foster critical conversations about the meanings, purposes, and potentialities of dance and performance.

Faculty, affiliated artists, and guest lecturers represent an intentionally diverse array of approaches to theorizing and practicing embodied knowledge in relation to citizenship and art-making.

Summer Term to Include: Ric Allsopp , Rizvana Bradley, Douglas Becker, Donna Faye Burchfield, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Faustin Linyekula, Neta Pulvermacher, Myriam Stoffen, and Reggie Wilson

For more information, click here

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USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance: New Movement Residency

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is now accepting applications to its first-ever residency program for LA-based and/or female professional choreographers. Resident artists will be granted studio space in the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center for three weeks beginning in May 2018. Selected artists will also have access to mentorship by USC Kaufman faculty and artists, in addition to artistic support and involvement by USC Kaufman students.

The deadline to apply is January 2, 2018. For an application and details, click here.

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* postings updated as of December 1, 2017.