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: Join the ROOTS Week Team!

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

Join the ROOTS Week Team!  It takes A LOT of people-power to make ROOTS Week run. We're looking to hire amazing individuals to fill out the ROOTS Week Team!

Team members receive complimentary registration, small stipends, and possible travel assistance when available. If you are interested please send a resumé and cover letter to rootsweek@alternateroots.org by Friday, March 16, 2018. Since ROOTS Week is such a unique gathering, preference in hiring will be given to applicants who have attended ROOTS Week previously. We'll be hiring for the following positions. Click here for job descriptions.

  • Spanish/English Interpreters
  • ROOTS Week Artistic Programming Associate
  • Green Team Captain
  • Social Media Captain
  • ROOTS 101 Captain
  • Hospitality Captain
  • Accessibility Captain
  • Youth Village Captain
  • Youth Village Child Care Provider
  • Camp Counselors
  • Stage Management Team
  • Technical Direction Team
  • Late Night Technical Director
  • Late Night Coordinator
  • Visual Arts Coordinator
  • Registration Assistant

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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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Gibney Dance Company Summer Intensive

Gibney Dance Company Summer Intensive
Intensive Dates: June 4 - 15, 2018
Application Due: April 2, 2018 

Gibney Dance Company invites you to apply for their Summer intensive. Enhance your technical ability, challenge your physical artistry, and learn company repertory by Gina Gibney, Bryan Arias, and Shannon Gillen in an Intensive led by GDC Co-Directors Nigel Campbell & Amy Miller.

The Intensive also includes professional development workshops designed to help participants develop entrepreneurial skills and build long-lasting, socially-conscious artistic careers.

Click here to learn more. 

Gibney Dance Company: 2018-19 Dance in Process Residencies
Application Deadline: March 26, 2018

Gibney Dance is pleased to announce that the application for the 2018-19 Dance in Process (DiP) residency program is now open!

Thanks to generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, DiP provides immersive choreographic residencies for mid-career, New York City-based dance makers. Resident Artists receive: three weeks of exclusive, continuous access to a studio at Gibney; a $7,500 stipend and $2,000 allowance for artistic consultants; 40 additional hours of discounted studio space; and administrative support from Gibney staff.

Resident Artists will also be invited to submit a second application to turn one of their three residency weeks into a Production Residency in one of Gibney's theater spaces, including access to production equipment and technical assistance.

Click here to learn more. 

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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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National Arts Marketing, Development, and Ticketing Conference

Location: New York, NY

Arts Reach
is pleased to announce the National Arts Marketing, Development, and Ticketing Conference: Thursday, March 15 - Saturday, March 17, 2018 presented by Arts Reach at the Kimmel Center on the campus of New York University in New York City.

The overall theme for the conference is "Building Resilience for Today and Tomorrow."

In addition to receiving the lowest price, when one person from your organization registers by January 31 at a $180 discount, two more people get to go for free. Plus, each additional delegate is just $199. Many team-building workshops have been built into the program, and the tuition prices have been structured so that it will be easy to come as a team. 

To see full conference details, including registration and lodging, please
click here.

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National Guild for Community Arts Education: Community Arts Education Leadership Institute

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Institute Dates: July 24 - 28, 2018

The National Guild is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI), a transformative skill-building program for experienced and developing leaders.

CAELI offers group and personalized training, a five-day seminar (July 24-28) at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, PA, a 360-degree feedback process, peer mentoring, and follow-up coaching. In addition, CAELI participants become part of a powerful, supportive alumni network of arts education leaders across the country.

Whether you have spent years as an arts education leader or are just poised to take on that role, CAELI will give you new tools, perspectives, and support that will expand your leadership vision and effectiveness.

For more information, contact James Horton, National Guild director of learning and leadership development, at (212) 268-3337 ext. 12 or

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PQ 2019: Open call for Formations

Deadline: February 28, 2018
An architecture movement project that is concerned with the patterns we encounter in nature, urbanism and architecture. This will be a collaborative project between architects, choreographers and performance designers investigating the impact of movement, structures and patterns in performance and everyday life.

The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space invites submissions for Formations from established artists and companies as well as emerging artists. Formations addresses artists and architects from all fields who work with, or want to explore the merging of architecture and performance with a time-based performative action in the public space that explores patterns. This performative event will take place in Prague, 7-13 June 2019.

CURATORS: D. Chase Angier & Serge von Arx

  • Call Published: 30 November 2017 
  • Deadline for Submission: 28 February 2018
  • Official Announcement of Included Works: 15 June 2018 
  • 14th Edition of Prague Quadrennial: 6-16 June 2019
  • Formations Festival: 7-13 June 2019

For more information, click here.

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Thodos Dance Chicago: Summer Intensive 2018

Intensive Dates: July 23 - August 4, 2018

Led by Thodos Dance Chicago's Founder & Artistic Director, Melissa Thodos, and TDC Alumni, the Summer Intensive provides dancers the opportunity to train in ballet and contemporary technique as well as CREATE A SOLO with the guidance of TDC. Dancers also study TDC repertoire and gain health and wellness techniques. 

Advanced & Semi-Professional Dancers | Ages 18 - 25

  • Week I: July 23 - July 28 
  • Week II: July 30 - August 4
  • $550 for ONE week
  • $1,000 for BOTH weeks

Audition Required for acceptance to the intensive. To audition, email info@thodosdancechicago.org with your video link and attach your resume (in PDF format). Audition video should contain 2-3 minutes of self-created choreography performed solo. 

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Urban Bush Women 2018 Summer Leadership Institute

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Institute Dates: July 20 - 29, 2018

Urban Bush Women presents the 2018 Summer Leadership Institute entitled, You, Me We: Understanding Internalized Racial Oppression and How it Manifests in Our Artistic Community. 

UBW is engaging in a dynamic and groundbreaking partnership with Projecting All Voices at Arizona State University (ASU)! 

Both UBW and Projecting All Voices are interested in discovering ways in which institutions can move beyond diversity initiatives and become organizations that lead in examining structural racism and its impact on our curriculums, programming, organizing and art-making practices. This move of SLI to Arizona will allow UBW the opportunity to strengthen their core values out west and for Projecting All Voices to contribute to the changing landscape of Arizona.

Read more about the 2018 SLI in Arizona here.

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* postings updated as of February 22,  2018.