Opportunities at Mile Zero Dance

Call For Proposals: Fantasy Picnic – The Complete Rites & Rituals of Spring Awakening.

Evacuation minus extraction plus exaltation minus exsanguination plus. 

Submissions due by May 7.

Guest curator Mikiki collaborates with Mile Zero Dance in inviting you to consider and submit a project for our upcoming June 12 event; 

Some considerations and concerns to be addressed may be included from the following list. 

List A:

  • Weighted Blanket Bingo
  • Our Fruits of Your Labour
  • Viscosity Drift
  • Entomycolonospology
  • Flowerchitechture 
  • Ice Ladders/Ice Lattice/I Say Latrice
  • Summertime Pre-Public Fines Fitness
  • Small Scale Solstice SoloSensuality Seminar
  • Birdsong Breaks Barrier

Please submit proposal for online dance/moving image/performance project to be presented live or if necessary pre-recorded. 

Interactivity possible and encouraged, political is inherent. 

Artists living with chronic health conditions including LongCovid, HIV, HepC; LGBTQIA2S+; artists living with disabilities; Indigenous artists; Black, POC and racialized artists, artists without citizenship status, Mad & psychiatric survivor artists, and artists living at or below the poverty line strongly encouraged to apply. 

Artist fee of $500 for each artist or artist group.

Please include:

  • Written description 500-1500 words
  • Technical rider
  • Artist statement (200 words or less)
  • Bio (200 words or less)
  • Relevant images/video, specifically if the work has been presented before. 

Submissions due by May 7.

All interested applicants may apply via google form.

If you are without a google account please email Mikiki directly to request the form questions at mens.health.project@gmail.com.

Call for Nominations: Progressive Artist Award

Deadline: August 1 at 5 PM MST

The MZD Progressive Artist Award recognizes the achievements of Edmonton-based artists who actively work in the arts and engage with the community in challenging and exciting ways. Award recipients will be chosen by a local panel of adjudicators.

The recipient will receive a $1,000 cash prize. This biennial award is made possible by a gift from private donors in celebration of Mile Zero Dance’s 30th anniversary.

Guidelines for Eligibility
Artists of all ages, communities, cultural backgrounds, and artistic discipline and approaches are encouraged to apply.

Recipients for this award must:

  • Be nominated by an individual or group (nominators may not nominate more than one individual per year)
  • Be involved in the Edmonton Arts Community in a professional capacity and have a body of work (in any discipline) that displays innovative, progressive, or political intent and/or results. Areas of focus may include: community health, social equity or change, colonialism/reconciliation, dis/ability, accessibility, race, gender, sexuality, and environmental or educational issues

Evaluation Criteria
Each nomination submission is evaluated based on the nominee’s:

  • Body of work;
  • Engagement with broader ideas, theories, politics, and aesthetic issues relevant to the Edmonton region; and
  • Impact of work, artistically and aesthetically, and within their community and Edmonton’s art ecology.

Deadline to submit a nomination is August 1 at 5 PM MST

How to Nominate
Apply with a one-page letter that identifies how the artist has engaged with larger issues, including specific examples of how the applicant has met the eligibility criteria, and a list of recent works. Self nominations require two references.

Apply to info@milezerodance.com.
Direct questions to Tyler Sherard at tyler.sherard@albertahealthservices.ca

Call for Volunteers! REELING Dance for Screen Festival

Deadline: May 22, 2021

MZD is hosting a drive-in movie event and requires volunteer power to make it a success! The event takes place on Saturday, May 29 within the parking lot of Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre (8330 82 Ave NW).

Volunteers duties may involve:

  • Providing guests up to date information and direction regarding current public health restrictions and guidelines;
  • Managing traffic flow and parking;
  • Working in the box office; and
  • Capturing photos and video at the event.

If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Kelly at admin@milezerodance.com.

Photography on this page by Mat Simpson

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