Other Professional Development Opportunities

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Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, Symposiums, and Intensives

Arts Reach's National Arts Marketing, Development, & Ticketing Conference in Los Angeles

Conference Dates: Tuesday, October 17 - 18
Conference Location: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

For full details on Arts Reach's conference, including registration and lodging, and to receive a special deal for Dance/USA constituents click here. Deal expires October 12, 2017. 

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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. 

It will invite participants to deep dive into the topics of growing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce; increasing dance education; advancing individual artists; and harnessing technology, among others, in the context of a changing national climate and following the release of CreateNYC, the City of New York’s first-ever cultural plan.

As the only, full-day gathering of the dance community in the New York metropolitan area, the symposium aims to share information innovation and to stimulate awareness, interest, and ongoing engagement in dance. For its 2018 Symposium, Dance/NYC will return to Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at a time of expansion and growth. The center is constructing 6 new studios for a total of 14 spaces available at 280 Broadway for programming. The Symposium will make use of multiple studios for panel discussions, case studies, interactive workshops, a networking lunch, and more.

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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

Call For Proposals
Proposal Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017
Call Type: Dance Papers, Digital Presentations/Films, Lecture/Lec-Demo, Movement Workshops, Panels, Roundtable Discussions, and Proposals. Workshop and Panel sessions will provide experiential hands-on learning paired with examples of successful new models that reflect the field's entrepreneurial spirit and will inspire new thinking for a vibrant future for dance. All proposal submissions are accepted electronically via online submission.

US-based academic and artistic conference and festival dedicated to share practice, research, and international perspectives in the field of Dance of the African and African American Diaspora. Events include keynote speeches, panels/workshops, performances, auditions, and digital presentations from the USA, UK, Canada, Europe and Africa.

For more details on how submission guidelines, click here

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* postings updated as of October 5, 2017.