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Call for Production Applications

Zodiak holds an open call for production applications once a year.

Call for production applications 2018

Call for production applications for 2018 is now open. The call is open until September 30, 2016. Preliminary applications for 2019 are also taken into consideration.

Zodiak – Center for New Dance is a progressive dance organisation and the most significant production house of contemporary dance in Finland. The mission of Zodiak is to produce, present and promote works of high artistic quality and innovation. Zodiak provides a creative environment and collegial platform for independent dance artists and groups. For the audience, Zodiak offers a versatile program of cutting-edge contemporary dance, events and activities.

Production categories 2018

1) The core of Zodiak's activities is the program of premiere works / new creations, which Zodiak co-produces. Focus is on productions with a bold, movement based and corporeal approach to contemporary dance and the performing arts. Each production is expected to have some other financing in addition to Zodiak's share of costs.

2) In addition to new creations, guest performances of Finnish works are also considered. Due to the limited number of project possibilities, international guest performances or proposals for Side Step Festival are not considered in this process.

3) Proposals for z-free are also welcome for the year 2018. Z-free is Zodiak's unique event concept where selected artists are given the opportunity to present their working methods, work on their ideas and engage the audience in the creative process. The production support for z-free includes studio time plus a small production fee.

4) Proposals for outreach projects, courses and teachers are also welcome.

Applications guidelines

APPLICATION FORM is open from September 1, 2016 until September 30, 2016 here:

Application attachments:

         •        project plan, max 3 pages

         •        budget

         •        curriculum vitaes of the members in the artistic team

Attachments must be sent together with the application form by email. Acceptable attachment file forms are pdf, doc, txt, rtf, xls.

If the applicants work has never been co-produced by Zodiak before, the sending of work samples is highly recommended. Web videos are preferred, the link should be mentioned in the application form. If videos are not available online, the sample can also be send as a dvd. Dvds must be sent by mail to Zodiak – Center for New Dance, Tallberginkatu 1/154, FI-00180 Helsinki. Work samples must contain the name of the applicant and the work. Work samples are not returned.

Zodiak's production selection for 2018 is made by Zodiak's artistic director Harri Kuorelahti together with Zodiak's artistic team. The applicants are informed at the end of January 2017 by email. The final programming possibly requires some flexibility on the scheduling of productions.

Further information

Artistic director Harri Kuorelahti,